Fine Line between Wellness and Death

There’s an extremely narrow margin between almost everything good and bad in life. Ultimately, it shrinks to a black and white difference. The grey area (not in a hair sense) starts disappearing with age.

The good news is, you control that margin. In fact, only you.

It’s a sad fact that only about 5% of any given population rises to the top of the wellness meter. Surprisingly, the differences between this “elite” group and the other 95% boil down to unbelievably simple mundane habits. In fact, “habits” is the most appropriate term I can pick.

The “lucky” 5% learned, either by accident or design, simple lifestyle steps that they incorporated at some point into their lives. The secret is, these steps became so routine that they barely have to think about them.

They became habits.

A close friend calls the secret to optimal healthy longevity “sustainability.”

That means you separate yourself from the 95% who tend to suffer more and die sooner by doing simple things that they don’t, and you do them regularly.

You move a little more. You eat a little less. You substitute some nourishing foods for some harmful foods. You take your supplements regularly. You take at least a few moments each day to consciously de-stress.

Skipping these no-brainers could literally mean life or death.

You don’t need to be a fanatic about any of it.

How hard is it to take a few flights of steps instead of an elevator… and at least get in some brisk walking every day?

Or to use smaller dishes instead of filling up dinner plates?

Or the lowest effort step – taking your key supplements every day? I recommend more than one, but InflaGene is one of my top three, especially if you’re over 40.

It’s just as easy to consciously relax or briefly meditate once or twice a day as it is to let stress build.

If you haven’t read your copy of Smart, Strong and Sexy at 100 yet, you may want to give it a quick skim.

Or, I shudder at this thought ☺… you don’t have your copy yet. If not, Amazon now offers it in three formats: hard copy, Kindle and audio book.

Bad Aging News… Good Aging News

Did you know the youngest Baby Boomers turned 50 on December 31st?

What does that mean for them? Simply this:

Their rate of aging, physical decline, their chances of ending up with an aging-related disease, and their chances of dying from any natural cause… increases exponentially with each passing year!

Sounds grim, huh? Well it is. We’re generally near the top of our games at 50, and then over 99.9% of the population never reaches 100.

Ugh!

What did our ancestors do about it?

Nothing. They were helpless. That’s what sucks about aging. And that’s what still captures most of our attention, especially when we get up in years.

But what are others doing about it?

We’re saying “no” to aging, because for the first time in history, we are empowered.

Now, instead of just having an exponential force working against us… we have exponential forces working FOR us.

Technologies that are slowing aging… and that will reverse aging… are starting to overtake the forces of nature that age and kill us. Each year brings more and faster progress. So, while risks increase with age, so does progress. It won’t be long before that progress overtakes aging-related risks… and we reach a Longevity Escape Velocity where we’re able to add more than a year to nearly everyone’s expected life span with each calendar year.

Then, instead of closing in on the end, your actuarially calculated day of reckoning will move farther away from you with each passing year.

Each year brings more breakthroughs and more prominent people agreeing with and supporting radical life extension.

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Now is the most costly time to roll the dice with your health.

Study Shows Says You Can Power Your Way to Longevity

I hope you don’t get tired of me reminding you that adding just a year or two to your life could be the difference between being part of the last generation to suffer and die from aging – or being part of the first generation to enjoy youthful extreme lifespans.

And my suggestions should add way more than a few healthy years to your life. So please excuse the mantra. I think about it every day, but only remind you every so often.

Remember me telling you about how good strength training is for your heart and your brain? It cuts your chances of dying from the number one killer way back.

Now a new study shows you another unexpected benefit. Strength training dramatically reduces your chance of getting the most feared disease of all… cancer!

Although this particular study was done on men, it’s for the ladies too.

Here’s what the report said:

Men with stronger muscles from regular weight training are up to 40 percent less likely to die from cancer, according to new research.

The findings suggest that muscular strength is as important as staying slim and eating healthy when it comes to protecting your body against deadly tumors.

