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Chemotherapy-Induced Aging- Non-Toxic Therapies

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“The study shows that chemotherapy induces cellular senescence — or cellular aging — in normal tissues, which triggers a pro-inflammatory stress response and promotes the adverse effects of chemotherapy as well as fatigue and cancer relapse and metastasis…”

If the first study linked and excerpted below is accurate, chemotherapy ages you, causes short, long-term and late stage side effects and may even cause your relapse. My oncologist never mentioned this to me. Did your oncologist tell you about this side effect?

Fortunately, there are evidence-based, non-toxic, non-conventional therapies shown to slow or even reverse the aging process. Let me be clear. I am not promoting some sort of fountain-of-youth elixir.

man hand holding his nutritional supplemets, healthy lifestyle background.

I am talking about nutrition, lifestyle therapies and nutritional supplementation all that research has shown can counteract the cellular senescence caused by your chemotherapy. Not only can you reduce your risk of long-term side effects but you may look younger doing so?

Yes, the studies below are either in vitro or in vivo- test tubes or animal studies. This is the best we can do considering large pharmaceutical companies will not pay for research that cannot be patented. Curcumin, green tea, resveratrol, etc. cannot be patented.

I have been taking the nutritional supplements discussed below in addition to exercising daily. I can’t tell you that I am “growing young,” but I can say that my long-term and late stage side effects have stabilized and many have even healed.

Have you undergone chemotherapy? Are you experiencing long-term or late stage side effects? If you would like to learn more about evidence-based, non-toxic therapies that can help, please scroll down the page and send me an email. I will reply ASAP.

Hang in there,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Study Shows Chemotherapy Induces Cellular Aging, Which Promotes Side Effects, Cancer Relapse

“Chemotherapy for cancer causes a pro-inflammatory stress response that promotes adverse side effects and cancer relapse…

The study shows that chemotherapy induces cellular senescence — or cellular aging — in normal tissues, which triggers a pro-inflammatory stress response and promotes the adverse effects of chemotherapy as well as fatigue and cancer relapse and metastasis. Eliminating the senescent cells in mice prevented the side effects and cancer relapse and metastasis…”

Green Tea Extract Suppresses the Age-Related Increase in Collagen Crosslinking and Fluorescent Products in C57BL/6 Mice

“These results suggest that green tea is able to delay collagen aging by an antioxidant mechanism that is in part duplicated by the combination of vitamin C and E…

In conclusion, our results show the ability of green tea and vitamins C and E to delay collagen cross-linking in adult mice. Green tea was also able to prevent the rise of fluorescent markers of collagen aging. Since the combination of vitamins C and E decreases crosslinking but not fluorescence, this suggests that the mechanism responsible for the TBT increase is different from that responsible for the fluorescence.

The ability of green tea and the combination of vitamins C and E to block crosslinking without impact on glycemia suggests an antioxidant mechanism acting on cellular release of crosslinking agent(s). Finally, in view of the fact that unrelated processes, such as dietary restriction and mutation in the Pit gene, are associated with delayed collagen crosslinking and life span extension, it will be important to investigate whether chronic intake of green tea leads to a generalized delay in the aging process and prolongation of life span…”

Lifespan and healthspan extension by resveratrol

“A number of small molecules with the ability to extend the lifespan of multiple organisms have recently been discovered. Resveratrol, amongst the most prominent of these, has gained widespread attention due to its ability to extend the lifespan of yeast, worms, and flies, and its ability to protect against age-related diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes in mammals…”

Higher levels of omega-3 acids in the blood increases life expectancy by almost five years

“Researchers have found that omega-3 levels in blood erythrocytes are very good mortality risk predictors. The study used data from a long-term study group, the Framingham Offspring Cohort, which has been monitoring residents of this Massachusetts town, in the United States, since 1971 and concludes that, ‘Having higher levels of these acids in the blood, as a result of regularly including oily fish in the diet, increases life expectancy by almost five years.”

Vitamin E- Vitamin E, oxidative stress, and inflammation

“Hence, dietary micronutrients having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may have a potential beneficial effect with regard to cardiovascular disease. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Several lines of evidence suggest that among different forms of vitamin E, alpha-tocopherol (AT) has potential beneficial effects with regard to cardiovascular disease. AT supplementation in human subjects and animal models has been shown to decrease lipid peroxidation, superoxide (O2-) production by impairing the assembly of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (reduced form) oxidase as well as by decreasing the expression of scavenger receptors (SR-A and CD36), particularly important in the formation of foam cells…”

Vitamin C- Effect of vitamin C and its derivatives on collagen synthesis and cross-linking by normal human fibroblasts

“It was shown that VitC induced a dose-dependent increase in collagen type I deposits by normal human fibroblasts (NHF) cultured in monolayer, and enhanced extracellular matrix contraction by NHF in a lattice model, in a non-cytotoxic range of concentrations (103m, 104m, 105m). Exogenous VitC supply could thus contribute to the maintenance of optimal collagenic density in the dermis and locally strengthen the collagen network…”

Physical exercise as an anti-aging intervention

“Physical exercise has been well demonstrated as an effective antiaging intervention. Although exercise certainly cannot reverse the aging process, it does attenuate many of its deleterious systemic and cellular effects []…

Appropriately undertaken, physical exercise is the best means currently available for delaying and preventing the consequences of aging, and of improving health and wellbeing…”

[Vitamin D and anti-aging medicine]

“Vitamin D has many important roles in calcium and phosphorus metabolisms, the prevention of the cancer, therapeutic effects of autoimmune disease, and the protective effects on the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and diabetes. 

These functions are quite essential factors for the treatment of anti-aging medicine. 

We had given 1,000 IU/day vitamin D(3) to the patients who had low vitamin D levels in their blood and confirmed the increased vitamin D levels into the optimal range after the treatment. To keep the normal functions of the bone mineral metabolisms and the immune function, it is clinically relevant to detect the vitamin D levels in the blood and support these levels using supplements in the vitamin D deficient patients. Vitamin D is now one of the most essential vitamins in the anti-aging medicine.”

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