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Interference field is a local tissue irritation that can potentially cause destabilization of the autonomic nervous system. These fields are electrophysiologically unstable and emit abnormal neurological signs, causing the reaction of the autonomic nervous system. Scars, injuries, concussion can depolarize areas of the body creating an interference field.
These scars could either be visible and external on the skin, or hidden on internal organs, teeth, autonomic ganglia. These areas are usually sensitive to toxins accumulation, and can block the energy flow of the nerve and meridian network of the body. This can reflect to a specific organ and may create otherwise inexplicable pain, or other issues. The symptoms though may appear in a remote area of the body, far away from the actual disturbance area. For example, an appendix surgical scar can be the source of unexplained migraines or headaches.
Myoskeletical pain, asthma, angina, hormonal imbalances, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual irregularities, urinary tract infections, heart palpitations, indigestion, constipation, are some of the consequences of interference fields. In fact, any symptom related to body function that is controlled by the autonomic nervous system, could be caused by an interference field.
The treatment of interference fields is consisted by treating the affected tissue with neural therapy, mud packs, microcurrent therapy, essential oils, among other therapies used at Neomed Institute of Wellness and Rehabilitation, in order to restore the cell’s electrical potential, the physiology of the tissues, and the cell membrane stability. The effect of the treatment will occur within the first few days. The treatment should be repeated in order to achieve longer response, until is no longer required.
Reflexology is one of the most ancient healing techniques practiced. Although it originates in Egypt, at some point close to 2330 BC, similar techniques are known to have been practiced by the Chinese and North American native tribes as well. With its potential benefits being acknowledged all the more to this day, reflexology is now being practiced throughout the world, in terms of palliative or supportive care, both to enhance well-being and physical strength in healthy individuals, but, more importantly, to alleviate severe symptoms of multiple chronic or end-stage diseases.
Reflexology is one of the most safe and specific healing techniques. Therapists apply pressure to certain areas of the feet and hands; this exerts a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, including musculature, visceral organs and skin. The extremities are often clearly mapped by reflexologists: in this way, very specific areas of the hands or feet correspond to very specific distant locations of the whole body, which are positively affected by the way the extremities are handled during a session.
How does reflexology work? A clear pathophysiological mechanism is yet to be established. However, scientists propose various pathways via which a positive stimulus can reach a location distant to the hands. Reflexology may affect specific parts of the body by hemodynamically stimulating the part in question; namely, by increasing the blood flow to the organ, after applying pressure to the hand or foot . This theory is further corroborated by a scientific study by Jones et al., reporting that Doppler sonography used to depict the kidney during a reflexology session actually illustrated an increased blood flow to the organ, during pressure . Another potential mechanism that may underlie the beneficial effects of reflexology involves nerve impulses and the ability of the autonomic nervous system to connect two distinct parts of the body .
Setting the proposed mechanisms aside, the most important part of reflexology is what it can do for you. Apart from enhancing well-being and providing stress relief for people otherwise healthy, reflexology is one of the most powerful weapons in treatment of chronic conditions. Reflexology is known to offer pain relief and improve the quality of life in the case of many conditions, such as breast cancer, lung cancer, asthma, severe neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy as a complication of diabetes and stroke patients .
Numerous patient studies report extremely positive results associated with reflexology, in terms of fighting dyspnea caused by breast or lung cancer, stress relief and improving skeletal pain . Its non-invasive nature renders reflexology a therapeutic means that is easy to tolerate, even in case of debilitation and progressed disease. Except for the effects that reflexology can have on the physical condition of people suffering from various conditions, it also helps to reduce psychological stress and elevate mood, something which further contributes to a better physical response. Another beneficial aspect of reflexology, is that it involves no drug therapy and no adverse effects have ever been reported, with the exception of some discomfort on the hands and feet, if the patient cannot tolerate the pressure. For other individuals, the hands and feet as well benefit from a reflexology session, as the therapeutic massage can help to promote a sense of relaxation in those areas as well.
Please contact us and find out how reflexology sessions can benefit you.