A team of experts tracked the lifestyles of over 8,500 men for more than two decades. Each volunteer had regular medical check-ups that included tests of their muscular strength. The men who regularly worked out with weights and had the highest muscle strength were between 30 percent and 40 percent less likely to lose their life to a deadly tumor.

Even among volunteers who were overweight, regular weight training seemed to have a protective effect, although the researchers stressed that keeping a healthy weight was still crucial for avoiding premature death.

But they added, “In the light of these results, it is equally important to maintain healthy muscular strength levels.”

Researchers said it’s possible to reduce cancer mortality rates in men by promoting resistance training involving the major muscle groups at least two days a week.

I went back over five years and saw this info was well-known then. It’s been corroborated over and over since.

Original sources:

The Telegraph

Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention

See that? I’ll bet every single cancer victim would wish he or she could go back in time and spend a little effort in the gym or at home once they knew these facts. Ditto for heart disease victims, at least the ones who survived their first heart attack.

You don’t need to be another Arnold. Just do sensible regular strength training. Then enjoy the other benefits of looking, thinking and feeling better all your long life.

AI Exposes Aging’s “Secret Killer”

A KEY aging culprit is finally addressed by advanced technology.

As we age, it turns against our bodies. It creates the plaques in our arteries which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It damages DNA, and can turn healthy cells into cancers. In cartilage, it’s the proximate cause of arthritis. In fact…

…TIME Magazine calls it “The Secret Killer.”

It can destroy you… without your awareness. Time also calls it the surprising link to HEART ATTACKS, CANCER, ALZHEIMER’S and other diseases.

The Cleveland Clinic says: “Although it is essential to know your cholesterol levels, the actual cause of heart attack, stroke or death is (It).”

And it really kicks in as we grow older. Besides killing us, it can cause…

• Pain and aches
• Low energy
• Accelerated aging
• Allergies and hay fever
• Decreased sex drive
• Skin disorders like eczema

The “IT” in this case is INFLAMMATION. And it is shrouded in mystery, misinformation, misconceptions, and it is, if the experts quoted above truly know their stuff, UNDERESTIMATED as a huge contributor to aging, dying and pain.

My favorite technology to accelerate all medical research is Artificial Intelligence (AI). And it was turned loose on chronic inflammation for the first time ever.

Few realize that virtually every phase of our lives is already impacted and dependent on AI.

And even fewer realize that the lack of AI has kept biology in the dark ages compared to other fields.

But biology is too complex to be solved without increasingly powerful tools. AI is such a tool.

Imagine a Ph.D. lab assistant with total recall that works around the clock. It would be able to download all the data it needs from the Internet almost instantaneously. It could collaborate with humans and other AI… and more.

“The world’s smartest researcher”

The first of several nutritional supplements developed entirely by AI addresses this single biggest threat to our wellness and longevity.

Lowering your chronic inflammation is one of the most effective overall wellness and anti-aging strategies on the planet.

AI technology has isolated the genes involved in inflammation. Next, it was used to determine how to control these genes with networks of pure, natural organic compounds.

With traditional nutraceutical discovery, largely based upon “trial and error,” this would never have been possible.

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Surprising Inflammation Clinical Study Results

The single biggest deterrent to long health spans, and the single biggest cause of accelerated aging and premature death is, you guessed it… INFLAMMATION.

When the war on chronic inflammation is won, we will have largely eliminated suffering and death from heart disease, stroke, cancer and other devastating aging-related conditions.

If you’re part of any of the following groups, the chances are, you are inflamed:

• In Pain
• Overweight
• Over 45
• Have an allergy
• Have asthma
• Have diabetes
• Have arthritis (or any other “itis”)
• And of course if you have heart disease, cancer or Alzheimer’s

There’s good news however. We won a battle and may finally be turning the tide.

The nutritional supplement InflaGene was tested in an initial human clinical study. Results confirmed it was effective for the vast majority of inflamed subjects. Based on the positive clinical review, we are now entering a new expanded study.

You can see for yourself. For a synopsis of the study results, CLICK HERE.

And for a free report on what you can do now for inflammation and pain. CLICK HERE.

