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Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
7:48 pm
[senrats]
Cleansing for less: any suggestions?
I really want/need a good cleansing for the next few days (or week), but I cannot sacrifice energy.
One of my fears is that for 2-3 days I will not be able to function for a lack of energy. I might be wrong. I need my strength and I need mental alertness, but I also need to get rid of the junk that is bogging me down.


Any suggestions for a cheap Cleansing dietary routine?
Thursday, January 5th, 2006
2:38 pm
[punkymunky21]
Longevity through diet
This is my first post on here. Anywho...

Has anyone read anything about what diet best promotes a long lifespan? Some things are obvious: eat red meat all the time everyday, get a heart attack, die early. Eat lots of junk food, get high cholestoral, die early. One should probably try to avoid too many chemicals and shit in their food. Stuff like that is clear and common sense. But what about other less clear things? Are there any specific diets or diet types that help improve longevity?
12:30 pm
[superjordan]
Best Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement
Okay, I posted on a thread recently, but it seems that the thread died too long ago and no one is responding, so I'll restate. If your looking for the Best Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement, I suggest that you give Usana Health Sciences a good look. The Product, "Essentials," is the best out there on the market as determined by the Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements. I know that this ranking system has already been questioned. So allow me to explain a little,

As mentioned in a previous post, only 232 products actually made the cut and were studied. Each product was given a Final Product Score out of 100. This score was based on 14 Points including,

Completeness, Potency, Bioavailability, Bioactivity of Vitamin E, Cardiac Health Triad, Homocysteine Reduction triad, Bone Health Complex, Antioxidant Triad, Glutathione Support, Metabolic Support, Bioflavonoid Profile, Phenolic Compound Profile, Lipotropic Factors, and Potential toxicities.

If you want more information on a specific criteria, please let me know.

Only the top six were ranked, because each of these gained a score greater than 90 out of 100. The top score went to Usana Health Science with 96.1/100. Their web site is www.usana.com

By the way Purity Perfect Multi, received a score of 62.2/100
The best that GNC product was Ultra Mega Green with a score of 46.9/100
If you would like to know any other scores let me know.

If you check out Usana, you will see that they do use Calcium Citrate, and they do not include Iron.

So what other evidence do I have?

Well the company was started by Dr. Myron Wentz. Before he started the business in 1992, he had built Gull Laboratories, a leader in producing virus diagnostic kits. Dr. Wentz is a microbiologist and immunologist and in order to produce the best kits, he needed to have the best cells. Problem was that cell lines are expensive, so the longer you can keep them alive the better. Through his research, he determined the optimal nutrition for his cell lines. The consequence of which was that he was able to keep his cells alive longer. Some of his cell lines lived for 20 years with only aging the equivalent of 5 years. If your really thinking longevity, I'm sure this will resonate

When he started having health problems of his own, his pharmacist gave him the "best" nutritional supplement out there. When he looked at the label and saw what was in the tablets, he thought to himself. "If this is what I was giving to my cell lines, I would be out of business."

So the next part of the story is that he sold his interest in Gull Laboratories for about $20 million and started up Usana Health Sciences. I don't know about you, but part of the reason that I trust this company to my health is because the Dr. Wentz didn't do it to make money, he already was a millionaire. He did it to spread his vision of true health.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
4:47 am
[umbrae]
Perfect Multi?
For starters, I have always been interested in life extension, I just never thought of it as a reality until recently. I found this group to be the most reputable out of all the online sites and I look forward to contributing to ImmInst.org and becoming a full member. I am very 'interested' in cryonics and as a matter of fact, I have a life insurance plan that goes for just under 500K that will most certainly cover all costs.

About two years ago I was pretty much forced to start supplimenting my diet because the 'training' I had to go through was beating the life out of me. Since I started, I haven't stopped.

Currently I am taking:
Purity's Pefect Multi: Super Greens (5 capsules daily)
Calcium X

You can see the ingredients for the multi here.
I say Calcium X because I haven't found a product that is of reasonable price, dissolves properly, and has the right cal/mag ratio that I have decided to stick with.

Something tells me I should be taking fish oil, but without spending hundreds of mouth what are the "must haves" in the world of life extension supplements?

Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you for your time.
Monday, October 10th, 2005
5:43 pm
[alobar]
Nanotoxicity
          Many years ago, when I first heard of nanotechnology, I thought this was a very cool concept which would be highly useful for both industry and medicine.   Unfortunately, nanotechnology also has a down-side.  Nanotoxicity.
        
        Although rapid adoption of new technology is tempting, it is very important to look at the risks inherent in that new technology, as well as the benefits. 

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ISIS Press Release 10/10/05
Nanotoxicity: A New Discipline
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
m.w.ho@i-sis.org.uk
Nanoparticles – billionths of metre in dimensions - produced by nanotechnology have unusual properties not found in the bulk material, which can be exploited in numerous applications such as biosensing, electronics, photovoltaics, diagnostics and drug delivery. However, research within the past few years has turned up a range of potential health hazards, which has given birth to the new discipline of nanotoxicity.

Researchers in the University of Texas in the United States found that carbon nanotubes squirted into the trachea of mice caused serious inflammation of the lungs and granulomas (tumour-like nodules of bloated white blood cells in the lining of the lungs), and five of the nine mice treated with the higher dose died ("Nanotubes highly toxic", SiS 21 http://www.i-sis.org.uk/isisnews.php) [1, 2].

In a similar experiment carried out at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health in Morgantown, West Virginia, in the Unites States, researchers not only found granulomas in the lungs, but also damage to mitochondrial DNA in the heart and the aortic artery, and substantial oxidative damage, both foreshadowing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) [3].

In yet another similar experiment in Tottori University, Japan, researchers showed that within a minute of contacting the mice's tiniest airways, carbon nanotubes began to burrow through gaps between the surface lining cells and into the blood capillaries, where the negatively charged nanoparticles latched onto the normally positively charged red blood cells surface, thereby potentially causing the red blood cells to clump and the blood to clot [3].

Researchers from the University of Rochester, New York, reported an increased susceptibility to clotting in rabbits that had inhaled carbon nanospheres (buckyballs, an isotope of carbon shaped like a tiny football) [3].

Buckyballs present in water at 0.5 parts per million were taken up by largemouth bass, which suffered severe brain damage 48 hours later, the extent of damage being 17 times greater than that seen in controls [4].

Nanoparticles in the lungs are translocated to the circulatory system and from there throughout the body, accumulating in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow [5].

Nanoparticles inhaled through the nose and air passages are translocated to the brain through the olfactory nerves, and accumulate in the brain [5].

Nanoparticles can enter the body through the skin; and quantum dots injected into the skin accumulate in lymph nodes with potential effects on the immune system [5].

Quantum dots consisting of a core of fluorescent cadmium selenide, touted as a non-invasive way to image internal body tissues, break down in the body, releasing cadmium, a toxic heavy metal [6].

In August 2005, the International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) and Rice University's Center for Biological and environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) launched an online database of scientific findings related to the risks as well as benefits of nanotechnology [7] (http://icon.rice.edu/research.cfm). Searches using common key words such as "quantum dots" and "nanospheres" gave zero returns in September 2005, which shows it is far from adequate and hence could well be misleading.

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3:53 pm
[alobar]
What's In Those Vaccines, Anyway???
        Below is a post by Jagganath to Alternative Medicine forum.

        Some people are convinced that Thimerosal is *not* reponsible for Autism.   This is based on a very limited study.   It could be correct.   But maybe the study is one of those many *fake* studies done to prove how safe medical toxins are.  And maybe the study was just flawed.    Take a look at this quote.   Think maybe it calls into question the study finding no drop in autism rate after mercury based vaccines were no longer being manufactured?

Drug maker Merck & Co. continued to supply infant vaccine containing a mercury-based preservative for two years after declaring that it had eliminated the chemical.

In September 1999, amid rising concern about the risks of mercury in childhood vaccines, Merck announced that the Food and Drug Administration had approved a preservative-free version of its hepatitis B vaccine.
"Now, Merck's infant vaccine line," the company's press release said, "is free of all preservatives." But Merck continued to distribute vaccine containing the chemical known as thimerosal, along with the new product, until October 2001, according to an FDA letter sent in response to a congressional inquiry.

The thimerosal-containing supplies had expiration dates in 2002.
Merck executives confirmed the details in the FDA letter but defended the accuracy of Merck's announcement in 1999, saying the company had indeed begun to produce preservative-free vaccine. Merck continued to supply the preservative-containing version "during the transition period to ensure an adequate supply of vaccine to help protect the nation's children," said spokeswoman Mary Elizabeth Blake.

