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Anti-Aging Therapies- “Want to Live Longer?”

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“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…”

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,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Long-term, Late stage Side Effects “Not Worth Tracking”


Late-life exercise shows rejuvenating effects on cellular level

“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.

But younger?

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…”

Mediterranean diet associated with a lower risk of mortality in older adults

“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 , they assessed the associations of the Mediterranean diet index and the -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…”

The 12 Best Anti-Aging Supplements

“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.

Through that research, scientists have identified a large number of substances that have anti-aging properties, many of which can be taken as supplements by those looking for natural ways to decelerate the aging process and prevent age-related disease…

1. Curcumin

Curcumin — the main active compound in turmeric — has been shown to possess powerful anti-aging properties, which are attributed to its potent antioxidant potential…

2. EGCG

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).

3. Collagen

Collagen is promoted as a fountain of youth for its potential to reduce the appearance of skin aging.

It’s an integral component of your skin that helps maintain skin structure. As you age, collagen production slows, leading to collagen loss in the skin that accelerates signs of aging like wrinkles…

4. CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that your body produces. It plays essential roles in energy production and protects against cellular damage (18Trusted Source).

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…

5. Nicotinamide riboside and nicotinamide mononucleotide

Nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) are precursors to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+).

NAD+ is a compound found in every cell in your body and involved in many critical processes, including energy metabolism, DNA repair, and gene expression (22, 23Trusted Source).

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…

6. Crocin

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)…

7–12. Other anti-aging supplements

  1. Theanine. L-theanine is an amino acid concentrated in certain teas, including green tea. It may help protect against mental decline and has been shown to extend the lifespan of roundworms by around 5% (35Trusted Source, 36Trusted Source).
  2. Rhodiola. This medicinal plant has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. One study in fruit flies demonstrated that treatment with Rhodiola rosea powder led to a 17% increase in their lifespan, on average (37Trusted Source, 38Trusted Source).
  3. Garlic. Garlic has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Test-tube and rodent studies have shown that supplementing with this bulb may prevent UV-light-induced skin aging and wrinkles (39Trusted Source).
  4. Astragalus. Astragalus membranaceus is a stress-reducing herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. It may help combat aging by reducing oxidative stress, promoting immune function, and preventing cellular damage (40Trusted Source).
  5. Fisetin. Fisetin is a flavonoid compound that’s considered a senotherapeutic, meaning it can kill senescent cells. Rodent studies suggest that it may reduce the number of senescent cells in tissues and extend lifespan (41Trusted Source).
  6. Resveratrol. Resveratrol is a polyphenol in grapes, berries, peanuts, and red wine that may promote longevity by activating certain genes called sirtuins. It has been shown to increase the lifespan of fruit flies, yeasts, and nematodes (42Trusted Source).

 

 

 

 

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