Sleep Secrets That Slow Cellular Aging


Here’s how to sleep for better health and to slow cellular aging.

Nobel prizes reveal the importance of good sleep.

Three scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries about the life cycles.

Their discoveries advanced our understanding of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.

These discoveries included advances on how our cells recycle their content, a process known as autophagy, a Greek term for “self-eating.”  Disorders in autophagy is important in many diseases and in aging.

The research studied genes that control the rhythm of daily life.  They peeked inside our biological clock, helping “explain how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions.”

The studies found that certain genes within cells create a protein that accumulates in cells at night, and then degrades during the day.

The decades long research revealed mechanisms that drive the cell’s clockwork.

Nobel Prize members noted:

“With exquisite precision, our inner clock adapts our physiology to the dramatically different phases of the day. The clock regulates critical functions such as behavior, hormone levels, sleep, body temperature and metabolism.”

The research also found that when the regulating gene mutated, the cell’s rhythm with nature is lost.

All organisms, including humans, operate on 24-hour rhythms that control sleep, wakefulness, blood pressure, heart rate, alertness, body temperature and even reaction time.  When the genes work properly the body has the highest chances of natural good health.

The protein the genes create is call PER. PER accumulates at night and is blocked during the day.  As the body eats PER during the day, the gene regains the ability to create more PER at night.

Their work was pivotal, the Nobel committee said, because the misalignment between a person’s lifestyle and the rhythm dictated by an inner timekeeper — jet lag after a trans-Atlantic flight, for example — could affect well-being and over time could contribute to the risks for various diseases.

Here is an Important Health Tip.

Numerous, ancient sciences of life, have long recognized  the importance of our natural rhythms and use the “As Above, So Below” principle. Incorporate the cycles in your daily habits and routines to help keep your inner biological rhythms in tune with nature.

Here is a tip contained in one of my three Shamanic Natural Health Reports.

Break everyday into two sets of cycles that relate to our natural rhythms.

These cycles relate to our movement (air), our physical being (water) and our digestive sensory processes (fire).

The biggest meal of the day is lunch, eaten at noon.

Here is the essence of the ancient concepts that promote timing of the life cycle and are being confirmed by modern science:

2am to 6am:  Air Cycle. This is time to start the wake up process. The mind is light, active and this is a good time to think, multi task and learn.

6am to 10am:  Water Cycle. Strength is increased. This is a perfect time to do physical activity…(with no injuries and yet a better workout).

10am to 2pm:  Fire Cycle. This is the time for digestion. High noon is the best time for the main meal of the day.

2pm to 6pm:  Air Cycle. The mind is light and active again. Study and do mental work.

6pm to 10pm:  Water Cycle. If you eat a heavy evening meal, this cycle will digest it. However if your evening meal is early and light, your digestive system will be ready to purify the pressures of the day.  If the body does not have to digest a heavy meal, this second fire cycle acts like an oven cleaner and burns up stresses and toxicities gained during the day, thus insuring a body that is not overweight.

10pm to 2am:  Fire Cycle. Best time for deepest sleep and a cleansing so we can start the wake up process and rise with a light and active body, mind and spirit.

These cycles are based on nature’s rhythm.

Live with these cycles and increase the odds of good health.

Integrate the tips when modern science confirms ancient health wisdom.

Feel better.

Have more energy.

Live longer.

And these tips are free!

Omega-3 is important to sleep, and cellular longevity.

Studies on sleep and omega-3s have shown that higher levels of omega-3s are associated with fewer sleep problems. DHA has also been linked to reduced severity of sleep apnea.

Research at Oxford University studied the effect of daily 600 mg DHA omega-3 supplementation (or placebo supplementation). After about four months of popping either fish oil pills or placebos.  The subjects who took omega-3s slept nearly an hour longer each night, with fewer disturbances.

All kinds of evidence points to a connection between omega-3s and sleep, including the fact that omega-3s can reduce depression and anxiety, both core features in sleep problems.

Omega-3 does much more for longevity than just induce better sleep.

About Omega-3

My friend Jim Vigue keeps me informed about Omega-3.

Jim is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practioners, a Holistic Health Coach and Board Certified in Alternative Medicine. He is also a former USA Baseball/Major League Players Association Coach of the Year and an award winning author. He has written on diverse subjects such as natural health, baseball, finance and menopause. He works with many professional and non professional athletes and his baseball book spoke out against steroids long before the condemnation was popular.

Dr. Jim told us:  Our research shows that people who have the highest Omega-3 Index values appear to have the slowest rates of “cellular aging.”

He outlined how Omega 3s may be doing more than just helping longevity.

He wrote: If I could only take one supplement it would be a good omega-3 product.

When we designed our product we included vitamin D, the super anti oxidant astaxanthin  and a proprietary anti oxidant blend along with the krill oil and calamarine oil.

