An Open Mind On Turning Back the Aging Hands of Time:
Are We Ready for a New Wellness Paradigm Part 1
My Swedish uncle used to say that it is better to be young, healthy and rich rather than old sick and poor. That line always drew a chuckle because of its obvious observation and stark contrasts. How would you respond if I told you that young, healthy and rich was within the reach of every single human alive today, that it could be possible to wake up tomorrow with the realization that you could have 30, 60, 90 or more years of vibrant wellness ahead of you instead of maybe 10 to 50 years of progressive deterioration and sickness? In truth though, would you really want more years, even if they were available and came with vibrant health?
Before you shut me down and dismiss me as a wacko may I suggest that all it may take to slow down your aging process, to maybe bring it to a halt or even reverse it for some aspects of your body, is to open your mind that this could be possible. The magic words are Telomeres and Telomorase.
The 2009 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology was awarded for breakthrough research in Telomere Science. Telomeres are the protective end caps on the four limbs of our DNA filled chromosomes that keep the DNA from unraveling or fusing with other chromosomes each time the cell nucleus divides to facilitate healing or renew tissue. With each division your telomeres shorten. As our telomeres shorten we lose our health edge. Telomere length has become a marker for biological aging.
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