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The Vitamin That Reverses Ageing and improves Health

 

I read about this in the Australian Courier Mail today  and thought I would pass it on as all of us -Yes All Of Us! I am sure would find this rather interesting. Of course I like to keep up with anything new that will help with health and aging my two favorite subjects.

Here is the article:-

A DRUG that could reverse the ageing process and make space travel possible will be trialled on humans this year and could be on the market in 2020.

Australian scientists have found a vitamin, nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), that helps cells repair DNA damage and it’s so good they are taking the pill themselves.

Middle aged mice given the vitamin lived 20 per cent longer and were able to run faster.

“The cells of the old mice were indistinguishable from the young mice, after just one week of treatment,” said Professor David Sinclair of UNSW School of Medical Sciences and Harvard Medical School Boston.

“This is the closest we are to a safe and effective anti-ageing drug that’s perhaps only three to five years away from being on the market if the trials go well.”

In a paper published in Science today, the researchers identify a critical step in the molecular process that allows cells to repair damaged DNA.

Research by University NSW scientists Prof Sinclair and Dr Lindsay Wu into the substance won NASA’s iTech competition in December last year because of its potential use in the planned 2025 mission to Mars.

Accelerated ageing caused by cosmic radiation, mental impairment and increased risk of cancer are pitfalls of space travel.

On a trip to Mars five per cent of the astronauts’ cells will die affecting their mental and physical capacity.

It’s hoped this vitamin might be able to reverse that damage says Dr Wu.

Back on earth the medicine promises to help every human defy the ageing process and stay healthy and it has potential to overcome the terrible side effects of cancer radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

It’s also been found to treat Type 2 diabetes and restore vision following eye damage in animals.

A separate Japanese study showed mice given NMN gained less weight with ageing even when they consumed more food perhaps because their boosted metabolism used more energy.

Dr Wu, aged 33, is not old but says he has been taking the vitamin pill for a year.

“I am using it, I’m not supposed to take it but I feel just fine, there are no side effects,” he said.

“I take it out of intellectual curiosity.

However, he said the general population should not use it until it has been property tested in clinical trials.

And when clinical trials are complete it won’t be on the market to treat ageing, instead it is likely to be used as a therapy to treat the side effects of cancer radiotherapy.

“The big problem is that regulatory authorities don’t recognise ageing as a disease even though you lose memory, you lose movement and it gives you cancer,” he says.

To get approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration NMN will have to be registered to treat a recognised disease like the side effects of radiation. 

Things could be about to change though. A US trial is underway to test whether the diabetes drug metformin can extend human life and prevent cancer because of evidence it expands lifespan in animals.

“The makers of Metformin will be the first to push the FDA to recognise ageing, change is in the air,” says Dr Wu.

The discovery of the vitamin developed out of research into the famed life extending qualities of the molecule resveratrol found in red wine.

HOW IT WORKS

NMN works on the same biological pathway as resveratrol.

Every time we go out into the sun our DNA is damaged but our body repairs the damage, however as we age our body’s ability to do the repairs declines, Dr Wu explains.

A vitamin Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) present in every cell boosts the body’s ability to repair cells but it declines by 60 per cent as we age or when we are exposed to radiation.

“If you can boost NAD+ you can boost DNA repair,” he says.

The research found that if you treated mice with a NAD+ precursor, or “booster,” called NMN it improved their cells’ ability to repair DNA damage caused by radiation exposure or old age.

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So there it is. I hope you read all the article as it is very informative and could be helpful in your health. I am going to give it a try – Nothing to loose.

“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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Did You Know – 12/12/2016

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1. Anybody that takes Vitamin C should avoid the following Soft drinks: Sunkist, Fanta, Diet Coke, Sprite, & Pepsi Max.
These drinks contain Sodium Benzoate 211 on the label. A chemical reaction between Vitamin C and Sodium Benzoate creates Benzine a highly carcinogenic chemical.
Benzine has the ability to severely damage the DNA in the Mitochondria to the point that it totally inactivates it, knocks it out altogether. The Mitochondria consumes Oxygen to give you energy, and if you damage it, then the cell starts to malfunction very seriously, often fatally, a whole array of Diseases has been tied to the damage to the DNA, including Parkinson’s Disease and quite a lot of neurodegenerative Diseases. For more on this story go to the source below.
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2. Dogs can remember things that happen when they were not paying attention. New evidence suggests that like humans, dogs have episodic memory which lets you remember specific events from your life by absorbing them as they occur, even when they don’t seem relevant. This trait is linked to self-awareness, and scientists used to think it only evolved in primates.