This is a very powerful combination. When you compare a solid level of omega-3s in the blood to other interventions that delay the diseases of aging omega 3s come out first all the time.

The key is getting the blood level of omega-3s at a level that helps offset many of the diseases of aging including heart disease, diabetes, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s, arthritis and even some cancers.

The fact is that if you can get your omega-3 index around 8% you will age at less than half the rate as those with an index of around 3%. The Japanese are the longest lived people in the industrialized world because they have one of the highest omega 3 index values in the world.

 “No nutrient is more important for decreasing cardiovascular death – and more lacking – than omega-3.”

Bernadine Healy, MD  Cardiologist and  Past President of American Heart Association  – Past Director of the NIH – Past Director of the Red Cross

Low levels of Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with higher rates of:

  • Heart Disease, including:
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Primary Cardiac Arrest)
  • Mortality from Congestive Heart Failure
  • Mortality after heart attack
  • 2nd Heart Attack
  • 1st Heart Attack in those with High Triglycerides/Low HDL
  • 2nd Stroke
  • Cellular Aging
  • Depression (Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Inflammation
  • Chronic Joint Swelling
  • Headaches
  • Prostate cancer.

In the USA and European Union, the average Omega-3 Index is 4-5%.

In Japan, the average diet is high in Omega-3 and the average Omega-3 Index is 9.5%.

In the USA, sudden cardiac death rates are about 20 times HIGHER than they are in Japan.

The importance of measuring your Omega-3 Index:

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Dr. Jim designs and develops natural products for his own companies and for others. He first introduced his Athlete’s Best line of supplements to us nearly 6 years ago. His flagship product is his proprietary Premium Omega-3 Plus product.

He feels his omega plus formula is the number one supplement that people should be taking before anything else. It is a proprietary formula designed to offer the optimal amount of ingredients for maximum benefit. Dr. Jim’s formula contains the most effective amount of krill oil, astaxanthin, and DHA to achieve desired results.

Regular fish oil doesn’t create enough Omega 3 and has more contaminants and oxidizes quicker than what he has in his formula.   Fish oil is obsolete and much better lipid results are achieved with Dr. Jim’s formulation.

And more research has come out on this since Bernadine Healy’s quote that shows cholesterol isn’t the culprit it has been made out to be.

The fact is that there really is nothing else better for overall health than a healthy omega index. Heart disease is one area of course where omega-3s are known to benefit. But there is also the fact that a healthy omega score slows down telomere reduction and cellular aging, limits cognitive decline and helps hold off Alzheimer’s and reduces overall inflammation levels in the body (thereby improving joint pain).

Inflammation is considered a major factor in all the diseases of aging and this product does a great job at reducing CRP (C-Reactive Protein)which is the major inflammation marker. Users of the Athlete’s Best formula have also shown increased levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and lower readings of both triglycerides and PSA scores.

This identical formula is being sold in gyms all over the country at much higher prices.

The cost per bottle cost is below $1.00 a day.

The price drops with multiple bottle orders and also includes free shipping which brings the cost per day even lower. Since it takes roughly 90 days for red blood cells to go through a complete cycle users really need to take the product(or any supplement for that matter) for at least 90 days to get the maximum benefit.

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Longevity is connected to good sleep.   The three foundations of good health are good nutrition, purposeful, enjoyable exercises and good sleep.

Good sleep is also related to longevity, so here’s a tip on how to have better sleep:

Ma & Chuk

Our hounds Mah and Chuk.

Ever envy how a dog can sleep and think… “If only?”   Well, it’s time to turn that covetousness into action because good sleep can help you think better and live longer.

Numerous scientific studies reflect the importance of sleep to longevity and provide some glimpses as to why we live longer when we sleep better.

Sleep is related to melatonin, and melatonin is believed to preserve the longevity protein sirtuin 1.  Sirtuin-1, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SIRT1 gene.  The functions of human sirtuins have not yet been totally determined, but studies suggest that the human sirtuins are involved in intracellular regulation that have an impact on longevity.

A study published in Nature (1) says: Sirtuin activators mimic caloric restriction, delay ageing and promote the survival of human cells.

This study also suggests that resveratrol activates sirtuins.

Sleep gets involved because melatonin preserves the longevity protein, Sirtuin 1.

A published study at Wiley’s online library (2) explains how sirtuin in the hippocampus of total sleep-deprived rats helps and says: Sirtuin activating compounds (STACs) can promote the survival of human cells.  Melatonin may serve as a novel therapeutic strategy directed for preventing the memory deficits resulting from TSD, possibly by effectively preserving the metabolic function and neuronal plasticity engaged in maintaining cognitive activity.

Perhaps the most convincing scientific study on longevity and sleep is shown in  the report “Mammalian Sleep, Longevity, and Energy Metabolism” (3).

