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Posted 15 August 2016 - 07:03 PM

Anti-aging medicine
Friday, May 11, 2007
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

http://www.naturalne...g_medicine.html

Anti-aging medicine practitioners are always being asked, "Does anti-aging medicine really work?" For this cartoon, I thought it would be funny to imagine what might happen if the pills and injections worked a little too well.

 

"Anti-aging medicine" is really a misnomer. Technically, there's no such thing as anti-aging. We're all moving forward in time, and our biology is ticking away the same seconds on the clock just like everything else. The real question here concerns "health enhancement," because enhancing your health will reduce your apparent age and make you look, feel and act younger.

 

Nutrition, exercise, sunshine, fresh air and strict avoidance of all toxic chemicals in foods, personal care products and home environments will make you appear to age much more gracefully than everybody else. But that's all relative to the "normal" aging process observed in society, which is really the result of a widespread aging acceleration program.

 

The aging acceleration program
Most consumers, you see, are on an aging acceleration program. They're eating fried foods, drinking milk and soda, coating their skin with toxic sunscreen and perfume products, washing their clothes in cancer-causing chemical detergents, taking disruptive pharmaceuticals and destroying their own health in every way imaginable. That's the aging acceleration program to which virtually all consumers currently subscribe.

 

If you want to appear to benefit from "anti-aging," all you have to do is avoid the aging acceleration program that everybody else is on. It's that simple. You'll look (and feel) far younger by comparison.

 

Some of the people I went to college with, who are about my same age, right now appear to be in their 60's! (I'm 38). They're overweight, suffering from joint pain, high cholesterol and depression, and they're no doubt already metabolizing cancers and liver disorders that will be diagnosed later in life (if they don't die of a heart attack first). Meanwhile, thanks to great nutrition and a complete avoidance of toxic chemicals, I'm doing Capoeira and gymnastics like I was still in my 20's.

The key to anti-aging is simply opting out of the accelerating aging program everybody else is on. People look at me and they say, "Gee, you look really healthy for almost being 40," but the truth is that my health is quite normal. It's everybody else whose health is degenerating at an unnatural, accelerated pace.

 

Myths about aging and disease
The diseases that doctors attribute to "aging" are, in reality, not related to aging at all. The mind doesn't really fade away as you age. That's complete hogwash. Your bones don't just disappear as you age, and the body doesn't become weaker and more diseased with each passing year. Those are just myths perpetrated by conventional medicine.

 

These myths are popular because they appear to be true based on observing the masses. If you look at most people, they are indeed losing their bones, their bodies and their minds with each passing year. But here's the catch: That isn't due to aging, it's due to all the toxic chemicals they consume combined with their chronic nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical and mental exercise.

 

In other words, observing the rapid deterioration of the health of the people living in modern society today is not, in any way, a legitimate assessment of the effects of aging on the human body. You only see the effects of a lifetime of exposure to synthetic chemicals, food additives, dangerous pharmaceuticals, vitamin D deficiencies and ongoing abuse of the body. Naturally, that's going to lead to Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, liver damage, cancer, heart disease and so on. It has nothing to do with any sort of natural aging progression.

 

But does anti-aging medicine really work?
Back to the issue of anti-aging medicine, some practitioners in the anti-aging world promise to take a typical consumer full of toxic chemicals and suffering from nutritional deficiencies, then jolt them back into a state of youthful vigor through hormone injections and high-dose vitamins.

 

In my opinion, that approach not very useful because it fails to address the lifestyle decisions by the consumer, and it's the lifestyle (foods, exercise, supplements, stress, exposure to toxins, etc.) that ultimately determines how old or young you look and feel. In other words, you can't just pump someone full of synthetic hormones while ignoring their daily use of cancer-causing personal care products. You can't give them high-dose B vitamins while ignoring the complete lack of nutrition in the foods they routinely eat. And I can guarantee that you'll never make anyone younger unless you get them to engage in more exercise, more sunlight, more play time and LESS chronic stress.

 

Anti-aging medicine can do very little for someone unless the whole patient is making a shift towards a healthier, non-toxic lifestyle. Of course, the best anti-aging doctors take that into account, and they promote a program of wholesale lifestyle changes combined with aggressive nutrition programs. That style of anti-aging medicine can, indeed, work miracles. I've experienced it myself. I look, feel and act younger today than when I was 30. My "anti-aging medicine" was a permanent shift away from unhealthy foods and consumer products, combined with aggressive nutritional supplementation and superfood consumption.