She said package labels disclosed which lots of vaccine were preservative-free. Parent groups and a congressional critic of U.S. vaccine policy are crying foul.

        There is a myth that Mercury is no longer in vaccines.    Check the links below.   Look for "mercury" or "thimerosal".   And Mercury is only *one* of many questionable substances which I sure do not want injected into my body!

        Now, even if Mercury poisoning does not cause autism, what else might it cause?    Ain't nobody says mercury is safe or harmless.   Take a look at the little chart below, then tell me you feel thimerosal is safe to shoot up with.   Whether it causes autism, or does other destruction is like quibbling over what is the exact cause of death when someone suffers a fatal poisoning.  Does it really matter if someone dies from pulmonary congestion or a change in the ph of the blood?   What matters is that some poisonous agent killed the poor fucker!  

        Click on pic to get to the webpage from which I nipped the graphic.   Note that the parent website is an official Merck website, not some anti-vaccination site.  Merck manufactures vaccines containing the very thimerosal it labels as "very toxic" and "dangerous for the environment".  

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Dear List,

Please go through a very well prepared table on vaccine ingredients to enable you to make an informed decision regarding vaccinations. It will not take you much time, I promise. The links have been provided to me by the member of a health group.

http://www.informedchoice.info/cocktail.html

For the polio vaccine:
http://www.informedchoice.info/polio.html

For MMR
http://www.informedchoice.info/MMR.html

For DPT
http://www.informedchoice.info/DPT.html

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2:23 pm
[alobar]
Viral Infections: What do we know?
        I have posted quite a few articles against vaccination in my LJ. Some people disagree with the premise that vaccinations do not work (or work poorly, at best).   Most admit that there are risks with vaccinations, but some people feel that the danger of the bug being vaccinated against is far more dangerous than the dangers arising from vaccination.   Some people *trust* that vaccines actually do what they are supposed to do.

        Now, I am no expert in scientific research.   But I do have a college education where I studied animal physiology, the immune system, and various other biological sciences.    I have a clear handle on how the body works.  So really bogus bullshit rings all sorts of alarm bells.  

        In college, I was taught to believe what was in the textbooks.   I was taught that science was pure — that is, above politics and money and personal idiocies.  But over the years since college,  I have since learned that political agendas, downright stupidity, and malicious greed often dictate what is presented as *truth*. Billions of dollars, personal careers, and personal recognition all ride on what is deemed to be true, what is deemed to be important, and what is deemed to be quackery.  Thus we have an inter-penertrant network of memes which all claim to speak TRUTH. 

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        Below is a fascinating good article dealing with what we know about Viral infections, how the immune system works, and why vaccinations don't do the job they are intended to do.

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Viral Infections: What do we know?
by Dr Patrick Quanten MD
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        Viral infections are the illusive pain in the proverbial medical butt. Viruses get blamed for all ill in the world, especially when we haven’t found anything specific. All illnesses which have a cluster appearance without identification of a bacterial cause, have to be of a viral nature, almost per definition. The implications of such a definite "diagnosis" have far reaching consequences as there is no specific treatment for viral infections, which makes us feel helpless and defenceless. As identification of viruses as the cause of illness is extremely difficult and almost haphazard it allows for media manipulation as we see in the AIDS saga, where first there was the HIV-virus, then there were three, and now we know that none of them is directly responsible for the AIDS-syndrome.

Maybe if we understood a little more about viruses there would be less need to panic; unless of course the Authorities like us to panic because it sells more products and provide a significant number of jobs. What have we learnt, or should have learnt, from our contact with viruses so far — which of course is the whole time of human existence.

Viruses live and multiply within the cells of the host; outside these circumstances viruses degenerate very quickly. They are specific for species and organs, and on the whole, viruses infecting plants, insects, bacteria and other animals are distinct from their human counterparts. They use the host cell metabolism to reproduce themselves quickly and then burst the cell open to expose the new viruses, or they can remain within the cell for a considerable time.
The first immune response comes from the infected cell which produces interferon, an antiviral protein, immediately. This early reaction is not only vital to direct and orchestrate the rest of the immune response but it is also the most effective antiviral substance early in the infection when viral titers are low. All cells produce interferon and it is active against all viruses, certain parasites and endotoxins.

