YOU and YOUR telomeres

The Nobel Prize in Medicine for breakthrough discoveries in

Telomere Biology was awarded in 2009 to one of the founders of

the company now providing TeloYears.  No other DNA test has

had more prestigious scientific research supporting its

development.

 

How fantastic to learn how long your telomeres are because that

is your life line.

 

Dr. Axe.com has the following information on telomeres

Telomeres are segments of DNA at the end of your

chromosomes.  Each time a cell divides, its telomeres become

shorter.  After years of splicing and dicing, telomeres become too

short for more division.  At this point, cells are unable to divide

further and become inactive, die or continue dividing anyway-an

the abnormal process that is potentially dangerous.

Each telomere’ ‘ticking biological clock ha the potential to alter us

lives in drastic ways but, interestingly, it is not our age that

determines when the clock will stop – it is the length of your

telomeres

 

While science still is not 1000 percent sure how telomere length

affects how we age, it is clear that the longer our telomeres are, the

better.  The good news is that there are a variety of lifestyle

changes you can make today to lengthen your telomere.

 

  1. Control and reduce stress

 

  1. exercise regularly

 

3.eat a range of foods for antioxidant and vitamin benefits

 

  1. practice meditation and yoga

 

Essentially, this is how our bodies age.  As more of our cells lose

their telomeres and go out of commission, without others to take

their place, the body follows and begins breaking down.  And

telomeres do not leave quietly.  Their shortening process has

been linked to aging, cancer and higher risk of death

 

Each telomere’s ticking biological clock has the potential to alter

our lives in drastic ways but, interestingly, it is not our age that

determines when the clock will stop – it is the length of our

telomeres.

Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shared the Nobel Prize or

her research on telomeres that people are now recognizing how

important they are foraging.  And people, like myself, find it easy

to follow instructions for making our telomeres longer.

 

Elizabeth and Elissa Epel, are the authors of “The Telomere

Effect.”

 

Stay tuned because I will do the test to see how my aging is doing

because I am hoping my telomeres are long and beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

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