people claim that they don't want to "live until 120 years
of age", because they associate being 120 years old with sickness
and disease. But what if you could increase your lifespan and
enjoy vibrant health even at an advanced age? What if you
could feel better in your body at 70 years of age than you did at
am currently taking 4 herbs which are reputed to play a role in
something called "telomere extension".
are "telomeres" and what is "telomeres extension"?
are specialized structures at the end of a chromosome. Telomeres
are often likened to the plastic tips at the end of our shoe laces,
which keep our shoe laces from unraveling.
prevent our chromosomes from unraveling and are involved with the
replication and stability of DNA molecules. Every time one of the
cells in your body replicates, the telomeres get shortened a bit.
After approximately 50 replications, your cell's telomeres have
shortened to zero and the cell dies.
Telomeres. (Source: Wikipedia)
is a simplified way to understand how "telomeres" are
responsible for aging at the cellular level: imagine you need to
replicate a cassette tape using the latest copy of the cassette
tape each time, and each time the replication process starts after
skipping the first few inches of clear plastic found at the beginning
of the cassette tape: eventually you will start missing some of
the music on the cassette tape. That's what happens with our telomeres.
4 adaptogenic herbs reputed to help extend telomeres/slow down telomeres shortening:
on the research I have done on longevity and life extension, I can
tell you that there are a lot of people out there who are willing
to try many unproven/potentially dangerous strategies and commercial
products in order to have a chance at increasing their lifespan.
There is a lot of complicated, sometimes contradictary information
am choosing a safer approach: I am supplementing
my healing diet
with herbs which Mother
Nature makes available to us: astragalus, turmeric, rhodiola
rosea and holy basil. These 4 adaptogenic herbs are reported to act
synergistically to promote telomeres extension/slow down telomeres shortening. They also have wide-ranging
beneficial effects on the body as a whole.
of our lifestyle choices evidently have an impact on our longevity:
Fasting (IF) is reported to help extend one's lifespan.
Caloric restriction is the only strategy
which has proven to extend the lives of mice in laboratory studies.
exercice, proper nutrition, meditation are all, of course, important
factors when it comes to life extension. This page is only meant
to be an introduction to life extension and I simply want to share
what I am doing personally to extend my own life.
12-minute video below discusses the effect that negative thinking,
brooding and ruminating about the past has on telomeres, and how
can help our telomeres and slow down cell aging!
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