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By M. Sehil, the Craniosacral Therapist at Neomed Institute
Throughout nature, life is expressed with patterns of health and vitality. All trees look for the sun with their leaves and branches in search of food they need. Each form of life carries “signature patterns” of vitality. In a similar way, our bodies carry very subtle and refined patterns of vitality which are designed to maintain our health or bring us back to health.
The craniosacral therapy is a manual, non-manipulative, non-invasive and holistic method that supports the inherent vital forces of the body and supports them to return to their natural balance and harmony.
This therapy is an important direction of manual therapy and osteopathy, which is aimed at restoring the natural mobility of the sacrum, skull structures and meninx, as well as at eliminating brain circulatory disorders, and ensuring uncongested flow of liquid.
This treatment method is oriented towards physical and psychological health, and is based on the holistic understanding of the body. It is about helping the patient to integrate the Self into their whole being. The craniosacral therapy integrates all physical, energetic, emotional or spiritual components into the whole, and leads to transformation and even liberation. It allows the patient to feel like their life has got a new breath and a new impetus.
As for children, the effects of the therapy are very rapid and remarkable, especially when focused on treating hyperactivity, lack of concentration and aggressive behavior, among others.
The craniosacral therapy is used to purify the Cephalorachidian fluid that protects and nourishes the central nervous system. The subtle movement of this fluid can be seen in all the body’s tissues. It is like a gentle inhalation and exhalation, hence its name “Breath of Life”, or a regular, slow and deep tide.
The craniosacral therapy stimulates a body’s “primary breathing” system, more subtle and deeper than our breathing. It has a healing quality and carries a spark of the power of life. A trained physician can sense the rhythm of the primary breathing and use it to assess the current state of the body and assist in restoring its balance, integrity and health.
During the session, the patient lies on a treatment table, and I use a very soft touch to perceive the flow of their life’s forces carried by the subtle flow of fluids and tissues in the patient’s body.
At the same time, I also perceive the patient’s individual history with their particular conditions, traumas or pathologies. In most cases, the body needs to align the spirit/mind/body to the stream of life and find the inner direction to creativity and actions. From a space of tranquility and expanded awareness, I facilitate the transition of the separation into the unity and natural balance.
Thus, I simply take on the role as an assistant of the patient’s primary breathing so that I find a new balance between health resources and the restrictions retained in the tissues of their body. In this way, the body can heal itself, and the power of fluids can penetrate all cells and organs again.
If I detect or suspect a pathological imbalance in a patient, I routinely refer the patient to a corresponding specialist.
The craniosacral therapy can complement other therapies, as well as accelerate their effects and minimizing side effects of certain treatments.
Back and joint pain, sciatica, scoliosis, hip discomfort and neck pains are symptoms frequently experienced by many individuals, and, under some circumstances, tend to lapse into chronicity. Moreover, people with chronic illness may have issues with their spine that may negatively impact their energy levels, organs functions, bodily systems blockages, and overall, their quality of life. Therefore, addressing these issues is of paramount importance when it comes to an individual’s well-being.
The Dorn method, also known as Dorn therapy, is a relatively new but solid and effective treatment that addresses problems such as spinal misalignment, back and joint pain, sciatica and neck/hip pain. Developed by German lay healer Dieter Dorn in the 1970’s, this method uses a different approach to skeletal issues, when compared to traditional chiropractic or physiotherapy. It combines traditional Chinese healing methods with Western medical knowledge to produce a positive effect on the spine and joints, therefore alleviating pain and discomfort, without using anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving medication.
So what does the Dorn method actually involve? Contrary to other alternative spinal and joint treatment methods, the Dorn method does not support a static correction of anatomical issues; this is done because the muscles, when static, pose a force that is difficult to overcome in order to correct underlying structures. Instead, the Dorn principles apply the so-called “dynamic” correction and alignment of the spine and joints: every manipulation, carried out with the hands, is performed in combination with movements of the patient. In this way, the movements carried out by the patient, alongside the therapist’s interventions can result in a positive effect on the body structures, as motion relaxes the area and allows for it optimal rehabilitation.
