First things first: what are telomeres and why should they be long? Telomeres protect the ends of our chromosomes, keeping DNA from unravelling and affecting the speed at which our cells age. The shorter our telomeres, the shorter lives we live and the poorer our health. The longer our telomeres, the longer we live in good health.
With that out of the way, the fact is that telomeres are not that easy to measure. You’d have to undergo specialized diagnostic testing to determine their length. The good thing is that it is not necessary to have them measured because a scientific study has proven that you can increase the measurable length of your telomeres by making four lifestyle changes.
How to Lengthen your Telomeres
- Eat a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet.
- Exercise moderately, such as walking 20-30 minutes a day.
- Do stress management techniques, including yoga, meditation, or prayer.
- Get more social support, love, and intimacy in your life.
These sound incredibly similar to the Healthy Cell Concept™ that the AIM Companies™ has been promoting for decades. If you want to lengthen your telomeres (and your life), begin making these changes. This can be accomplished at any age according to Dr. Dean Ornish, the president and founder of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute (PMRI).
Following a group of thirty-five men with early-stage prostate cancer, scientists conducted a five-year pilot study on the positive effects of these lifestyle changes at the PMRI and the UC San Francisco, a university exclusively focused on health.
In the control group of people that did not make these four changes, their telomeres got 3 percent shorter. Those who made these lifestyle changes increased the length of their telomeres by almost 10 percent. It’s as simple as that.
The study also showed that the greater the lifestyle changes, the better the results. Thirty-six years of studies have also revealed that making such changes can reverse conditions such as heart disease and prostate cancer. The proof is in the research.
It is fascinating that the use of high technology has shown that simple, low-tech methods of improving your health may be the most effective, proving that your body has the remarkable ability to heal itself.
Whether you choose to live your life this way for healing or prevention, science has proven the benefits of making these lifestyle changes. Start lengthening with AIM BarleyLife®!