Longevity & quality of life
Longevity has always been one of the hottest topics of all time, starting with the coveted philosopher’s stone and ending with the newest genetic telomere research. Although life expectancy in the civilized world has increased dramatically during the last century or so, the older part of the population is nevertheless still plagued by such “diseases of aging” as arthritis, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, etc. From this perspective longevity has much less implication as a mere prolongation of life using all possible modern technologies, but more so as finding a way to achieve a good quality of life that extends into old age. Most importantly, instead of passively waiting for a modern version of the “elixir of life”, we can become actives participants on our path to longevity and rejuvenation.
Life expectancy in different cultures
All kinds of research based on studying centenarian cultures around the globe point out that the main prerequisites for crossing the century mark have to do with a relatively unpolluted environment, low levels of stress, a functional social and family infrastructure, a simple holistic diet, moderate physical activity, and most importantly, a high sense of connectedness, purpose and harmony in relation to everyone and everything around. This is quite different from our increasingly high speed and high stress, often alienated culture, where neither dietary nor lifestyle habits seem to promote health and longevity in general. Nevertheless, in spite of all the demands put on us by our modern way of living, we can still use some basic recommendations which, with persistence on our part, can dramatically improve both the quantity and quality of our life.
5-Steps to Great Health
According to Dr. Marshall, Ph.D., CCN, at Premier Research Labs, The 5-Steps to Great Health protocol helps to focus first on the recovery from chronic illness, then to proceed with the attainment and maintenance of optimal health and longevity.
Step 1: Restoring the body’s pH balance is essential, as almost all chronic illness takes place in a body that has become too acidic due to the gradual depletion of its mineral reserves. A more alkalizing natural diet along with quality PRL nutraceuticals, as well as addressing chronic infections and reducing levels of stress, are the main assets in shifting the body out of its over-acidic, disease-promoting state.
Step 2: Since chronic illness typically leads to hormonal exhaustion, it is important to identify and support any of the compromised endocrine glands. Hormonal deficiency can easily lead to a sleep dysregulation, mood swings, chronic fatigue, and literally any organ or gland dysfunction. Supporting the pituitary-hypothalamus axis along with the adrenals and reproductive system, for example, is essential for helping the body to shift out of its diseased state.
Step 3: It is sometimes life-saving to identify the toxic body burden and to help the body detoxify at its own comfortable pace. Such hidden time-bombs as heavy metal toxicity or environmental pollutant accumulation (including electro-magnetic and radioactive stress), can lead to the development of many chronically unresolved health issues. Starting with the main elimination organs, we can then progress with various kinds of detoxification protocols, including both deep intra-cellular and extra-cellular matrix detoxification.
Step 4: This step lies in eliminating chronic (and very often hidden) infections such as viral, parasitic, dental or fungal, along with biofilm elimination. In general, parasitic microorganisms are highly symbiotic and opportunistic in their ability to invade a host. Most of the time it is the combined action of multiple infectious agents that undermine the immune system and make the body even more vulnerable to further invasion of the “unwanted guests”. Getting rid of the main infections allows the body to strengthen its own immune defenses and better maintain its sovereignty and balance.
Step 5: Finally, when all of the above steps are in the process of being successfully addressed, we can then progress with rejuvenating the body with high-energy, anti-aging, immune-boosting and DNA repair strategies such as an enzyme-rich live-food diet, antioxidant-bursting super-foods, quantum-state nutraceuticals, telomere-lengthening exercise programs, adequate rest and sleep, positive thinking, a rich spiritual life, supportive relationships, a sense of purpose and fulfillment in life – “isn’t it simple after all” – to achieve a better quality of life and the ultimate goal of longevity.