By: Dr. Skip Hellen ND, CNC (Health Doctor)
ultimate, anti-aging program requires specific knowledge in several subjects.
This article will cover some of the most important subjects relating to
anti-aging, optimal health and their importance.
1. Mental attitude (life view & emotions)
2. Consumptive habits (diet)
3. Activity level (exercise)
4. Stress management (meditation)
While the above subjects are not the only topics important to longevity and health
they are among the most relevant. Any optimal health restoration program must put strong
emphasis on these subjects to enjoy any measure of success. The closest distance
between two points is a straight line, its essential to focus attention on the most
relevant subjects to achieve the best results in the shortest time possible.
Achieving optimal health is no different.
What is health?
is the relative state of physical, mental, social and biological well-being.
Good health is not merely the absence of illness and/or disease. I define
optimal health as a state of biochemical and biological balance (synergy and
Age is simply a function of
the accumulation of internal biological damage, pure and simple. Yes, aging
and biological damage are synonymous. While
aging/biological damage is a naturally occurring part of life, the pace of
biological degeneration (age/accumulated biological damage) is to some degree
manageable. In short, we can slow the progression but not stop the aging process.
For example, it is commonly accepted by experts in the field that the maximum
span/length of human life is around 120-140 year. With well over 100 years being
the accepted maximum life span, why then don’t more humans live that long? The
answer is relatively simple, humans do enormous damage to their bodies during
life by chronically violating most if not all the principles of optimal health
which results in permanent, premature biological damage/aging. Perhaps the most tragic
fact is that most aren’t aware they are doing this damage while in process and
never learn the facts revealed in this article. Unfortunately, most
biological damage is permanent (not repairable). In fact, the best way to slow aging is to gain and remain
internal biological balance which is by definition, optimal health.
Illness and disease
Most people make the mistake of believing that aging, illness and disease are part
of life. While aging is natural, illness and disease are not and can be avoided
a predominant optimally healthy lifestyle. It could be argued that after years of biological
damage accumulation, illness and disease are inevitable. I submit that while the
likelihood of illness and disease goes up as we age, it is not inevitable. In short,
death is assured, illness and disease are not. In fact an optimally healthy
body rarely if ever gets sick much less develops disease….
The information and facts presented in this article are a rough optimal health
restoring plan outline. To take maximum advantage of this information, one must not
only learn to master these subjects but habitually practice optimum health principles.
This information seeks to shore up the foundational weakness in the current system being,
inaccurate health information, commercial trickery and exploitation of a relatively
uninformed and misinformed public plagued with illness and disease resulting from lack of
self respect, discipline and factual health maintenance behavior information.
I firmly believe that humans have a duty in life to achieve personal excellence by
utilizing our own unique set of skill. At the very top of the personal excellence goals
list is optimal health. After all, health represents the foundation of our potential or lack
there of. I have divided this program into four categories. While achieving optimal health
is a very comprehensive subject, these four categories focus on what I believe are the most
important subjects that we can realistically manage with specific education, discipline,
tenacity and a well executed plan.
Keep in mind, currently optimal health is not common among the human population. In fact,
less than 2% of humans could be described as optimally healthy and even in these rare cases
it is not a life plan but rather a requirement of vocation such as highly trained professional
athletes who possess this most valuable possession in life. This fact is very unfortunate as nearly everyone has the potential to become
optimally healthy. Because 98+% are not optimally healthy, a totally new life strategy
to achieve the most valuable possession in life (optimum health) is necessary. So let’s get
started learning about the most important requirements to achieve optimal health. The first
subject is attitude or emotional outlook on life in general. There is an old saying “attitude
determines ones altitude in life.” Other words, attitude is the foundation from
which all ells spring.
Mental attitude may seem like a relatively nebulous subject but when it comes to health, mental
attitude forms the foundation of all we think, do and is one of the most powerful influences on
our internal biochemical state. Yes! Attitude is perhaps the most powerful
influence over internal biochemistry. A bad or negative attitude promotes acid
formation which will contribute to a chronic acid state which has enormous negative
health ramifications. In fact, negative emotions and mental turmoil can trigger internal acid
formation faster that any other influence. For this reason, it is extremely important to manage
our emotions by developing a positive attitude. One very effective way to
maintain a positive mental attitude is to develop a positive self image in the
minds eye. Focusing on this image when confronting emotional challenges can keep
attitude on a positive course.
