Defy Aging – Strategy #2

8/19/15 ~~

Hopefully most of you read last week’s newsletter that introduced the science behind telomeres in relation to how are bodies age. It also explained that we can change our lifestyle habits to slow down telomere shortening and therefore improve the aging process to help us look and feel younger.  
To recap – Strategy # 1 was Good nutritional changes – if you missed it go back and take a look!  
Here is strategy # 2 to slow down telomere shortening and therefore slow aging.

Strategy #2 – Reduce stress

Stress plays a huge role in our health, weight loss, and aging. 
Increase stress = increased cortisol = chronic inflammation = accelerated aging
Here are some easy ways to reduce stress:
A.  Pray or Meditate
B.  Write down 3 things each day that you are grateful for – this helps improve our happiness and therefore stress is reduced.  
C. Be kind
Do you rememeber my article or you Tube video on the #’s 5-3-1?  
5- Take 5 minutes per day to pray or meditate
3- Write down 3 things you are thankful for
1- Do one act of random kindness each day
If you missed my YouTube Video that explains this more,  click here
Such an easy way to add gratitude and thankfulness to your life and this has been proven to reduce stress and therefore will help you defy aging too!

Products I Love

My new favorite meal bar to take on the go is the Lara Bar.  Most meal bars are heavily processed so I try to avoid them.  As you know I’m a huge advocate of avoiding anything packaged but these bars are a great choice if you must take something packaged and on the go.  You can get them at most super market stores and they have yummy flavors like Cashew Cookie and Apple Pie.   

Recipe Corner

Spicy Cod with Peach Nectarine Salsa

From: PaleOMG

For the Salsa:
  • 1 peach, pitted and diced
  • 1 nectarine, pitted and diced
  • ½ avocado, pitted and diced
  • ½ jalapeño, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ red onion, minced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • handful of cilantro, chopped
  • pinch of salt, to taste
  • 4 pieces of cod
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon fine himalayan salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cumin
  1. First, make salsa. Place all ingredients in a medium bowl, mix, taste to see if extra salt is needed. Place in fridge to keep cool while you make the cod.
  2. Place a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle each piece of cod with paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and cumin on both side. Once pan is very hot, add cod to pan and cook on both sides for 3-4 minutes, until flaky but not overcooked.
  3. Top each piece of cod with a big spoonful of peach nectarine salsa