Why do you think wealthy people spend money on anti-aging research? I ask because there is already a fair amount of research showing basic nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle therapies slowing the aging of our bodies.
To be clear, my goal is to undergo the therapies below and slow aging in order to reduce my risk of long-term side effects caused by aggressive chemotherapy and radiation underwent in ’94,’95,’96 for a diagnosis of multiple myeloma.
Living longer is only your goal if you aren’t living with the damage done by aggressive chemotherapy and radiation.
The research is clear. Chemotherapy ages our cells dramatically increasing our risks of long-term side effects. I do everything below and more in an effort to dig myself out of a chemo-induced aging hole.
All the better if I can look younger and live longer doing so.
Are you a cancer survivor who has developed long-term and late stage side effects such as brain, nerve, joint, marrow damage? Scroll down the page, post a question. I will reply to you ASAP.
Hang in there,
“For people who hate exercising, here comes some more bad news: it may also keep you younger. Not just looking younger, but actually younger, on an epigenetic level. By now, the benefits of exercise have been well established, including increased strength of bones and muscles, improved mobility and endurance, and lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
A study recently published in Aging Cell, “Late-life exercise mitigates skeletal muscle epigenetic aging,” suggests this could be the case…
When the mice were studied after two months of progressive weighted wheel running, it was determined that they were the epigenetic age of mice eight weeks younger than sedentary mice of the same age—24 months. Murach noted that while the specific strain of mice and their housing conditions can impact lifespans, “historically, they start dropping off after 24 months at a significant rate.” Needless to say, when your lifespan is measured in months, an extra eight weeks—roughly 10% of that lifespan—is a noteworthy gain…
DNA methylation, aging and exercise
While the paper strengthens the case for exercise, there is still much that needs to be learned. Though the connection between methylation and aging is clear, the connection between methylation and muscle function is less clear…”
“A greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet which had been assessed through an index made with biomarkers during a 20-year scientific monitoring is associated with a lower mortality in adults over 65…
In the study, researchers chose the reference levels of the following dietary biomarkers in the urine: total polyphenols and resveratrol metabolites (from grape intake) and presents in plasma, plasma carotenoids, selenium, vitamin B12, fatty acids and their proportion of monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids. Using a predictive model, they assessed the associations of the Mediterranean diet index and the food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) with mortality…
During the 20 years of monitoring, there were 425 deaths (139 due to cardiovascular diseases and 89 due to cancer-related causes). Once the models were analyzed, the score of the Mediterranean diet using the biomarkers was inversely associated with all causes of death…”
“Aging, which can be defined as the “time-related deterioration of the physiological functions necessary for survival and fertility,” is a process that most people would like to slow (1Trusted Source).
Some of its main causes include accumulated cellular damage caused by reactive molecules known as free radicals and the shortening of telomere, which are the structures located at the ends of chromosomes that play an important role in cellular division (1Trusted Source).
While aging is inevitable, increasing the human lifespan and slowing the aging process has been a focus of scientific research for decades.
Curcumin — the main active compound in turmeric — has been shown to possess powerful anti-aging properties, which are attributed to its potent antioxidant potential…
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a well-known polyphenol compound concentrated in green tea. It offers impressive health benefits, with research supporting its use to reduce the risk of certain cancers, as well as other health conditions like heart disease (9Trusted Source, 10Trusted Source, 11Trusted Source).
Collagen is promoted as a fountain of youth for its potential to reduce the appearance of skin aging.
Research suggests that levels of CoQ10 decline as you age, and supplementing with it has been shown to improve certain aspects of health in older individuals…
Nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) are precursors to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+).
NAD+ levels decline with age, and this decline is thought to be associated with accelerated physical decline and the onset of age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s (23Trusted Source).
Animal studies have shown that supplementing with NAD+ precursors NMN and NR restores NAD+ levels and prevents age-related physical decline…
Crocin is a yellow carotenoid pigment in saffron, a popular, pricey spice that’s commonly used in Indian and Spanish cuisine.
Human and animal studies have shown that crocin offers many health benefits, including anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and antidiabetic effects (28Trusted Source)…