(NaturalHealth365)The blueprint for a longer and healthier life is just being written. There are many aging research centers staffed with what are considered the best brains in this field. We are in the midst of a crucial period where we are looking to radically redefine aging.
In the future, we will be leaving the old model of aging behind.
Gerontology is going to be perceived of as minimally effective at extending human life span. The newer research looks at if you postpone age-related diseases it would be a way to postpone aging itself. This approach is different than the model now which is to keep age related conditions from interfering with daily activities. Age related diseases and disabilities include Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, hearing loss, vision problems, and joint problems. Gerontologists are looking forward to just modest progress. The view here is that aging is natural and not a disease.
Extending Lifespan-The New Path
The idea is to extend the human life span has been around for a long time. It is only now that we are getting to a phase where scientists are attempting to accomplish this.
Aging gracefully is still on the front burner, but scientists are looking to pave a new and radically different approach to stop the clock. We are in the mist of trying to reprogram genes and regenerate cellular function. Regenerative medicine is the process of creating functional tissue to repair and replace aging and damaged cells.
The potential for cellular regeneration is a new scientific initiative. This is based on a belief that you can enhance and turn back the clock by transforming aging cells into young stem cells. This could be a way to combat organ wear and tear and bolster their function.
Research into programming genes to extent life span has been going on for awhile. Differences in gene expression between young people and the elderly are well-documented. We see that in how our bodies work when we are young and as we age. We already have some control over our gene expression with the lifestyle choices we make.
Cellular Support Now
While all of the degenerative conditions are related to aging, many are really connected to our lifestyle. When you hear the term energy to burn you are talking about more than just a phase, you are identifying crucial component to a healthy life span. Cellular energy may be the key to longevity and health.
We are a chemical and energy system that responds to the environment. So with all the millions that are going to be spend on this new field it is essential that we target the right mechanism. We are in a race against time, because every year the toxic deluge increases. Bolstering lifespan while exposing everyone to ethanol, organic solvents, pharmaceuticals and mycotoxins makes the central role of eradicating aging a more prolonged process. Overexposure to stress hormones, estrogen disrupters, pharmaceuticals, and industrial chemicals is in itself a factor in chemical induced aging.
With nearly 70,000 industrial chemicals found in everyday products, and 1,000 synthetic chemicals introduced each year, we are increasingly put at risk.
It has been demonstrated that there is a means to transforming the human lifespan. You may not learn how to live forever, but it is well known that the unusually high life span of the people of Iceland and Okinawa Japan are due to a sharp distinction between their lifestyle and ours.
Longevity is both length of time and functioning capacity in later years. The groups of people that at this time have an impressive lifespan eat a local diet, which consists of nutrient-rich, low calorie foods, and have an active lifestyle. They live in an environmentally sound environment, and may have smaller amounts of stress. What we can take away from this is; it is how you see the world, and what you ingest that may determine your lifespan.
About the author-Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease thru non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.