Do our genes control how we age? Do they predict if we will get heart disease, diabetes, or other diseases related to aging? While scientists have identified genes implicated in aging and disease, they are finding that genetics alone do not predict how we age or what diseases are in our future.
In 2003 an international group of scientists completed the mapping of the human genome. Since then they have learned that we have an epigenome which is "in addition or above our genome" and it influences which genes get turned on or off. Our diets and exposure to smoke, environmental toxins, or sun damage can change the expression of our genes. Inflammation is believed to damage the epigenome. And plant nutrients are showing promise in positively affecting the epigenome.
An example of how our diet and environment can impact our genes is found in the study of identical twins. Perhaps you have noticed identical twins that do not look so "identical" as they age? Scientists have been able to carefully study both the inherited identical genetics and the later-in-life epigenetic changes in twins.
Grape Seed Extract - Cancer and the Epigenome
Grape seed extract is known to be effective against cancer. This article notes that grape seed extract appears to modify the epigenome thereby reducing inflammation and controlling colon cancer tumor tissues.
Please note that patented ProvexCV is made with only fresh grapes and premium grape seeds. It also contains resveratrol at research-recommended levels, quercetin green tea extract, and bromelain.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that much of our ability to live a full and active life has to do with planning to be well and taking preventive measures against disease early in life. This includes not smoking, protecting our skin from sun damage, and avoiding exposure to harmful chemicals. Taking these steps along with eating a healthy diet will help protect us from harmful inflammation that can harm our epigenome.
Sun Protection - Using daily sunscreen is one of the most important habits we can practice to avoid immediate and accumulative sun damage. Use Sun Shades Mineral Plus SPF 30+ Sunscreen and Sei Bella Skin Care.
Oral Health - There is a strong relationship between the health of our mouth and total body health. Use Melaleuca's Natural Dental Care containing bacteria-killing T40-C3. Remember to floss with Classic Dental Floss. Children can start the healthy habit of flossing by using Koala Pals Flossers.
Omega-3s for Heart and Brain - An abundance of research has been done documenting the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for heart and brain health. The best sources of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids come from coldwater fish.
Vitality Coldwater Omega-3 contains the ideal balance of DHA and EPA fatty acids. Omega-3s are also found in Phytomega Heart Health Supplement and Unforgettables.
Make Movement a Priority in Your Life
While keeping our brains active is important it is exercise, including walking, that helps maintain healthy brain size.
Replenex Joint Supplement helps rebuild cartilage and helps keep our knees walking.
~ Richard M Barry
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide
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Healthy Aging Testimonials
The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.
My wife and I have been using Melaleuca's Vitality Pack (now Essentials) and nearly all of the supplements exclusively for over 20 years, along with daily use of Melaleuca's cleaning, personal care and other wellness products. We are seniors and both blessed with excellent health and are sure that these products are huge factors in making that happen. When people ask our age and we tell them, they are amazed and always tell us that we look so much younger. They don't just say, "You don't look it." They react with animation, genuine surprise and complimentary words that we love hearing. Here are some examples of results of my twenty-plus years of regularly using Melaleuca's wellness products: I am 82, and need no medications for heart, lungs, skin, weight, bones or joints! Doctors tell me that this is most unusual and always compliment me on my overall physical condition. I am in good enough condition to mow our half-acre, hilly lawn with a walk-behind mower, do push-ups, play the trumpet (takes a lot of wind), now better than I ever have in over 70 years, play in three bands every week, play with the grandchildren, help with household chores, keep involved at our church and feel good doing it all. Thank you, Melaleuca, for your years of scientific research and development which have resulted in these great products. The results are exceptional! We praise the Lord for our exceptionally good health, and thank Melaleuca for its role in it. Blessings,
Old age sucks! When I tell people I'm 70, they usually choke on their gum, have momental face freezing or some other obvious expression of total disbelief. Starting the day with Mountain Cabin coffee with Vanilla GC Control in it, Replenex Extra Strength, NutraView, and Unforgettables gets me mobile and thinking. A few drops of an essential oil in my bath helps me get the results I need for the goals for the day. Sei Bella Luxury is the base of my makeup routine. The Heart Health Longevity Peak Performance Pack with protein rich breakfast and light dinner. About 3:00 every afternoon, it's FiberWise drink. There is so much more from Melaleuca that I depend on every day. For sound mind, I meditate, learn something new, laugh at least 20 times, get rid of something I haven't used in at least a year, and talk with at least 5 people that aren't Melaleuca customers yet. The best thing that comes with getting old is the wisdom that comes with living a life in truth, honesty and integrity. Looking and feeling 20+ younger is a bonus.