Develop a positive mental attitude/view of life
A positive attitude or mental state encourages favorable internal biochemistry which
is profoundly healthier than a negative mental state. One of the best ways to develop
a positive mental attitude is to consciously reframe things that could be perceived a
negative in the positive. This is a very important skill and in most cases will require
some special training. With proper training, one can control not only all incoming
information but the general way we view the world and enjoy life. A comprehensive
study and understanding of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) will teach us how to
manage our thoughts and attitude for a healthier life. More about this later, for
now we need to understand the attitude and view of life is profoundly important in
our ability to slow the aging process and become optimally healthy. Another extremely
important subject in the battle to slow aging and achieve optimal health is
behavior and consumptive habits.
Consumptive habits are thought by many experts to be the most important of all the age
contributing influences. What is certain is consumptive habits are among the most
important considerations in an effort to effectively manage the aging process. Proper
consumptive habits can serve as a powerful corrective measure to manage or mediate
other unhealthy behavior habits. While consumptive habits are one of the most powerful
tools in managing or regulating internal biochemistry and the aging process, totally
eliminating unhealthy behavior patterns which accelerate the aging process is best.
As mentioned above, consumptive habits are one of the most powerful tools in modulating internal biochemistry into a
consistent optimally healthy range. Most if not all
the bodies natural biochemical processes produces toxic waste much like the exhaust from a
cars internal combustion engine. This exhaust is acid and extremely toxic to
the human body. The trick to managing internal biochemistry is monitoring and effectively
modulating internal acid or pH balance. Consumptive habits are among he powerful tools we
can use to help counter this acid formation by favoring alkaline forming food
consumption. Alkaline forming foods are nearly always natural, fresh, unprocessed fruits
and vegetables. Green leafy vegetables and other naturally green foods rich in chlorophyll
along with some citrus fruits (lemons, limes) tend to be the best performers when attempting
to modulate internal biochemistry back into a slightly alkaline range.
The knowledge to effectively modulate internal biochemistry into a steady healthy slightly
alkaline state is another extremely important skill required to achieve and maintain optimal
health. It’s not enough to simply understand the power of natural foods but learn how and to
what degree these different foods affect the body chemically and when to use
Because most fresh, natural, unprocessed foods possess properties still not totally
understood by health experts, any processing including transportation and time
can damage nutritional value. For this reason, wild, raw, fresh, unprocessed
foods are nearly always nutritionally superior to any other commercially
foods. This distinction may seem subtle but most can taste the difference
immediately as high nutrition value foods usually looks, tastes and smells
more appealing. Raw, fresh, organic, unprocessed foods always contain much higher
nutritional value. Sense nutritional value conforms to brix (natural sugar)
content; there is a fairly accurate way to measure the nutritional quality of
foods without a chemistry degree. Again, specific education can put you in
the drivers’ seat with respect to behavior and consumptive habits, foods, and how proper
utilization of these powerful tools can result in better health even optimal health.
Supplements are essentially concentrated nutritional compounds.
Supplements can be used to encourage favorable biochemical responses. The main
difference between supplements and drugs is supplements encourage and
drugs force biochemical response. Nutritional supplements can help resolve
specific nutritional deficiencies and imbalances when used correctly.
Supplements, work to support nutritional requirements and restore the
bodies’ biological balance and ability to function properly (maintain health). It is important
to note that the use of supplements alone is rarely the answer to serious ill
health problems. Supplements are but another powerful tool in an effort to
achieve internal biological balance (homeostasis). The true skill is the
effective use of nutritional supplements not merely the random use because
someone says supplements are healthy. The effective use of nutritional
supplements to achieve optimal health is another very comprehensive subject but
suffice to say a good understanding of nutrition and internal biochemistry is
required to master this subject.
Drugs are chemical compounds that force a specific biochemical response.
people believe that prescription drugs can cure health problems such as illness
and disease. Currently, conventional allopathic or mainstream medicine predominates.
Allopathic medicine is a system of therapy based on the concept that illness and
disease can be successfully treated and cured by forcing the body into
biochemical balance. Nothing could be further
from the truth. Again, drugs are designed to force biochemical change. While
change is the intent, the desired change is rarely achieved. Drugs are essentially
poisons in that they work against not with the body to force biochemical action with NO regard
for natural balance (homeostasis). Sense optimal health is a state of biological
balance and synergy, ingesting drugs/poisons is rarely an an effective part of a long
term optimal health solution. It must
be noted that drugs are not totally useless; they do serve a narrow purpose in
specific, immediate life threatening situations. The currently problems with respect
to prudent medical practice is profit/money is the primary goal and drugs serve that purpose
not health by natural healing means and biochemical balance (homeostasis). Currently, most Americans
over 50 years of age are not only taking prescription drugs, they are taking multiple
medications which adds to toxic biochemical accumulation, resulting in rapid biological
degradation, increases the chance of developing illness, disease and premature
It is equally important to understanding that most, if not all, illness and
diseases are symptoms of toxic buildup at the cellular level and/or malnutrition.
