Ageing Well is Possible Even if Your Family History has not Been So Encouraging.

How our parents aged doesn’t have to be the way we age as well.

Cutting-edge ageing research has allowed us to revolutionise anti-ageing wellness and medicine. It is entirely possible to change your brain ageing story [link here to brain ageing and cognitive decline page] even if dementia and other neurodegenerative illnesses run in the family, putting you at an increased risk.

Changing how our genes are expressed (known as epigenetics) is possible. An integrated preventative approach to ageing well and gracefully inside and out is possible through combining interventions including cannabinoids, an RM diet, personalised supplements, mind-body techniques.

We also know now that our cell powerhouses of energy, the mitochondria, play a critical role in ageing well. Keeping them working optimally can help reduce age-related symptoms such as fatigue and cognitive problems. An anti-inflammatory regimen is one way to help keep them performing at full capacity.

Decreasing stress hormone levels and inflammation are crucial to slowing down the ageing process. Luckily, these are things you can start to do at any age or fitness level. So it’s never too late to make a shift!

Optimising sleep and reducing environmental toxin exposure are also important pillars of ageing well, as these are risk factors for brain ageing disorders including dementia.

There are also promising new research studies on the beneficial effects of a resilience medicine type diet as well as a ketogenic diet for potentially slowing brain ageing markers and symptoms such as memory and cognitive decline.

All of these factors are part of the Resilience Medicine approach to ageing well. The same things that help reduce stress also help improve sleep, reduce inflammation and improve mitochondrial function. One example of this is correctly chosen cannabinoid therapy, and another is personalised exercise, especially one with a mind-body component. The best results occur when we stack many of these things on top of each other, known as a synergistic effect.