While aging isn’t caused by one factor alone, the following are certainly causing us to age.
Hormone Imbalances, Free-radical Damage, and Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Hormones are the chemical messengers that tell the body what to do: build bone, build brain, build muscle, and so on. The National Institute on Aging states that we cannot survive without our hormones.
Free radicals are implicated in such diseases as atherosclerosis, hypertension, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, late-onset diabetes, cancer, and Parkinson’s disease.
Out of all the important components of the cells in our bodies, none are more important than mitochondria.
Mitochondria are responsible for creating energy from the foods we eat and the air we breathe, and they store this energy in the form of a chemical called Adenosine Triphosphate, otherwise known as ATP.
So in a sense, mitochondria are like oil refineries, breaking down food (the crude oil) to make and store energy in the form of ATP (the gasoline).
If the mitochondria are damaged, your body will not have any energy at all. Imagine a world without energy then again by analogy, imagine your body without ATP. ATP is a high-energy molecule that is necessary to drive the biochemical reactions that permit our cells and tissues to function normally.
In most cases, mitochondrial dysfunction is at the root cause of increased body fat, reduced muscle mass, reduced energy levels, poor metabolism, pain and inflammation, accelerated aging, and for some, premature death.
All of these aspects of our health might seem unrelated, but mitochondrial dysfunction is typically at the root cause.
It is important to know how to keep the mitochondria healthy with natural substances and to prevent the premature destruction that leads to disease and premature aging. At the DaSilva Institute, we specialize in therapies that specifically focus on mitochondrial rejuvenation and health.
Your body’s everyday processes also generate a lot of waste products that must regularly be detoxified and cleared out.