Don’t forget – one reason chronic inflammation is so dangerous is that it largely goes unnoticed for years, until it’s too late to do anything about it. In other words, the first symptom may be sudden death from a cardiovascular event or diagnosis of an incurable disease.

That’s the reason the medical community often refers to inflammation as the “Silent Killer.”

That’s also the reason it’s the first condition a new and advanced artificial intelligence technology was directed to help defeat.

Don’t forget to revisit this page.

The Lazy Way to Dynamic Longevity

Do you plan on maximizing your chances for super longevity and dramatic youthfulness? If so, you’ll need to put in some effort… but not as much as you may think.

For instance, do you know staying fit is much easier than getting in shape? In other words, after some initial effort, you can slack off and still maintain your benefits.

How about your diet? Sure, slacking off will set you back. But once again, you don’t have to be a fanatic. Falling off the wagon a couple of times a week won’t kill you, but a steady diet of Twinkies will.

In that vein, your best plan is to put in some effort on basic health maintenance:

Your body needs to be taken care of in a variety of ways for peak performance over the long term. Exercise. Keep your weight off. Try to avoid stabbing yourself. It’s a big advantage that in our formative years, that sort of maintenance just happens as a natural consequence of being a child.

But the additional work that goes into maintaining health as an adult comes as an unexpected chore.

So: many of us get successful, then fat, and then suffer aging-related conditions more frequently. Also sooner. And then on average… die younger.

This isn’t rocket science. Most know what they are doing to themselves, even if they aren’t up to speed on the biochemistry details that come into play. But the siren song of life in a time of wealth and plenty lures you in. Medical science will probably save you from yourself someday… but don’t count on it for a while.

So maintain yourself. You stand on the entry to a golden age in biotechnology, one that offers open-ended healthy, youthful lifespans to those who claw their way over the threshold.

Slacking off on your health means you’re turning your back on that future. That makes it tougher for you to live long enough to benefit from rejuvenation biotechnologies that are clearly emerging today.

Then let’s now review the basics of the “Big Two,” Diet and Exercise. These are the two most important of my 7 Steps to Longevity.

1. Diet. I have a whole chapter devoted to Diet in my book, Smart, Strong and Sexy at 100?. Here are some basics:
a. Eat less. Did you know the average American adult devours over 3,000 calories a day? Our average should be around 2,000.
b. Replace soft drinks, sugars, processed foods and white flour with fresh or frozen organic vegetables and fruits.
c. Eliminate or at least limit grains and dairy.
d. If you eat meat, make sure it’s free-range.
e. Eat at least one third of your food raw, preferably more.
f. Fast intermittently. One day a week for example.

2. Exercise. #2 in importance… just behind Diet.
a. Ideally, get 20-30 minutes of high-intensity exercise, six days a week. If you train longer than 45 minutes at a time, lower your intensity.
b. Balance cardio training with resistance training.
c. Your best exercise is what you are able and willing to do consistently, not what you’d like to do – but don’t.
d. If you’re not interested in training seriously to stay in shape, then pick activities that you enjoy, and do them regularly. Those could include sports, brisk walking, cycling, active hobbies or even gardening. “Movement” is key. Why not substitute the word “activity” for “exercise” if that makes it easier for you?

You don’t have to be a fanatic. Have fun. Eat and exercise moderately today… and we’ll see you in the long tomorrow.

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Inflammation Clinical Study Results

The single biggest deterrent to long health spans, and the single biggest cause of accelerated aging and premature death is, you guessed it… INFLAMMATION.

When the war on chronic inflammation is won, we will have largely eliminated suffering and death from heart disease, stroke, cancer and other devastating aging-related conditions.

If you’re part of any of the following groups, the chances are, you are inflamed:

• In Pain
• Overweight
• Over 45
• Have an allergy
• Have asthma
• Have diabetes
• Have arthritis (or any other “itis”)
• And of course if you have heart disease, cancer or Alzheimer’s

There’s good news however. We won a battle and may finally be turning the tide.