Symptoms of illness are sometimes called a “healing crisis,” or the
body’s natural response to an intolerant level of toxins (toxemia). All drugs add
to the systemic problem of toxic buildup which exacerbates the foundational problem
or symptom of illness and disease rather than relieving it. In short, drugs can be
a valuable tool short term to save a life, but add to ill health
problems in the long term. If you are take any drug or drugs like many unhealthy
people, the first goal should be to get off the drug as they are part of the problem
not the solution and will result in ill health problem such as toxemia, acute
acidosis, rapid aging, premature illness and likely life threatening disease.
Movement is required to live, both physical and chemical. Even when the body is at rest, billions of
internal biological functions are at work to sustain life. One of the problems
with modern life is all the conveniences which tend to reduce activity encouraging
sedentary lifestyles. The old cliché “if you don’t use it, you will loose it” is profoundly
true. The body will not support that which it does not need. Perhaps the most profound fact
about aging is, as more biological damage accumulates, biological functions are
compromised, the ability to expel toxins degrades along with the natural ability to remain healthy.
The inability to effectively remove toxic biochemical waste is perhaps the most
accurate definition of aging. It is much more important
to pay close attention to health details and stay active as we age not less important. When
we are young, little biological damage has accumulated and energy levels are naturally high.
As the years slip away, biological damage accumulates as active levels required to stay young
fades which in turn significantly increases the aging process. This is the cascading biological
degradation fact of life.
Inactivity is the grim reaper, and eventually wins the battle as human life is not eternal.
The last process of all life is death and the organic material of life is recycled.
Exercise is a critical component to vibrant health and longevity. It promotes
vigorous respiration (oxygenation) and helps the lymph system remove biological
waste more efficiently and significantly reduces toxic accumulation and chronic
not only serves to internally clean the body but encourages robust biological
activity essential to strengthen, build and repair body tissues. The more active
one is the healthier the internal biochemistry becomes, which dramatically improves general health.
In short, exercise is the bodies’ supercharger and helps keep the body internally
clean, young and vibrant. Activity is life, the total lack of activity is death.
Remember, “if you don’t use it you will loose it.”
The type and amount of exercise necessary to achieve optimal health requires specific
education, and in some cases personal coaching may be best. Age tends to reduce body
resistance to all forms of stress, especially those bodies lacking adequate exercise.
While the entire body needs regular exercise, it is extremely important to approach
training with proper planning by increased intensity to improve not only robust
biological activity but overall health.
Stress, especially emotional stress has been described as the silent killer. While some stresses can kill
other forms of stress can improve health especially when properly utilized.
The distinction between deadly stress and beneficial stress can be subtle and
specific knowledge is required to not only understand the differences but manage
them for optimal healthy. Emotional stress tends to be the most health threatening
by throwing the body into internal biochemical turmoil and imbalance more rapidly
than any other influence. While emotional stress can be deadly, it can be very
effectively managed with specific education and proper techniques. Physical
stress is a kind of stress which can be our best friend when properly managed
not only to restore and maintain optimal health but to slow the aging process. In short,
stress is a double edged sword which must be properly managed to not only remain
healthy but to live a long, happy and productive life.
Meditation is one of the most powerful ways to manage stress. Properly used, it
quickly and effectively reduces stress and put the body back on a path toward
biochemically balance. In the current high emotionally charged modern lifestyle,
it is important to master simple meditation techniques. It might surprise you to
know that certain types of meditation can be employed in almost any environment
and circumstance. Again, the proper use of meditation requires specific knowledge
Putting it all together
This article has only touched briefly on a few of the most important subjects relating
to designing an ultimate health program. Designing and anti-aging program requires a
mastery of these subjects along with the discipline effectively implement it and stay
the program course long enough to achieve optimum health.
Of course mastering the art of achieving optimum health and how to organize these skills
into a habitual healthy lifestyle will require much more comprehensive education than provided
in this article. This education will not only take time, and discipline to master but
dedication to develop the skills of proper and effective application. Remember, creating
anything of value requires effort, discipline and dedication. Since ultimate health is
arguably the most valuable possession in life, any and all effort will yield handsome,
even invaluable dividends.
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"Illness and disease are
optional, choose not to participate" ~ Dr. Skip Hellen
It’s important to understand that optimal health can only
be achieved and maintained when nutritional, physical, and mental requirements
are met resulting in systemic biological balance (homeostasis).
The following are the cornerstones of success with anything
in life, make these qualities an important part of your life strategy and you
will achieve excellence in anything you do.
character requires personal
commitment advances positive
tenacity promotes success
~ Dr. Skip Hellen
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