Optimizing Healthy Lifespans to 122 Years & Beyond: A Spring Workshop animated by a French Biogerontologist

Contents

This Workshop is divided in Three Day-long Seminars

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Day One (8 hours)

(We are scheduling this First Workshop for Mid-May 2018, details forthcoming)

The Seminars’ content will be supported with published peer-reviewed evidence that will be visible either via power point and-or video. For an example, see video below.

Introduction (1 hour)

“The field of ageing research has been completely transformed in the past decade. . . . When single genes are changed, animals that should be old stay young. In humans, these mutants would be analogous to a ninety year old who looks and feels forty-five. On this basis we begin to think of ageing as a disease that can be cured, or at least postponed. . . . The field of ageing is beginning to explode, because so many are so excited about the prospect of searching for – and finding – the causes of ageing, and maybe even the fountain of youth itself”. (Guarente and Kenyon, Nature, 2000)

In this 8 hours Seminar on the Optimal Longevity Code, the workshopees will first be introduced to Biogerontology, Geroscience and Longevity medicine as well as to the hard evidence that shows the reality of healthy long lifespans, notably from different supercentenarians who have lived in good health from 110 to 122 years of age.

Likewise with longevity valleys and blue zones, we will identify the key longevity factors that characterize some of these zones and valleys.

The 18 longevity biomarkers will also be briefly reviewed, as this preliminary will help the workshopee to understand the difference between biological and chronological age, (Cf Video below) as well as the empowering reality that we the People can influence the rate at which we oxidize, de-ossify and eventually decompose for the benefit of the Earth’s trillions of bacteria and archaea who have been key insofar as Life’s evolution and mammalian microbiota homeostasis are concerned. And yes, there  is a strong causative correlation between human gut bacteria, (and its “poop”) and long healthy lifespans.

For centuries, the aging process has been considered to be uncontrolable. That changed in the early nineties with research on C. elegans, a tiny nematode worm showed that a single gene mutation extended its life, and that another mutation blocked that extension. The idea that age could be tweaked by twiddling a few control genetic switches ignited a research boom, including via Silicon Valley Billionaires. With hundreds of million dollars of research dollars, scientists got motivated to attempt to break and hack the Longevity Code. Various clinical interventions did increase the worm’s life span by a factor of ten and those of lab mice by a factor of two. Petri dish human cells by 40. (See conclusion and ft note 4). The scientific consensus thus transformed. Aging went from being a God given blessing to an inevitable final stage (Cf  Time cover from 1958: “Growing Old Usefully”), followed by a social issue (Time, 1970: “Growing Old in America: The Unwanted Generation”) to this avoidable “je ne sais quoi” (1996: “Forever Young”) that could defer death to 142 years for starts (Cf 2015: Time “This Baby Could Live to Be 142 Years Old”).

However, the excitement was not long lasting. The Longevity Code cook-book is far more complex for mammals and even more so for humans than for a C. Elegans worm. The more we learn, the more we realize how little we actually know. Hence, the presentor’s scientific attitude is to empirically prefer the known fundamentals that work to at least 122 years of age. In other words, there is really no need to break any Longevity Code at this point since mainstream Medicine, let alone the Government’s institutions, have not mandated the teaching of these Fundamentals that have been shown to be able to both halt today’s accelerated aging syndrome and secure a decent supercentenarian lifespan. One small piece of evidence showing the Government’s anti-longevity policy: of the 27 N.I.H Institutes & Centers mandated to study the Health Sciences, not one addresses nutrition, let alone holistic and happiness medicine.

Thus, this seminar will focus less on hypothetical “immortality” or 1000 years extension strategies, (as some Silicon Valley longevity scientists and their billionaire investors are motivated to), than the good old empirical holistic longevity techniques that continue to be neglected by the “powers that be” and their conventional allopathic medical schools,  many of which have been available for hundreds if not thousands of years.

While this Seminar is especially centered on the Praxis of Traditional Longevity Medicine, it will also delve into the verifiable cutting edge findings that show that modern techniques like gene editing, stem cell cyro-preservation, telomere tweaking, nano-robots, senolytics and the like may have some interest for the eternal quest to live long, happy and healthy lifespans.

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The Biology of Aging (3  hours)

“Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.” Paracelsus

The crux of Day Two focuses on aging’s major hallmarks. To be motivated to adopt a Holistic Restorative Lifestyle, it is necessary to understand the mechanisms that govern normal aging accelerated aging and slow aging.  When we see that Lifestyle impacts all of the major hallmarks of aging, it is then easer to pay attention to what is important, if one desires a healthy supercentenarian Life. But one must genuinely desire to achieve this Life potential. The supercentenarian life is not for the faint of heart. To achieve this high vibrational level of Life, lots of detox, exercises, meditation, desire, up-beat attitude, quality nutrition and water, among other elements, are needed.

This section will thus look at the major mechanisms or hallmarks that characterizes the aging cascade. First off we have hegenomic instability. This process pertains to nuclear and mitochondrial DNA damage. Next, we have telomeres at the end of our chromosomes, these DNA repletes modulate the number of times cells divide. The longer the DNA, the more cells divide, from 50 divisions or doublings to 70 for example, which corresponds to about 120 years. The third hallmark of aging is the epigenetic “clock”. The epigenome is the master program which controls our genetic code. Next, there is what is called loss of Proteostasis The decline in the protein quality of our cells, called the loss of proteostasis, is a fundamental mechanism of aging. Our bodies have defenses against cellular stress. However, after decades of repeated assaults by stressors such as free radicals and other toxins, the proteins in our cells become damaged or misfolded. Amyloidosis is a misfoldment of protein problem. Fifth, following closely behind is autophagy. This is an important process by which cell debris and other metabolic garage is cleaned out.