 

So from that point of view, anti-aging medicine really works. But I wouldn't call it anti-aging medicine in the first place. I would just call it common health sense. Eliminate all the toxins in your life (food, personal care, lawn care, home care, etc.) and let nature provide your food, your sunshine and your medicine. You'll find yourself looking and feeling younger very rapidly (espeically if you combine it with the daily consumption of raw fruit and vegetable juices).

 

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 03:19 PM

               When you hear the term "anti-aging", which is often connoted with hormone balancing, especially the sex hormones.

 

                      The sex hormones exist in miniscule amounts in our blood and their action is to"awaken" latent or quiescent segments of our DNA. As we get older, as you said, a multitude of physiological and micro-pathological processes starts sequestering more and more of our hormone induced DNA. Much of this is explained. like you said, by the fact that our life style and environment changes as we get more sedentary and settled in our life.

 

                       Ultimately, the hormones are meant to keep us in top condition when exposed to stressors and demands. Good and active hormone levels may not be useful if the body is not active and may even be harmful at too high levels. .

 

               There is an essay about hormones and the future, that is very interesting to read and raises a lot of questions. I would encourage everybody to take a look at it.

 

                        Search for the following article:

 

                                             -Spillage from the fountain of youth: the regulation of prospective anti-aging and molecular therapies-

 

 

                        It would be especially interesting if there were any practicing Russian physicians able to read it and comment.


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:17 PM

Jiaogulan tea is a real medicinal treasure.

 

It regulates blood fat, lowers cholesterol level, helps to build immunity, delays the aging process, prevents cells from turning cancerous and prevents arteriosclerosis.

 

Scientific research studies in China have shown that Jiaogulan (Jiao Gu Lan) decreases cholesterol by improving the liver's ability to send sugar and carbohydrates to the muscles for conversion to energy instead of turning the sugar into triglycerides which the body stores as fat.

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It lowers LDL's (bad cholesterol) while raising HDL's (good cholesterol). It improves fat metabolism, reduces blood fat levels and depresses lipid peroxide and fat sediment in the blood vessels.

 

While it is great for rectifying high cholesterol and obesity problems, it can also improve and strengthen the digestion, allowing an underweight person to increase absorption of nutrients and gain weight in the form of lean muscle mass.This regulatory effect on bodily functions is the hallmark of an adaptogen.

This is all-natural healthy, herbal, product from the plant Jiaogulan.

 

Jiaogulan prevents cells from turning cancerous and also inhibits the growth of tumors already formed by stimulating the body's immune system cells. Cancer patients given Jiaogulan show marked improvement in white blood cell count antibody levels, and raised T and B lymphocyte levels.

 

Jiaogulan is one of the best broad-spectrum adaptogenic herbs known, containing polysaccharides, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, flavones, saponins and many essential trace elements. Very safe for long-term use. Highly effective in reducing the side-effects of radiation and chemotherapy by boosting the immune system.

 

Athletes use Jiaogulan to enhance their performance because it enhances the heart pumping function, improving contraction of the heart muscle. The most pronounced benefits are increased endurance during strong physical activity, and more rapid recovery afterwards.

 

Jiaogulan contains 84 beneficial saponins - three times more than ginseng, yet it has no side-effects. Due to its significantly higher quantity of beneficial saponins, it has been widely studied and used worldwide, including for patients recovering from exposure to ultraviolet, beta and gamma-rays. It also dramatically reduces cholesterol levels, normalizes blood pressure, protects the heart, and increases fat metabolism.

 

Over 300 scientific research findings back up nearly every claim for Jiaogulan (also known as Gynostemma pentaphyllum). Jiaogulan is a superb immune-enhancer and antioxidant for all ages.

 

Cancer Protection - Jiaogulan prevents cells from turning cancerous and also inhibits the growth of tumors already formed by stimulating the body's immune system cells. Cancer patients given Jiaogulan show marked improvement in white blood cell count antibody levels, and raised T and B lymphocyte levels. It has been shown that Jiaogulan has activity against esophagal, lung, breast, uterus, prostate, brain, kidney, thymus and skin cancer.

 

Reduce the Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks - Jiaogulan dramatically decreases the chances of a stroke by inhibiting blood platelets from "sticking together," which prevents a stroke-inducing blood clot from forming. This same action prevents artery clogging, reducing risk of a heart attack.

 

Build Your Immune System - In China, doctors prescribe daily doses of Jiaogulan for patients recovering from heart and brain surgery, because the herb supports the immune system, aiding in a quicker and more effective recovery. Patients undergoing cancer therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy receive Jiaogulan as well. Research has shown that Jiaogulan can increase the white blood cell count, which strengthens resistance, thus improving the patients' ability to recover.