The nutritional supplement InflaGene was tested in an initial human clinical study. Results confirmed it was effective for the vast majority of inflamed subjects. Based on the positive clinical review, we are now entering a new expanded study.

You can see for yourself. For a synopsis of the study results, CLICK HERE.

Don’t forget – one reason chronic inflammation is so dangerous is that it largely goes unnoticed for years, until it’s too late to do anything about it. In other words, the first symptom may be sudden death from a cardiovascular event or diagnosis of an incurable disease.

That’s the reason the medical community often refers to inflammation as the “Silent Killer.”

That’s also the reason it’s the first condition a new and advanced artificial intelligence technology was directed to help defeat.

Don’t forget to revisit this page.

Human Inflammation Study Results are In

The single biggest deterrent to long health spans, and the single biggest cause of accelerated aging and premature death is, you guessed it… INFLAMMATION.

When the war on chronic inflammation is won, we will have largely eliminated suffering and death from heart disease, stroke, cancer and other devastating aging-related conditions.

If you’re part of any of the following groups, the chances are, you are inflamed:

• Overweight
• Over 45
• Have an allergy
• Have asthma
• Have diabetes
• Have arthritis (or any other “itis”) or chronic pain
• And of course if you have heart disease, cancer or Alzheimer’s

There’s good news however. We won a battle and may finally be turning the tide.

InflaGene, the supplement I have mentioned to you several times, was tested in our initial human clinical study. Results confirmed it was effective for the vast majority of people in the study. Based on the positive clinical review, we are now entering a new expanded study.

You can see for yourself. For a synopsis of the study results, CLICK HERE.

Don’t forget – one reason chronic inflammation is so dangerous is that it largely goes unnoticed for years, until it’s too late to do anything about it. In other words, the first symptom may be sudden death from a cardiovascular event or diagnosis of an incurable disease.

That’s the reason the medical community often refers to it as the “Silent Killer.”

That’s also the reason it’s the first condition we turned our advanced artificial intelligence on to help defeat.

Don’t forget to revisit this page.

One Simple Change = 17 More Quality Years

Calorie restriction (CR) still proves to be the ONLY way to extend maximum life span in mammals. Much more so in shorter lived smaller mammals (up to 30% or more).

If it could do the same for humans, the food industry landscape would change dramatically. But it doesn’t. We might be able to squeeze out a few extra years at best.

But again, that’s maximum life span. CR does sooo much more. It’s the most sure fire way to totally AVOID, and at least delay virtually every single aging-related disease on the planet.

So it won’t extend human’s maximum life spans from 120 to 150, but it will significantly extend average life spans. In fact, a reasonable estimate is 10-15 years.

And it gets even better. Not only will you probably live a lot longer, but you will live BETTER. Without CR, we may expect to live to around late 70’s on average. The bad part about that is, most can expect to suffer for over seven years, lingering, waiting for death to relieve the agony.

But those who practice CR can expect about 90 active independent years, and then die relatively quickly and comfortably. Adding it up, look for over 17 more QUALITY years.

You still die though… unless… we see likely breakthrough radical life-extending technologies during the extra years you bought.

Then the lid is off, and you may be on the path to full body rejuvenation.

CR is a tough lifestyle for almost everyone though, in spite of the life or death benefits.

So what do we do? Eat comfort foods? And a lot of them? We could, and most do, in spite of the long term consequences.

Fortunately. There’s a middle ground that could give you most, if not all the benefits of CR that is much easier to adopt. It does take committing to a consistent habit, but is there anything worth having that doesn’t? Don’t think about that. I’ll answer it for you.

“No”

Plan B is regular intermittent fasting (IF) such as alternate day fasting, doing one or two 24 hour fasts a week… or eating every day, but spacing your last meal of the day and your first meal of the next about 17 hours apart.

All three variations may work as well as CR, assuming your food is nutritious and you consume less calories overall. (This may also be the most effective weight loss strategy on the planet)

The latest research looks at the relationship between fasting and immune function, which turns out to interest the cancer research community, among others.

