~ October 2004 - Prevention: Protect Your Health!

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  • Protect Your Health - It Is Precious! - An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

    With the flu season here -- coupled with a shortage of vaccine -- taking care of your health is more important than ever. The premise of taking actions to maintain youthful health and vigor is based on findings from peer-reviewed scientific studies that identify specific factors that cause us to develop degenerative disease.

    Monolaurin - A Potent Antiviral Treatment

    Viral diseases result from a series of growth cycles that kill or alter cells. The maximal goal of antiviral treatment is to restore function to the infected cells, stop viral replication and thus prevent spread to additional cells. The difficulty is inhibition of the virus without harming the body's cells. Diseases may become evident only after extensive viral multiplication and cellular alteration have occurred. Thirdly, antiviral therapy can result in resistant mutation.

    Monolaurin is an exciting product because its antiviral properties enable selective use of an agent that is non-toxic to humans. Monolaurin works directly on the envelopy coat of the virus by disrupting the conformation of the lipid bilayer, preventing adsorption (attachment) to host cells.

    Not only does Monolaurin exert antiviral activity by direct activity, it also enhances both nonspecific as well as specific host defenses against viral invasion. It does not have an effect on lymphocyte or macrophage functions. It potentiates immunological activity by triggering agents as mitogens, antigens, phagocytic stimuli or lymphokines. Although it is broad spectrum, it has no effect on disease caused by polio, coxsackie, rotaviruses, Western euine, Venezuela equine or Japanese B encephalitis.

    It does not upset the gastrointestinal tract. No significant effect was noted in liver enzymes, leukocyte count, red cell count or hemoglobin levels in studies.

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    For general prevention, the following supplements are the most important:

    • Life Extension Mix as a cornerstone in a comprehensive supplement program (available in tablets, capsules or powder)
    • Life Extension Booster containing essential vegetable, herbal, and vitamin-mineral antioxidants
    • Coenzyme Q10 oil-filled softgel caps to improve cellular energy in the heart and brain
    • DHEA: Restoring youthful hormone balance to stave off the diseases of old age that affect both men and women. (Refer on our site to specific Male or Female Hormone Modulation protocol, and the DHEA Replacement protocol.)
    • Trimethylglycine (TMG) to lower the risk of heart disease, protect DNA, and produce SAMe
    • Cognitex and ginkgo to slow brain aging and enhance cognition
    • Natural Prostate Formula for men to help slow prostate enlargement; Bone Assure for women to prevent bone loss due to osteoporosis
    • ChronoForte, containing carnosine, a potent antiglycation agent, antioxidant, and metal chelator
    • Life Extension Herbal Mix containing the most potent herbal extracts known to prevent a wide range of degenerative diseases and enhance cognitive function
    • Vitamin K to promote bone calcification and reduce arterial and soft tissue calcification. Vitamin K also helps prevent inflammation in the joints and brain
    • Low-dose aspirin (for most people) to help prevent dangerous blot clots and reduce chronic inflammation
    • Essential fatty acids serve as building blocks for nerve cells and cell membranes and help prevent a host of physical disorders


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  • Mediterranean Diet plus Healthy Lifestyle Factors Cuts Death Rate - A study published in the September 22/29 2004 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (jama.ama-assn.org) examined mortality for 2339 senior men and women and concluded that four factors cut mortality risk during a ten year period by more than half of that experienced by those had adopted one or no protective practices. The four factors studied were consumption of a Mediterranean diet, engaging in regular physical activity, moderate use of alcohol, and not smoking.

    The so-called Mediterranean diet consists of foods commonly consumed in this region: whole grains, vegetables, nuts, fruits and olive oil. The diet is in contrast with the majority of western diets that contain relatively large amounts of meat, and refined carbohydrates such as white sugar. In another report appearing in the same issue of JAMA, Katherine Esposito MD and colleagues found that the Mediterranean diet reduces metabolic syndrome and improved endothelial function.