Healthy aging is a combination of everything we do. Begin with thoroughly clinically studied and developed vitamins and supplements: the Vitality Pack at least, and the Peak Performance Pack at best, plus other supplements as desired. A healthy diet is essential. Nutritional Doctor Ann Wigmore said, "The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison." I slowly weaned myself off of sugar, and no longer miss the tempting sweets. Mostly I drink water, and I don't smoke. Keep active! I started with the illustrated easy home exercises in Strong Women Stay Young by Nelson and now take a strength building exercise class. My doctor says my bone density test keeps getting better every time. Toxic free products for home and personal care are in the "no switching brands" category. I haven't had a cold or other sickness in almost twenty years because Melaleuca kept my immune system safe. I'm still young and healthy, at almost 75, and love life free of prescriptions and other physical aids. God has blessed me abundantly by helping me find Melaleuca!
About healthy aging, there is so much to say.. I will be 54 this month and am slim and fit. My friends call me the Energizer Bunny. I attribute this to Melaleuca's products and exercise. I take my Melaleuca vitamins every day which give me lots of energy, helps my hair and nails be thick and strong and my skin to be soft and radiant. I have an Access Bar before I ride my bike to the gym. I never have the aches that others in my gym class have because I don't get the lactic acid build up like they do because I eat the Access Bars. I have a Protein Shake when I get home and take the protein and snack bars to work with me. I have the Sustain Sport to keep me hydrated and my electrolytes up. My skin looks great because of my vitamins and my Affinia and Sei Bella skin care products. I love the Timeless Age Defying Serum. My aesthetician says I'm so lucky to have such small pores. Another plus because of these products: While my friend's hair is thinning, mine just keeps on getting thicker and thicker. My hairdresser can't believe how thick it is and how soft and healthy. Thank you, Sei Bella Luxury Shampoo and Conditioner and vitamins. I am constantly raving about the Melaleuca products to friends and family and how I will never shop anywhere else.
I love my Melaleuca Peak Performance vitamins. We have our whole house converted to Melaleuca products. With this, my skin is aging, but does not look 64 years old. I am always getting compliments on my hair. And people are always asking me how I get so much done! It's the vitamins! I use the Access Bars for exercise and get at least 10,000 steps a day. When I was 60, I was acting like a 10 year old on a rope swing around a big ol' fir tree. I miscalculated, and slammed into the tree fracturing my femur into 4 pieces! When the Dr. looked at my ex-rays he said I had stronger bones than most 60 year old women. After the surgery to put my leg back together, he told my husband that I had really strong bones! (When in my 30's I was told that my bones were like Swiss cheese and I needed to be really careful.) Then I joined Melaleuca! So because of Melaleuca, at 64, I have the metabolism of a 12 year old boy and the physical age of someone in their late 30's. That's what I call aging gracefully! PS I have a totally plant biased diet, as well!
My husband was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at the young age of 38. He went through chemotherapy and radiation. Eleven years later he had a recurrence; stem cell transplant was his only option. He took 5 inpatient chemotherapy treatments then high dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant. One year (post stem cell transplant) I read the Melagram on the Peak Performance. We started him on the Total Peak Performance right away. He had some joint issues, chemo brain (patients describe as a fog), severe neuropathy in his feet, and heart damage from the chemotherapy. He had always joked he was like an 80 year old inside due to all of the treatments. He has now been on Total Peak Performance for one year and just turned 51. He says he feels like he's in his 30's again! He lifts more weight than he ever has, his neuropathy is 50%+ better than when at its worst. He is on absolutely no medication!