Remember that Bob Dylan song about William Zantzinger where he sang of how Hattie Carroll was killed by the young man just for the fun of it? Well, today’s blog feels a bit like that.
I awoke this morning with a call from the FTC or Federal Trade Commission indicating that they don’t think certain statements I’ve made about telomeres and telomerase activators were legitimate and that I would need a lawyer because they intend to find experts to back a complaint against me.
If we extrapolate out, government regulators might soon prohibit many people to benefit from what I believe is a breakthrough in wellness maintenance. People may suffer and die as a result of lack of access to telomerase activators. But as the song advised, “take the rag away from your face, now ain’t the time for your tears”
We have experts, even Nobel Prize winners for discovering telomerase, calling for caution when trying to enhance telomerase because cancer cells have telomerase – unless of course it’s their own study showing telomerase enhancement through meditation and diet. And we have other experts advocate total deactivation of telomerase in favor of pet theories of aging that are notable for their lack of natural models yet high potential for drawing research funding. Read more about this in my blog about a TIME article that got it all wrong. But “take the rag away from your face, now ain’t the time for your tears”
The last stanza of our morality play comes today from The Telegraph and it comes in the form of headline “New Test can Predict Cancer up to 13 years before develops”. There is literally nothing accurate about that statement but the sad thing is they are saying that insurance companies (probably both health and life) are going to use telomere testing to raise premiums and deny coverage.
So we may be soon entering a future where people may be limited by government to take nutriceuticals to help your telomeres and the stem cells they protect. It’s a world where scientist all agree on the importance of telomeres but won’t endorse anything except lifestyle tweaks or are openly hostile to telomerase for some other hidden agenda. But logically, insurance companies will have a fiduciary duty to measure abnormal telomeres in order to predict higher risk and to charge higher premiums to people more likely to need health care or life insurance.
Game, set, match to the Medical-Industrial Complex and Insurance Companies? We shall see. But you can be sure that the wife of mother of a pharma exec will still get their telomerase activators somehow, just like the wealthy accessed liquor during Prohibition or abortions before Roe v. Wade.
“Oh, but you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears
Bury the rag deep in your face
For now’s the time for your tears”
– “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll,
By Bob Dylan
Read about the actual case of Hattie Carroll here. This senseless killing took place in (wait for it) Baltimore. No surprise that Zantzinger, on the day of MLK’s “I have a Dream” speech, only received a $500 fine and six month sentence (so he could be free in time for the tobacco harvest).