Ageing is inevitable. Growing old is optional…. Bernie Siegal

At Nurtura Health we believe there is a way to challenge the statistics which say that Baby Boomers (born between 1946 > 1964 and represent 30% of the population) are more likely to enter their golden years in worse health than their parents; and that Baby Boomers are more likely than their predecessors to suffer from mood disturbances (e.g. depression); inflammatory disorders such as osteoarthritis; and chronic cardiometabolic issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.

Keeping the cells of your body as youthful as possible is one of the best gifts you can give yourself

We want to stay healthy; keep our body parts mobile; be able to breathe, think, see and hear; and enjoy the pleasures of healthy eating and drinking.  We want healthy brain function, a healthy immune system and keep the inflammatory challenges of ageing to a minimum.  If we have chronic health issues, there are many ways we can support our bodies which may give a better quality of life, more freedom of movement, less pain and inflammation and make the changes which are possible. 

Ageing is a biological certainty, but we don’t have to accept ill health as part of it!  One common thread underlying many of the debilitating conditions of ageing is accelerated inflammation..  Known as inflamm-ageing -this is a defense mechanism.  When the immune system recognises damaged cells, irritants, infections; inflammation is part of the body’s immune response.  The effect this has on cellular health is similar to the effect of rust to metal i.e. chemical reactions which cause damage to cells or tissues.

All the major chronic dis-eases including cardiovascular dis-ease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, dementia, insulin resistance (abdominal or central obesity), high cholesterol, lowered immunity and osteoarthritis have inflamm-ageing as the common underlying factor.  Cardiovascular dis-ease is the leading cause of death in men and women.  Chronic inflammation is the sixth leading cause of death. They are lifestyle dis-eases.and in many instances are reversible.

Type 2 diabetes and impaired regulation of blood sugar has the potential to impair memory and mental function. Overweight, blood sugar irregularities and diabetes are often treated as separate conditions and have been separately related to the risk of dementia in old age.  However; they often occur simultaneously.  Supporting blood sugar control, fat metabolism, reduction in blood pressure may all be possible by making positive dietary and lifestyle changes; however small; and using nutritional and herbal support under the guidance of one of our Naturopaths.

Blood circulation to the brain decreases with age.  Key nutrition for brain health addresses the brain cell membranes and receptors; neurotransmitters (chemical messengers within the nervous system); neuronal (functional units of the brain) energy production; and the cell ‘batteries’ (mitochondria).  Ensuring healthy small blood vessels (micro-circulation) is vital to healthy brain function as well as healthy kidneys, eyes & joints. At the core of health is a healthy appetite & good bowel function. Constipation drives many health issues.

Healthy ageing requires optimal nutrition tailored to each individuals needs, lifestyle and health history. Choosing the right supplements for your individual needs can be confusing.  Take the guess work out of what vitamins, minerals and supplements you need. Our modern medical device the Quadscan gives a snapshot of cellular health, inflammation and other important markers.

The products we use are backed by clinical research & evidence; prescribed specifically for you and your individual needs and are of of the highest quality. Our Naturopaths carefully consider prescribing nutritional & herbal medicines to complement your current medications and treatments.

Health is something we take for granted – until it’s gone… So start investing in your health now – take out sensible nutritional insurance today.. Call 4153 4112 to make an appointment with our Naturopaths, Colin & Olive Harris, to help you enjoy being a ‘senior’ to the fullest.

Nurtura Health – adding life to your years and years to your life!