Ways to better recover from treatments like chemotherapy that greatly weaken the immune system are high on the priority list. There is already a fair amount of work underway on generating better outcomes for cancer patients by combining CR with chemotherapy. So it shouldn’t be surprising to find that there is funding for work on IF as well.

Prolonged fasting cycles (no food for two to four days at a time over the course of six months) kill older and damaged immune cells and generate new ones. The research also has implications for chemotherapy tolerance and for those with a wide range of immune system deficiencies, including autoimmunity disorders.

This may be effective because fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged aging immune systems.

See www.MaxLifeSolution.com for more longevity information.

Why Overpopulation Will Never Be a Problem

When I initially propose the concept of extreme life extension, I’m often met with a knee-jerk reaction which goes something like this:

“What will we do with all the people?”

It’s a logical ages-old question actually. But like most “obvious” flawed arguments, it’s easily dis-proven once you dig deep. So let’s go deep and see what we find:

Amazingly enough, when you factor out immigration, industrialized countries are actually seeing population declines rather than increases. And according to world renowned economist Julian Simon, our current resources and technologies (without considering those that are undeveloped) could support 6 billion more people. Misallocation of those resources and technologies, usually due to bureaucratic bottlenecks and political greed and ineptitude, are the culprits.

Since the Industrial Revolution, alarmists screamed doom and gloom about overcrowding and limited resources (backed by their “statistics”). However, the opposite has happened. The population increased by 740% since then, and standards of living have soared. It’s not so much a question of resources as it is one of education, individual productivity and distribution—social problems, not life-extension problems. As long as people produce more than they consume, it’s impossible to run out of resources.

Common sense and intuition say there should be a demographic catastrophe, if people were actually immortal and continued to reproduce. But what would the science (mathematics) say? Recently, Drs. Leonid and Natalia Gavrilov answered that question with a study sponsored by the SENS/Methuselah Foundation.

They proved it is possible to have sustainable population dynamics in a future hypothetical non-aging society.

They proved that (even) immortality, the joy of parenting and a sustainable population size are not mutually exclusive.

This is because a population of immortal reproducing organisms will grow indefinitely in time, but not necessarily indefinitely in size.

Many developed countries (like the studied Sweden) face dramatic decline in native-born population in the future and also risk losing their cultural identity due to massive immigration. Therefore, extension of healthy lifespan in these countries may in fact prevent, rather than create a demographic catastrophe.

The Gavrilovs painted five scenarios:

1. Negligible senescence where all anti-aging interventions start at age 60 years with 30-year time lag. Even in the case of defeating aging (no aging after 60 years) the natural population growth is relatively small (about 20% increase over 70 years).

2. Negligible senescence for a part of population (10%). What if only a small fraction of the population accepts anti-aging interventions. The population declines.

3. Negligible senescence for a part of population (10%) with growing acceptance (1 percent added to negligible senescence group each year), and the last remaining five percent of population refuse to apply these technologies in any circumstances. The Population still declines, but only slightly

4. Rejuvenation. Mortality declines after age 60 years until the levels observed at age 10 are reached; mortality remains constant thereafter. In this case, population would increase about 20% over 70 years. How about when rejuvenation starts at age 40 instead of age 60? Now we see a manageable 40% increase over 70 years.

5. And finally a more modest scenario where aging slows down still results in population declines.

A general conclusion of this study is that population changes are surprisingly small and slow in their response to dramatic life extension. Even in the case of the most radical life extension scenario, population growth could be relatively slow and may not necessarily lead to overpopulation. Therefore, the real concerns should be placed not on the threat of overpopulation, but rather on such potential obstacles to a successful biomedical war on aging, such as scientific, organizational and financial limitations.

Thank you Leonid and Natalie.

If you’d like to see details of their study, go to http://longevity-science.org/present.html.

The longer we keep ourselves alive, the more brainpower we have to see real and imagined problems through. Just as technology extends lives, it makes life more livable for larger populations. Telling people they should die to make room for others is an idiotic solution to any problem.