Resveratrol an anti-aging breakthrough
Recently on 60 Minutes there was an anti-aging story that caught my attention.
Morley Safer spoke to Dr. Christoph Westphal about the remarkable power of resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine.
Dr. Westphal is impressed by resveratrol’s potential. He co-founded a biotech company to develop resveratrol-based drugs. The idea is that this drug will activate your longevity gene.
But here’s the deal with resveratrol: You don’t have to wait for a resveratrol-based drug to get its anti-aging benefits.
Resveratrol is available right now.
You can take the pure, natural form of resveratrol – not the chemical, synthetic version researchers cook up in their labs. It’s proven effective and completely safe.
Research on resveratrol started with the French Paradox, a term coined to explain a phenomenon observed in French people. They have better heart health in spite of eating a high-fat diet and drinking more red wine than most other cultures.
Lab tests traced this effect back to resveratrol, which is most abundant in the skins of red grapes used to make red wine. It slows the build-up of platelets in blood vessels, making them less sticky. This thins your blood and improves blood flow.
Research also shows that resveratrol can help prevent unhealthy cell growth. It switches on your immune system, lowers inflammation and acts as a powerful antioxidant.
In fact, researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston consider resveratrol the best way to fight certain health disasters. It also modulates hormones, stops damaged cells from multiplying, and can actually destroy these dangerous cells.
Resveratrol may add years to your life, too.
Studies using both mice and yeast show resveratrol turns on a gene that stimulates a protein called SIRT. The greater the activity of SIRT, the greater the life span of yeast and mice.
The newest round of studies from the Institute of Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology in France found that resveratrol helped mice run twice as far during exercise. It super-charged their muscles, reduced their heart rate and gave them endurance power comparable to trained athletes.
A study of men and women from Finland showed that resveratrol is likely to operate the same way in humans. “Resveratrol makes you look like a trained athlete without the training,” said Johan Auwerx, one of the lead researchers from the Institute in France.
What’s more, resveratrol protected mice from gaining weight and developing the symptoms of diabetes and obesity. The benefits included a heightened sensitivity to insulin, which is the key to maintaining your ideal weight and avoiding diseases like diabetes.
Your Not Stuck With Your Family's Genes
Have you seen the January 18th issue of Time Magazine?
It's some exciting new research that puts to rest the long-held belief that you are stuck with what you've got at birth!
If you think there's nothing you can do to prevent getting a disease that runs in the family, THINK AGAIN.
As it turns out, you can literally reprogramme your DNA-telling your body to slow ageing, live longer and prevent diseases.
Express the Genes that Fight Disease
This new branch of science is called epigenetics. Much to the surprise of the old way of thinking your fate isn't sealed by your DNA!
The impact of this study is far reaching.
You have some control over whether or not a disease that has run in your family catches up with you, OR NOT!
The "epigenome" makes this possible.
Your epigenome interacts everyday with your environment. That means everything you come into contact with and everything you put in your body has the power to turn genes on or off via different chemical pathways. The end result is the ability to change the way your body expresses your genetic coding.
Live Longer, Beat Disease
The good news is that taking control of you genetic code is simpler than you might think.
At Breakthrough Health Clinic we have a medically researched and proven 8 step programme to change your DNA and your destiny NOW....
Robyn is a qualified Herbalist and has practised natural medicine for over 25 years in Australia.