    The current study, conducted by Kim Knoops MSc of Wageningen University, Netherlands, and colleagues, followed 1507 men and 832 women aged 70 to 90 enrolled in the Survey in Europe on Nutrition and the Elderly: a Concerned Action (SENECA) or the Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Elderly (FINE) studies. The researchers analyzed deaths from all causes, and separately examined deaths from coronary heart disease, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

    They found that consuming a Mediterranean diet lowered death by all causes by 23 percent, moderate alcohol use (defined as more than 0 grams per day) was associated with a 22 percent lower risk, regular physical activity (defined as approximately 30 minutes activity per day) conferred at 37 percent lower risk and not smoking was associated with a 35 percent lower risk. These risk reductions remained at similar levels when coronary heart disease, cardiovascular diseases and cancer were separately analyzed. Individuals who had all four of these factors lowered the risk of dying during the study period by 65 percent compared to those who practiced one or none.

    In an accompanying editorial in JAMA, Eric B Rimm, ScD and Meir J Stampfer MD write, “Although understanding of the relation of lifestyle and health outcomes will continue to be refined, information available now is sufficient to take action . . . As a society, the United States spends billions on chronic disease treatments and interventions for risk factors. Although these are useful and important, a fraction of that investment to promote healthful lifestyles for primary prevention among individuals at all ages would yield greater benefit.” (JAMA, September 22/29, 2004, vol 292, no 12).


  • Featured Product - Monolaurin - Monolaurin is a patented monoglycerite ester of lauric acid with demonstrable activity against a number of enveloped viruses, to include retroviruses. Sourced from coconut. Best natural treatment for viruses.

    This is a powerful antiviral, tested successfully for herpes types I and II, as well as non-specific viral infections. It contains the monoester of the acid lauric acid. Monolaurin has had good results in studies of Shingles,Herpes virus and Epstein Bar virus, which is closely related to the herpes virus. Monolaurin-based creams are being developed.

    Viral diseases result from a series of growth cycles that kill or alter cells. The maximal goal of antiviral treatment is to restore function to the infected cells, stop viral replication and thus prevent spread to additional cells. The difficulty is inhibition of the virus without harming the body's cells. Diseases may become evident only after extensive viral multiplication and cellular alteration have occurred. Thirdly, antiviral therapy can result in resistant mutation.

    Monolaurin is an exciting product because of its antiviral properties that enable selective use of a non-toxic agent to humans. Monolaurin works directly on the envelopy coat of the virus by disrupting the conformation of the lipid bilayer, preventing adsorption (attachment)to host cells. It does not upset the gastrointestinal tract. No significant effect was noted in liver enzymes, leukocyte count, red cell count or hemoglobin levels in studies.

    Not only does Monolaurin exert antiviral activity by direct activity, it also enhances both nonspecific as well as specific host defenses against viral invasion. It does not have an effect on lymphocyte or macrophage functions. It potentiates immunological activity by triggering agents as mitogens, antigens, phagocytic stimuli or lymphokines. Although it is broad spectrum, it has no effect on disease caused by polio, coxsackie, rotaviruses, Western euine, Venezuela equine or Japanese B encephalitis.

    In addition to the commonly known supplements Vitmain D, Lactoferrin and echinacea, physicians recommend taking several capsules of Monolaurin on an empty stomach.


  • Protocol: Prevention - It used to be thought that little could be done to postpone what nature has in store for us. Today, a growing scientific consensus indicates that individuals possess a great deal of control over how long they are going to live and what their state of health will be.

    Mainstream medicine has relied on simple measures of preventing disease, such as controlling hypertension, yet many doctors are coming to the realization that additional steps can be taken to protect against premature aging and death.

    In fact, the results of tens of thousands of scientific studies make it abundantly clear that following the proper lifestyle can add a significant number of healthy years to the average person's lifespan.

    The premise of taking actions to maintain youthful health and vigor is based on findings from peer-reviewed scientific studies that identify specific factors that cause us to develop degenerative disease. These studies suggest that the consumption of certain foods, food extracts, hormones, or drugs will help to prevent common diseases that are associated with normal aging.

    Therefore, the concept of disease prevention can be defined as the incorporation of findings from published scientific studies into a logical daily regimen that enables an individual to attain optimal health and longevity.

    Taking aggressive steps to extend one's lifespan is a major commitment. This Prevention protocol provides practical information about what a person can do to take advantage of the consensus of scientific knowledge obtained from the most prestigious medical journals in the world.

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