To Live Forever?
Hold On, It May Soon Be Possible
By Gloria Lane
Life imitates art. In Brad Pitt's movie “The
Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” the main
character grows younger,
from an old man back to a baby. In the middle of his life, he and
ladylove find they have just a few good years together; but those years
are the best years
of their lives. Turns out this age reversal just
may be possible for us, in our lifetime. We won't actually revert back
to our childhood, but we could return our bodies and our minds to something
closer to their optimum, and, for most people, that is around age 25.
However, people can look and feel old in their thirties or young in
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a highly-respected longevity
anti-aging expert Dr. Terry Grossman, head of the
Grossman Wellness Center, www.grossmanwellness.com. In his new book Transcend,
Nine Steps to Living Well Forever, written with award-winning author
Dr. Ray Kurzweil, Dr. Grossman tells how we can greatly reduce the risk
of our two biggest killers — heart disease and cancer — and
slow down the aging process. And here comes the essence
of his message: by doing the right things now, we can remain young until
research uncovers even more powerful knowledge to stop — and
even reverse — the aging process. In other words, if we do
the right things now to take care of our health, in just a few
years medical experts will have the expertise to eradicate disease,
allowing us to live indefinitely. Like the “Forever Stamp,” we
may be good indefinitely. No more heart attacks, no more cancer,
no more disease, period.
||"Just forty years from now, medical research will
have further developments such as microscopic devices — called
nanobots — that
can be injected into your blood stream to keep you healthy at the
This is where it gets more science-fiction-like: by the middle of this
century, just forty years from now, medical research will have further
developments such as microscopic devices — called nanobots — that
can be injected into your blood stream to keep you healthy at the cellular
level. Like little robots, they'll move throughout your body “cleaning
up” cancer cells and “shooting down” other diseases
with great precision. By 2034, Dr. Grossman says, nanotechnology will
have begun to bring fundamental changes to our lives, altering almost
every aspect of how we live.
But wait, we're getting ahead of ourselves. For now, our job is to take
charge of our own healthcare. You cannot rely solely on your physician,
although he can be a big help. With two out of three Americans overweight,
and one in three obese, the problems associated with weight are epidemic.
The reason for our weight problems is the fat insulin receptor gene.
What if we could turn off this gene at the cellular level? An experiment
on laboratory mice showed that they could eat as much as they wanted
and still stay slim. They didn't get diseases and they remained healthy
longer than the mice whose fat insulin receptor genes were still working.
Foods That Hurt
One thing we can do now to reverse the aging process is to avoid disease
by controlling our diet. Cancer cells, for instance, rely almost exclusively
on sugar to fuel their growth.
If we drastically limit our intake of sugar and refined starches, we
can inhibit their growth.
Foods That Help
Dr. Grossman has found that when it comes to cancer prevention, what
you eat does matter...
To read the rest of the story about Dr. Grossman's book Transcend, pick
up a copy of
Atlanta Social Season.
Dr. Terry Grossman is medical
director of the Grossman Wellness Center in Denver and is an internationally
sought expert and practitioner in the area of longevity medicine.
Dr. Grossman will be contributing to Atlanta
Social Season on a regular basis, so be sure to come back for
more fascinating information!