Has A Florida Woman Discovered The Fountain of Youth?
Meet Annette Larkins
At first glance, you may wonder what all the fuss about her looks is really about. She obviously looks like a very attractive 40 something woman, who probably works out and eats well, right? WRONG! She's currently in her mid 70's and has such an even skin tone, with few wrinkles or blemishes. Who doesn't want to look that good in your later senior years? I know I do and am following a lot of the the tips she herself uses. She has a figure that will stop a clock and has boundless energy and stamina. She can probably outrun you, and outlast you in many fitness routines. She is also internally healthy. While most people her age, or even 30 years younger have their doctor on speed dial, she is disease free and wants to share her personal regimen with those who want to be attractive, youthful and fit at any age.
She is the author of Journey to Health a nice book on how she keeps her skin, organs and brain healthy and vibrant from the inside out. She shows how she does it and you too can experience the Fountain of Youth for yourself. Watch her brief story and then learn how you can easily do the things she does and reap the rewards of a healthy and fit body, mind and spirit.
She has been featured on a national television broadcast. You can see that interview here below:
Natural Longevity Tips
So, how is she accomplishing this magnificent feat of maintaining her youthful vigor, ageless beauty and radiant health? She credits it to her nutritional regimen. She began adding natural organic fruits and vegetables into her daily diet plan. She then began eating more and more of then in their natural raw state. What that does is gives you the whole profile of vitamins, minerals and co-factors, particularly the enzymes that are lost when cooked. It's those some enzymes that become deficient as we age, so we don't get the nutrition out of those foods, only the calories.
The above picture is of Annette and her husband, yes husband. (They're about the same age)
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Adding fruits and raw vegetables to your daily diet, can help prevent chronic inflammation that is at the root of most diseases (diabetes, cancer, immunologic diseases and rheumatoid arthritis). Particularly including lots of leafy green vegetables, healthy fats like avocado, flax and chia seeds, healthy nuts and protein sources, like hemp protein. They help keep your body alkaline, which is important to maintaining optimum health. The SAD diet (standard American diet) is laden with processed foods which are highly acidic and full of glucose (cancer, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis feed on this.) By alkalizing your body you give it a chance to get to a natural state of homeostasis and healthy balance, and it will show!
It also slows the aging process in the body by delivering whole food nutrition to your whole body in a form that it can use and absorb. One thing that I have noticed personally is that when I include raw vegetables and fruits into my daily diet (along with drinking alkaline ionized water), is that my skin gets clearer, my eyes get brighter, my energy is higher and my mind is clearer. I can even workout longer with more pep.
The key is to alkalize your body! Alkaline Water and most organic green vegetables are alkaline. Disease can't live in an alkaline body, it needs an acidic body. It can help your cells age a lot more slowly as acid shortens cell life. Make sure you get organic if you possibly can. Pesticides from traditional produce (non-organic or GMO) actually damages your genes and DNA, whereas organic produces strengthens your genes. It really does add years to your life, and life to your years.
So, how can you do this for yourself, and look many years younger? Here's how I did it myself, and am getting those very same benefits – by juicing my raw organic fruits and vegetables. Why Organic? I get all the enzymes, vitamins, minerals and anti-aging co-factors in a way that tastes good and is filling. I recommend using a book on Juicing Recipes as a great starting point. I now do this almost every morning and my body is looking and feeling better than it has in years. And I've always worked out regularly, so just the juicing has helped me tone up (my body and skin).
It's been proven that GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms) are made by injecting a virus with pesticide creating bacteria inside of a seed. This virus continues to replicate and produce pesticide inside your intestines if you eat them. It leads to leaky gut syndrome, chronic inflammation all types of chronic diseases. It's no secret that most people have intestinal problems now, even children (hint, it in the diet you and they are eating.) You can see a documentary about this here: What is GMO? Go organic and bypass all those nasties.
I got a lot of my information from naturalist and anti-aging expert David Wolfe and his panel of natural practitioners and holistic doctors (they work by using an ounce of prevention instead of a pound of cure). His team's knowledge is totally amazing and very useful and economic if you don't like spending a lot of money on prescriptions, medical procedures and hospital stays. You can avoid most of them by taking a proactive approach to your health. You will look younger, have mental clarity and be disease free for most of your life.
Juicing for Health and Longevity
Get the best juicer and/or blender you can find and start feeling the fog lift and your energy shift almost immediately. Get the best price on the top blender/juicer ever made: the NutriBullet 1700 Watt Blender. I go to my local farmer's market because there are nutrients in your local soils that are beneficial for the environment you are living in.
You can now find organic and/or non-GMO foods at most markets (like Trader Joe's, Sprouts, Whole Foods, etc.) as well. I like to add some health promoting nutrients to my drinks (What is a Superfood) makes it a great way to restore and keep your health and vibrance. There is a blender/juicer that I highly recommend. It can make juice from everything including whole carrots and even liquifies seeds (which is highly healthy) called the: Magic Bullet NutriBullet Rx N17-1001. It gives you everything including the healthy fiber.
If you don't want any pulp fiber or prefer a juicer, I recommend that you get at least a 1,000 watt juicer (either a Cuisinart or Breville) because they can juice Kale and most of the hard leafy greens that have the cancer fighting, muscle, bone, and tendon building, and nutrition. For more information visit What are Nutrient Dense Foods.