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Wendy says she has a demanding life as a full-time college student with three kids. "Instead of learning how to cope with it, I got short with my children and my husband, and you don't want to be like that," she says.

After Wendy had her biophysical, Dr. Oz found out her stress was caused by a larger problem. "She had the shortest telomeres they had ever measured," he says.

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"Part of it was external stress. But we also uncovered something that was inside of you," Dr. Oz tells Wendy. "You have celiac disease—you have a gluten allergy. So wheat products were actually waging civil war inside your intestines."

Dr. Oz says it's important to note that celiac disease and other forms of chronic inflammation can age us. "And a lot of us don't realize this, but when we have chronic inflammation—whether it's gingivitis or prostatitis, vaginitis—any of these chronic inflammatory conditions actually age us because we start having a second front of defense in addition to trying to live in the real world."

After trying the anti-aging plan for eight weeks, Wendy says she is already noticing a change. "I've learned how to really handle my stress, and my kids have noticed and my husband's noticed and I feel better about it," she says. "I just feel like I can handle my day better."

It's not too late to turn your health around. Take Dr. Oz's test and get a plan for a healthy life!
FROM: Dr. Oz on Aging: How to Turn Back Time, Part 2
Published on January 01, 2006
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.


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