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In the last twenty years science has also proven:
* That every neuropeptide receptor from the brain is also found on the surface of the immune cells;
* That the immune cells make the same mood controlling chemicals as the brain does;
* That the immune system, like the central nervous system, has memory and the capacity to learn;

Whatever you believe, is what your body experiences! So, if Authorities tell us that we are at great risk of a certain infection, and we believe it — and why shouldn’t we? — then we instantly are at risk. Our fear immediately lowers our immune systems response time, its target effectiveness and its specificity. From here on we are in trouble; and only because of what we believe. We create the reality we live in, because obviously our fears will all come true, thereby confirming our belief. And so it goes on — the vicious circle of our right to information day by day weakening our system.

On the other hand, happiness and self-confidence will make you strong enough to deal with anything, provided you don’t allow doubt to creep in.

So, it is all down to us!
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
5:47 pm
[xink]
Breast Cancer Awareness!
CLICK for my once yearly very important very informative up to date post!!

ICON CONTEST!

I will also be hosting a breast cancer awareness icon contest this year. All submissions (unless inappropriate) will be added to the post. First place winner will receive a special prize. I may even do 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Watch the entry for updates about what the prizes will be!! If nothing else, do it for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!! Email all submissions to xinksawareness at gmail dot com!

Current Mood: hopeful
Sunday, June 12th, 2005
4:57 am
[alobar]
Repairing Damaged DNA thru Vitamins
 Nipped from http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s1381311.htm

DNA Doctor

Reporter: Paul Willis
Producer: Stephen Burstow
Transcript
Related Info

2 June 2005 
We all know that as we get older, we start to wear out. Even our most individual blueprint for life, our DNA, becomes progressively more damaged as we get older. And damaged DNA can be the starting point for several degenerative diseases and cancer. Now someone is looking out for the health of your DNA and the good news is, you can do something about it.


Watch Catalyst7:28mins | windows media . real player

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005
4:50 pm
[moonwindstarsky]
I found more links that talk about longevity
One is an article from the New York Times in May 1933. http://www.naturallybalancedhealth.com/longevity.ivnu scroll down after reading the foreword

http://www.healthy-ways.com/glacial_milk1.html
gives excerpts of groups of people who are long-lived

this is an almost accurate translation of an Italian science essay on longevity
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://www.scienzaeconoscenza.it/articolo.php%3Fid%3D20&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522li%2Bching-yun%2522%2B256%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DG

I couldn't find a translator for this Swedish link, but it also talks about longevity records and research. http://www.willamettevalley.se/sv/pg_24.html
Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
11:48 pm
[alalacey]
Introducing Myself~
hello!
My name's lacey & I'm new to this community.
Anything you'd like to know about me is in my journal here or if you wanna know more~ http://www.proactivehealthnet.com
This is an interesting article I think you may enjoy~

Mice put in 'suspended animation'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4469793.stm
By Paul Rincon
BBC News science reporter

{The mice showed no ill-effects when they were revived}
Mice have been placed in a state of near suspended animation, raising the possibility that hibernation could one day be induced in humans.
If so, it might be possible to put astronauts into hibernation-like states for long-haul space flights - as often depicted in science fiction films.
A US team from Seattle reports its findings in Science magazine.
In this case, suspended animation means the reversible cessation of all visible life processes in an organism.
The researchers from the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle put the mice in a chamber filled with air laced with 80 parts per million (ppm) of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) - the malodorous gas that gives rotten eggs their stink.
Hydrogen sulphide can be deadly in high concentrations. But it is also produced normally in humans and animals, and is believed to help regulate body temperature and metabolic activity.

'Widespread uses'
In addition to its possible use in space travel, the ability to induce a hibernation-like state could have widespread uses in medicine.
Lead investigator Dr Mark Roth said this might ultimately lead to new ways of treating cancer, and preventing injury and death from insufficient blood supply to organs and tissues.
During hibernation, activity in the body's cells slows to a near standstill, dramatically cutting the animal's need for oxygen.
If humans could be freed from their dependence on oxygen, it could buy time for critically ill patients on organ-transplant lists and in operating rooms, said Dr Roth.
"Manipulating this molecular mechanism for clinical benefit potentially could revolutionise treatment for a host of human ills related to ischaemia (deficiency of the blood supply), or damage to living tissue from lack of oxygen," he explained.
But he added that any procedure in a clinical setting would likely be administered via injection rather than by getting patients to inhale a gas.

