Longevity – Live to 140 Years of Age in Good Health ?

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“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
– Thomas Edison

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 1, 2 Their goal is to increase average longevity to 120 years or greater.

Longest verified human lifespan is Jeanne-Louise Calment who lived 122 years.

Overeating shortens lifespan and increases incidence of disease. – Dr Roy Walford

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – a firmness of mind and mastery of appetite.
– Seneca

World’s healthiest foods

Highly oxygenated people require less food. – McCabe, page 87.

Warm, damp recesses of the lungs, with little or no airflow, are perfect breeding grounds for all types of infections. – Dr. David Williams

You breathe an average of 28,000 times a day. So you have 28,000 chances to get it right.

Breathing deeply, fully and completely energizes the body, calms the nerves, fills you with peace and helps keep you youthful.
– Paul C. Bragg

With ample oxygen your muscles, tendons and joints function more smoothly. Your flesh becomes firmer and resilient…your skin clear and glowing…your hair lustrous. You radiate with greater health and well-being. – Super Power Breathing page 13.

“Oxygenation of the tissues is the name of the game for good health and longevity.” – Dr. Douglass, page 50.

Studies have shown a direct relationship between the life span of a species and its ability to repair damaged DNA. – Dr. David Williams

Fluoride (often found in drinking water and used in dental offices) actively interferes with DNA repair enzymes. In the lab, a fluoride concentration of one part per million reduces DNA repair enzyme activity by 50%.

Fluoride produces brain changes identical to those in Alzheimer’s patients.
– Dr. Robert Carton

“In point of fact, fluoride causes more human cancer death, and causes it faster than any other chemical.”
– Dr. Dean Burk, Congressional Record 21 July 1976

The CDC and ADA now advise to avoid using fluoride.

Mercury (eg. from dental amalgams) also inhibits the repair of DNA.

Free radicals can damage any part of the cell, including the DNA. Free radical damage to the DNA is thought to be one of the causes of  cancer. In the absence of oxygen, the DNA self-repair mechanism does not function. –  Diamond, page 1038.

Excess iron causes free radicals. Women lose their excess iron due to menstruation, which is why women tend to live longer. Men and older women should donate blood annually. Regular hyperthermia also removes excess iron.

Iron filings in breakfast cereal. 1, 2, 3, 4

Vitamin C is “the first line of defense against free-radical damage, more effective than beta-carotene, vitamin E, glutathione, or other antioxidants in plasma.” – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 1988;85:9748-52

“There is a big push toward eternal youth and life extension in America and other parts of the world. A major key to postpone aging is moderate exercise.” – Dr. Robert J. Rowen

80 year olds can have the muscle mass of 40 year olds. The key is ongoing exercise.

Human cells can divide approximately sixty times before they can no longer divide and die… Cells divide to provide new cells to replace old, warn out, damaged cells. To the extent that optimum nutrition can extend the useful life of existing cells, the need for their replacement slows and so does the aging / replacement process. – David W. Gregg, Ph.D. (The limit to the number of cell divisions is known as the “Hayflick Limit”.)

Overcome the Hayflick Limit with L-carnosine, DMAE and acetyl-L-carnitine. See The Nature of Aging, Part 3

“Based on everything we know, supplementing with a combination of L-carnosine, DMAE, and Acetyl-L-carnitine is one of the simplest, most effective, and safest steps we can take to help turn back the clock and optimize our health.” – Jon Barron

Lifestyle changes may lengthen telomeres

Telomeres and telomerase
1, 2, 3

“If you get those herbs, and live a certain lifestyle, and this is the kind of house where you live, you can not only cross 100 years, but 200 or 300 years old.” – Ayurvedic Physician

“If you could avoid all stress and air pollution while eating a perfect diet, your body could last 600 years.” – Dr. David Williams

“If you have a fully quantum coherent system, you will never age and you will never die.” – Dr. Mae-Wan Ho

Hearing loss can occur when hair cells in the inner ear are damaged by free radicals. Antioxidants can prevent this damage.

Resveratrol helps prevent the amyloid deposits associated with Alzheimer’s disease. – Free Radic Biol Med 03;34:1100-10, Neuroreport 97;8:1499-502.

Resveratrol is the only substance that has been found to break down beta-amloid plaques. – J Biol Chem 05;280(45):37377-37382.

Curcumin is the yellow color in turmeric, an ingredient of curry powder. Curcumin is found to be very helpful in both treating and preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
– J Neurosci 01;21(21):8370-7, Neurobiol Aging 01;22(6):993-1005.

Lithium in the form of lithium orotate or lithium aspartate may help prevent and remove amloid plaque.

Vitamin D reduces risk of Alzheimer’s 1, 2, 3

B vitamins (folate or folic acid, B6, B12) can reduce brain shrinkage (which tends to precipitate Alzheimer’s) by up to 50%.

Regular consumption of blueberries can prevent age-related memory problems.
– Nutr Neurosci 03;6(3):153-62, Nutr Neurosci 04;7(2):75-83.

The amyloid plaques in the brain characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease are associated with oxidative damage from free radicals. The amyloid-beta molecule is a neurotoxin that destroys nerve cells.

