Understanding Aging

Why do we age?

The longevity of humans has been increasing over the last century and a half for a variety of reasons including better living conditions plus improvements in medicine, diet and lifestyle. While the claims by medical experts in such publications as listed below seem incredible, there is no doubt that the greatest potential for living longer, healthier lives lies in the field of human biology and in particular in cellular rejuvenation.

magazine-articlesScientific AmericanPopular MechanicsMaclean’s, and Life Magazine; All of these major publications are claiming that longevity research will lead to a significant increase in life spans.

Hormone research has been the foundation to these conclusions and Human Growth Hormone (HGH) has been at the center of much of this research. In our early 20’s, we begin to experience a decline in the amount of our own HGH secreted from our pituitary glands. By age 40, the HGH release is about one-half of what it was at age 21! We experience diminishing eye-sight, graying hair, loss of muscle tone and the development of the ‘paunch’. At age 60, HGH release will diminish to about one-third of what it was at age 21.

The reduced HGH activity means reduced immunity to disease, increasing baldness, and impaired movement. Because our HGH ‘triggers’ other hormones to conduct cellular repair in our bodies, the diminishing secretion of HGH means declining cellular repair. Cellular damage and destruction results from living in a poor environment, a lack of proper medicine, eating a poor diet, and poor lifestyle choices. The diminishing amount of cellular repair taking place with the low HGH levels of normal aging cannot keep pace with the normal damage and deterioration of our cells from everyday living.