For #webinarWednesday, I answer the question of when aging will be cured. I answer that it already happened! Watch this brief video to understand my reasoning:
This article describes how aging, telomere damage, and disease susceptibility were linked to the lower socioeconomic status of the Cratchit family, the wage slaves of Ebenezer Scrooge.
I would like to discuss the idea that TA is either all or nothing. TA doesn’t DO anything that your body isn’t already trying to do. It increases the efficiency of telomerase, which may have benefits in prevention of stem cell damage.
Janet Rowley, MD, was known for proposing that cancers are caused by a genetic malfunction, more specifically by translocation of DNA from the ends of one chromosome to another. What is the process that allows this to occur? It is telomere erosion. This is the basis of my unified theory of aging and disease illustrated by this diagram from my book, “Telomere Timebombs: Defusing the Terror of Aging”
I am in trouble. I had 20+ things to do yesterday and somehow missed the fine print on my to-do list. I got it 97% right but forgot to bring my TA-65 skiing with me to Mammoth Mountain. Ugh.