Palpation of the spine is one of the vital elements of the Dorn approach. The spine, a structure that upholds the whole body, may be misaligned; this is actually present in many of the patients presenting with back pain. Should any misaligned area be detected during palpation, the correction is done with gentle, safe pressure applied by the therapist to the area, while the patient moves their extremities in a guided way, thus enabling the whole affected area to relax. The Dorn method is one of the safest ways to actively rehabilitate skeletal and joint structures, as it addresses the problem together with the patient, who takes actively part in their own therapy.
The Dorn method is practiced by Neomed experienced therapist Zenon Zenonos and can prove very useful in a plethora of conditions, including sciatica, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, headaches/migraine, scoliosis, tinnitus, and conditions that are not directly associated with pain, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), menstrual and digestive problems, sexual dysfunction, high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease.
Another vital, positive aspect of Dorn therapy, is that it is also safely applicable in cases of children, who are treated in the same way as the adult patients, naturally with gentle manipulations. Given that the fact that a multitude of structural issues originate in childhood, the Dorn approach can contribute to the eradication of serious skeletal problems (e.g scoliosis) from a young age, thus improving a person’s way of living.
Please, contact Neomed at firstname.lastname@example.org and find out how Dorn Therapy can help in your specific case.
Amongst all types of martial arts, Chinese Tai Chi is the one known to be practiced both for defense reasons and for its contribution to well-being. But what exactly is Tai Chi? Having existed as a traditional type of Chinese martial art, Tai Chi was developed over 800 years ago, and its practice combines physical activity, vital force empowerment, internal strength and respiratory training. The primary difference between Tai Chi and many other types of martial arts, is that this specific type does not require physical strength in order to be practiced; its philosophy, instead, focuses more or respiration, gentle and coordinated movement and internal force.
This brings us to the indisputable benefit that Tai Chi can have on many types of chronic diseases. Once a topic of speculation and dispute, Tai Chi has nowadays been proven to have a confirmed positive impact on the physical condition, well-being and standard of living of patients suffering from chronic disease. A 2016 comprehensive study conducted by the British Journal of Sports Medicine reviewed 33 individual studies, and concluded that Tai Chi can be safely practiced by patients suffering from conditions such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer and osteoarthritis: not only is Tai Chi safe for these chronic sufferers, but it has actually been proven to improve their overall physical performance and reduce pain.
Pain and physical restriction is known to negatively affect the standards of living in the case of many individuals affected by chronic illness. These patients cannot practice the usual type of exercise (e.g. aerobic exercise), which requires physical strain, strong joints and a competent respiratory and cardiovascular system. The effects of chronic pain and disease-related physical restriction are a huge burden, and result in medication over-prescription, melancholia and/or depression, as well as to a gradually declining physical condition. So how does Tai Chi exactly improve physical strength and well-being? A 2015 meta-analysis carried out by Ling Jun Kong et al., illustrates that Tai Chi, a type of martial art that focuses both on the body and mind, is practiced via slow movement and weight-shifting, rather than forceful and abrupt movements. This indicates that it can be executable by people with limited movement and can actually help to improve joint stability, by slowly setting the joint into motion.
Tai Chi also focuses on meditative techniques; this type of cognitive stimulation and concentration exercise can also contribute to an elevated mood, a better immune system and also a better functioning autonomic nervous system. What patients are usually unaware of, is that chronic pain can cause physical complications, such as hypertension and insomnia: individuals suffering from chronic conditions can be heavily affected by such complications. Tis meta-analysis also confirms the positive contribution that Tai Chi can have on other conditions causing pain, such as fibromyalgia, chronic LBP (lower back pain) and rheumatoid arthritis.
At Neomed, we are currently offering a Tai Chi program, suitable and focused on patients with chronic disease. Join and discover a whole new world of possibilities, including a better physical condition, positive energy and guaranteed rehabilitation.
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Tui Na or tuina (/ˌtwiː ˈnɑː/) is a form of Chinese therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, Chinese herbalism, tai chi, and qigong.
Tui Na is a body treatment that uses Chinese taoist principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into balance. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll, press, and rub the areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates, to stimulate blood flow, ease muscle tension and spasms, clear blockages and stagnation Qi, and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles.
Tui Na also works with restoring the balance of Chi. Tui Na practitioner presses on certain acupressure points in the body’s meridian system to stimulate the body’s own healing process.
