Longevity and Regeneration

How Do We Define Aging?

Aging is when the cells in your body are dying more quickly than they are being replaced.

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What is the difference between lifespan and healthspan

Lifespan is how long you live even if you are taking 25 medications and hooked up to life support, even if you have had Alzheimer’s for the last 15 years and do not know who you are. Healthspan is how many years you live life to the full. With full ability to move, exercise, think, create and enjoy life. The goal for everyone should be lifespan= healthspan

Why do your cells die?

Some theorize that it is the reactive oxidative species or free radicals that build up causing early cell death. Others say it is preprogramed in your genes. Still others say it is caused by chemicals and toxins that damage the cells and cause premature death of the cells. Inflammation is the common factor that accelerates cell death.

The Secret to Long Life

The secret to long life lies in keeping the blood and bodily fluids pure and free of toxic material. Dr. Alexis Carrel of the Rockefeller Institute stated, “The cell is immortal. It is merely the fluid that it floats in that degenerates. Renew this fluid at proper intervals, and give the cell nourishment upon which to feed, and so far as we know, the pulsation of life may go on forever.”

The environment that the cells live in will determine how long the cells live.

Dr. Carrel confirmed his idea of immortality of the cell through an experiment in which he kept a chicken heart alive for 28 years. This is quite amazing since the lifespan of a chicken is 8 to 10 years. Dr. Carrel stated that as long as the nutrients to the chicken heart were pure, and the metabolic waste was constantly removed, the heart would never have to die. The experiment was ended when an attendant in the lab forgot to change the fluids causing the heart to die.

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Genes Do not Control Your Life – The Environment You Make Does

Epigenetics is the field that the environment controls the turning on and turning off of your genes, not the genes themselves. This is a new field which is the study of molecular mechanisms by which the environment controls gene activity. When studying stem cells, identical clone cells, when you put them in different environments in a Petri dish, the same exact cell, but if you change the environment that the cell was in, the cells themselves changed form. One environment caused the same identical clone cell to become a muscle cell and would even contract. When you switch the environment they are in, it causes them to change into another form which could be a bone cell, yet another change in the environment could cause the same stem cell, identical cell, to cause them to turn in to be a fat cell. This is amazing, this means that when you change the environment you can actually change the cells. This is tremendous because all we have to do to reverse symptoms, conditions and diseases in our aberrant physiology is change our environment.

Stem Cells are the cells that are responsible for ALL healing and regeneration in the body. When your Stem Cells get old, tired and worn out then you stop making new healthy cells in your organs, glands, tissues, bones, joints, skin and hair. This is called AGING.

Stem Cells are immortal and the most important factor in longevity and slowing aging.

With age, somatic cells such as neurons lose their ability to maintain the quality of their protein content. Stem cells, on the contrary, do not age and have increased mechanism to maintain the integrity of their proteins. Researchers have defined the mechanisms underlying increased protein quality control of stem cells. Then, the researchers mimicked these mechanisms in somatic tissues of model organisms to extend lifespan and delay age-related diseases.

The survival of an organism is linked to its ability to maintain the quality of the cellular proteins. A group of proteins called chaperones facilitate the folding of proteins and are essential to regulating the quality of the cellular protein content. This ability declines during the aging process, inducing the accumulation of damaged and misfolded proteins that can lead to cell death or malfunction. Several neurodegenerative age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Huntington’s disease are linked to a decline in protein quality control.

Human stem cells can replicate indefinitely while maintaining their undifferentiated state and, therefore, are immortal in culture. This capacity necessarily demands avoidance of any imbalance in the integrity of their protein content.

So longevity is the opposite of this. It means to activate or energize your stem cells so they can make new healthy cells continually.

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