Healthy Aging Resources
Aging often carries the negative connotation of declining health and abilities, mentally as well as physically. However, aging is actually a natural process of how our bodies change over time. Below are compiled some healthy aging resources from Women’s International Pharmacy centered on how to age successfully, avoid disease, and use our bodies and minds to their fullest potential.
Successful aging goes beyond the ramifications of physical health, incorporating cognitive function, social support, and satisfying life experiences.
ADIPOSE TISSUE DISTRIBUTION DURING MENOPAUSE
Aging is naturally accompanied by an increase in body fat, or adipose tissue. Excess adipose tissue may lead to increased risk of certain diseases.
AGING IS CHOLESTEROL STARVATION
Aging is cholesterol starvation because the ability to make cholesterol diminishes as we age, affecting many functions in the body.
BLOOD SUGAR AND THE AGING BRAIN
Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease are two health conditions that are often associated with the negative effects of aging.
Healthy bones are an important factor in maintaining the quality of life. We can positively impact bone health by making the right choices in other aspects of life.
CONTROLLING STRESS PROMOTES HEALTHY AGING
Controlling cortisol and insulin levels are essential for healthy aging because they increase metabolic stress, potentially leading to several health concerns.
BOOK REVIEW – THE END OF ALZHEIMER’S
Alzheimer’s disease patients have treatment options that may help forestall and possibly correct the onslaught of this devastating disease.
WIP’s goal is to provide healthy aging resources so everyone can be informed on ways they can achieve healthy aging, specifically by addressing health issues with balanced hormone levels.
HORMONES AND THE AGING VOICE
Unlike the dramatic changes a young man’s voice goes through at puberty, the changes that happen to an aging woman’s voice are gradual, often taking years.
HORMONES, MOOD AND EMOTION
Dr. Phyllis Bronson believes one of the keys to successful aging is being able to “hang out with uncertainty,” especially during such a transitional period in one’s life.
BOOK REVIEW – THE IMMORTALITY EDGE
The length of an individual’s life may be prolonged by lengthening their telomere strands, which are strands at the ends of DNA and appear to influence lifespan.
INTERVIEW WITH ELENA MCHERRON
This interview delves into how Elena McHerron used her personal experiences to get into health activism and become a motivator to others.
IS DHEA BENEFICIAL TO AGING SKIN?
Some have called DHEA a “super hormone” and an “anti-aging panacea;” this article examines whether this bold reputation extends to the skin.
Menopause is a natural life transition. The lifestyle and health choices you make during this stage of life may significantly impact future wellness.
A MID-LIFE CHECKUP
A mid-life checkup is an opportunity to discuss your family medical history, evaluate your current health condition and screen for potential future problems.
BOOK REVIEW – MOODS, EMOTIONS, AND AGING
Dr. Phyllis Bronson’s book will help equip and inform those facing the challenges of hormone imbalance, particularly as it relates to the aging process.
Our ability to supplement the hormones that decline as we age may help stave off the effects of muscle loss and other age-related medical conditions.