There’s a belief in our society that aging and a decline in health inevitably go hand-in-hand. Thirty-somethings joking about not being unable to tolerate a hangover as well as a decade before or forty-somethings wondering when the heck their bones started aching every morning certainly aren’t imagining things. And then of course there are the ailments that plague older populations, such as dementia and Parkinson’s.
THE MOST IMPORTANT DIETARY FACTOR TIED TO HEALTHY AGING, ACCORDING TO A FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE DOCTOR
But according to functional medicine doctor Mark Hyman, MD, author of the new book Food Fix, it’s not impossible to get healthier as you age. It takes a conscious effort to live well, and Dr. Hyman says often comes down to common sense everyday habits such as regular exercise and a predominately healthy diet.
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