Changing the DNA of Aging

Here it is, in a nutshell.
Your DNA is so basic to life that it is found in every living organism on the planet, from people to redwood trees!

We are made of cells, trillions and trillions of them. Your DNA controls much of what goes on in those cells and when. DNA has been called the “instruction manual” that ultimately runs your body… or runs a redwood tree for that matter!

More and more scientists are seeing the root cause of aging as problems in your DNA. In short, the instruction manual gets garbled. So, what can cause this?

First is the cumulative damage done to your DNA by things such as free radicals and radiation. Second is the constant tick-tock of your telomeres shortening.
Third are the “SNPs” or glitches in your DNA that you inherit from your parents.

These three DNA problems affect your ability to age healthily and well, and, directly or indirectly, affect your lifespan.

Here’s the great thing There are natural, emerging-science-based solutions to each of these problems.

 

Cumulative Damage

So picture this. You’re at a copying machine, you copy a page and put that new copy back into the feeder and create yet a new copy. Again and again. Unfortunately, that smudge on the glass got copied onto the first copy, Then the smudge is overlaid with the ink you smeared on the second copying of the original page, which is now overlaid with your coffee spill on the third copying of the original page, and by the tenth copy, it’s a mess. In short, the damage you’ve done is cumulative.

And that’s what happens to your DNA. Every time a cell with the original DNA gets copied, a little damage is added with each cell division. And it too is cumulative.

As your DNA is increasingly damaged over time it has an increasing number of problems or glitches in its instructions to your cells. The cells thrive less. Eventually they can’t reproduce anymore and they become “senescent” or die. In short, your DNA ages, your cells age, and so do you because you’re made of cells.

The good news is that you have an incredible system to repair this damage to your DNA. It is based on enzymes. The problem is that as you age, these repair mechanisms are increasingly damaged. Free radicals, UV radiation, toxins, stress, poor diet and many other factors begin to overwhelm your DNA, your repair enzymes, and your body. While damaged DNA affects our cells, tissues and organs, we can often experience the impact of unrepaired DNA most visibly in our skin and energy levels.

“This cumulative DNA damage in new cells leads in time to a degeneration of the body, accelerated aging and the onset of degenerative diseases That’s why many scientists define aging as ‘the accumulation of unrepaired damage to our DNA’ over the years.”

What if you could repair the damage to your DNA?
What if you could find a natural supplement to do this? Read on, because such a supplement exists!

It comes from a rainforest plant. Long used by indigenous people because of its wonderful benefits, the plant is cats claw. The patented form of cats claw uses the indigenous method of preparation—it is a natural product–and amplifies those components of the plant which play a role in DNA repair. In short, these components enhance your own DNA repair mechanisms so that you can help regulate your aging process, even slowing it down through maintaining the health and life span of your cells.

If you use any other nutrients to increase the life spans of your cells (e.g. lengthen your telomeres-see below), then it makes sense to ALWAYS combine this with DNA repair. You don’t want cells with damaged DNA to survive significantly longer because those cells could become a problem. In that sense, this patented form of cats claw is the most fundamental DNA nutrient to take.

Telomere Shortening

You’ve probably seen the picture on TV news: two lab rodents, the same age. One is clearly old, thinning, gray, scraggly-looking hair, wrinkled skin,—clearly well on his way to the end of his days. The second rodent is the same age but looks and acts like a youngster. Here’s how they really differed: they had different internal levels of a specific enzyme.

TV viewers were probably delighted that some day we might have the same option as that second rodent! So what is this enzyme that rejuvenated the rodent? It’s called telomerase.

A key to cell life spans and aging is to slow down the biological clock we call telomeres. When your cells are about to divide your DNA lines up as sets of chromosomes. Remember the DNA is like a coiled fiber, which if not capped, will begin to unravel. Just as our shoelaces have plastic caps, our chromosomes have protective caps on the ends of them. This cap is called a telomere.

Here’s the problem. Each time your cells divides, the telomeres shorten. A piece of that cap is “snipped off”, so to speak. When the telomeres get too short, your DNA unravels, can fuse with nearby DNA and your risk of disease increases

A study of 60- to 75-year-olds showed those with short telomeres had a 318 percent higher death rate from heart disease. They also had an 854 percent higher death rate from infectious diseases.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that longer telomeres can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer. The list goes on.

When telomeres get really short, your cells will become dormant or die, and you age.

What if you could lengthen telomeres?
Here’s the really good news. There are nutrients and products that have been shown to lengthen your telomeres to counter their shortening. We all have genes which produce the enzyme telomerase. The problem is that these genes are normally silenced. Specific nutrients and lifestyle factors, however, can “turn on” the genes that produce telomerase and lengthen your telomeres, and possibly your life span!

How to Support Your Telomere Lengths
You have several alternatives. The wisest and most economical thing to do is call Linda Crouse at (831) 234-0919. She will discuss with you which alternative is the best for your situation and your current supplement usage.

We usually start with a telomere length test which gives you a baseline. This is advisable but not mandatory. Then, selecting from several alternative plans, after twelve to eighteen months of using that approach we can test your telomeres again.

Inherited DNA Problems

We all inherit DNA problems from our parents. All of us. These problems are called SNPs. Most of us are unaware that we have these them, yet these problems can seriously affect the healthy aging of our brain, heart, arteries, eyes, skin, liver, thyroid gland, joints and much, much more.

What if you could do something about these inherited problems?
You can. This is the place to start. Take a simple saliva DNA swab that will look at your SNPs which can profoundly affect your health, which most of us have, and which are actionable with nutrition. You can have your nutritional supplement customized and optimized for the DNA problems your swab reveals. This wellness model makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it!

How Do You Get Your DNA Swab and DNA Customized Nutrition?
Call Linda Crouse at (831) 234-0919—she will take help you make that happen.

Assess, don’t guess.
Why not see if these beginning solutions make a difference to you? You can. In fact the best way way to use nutritional supplements is to test whether your regimen is having an objective impact. You can test your telomere lengths in response to lifestyle, nutrition changes and health factors, you can monitor your accumulated DNA damage in response to lifestyle and other factors, and you can use blood tests to monitor the effectiveness of your DNA customized supplementation.

Our Children
Finally, we are just on the cusp of the DNA wellness age. The beginning solutions we have today, will be dwarfed by what will be available to our children and grandchildren in the next decades! Theirs will be the potential to age a lot healthier and better than we do. Nice!

In the meanwhile, let’s begin here and now. Never be passive about the opportunity these DNA tools offer to help you age healthily and well.

And remember, if you’re over 27 you are aging!