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Could an 'elixir of life' actually exist ?


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#1    Saru

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Scientists in Kazakhstan claim to have developed a drink that they are hailing as an 'elixir of life'.

Telegraph said:

Dr Jennifer Rampling, an expert on elixirs based in Cambridge said: "He is the latest in a long line of rulers and important people who have hired or been approached by scientists and physicians who claim to have found some kind of elixir capable of prolonging life. "

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

The 'elixir if life' is available to all of us, well those that bother to consider what they consume. Most of us could extend our life expectancy by improving our diet...

From the article it seems to me that is all this 'elixir' does.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

Of course... I've been alive for thousands of years.
Chubb can verify this for you all. :tu:


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:53 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 07 November 2012 - 02:42 PM, said:

The 'elixir if life' is available to all of us, well those that bother to consider what they consume. Most of us could extend our life expectancy by improving our diet...

Agreed,

I am a big believer in pre and pro biotics. If you have ever had doses of anti-biotics (and who hasn't at some time) you kill off your gut flora along with the disease you are fighting. Not only is this bad for digestion since bacteria break down compounds in our foods so we can absorb them, it also allows opportunist diseases, like the yeast Candida, to colonize our gut once we are out of balance. So my advise for what it's worth is, if you have to take anti-biotics, take probiotics like yoghurt or kefir during and after your treatment to help reestablish your natural gut flora.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

I can see where this is leading . Stand aside for the stampede of vegetarians .


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

Probably high in rapamycin and resveratrol, an antioxidant cocktail. I had read somewhere that astronauts were given some form of drug to prevent harmful cellular damage from the sun's rays, or possibly from cosmic rays while in orbit. I can't remember where I read it though. A life elixir so to speak, may be a long the same lines.

Ah, here: http://en.wikipedia....smic_rays#Drugs

Retinoids, helps prevent cell division, etc.

and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retinoids

Edited by WoIverine, 07 November 2012 - 07:09 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

all the chinese emperors were searching for an eternal life exelir potion ! its well known in their history !  i watch to many chinese movies ahhhh jacky chan :D


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:20 AM

I remember reading about the discovery of vitamins. Similar 'hype'. There is no magic elixir, but there are ways we can help our crummy chemical rich, low nutrient diets. Hope this is one.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:14 AM

View Postsergeantflynn, on 07 November 2012 - 06:58 PM, said:

I can see where this is leading . Stand aside for the stampede of vegetarians .
Kinda reminds me of a joke: What do you call a vegetarian with the runs? A salad shooter.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

View PostThe Unseen, on 08 November 2012 - 04:14 AM, said:

Kinda reminds me of a joke: What do you call a vegetarian with the runs? A salad shooter.

I still remember the jingle to that salad shooter commercial, stuck in my head now, ahh!!!11!!


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

The elixir of life is water.. LISTEN to your parent....  DRINK MORE WATER!!!

Edited by Idano, 08 November 2012 - 10:54 AM.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

I have the urge to play final fantasy VII all of a sudden.... lol


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:32 AM

Huh.....weird.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:37 AM

Its similiar to kefir ,which is the stuff they drink in the Himalayas ,and live to be 140 . It has nothing to do with resveratol .

Then again,they breathe only clean air,eat no tainted processed or gmo anything ,but its the yogurt that keeps em young !

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

simple words of wisdom: who does not want to get old should hang himself when young. Life is finite.

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