“Dogs probably pay more attention to us than we think and observe us more than we think,”  explained by the lead author Claudia Fugazza, an ethnologist at the University of Eotvos Lorand in Budapest.

 

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Your brain is wired to respond to music, even when you are not really listening to it. A recent study showed that even when highly focused and distracted by another task, Peoples pupils dilated in reaction to patterns of strong and weak beat omissions, suggesting we have an inherent sense for expectation of rhythm.

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Hippopotamuses are considered to be the most dangerous animals in Africa. Though they are herbivores, hippos are aggressively territorial and kill thousands of humans every year because despite weighing nearly 10,000 pounds a hippo can run 19 mph – almost twice the speed of an average human

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There is a song that is been proven to reduce anxiety by 65%. It is called weightless by Macaroni Union and it was specifically designed to slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and lower cortisol levels. It is so effective that it is dangerous to drive while listening to it because it can make you drowsy

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The Supermarket: Questionable Products On The Shelf

 

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This is an article that was sent to me and on checking it they are spot on with their information. Sometimes these people go over board with this sort of information but in this case I think it is worth considering:-  Check labeling on packaging or better still don’t buy anything in packets or tins where possible. Buy organic or alternatively grow a vegetable garden if you have the space and plant fruit trees.  Buy real food and make healthy drinks

 

Supermarket Shelf : Read what you eat and drink.

Anybody who takes Vitamin C (most people should) – avoid the following soft drinks: Sunkist, Fanta, Diet Coke, Sprite, & Pepsi Max.

These drinks contain Sodium Benzoate 211 on the label. A chemical reaction between Vitamin C and Sodium Benzoate creates Benzine, a highly Carcinogenic chemical.

Benzine has the ability to severely damage the DNA in the Mitochondria (powerhouses of the cells. They generate the energy that our cells need to do their jobs. For example, brain cells) to the point that it totally inactivates it, knocks it out altogether. The Mitochondria consumes oxygen to give you energy, and if you damage it, the cell starts to malfunction very seriously, often fatally. A whole array of Diseases has been tied to the damage to the DNA, including
Parkinson’s Disease and quite a lot of neuro-degenerative diseases..

This is a follow-up to the TV stations’ story on Mentos and Diet Coke. Don’t mix these two, they cause a chemical reaction (explosion) in the stomach. It’s not only Mentos but also any mint products. Mint Life Savers, Tic Tac’s, Cool Mint’s, etc. The Mint is not the culprit here but the Aspartame in the diet drinks, 951 on the label. Also avoid 950
Acelsultame F (same thing). Aspartame poisoning has been scientifically linked to 92 Symptoms of disease.

Avoid all Toothpastes made in China! Especially Colgate. They contain Ethylene Glycol. This is an anti-freezing agent, highly toxic and even fatal. It destroys the liver, kidney, lung, blood cells, heart and the nervous system. It is also in some mouth washes, make-up, aftershave, baby powder and wipes, shampoo, and deodorants.

Avoid Smarties; they contain almost every toxic artificial colour on the market. To top it off Smarties are not even made of chocolate. Synthetic chocolate has no nutritional food value whatsoever.

To read more http://loveforlife.com.au/content/08/12/12/supermarket-shelf-poisons-aspartame 

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Technology Of The Future or The Present Day?

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I believe this to be true.

Have you ever wished you could be a fly on the wall to spy on what’s going on or being said? How about being a mosquito instead!
No, this isn’t a real mosquito. It’s an insect spy drone for urban areas, already in production, funded by the US Government.
It can be remotely controlled and is equipped with a camera and a microphone.
It can land on you, and even has the potential to take a DNA sample or leave RFID tracking nanotechnology on your skin.
It can fly through a slightly open window, or it can attach to your clothing until you unwittingly take it into your home.
It can then be guided to the top of a curtain or other invisible location where it can scope entire rooms and monitor everything being said.

This is a comment from Snopes:

The specific mosquito-like object pictured above is, however, just a conceptual mock-up of a design for a MAV, not a photograph of an actual working device “already in production.” And although taking DNA samples or inserting micro-RFID tracking devices under the skin of people are MAV applications that may some day be possible, such possibilities currently appear to be speculative fiction rather than reality.

