Masters of Health Magazine November 2022 - Page 93

The Aging Process can Start in the Embryo

 

60 percent of the brain consists of lipids that influence the function of nerve cells, membranes, and communication. Neuron membranes have a high content of lecithin and cholesterol for malleability in communications that are very sensitive to free radicals attacks. There must be a balance between the pro-oxidant and the antioxidant to protect the body.  Oxidative damage contributes to neuron degradation, as supported in numerous animal studies.

  

For instance, as cells age, they accumulate material not found in younger cells. For example, excessive free radical activity in the brain contributes to the formation of abnormal material known as lipofuscinThis appears to be the product of unsaturated fatty-acid oxidation from membrane damage or damage to mitochondria. Lipofuscin is a cross-linked protein (30%) and oxidized lipids (50%). Lipofuscin accumulates in neurodegenerative diseases, including AD, PD, and ALS. Lipofuscin is also known to contain metals, including mercury, aluminum, iron, copper, and zinc.

Seven studies have identified aluminum concentration in drinking water to an increased incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Other studies related environmental aluminum linked to Alzheimer’s disease in rats. (American Journal of Epidemiology 2000 152-59-66).  Alzheimer’s patients exhibit four times more aluminum deposits in brain tissue than healthy patients.

 

Many childhood vaccines contain aluminum, which is a neurotoxin. Iridology discovered over 100 years ago that chemical elements such as iron, calcium, lead, and aluminum become toxic settlements in tissues. Lipofuscin accumulation may constitute up to 80% of the volume of the neuron before killing it. When lipofuscin pigment accumulates in the nerve cell apex, it blocks the flow of vital nutrients and may eventually destroy nerve cell communication.  This process leads to the gradual deterioration of brain function(7). It is tragic to see lipofuscin pigment now appear early in life, even in children. Some research has observed lipofuscin in fetal nerve cells. The bad news is that the aging process can start early in the embryo or immediately after birth.

 

Exposure to glyphosate can also cause brain damage in rats and mice and be present in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Glyphosphate causes inflammation and oxidative stress while disrupting the gut microbiome.

INHERITED FACTORS

 

Health, disease, severe fatigue, or premature aging are significantly related to diet, lifestyle, excessive stress, and consumption of pharmacological drugs. An unhealthy lifestyle and junk food can rapidly deteriorate our physical appearance.  Mitochondria are sensitive to drugs, antibiotics, environmental pollution, toxic chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides (e.g., glyphosate), etc. 

 

Women, especially pregnant women and mothers, have a responsibility for the health of their children and future generations.

 

To be healthy, we need to stop (wean off with medical support) taking pharmaceutical drugs prescribed in excess. This is something to think about long before the aging damage occurs.  Even late in life, an improvement in diet and lifestyle can slow the aging process.

 

A person on an unhealthy diet in a polluted environment can start to age in their 20s.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     One case I recall was a 54-year-old man in bad condition with Alzheimer’s.  His 14- year-old son was already showing signs of premature aging.

Make time to adopt a healthy nutritional diet and lifestyle because, as I often told my patients, the problem is not necessarily today, but how you will be and look 20 or 30 years from now; unless you have developed a degenerative disease sooner.