"Your wise men don't know how it feels to be thick as a brick." "I'll judge you all and make damn sure that no-one judges me."
Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:40 PM
Without birth records who can call her wrong? Calling her right is the same problem. Let's allow this woman to enjoy her status, after all she causes harm to no-one. Congratulations lady, on your age or your audacity.
I'd love for one of these centurions, when asked for their secret to a long life to reply with, "It's a curse, I guess".
My grandfather lived to be 104... On his 100th birthday he was asked for the secret... He grinned a bit and said "Smoke a cigar every day, drink lots of liquor and chase the women until you forget what your chasing them for..."
It sounded interesting until it said it was reported by the Daily Mail whereupon I just closed the tab lol
Each human cell contains 7 repair genes which are SIRT1 to SIRT7
These are your defences to keep you alive and healthy during times of famine and drought. In normal humans they are activated when things are missing from your diet -
1. Low calories (trigger is low blood insulin)
2. Low protein (trigger is low blood insulin)
3. Low water
Basically your body boasts its repair mechanisms during famine and drought to prevent it incurring any damage. However the repair mechanisms are potent and over repair. The result is damage to cells and dna which already existed is also corrected. This slows down, halts and can even reverse aging.
Scientists advise a long-term calorie restricted diet with high-nutrition and low protein if you want to live to 200. In addition red grapes and red wine contain a potent activator of Sirts which is reveratrol. That fruit pigment activates them even when your body being isnt in famine-drought mode and provokes a more extreme response when it is. Blueberries make your insulin levels plummet so they are good too.
Other activators of Sirts are - moderate exercise, heat shock, cold shock, injury, infection, lack of sleep, low doses of radiation and low doses of toxin. Basically your cells upregulate their repair when under stressors but the mechanisms over repair. Its likely you can far exceed 200 without drugs or gene therapy.
Scientists already acknowledge that the first person to reach 200 is already alive so 127 is totally plausable.
Finally I forgot whole cows milk. Estrogen de-ages cells by increasing the length of telomeres. Mice have been completely de-aged using it. In humans it will work the same as we both have the same Sirts. In humans it might increase the risk of cancer as we live longer than mice and are therefore more likley to have damaged cells in our bodies which can turn cancerous.
Edited by Mr Right Wing, 06 September 2012 - 02:10 PM.