Individuals who consume vegetable oils (corn, soybean, sunflower, etc) have twice the risk of macular degeneration.
– Dr. Paul Beaumont

Heating vegetable oils for 30 minutes creates a chemical called HNE (4-hydroxy-trans-2-nonenal) that is related to the formation of atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and liver disease.

People receiving the flu vaccine five years in a row are ten times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Vaccines contain forms of mercury and aluminum that are neurotoxins.

Vitamin D supplementation may be an alternative to the flu vaccine. 1, 2, 3

Malic acid removes aluminum from the body. Malic acid is found in apples and apple cider vinegar.

Glyconutrients help slow down aging; increase endurance, sexual function, and fertility; reduce body fat and build muscle… – Dr. Mondoa page 165

The end of aging? 1 For more videos, search YouTube for “Dr. Aubrey de Grey”

Young looking old people 1, 2

Dr. Daniel Amen Change Your Brain – Change Your Life

In our experience, hatha yoga (yoga asanas) and the comfortable breathing exercise called “pranayama” are very helpful for maintaining physical health as the years go by.

According to Dr. F. Karach, oil pulling daily has the potential to extend lifespan to 140 or 150 years.

A tablespoon of lecithin each day can help with memory lapses and poor sleep quality, plus it cleans your arteries and protects your liver.

Like many other diseases once relegated to the elderly, the beginnings of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are now showing up at 50 years of age. After age 65, the risk of dementia doubles every 5 years. – Dr. David Williams

Every 7 seconds someone in the US turns 50. Would you like to extend your lifespan? Did you know that the Hunza people frequently live to between 120 and 140 years of age, and are HEALTHY for all that time? Some people say it is the water they drink, the minerals they consume, certain foods they eat, their non-toxic environment, or stress-free life. We address all of these issues on this web site. What we are suggesting is that those who follow the 8 step program to prevent cancer could easily live 40 – 60 more years than is presently the norm, and enjoy good health all that time. A longer, more active and healthier life is the carrot, and cancer and other disease is the stick to get people to adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle. Are you interested?

In 1900 life expectancy in the United States was less than 50 years. During the past 100 years life expectancy has increased by 60% due mostly to lower infant mortality, plus better diet (due to refrigeration and long distance shipping) and improved hygiene (due to sewers and clean drinking water) which together resulted in reduced infectious disease. If we can increase the present day lifespan of 80 years by 60% the result is nearly 130 years of life, which is in our target range. A 60% increase was achieved during the past century as an unexpected side benefit from other changes in society. Can we do it again by putting conscious attention on it?

Nutritional Supplements

Several studies of healthy people over age 50 indicate that the death rate from all causes (including cancer and heart disease) can be reduced by about 50% and longevity increased an average of eleven years by taking nutritional supplements. The higher intake of vitamin C is most important, and also valuable are two of the B vitamins (B6 and niacin), vitamin E and vitamin A.

An ongoing study of mice by Prof. David Rollo at McMaster University is producing very interesting results. Watch the online video to see the regular mouse compared to a mouse eating supplements since birth. The difference is remarkable. The supplemented mouse is eating bagel bits soaked in a mix of 30 supplements available at health food stores. Here are the 30 supplements:

9 vitamins – A (beta carotene), B1, B3 (niacin), B6, B9 (folic acid), B12, C, D, and E,

5 minerals – potassium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and chromium picolinate

2 healthy oils – cod liver oil, flax seed oil

5 herbs – ginko biloba, ginseng, green tea extract, garlic, ginger root extract

plus 9 other nutrients – L-glutathione, acetyl L-carnitine, melatonin, alpha-lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine, acetylsalicylic acid, Coenzyme Q10, rutin (a bioflavonoid found in buckwheat), bioflavonoids

Child Prodigy

The difference between the child prodigy (i.e. – music, art, math, physics, etc.) and the high school dropout is not genetics or income level of the parents but rather the nutritional (and especially the mineral intake) competency of the child during pre and post natal development.

Simply translated, for $300 to $500 worth of minerals and vitamins per pregnancy, to include preconception supplements and monthly supplements during pregnancy and $50 per month for growth, development and longevity, the unnecessary production of millions of low birth weight babies and severely physically and emotionally disabled children would be eliminated – the ability for more people to reach their longevity potential of 120 to 140 years would be realized.

Setting aside the unforgivable human tragedy of emotionally and physically disabled children as well as “Bad Seeds” and all of the unnecessary human suffering, the ultimate savings to the American public over the lifetime of a disabled or jailed child would range from $500,000 to several millions of dollars each, for an annual savings to ourselves, the tax payers, in the trillions of dollars!!! – Dr. Joel D. Wallach pages163-165.

Vitacel 7 / Ultra H-3

Vitacel 7 and Ultra H-3 are virtually identical products sold by different distributors. Vitacel 7 is less expensive.

These products trace their roots back to Dr. Ana Aslan who in the 1950’s was looking for a way to ease the discomfort of senior citizens in her care. She tried intramuscular injections of Novocain (procaine). Much to her surprise, not only did her patients feel better, but a wide variety of health problems began to clear up. This led to a lifetime of research and the development of oral treatment with Gerovital-H3. Improvements in skin, hair, and nails attracted many movie stars and famous people to Dr. Aslan.

