By Coach Austin
Can we really reverse aging naturally and avoid losing our health, our brainpower and our zest for life?
Is this “reverse aging” talk just hype?
I have good news. Scientists have already achieved age reversal in animal test subjects. The data demonstrated a reversal of age-related declines in health, ability, and appearance. Human trials are already underway in several studies.
Scientists commonly accept the idea that a human lifespan of 115 years will become the norm globally and the requirements for a 150-year lifespan will be discovered in the next two to three decades.
We can reverse our biological age!
The discussion of reverse aging is backed with positive research data.
We have successful scientific research involving slowing, reversing and eliminating aging is directed towards developing drugs or medical treatments. Two branches of science, epigenetics and quantum physics, support our ability to reverse our age naturally.
The research has verified the effectiveness of certain lifestyle elements that can reverse a person’s biological age.
Epigenetics: Tells us that genes are tendencies that may be turned on or off and the environment that we provide for our gene is a reliable determinant of what gene expression will be. We have multiple examples that the presence of a genetic tendency to a disease can be prevented by creating a cellular environment that turns off genetic expression.
Quantum Mechanics: Everything, including us, is part of a “Unified Field of Infinite Possibility” connecting everything to everything else. Thoughts can become things and energy can be transformed into matter. Belief can shape reality. This fact gives us incredible power. We have the power to prevent disease, rejuvenate our bodies and to live long productive and fulfilling lives,
The Reversology Strategy approaches biological age reversal through a Mind*Body* Spirit lifestyle.
Reversology Strategy: the Mind
The Reversology Strategy cultivates and increases:
1. Thoughts of things to look forward to and
2. Thoughts that support feelings of worthiness,
3. Thoughts that support the feeling of being empowered,
4. Thoughts that support the feeling of gratitude
5. Thoughts that support the feeling of generosity.
The mental framework will constantly envision something to live for and will attract new experiences of how good life is.
Reversology Strategy: the Spirit
The Reversology Strategy has us:
1. Declare the values that we own and strive to live by.
2. Create a framework for our relationships with others.
3. Determine how our life will be a contribution.
These steps allow us to set personal terms for our lives and qualify ourselves as a beneficial presence.
Reversology Strategy: the Body
The body part of the strategy begins with protecting the body from the “Deadly Quintet” of diseases that are prone to victimize us as we age. As we get older, the need for disease prevention becomes critical. Statistically, a sixty-year-old is a thousand times more likely to suffer from these diseases than a thirty-year-old.
The Deadly Quintet:
2. Heart disease
3. Respiratory Disease
We become susceptible to the “Deadly Quintet” when an accumulation of cellular damage results in poor cellular performance. When our cells are healthy, our immune system prevents these diseases. Our cells only require five things to maintain health.
The Reversology Lifestyle makes sure our cells have what they need.
Our Cells Require Adequate:
Adequate Cellular Hydration
The guideline of drinking eight glasses of water per day is fine if you weigh about 140 pounds. The more you weigh, the more water is needed to hydrate your cells.
The Reversology Strategy includes drinking an ounce of water for every kilogram of weight. You can convert your weight in pounds to kilograms Here
Example:187 Pounds = 84.82 Kilograms or 85 ounces of water per day.
It is not just about the quantity of water we drink. The water we drink has to enter the cell for the cell to become hydrated.
Cells are surrounded by a cell wall that is a double layer of lipid or oily membrane. Oil and water do not mix. It is slow and difficult for water to move through these fatty membranes. Water containing electrolytes passes through cell walls more easily.
Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine, tissues, and other body fluids. The electric charge allows the minerals to pass through the cell wall and bring water in with them.
Balance the amount of water in your body
Balance your body’s acid/base (pH) level
Move nutrients into your cells.
Move wastes out of your cells
Make sure that your nerves, muscles, the heart, and the brain work the way they should.
To make sure that your cells are getting hydrated and the water that you drink doesn’t just flow through, drink a cup of electrolyte water in the morning afternoon and evening. (More details here)
Adequate Cellular Nutrition:
To give our cells the nutrition that they require means providing the nutrients from protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals as well as avoiding foods that contribute to premature aging.
There are dozens of diets and eating guidelines that cover the spectrum from plants only, vegan and vegetarian, to paleo and ketogenic which emphasize eating meats and fats.
It is not difficult to select healthy foods that can provide most of the nutrients our cells need once we eliminate the foods that may cause us problems without our knowledge. To establish a starting point for our individual age reversal diet we avoid certain foods for thirty days to determine if these foods are having a negative impact.
We establish cellular nutrition with a thirty-day period where we eat meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruit, and natural fats and avoid sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, and dairy. Is called the Whole 30 Program. The Whole30 program is essentially an elimination diet that removes certain foods from your diet for 30 days.
