Our genes, or our DNA, are extremely important for long-term health!
A healthy lifestyle and optimal nutrition are effective ways to support our overall wellbeing.
Key herbs and nutrients to support healthy ageing and help protect our DNA include:

Resveratrol and Turmeric: can provide us with anti aging benefits, by protecting the cardiovascular system and supporting metabolic health. Specifically, they help conquer inflammation and oxidative stress imbalances in our body, which accelerate the aging process and lead to chronic disease.

Epigallacatechin gallate (EGCG): this active ingredient in green tea is rich in anti-oxidants and can protect against degenerative conditions and is extremely effective in slowing down cellular ageing.

Grape Seed: grape seed has been used in Greece since ancient times. It can protect DNA from damage and has a broad spectrum of users for the ageing individual, offering anti inflammatory, anti carcinogenic and cardio protective qualities.

Fish Oil: high quality fish oil, with the active ingredients, EPA and DHA, can support cardiovascular health and brain function, as well as reduce inflammation. This is particularly important for conditions such as arthritis, keeping your joints supple, your heart healthy and your nervous system happy. Include a high quality fish oil supplement daily especially if you are over 50 years old.

By Lesley Oakes, Naturopath/Anti-Ageing Practitioner

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