The abstract says: Based on data for 53 mammalian species reported sleep cycle length correlates positively with life span and brain weight and negatively with metabolic rate.

The food supplement ashwagandha can help promote sleep.  Lifespa.com’s article “5 Reasons To Use Ashwagandha For Sleep”  says:

Brain lymphatics drain three pounds of toxins each year during sleep.  The worse you sleep, the less efficiently the brain drains, and the less the brain drains, the less likely you will get a good night’s sleep.

The article explains how stress inhibits sleep and how ashwagandha helps overcome stress and improve sleep. Here are three of the benefits of ashwaganda:

#1: Positively affect the neural receptors responsible for receiving GABA, an important neurotransmitter in reducing neuronal excitability.

#2:  Helps stop blood sugar levels from crashing during sleep and optimizes the body’s ability to burn fat and provide long-lasting fuel reserves to sleep deeply through an entire night.

#3: Acts as an antioxidant in the brain and liver, which triggered a natural protective effect against heavy metal damage, shielding the body’s main blood- and lymph-cleansing organ.

This by the way also helps support healthy weight while under heavy stress.  The report said:

In one study, 52 overweight adults were given ashwagandha or a placebo for 8 weeks.  At 4 and 8 weeks, they gave the subjects the Perceived Stress Scale, Food Cravings Questionnaire Oxford Happiness Questionnaire, Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire and measured serum cortisol, body weight, and body mass index.  The study showed positive outcomes on all counts, suggesting that ashwagandha root can be effectively used to combat stress and cravings, support mood and happiness, and support healthy body weight management in adults under heavy stress.

Isn’t it odd?   Some people worry about sleeping their lives away when the reverse is true.  Getting good sleep increases lifespan and makes the long lives we have, better too.

Reversatrol is one reason why I take a daily dose of the powdered food supplement Vitality Force.  Vitality Force contains heart healthy L-Arginine, L-Citruline, 9 vitamins,  CoQ10, astragin and reversatrol. 

Beyond Chelation

This message outlines how a simple (and incredibly low cost) amino acid can help improve cardiovascular systems, increase memory, improve vision, enhance vitality, expand energy and extend lifespan.

A delegate at one of our courses was a doctor in his eighties but who had the energy and looks of a much, much younger man.  When asked about his secret of youth he said his vitality was based on several factors.  A few of them you would expect, such as good diet, sufficient exercise and plenty of activity in a strong, purposeful life.  Then he explained another secret of his youth and energy: chelation.

This youthful doctor told us he had been running the largest I.V. chelation center in the United States from Hawaii. Hardening of the arteries is such a huge problem in our modern world that he was making a fortune.

Then, he said, he had learned about a vitamin-mineral formula that was so effective that he shut down his clinics and exclusively used this simple formula which he felt had better results than I.V. chelation therapy.

Years of research are behind this comprehensive cardiovascular nutritional supplement, designed to maintain and promote vascular health, mental and physical well being.

That client and doctor friend gave us a month’s supply of this formula.  He thought it would be excellent for us and would help us with traveling also.  Merri and I tried this product ourselves and felt better and better.

We have made it a point to take heart healthy supplements since.  We love the savings we enjoy with the mixed supplement we use.   It is so much less expensive than all the numerous other vitamins and minerals that we had been taking.  We actually were spending less!

The system we use is so convenient.  Everything is in one simple scoop of powder we take daily.  Especially when we travel we just bring along a packet for each day we are on the road.  No more loading up pill boxes or bringing bottles (or suitcases full of bottles) of vitamins and stuff.

As is so often the case when we like something we start talking about it and pretty soon, a batch of friends were taking Vitality Force and telling us great things about their experiences.  They reordered so much of it through that I decided to make it available to all my readers.

Let me begin by saying that Vitality Force has not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease and should only be taken as a food supplement.  Having said this, I share information about Vitality Force below.

This supplement combines over two dozen ingredients, known to have beneficial effects, into one total cardiovascular support program.

Vitality Force’s main ingredient is L-arginine.  Studies have shown that L-arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide, an important cardiovascular signaling molecule.

What is L-Arginine?

L-Arginine is the biological precursor of nitric oxide.

The medical establishment has known about the benefits of nitric oxide as nitroglycerine and amyl nitrite which creates a flood of nitric oxide have been used in medicine for over a century.

Nitric oxide is an important signal and effector molecule made by the blood vessels’ lining. The endothelium is exquisitely sensitive to the physical and chemical conditions inside our blood vessels. When the endothelium senses heart-healthy conditions, such as physical activity and low cholesterol, it releases more nitric oxide.  That’s good because nitric oxide expands the blood vessels, increasing blood flow and decreasing plaque growth and blood clotting.

