Aging Gracefully - The
By Dr. Wayne C. Diamond
The population of the world is rapidly aging. Because of this powerful dynamic,
the interest in understanding, and slowing down the aging process, has become
of paramount important for the vast segment of the population. This interest
is quite exciting, because the technology of using herbs and vitamins to
slow down the aging process, has reached scientific maturity.
Direct research, working with thousands of patients, during the past twenty-five
years, has led me to a group of vitamins, herbs and antioxidants that can
actually help people in the aging process. Aging most often has a gradual
reduction in the function of some of the body's systems, namely, the immune
system, which can lead to illness and inflammation, reducing energy and
overall vitality. Also, a reduction in the best possible function of the
heart, liver, eyes, skin, hair and nails, and the veins and arteries, all
are affected by the aging process. Add to these physical issues the fact
that stress, plus toxins in our food and water are playing major roles in
accelerating the aging process. It is quite clear that we need to consider
carefully how to start or enhance our age-prevention efforts with alternative
Now I want to discuss some beneficial natural solutions:
- Research has shown that it improves the immune
system, while cleansing all the cells of the body. Ester C is essential
for collagen production.
- A key mineral that supports the immune system, while
positively affecting the skin and nerves, strengthening the cells of the
- Is essential to the eyes and the nerves within
- Helps to improve lung function, healthy nerves
and blood sugar regulation.
- Widely used in Europe, it strengthens
the arterial system and helps to improve and prevent spider veins.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Known as a "Universal Antioxidant",
ALA helps restore cellular development, improves the skin and helps improve
- An organic compound, it is important in the
healing process by improving cellular regeneration, while improving nerve
and brain function. Many scientists suspect that it plays a role in supporting
longevity in some of our most vital organs.
Oregano and Rosemary
- Herbs commonly used in cooking and
containing natural antioxidant properties, they have the remarkable ability
to greatly improve immune function.
- Called the body's master molecule, recommended
for greatly fighting off inflammation in the bones and joints, by restoring
lubrication. Hydrates skin and is believed to moisturize skin from the inside
- an active chemical substance in wine
referred to as the "French Paradox", because the French have a lower occurrence
of coronary heart disease. A powerful antioxidant extracted from red grapes.
Strengthens and improves heart function.
All of these wonderful substances are keys to slowing down the aging process,
and improving an overall sense of wellbeing. I combined these powerful natural
substances for easy use, 1 per day, in my vegetarian formula called Diamond
Beyond this formula, there are other powerful substances that are extremely
helpful in slowing down the aging process, while improving the overall quality
of life. I have used them for my family, personally and in my practice and
depend on them to fight the effects of aging---naturally:
Lecithin, and Fish Oils, can improve the quality of the blood, by removing
the build-up of unhealthy fats, improving circulation, in the heart and
brain function - in a very direct way. Fish oil is a good source of omega-3
essential fatty acids (EFA) and is thought to be a neutraceutical, a food
that provides health benefits. Grape Seed Extract has gained in popularity
over the years. It has been studied for years and it is thought to neutralize
free radicals, reduce inflammation, stabilize collagen and protect and heal
connective tissue. It is widely used to help improve the skin and the soft
tissues of the body. Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that gives many foods
their reddish color, has been extensively researched to improve heart function
while it can also greatly improve prostate function in older men. Also,
has been considered a promising food medicine against cancer. Co Q 10 -
Perhaps the most researched natural substance, with a broad spectrum of
important, supportive uses! This vital enzyme can raise energy levels, improve
skin quality, help regenerate cells, improve heart function, and prevent
the breakdown of the principal bodily organs. Recognized for slowing down
the process of skin aging.
As a Naturopathic Physician, my goal is to support the needs of the whole
person, their nutritional needs and the use of natural substances to balance
their bodily systems and maintain or regain their abundant health. These
ingredients I have outlined are staples in my practice to help my patients
enjoy health, wellness and awareness, while slowing down the aging process
with these powerful "youth boosters".
We are all going to age, but we can do so, while maintaining great health.
This is the simple beauty of natural medicine and natural substances… our
abundant friends from the earth!
Dr. Wayne Diamond is a Naturopath and a Psychotherapist in full time practice
for 26 years in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Diamond has researched and developed
natural formulas, Diamond Etern-L Anti-Aging formula, Diamond MIND for mental
clarity, Healthy Horizons Stress Fighting Multi and Herpanacine Skin Support
System. For more information call (888) 467-4200.
This article was written by Dr. Diamond in discussion of his findings throughout
his career. They are strictly his thoughts and are not to intended as a
diagnoses to any issues.
* This article has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration
and is not meant to prevent, treat, cure or diagnose any disease.