Telomeres and Aging

Telomeres play a central role in cell fate and aging by adjusting the cellular response to stress and growth stimulation. Inside the center or nucleus of a cell, our genes are located on twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes. At the ends of the chromosomes are stretches of DNA called telomeres.

In this podcast Shawn Stevenson goes into depth about these telomeres and reveals how to keep them long, resulting in extended lifespan.

Telomeres protect our genetic data and make it possible for cells to divide.  They hold some secrets to how we age and get cancer. By tweaking enzymes that prevent chromosome tips from unraveling, researchers have shown age-related tissue degeneration can be reversed in some mice.

Telomeres have been compared with the plastic tips on shoelaces because they prevent chromosome ends from fraying and sticking to each other, which would scramble an organism’s genetic information to cause cancer, other diseases or death.

When you watch to this podcast you’ll discover:

  • Telomeres explained in simple terms.
  • What is telomere dysfunction.
  • Impact of Benzopyrene.
  • Factors that accelerate telomere shortening (aging).
  • How to prevent the shortening of telomeres (longevity).
  • The one herb that’s proven to lengthen telomeres.
  • Kirlian Photography.
  • How to make your coffee alkaline.
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