In the 1970’s Dr. Robert Koch began 25 years of research to improve Dr. Aslan’s discoveries and to change the delivery method to a dietary supplement. Patented formulas such as Vitacel 7 and Ultra H-3 are the direct result of his efforts.

We highly recommend these products for all seniors. There are also versions for your senior pets.

Experiments with animals suggest a 20% increase in longevity is possible. However, it is the improvements in health that really catch our attention. Read the many online testimonials by seniors and senior pet owners.

Read Dr. Aslan’s story here http://smart-drugs.net/gh3-aslan.htm.

Nutrient Dense Diet

In fruit flies and rats, a 30% reduction in calories eaten results in a 30% extension of life span, and the rats experienced a one third reduction in cancer tumors. The physiological changes in the rats on the reduced calorie diet are also seen in an ongoing (since 1987) study of monkeys on a reduced calorie diet, suggesting that systematic under eating (“under nutrition without malnutrition”) may be a useful part of an overall plan for human life extension.

People tend to over eat when the food they are consuming does not contain sufficient nutrients to satisfy the requirements of the body (“empty calorie foods”). Overeating depletes digestive enzymes and reduces the efficiency of the digestive system. What is needed is a nutrient-dense diet that provides abundant nutrients with fewer calories. Attaining such a diet for individuals and our whole society is the purpose of the nutritional supplements and superfoods we recommend, and the information on our fresh juices and agriculture pages.

Calorie restriction is both anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic. Cancer cells eat only sugar. Healthy cells can also eat healthy fats such as flax oil, coconut oil, olive oil, butter and accumulated body fat. A diet devoid of sugar will starve cancer cells.

Methuselah Foundation Prizes

To encourage scientific research into longevity, the Methuselah Foundation offers two prizes:

– longevity prize for extending total lifespan of mice
– rejuvenation prize focussing on intervention begun at midlife.

The average mouse lives 1.5 to 2 years. In 2009, calorie restriction won the rejuvenation prize by extending the age of mice to about 3.7 years.

“So far, there’s not much hard evidence on whether taking additional enzymes will extend lifespan. However, we do know that laboratory rats that eat raw foods will live about three years. Rats that eat enzyme-less chow diets will live only two years. Thus, we see diets deficient in enzymes caused a 30% reduction in lifespan.” – Dr. Edward Howell

“Dr. Price traveled all over the world doing his research on primitive peoples who still lived in their native ways. He found fourteen cultural pockets scattered all over the globe where the natives had no access to “civilization” – and ate no refined foods.

Dr. Price studied their diets carefully. He found they varied greatly, but the one thing they had in common was that they ate whole, unrefined foods. With absolutely no access to tooth brushes, floss, fluoridated water or tooth paste, the primitive peoples studied were almost 100% free of tooth decay. Further – and not unrelated – they were also almost 100% free of all the degenerative diseases we suffer – problems with the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, joints, skin (allergies), and the whole gamut of illnesses that plague Mankind. No one food proved to be magic as a preventive food. I believe we can thrive best by eating a wide variety of whole foods.” – Dr. George Meinig

Raw foods are fresh and filled with nutrients and enzymes. It is very difficult and probably impossible to get fat on raw foods. Some nutrients are destroyed by heat and are only available in raw foods. In addition to salads, try to drink some freshly made fruit or vegetables juices regularly. Put raw fruits or vegetables in a blender or VitaMix, cover them with water and blend them to create a delicious fruit smoothie or “veggie shake”. Add some soaked chia seeds or organic, cold-processed whey powder for protein. Many people feel that for good health as much as half of your diet should be eaten raw.

The nutrient-dense diet promotes freedom from cancer and increased longevity. Other benefits from this reduced calorie diet include more “good” cholesterol, lower blood pressure, reduced triglycerides (bad cholesterol and triglycerides are risk factors for stroke and heart attack), more DHEA and DHEAS (hormones that decrease with age), improved glucose tolerance, improved insulin sensitivity, plus a favorable redistribution of fat away from the central regions. Rats on the calorie restricted diet continue to quickly learn mazes long after the more copiously fed controls lose the ability to learn.


romaine lettuce, leaf lettuces, kale, collards, Swiss chard, cabbage, spinach, bok choy.

artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, cucumber, peas, green peppers, string beans, zucchini.

beets, eggplant, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, peppers, water chestnuts, cauliflower, squash, carrots.

red kidney beans, pinto beans, lentils, black-eyed peas, black beans.

apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, grapefruit, grapes, kiwis, mangoes, nectarines, all melons, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, strawberries, tangerines.

See Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Pyramid


Alkalize For Health endorses the “nutritarian” diet advocated by Dr. Joel Fuhrman 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

“You don’t have to walk around hungry. If you change the quality of what you eat, you can be satisfied with lower calories. There have been experiments in both people and rats that if you give them the so-called “cafeteria diet” – a junky American diet – and let them eat as much as they want, they will eat about 3,000 calories. If you take the same people and give them a high-quality diet, and let them eat as much as they want, they’ll settle for about 2,500 calories. So right off, you can knock off 500-600 calories just by eating better food.” – Dr. Roy Walford.

