Do You Want to Extend Your Life?
Most people would prefer to live a youthful, productive, long, and healthy life.
The good news is that there are many ways through which we can extend and enhance our quality of life, limiting periods of illness and disability. Through this we can prevent aging and enjoy the benefits of great health during our lifetime.
Avoid Acute Infections and Prevent Chronic Diseases
While thinking of ways on how to stay young, we must consider ways to avoid cellular disease.
We cannot feel, look young, strong, and beautiful while struggling with disease.
Avoiding severe acute bacterial and viral diseases such as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, E. coli or Influenza virus would save thousands of lives each year.
It’s important to keep ourselves properly nourished and hydrated.
Research conducted on phytonutrients has shown that they are very beneficial to chronic and degenerative diseases, lowering their risk, delaying cell aging, thereby increasing the likelihood of a longer life.
What Role Do Phytonutrients Play in Cell Regeneration?
Phytonutrients, also called phytochemicals, are chemicals produced by plants.
Phytonutrients provide significant benefits for humans who eat plant foods. Phytonutrient-rich foods include colorful fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, tea, whole grains and many spices. They affect human health and are essential for life, like carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals.
In order to maintain good health and stay young, we must create a climate conducive to comprehensive cellular support, in order to extend cell life, and keep from aging prematurely.
Our genetic material, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) which is the chemical “blueprint or master plan” for the cell, exists within the nucleus of each cell and is organized on string-like structures called chromosomes.
This genetic blueprint encodes information required for all life processes including growth, development, and reproduction. Genes contained in the chromosomes, provide instructions on how to make certain proteins, which are considered the building blocks of the body, keeping it healthy and strong, thereby preventing aging.
DNA in turn, directs the formation of RNA (ribonucleic acid). Inside each cell, the RNA moves out of the nucleus into the cytoplasm and enters the ribosome where the specific protein called for by the RNA is assembled according to the amino acid code. DNA is made up of four specific amino acids called Adenine (A) Cytosine (C), Guanine (G), and Thiamine (T).
The function of a gene is to produce strands of messenger ribonucleic acid called m-RNA, which is made of the chemical bases A, C, G, and uracil (U) instead of thiamine (T). Individual m-RNAs then are used to string amino acids together to make specific proteins, which helps the body to perform its various functions.
Simply put, “gene expression” is the process in which the genetic code within the DNA is deciphered to produce a functional protein or RNA.
How Does the Body’s Nutrient Environment impact Gene Expressions and Cell Growth?
When toxins are present or required nutrients are missing, mistakes are made in gene expression, and thus the replication of DNA is also disrupted.
These mistakes cause single chemical bases or even whole sections of the DNA chain to be cut out or result in their places being exchanged in the DNA strand. This leads to misalignment of the amino acids in protein molecules which is responsible for altered functions and the emergence of particular disease symptoms.
These are often incorrectly referred to as “genetic” diseases. Wrong genetic sequences can be passed onto future generations of cells and as a sequelae, to future offspring.
Vital physiological processes like cellular growth, tissue repair, reproduction and hormone production are dependent on correct DNA replication through gene expression. Due to faulty cell regeneration, these are often inhibited or are unable to occur at all.
It’s clear that the cellular demand for nutrients is critical.
In addition to cell regeneration, it also plays an essential role in cellular communication. The cells’ nutrient environment can influence the expression of genes involved in nutrient storage, processing and metabolism. It is important to note that the cellular nutrient demand can vary greatly with growth, age, reproductive status, and immunity.
What Exactly is Cellular Replication?
Each cell in the body can replicate itself by its ability to divide and multiply. In cellular reproduction, a gene carries biological information in a form which must be copied correctly and then transmitted from each cell to all its genetic cellular descendants.
Telomeres, situated at the end of DNA strands, are responsible for cellular reproduction and program the replication of new cells, by aligning the DNA molecule during the process, to keep it from being copied out of sync.
The molecular length of these telomeres determines how many cell divisions are possible, before the cell eventually dies. Each time the cell replicates, the telomere loses a little bit of its length. After repeated replications, the entire length of the telomere is exhausted and the cell which is unable to divide gain, dies.
The two new cells created are nearly identical to the parent cell (which no longer exists), except the two new cells’ DNA possess slightly shorter telomeres.
How Important is Nutrition in Cellular Health?
The quality of the new cells formed is dependent upon the availability of the vital nutrients present. Poor quality or lack of vital nutrient components in the body, adversely affects the new cells just created.
Three major physiologic factors in the aging process are:
1. Cellular starvation due to the lack of specific vital nutrients and/or sub-optimal digestive function.
2. Cellular dehydration (lack of sufficient extracellular and intracellular fluids)
3. Toxin-related cellular damage (including RNA/DNA damage)
Optimally, the goal of anti-aging is to support the health of the cell, avoiding acute and chronic, degenerative diseases, as well as to increase the life span between cell replications, in order to experience the full potential of the telomeres ability to replicate.
Cells that do not receive adequate nutritional support may become diseased or die long before their telomere potential has been exhausted. Many scientists studying mortality now believe that aging itself is really a disease, and not the inevitable future experience of a biological organism.
In other words, the rate of aging is not our predetermined fate!
Instead it may be a consequence of how well we are able to nutritionally support our cells.
Fortunately, we have the chance to be mindful and ingest these wonderful phytonutrients now, known as Immune Modulating Components, in their natural form and design as intended, rather than wait for a pharmaceutical firm to alter the natural molecules and create something “revised,” which may injure or potentially kill us.