Tui Na does not simply work on the muscles, bones, and joints. It works with the energy of the body at a deeper level. By keeping the body’s energy in balance, health is maintained. This is true not just for physical health, but for mental and emotional well-being as well.
Tui Na can help with many conditions, acute or chronic:
Headaches, Migraine, Insomnia
Shoulder, Neck pain, Back pain, Sciatica
Repetitive Strain Injury
Sprains and Bruises
Fatigue and Stress
Cold hands and/or feet
Increase of muscle tone
Increase of circulation of blood and lymph and removal of waste products
Removal of scar tissue
Depending on the type of Tui Na treatment you have, you might leave feeling a bit light headed. Some patients experience sleepiness while others feel supercharged. Sometimes the effect of Tui Na massage can be very emotional. Almost always, everyone feels better after Tui Na.
Open wounds, Fractures, Skin problems, Tuberculosis, acute bout of inflammation, tuberculosis, major heart failure, renal failure, coagulation disorders, acute renal failure, aneurisms, acute thrombosis.
Please enquire at Neomed reception about this therapy or call us at: 25259988
Ozone therapy is a proven medical therapy used in Europe for over 50 years across a multitude of conditions. In addition to the established methodologies, the Neomed Institute has adopted and combined the very latest techniques including the ground-breaking Multipass Treatment pioneered by Dr. Lahodny to treat chronic conditions with great results.
Millions of aging people are plagued by arthritis in the knees. Osteoarthritis is a slowly progressive disease in which joint cartilage breaks down.
The pathological changes include degradation of the articular cartilage, formation of osteophytes, inflammation of the synovium, degeneration of the ligaments and thickening of the subchondral bone. As a result, symptoms of joint pain and stiffness occur, with grinding and cracking sensations. Repeated activity that causes high stress on the joints and aging are the most common causes of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis causes severe pain, disability, and reduction in quality of life.
The articular cartilage has a limited ability of intrinsic healing and repair due to the lack of blood vessels, lymphatics and nerves. Currently, there are no approved treatments for osteoarthritis that can slow down the structural progression or delay the need for total knee replacement.
Ozone is a naturally occurring gas that consists of three atoms of oxygen. It has been used for treatment for over a century. The alternative therapy of ozone gas appears to be promising in reducing inflammation and balancing free radicals in the body. Ozone has therapeutic aims in chronic diseases, by activating the cellular metabolism, reducing prostaglandin synthesis, reducing oxidative stress, vasodilation and angiogenesis stimulation. Injecting ozone gas into the knee can reduce pain and improve functioning and overall health.
Ozone has a significantly broader mechanism of action than NSAIDs and corticosteroids, providing anti-inflammatory effect and antalgic gait. The value of intra-articular ozone in reducing pain and improving function in patients with knee osteoarthritis was confirmed in several clinical trials. Intra-articular ozone is safe to use. Adverse events rarely occur, with acute pain in the knee at the moment of the ozone application.
Ozone gas injections can give a patient a better quality of life with less pain in performing the daily life activities. It can also delay the need of joint replacement surgery.
Weekly intra-articular ozone administration for 8 weeks can reduce osteoarthritis associated pain, improve joint function and improve the quality of life of patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis.
Please, contact us to find out more about this therapy and book a session.
The correct acid-base balance is indispensable for the normal action of the metabolic processes and maintaining wellbeing of the body. Acid-alkaline balance in the body is not a straightforward value on the pH table, but rather as a continuously moving dynamic equilibrium. Various organs in the body require very different pH levels to work efficiently. Just to give an example:
Blood: slightly alkaline, between 7.35 and 7.45.
Stomach: very acidic, between 2 and 4.
Intestine: slightly acidic, between 5.5 and 7.
The ratio of acids to bases is not only important for a healthy metabolism, it also determines the structure and function of proteins, permeability of cell membranes, distribution of electrolytes, and functioning of connective tissue.*
Although the quantity of acids and bases in our body changes permanently, depending on the nutrition, stress levels, exercise, and the toxic load in the body, the body works very hard to maintain the pH value in the various organs and tissues within a constant narrow range. The body will do this, even if it means sacrificing minerals from the bones or teeth to neutralize excess acid in the blood.