Animals and humans eating unhealthy fats “eat six times as much fat and six times as much food. A lot of money is saved by buying the right kind of fat.” – Budwig pages 22, 33. See our page on healthy fats. Healthy fats include butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and flax oil. Unhealthy fats include all hydrogenated oils, all oils heated to high temperature, rancid oils, and most of the modern vegetable oils.

Lose weight by eating more? Eat foods with a high water content such as fruits, vegetables, cooked whole grains, soups, etc. Certain foods important to cancer prevention are also found to prevent and reverse obesity. To prevent obesity, two substances you MUST avoid are MSG and the liquid candy called high-fructose corn syrup.

The Hunza Diet

“The energy and endurance of the Hunzakuts can probably be credited as much to what they don’t eat as what they do eat. First of all, they don’t eat a great deal of anything. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that the average daily food intake for Americans of all ages amounts to 3,300 calories, with 100 grams of protein, 157 grams of fat and 380 grams of carbohydrates. In contrast, studies by Pakistani doctors show that adult males of Hunza consume a little more than 1,900 calories daily, with only 50 grams of protein, 36 grams of fat, and 354 grams of carbohydrates. Both the protein and fat are largely of vegetable origin (Dr. Alexander Leaf, National Geographic, January, 1973).

That amounts to just half the protein, one-third the fat, but about the same amount of carbohydrates that we Americans eat. Of course, the carbohydrate that the Hunzakuts eat is unrefined or complex carbohydrate found in fruits, vegetables and grains, while we Americans largely eat our carbohydrates in the form of nutritionless white sugar and refined flour.

Needless to say, the Hunzakuts eat no processed food. Everything is as fresh as it can possibly be, and in its original unsalted state. The only “processing” consists of drying some fresh fruits in the the sun, and making butter and cheese out of milk. No chemicals or artificial fertilizers are used in their gardens. In fact, it is against the law of Hunza to spray gardens with pesticides. Renee Taylor, in her book Hunza health secrets (Prentice-Hall 1964) says that the Mir, or ruler of Hunza, was recently instructed by Pakistani authorities to spray the orchards of Hunza with pesticide, to protect them from an expected invasion of insects. But the Hunzas would have none of it. They refused to use the toxic pesticide, and instead sprayed their trees with a mixture of water and ashes, which adequately protected the trees without poisoning the fruit and the entire environment. In a word, the Hunzas eat as they live – organically.” – Death Rides a Slow Bus in Hunza. You can read this article in our Library.


Fruit flies with more antioxidants in their body enjoy a life span extended 66% from 45 days to 75 days. Moreover, they have a higher level of oxygen consumption and are more active than controls, suggesting they get more out of life. Anti-oxidants neutralize molecules called “free radicals” that cause damage. In our opinion, Earthing is the best antioxidant. Also, purification techniques such as hyperthermia can prevent the build-up of toxic chemicals and free radicals in the body.

The ancient Ayurvedic herbal formula from India called Maharishi Amrit Kalash was specifically designed to promote longevity. The Sanskrit word “amrit” means “the golden cup of longevity”. Modern scientific research suggests that Maharishi Amrit Kalash (MAK) is the most powerful food antioxidant available and it is being used by many cancer patients.

Intermittent fasting (eating ever other day) may also be helpful. “Detoxification is even more important to longevity than good nutrition.” – Dr. Felicia Drury Kliment, page 3. A temporary diet of 100% raw foods is becoming popular as a means of detoxification, as is a temporary diet of freshly made juices of raw fruits and vegetables.


“We’ve already found dozens of ways to live an extra decade or two – in good health. The easiest and surest way: Increase your body’s supply of glutathione, a natural compound that is a tripeptide (combination of three amino acids). Buy the tablets or just eat more cruciferous veggies (broccoli, kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, etc.) Of course, we recognize that some people would much prefer dying to eating Brussels sprouts.” – Dr. David Williams.

The anti-oxidant glutathione is composed of the amino acids glycine, glutamic acid, and cysteine. Foods that increase glutathione levels in the body include cruciferous vegetables  (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale, bok choy, cress, mustard, horseradish, turnips, rutabagas, kohlrabi), avocados, ripe seeds of green beans, red beets, the herb rosemary, grape seed extract, bilberry extract, curcumin found in turmeric, whey protein powder, and Pycnogenol from pine bark. A food that is particularly high in glutathione precursers is whey made from milk.

Glutathione plays a role in removing various toxic chemicals from the body. As a result, glutathione levels in the body are reduced by exposure to heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and the chemicals used in chemotherapy. Maharishi Amrit Kalash maintains healthy glutathione levels in the body even during chemotherapy, resulting in improved survival and reduced side effects, without interfering with the tumor shrinking effect of the chemotherapy.

In animal experiments, increased glutathione consumption increases longevity by about 40%. Glutathione is an antioxidant. Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) promotes the synthesis of glutathione in the body. As we saw on our Oxygen page, Alpha Lipoic Acid is one of five nutrients necessary to maintain healthy mitochondria for cellular respiration and energy production. Food sources of ALA include spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, peas, Brussels sprouts, and rice bran.

