The 10 Dietary Habits of Highly Successful Agers
The earlier you can practice preventive medicine and monitor for conditions you may have a predisposition for, the more you can reduce your risk of disease. If, for example, you have a genetic variant that increases your risk to the harmful impacts of iron, your doctor may recommend a regimen including avoidance of foods containing large quantities of absorbable iron, getting regular exercise to excrete iron build-up, taking iron chelation tablets, and/or undergoing bloodletting.
Try The Diet of the Mindspan Elite
I hope this article inspires you to try a new diet that can put you on a path to a healthier, longer life. According to the National institute on Aging, the global number of centenarians, people age 100 or older, is projected to increase 10-fold between 2010 and 2050. If more people tailor their diets and lifestyles to their genes, I believe even this projection will turn out to be an underestimation. If you start following the diet of the Mindspan Elite, maybe someday you’ll become one of them.
Preston Estep Ph.D. is Director of Gerontology at Harvard Medical School’s Personal Genome Project, author of The Mindspan Diet: Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, Minimize Memory Loss, and Keep Your Brain Young, and Chief Scientific Officer of Veritas Genetics.