Our culture places great value on staying and looking young and a huge industry is in place to give people the opportunity to live longer. Anti-aging enthusiasts contend that life spans can be prolonged. Advice from the National Institute on Aging is to be a skeptical consumer on guard for possible scams involving purported anti-aging products. “Our culture places great value on staying young, but aging is normal,” the Institute says. “Despite claims about pills or treatments that lead to endless youth, no treatments have been proven to slow or reverse the aging process.”
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s mission statement includes: “The disabilities associated with normal aging are caused by physiological dysfunction which in many cases are ameliorable to medical treatment, such that the human lifespan can be increased.” Dr. Robert Goldman, a cofounder of the academy and a doctor of osteopathic medicine says that anti-aging products can be very expensive and that people on tight budgets still can take useful steps such as drinking purified water, taking vitamins and using sunscreen.
Yes just take a little poison with your outdoor fun in the sun and hide from the center of the solar system blocking vitamin D generation with chemical sunscreens. These people just seem not to know much about basic physiology and nutrition. Starve a person and see how far they get in life!
The New York Times printed, “In 1965, in an impoverished rural county in the Mississippi Delta, the pioneering physician Dr. Jack Geiger helped found one of the nation’s first community health centers. Many of the children Geiger treated were seriously malnourished, so he began writing “prescriptions” for food — stipulating quantities of milk, vegetables, meat, and fruit that could be “filled” at grocery stores, which were instructed to send the bills to the health center, where they were paid out of the pharmacy budget. When word of this reached the Office of Economic Opportunity in Washington, which financed the center, an official was dispatched to Mississippi to reprimand Geiger and make sure he understood that the center’s money could be used only for medical purposes. Geiger replied: “The last time I looked in my textbooks, the specific therapy for malnutrition was food.” The official had nothing to say and returned to Washington.”
The National Institute on Aging should know and celebrate the fact that there are treatments that definitely, beyond all doubt, extend life and health. Food extends our lives and when we look closely, as we shall do below, when we concentrate nutritional substances and make them into non-pharmaceutical medicines, we can extend life over the long haul.
Because bicarbonate deficiencies become more prevalent as we age, taking sodium bicarbonate, simple aluminum-free Arm & Hammer® baking soda, will help ensure you don’t age so fast. Bicarbonate deficiency is the most unrecognized medical condition on earth even though it is extraordinarily common.Problems revolving around elevated acid pH levels (relative deficiency in bicarbonate ions) take a large toll on human physiology and the more acidic a person becomes, the larger the problem for their cell physiology. Every biochemical reaction is pH sensitive, with enzymes being especially sensitive.
Parhatsathid Napatalung from Thailand writes, “The pancreas is harmed if the body is metabolically acid as it tries to maintain bicarbonates. Without sufficient bicarbonates, the pancreas is slowly destroyed, insulin becomes a problem and hence diabetes becomes an issue. Without sufficient bicarbonate buffer, the effect of disease is far reaching as the body becomes acid.” In conjunction with this is an inability to produce enough bicarbonate essential for the pancreatic enzymes to function properly.
Sang Whang reminds us that, “The body’s bicarbonate level remains fairly constant until the age of 45 and linearly decreases about 18% by the time one reaches 90 years of age. In general, adult degenerative diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure start to appear at the age of 45 and up, and gradually worsen approaching the age of 90 and up. It is this reduction of bicarbonates in the blood that affects blood flow and makes it difficult to manage the continuous outpour of acid, making it difficult to eliminate acid waste from the body and thereby developing many acid-induced degenerative diseases such as blood clots, acid reflux, heart disease, osteoporosis, gout, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, cancer, strokes, etc. Alzheimer’s disease is nothing but a slow acidification of the brain. All these diseases are caused by systemic acidosis, which means insufficient bicarbonates in the blood.”
When the body is bicarbonate-sufficient, it is more capable of resisting the toxicity of chemical insults and this is of course incredibly important with all the chemicals, heavy metals and the now-increasing radiation in our environment.
