What are the energetics of health and healing when you’re a senior?
Let’s talk about it.
Every stage of your life holds a different potential for health as well as healing. What health issues you may be facing, as well as what mindset best serves your most optimal state of wellness differs throughout life.
The last stage of life I refer to as Sagehood.
It’s usually past 60 sometimes a little later. Sagehood is our senior years and is actually the longest stage of life, especially now as we’re living a lot longer. You may live 30 or 40 years or longer as a sage.
If you’ve done your psycho-spiritual work, cleared all your negative belief systems, are enjoying your optimal state of well-being, and fulfilling your highest purpose, you are ready to share your light and wisdom as a sage.
If not, it’s time to do your work.
That may mean psycho-spiritual therapy, self-help books, meditation, or whatever it takes to fulfill your purpose.
So how do you thrive in your sagehood?
1. Live Your Healing Mindset
It’s time to live a much happier, healthier life with a more healing mindset that believes in your health and vitality instead of your illness.
At this stage of life, it’s super important that you have a healthy healing mindset. Your energy, meaning your vibration, the essence you are projecting in the world is mirrored by what you’re receiving from the world. One of the best ways to see how your energy affects others is to observe your effect on a very young child or an animal. They will react to your energy and mirror it back.
If you’re calm, they’re calm.
If you’re agitated, they’re agitated.
I often use my patients’ pets to help them get their blood pressure down and reduce stress. As they do what’s necessary to calm their dog, they calm down.
If you haven’t already figured this out, I have an excellent CALM meditation using scent and sound that helps to trigger your parasympathetic nervous system to produce enough GABA to calm you.
2. Eat for Your Body Type
By now you know what your body type is –
- Mesomorphic (muscular)
- Endomorphic (naturally thin)
- or Ectomorphic (tend to hold on to body fat)
If you desire a healthy more youthful metabolism that burns energy faster and detoxes better, you have to fuel your body correctly. Consume at least a half gram of protein per pound of lean body mass. Eat monounsaturated fats with lots of colorful fruit and vegetables. Get enough fiber – about 25 gm a day. Eat locally grown, organic produce.
Your diet makes a bigger difference in your health now than before. It’s not too late to change. You’ll see big improvements in your bloodwork – lower HGBA1C and cholesterol, as well as excellent kidney and liver function.
3. Keep Active
Exercise is key to vitality in your later years.
Strive to do aerobic activity where you get your heart rate up at least a few times a week. Weight resistance exercises a couple of times a week will help you maintain your lean body mass.
Making sure you have good strength in both upper and lower body as well as your core is important to maintain balance as you’re less likely to fall with good core strength and good lower body strength. Then stretch daily. As you age you lose flexibility which makes you more prone to injury.
4. Get Enough Sleep
I know it’s harder to sleep through the night but your body and brain needs at least seven hours of sleep.
Less than five hours of sleep at night is a recipe for illness. There’s an increased risk for cardiovascular disease for people who don’t get an adequate amount of REM sleep. So do what you have to to get enough sleep including a good sleep routine and maybe some natural sleep aids.
Your hypothalamus controls your day/night cycles so nutraceutical support is crucial for deep restorative sleep.
5. Support Your Hypothalamus
If you haven’t already started supporting your hypothalamus nutraceuticals, it’s time to get started taking Genesis Gold®.
If you have sensitivities to any of its plant based ingredients, start by taking the Sacred Seven® amino acids. Usually after three to six months, your food intolerances diminish enough to enable you to take the full Genesis Gold® formula, which is going to give you a lot more support by keeping your hormone receptor sites healthy and active, help you detox, and improve your digestion and absorption.
Keeping your hypothalamus balanced is key to reducing systemic inflammation. Aging starts with hypothalamic inflammation. Supporting your hypothalamus with Genesis Gold® is key to staying vital, and healthy.
Being healthy and vital allows me to be present for my loved ones, my patients, and anyone else I might share my wisdom – that’s the gift of being a sage.
If you have any questions about how to stay healthy throughout your life and want access to my best diets, exercise routines, and meditations, please join us in our Hormone Reboot Training.
You can also learn more in my newest book The Hypothalamus Handbook.