Just the other day I was reading a book on smart nutrients to improve mental capacity. It’s a fascinating field! If you’ve ever watched the movie Limitless you may see why I’m doing this as I work towards a new mental formula for SuperManHerbs.com
I came across one line that I’ve read and heard over and over again.
“…naturally drops off with age…”
Its not important what it was referring too as this seems to occur with so many things in the body, hormones, neurotransmitters, HCl in the stomach, etc.
The same could be said to apply to strength, bone mass and more.
But what does it mean for something to drop “naturally”?
Is it really that the body just slows down because of TIME itself?
OR is it that various stressors from different sources (toxicity, inadequate micronutrients, oxidation, etc.) are what really causes it?
The body is an amazing machine and so much more than that. Unlike robotic machines it tends to get better with use, which is why we train. So I find it hard to believe that it is just time itself that is causing problems.
“Time itself is not toxic”
I first heard this from Peter Ragnar, someone worth studying if you’re looking at living healthy a long, long time.
Although it may be “natural” in the sense that it occurs to everyone, is this how it has to be?
You can have scientists look at people at see that older people have less of X than younger people and thus they hypothesize that X goes down with age.
It’s science, it MUST be true!
The idea I’m talking about here is that “aging” may have nothing to do with it. Instead things go down due to a number of factors that get compounded over time.
Time is a component but it is not the cause. This is an important distinction. Older people tend to not be as strong as younger people. Does this mean age causes loss of strength? Or is it the majority of people haven’t used it and thus lost it?
My girlfriend’s 80+ year old grandfather always likes to tell me “Wait until you’re my age.” I smile and politely nod but I DO NOT AGREE…
I like the guy but he has had quadruple bypass surgery and many other health problems.
Sure that is “normal“, but I don’t want to be “normal”. I work hard to make sure I’m anything but normal.
This fatalist attitude that you become decrepit and break down as you get older permeates our culture.
You can choose to take a stand against it. Even if it is true at the very end, it certainly doesn’t need to be a long slow decline down to that point.
It all begins with a mindset. And in having your mind right you’ll seek out and take action on the things that will make it become a reality.
I know some people are going to say what do I know. I’m young now (28 in case you‘re wondering). I don’t know what its like.
To that I say I can’t wait until I’m 30, 50, 60, 80, 100+ years of age.
TIME is what allows me to get better, not fall apart.
Over that time I’ll surely pursue “better” in a number of different ways but I’ll always be moving forward.
Are you with me? Take your stand in the comments below.