With aging baby boomers population fueling the longevity and anti aging industry many therapies, supplements and drugs have flooded the market. Nutrition, diet and calorie intake have proven to have a significant result on how long and how well we live. Dr. Koch in 1930 had showed that the cell can live forever when he kept a chicken heart alive for 7 years. All the cell needed was timely removal of metabolic waste and a constant supply of nutrients.
The retardation of aging reduces the onset of degenerative disease. To combat aging and increase longevity we need to decrease inflammation, increase mitachondrial density, strengthen enzymatic function, optimize digestion as well as detoxification and improve biological makers of youth such as: Metabolic rate,
Insulin sensitivity Cognitive function, Enzymatic activity, Cardiac health, Endocrine system function.The following tactics have proven to have a significant effect on lifespan of the organism.
1. Calorie restriction
One of the most studied ways of extending animal and human lifespan in the last 70 years have been calorie restriction programs. The first experiment was made on rats in 1935 whose mean and maximum lifespan has been radically extended with significant reduction in onset age related disease. This has spanned a multitude of studies manipulating calorie intake and nutrient density. Recent 20 year study on rhesus monkeys had shown that with only 30% reduction in caloric intake produced results that decreased degenerative age related disease by a factor of 3. The CR control group of monkeys exhibited less fat gain, retained their muscle mass and maintained healthy behavioral functions with all bio makers of youth being superior to that of a normally fed group.
This findings have profound human implication since the monkeys tend to age in the same way. Rhesus monkeys like humans are vulnerable to age related chronic disease, loose their strength over time and develop cancer and cardiovascular disease, their cognitive functions also change with age. Studies with humans had shown similar results with only 20% reduction in calories we experience significant improvement in bio makers of youth including parameters of healthy blood such as insulin levels, blood pressure and LDL.
We all eat too much. Calorie dense, nutrient deficient foods are abundant and cheap. They are poorly digested and overload our blood with glucose, undigested proteins, fat, cholesterol, homosystine and other inflammatory substances. Unclean blood accelerates aging as the body works overtime to clean it up. Free radicals are created at great rates damage our cells and impair healthy DNA replication. There is also evidence in scientific literature that excess calorie intake turns off certain genes that control life span and youth. Research shows that North Americans consume 100% more calories than needed and even a 20% reduction over 2-6 years can significantly affect cardiovascular function and healthy blood terrain. Reducing calorie intake can be easily achieved with consumption of whole foods and reduction of conventional processed foods which improve digestive function. Supplements like enzymes, soluble and insoluble fiber, plant protein drinks and green foods can be used to help with hunger levels and transition to a calorie restricted diet.
2. Hydration with Restructured Alkaline Water
To live long the body needs an adequate intake of water. When we are born we are close to 90% water and by the end of the life span humans loose up to 30% of intesristual water which results in brain shrinkage, impaired metabolic rate, loss of muscle mass and poor cardiovascular functioning. Increasing water intake can reduce up to 30% of onset degenerative diseases (Your Body’s Many Cries For Water, Dr Batmanghelidj). But not all water is created equal, some has more impact on longevity of the cell. Research on longest living cultures from around the world such as Hunza Valley and Caucasus mountains have shown that the only common denominator amongst all studied groups was consumption of hexagonally structured water high in active hydrogen and high in alkaline trace minerals (Hunza valley showing pH of 10). This water helps bodies maintain adequate hydration levels and had up to 14 times more capacity to carry energy into the cell (Hexagonal Water, Mushik Jhon). The Japanese, who have population over 1,000,000 of healthy people over 90, developed water ionizers to mimic mountain run off water. These machines have the ability to produce massive quanitities of electrical based anti-oxidants which have been shown to reduce oxidative damage associated with aging. Japan is number one country on longevity and health in the world according to WHO, and they also have the highest consumption of anti-oxidant ionized water in the world.
3. Live Foods
A diet high in consumption of plant based raw foods has also shown a positive affect on the longevity of the cell. Sometimes called “raw or living” foods are easy to digest, high in mineral content, fiber, enzymes, and have restructured water already in them. Consuming a 70/30 or 80/20 percent raw food diet supports the calorie restriction program, helps maintain healthy glucose levels, are naturally detoxifying and promote healing. The living foods have a higher electrical charge according to many Kirilian images and carry more energy into the cell. Bernardo Paulo, a 111 year old from Phoenix, AZ, has been consuming a diet high in raw food for over 100 years. He has never been sick and continues to enjoy an active lifestyle. Jack Lalanne, Paul Bragg, Bernard Jensen and other famous Living Foods advocates lived physically active past 90 in robust health.
So in practical terms,
Drink 3-6 liters of water per day. When you feel hungry drink 500ml to 1 liter of water and wait 30 minutes before eating. This will have you eating less and hyrdating yourself better. Eat fresh salads for lunches and/or dinner and fresh fruits for snacks. You will eat less, hydrate better, and chances are you will live longer with fewer incidents of age related degenerative conditions.