In 1998, three research scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine when they discovered the natural nitric oxide cycle in our cells.  Nitric oxide is essential to a vital natural cycle at the cellular level.  It is so  important in neuroscience, physiology, and immunology, that one year it was named “Molecule of the Year”.   Research into its function led to a Nobel Prize for discovering its importance as a cardiovascular signalling molecule. The nitric oxide cycle especially helps the heart.

Nitric oxide is the simple molecule that improves the flow of blood to the heart body and brain, It also increases energy and stamina, relieve  stress, strengthens the immune and digestive system, plus improves clarity of mind.  Nitric oxide improves the health of the inner wall of a blood vessel, keeps vessels pliable and elastic, dilates blood vessels keeping blood flowing smoothly, relax blood vessels, keep platelets and white blood cells calm and prevent them from sticking to the vessel wall, prevent oxidation, slow plaque growth, suppress atherosclerosis and melt away plaque that already exists.

There are many benefits from removing plaque from the body:

  1. Helps to prevent arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries)
  2. Helps to rejuvenate your cardiovascular system
  3. Helps to improve conduction in all degrees of A-V heart block
  4. Helps increase American life expectancy
  5. Reduces blood pressure and blood cholesterol
  6. Improves circulation
  7. Improves vision and hearing
  8. Improves liver function
  9. Improves skin texture and tone
  10. Helps prevent abnormal cross linking of molecules that age tissue
  11. Helps to relieve symptoms of senility by increasing circulation to the brain
  12. Helps to relieve pain, hypoglycemia, phlebitis and scleroderma
  13. Dissolves fats in plaque lined arteries
  14. Helps make blood slippery and prevents abnormal blood clotting
  15. Helps to increase tissue oxygenation

Anti-Aging, Longevity, and Preventative Medicine are the Future!

With our knowledge of alternative medicine doubling every three years and our technology advancing exponentially, we are entering an age where we are able to probably turn our biological clock backwards!  Instruments are now in use that can measure the functioning of each of our physical organs and new high potency nutritional supplements, hormonal balancing, and advanced oral chelation products have become available which can enhance the functioning of our organs and help prevent heart attacks and fight many of the auto-immune and degenerative diseases that are plaguing modern society.

There is one more benefit.  That is the savings and convenience.  Vitality Force is much more than just an all natural solution for cardiovascular health.

The formula includes the highest quality arginine, vitamins, minerals, and other immune boosting ingredients. It works by dilating the blood vessels to allow more oxygen and nutrients to flow freely throughout the body.  This helps improve the  bio-availability of all nutrients and helps enhance your other supplements that you may already be taking.

I like the powdered form because research suggests that consuming liquid nutritional products provides significantly improved absorption, (80% vs. 20% from tablets).

Vitality Force supports:

* Cardiovascular health

* Healthy immune function

* Anti-aging properties

* Improved energy levels

*  Dilated blood vessels to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to muscles and the cardiovascular system

* Increased efficiency of oxygen utilization for energy production

* Enhanced numbers of mitochondria to actually produce energy

The Vitality Force formula includes:

  • L-Citrulline
  • Vitamin D3
  • Vitamin C
  • B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • B3
  • B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • B6 (pyridoxine)
  • B12 (methylcobalamin)
  • Folic Acid
  • CoQ10
  • Omega 3
  • Resveratrol
  • Potassium
  • Chromium Polynicotinate
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Fulvic Minerals
  • AstraGin™
  • Fructooligo Saccharide
  • Stevia

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(Click on image to read the label.)

I get all these ingredients in Vitality Force from one daily scoop of powder!  I take mine first thing each morning and can feel a big positive difference in my vitality.

The Ultimate Key to Vitality

Taking Vitality Force provides almost every vitamin and mineral that we were previously taking in separate form.

Merri and I have actually reduced our spending on vitamins and minerals.  The powder is tasty, easy to use and one container has a month’s supply, which at $44.95 makes this a very inexpensive way to get most of the vitamins and minerals you already take as you gain the chelation benefits.

Vitality begins with activity including physical activity.  Many factors in modern living inhibit our physical activity.  There is a lot of stress to maintain a lifestyle.  Modern conveniences like the computer, electricity and car make it easier not to exercise.  There is also a difficulty in obtaining vitamin filled and rich, healthy food.  All of this saps vitality and can lead to a negative health spiral.  We feel badly so we eat comfort food and sit.  This makes us feel worse and the negative spiral deepens.

One way to break bad habits and a negative health spiral is to generate more nitric oxide.

One way to generate more nitric oxide is simply by taking a scoop of Vitality Force each day!

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Learn more or order the food supplement Vitality Force.  The price is $44.95 when you order one container.  I recommend ordering two. The price drops to $37.95 and two months’ supply will give your vitality kick start a better chance.  To order Vitality Force click here

Until next message, I wish you the best of health and energy!

Gary

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