Protocol for aging and degeneration

Popular six step program rebuilds your body and organs

BC's top anti-aging pros teach us that people seldom die of old age; they die of preventable complications of the accumulating damage. 

Aging has been described by science as your body's reduced ability to repair any damage that does occur over the day, during its regeneration period at night. The major preventable causes of "age-related death" are congestive heart failure, heart attack, and kidney (renal) failure and cancer. All have been found to be oxidative disorders, most of the senior diseases are preventable, and that is a main reason for this blog. So let's just hit six basic concepts to live longer and with more vitality.


Kick your metabolism back into youthful repair

If you could say "one end" of an anti-aging program simply stops the damage with antioxidants, the "other end" simply increases the speed of healing and repair. If you work both ends back towards the middle, the outcome is vastly improved rehabilitation and obvious metabolic increase, accompanied by improved scientific "youth markers" across the board, wherever you can take the readings. To the layperson it's OK to call the approach "anti-aging", although we all know you must age at least a little.

The rate of repair is governed by a human growth hormone (HGH) inducer, which forms other growth factors and improves your own glandular levels and outputs, usually in balance. The levels are enough to produce reliable effect, yet there is a natural feedback loop so you can only approach perhaps the HGH release of your early twenties with it, which is about half of what you developed at 12-14 years of age. It works well and the top anti-aging specialists don't even do a baseline or hormonal assay when they put you on an anti-aging program because the readings move so much as you become more youthful that early readings will be meaningless. Dr's White and MacLeod in Kelowna have patients on their own formula for 6 months before doing hormonal baseline, if they do one at all.

The amino acids formula
I mostly used over the years was their SomaLife gHP but more recently I've gone back to the original Isidori study that I show in the Medicine Bag today. You can blend your own and follow Isidori with arginine pyroglutamate and l-lysine at a reasonable cost from PureBulk. Don't forget, when you're regenerating mass and internal organs you need more good food and supplements.

Some people like the more direct approach of using the IGF-1 growth factor in bovine colostrum. We have that too in the shortlist and found good results with it as well.

At any rate HGH
references show that growth hormone or IGF-1 therapy increases heart and kidney size and function, and HDL (good) cholesterol, and
 improves bone mineralisation and osteoporosis. HGH therapy improves metabolic syndrome, reduces triglycerides, and even repairs the damaged myelin found in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's ALS, and Multiple Sclerosis. Science has shown that the common denominator in aging, fibromyalgia, diabetes, and obesity, is growth hormone (HGH) deficiency and the inability to repair effectively. HGH therapy is the foremost treatment for fibromyalgia; it also improves immune system function and in fact rebuilds all the organs such as the bowel lining, skin, kidneys, eyes and heart already mentioned, with the heart repair and improvement seen with the therapy even after a heart attack.

Growth hormone production falls off markedly with age, and in seniors increasing it to youthful values for several months can make one look and feel 10-15 years younger. 


Reduce the damage that does occur, eliminate "Age-Related Cofactors for Disease"

Don't underestimate the importance of your body's most powerful healing agent. The antioxidant glutathione drops with age and is also depleted with free radical and toxin load, AKA oxidative stress, illness, inflammation, infection, and other insults. Dr's Rath and Pauling's company promotes a heart disease cure that is very high in antioxidants such as vitamin C, but oddly, low in glutathione precursors. The biggest user of glutathione as it's breaking down toxins is the liver. Glutathione is directly involved in mitochondrial ATP energy production and it is also the main protector of the mitochondria. It is also the main support for the immune response, which is of interest because several studies link chronic infection to accelerated degeneration. When glutathione levels are low, infection is stimulated, and when high, infection is reduced. See the Medicine Bag shortlist for the cold-processed whey. 


Jack up metabolic rate and mitochondrial energy

Of all the issues one could come up with, mitochondrial disorders are among the most serious. When it comes right down to it, that is life and death. Mitochondrial disorders, according to medical courses, can be caused by toxin load when they are not inherited. The reason why they are often seen as age-related may be reduced to accumulation of enough toxin load and low enough oxygen delivery to cause symptoms. The causes of mitochondrial impairment may be many, but as you'll see all of these diseases are more likely just different manifestations of the same disorder. Anything that can impair mitochondrial production of ATP energy, for example unsaturated oils, can kill or delete mitochondria, suffocating the cell, and result in degenerative disease or cancer.

Toxin load unbalances biological function  and sometimes, as in cancer or fibromyalgia, a trigger mechanism may catalyse the event into becoming apparent where the body had previously been maintaining equilibrium AKA 'homeostasis' despite the toxin load. 
Severely limiting carbohydrates and favouring fibrous vegetables, and taking an antioxidant program of at least vitamin A, C, E, D, and coenzyme Q-10, improves mitochondrial ATP production. 


