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The Flipping 50 Show

Let's start Flipping 50 with the energy and the vitality you want for this second half! I solve your biggest challenges and answer questions about how to move, what to eat, and when, along with the small lifestyle changes that can make the most difference in the least amount of time. Join me and my expert guests for safe, sane, simple solutions for your second (and better) half!

Mar 28, 2023

Feel like you’re aging too fast? Here’s help in this episode. I’ve had this guest on before and it’s not likely the time.

If I asked if you’d like a non-pharmaceutical answer to better mood, energy, sex, and to reduce risk of disease - dozens of diseases, and reverse effects of aging you may have now, slow aging as we know it has existed …. You may think I was talking about exercise. 

You’d be right. It’s been said many times that if all the benefits of exercise could be rolled into a pill it would be the most widely prescribed drug in the world. 

But I’m not talking about exercise in this episode. 

I’m talking about a food. An unprocessed food. That also does all of that. 

If you feel like you’re aging too fast, or at least want a longer ride… this is your episode! 

My Guest: 

Catharine Arnston is not a stranger to Flipping50®. I’ll link to her prior episode here. She started a company called ENERGYbits after her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and advised by her oncologist that an alkaline diet would help her heal. Catharine immediately sprung into action to help her sister research alkaline foods and in the process she discovered algae. When Catharine learned that algae was the most alkaline, plant-based, nutrient-dense food in the world and had been used for fifty years in Asia to improve health and longevity, she knew she had discovered something big (and as you will recall if you listened to the prior episode, yes, her sister fully recovered - thanks for asking)...

...It took Catharine ten years to bring algae into the mainstream and build ENERGYbits into a national company. We're glad she finally did, because now you and your family can benefit from our naturally grown, toxin-free, Non-GMO algae tablets too. A handful will help satisfy your hunger, help give you steady energy, and help ensure your nutritional needs are met. All this from a food that has one ingredient, no chemicals, caffeine, sugar or processing and is the most sustainable, safe, eco-friendly, crop in the world - algae. 

Questions We Answer in This Episode:

Listeners are familiar with autophagy - the cellular clean up that occurs with fasting - what is mitophagy? 

How is that important to avoid decline of mitochondria that can occur with aging? 

Mitochondria decline was once just accepted as a part of aging, but like many things, exercise science has proven that exercising -with adequate intensity - can return a 70yr olds mitochondria to that comparable to a 20yr old. How does repair from nutrients help encourage mitochondria so a woman WANTS to or is more MOTIVATED to do the exercise that can essentially reverse what was thought of as the aging process…. Now we know it's the inactivity process.. It’s not aging… it’s inactivity causing it. 

How does improved mitochondrial function support increased body composition? (coming from increased muscle mass and decreased body fat) 

Why do we resist something so easy, and buy a bag of processed bean chips masquerading as a health food? 

Today, aging too fast is a choice. The right food, nature, exercise, even just movement and sleep do wonders. 

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The Importance of Mitochondria | Energy, Heath, and Longevity:

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