Harvard Researcher on Aging: There's no 'limit
on the human lifespan'
It was Sinclair's research on resveratrol, a molecule found in grapes, that made headlines a decade ago when it showed promising results in keeping
overfed mice as healthy as lean mice. Sinclair even chose to test resveratrol on himself, something he has been doing for the past 10 years, and he
says he's feeling fit and healthy. Likewise, his parents, who are in their 70s, report similar results from taking resveratrol.
Today, Sinclair has taken his research even further. By prematurely aging mice, he is able to test new molecules on them in an attempt to return them
to their younger, healthier state. He's hopeful that the molecules will one day help prevent or delay diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's in
This article comes with a video that is very interesting and worth to watch. My interest in this study is not on aging, but rather the regenerative
attributes of some of the substances this scientist has been working with which help also in recovering from injuries, and can also help prevent or
even delay diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's.
I have an injury on the left brachial plexus, it's called a severe left brachial plexopathy, which was cause by a work accident. Because of this
injury I have had to take prescribed medication for many years and some of these are not only too strong, but they also have many negative side
effects including affecting my thought process. I decided to stop taking those drugs, such as methadone, many years ago after realizing what was
happening, however there are others I still have to take because this injury can put me in pain and in bed for a long time without being able to do
much. My doctor agreed with the conclusion I reached on stopping taking the stronger drugs.
But that still isn't enough for me since I prefer being completely off any type of drug, so for a long time I have also been looking at other
alternatives, still have to use gabapentin among others but they are not as strong as methadone. I rather have pain than allow a drug like methadone
Anyways, I have tried acupuncture, which didn't work but it could be because I need to see a real expert from China. Also tried every procedure
doctors thought could help. For a long time I have also looked at other, more benign alternatives and started taking resveratrol after doing intense
research on it. Started taking it 2 months ago and noticed that indeed it does help with the pain. After noticing that resveratrol was helping with
the pain it was my decision to stop taking the prescription drugs I have been taking for years but only for 3-4 days. I made this decision because at
the same time I did the 3 day water fasting
, which I did for 4 days instead. During
the water fasting, wasn't eating anything at all for 4 days, the pain subsided considerably. But of course I knew that the fast could not continue
since we do need sustenance, and also know it is a fact that doing water fasting for too long can cause permanent damage to organs, not to mention
that I weight 145lbs which is about what I should weight according to my height so don't have too much extra fat that would allow fasting any longer.
I would not recommend anyone to try fasting for a week, or any longer since this does have also many detrimental side effects.
After getting off the water fast some of the pain returned, so I will be trying intermittent water fasting while continuing to use resveratrol. I
won't name any companies, but I have to tell you it does help a lot, and it's cheaper than many other drugs which have a lot of negative side
effects. I am hoping that with time resveratrol, or whatever other substance is found can help in healing my injury, because I tell you, it really
sucks being in bed and in pain. More so to someone like myself who loves the outdoors and being active.