Make sure the heart can take it; improving total cirulation

A crucial anti-clotting enzyme plasmin drops with age, causing thick blood, reduced oxygen to the tissues, clots, inflammation, fibrosis in the internal organs; excessive clotting also increases in illness, free radical damage/oxidative stress, and inflammation. So we're all over it and there's plenty of reference in the Medicine Bag and shortlist  about reducing inflammation and heart risk, but essentially you can use enzymes to support falling enzyme levels as well as improve circulation for the rest of your life. It will maintain cognitive ability via better microcirculation too.


Feed the flora; bowel probiotics and prebiotics for many reasons

Feed the good bowel flora (probiotics) so they outcompete pathogenic organisms in the gut. This will reduce toxin production in the gut that goes on 24 hours a day. Eating probiotics doesn't really provide the numbers needed to effect much change. Regardless of whether there is a known bowel disturbance, bowel malabsorption is common due to gut acidity (pH) being incorrect. Inulin, a PREbiotic, supports correct bowel ecology and pH and results in better nutritient absorption. The seat of immune response is the gut, so this part of the loop is important to not being overwhelmed by infection as you age.


Improve Nutritional Profile

Cold processed whey supplies very bioavailable proteins that are much more easily absorbed than meat or eggs in addition to supplying glutathione precursors. It contains all of the essential amino acids and two of the glyconutients used in the healing process. It's suitable especially for the very young, very old and those with a compromised immune system.

Macrominerals like magnesium and potassium are usually deficient, as are the b-vitamins and vitamin D, so should be supplemented in fairly generous quantities, for example a gram or more each of magnesium citrate and potassium chloride (No-Salt for example), 5,000 IU vitamin D, B-100 complex, and an extra gram or so of niacin or no-flush niacinamide, humic/fulvic minerals and magnesium chloride....and selenium is crucial for glutathione production. Do all that over a good diet.


Reduce exposure to inflammation-causing food.

Dietary changes are important for reducing oxidative stress. While unsaturated oils are readily oxidized, saturated fats and coconut oil are low oxidizers that do not contribute to oxidative stress. Well-referenced articles such as Mary Enig's The Oiling Of America and The Cholesterol Myths, which are available online, address public misconceptions on dietary fats and cholesterol.

Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a component of Flaxseed oil, is a NON-essential omega-3 that was once thought to be a 'good' omega-3 oil.

Research has revealed there is no known need at all for ALA except for a tiny amount of conversion to the real omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA/DHA. That abysmal performance has traditionally escaped the followers of Joanna Budwig and Udo Erasmus, but fatty acids expert Dr. Floyd Chilton fully explains it in his book Inflammation Nation. Chilton says (on page 97),
"I wish I could tell you that the (ALA) in flaxseed oil could replace wild fish as a rich source of EPA and DHA but the scientific literature simply does not support this contention. ...We do the conversion but very slowly, and we also eat a lot of fatty acids such as LA that 'compete' for enzymes that convert ALA to EPA and DHA, further limiting its conversion."

This competition for fatty acids uptake is most pronounced in the sad North American diet with its low EPA/DHA and higher omega-6 fatty acid intake due to corn, canola, soy, and safflower oil intake. 

The fact that cell walls contain negligible ALA and are high EPA and DHA explains why one may need vastly more EPA and DHA than an ALA supplement can provide, and also explains why fish or krill oil supplements are more popular for inflammation than flax oil. Fish liver oil and cod liver oil improve cell membrane function and integrity. Unlike ALA, fish oil's EPA and DHA are essential to health and can reverse illnesses such as coronary heart disease, skin disorders and cancer. Wild salmon oil, even minimally refined oil, has almost no impurities. Inflammation can be further reduced by adding GLA or Borage oil if your EPA/DHA are attended to.

It's been pretty clear in recent medical news that carbohydrate loading is inflammatory, and long-term high loading has been linked to oxidative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Reducing carbohydrate loading facilitates normal metabolic function, and controlling/improving lymph and cell alkalinity should be considered, with a view of compensating for carb loading you do have, following Otto Warburg's Nobel Prize work on oxygen carrying ability of alkaline tissues and cancer.


Ditch the drugs, or at least reassess as you get younger

Generally, drugs cause a degree of cellular impairment and many even cause mitochondrial damage even on their own, aswas proven in the case of the statin drug class of cholesterol medication. These cause muscle wasting due to mitochondrial deletion, which is long-term, almost permanent that repair is so slow. Obviously, removing toxins from the diet and environment would be an advantage and depending on the drugs, maybe you don't need them.