Anti-aging doctor Paul Lynn says the secret to preventing premature aging lies in maintaining a state of metabolic alkalinity in the body, which can be accomplished by consuming small amounts of baking soda daily.

“Alkalinity is an anti-aging ‘secret’ available to all.” says Dr. Paul Lynn of San Francisco Preventive Medical Group.

As Dr. Lynn’s anti-aging medicine research has progressed over the years, he has found that keeping our body in a state of metabolic alkalinity protects it against premature aging. His conclusion continues to find support in both scientific research and clinical evidence.

When the human body is in an alkaline rather than acidic condition, the health of the cell membranes or “lining” of the cells is maintained longer. The enclosed cells need replacement less often. In short, it is proven that alkalinity keeps our cells “younger” longer. Healthy cells can keep excessive calcium, copper, iron, and toxic metals from entering the cells prematurely. A healthy functioning of the cell lining, for its entire expected life span, is the primary building block of any anti-aging medicine program.

In the presence of excessive acidity, the cell membrane will break down sooner than it should. When the cell lining breaks down, unwanted metals and calcium rush in through tiny molecular-sized gaps. This causes cells in their prime to function as if they were aged cells, which results in the cell dying prematurely. The demand on the human body to replace cells quicker, by allowing persistent excessive acidity, can be labeled as oxidant stress or premature aging. People then notice how tired they feel. A successful anti-aging program must find a way to reduce this abnormal demand that has been placed on the body.

Mutations of genetic material inside of cells occur much more often in cells that age before their time. In acidic tissue these mutated cells sometimes cannot all be destroyed by our immune system. Some of these mutated cells then survive to begin reproducing themselves as cancer cells.

For these reasons, the human body wants to maintain this alkaline milieu in which our cells function best and age slowly. There are many ways to help the body remain alkaline, some simple, and some complex.

Dr. Lynn has found at least one effective simple method to help neutralize a significant amount of the acidic excess that accumulates in most people as they age.

“Baking soda (not baking powder) used daily, in low dosages is one of the most under-utilized, effective anti-aging treatments available,” advises Dr. Paul Lynn. “Use 1/3 tsp per day in a glass of water. Not more. Anytime is okay, but best after 3 PM. This is enough to restore an alkaline condition for the cells in most cases. Too much alkalinity can create another set of problems. If using the powder is uncomfortable, compressed baking soda tablets are available.”

About San Francisco Preventive Medical Group

San Francisco Preventive Medical Group is a San Francisco health center specializing in integrative medicine. Their group of practitioners has years of experience combining Western medicines with alternative medicine, such as naturopathic medicine and massage therapy, creating a holistic treatment that addresses long-term relief of reoccurring and chronic illnesses.

For more information about Dr. Lynn’s anti-aging treatments, contact Dr. Paul Lynn at 415-566-1000.