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Monthly Archives: February 2015
Two prominent anti-aging scientists are betting the farm over who will buy the farm first.
Dmitry Kaminskiy, a senior partner at Deep Knowledge Ventures in Hong Kong, and Alex Zhavoronkov, Ph.D., the CEO of the anti-aging drug company Insilico Medicine Inc. in Russia, signed a wager last month at a large anti-aging science conference stating that the one who died first owed the other a million dollars in stock or cash.
“If one of the parties passes away before the other, $1 million in Insilico Medicine stock will be passed to the surviving party,” the agreement stated, adding that if the company is no longer in existence the other has to pony up the dollar amount in cash.
This life-or-death gamble will kick in on Feb. 24, 2079, Zhavoronkov’s hundredth birthday — he turned 36 today and is just over a year younger than Kaminskiy. Zhavoronkov said the competition came about as a way combat psychological aging and ensure each man’s continued desire to live.
Zhavoronkov told ABC News that there are a few ground rules for the bet.
“We are not allowed to contribute to each other’s demise and I cannot recommend any treatments to Dmitry,” he said. “Each one of us will have his own strategy for testing the various interventions.”
Kaminskiy could not be reached for comment.
Zhavoronkov is supremely confident he will win the bet.
He has been taking low-dose aspirin since 1998 plus an anti-aging cocktail of statins and other supplements for over four and a half years. He’s had an HPV shot to prevent cancer and takes other drugs to avoid getting the flu. He has a diagnostics lab on speed dial to quickly triage any signs of health trouble.
But he admitted that Kaminskiy may have an edge due to an enviable family history for longevity, stable sleeping patterns and a regular exercise routine.
“Access to a few hundred million dollars, state of the art information systems and a venture fund investing in longevity companies also helps,” he said. “But I still believe in the power of simple, affordable and reasonably safe interventions.”
Science is on the cusp of some huge breakthroughs in anti-aging science, said Zhavoronkov. For example, he said he believed that Insilico will be the first to deliver a set of working solutions to significantly and conclusively slow down aging within the next 12 to 24 months.
There are many ways to lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time. However, most of them require you to be hungry and unsatisfied.
If you don’t have iron willpower, then hunger will cause you to give up on these planTs quickly.
The 3-step plan outlined here will:
*Kill your appetite.
*Make you lose weight fast, without being hungry.
*Improve your health at the same time.
Step 1 – Eliminate Sugars and Starches
The most important part is to remove sugars and starches (carbs) from your diet.
These are the foods that stimulate secretion of insulin the most. If you didn’t know already, insulin is the main fat storage hormone in the body.
When insulin goes down, fat has an easier time getting out of the fat stores and the body starts burning fats instead of carbs.
Another benefit of lowering insulin is that your kidneys shed excess sodium and water out of your body, which reduces bloat and unnecessary water weight (1, 2).
It is not uncommon to lose up to 10 pounds (sometimes more) in the first week of eating this way, both body fat and water weight.
It has been already known which kind of solid food is good and which is bad for the health and longevity of man. We can read various scientific evidence and facts about the impact of food on people on a daily basis. In the most comprehensive study, conducted in Harvard and published in New England Journal of Medicine, mortality in 100 000 adults over 30 years has been examined. The accent of the study is put on exploring the link to strengthening immunity with consumption of nuts.
The study showed that mortality is reduced by 29% or, the resistance to serious diseases such as cardiovascular. Cancer was reduced by incredible 11% and all other serious diseases were reduced by about 20%. This has been achieved by daily consuming nuts, without changing the diet. The study also showed improved resistance to diabetes, stroke and heart attack, cardiovascular disease, cancer.
Our ancestors have been using nuts all the time, without even knowing their healing properties and nutrient value. Nuts are great source of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins and fiber. They also contain unsaturated fats which have positive effects on our blood and blood’s fats.
The Harvard study has shown that we need to practice eating nuts on a daily basis in order to maintain and also improve our overall health.
It is recommended for the nuts to be eaten raw. You can chose between walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pistachios, cashew (Indian nuts) and/or Brazilian nuts. You can either combine them or eat just one type. However you eat them, make sure you do it on a daily basis. Since they are full of calories, make sure you eat them moderately, about 30 grams, or a handful. Eat nothing more and nothing less but somewhere around 200 calories. Eat the recommended dose and you will provide you good health and long life.