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Be wary of herbal remedies. Herbs are promoted primarily through literature based on hearsay, folklore, and tradition. Medical science has shown that most herbs do not deserve good reputations, and most that do have been replaced by synthetic compounds that are more effective. Many herbs contain hundreds or even thousands of chemicals that have not been completely cataloged. While some may turn out to be useful, others could well prove toxic. With safe and effective treatments available, treatment with herbs rarely makes sense
Physical wrecks. As people age, they wrinkle, move slower, develop illnesses, etc. However, they do not get fat and become physical wrecks. When a "master" is a fat slug, it is because he or she always was one or he or she chose to be to be one. As long as there is no underlying medical problem that causes it, people do not get obese as they age. Masters of the martial arts will always be exemplary examples of people who are their age. Pseudo-masters always speak of what they used to do and be rather than on what they are and what they can presently doAs masters age, they will not be as quick, may not be as strong or flexible, may not be able to jump as high, and may not have as much endurance as they did while younger, but they will still be able to perform the same techniques as they did at a younger age. Pseudo-masters use age as an excuse for their lack of ability. Age is not a disease; it is merely the progression of life.