Diseases linked to free radical damage due to low levels of glutathione include cardiovascular disease, cataracts, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, the destruction of immune cells associated with AIDS, and inflammatory bowel disease. Most diseases are preceded by glutathione deficiency.

Glutathione is depleted by toxic chemicals and drugs as it helps remove them from the body. In experimental animals, glutathione was reduced 70 to 80% within four hours after administering acetaminophen (Tylenol). – Drug Chem Toxicol 81;4(1):37-48.

DMG (Dimethylglycine), SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) and B vitamins are precursers to glutathione.

This combination of DMG, SAMe and B vitamins works magic in many areas of the body, helping to prevent cancer and metastases, heal the arteries, cleanse the liver, strengthen the immune system, reverse the damaging effects of aging and much more. Many people may already have sufficient DMG and SAMe in their body, with their utilization hindered only by insufficient B vitamins (folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12). We would suggest starting with B vitamin supplementation, followed if needed by DMG supplementation because it is inexpensive. Some of the DMG will be converted by the body into SAMe. Save the more costly SAMe supplementation for last and only if necessary. Diagram of the metabolic pathways.


There is a direct relationship between longevity and the ability to repair DNA. Nucleotides are the sub-units from which the body creates DNA and RNA. Your body may or may not be able to create nucleotides (depending on your age and other factors), and so it is good to get nucleotides from your diet. Foods providing nucleotides include breast milk, sardines, brewer’s yeast, anchovies, mackerel, lentils, most beans, animal liver, oysters, chlorella algae and spirulina algae.

Benefits from eating nucleotides include:

aging process slows

health improves

toxins neutralized

skin more elastic

increased ability of body to heal, shorter healing time, shorter hospital stays

effect of antioxidants is enhanced

better response and efficiency of immune system, dramatically increased ability to fight infections

increased cellular metabolism and energy

better memory, reduced senility

Dr. David Williams (Alternatives newsletter June 2004) recommends eating at least two tins of sardines each week. This is because sardines are one of the richest sources of nucleotides, and because they are also a good source of omega-3 oils (such as DHA), vitamin D and calcium. Unlike larger and more long-lived fish, sardines are not likely to be contaminated with mercury. Plus, they are readily available, economical, and can be eaten directly from the can. Dr. Williams writes, “For about 1/10 the cost of most fast-food meals you can substitute a tasty tin of sardines a couple of times a week. And, it may be one of the least expensive and easiest ways I know of to put the brakes on the aging process and all the problems that accompany it.” Dr. Williams also recommends brewer’s yeast or nutritional yeast mixed in a cup of hot water with some seasoning, making a delicious “soup” offering lots of B vitamins and minerals.

For more information on nucleotides read the book No-Aging Diet by Dr. Benjamin Franks.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Mice who receive hydrogen peroxide in their drinking water grow much larger and live twice as long. – McCabe, page 34. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is water with extra oxygen in it.

Hydrogen peroxide is made by your immune cells. They squirt it at invading bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa in order to kill them.

Hydrogen peroxide is often used for drinking water treatment. In our kitchen, we use 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide to keep our drinking water pure. This is because a reverse osmosis water filter removes chlorine from the water. Without the chlorine, there is nothing to prevent bacteria from growing in the water. So we filter the tap water and put the filtered water into a container that sits on the kitchen counter. The container has a tap at the bottom. Then we add some hydrogen peroxide to the container to keep the water clean.

When hydrogen peroxide reacts with organic material, the hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water and oxygen. Therefore, hydrogen peroxide can both purify and oxygenate water.


Rebounding is a zero-impact aerobic exercise that improves blood circulation, increases the capacity of both the heart and lungs, and improves physiological efficiency. With regular rebounding the resting heart rate can decline 10 beats per minute, which means 5,000 fewer heartbeats in a single night’s sleep.

“Years ago, exercise was rarely recommended for people who were sick. Patients with asthma, heart trouble, or cancer were advised to avoid physical exertion and rest as much as possible. While this may be appropriate for some individuals, a growing number of physicians have learned that most patients can participate safely in a wide variety of physical activities, including aerobic exercises, and that it is vital for good health.” – Altman, page 186.

In general, exercise improves health-span, but has only a modest effect on lifespan.

Alkalinity and Aging

“Deficiency of K-base [potassium] in the diet increases the net systemic acid load imposed by the diet. We know that clinically-recognized chronic metabolic acidosis has deleterious effects on the body, including growth retardation in children, decreased muscle and bone mass in adults, and kidney stone formation, and that correction of acidosis can ameliorate those conditions. Is it possible that a lifetime of eating diets that deliver evolutionarily superphysiologic loads of acid to the body contribute to the decrease in bone and muscle mass, and growth hormone secretion, which occur normally with age? That is, are contemporary humans suffering from the consequences of chronic, diet induced low-grade systemic metabolic acidosis?

Our group has shown that contemporary net acid-producing diets do indeed characteristically produce a low-grade systemic metabolic acidosis in otherwise healthy adult subjects, and that the degree of acidosis increases with age, in relation to the normally occurring age-related decline in renal functional capacity. We also found that neutralization of the diet net acid load with dietary supplements of potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3) improved calcium and phosphorus balances, reduced bone resorption rates, improved nitrogen balance, and mitigated the normally occurring age-related decline in growth hormone secretion – all without restricting dietary NaCl. Moreover, we found that coadministration of an alkalinizing salt of potassium (potassium citrate) with NaCl prevented NaCl from increasing urinary calcium excretion and bone resorption, as occurred with NaCl administration alone.” – Diet, evolution and aging.