The foods we avoid for thirty days could be causing triggering an immune response. Eating foods that activate the immune system leads to chronic inflammation which plays a role in several diseases and health concerns. During the thirty days, our bodies heal from any inflammation and we become aware of those foods which do not support our healing but lead to premature aging.
You can download the program guidelines here: Whole 30 Program Guidelines.
Adequate Cellular Respiration
When we hear the term “respiration” we think of breathing, inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide When the oxygen we breathe in is used in cellular respiration it becomes part of an energy manufacturing process.
Cellular respiration is the process in which your cells use oxygen to produce ATP energy. The process is simple. Your body obtains oxygen from the ambient air you breathe. The oxygen in your body is used to break down food and create the fuel for your muscles called ATP.
Exercise increases the rate of cellular respiration. Consistent exercise increases the overall efficiency of cellular respiration. Exercise uses up the ATP stored in muscles and creates a demand for fresh ATP production.
Consistent exercise improves cellular respiration, muscle energy levels and the efficiency of all body systems.
The Reversology Lifestyle uses a twenty-minute three times a week exercise program called the Old School New Body program. The four exercises provide maximum body conditioning and rapid improvement in fitness in a very short time. (My first two-week results researching the Old School New Body program not only improved cellular respiration but also helped lose weight, gain strength and overall energy.) More details are available here.
Adequate Cellular Elimination
Cellular elimination refers to moving cellular waste products out of the cell wall. Our cells have the cellular equivalents of the garbage disposal and recycling units. These cellular organelles break down waste proteins to reuse protein parts or reduces waste material small enough to pass through the cell wall.
Our cells become less efficient at removing waste as we age. The accumulation of cellular wastes is a major contributor to “the Deadly Quintet.” Periodic fasting promotes the death of inefficient cells. When nutrition becomes abundant after the fast, stem cells trigger the production of new cells that have no degradation.
The Reversology Lifestyle incorporates structured periodic fasts to promote adequate cellular elimination and to jump-start biological age reversal at the cellular level. Fasting schedules and requirements are subject to individual health goals and challenges.
Adequate Cellular Relaxation
Adequate Cellular Relaxation has to do with the body moving into deep sleep long enough for cells to do the work of growth and repair. This repair work happens in the second and third phases of a sleep cycle.
Each phase of the sleep cycle is either the NREM phase, or Non-REM sleep, or a REM phase or “Rapid Eye Movement”. The first four phases are NREM and the last phase is REM where dreaming occurs.
The first phase is when you are just drifting off to sleep and can wake up easily. The second stage is the fairly light sleeping that is ideal for a “power nap.”
The critical third and fourth phases are the deep NREM sleep modes that allow for extensive cellular repair and growth activity. The brain releases HGH, Human Growth Hormone, at this point and conditions are ideal cellular repair. This is when the body repairs muscles and tissues, stimulates growth and development, boosts immune function, and builds up energy for the next day.
We dream during the last phase and this is when the brain organizes memories and knowledge gained during the day.
A complete sleep cycle lasts about 90 minutes. Our cells require five complete sleep cycles nightly to complete a day’s repair work. That means a minimum of 7.5 hours of sleep nightly.
Our circadian rhythm also plays a significant role in longevity and age reversal. Circadian rhythm is the internal clock that regulates the body’s sleep and wake cycles over a 24-hour time period.
Research reveals that circadian rhythms have an important influence on energy and fitness levels, as well as the functioning of essential bodily processes. A healthy circadian rhythm is linked to longevity, reduced stress levels, and a strong metabolism. Regularly falling asleep before midnight will keep us in sync with our natural circadian rhythm.
The Reversology Lifestyle supports adequate Cellular Relaxation by getting a minimum of seven hours of sleep nightly and maintaining a before midnight bedtime.
Science backs up the effectiveness of the Reversology Lifestyle. As a coach, my job is to help clients reach their goals. So it becomes my job to advise you not to change everything in one day when your goal is to “look and feel younger. ”
Making some changes is as simple as a soldier executing an “about face.” Lifestyle changes are usually not so simple.
Imagine the time and space required for an Ocean Liner at sea to head in the opposite direction. That may be a better picture of what changing your lifestyle is like. The important thing is to begin.
Each part of the Reversology Lifestyle Strategy reinforces and increases the effectiveness of the other parts. I suggest that you begin an aspect of the lifestyle that makes sense for you. You will experience encouraging results when you remain consistent.
Play with the ideas and suggestions listed in the Mind and Spirit sections. Next, master one of the conditions necessary for healthy cells. Your success will set the stage for the next condition for healthy cells to master.
We can literally tap this Mind/Body connection to help us look and feel decades younger than our biological age.
The spiritual power of what we believe is more powerful than our thoughts for shaping and controlling the experiences of our lives.
If reversing your age is something that is calling to you, please let me know if you have questions or would like assistance in the comments below.