Astonishing drop
In the latest study, Dr Roth and his colleagues found that the mice stopped moving and appeared to lose consciousness within minutes of breathing the air and H2S mixture.
The animals' breathing rates dropped from the normal 120 breaths per minute to less than 10 breaths per minute.
During exposure their metabolic rates dropped by an astonishing 90%, and their core body temperatures fell from 37C to as low as 11C.
After six hours' exposure to the mixture, the mice were given fresh air. Their metabolic rate and core body temperature returned to normal, and tests showed they had suffered no ill effects.
Co-author Eric Blackstone said the next step would be to carry out studies in larger animals.
Mice do not normally hibernate, but they can reach a similar state called clinical torpor in conditions of food deprivation.
"If you can manipulate the metabolism of animals in this way with implications for humans then I could see very widespread applications," commented John Speakman, professor of zoology at the University of Aberdeen.
"There is military interest in short-duration hibernation for battlefield stabilisation of troops. If you have a soldier who is shot down, you want to be able to hibernate them on site until you can get a team in to rescue them."

Space travel
Scientists at the European Space Agency (Esa) are investigating the possibility of inducing hibernation-like states in astronauts sent on long trips to the outer planets such as Jupiter and Saturn. However, like other applications, this one may be some way off.
"The atmospheric approach to inducing torpor is a nice one because it would diffuse very quickly in the body and saves you having to administer something internally," explained Mark Ayre, of Esa's Advanced Concepts Team at Nordwijk in the Netherlands.
"We have been looking at suspended animation to cut consumables - food and water - on a journey that could take five years or longer. That is important because missions are driven by the mass of the spacecraft.
"The other thing is trying to avoid psychological problems. You can have people awake, in which case you need to keep them entertained. That means more volume and potentially a very large mass.
"Or you avoid all that by putting them to sleep."
Inducing hibernation-like states could also have potential in cancer research by allowing patients to tolerate higher radiation doses without damaging healthy tissue.
Cancer cells are not dependent on oxygen to grow, says Dr Roth, so they are more resistant to radiotherapy.
"Right now in most forms of cancer treatment we're killing off the normal cells long before we're killing off the tumour cells. By inducing metabolic hibernation in healthy tissue, we'd at least level the playing field," he explained.
Sunday, April 17th, 2005
12:53 pm
[cinderave]
ferreting for information
anyone have any good information on this dhea stuff?

Current Mood: curious
Sunday, April 10th, 2005
11:31 am
[cinderave]
Saturday, April 9th, 2005
1:03 pm
[cinderave]
a great way to insure that you will not be in terri shaivo's shoes
http://www.ohsu.edu/ethics/polst/index.shtml

or more importantly, that your spouse won't be in michael shaivo's shoes

Current Mood: calm
12:59 pm
[cinderave]
huh
- IF: -
wine = "good" cholestorol levels are higher
- AND: -
liver produces good cholestorol
- THEN:-
perhaps wine help the liver produce good cholestorol ... ?

hmmmmmm

Current Mood: contemplative
Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
4:50 pm
[notspam]
The whole Terry Schiavo thing......
Okay, as many folks here on LJ know, I am definitely not a conservative nor a fundamentalist. That being said, I feel it is very wrong to have removed Terry Schiavo's feeding tubes. I've kept on hoping that they would indeed get sanctions to replace it but it appears this will not be the case.

Some, especially her husband, state that this is what she would have wanted. Others disagree. My view on this is that where there is a shadow of a doubt, choose the choice with the least potential for harm/error - In this case it is obvious to me that the more grave error, if indeed it is an error, is to allow her to die.

They seem to be basing her "choice" upon random comments she made over time in relation to a television program where she supposedly said something to the extent of "pull the plug on me! No tubes for me!" Random comments made when a situation is completely removed from oneself do not to me seem to be something to base a life or death decision upon - if she did indeed make such comments.

Most claim her condition to be hopeless and the theory on stopping the feeding is to "allow her to die with dignity" or something like that. Well, first off, if shes been in this condition for years, the dignity largely already went by the wayside - at least of the type that I believe many consider in this - the ability to care for oneself, privacy, etc.