 

Stay Younger Longer. Biochemist Subbuti Dharmenanda says that signs of aging are avoidable if you can tame the free radicals that cause them. "If free radicals aren't shut down, they cause everything from cataracts to cancer.” But studies show that taking just 40 mg of Penta daily triples production of superoxide dismutase, a chemical that neutralizes free radicals by 21%.

 

Bronchitis. Penta (Jiaogulan) tea has been traditionally used as a remedy for bronchitis. In one study, the effectiveness rate of using Penta tea to treat chronic bronchitis was 93%.

 

Stress Reduction. Penta has a bi-phasic action on the central nervous system, calming the nerves when irritated and exciting them when depressed. This is why Penta is known as an adaptogen. The increased balance affects other systems of the body, normalizing the balance between other organs' functions, thereby bolstering stability of the body as a whole. This results in better brain function, increased endurance, and resistance to illness and injury.

 

Antioxidant Properties of Penta. Antioxidants are an important factor in treating cancer, liver disease, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, arthritis inflammation and even the aging process. Penta (Jiaogulan) has been proven in many studies to have a powerful antioxidant effect, by protecting the body from free radical damage.

 

Reducing Blood Pressure, Preventing Strokes and Heart Attacks. Penta dramatically decreases the chances of a stroke by inhibiting blood platelets from "sticking together," which prevents the formation of stroke-inducing blood clots. This same action prevents artery clogging, thereby reducing risk of a heart attack. Also, studies show that in as little as two weeks, a small dose of Penta taken daily, lowers high blood pressure to a normal range. By increasing production of nitric oxide - a chemical that relaxes blood vessel walls - the herb effectively reduces the blood pressure. In addition, Penta reduces cholesterol by about 25%.

Building Up the Immune System. In China, doctors prescribe daily doses of Jiaogulan (Penta) for patients recovering from heart and brain surgery. Why? Because the herb supports the immune system, aiding in a quicker and more effective recovery. Patients undergoing cancer therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy receive Penta as well. Research has shown that Penta can increase the white blood cell count, which strengthens resistance, thus improving the patients' ability to recover.

 

Improving Cardiovascular Function. Athletes use the herb to enhance their performance, as Penta has been found to enhance the heart pumping function, improving contractility of the heart muscle. Endurance during heightened physical activity and recovery afterwards are the most pronounced benefits.

 

Make the tea with hot boiled water for 3 minutes, 2-3 tea bags daily. The tea has no side-effects, no over dose effects, as per the test done by the Stimulant Testing Center of Chinese Sports Medical Science Institute, the tea is without any stimulants forbidden by provisions(1988) of International Olympic Commission.


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:26 PM

The Many Benefits of the Adaptogen Herb Ashwagandha

January 29, 2015 by Dana Trentini

 

I’ve watched my thyroid health collapse during particularly stressful times in my life. With stress and the resulting adrenal fatigue key factors in my health condition, the adaptogen herb Ashwagandha is a critical part of my thyroid treatment. This herb provides many potential benefits you should know about.

 

As with all thyroid treatments, there isn’t one thing that works for everyone. I wish it was that simple. The truth is we’re all individual in terms of how we react to different substances. What works for me may not for another. At Hypothyroid Mom I share the various things to explore in the hopes that you find what works for you too.

Written by Yusuf M. Saleeby, MD

 

An adaptogen herb in the nightshade family of plants Withania somnifera (AKA, Ashwagandha, Indian Ginseng, and winter cherry to name a few) has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years. The plant, roots, seeds, leaves and fruit, which is classified a berry, contain alkaloids, flavonoids and steroidal lactones. Most notably a substance called withaferin A which was first isolated along with sitoindosides 9 & 10 more recently discovered, all agents whose attributes to wellness and as an adaptogen are given. Ashwagandha finds its way into several stand-alone supplements for stress reduction and sleep, as well as one part of several other herbals or adaptogen herbs in proprietary blends for adrenal gland support and optimal Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) function.

 

Adaptogens get their name as particular herbals (some 25 of all medicinal herbs) for their properties of adapting organisms to stress. They must maintain three general properties to obtain this distinction. Those being that they are not toxic substances, they must work on multiple physiological avenues and systems in an organism and lastly they must exact a balancing property. The balance or homeostasis by example would be a particular adaptogen herb at a certain dose would both lower blood glucose in a person with elevated serum glucose (a diabetic) and also raise the serum glucose levels in another individual with very low sugar levels (a hypoglycemic). The combination of all three principals must be met and are very unusual in the world of medicinal. I know of no pharmaceutical that actually possesses even two of these three properties.

 

An interesting aside is the culinary application of this plant’s fruit as a substitute for rennet, an animal gut derived complex of enzymes used in making of cheese. W. somnifera is a vegetarian alternative to the animal derived rennet.

