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How to Support a Healthy Aging Process

Intermittent Fasting and Caloric Restriction Increases Stem Cell Proliferation
Studies have shown that the number of circulating stem cells in the blood increases with caloric restriction. Additionally, the lifespan of the organs is lengthened. Intermittent fasting is a good way to induce stem cell production and increase the overall functioning of cells.

Reduce Triglycerides (TGs)
 People with high TGs are more likely to gain weight, resulting in metabolic syndrome. Additionally, stem cells don’t grow as well in bodies that have high TGs.

Taking more high-quality omega-3 fatty acids can balance out TGs and help stem cell growth. Omega-3 fatty acids will also support healthy inflammatory pathways, a marker for stem cell activity.

Exercise Boosts Stem Cell Activity
 Stem cell proliferation is enhanced with aerobic exercise has been proven to help stem cells turn into bone instead of fat. Scientist have found that stem cells are activated in the muscles during exercise. Mesenchymal stem cells proliferate during exercise, forming new bone and muscle structures.

Reduce Sugar Consumption Chronic inflammation and metabolic syndrome can occur due to too much sugar in our systems. Therefore, it isn't surprising that studies have shown that reducing blood glucose increases stem cell life. Processed sugars are easy to spot, however, carbohydrates also turn to glucose in our system and fuel disease. Reducing sugar improves stem cell activity. Cutting out sugar and lowering carbohydrates is highly advised for those who are undergoing stem cell transplantation.

Support Healthy Inflammation Pathways
Inflammation inhibits stem cell activity and reduces their production of therapeutic factors. Therefore, to boost stem cell growth, inflammation must be minimized. Refrain from ingesting inflammatory foods like processed foods, soda and alcohol.

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) My Favorite subject! This has been found to promote the abilities of stem cells to create new healthy tissue and organs. Vitamin D up-regulates stem cell activities in both embryonic stem cells and iPSCs.

Turmeric/ Curcumin

Consuming turmeric/ curcumin supplements supports antioxidant activity, lowering free radical accumulation because it is a powerful antioxidant!Curcumin can actually even help the brain by replenishing neural stem cells, therefore, supporting a healthy aging process.

Reduce Alcohol Consumption Long term daily or “chronic” alcohol intake will actually reduce progesterone in females and and increase lepin levels (the hunger hormone) in males, therefore reducing stem cell activities. Furthermore, heavy intermittent drinking has been shown that ethanol impacts stem cell proliferation and differentiation. Remember a stem cell is created and can turn into ANY type of cell to repair and rejuvenate all parts of your body! To promote the proliferation of healthy stem cells, alcohol consumption should be minimized.

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