When the alkaline reserves of the body are depleted, the body is left in a weakened state and the body systems start to malfunction, which may lead to chronic illness, such as osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular damage, immune deficiency, among others.***
What can you do at home to balance your body pH and make steps towards radiant health?
Reduce your stress. Chronic stress and negative emotions may cause a pH imbalance in the body and an increase in inflammatory markers, leading, in some cases, to the dysregulation of chronic inflammatory processes. This immune dysregulation favours the development of many diseases including cancer, heart attacks and osteoporosis.** Meditation or yoga are enjoyable practices that can help you deal effectively with your stress levels. Take time to unwind and do the things you truly love and enjoy.
Do exercises. A sedentary lifestyle contributes to latent acidosis of the body. Check with one of our specialists to choose exercises that are most suitable for your body type and health condition.
Ensure you get enough sleep and rest. A well-rested body that receives at least 8 hours of sleep every day produces healthy cells. Please, see our medical team if you have trouble falling asleep so that they could recommend the best solution for your particular case.
Take the right supplements. Neomed Institute chooses only the highest quality products for our guests, and we make this available for you at Neomed. Please, consult with our medical team about the best supplements for your specific health situation, including if alkali powders are the right therapy for you.
Drink enough water. Hydrate yourself to keep all the body systems moving towards detoxification and elimination. The body that keeps the toxin levels low is much less prone to develop a chronic illness. Avoid drinking water with food, as this will dilute the stomach acid, making your stomach more alkaline, hence, reducing the effectiveness of the digestion and allowing the viruses, bacteria and fungi to survive, proceed into the intestines and proliferate.
Eat slowly and chew thoroughly. When you chew your food properly, then enzymes in your saliva start breaking down the food making it easier to digest and ensuring that more nutrients get absorbed. Moreover, the stomach works more efficiently and maintains its acidic environment if the food is liquefied and contains the proper digestive enzymes. Also, unpleasant issues, like gas and bloating, are most likely to be avoided if the food is thoroughly chewed.
Take the best probiotics. The ideal environment for the intestine is slightly acidic, between 5.5 and 7. When the intestinal environment becomes more alkaline (which is one of the factors measured in the stool test that Neomed Institute offers to the guests), then fungi such as Candida overgrow and turn into their pathogenic form and cause the Leaky Gut syndrome. Leaky Gut is one of the causes of auto-immune and chronic illnesses, and must be addressed with an integrative protocol. Probiotics produce small amounts of lactic and acetic acid in the gut, helping to rebalance the pH in the intestine and restore the acidity that is needed to manage the fungal overgrowth.
Baking soda enemas and foot soaks. Baking soda is alkaline, with an average pH level of 8. Adding baking soda to enemas, foot soaks and detoxing baths, will create easy home remedies to increase the body pH levels.
Reduce toxic exposure. An effective way to decrease the acidity of the blood, slow down aging and prevent development of chronic illness is to reduce toxic exposure of the body to man-made chemicals, radio-active elements, electro-magnetic radiation, and toxic foods, among others. However, reducing emotional toxicity is equally important, as chronic diseases may be directly connected to unresolved negative experiences and emotions.
How can our specialists at Neomed Institute help restore right pH balance for a healthier You?
Neomed Institute Medical Team carefully evaluates all factors that contributed to your current health state, including potential pockets of ammonia in your body and brain, and recommends our unique remedies and therapies to balance the body pH.
Receive alkalising infusions. Alkalising infusions (procaine-base or homeopathic procaine-base) have a neutralizing effect so that the body can regain its natural balance. Neomed Institute partnered up with the best chemists in Germany with specialized sterile labs to create alkalizing infusions with homeopathic and isopathic remedies that help the body to balance pH and to nurture body tissues. The use of alkalizing infusions is carefully evaluated by our medical team to ensure its true benefit in conjunction with specific treatments to prepare the body for such therapy.
Receive biomagnetic therapy. Biomagnetic therapy, created by Dr. Isaac Goiz, is a natural and safe way to restore the healthy cellular milieu. A therapist will use pairs of magnets of opposite charges and medium intensity to depolarise areas of body that are out of balance and re-establish the acid-alkaline balance in the body.