In Hunza, the drinking and irrigation water for farming flows from the melting glacial ice sheets. Clouded by the mineral rich glacial silt, it is revered as the “milk of the mountains” (38). On the average, a Hunzakut will drink 4 liters a day. A missionary chemist who was there some years ago analyzed this glacial water for cesium and found it to be abundant. The diet of the Hunzakuts appears to be rich in the minerals and transport enhancement nitriles which would be expected to reduce the incidence of cancer in accordance with the high pH theory. – Dr. A. Keith Brewer, High pH Cancer Therapy With Cesium, page 17.

There are five isolated areas in the world where people live to a great age. Dr. Henri Coanda concluded after studying them that the only factor they shared in common was the quality of their drinking water. This water has an abundance of alkaline minerals, a negative electrical charge (so it acts as an anti-oxidant), and a small cluster size which helps it to penetrate body tissues to rehydrate the body and transport nutrients.

Human Growth Hormone

The hormone called Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is associated with a youthful physiology, including reduced body fat, increased lean muscle mass, thicker and more youthful looking skin, improved energy and sex drive. Experiments with increasing the level of HGH in the body produced many damaging results. Recent research indicates that the body’s production of HGH does not decline with age. Rather, it is our ability to utilize HGH efficiently that is declining. Many of the dietary and lifestyle defects that help lead the way to cancer are also found to interfere with the body’s utilization of HGH. To maximize the beneficial effects of human growth hormone and increase your youthfulness:

Eat more grains, nuts and seeds. Eat less animal products – meat and milk.

Increase your dietary potassium relative to sodium. Processed foods almost always have more sodium than potassium (read the labels), so avoid them. Eat a diet of fresh whole foods. Supplement with potassium bicarbonate and potassium magnesium citrate.

Avoid sugar. Sugar interferes with the release of HGH. Eat low glycemic index foods.

Exercise induces the release of HGH.

Try to not eat much within two hours of going to bed.

“Juice fast” one day a week. This not only gives your HGH a boost, but also cuts down on your calories eaten.


Much of the degeneration that accompanies aging is associated with chronic, systemic inflammation.

Anti-inflammatories include:
– Earthing
– good sleep
– moderate exercise
– calorie restriction
– ketogenic diet
– anatabine citrate (the first dietary supplement for reducing inflammation)
– xylitol toothpaste 1, 2
– potassium
– magnesium
– bromelain
– turmeric
– cloves
– chlorophyll (green leafy vegetables)
– omega 3 oils (flax, chia, sardines, walnuts, pumpkin seeds)
– Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
– coconut oil
– oil pulling
– ginger
– anti-oxidants
– carotenoids (red, orange, yellow fruits / vegetables / berries)
– flavonoids (green, blue, purple fruits / vegetables / berries / beans)
– vitamin C
– vitamin D
– natural source vitamin E
– MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide)
– low glycemic index foods
– St. John’s wort
– silymarin (found in milk thistle)
– rosemary
– cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa)
– water

Pro-inflammatories include:
– sleep deprivation
– chronic stress
– omega 6 oils (corn, sunflower, safflower, etc.)
– rancid oils
– trans fatty acids (hydrogenated oils)
– salt
– wheat products
– sugar
– high glycemic index foods
– red meat
– eggs
– junk foods
– foods cooked at high temperatures
– nightshade plants (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant)
– dehydration
– food allergies (common allergens include milk and dairy, wheat, corn, eggs, beef, yeast, and soy)

Chronic inflammation can cause cancer. In fact, it may be the ONLY cause of cancer, with all the other factors involved with cancer simply contributing to chronic inflammation.

Inflammation is the body’s response to injury or infection. Inflammation results in the destruction of badly damaged cells and the healing of less damaged cells. As we age and health declines, the body responds with a chronic low level of inflammation. Aging is a kind of autoimmune disease. As time passes and health continues to decline, the immune system has to fight harder and harder until finally our internal resources are exhausted and we die. Scientists now speak of “inflammaging”.

The fact that our immune system reacts to the “normal” effects of aging as if they were injuries is a clue that age-related degeneration is, in fact, not normal.

A biological marker of inflammation is called “C-reactive protein” or CRP. Search the Internet for many ways to keep your CRP down.

“The key to successful aging and longevity is to decrease chronic low-level inflammation without compromising an acute response when exposed to pathogens.” – Dr. Claudio Franceshci

Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs)

Within the body, an advanced glycation end product is the result of an unhealthy chemical reaction between sugar and protein or lipids in the absense of enzymes. AGEs can affect nearly every type of molecule and cell in the body. AGEs cause “cross-linking”, which is a scientific way of saying that they gum things up. AGEs are proinflammatory and associated with various inflammatory diseases. AGEs cause the production of free radicals, which in turn create more damage. High blood glucose promotes the formation of AGEs. Fructose in the blood produces ten times more AGEs compared to glucose.

