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Three Simple Ways to Stay Young

By Michael Biamonte

The aging process, which affects our appearance and our body function, ultimately concerns everybody. That’s why it’s a multi-billion-dollar industry.

One major reason the body ages is because two things are happening at the same time: Stomach acid levels and hormone levels naturally decrease, and both decreases result in a loss of total body muscle. When we lose muscle, our metabolism slows down, and we become older, sicker and fatter. Genetic factors also play a part in how and when we show our age.

These three simple steps can help slow the aging process:

Keep your stomach acid flowing.

Lack of stomach acid leads to malabsorption of all the food you eat, including the proteins and minerals that keep your bones strong. Remember the old saying “You are what you eat”? Change it to “You are what you digest.” Taken before meals, apple cider vinegar acts as a simple digestive aid to give you a fair chance at absorbing the nutrients in your food.

Keep your hormones balanced and at adequate levels.

Every indigenous culture has some herbal brew, exotic food or other secret that’s been passed down through the generations as a “fountain of youth.” In the Western world, we have anti-aging practitioners who can test hormone levels and then correct imbalances with a natural regimen of bio-identical hormones.

Get a comprehensive genetic test. When you identify your body’s genetic weaknesses, you can work around them with vitamins and herbal supplements. With a full hormone panel and genetic testing, an anti-aging practitioner can put together a plan to make the 50s and 60s look and feel like the new 40s.

Michael Biamonte is a certified clinical nutritionist, an anti-aging specialist [A1] and the founder of the Biamonte Center for Clinical Nutrition, located at 2185 34th Ave., Ste. 14D, Astoria, NY. For more information, visit


 [A1]Okay? Better to put it here so the article doesn’t come across like a sales pitch.