Receive microcurrent therapy. Latent acidosis reduces and eventually inhibits oxygen delivery to the tissue and organs. Microcurrent therapy supports maintenance of body pH by stimulating oxygenation and balancing cellular electrical communication. Our visiting consultant Dr. Reinwald is an expert at microcurrent therapy and his unique programs are available only at Neomed.
Choose healthy diet. Our naturopathic team comprised of qualified clinical nutritionists combined with the wisdom of naturopathic medicine specializes in creating unique nutrition protocols for our guests and patients. To do so, we first conduct a highly-specialized bio-compatibility test with an Australian lab that determines which dietary products and cleaning products contribute to the inflammation levels of the body. Then, our team analyses your specific health condition and the precipitating factors that led to it, and creates a nutrition protocol that will be an important step on your wellness path.
Rebalance your digestive system. Our digestive system is the first line of defense against the pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. If the stomach and the intestinal tract are too alkaline, for example, because
not enough stomach acid is produced,
an incorrect diet is followed,
the pH increased after courses of antibiotics,
then there is a much higher chance of fungal overgrowth, development of the Leaky Gut syndrome, nutrient malabsorption, inflammation, constipation, and poor elimination, which in turn, will lead to development of chronic and auto-immune diseases.
At Neomed Institute, our Digestive Health programs, headed by highly trained medical and naturopathic team, will target all aspects of the digestive tract including restoration of the mucosal lining, enhancing digestive secretions, regulating motility and restoring the gut microbiome.
Drainage and detox.
We believe that accumulated toxins are one of the major reasons why the body develops chronic illness. Supporting the body to open the elimination pathways (drainage) and subsequently, to start excreting undesired substances through:
lungs (correct breathing),
and your mind (emotional release),
is one of the goals of Neomed Institute therapies.
Please contact us for more information!
Aging is defined as a living system that is removed from equilibrium or no longer maintains a balance between acidity and alkalinity, immune activation and immune suppression, sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system activity. This lack of balance results in systems of the body not functioning properly with a corresponding build-up of toxins and metabolic by-products. Longevity, cellular functioning and replication is strongly correlated with the expression of certain detoxification enzymes. Certain antioxidants have also been demonstrated to protect against cellular aging.
Oxidized polyunsaturated fatty acid’s abundant in cell membranes positively correlate with increased aging. Protective systems such as antioxidant nutrients that protect against lipid oxidation is correlated with longevity and reduced markers of aging.
The skin, being the largest organ in the body, receives the initial assault from man-made toxins. Our skins are subjected to toxins from the air along with the lotions and potions we put on our skin. These toxins cause oxidative stress damaging our skins protective bilipid layer and allowing for further absorption of the toxins into our body.
Once toxins are in the body they are responsible for interrupting the regulation of hormones including hormones of the brain such as melanocyte stimulating hormone which when inhibited results in leaky gut and leads to issues with other hormones including thyroid, leptin, sex hormones and insulin. Toxins also increase autoimmunity and allergies, suppress antimicrobial components of the immune system and reduce the capacity to detoxify not only toxins and hormones but inflammatory proteins. All of this results in the body being moved away from its equilibrium.
Detoxification is one answer to helping the body regain balance, reducing inflammation is another but also just as important is to reduce our exposure. It is impossible to live in a bubble and heavy metals and chemicals are ubiquitous in our environment, however we do the best we can. Reducing exposure to chemicals including Sodium laureth sulphate, benzenes, parabens, phthalates, pesticides, organoflurocarbons, flame retardants etc that are commonly used in our everyday society in cleaning products, skin care, furniture, new cars, clothing to name but a few. Ways to reduce this exposure include buying natural fibers if possible such as hemp, bamboo and coconut, either choosing organic skin care or making your own from oils, rosewater sprays. Using bicarb of soda, tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, lemon essential oil for cleaning. Avoiding eating from plastic containers (especially when hot), using aluminium foil when cooking, cooking in Teflon pans that have been scratched and reducing consumption of canned foods if possible due to the BPA exposure from the lining of the can.
You can slow down aging and improve your health just by reducing your exposure to toxins, plus, you will be helping mother earth.