Have you ever wondered why so many elderly people seem to be frail and unable to do much compared to their earlier lives? Are we destined to follow their examples? Aging is guaranteed, followed shortly thereafter by death. Can you make changes now and have a different ending?
One of the two causes of aging is a decrease in daily production of human growth hormone (HGH). Our bodies make huge amounts of this hormone when we are young. It is made while we sleep. That is one reason babies sleep a lot. HGH regulates the growth of all our body’s organs and systems. When HGH levels are high, you look and feel young. When HGH levels decrease, you begin to look older. When HGH levels are very low, you look and act as if you were nearly on death’s bed.
You are either growing or decaying – there is no middle ground. Most people do not know what causes us to age, and what they can do to counter the causes and effects of aging. As I continue these blogs in the future, you will have a chance to learn, in detail, the things you can do to thwart as much of the aging process as you can. As your HGH levels normally decline, this decline acts as if you were being supplied with a new hormone – human decay hormone. The result is the same. You are growing or decaying.
Increasing HGH levels are not difficult. There are several things that will naturally cause you body to make more HGH. The simplest is fasting. A twelve-hour fast causes HGH to be produced at ten times the normal level. Restrict your daily caloric intake to just above malnutrition (assuming nutrient balance) and your HGH levels increase. Animal studies using restriction caloric intake show upwards of twenty percent increase in lifespan.