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There's more than one way to age. How are you doing it?

https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-01-17/aging-differently-research-studies-stanford-genetics-biology

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There's more than one way to age. How are you doing it?
Most of us think we know what aging looks and feels like. It announces itself with wrinkled skin and gray, thinning hair. It blurs vision, makes joints creaky and, if not rigorously countered, causes things to sag. But scientists are cataloging far subtler signs of biological aging, evident long before hair is lost and skin starts to crinkle.

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The Way We Age

Biological aging isn't just about wrinkled skin or hair loss, but a lot of other changes that the body starts to undergo.

The body's organs, genes, cells and proteins, even the bacteria inside us, start to behave differently.

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Types of Ageing

The Four Biological Ageing Pathways are different ways a person can age. These can be:

  • Liver Damage (hepatic)
  • Kidney functions (nephrotic)
  • Immune system degradation
  • Metabolic functions

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Different Signs of Getting Old

Some people can see their blood sugar levels rise, leading to diabetes, while others may experience inflammation in the body, which can lead to heart diseases or certain types of cancer.

Research into the ways we age is currently going on in detail so that we can pinpoint, and eventually stop the aging process.

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Our internal body clocks are better programmed to help us sleep and wake up, according to our unique body chemistry and energy levels.

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  • Intermittent fasts: eating no food or massively cutting back on calorie intake only intermittently;
  • Time-restricted feeding: involves consuming calories only for a 4- to 6-hour window each day.
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Religious fasting

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Sleep Hygiene

Objective: Get plenty of restorative deep and REM sleep on a regular basis.

Key tactics

  • Measure the stages of your sleep
  • Block blue light 3-4 hours before sleep
  • Have your bedroom dark and humid
  • Wake at exactly the same time each morning
  • Evaluate things that seem to help or disrupt sleep.

Optimal nutrition

Objectives: Minimize insulin levels, maximize glucose disposal, optimize various growth factors towards things we want (e.g. muscle) and away from what we don’t want (e.g. cancer).

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  • Do not eat sugar in any form. Sugar is poison
  • Do not eat processed foods. Eat natural food instead
  • Do not eat cheap industrially-farmed animal products
  • Eat mostly plants
  • Eat organic when possible, especially when discussing animal products
  • Try keto diet.