Aging is inevitable, but there are ways to delay the onset of physical signs like wrinkles or graying hair as well as mental and sensory signs, according to Dr. Mehmet Oz, prominent cardiac surgeon and health personality.
Dr. Oz recently announced a five-day plan to help rejuvenate each of the five senses, as a common aging associated outcome is dulling of the senses.This is particularly interesting for those at risk for developing Alzheimer’s as the plan Dr. Oz has developed can also highlight warning signs for early symptoms of the disease. Below you will find the first two days of the sensory recharge plan, an excellent exercise for anyone looking to promote healthy longevity in his or her own life.
Focuses on testing your senses and seeing which areas need improvement and which areas are fully functional at a normal capacity.
This is what Dr. Oz suggests for each sense:
Test: Hold your arms straight down with your wrists pressing against each other for 10 seconds. If you feel numbness in several of your fingers then you may have some nerve compression in your hands.
Remedy: “To maintain and strengthen the sensation in your nerves, take 10 mcg of vitamin B12 each day.”
Test: Take a swab of alcohol away from your nose and near your waist. Slowly raise the swab towards your nose until you can smell it. If you can smell the alcohol around chest level then your sense of smell is fine. If not, this is what Dr. Oz suggests:
Remedy: “If you find your sense of smell lacking, try taking 600mg of the supplement Alpha Lipoic Acid daily to increase the function
of the olfactory nerve, which is instrumental in one’s sense of smell.”
Test: Mix zinc sulfate with water and swish it around your mouth for ten seconds. If you do not sense a metallic taste, then your sense of taste may be deficient.
Remedy: “Take 15 mg of zinc daily if you experience a taste deficiency. Within 2-3 weeks your sense of taste should be restored. Otherwise, consult your doctor.”
The second day focuses on skin rejuvenation, as the skin is one of the most obvious signs of aging as it begins to wrinkle and show signs of weathering. The mixture of nutmeg and cinnamon can serve as a rejuvenation agent for wrinkled skin. Take 6 teaspoons of cinnamon and nutmeg and run it though your coffee machine’s filter. Then, pour this mixture directly into a warm bath and soak in it.
Alternatively, you can let the mixture cool and use it as a face or body wash instead.
Have you found these tips useful? You can read the rest of the remedies from the remaining three days of the regimen here: DoctorOz.com.
As always, you should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other wellness plan to determine if it is right for your needs.
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