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What is aging, and how can
it be reduced or eliminated?

The work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a biogerontologist, describes aging as cell damage and cell death, also referred to as cell senescence. Dr. de Grey views aging as a condition that can be treated like an illness. Dr. de Grey addresses these issues and proposes solutions to rejuvenate aging cells, providing a far greater human life span with youthful good health.

However, until such time that science is able to extend healthy cell life, we must use the tools and methods currently available to protect our cells from damage, which leads to cell senescence and/or malignancy. Malignancies are the second most common cause of death in the Western World. Three things that help to maintain healthy cells are:

  1. Antioxidants. The most potent antioxidants are: resveratrol and quercetin, extracted from plants, and available from herbal suppliers. More on how antioxidants kill cancerous and pre-cancerous cells.
  2. Enzymes. Enzymes, vital to human health, are abundant in raw, fresh fruits and vegetables. Cooking, freezing, and most drying destroys enzymes. Enzymes begin to die at 106 degrees Fahrenheit. According to Yoshihide Hagiwara, M.D., our bodies use enzymes for everything ranging from digestion to regulating hormone production. When we obtain enzymes from raw, fresh vegetables and fruits, our bodies function more efficiently, causing improvement in health and longevity. Antioxidants cannot be digested, absorbed, or used by the body without enzymes.
  3. Prevent Buildup of Cellular Waste. According to the Division of Experimental Pathology II Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Pharmacology at Linköping University in Sweden, a plant-based diet can slow down the degeneration of human cells. Consuming animal-based foods accelerates the buildup of metabolic byproducts (cellular waste) which accumulates in and around our cells, thus shortening life. In addition to extending cell life, avoidance of animal-based foods would cause heart disease to cease being the number one killer and cancer to cease being the number two killer of the Western World as well as a host of other conditions that shorten life span. Also, being overweight contributes to the accelleration of this toxic cellular buildup, since it is a byproduct of metabolism.

Read more on reversing the aging process.