Episode 21 Life Extension

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We are not medical professionals. We are simply reasonably intelligent people who can read.

Geek Alert

This episode can get a bit scientific.

What Causes Aging and Death

Two Mechanisms that cause aging and death

Role of genetics and environment.

Mechanism one, the biological clock

  1. Normal distribution curve
  2. Potential role of insulin
    1. Low calorie life extension.

Mechanism two, free radical damage, oxidative stress.

  1. Oxygen is necessary for life but ultimately it is the cause of death
  2. As we process oxygen in our bodies we produce unstable forms of oxygen such as superoxide, hydrogen peroxide or peroxynitrate. Let’s talk about Hydrogen Peroxide.
    1. No longer recommended for cleaning wounds because it damages tissue in the wound.
    2. Unstable forms of oxygen can do damage by donating an unpaired electron or by taking one away from another molecule.
    3. When free radicals attack DNA, cross linking occurs and this in turn causes cancer.
    4. Cross linking between fat and protein molecules causes wrinkles.
    5. Oxidized LDL cholesterol causes plaque build-up in arteries that cause strokes and heart disease.
    6. Cross linking in neurological tissue is associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

What we can do to improve health, extend life, prevent disease and slow aging

  1. Real food
  2. Reduced exposure to pollution, environmental hazards.
  3. Exercise
  4. Adequate sleep and rest
  5. Hydration
  6. Maintain a healthy body composition

Additional insurance

  1. Good multi-vitamin/multi-mineral
  2. Fish Oil
  3. Protandim
    1. Stimulates the body to make antioxidants that are much more powerful than those contained in supplements.

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