Some have claimed the U.S. government has not only researched and developed insect-like MAVs, but for several years has been furtively employing them for domestic surveillance purposes:
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/photos/technology/insectdrone.asp#cO68Ziei4rh85ZOo.99

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Rosemary And Its Medicinal Properties

I actually got this information from a Magazine called “Freedom Leaf“. It is a magazine that is promoting the reform of medicinal use of marijuana.
Wether you agree with legalizing Marijuana or not it actually has some good arguments and ideas, one of them was this list of uses of Rosemary.
They are not just promoting cannabis they are also promoting the health benefits of most herbs and as they say the more we use herbs in our everyday life the healthier we will become.

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Rosemary is native to the mediterranean and a member of the mint family Lamiaceae.

Health Properties of Rosemary

1. Research on rosemary highlight its ability to help prevent cancer and age-related skin damage, boost the functioning of the liver and act as a mild diuretic to help reduce swelling.

2. Shown to increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving memory concentration.
If you have a rosemary plant, whether it’s in a pot or in the garden, when you come home from work each day or on your way to work, pick a small piece of rosemary and give it a good sniff and you will be surprised how good it makes you feel. Gives your head a cool, clear, fresh feeling. 

3. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, rosemary has been shown to have antioxidant properties that can prevent free radicals from damaging cell membranes and altering DNA which can result in cell death.

4. Physiotherapy research confirms that rosemary increases circulation by dilating arteries and noted that this herb possesses antioxidant properties that reduce atherosclerosis risk in young healthy adults by improving serum activity

5. It also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks.

6. Extremely rich in many B-complex vitamins, such as folic acid, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine and riboflavin.

7. Extractions of rosemary when applied over scalp have stimulating function on the hair-bulbs and help prevent premature baldness and restore hair growth.

8. Rosemary tea – good remedy for removing nervous headache, colds and depression.

9. Use the tea as a gargle to help heal mouth ulcers, sores and as a mouth wash.

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Did You Know – 08/12/2013

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1.  Samurai is a strictly masculine term, but the Japanese bushi class (the social class samurai came from) did feature women who received similar training in martial arts and strategy. These women were called “Onna-Bugeisha” and they were known to participate in combat along with their male counterparts. Their weapon of choice was usually the naginata, a spear with a curved, sword-like blade that was versatile, yet relatively light.

Since historical texts offer relatively few accounts of these female warriors (the traditional role of a Japanese noblewoman was more of a homemaker), we used to assume they were just a tiny minority. However, recent research indicates that Japanese women participated in battles quite a lot more often than history books admit. When remains from the site of the Battle of Senbon Matsubaru in 1580 were DNA-tested, 35 out of 105 bodies were female. Research on other sites has yielded similar results.

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2.  That it is a myth that brain cells can’t regenerate. It has been believed that if you kill a brain cell it is never replaced

The reason for this myth being so common is that it was believed and taught by the science community for a very long time. But in 1998, scientists at the Sweden and the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California discovered that brain cells in mature humans can regenerate. It had previously been long believed that complex brains would be severely disrupted by new cell growth, but the study found that the memory and learning center of the brain can create new cells – giving hope for an eventual cure for illnesses like Alzheimer’s.

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3. The worlds longest road is Pan-American Highway  in the world. It runs from Fairbanks, Alaska to Buenos Aires, Argentina, stretching 29,800 miles (47,958 km). it was never completed. A portion called the Darien Gap, mostly jungle about 100 miles (160 km) long located in Panama and Colombia, remains uncompleted. Cars and passengers are transported around the gap by ship. 

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4.  Of the more than $50 billion worth of diet products sold every year, almost $20 billion are spent on imitation fats and sugar substitutes.

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5.  There are more than 600 million telephone lines, yet almost half the world’s population has never made a phone call on a land line. However, many more have made a cell phone call; there are some 4 billion cell phones in use.
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6. 92% of Chinese belong to the Han nationality, which has been China’s largest nationality for centuries. The rest of the nation consists of about 55 minority groups.

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Did You Know – 01/22/2013

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1. According to an Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science” study, there is a 23% drop in cortisol levels seen in people who wrote a daily “Gratitude list”.

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2. According to Otology and Neurotology 72% of teens have a temporary hearing loss after attending a rock concert.

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3. According to Nature and Health magazine 4 million tons of gift wrap and shopping bags are wasted over the Christmas period.

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4.Ever wondered why your finger and toe pads shrivel in the bath or while swimming. According to a Brain, Behavior and Evolutions study it is hardwired into our DNA to help us grip surfaces and move faster when running away from a predator in the rain.

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5. Anatidaephobia is the fear that one is being watched by a duck. A person that has this fear believes that no matter where they are, a duck watches.

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