People are very self-conscious about ageing. We understand, as a fully rational species, the implications of ageing and the chronology of the phenomenon. We know when our limitations develop and which ones will likely affect us at a determined point in the future. But do we really comprehend in its fullness, what is happening to our body, that causes the transformation we call ageing?
Let’s compare it (you might have already) with…your car. It ages from usage: your car parts will accuse the exhaustion of use. They will break, wear or split. Lack of use doesn’t really stop ageing. The same parts of your unused car will still oxidise and rust. Even if in pristine condition, due to its design or materials used, we would know: it’s old.
We could do this rough comparison with our own body. We are also made of parts: bones, tissue, organs, skin… all subject to the same damage of “use”, which includes our daily exposure to environmental elements. Now, even if we conserve ourselves completely protected from this environmental exposure and other harm, we would still grow old. But here’s the fundamental difference from our bodies to our car: we do not grow old due to the use, or lack of it. In our case (and in the case of any living beings), we need to explore a little deeper into 'why'. Our body “parts” are made of other, microscopic and numerous, tiny, little …“parts” themselves. We are all made of… cells.
Since conception, when initial cells start to duplicate into identical cells and then proceed to evolve into all the different types of cells which form what we know to be our body. Put simply, we are nothing less than the compilation of some dozens of trillions of (you guessed) cells. All possible kinds of cells, with their specific function, location, chemical composition, type of protein and pre-determined purpose. From organ cells, to gland cells, skin and blood cells, and even, cells which help other cells to do their work, not cells of a specific organ, but of a specific function.
Thus, as you can see, the ageing “challenge” can be seen in a whole new light when we are talking of a living being, and humans in particular, since we have an extra emotional link to ageing.
Our cells live a delicate balance between the damage they sustain from the day to day onslaught and the repair mechanism that’s in place for their rejuvenation and regeneration. It’s when this scale is tipped over to one side (meaning, when cells start to slow down their regeneration and duplication process and damage is wider or faster than regeneration) that the effects of aging sets in, no matter what real age we have. Aging itself, as a mechanism, has been speculated to start right from the time we’re born. There are also types of damage that affect the cell at the DNA level (that controls the propagation of cells), which can cause the cells to grow in an unorderly and mutated fashion, leading to what we call ‘cancer’.
Therefore, a hint for you. We cannot stop ageing, but we CAN age slower and more effectively. We CAN maintain our vitality, energy and performance for a longer time. We CAN preserve our organ’s function and brain power. All you need to do is be kind to your cells. Think micro. Protect them from harmful agents (toxins, free radicals, sugar, fat….), whilst giving them a little help to stimulate their regrowth and regeneration.
While a lot of this advice refers to daily lifestyle options, Cell Therapy is the ultimate step in cell regeneration and re-activation. A versatile and proven treatment with such astonishing results that is being touted among several scientific circles and groups of enthusiasts, as the 4th Pillar of Medicine and even as the “Future of Medicine”.
The concept behind this therapy - replace and re-activate to repair- is reasonably simple, such that we could almost compare it to…servicing your car.
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