THE TALE OF TWO AGES: A Plan for Your Healthspan
Alternative Medicine|August 2021
For the longest time our age has been defined by the day we were born and the number of times we are fortunate enough to circle the sun.
GREG MACPHERSON

Recent advances in the field of biotechnology hint that in the future we will all recognize two ages: Our traditional measure of age, known as our chronological age or the one that we celebrate every advancing birthday, and our biological age – the age that our cells are acting. As it turns out, these two ages can be quite different, but both are a reality and can positively or negatively influence our healthspan.

We all know of people who look just a little older than the age they are and also a lucky few who look significantly younger than their actual age. The interesting thing is that when you do a new diagnostic test that measures something called DNA methylation, researchers have found that not only do these people look different from their actual age, but the DNA in their cells are reflecting this as well.

In fact, your biological age, if you are not aging well, can be up to 20 or more years older than your chronological age. This means that if you are in your 50s that your cells could be acting like someone in their 70s and makes it much more likely that you will start suffering from the conditions associated with older age much earlier than expected.

The good news is that if you do get a result that suggests your biological age is getting ahead of your chronological age, all is not lost. Your biological age responds to lifestyle changes and certain supplements and can be brought back into line meaning you can literally wind back time and recapture those years. Amazingly, there are people that have not only brought back their biological age to one that closer resembles their chronological age, but gone further and literally reversed the aging of their cells so that their biological age is substantially younger than their chronological age. There are cases of people in their 50s and 60s who have a biological age two or three decades younger, meaning their cells are acting like someone in their 30s. These are the people that are acing the aging process and will arrive at their 80s, 90s or 100s with amazing health and vitality as they push back the health conditions that arrive with older age much further down the road.

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