How do you measure up? Are long telomeres the key to longevity and health?

A focused look at aging, inflammation and immunity as related to telomeres.


What is the reason one person ages better than another? Is it nature or nurture? Is it genes or environment? Rates of aging lie in the complex interactions between genes, social relationships, environments, and lifestyle. Each are critical and the interaction between them is what matters most. In aging, we not only want longevity we want a long health span not a long disease span. Taking health down to a cellular level to show what premature cellular aging looks like is important to be able to live healthier lives. We will deep dive into the genetic heart of the cell, into the chromosomes where you will find telomeres. Telomeres shorten with each cell division and help to determine how fast your cells age and when they die, depending on how quickly they wear down. Science has now shown us that the end of chromosomes can lengthen and do not simply carry out the commands issued by genetic code. The way we live, in effect, tell your telomeres to speed up the process of cellular aging but it can also do the opposite. One of the keys to a longer healthier life is to simply do our part to foster healthy cell renewal. 


1. Recognize what is a telomere, telomerase, senescent and immunosenescent cells and the indications of the aging process of DNA. 


2. Acquire a knowledge of what oxidative stress can do to telomeres and telomerase. 


3. Learn key tricks to take control over how short, long or robust your telomeres are. 


4. Understand that one of the common causes of inflamm-aging involves telomere damage. 


5. Identify the relationship between chronic stress, shortened telomeres, and prematurely aging immune cells. 


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