Because magnesium deficiency causes all kinds of havoc with our cell physiology and worsens as we age, appropriate magnesium supplementation will help ensure you don’t age so fast. When magnesium is deficient, things begin to die, but when our body’s magnesium levels are topped off, our body physiology tends to hum along like a racecar yielding higher performance along many physiological parameters. Most doctors do not want to acknowledge that magnesium deficiency can lead directly to cancer, thus to a great shortening of life. Same goes for diabetes and heart disease—magnesium deficiency brings on these diseases.
Magnesium is a vital mineral whose lack leaves us open to not only radioactive damages but also those from heavy metals and thousands of chemicals to which we are commonly exposed. Without sufficient magnesium, the body accumulates toxins and acid residues, degenerates rapidly, and ages prematurely.
Magnesium is the “lamp of life”—it operates at the core of physiology offering us what can only be called scientific miracles in medicine. All of life collapses around its loss. The realization that magnesium is at the center of life in chlorophyll should help us place magnesium in the temple where it deserves to be.
Other Minerals and Nutrients
Because iodine and selenium deficiencies track disease prevalence across the board, supplementing with them will also contribute to making sure you don’t age so fast. Deficiencies in basic minerals can make all the difference between health and disease, between a long life and a short one. In low-selenium geographic areas, three times as many people died from cancer as in the high-selenium areas. If one does not die of cancer one’s life is naturally extended!
In the second edition of my Transdermal Magnesium Therapy book, I cover in great detail the reality of how magnesium deficiencies lead directly to inflammation conditions and why magnesium chloride would be a primary substance to use as an anti-inflammatory. This book has a chapter called “Magnesium Bicarbonate” and it highlights the usefulness of almost always using sodium bicarbonate with magnesium chloride for greatest effect. Together they team up to supercharge everything from the mitochondria to vanquishing inflammation in a way that does no harm to the body. There are no side effects with such medicinals when they are used with any kind of prudence. Add iodine and one has the formula for control of infectious diseases in the 21st century, the age of toxicity and antibiotic-resistant infections. Low grade chronic inflammation is one of the key factors that wear out our cells leading to early premature death.
Open Radiating Heart
I have already written that those with open and radiating hearts stay young forever. The spiritual heart, when wide open, represents a fountain of youth and a force that helps us resist environmental insults, infections and disease. There is nothing like love and an unselfish disposition to sustain a person through the decades.
Dr. Norman Shealy and Dr. Caroline Myss both clearly believe that love of others and being loved are key factors in improving the immune system, adding to life expectancy and creating overall happiness. What does love have to do with stress-free living? “Everything!” says Dr. Brenda Schaeffer.
Don’t Tell Anyone
Don’t tell Dr. Goldman of The National Institute on Aging that Fulla Nayak, a 125-year-old woman said to be one of the oldest women in India, who lived in a small mud-walled thatched house in Kanarpur, was known for her love of smoking ganja, another name for medical marijuana. It was said upon her recent death (August of 2011) that she had never suffered any debilitating ailment throughout her life. Except for her weak eyesight, Fulla maintained good health and walked without support. There is plenty of evidence and scientific reasoning to sustain her belief that it was the marijuana that sustained her beyond the lifespan of most people’s dreams.
Now marijuana is the least expensive substance on the planet if the government would simply leave everyone alone and let them grow the weed in their backyards or living rooms. In fact we find that it is usually the least expensive substances that provide the maximum kick into a long life.
It almost feels funny to be writing about staying young forever when the real challenge is going to be staying alive over the short term. But my readers will not be surprised to read that staying healthy and strong over the short term entails exactly the same protocol as staying young forever. Adding iodine and Rejuvenate to all the above medicinal medicines and some organic sulfur would create a strong mixture that would be like feeding organic rocket fuel to the cells. Taken all together one can definitely expect to feel stronger, have more energy during the day, have a sharper mind and emotional center at deeper peace, and recover from any disease much more easily.
There are extraordinarily simple, safe and effective ways of treating the diseases of our times that are affordable to most if not all of humanity. These treatments can be organized into a new form of medicine, which can be mainstreamed because they are backed by medical research and science. This is not to say that patients do not have to resolve crucial, difficult and complex issues of mind, emotion and spirit, but it does mean that the physical body does not have to be surrendered to an expensive and unnatural form of medicine that hurts more than it helps.