Now granted, it is indeed likely that by today's standards, her condition is indeed hopeless - but given the proper nutrition, her body has still been sustaining itself thus proving there is sufficient brain activity for life. At this point in time it may well be not the kind of life many people might call a "quality" life and she is likely lacking some degree of that elusive aspect called "quality of life" but the fact remains is that we don't know. We don't know where her mind/brain is and/or has been all this time. We do not know where her mind and spirit are dancing today. We do not have any way to know what this woman's personal experience is or what it has been.

Her parents claim she responds to them. In the few photographs that I have seen, she is smiling. That tells me that there is still some degree of emotional life going on within this woman. For all we know, she may indeed have a complete and full emotional life going on inside of her and it may be only its expression that is blocked by her current condition.

Hopeless - by todays standards - may not be hopeless by tomorrow's standards. We do not know where our medical technology may go in the next decades. There is currently much work on medical nanotechnology which I believe will one day be capable of repairing even individual brain cells. Without allowing her life to continue, there is no chance Terry Schiavo will ever be one to benefit from this technology.

I do believe in the preservation of life wherever possible. My only real exceptions to this are where to preserve the life as is could or would be likely to result in more damage to the being or where the quality of life is such that the individual is wracked with pain and/or severe discomfort constantly. Nothing that I have read indicates that either of these apply in Terry Schiavo's case.

I do hope that at least someone in charge of this woman's well being has the consideration or tenacity to at least attempt to preserve what is left of her life via cryonics if indeed this case continues in the direction that now seems certain. One simply does not know what future technology may bring.

Crossposted to:
notspam
cryonics
transhumanist
longevity
Sunday, March 20th, 2005
12:21 pm
[mindfulness]
Using your own body's stem cells for longevity
"RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS WANT IMMORTALITY"

"MOSCOW (RIA Novosti commentator Vladimir Simonov) - When life is good, it is especially bitter to admit that it will end some day. And this simple truth encourages nouveaux riches Russians, called oligarchs here, to spend through the nose on all kinds of rejuvenation procedures and on scientific research to create the "elixir of youth." The people who have everything you can dream about, from castles in Scotland to garages with a dozen Ferraris, want absolute, 100% joie de vivre in their own immortality.

One of such people is Vladimir Bryntsalov, the pharmaceutical king of Russia who plans to spend $2 million on setting up a personal rejuvenation laboratory. He has had a course of stem cell injections and feels no older than 20, though his biological age is about 60.

"My cheeks were deeply lined - now they are smooth as baby's," said Bryntsalov stroking his cheeks. "There were terrible scars on my body since childhood - they have smoothed over, vanished."

Stem cells are taken from the patient's fat layers under local anesthesia (autogenous transplant) or from aborted or miscarried human fetuses. In both cases, the substance is blended and put into an incubator, where the cells grow rapidly for several weeks, after which the precious substance is injected into the patient's vein. Or you can have facial injections, which are said to have miraculous effect.

This expensive treatment will cost you $10,000-20,000 in Moscow, depending on the length of the course. But members of the financial elite and ranking state officials are lining up at medical centers."

From this website, but I've included the rest of the article behind the cut

[Oh and I know there's no pictures, which reduces credibility. And that the article mentions using stem cells from sources other than your own body.]

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Friday, March 18th, 2005
9:19 am
[cinderave]
does anyone know of any other good longevity, health, and/or biochemistry related feeds for lj?

Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, March 17th, 2005
8:08 pm
[iheartoothecae]
Does anyone know if there is a KurzweilAI.net RSS feed set up on LiveJournal?
Friday, February 18th, 2005
10:29 am
[moonwindstarsky]
longevity
From what I've read, the oldest person recorded to live was 256 years, but appeared to be 200 years younger than his age. Others, such as Nicholas Flamel and St. Germain or Lao-Tze? and other hidden sages are thought to still be alive. Hunzas can live upwards of 175, and their women are said to look no older than 40.

There is also another way scientists are studying; the mind. If you believe yourself young to live long - it's possible. There is an account of a woman who went insane after a broken relationship at the age of 25. When she was 75 she still looked as if she was 25. Her mental state influenced her physical body. Optimism often lives at least happier, if not longer than pessimism.
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