The Western lifestyle promotes rapid aging. The environmental insults, hygiene, and diet may all promote aging of the human body. Numerous dietary and healthcare products may slow down or reverse aging, but the science is complex. Oxidative stress is a new concern with regards to aging and human health. Let’s learn how oxidative stress impacts aging and which lifestyle choices may be beneficial.
What is Aging?
As humans age, the DNA in our cells degrade and disrupts normal cellular function. The key questions are whether the DNA aging rate is normal and can we minimize or reverse it. Scientists proposed that humans have four distinct types of aging. They described four ageotypes: immune, kidney, liver or metabolic. Furthermore, your ageotypes appear to be a function of lifestyle choices.
Oxidative Stress and Aging
It is known that Oxidative Stress causes DNA damage. For Oxidative Stress, the key class of biomolecules is Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). These ROS molecules alter expression profiles (enzyme production) and damage DNA. In aging, long-term Oxidative Stress shorten telomeres, which is known to reduce biological age.
Is Acetylation the Key to Inflammation?
Oxidative Stress also induces inflammation. Chronic inflammation may cause aging, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer. Acetylation was identified as the key process that induces inflammation. In contrast, deacetylation turns off inflammation. However, long term, elevated Oxidative Stress may keep acetylation turned on. In other words, elevated Oxidative Stress may prevent deacetylation and the reduction of inflammation. Therefore, reducing Oxidative Stress may stop chronic inflammation and improve associated health problems including rapid aging.
Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Aging
Environmental insults to skin can cause inflammation, which produces local oxidative stress. This process is reversible with excessive oxidative stress inducing inflammation. Smoking and alcohol consumption are the most harmful environmental insults to your skin. Smoking results in short-term inflammation and oxidative stress. Excessive alcohol consumption dehydrates the skin and also generates short-term oxidative and subsequent inflammation.
Checklist for Modifying Your Western Lifestyle for Normal Aging
Here’s a checklist of ways to modify your Western lifestyle for normal aging and more.
Reduce or Eliminate Vices
If you want a normal rate of aging, then you need to stop smoking and reduce your alcohol consumption immediately.
In some cases, your skin may be an additional source of inflammation. Read my recent post on Skin Care Tips to reduce Inflammaging.
BLOS may also be a major source of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation impacting aging and more. Two lifestyle choices manage BLOS for normal aging. First, dietary choices may be the ultimate cause of BLOS, so start with a good diet that reduces BLOS. Second, as antioxidant supplements, such as Vitamin C and E, may also reduce oxidative stress. Use a Urine Oxidative Stress Test Kit to evaluate your dietary choices and whether they reduce BLOS. Before you make any changes in these lifestyle choices, use the Urine Oxidative Stress Test Kit to measure BLOS level.
Future of Aging Research
The Global Longevity Market has an estimated value of $20+ Trillion. Several companies are exploring the use of biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and more. For biotechnology companies, BLOS Management should be of interest. Reducing BLOS to a normal rate of aging is a prudent approach before using biotechnologies to reverse the impact of aging. Elevated BLOS may impact the performance of drugs, as previously noted.
Health Hack for Life
If you are a curious about BLOS and want to learn more, then my eBook, “Let’s Hack Oxidative Stress” may interest you. In my eBook, I provide more details on my simple strategy for using three lifestyle choices to reduce your Oxidative Stress and improve your health. I have a collection of eBooks and Paperback Versions that describe general and custom Health Hacks. The rest of the items needed for your Hack are available through Amazon or your local stores. However, there is a simpler way to gather up all of the products for your Hack: Buy an Oxidative Stress Hack Kit from my Store!
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As always, read my disclaimer and always consult with your physician before making any changes in your diet or fitness regime.
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