The formation and accumulation of AGEs contribute to the creation of plaques in the body. AGEs are associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, cataracts in the eyes, diabetes mellitus, kidney damage, myocardial infarction, nephropathy, neuropathy, periodontitis, reduced muscle function, retinopathy, and stroke. The cross-links created by AGEs cause problems in both microcirculation and macrocirculation. Cross-linking reduces flexibility and increases stiffness throughout the body. The AGEs and free radicals contribute to the general decline in health associated with “aging”.

AGEs are also absorbed into the body from food and cause AGE-related tissue injury. When food is exposed to heat during cooking, it is the formation of AGEs that cause the cooked food to turn brown. The browning is associated with denaturation and cross-linking of proteins, particularly lysine and arginine. Higher cooking temperatures and longer cooking times cause increased formation of AGEs. Dietary AGE restriction reduces serum AGE levels.

Healthy kidneys will excrete AGEs in the urine. However, when kidneys become damaged by AGEs then the kidneys become less able to excrete AGEs and a vicious circle ensues, with more AGEs in the blood causing increasing damage to the kidneys.

Nutrients that may help prevent damage caused by AGEs include enzymes, vitamin C, benfotiamine, alpha-lipoic acid, carnosine, and resveratrol. Raw foods offer enzymes, plus they do not contain the AGEs created by cooking. We suggest that at least half of what you eat should be raw. Plus, stop eating sugar.

Transcendental Meditation (TM)

The practice of Transcendental Meditation as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has been found to improve many of the parameters associated with aging. When comparing “physiological age” with “chronological age” TM meditators are found to be physiologically younger than their chronological age, and the degree of youthfulness (relative to chronological age) increases with the number of years the person has been meditating. You can see charts here http://www.t-m.org.uk/SCIcharts.shtml, and a bibliography of scientific research here http://www.mum.edu/tm_research/bibliography.html.

Question: Can this state of suspension be prolonged indefinitely and if so, what is the effect on the brain cells?

Maharishi: Yes, it can be prolonged indefinitely. If it is held for a very long time, the body will become alkaline. Because, not to decay is the quality of alkaline body. And as long as the individual mind gets to that universal consciousness, the body has to be intact.. In order that it remains intact, it becomes alkaline.

If the body is acidic, more of acid in the system, then the oxygen going in becomes carbon dioxide. If the body is acidic, more carbon dioxide is produced. To throw it out, the exhalations become deeper, heavier. When the exhalations become heavier, inhalations become correspondingly heavier also. So the breath grows heavy when the system is acidic.

Opposite to this, when the acidity becomes less then the breath becomes slow. That is why during meditation the breath becomes slow, the body becomes less acidic, more alkaline.

This is the reason why the body lasts longer for those who meditate, long life. With meditation the blood chemistry changes, becomes less acidic, more alkaline…
– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Hochgurgl, Austria, 1962, tape number 2.

The expected impact of our 8 Step Cancer Program on longevity is summarized here:

8 Step Cancer Program Impact on Longevity

1. More oxygen Increased mental alertness, visual acuity and relaxation. Mice grow larger and live twice as long.
2. More alkalinity Alkaline minerals bring mental and physical relaxation. Alkaline body fluids bring increased oxygen to the tissues. The negative charge of alkaline body fluids will neutralize positively charged free radicals.
3. Less free radicals Toxic chemicals that create free radicals are an irritant in the system. Antioxidants such as MAK and various nutrients help to neutralize free radicals. Life span extended up to 66% in the laboratory.
4. More exercise Improved circulation of the lymph resulting in nourishment and purification of the body tissues. Increased heart & lung capacity and physiological efficiency.
5. Hyperthermia Helps to remove toxic chemicals from the body, thereby reducing free radicals. Improved circulation.
6. More enzymes Enzymes facilitate digestion and all metabolic activities. Possible 50% extension of lifespan compared to those who are enzyme deficient. Use herbs to regenerate your pancreas and liver.
7. Nutrient-dense diet, B17, F, C, D & glyconutrients Relief from many “hidden hungers” that cause agitation and discomfort at the cellular level. Less demand on the body’s store of enzymes. Increased calmness. In experimental animals: 30% extension of life span by eating less. Vitamin F promotes increased oxygen to all areas of the body. Average 11 years longer life in people who take vitamin C and other supplements.
8. Transcendental Meditation Release of stress resulting in calmness of mind, body and emotions, together with increased attention span. Many parameters such as faster reaction time, lower blood pressure and improved near-point vision verify the increased youthfulness of individuals practicing TM.

“His days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” – Genesis 6:3

Man is very lucky. We have a very long life span for a mammal. In the Bible it says seventy years in one place and 120 in another. I wrote a whole book on this once, but to summarize.

If you drift, eat as the masses eat, do not exercise and have a bad attitude, your chances of making it to seventy are not that bad. This is sort of a given age. The systems most prone to break down and cause death, will keep going until this age most of the time.