 

Medicinally this herbal has been used for cognitive enhancement and neuro protective properties for the treatment of anxiety and ADHD and cerebellar ataxia conditions. Researchers have studied its effects on diabetes and elevated cholesterol. There have been studies on reduction of tumor size and regression of cancer. It has use in male infertility, increasing sperm count and has been studied with positive effects on erectile function in men.

 

Ashwagandha has found its way into formulations to treat arthritis conditions as it imparts anti-inflammatory as well as analgesic properties. Dr. Kulkarni found Ashwagandha helpful with both control of pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis participants. Pain scores and disability scores in this study dropped significantly.In 2012 Dr. Chopra demonstrated not only benefit of this herbal in combination with other Ayrevedic herbs “Shunthi-Guduchi” for relief of pain using a functional activity questionnaire pain score but also demonstrated a reduction in urinary cartilage collagen break-down products. There were no significant adverse side effects noted. It was also noted that a drop in serum hyaluronic acid, interleukin 1β, IL-6 and TNF-α (inflammatory markers) were appreciated.

 

Several studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals purport effectiveness in reducing tumors showing its anti-neoplastic properties. Others report a reduction in inflammation, stress (adaptogenic properties) and ulcers. A 2003 animal study established the fact that W. somnifera like the other adaptogen herbal Panax ginseng ameliorated the chronic stress induced animals by correcting hyperglycemia, glucose intolerance, reducing cortisol levels and gastric ulcerations. It also demonstrated an improvement in cognitive deficits, mental depression and immune-suppression. Studies have been repeated successfully in the human models.

 

Clinicians prescribe this herbal to aid their patients suffering from fibromyalgia conditions as well as to bolstering their immune system. It has characteristics that increase the function of the thyroid gland and production of thyroxine and triiodothyronine, the two principle thyroid hormones.

 

It has even been researched as a remedy for reducing the dependence and halting the tolerance to pain medication. It has found its way in complementary treatments for the addiction to opiate medications.

 

Dosing depends on the individual and what in particular is being treated, but a typical starting dose of 500 mg of standardized pharmaceutical grade once to twice daily is the norm. No more than 1000 mg twice daily is suggested. Length of use is safe for months at a time.

 

There are a few cautions to be considered with any herbal or therapy. Ashwagandha may cause lowering of blood glucose levels so care with folks on sugar lowering medications should be exercised. It may cause either an elevation or a lowering of blood pressure. Drops in blood pressure in those taking medication for hypertension can be of particular concern, so appropriate monitoring should be implemented. Those with stomach ulcers should use caution as it can cause gastrointestinal irritation. Prior to surgery that requires anesthesia this herb should be stopped two-weeks in advance as it may cause central nervous system depression with anesthetics. Ashwagandha is not recommended for use in pregnancy. Use cautiously if you are sensitive to nightshades. Those on thyroid hormone replacement therapy should also exercise caution, as this herb may cause an increase in hormone levels and thyroid function.

 

There are also some interactions with prescription medications. Chief is the sedative effect when taken with benzodiazepines such as diazepam or lorazepam. Also additive effects of somnolence are noted with phenobarbital and zolpidem. If one is on an immunosuppressant drug, than there are certainly suppressive effects associated with this herb that counteract these drugs’ properties as it promotes immune function.

 

Ashwagandha is a superb choice of adaptogen herb for the treatment of stress and stress induced illnesses. Ashwagandha is generally regarded as safe and effective for a wide number of medical conditions, but it is still highly suggested to have it managed by a qualified practitioner.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 06:15 AM

The Values of The Kadir-Buxton Method in Old Age

Life expectancy has been growing steadily for over half a century and the UK has now reached a point where there are more people over State Pension age than children. In 1950, a man aged 65 could expect
on average to live to the age of 76. Today, he can expect to live to 87, and by 2050 to 91.

There is little point in living longer if we just feel older. When the Queen Mother was in her 70s she said to me that she would pay £1million to look young again, and when I asked, said she would pay
the same amount to feel 21. So I used the Kadir-Buxton Method on her. This restores the brain to 'factory settings' and left her feeling much younger. I then asked the Queen Mother how old she felt, and she replied: "24." This was either a near miss or Scottish wit.



Age related brain dysfunctions are eliminated or subdued, which is in itself worth training practice nurses in the Method.



The sex drive of older people who have used the Kadir-Buxton Method also reverts to that of youth. A thirty second trip to your local practice nurse every six months would cost the country very little for the benefits that my Method confers.

Please see: The Kadir-Buxton Method
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