If a person is unlucky, has a genetic weakness, smokes or does other things this can be shortened. On the other hand if you do it all right. If you are born into a strict living foods vegan household, exercise, do yoga and think right all your life, at age 120 you should be in the same physical shape as those born at the same time who do not care for their health, were at seventy. The difference is not only that your potential life span is fifty years longer. You will very likely have had a much better quality of life. As I said earlier, I had a (heart) valve that was making my life much less enjoyable six years ago. I could not run. Playing with my kids was difficult. The defect in my heart affected the quality of my life. This is also very true of smokers, overweight people, etc. They all have a lower quality of life as well as quantity. If you live perfectly, your life is not just longer, it is longer and better. A 100-year-old that can climb mountains, and is lucid and contributing to life has a better life than a 50-year-old with emphysema and oxygen starvation to the brain. Living well is not just a matter of living longer it is living better. Part of that living better and longer is reducing the chances of developing cancer.
– Dr. Jerry Glenn Knox, http://www.healthandlifestyle.com/cancer.html

For more information on longevity see:

Campbell, Ph.D., T. Colin, The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health, Benbella Books, 2005.

Delaney, Brian M., and Lisa Walford, The Longevity Diet: Discover Calorie Restriction – The Only Proven Way to Slow the Aging Process and Maintain Peak Vitality, Marlowe & Company, 2005.

Franks, M.D., Benjamin, Dr. Franks No Aging Diet, Doubleday, 1976.

Fuhrman, M.D., Joel, Eat To Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Little Brown, 2003.

Fuhrman, M.D., Joel, Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program for Conquering Disease, St. Martin’s Griffin, 1998.

Kendall, Roger V., Building Wellness with DMG – How a breakthrough nutrient gives cancer, autism & cardiovascular patients a second chance at health, Freedom Press, 2003.

Pauling, Linus, How to Live Longer and Feel Better, Oregon State University Press, 2006.

Sahelian, Ray, Mind Boosters A Guide To Natural Supplements That Enhance Your Mind, Memory, and Mood, St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

Tombak, Ph.D., Mikhail, Can We Live 150 Years? Your Body Maintenance Handbook, Healthy Life Press, 2003.

Walford, M.D., Roy, and Lisa Walford, The Anti-Aging Plan: The Nutrient-Rich, Low-Calorie Way of Eating for a Longer Life – The Only Diet Scientifically Proven to Extend Your Healthy Years, Marlowe & Company, 2005.

Walford, M.D., Roy, Beyond the 120 Year Diet: How To Double Your Vital Years, Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000.

Walford, M.D., Roy, Maximum Life Span, W. W. Norton & Company, 2006.

Weatherby, Craig, Goodbye Vioxx, Hello Anti-Inflammatory Foods. “Silent” Inflammation Drives Aging and Drugs Aren’t the Only or Best Remedies, Vital Choices, Volume 1, Issue 15, November 2004. (Read this article on the Internet).

Mind and Memory Boosters

Dr. William Campbell Douglass, II, offers a formula called  Ultimate Brain Support which contains Vitamin E, B vitamins (B6, folic acid, pantothenic acid, B12), Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL, Phosphatidylserine, and DHA.

Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant. The B vitamins improve blood flow to the brain. Acetyl L-carnitine is an amino acid that boosts memory and is a kind of “fuel” for the brain. PS (phosphatidylserine) is a fatty acid that improves memory. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for brain functioning.

Your Gut Bacteria Affects Your Brain Function, Study Confirms

Dr. Zoltan Rona recommends these anti-aging nutrients:
– CoQ10
– Acetyl-L-Carnitine
– Ginko Biloba
– Vitamin B5
– Vitamin B6
– Vitamin C
– Grapeseed extract
– Green tea
– Fish oil

The bottom line for extending your long and healthy life is understanding that hardly anybody dies of old age. Nearly everyone dies of disease or the failure of a particular part of the body.

Putting one’s attention on maintaining good health by giving the body what it needs: good fuel, moderate exercise, adequate rest, and practicing a technique to dissolve stress, people can reasonably expect to live far longer than is generally the case at present. Our anti-aging program is really a pro-health program.

Similarly, our healthy heart and anti-cancer programs are really pro-health programs with different starting points. All pro-health programs are likely to have much in common, with certain points emphasized a little more depending on the health situation you are starting from.

There are thousands of diseases but only one health. Modern medicine studies disease and places very little attention on health. Then it attempts to remove disease without simultaneously creating health. In fact, medical treatments often further destroy health. Without health, the disease-free state has a very weak foundation. To increase your lifespan you need to work on your “health span”.

Plus, who wants to live longer without good health? Lacking physical and mental health, long life can become a nightmare of pain, disease and loneliness. Extending healthspan is a better goal. One’s healthspan is something that everyone can impact, beginning at any age, and the result should be a longer and better life.

In the ancient Vedic civilization, the time of “retirement” had a profound purpose – the attainment of ever higher levels of enlightenment. Retired people have time to meditate, and if they are wise enough to do this then their wisdom may grow without bounds, and society will begin to find in them the enlightened leadership that is so sorely lacking today. Enlightenment is perfect health.

“To live simply and naturally is the highest goal.” – Frederick Nietzsche

“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”
– Buddha

In 1904 there was very little cancer. Now there is an abundance of cancer. What has changed? Can this be reversed? If you have cancer or do not want to get cancer the information you and your family need is on this web site.

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