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A few years ago, scientists thought that oxidative stress was the central hallmark to aging and after that, the senescent cell theory was thought to be more important. Later one, when Blackburn discovered telomerase, longevity scientists believed that telomeres were the key component of aging. But when scientists discovered that animals with long telomeres still has aging issues, they went back to the drawing and today, the preferred theory among biogerontologists is the epigenetic clock. This model is keenly holistic because it suggests that Lifestyle and what we do with our lives are key insofar as the rate of aging is, either accelerated or metabolically slow, like the 200 year old tortoise, whose metabolism is also slow. These then we will be a few of the issues this three hour lecture will go into.

Break for Lunch

Case in Point and Key Lecture (1 hour)

Detoxification & Gut Restoration can strongly modulate (impact) the molecular pathways of chronic diseases and accelerated aging

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Hands-on Playful Longevity Techniques (1 Hour)

“It’s not because we are old that we don’t play, it’s because we don’t play that we get old” (George Bernard Shaw)

To these corrective and balancing techniques, we will teach hands-on exercises to optimally breath, move, meditate, see and activate key energy fields, including via acu-pressure, reflexology and aromatherapy, which has been used in France for centuries. If time allows, we will also delve into evaluation techniques like muscle testing (kinesiology), Chinese nail and tongue testing, stool & urine analysis, psycho-morphology, metabolic body types assessment,, ear lobe examination and other holistic tools that can help to pinpoint warning signs.

 Quality Food & Wine in the Right Longevity boosting amount

Culinary & Wine Demonstration (1 Hour)

(Optional, not sure yet, if not proposed, the Seminar price will be less)

(This section depends on whether or not we have access to a kitchen area)

Because Science shows that both food quality nutrition and wine are fundamentals to both health and longevity (yes, the peer-reviewed publish studies show more chronic diseases and early death risks without quality wine than with regular small amounts of quality wine), we will demonstrate how to use wine as medicine.

Thereafter, we will demonstrate how to make a longevity dish that comes from either the Mediterranean Diet, the Vegan Diet and-or the Rawfood Whole-Plant diet. These three diets can all be holistically beneficial for healthy lifespans, depending on the person’s growth, lifestyle, environment and genes. Although the mainstream Ketogenic and Paloe diets are popular these days, this Seminar will debunk most of their claims. (*)

Example for Day One: Raw Superfoods Longevity Smoothie: Making a Longevity smoothie that can help to both detoxify and nourish the body at the cellular level: Made from quality superfoods, we could prepare either a velvety soup-smoothie or a detox-boost smoothie, made from herbs, roots like maca and ginger (ginger greatly helps with bowel motility and the immune system) mushrooms, plants, , pomegranate and the like. A raw vegan chocolate mousse is another option as is a raw vanilla custard made from nuts, coconut, psyllium, avocados, dates and more.

Conclusion (Q & A) (1 Hour)

“And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” (Genesis 6:3: King James Version)

In this Seminar’s conclusion, we will summarize the key constituent elements that determine the aging process as well as the state of the Research and what ongoing exploratory avenues appear to be the most promising. Thereafter, the Seminar is open to questions, answers and comments

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Day Two (8 Hours)

(Schedule: During the Summer of Fall of 2018, not sure yet)

The Praxis of Optimal Longevity

From Traditional Clinical Pearls to Recent Innovative Breakthroughs

“Keep a quiet heart, Sit like a tortoise, Walk sprightly like a pigeon, Sleep like a dog”  (Longevity advise from Li Ching-Yuen. Li was a mountain herbalist & a wine enthusiast who seemingly lived to 197 years. (Source))

Introduction (90 minutes)

Holistic Medicine and its Fundamental principles with a Case in Point  regarding Cancer control and reversal

In this Introduction, we will cover different health models in relation to the recognized health sciences and explain why the Holistic model to medicine is clinically superior to the mainstream models. We will use especially Cancer to show why mainstream conventional oncology can’t be the long term solution and shouldn’t even be the short term standard of care for most if not all malignancies. Concomitantly, we will demonstrate why Holistic medicine with regard to  cancer is safer, more cost-friendly and especially clinically superior across the board. We have put together a documentary called holistic oncology movie on this subject with over 60 interviews of cancer experts and patients. But it’s not finished.

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Fine-tuning the Aging Hallmarks and their concomitant chronic diseases avalanche with Holistic Savoir-Faire.

 

that characterize the process of aging and then examine what the latest Research and medical practice offer in terms of either slowing down and-or stabilizing these molecular processes.

The second day of this three-days workshop will delve into the body’s major physiological systems, the analysis of which will include the latest Research on how to modulate (ie, tune-up = clean-up + optimizing) these bodily systems and their aging hallmarks so that they can be fine-tuned to reach 120 years and beyond.

It’s difficult to attain the supercenteranian status with chronic diseases, if only because any chronic delibitating condition will accelerate aging and lead to a premature death. While some chronic conditions are less stressful than others any chronic stress that comes from a chronic disease is not fun. And without Joie de Vivre (enjoyment of Life), it remains difficult to upregulate (activate) all of the longevity pathways. Thus, in this Second Day, we will address the following bodily systems which are also closely related to aging’s hallmarks and mechanisms of action.

 A: Physiology, Mechanisms and some Anatomy regarding seven of the body’s main systems. This is a preliminary to clinical practice. Without some understanding of the mechanisms of disease and health, workshopees will not understand why simple holistic solutions are powerful. And as a consquence, compliance to holistic protocols will not be as good, let alone biomarker results.

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Addressing how Holistic Medicine can successfully resolve most of the Disorders coming from the below-mentioned Diseased systems

Neurological pathways and common brain disorders, including, but not limited to rampant depression, Alzheimers & Parkinson diseases, ADD, bipolar, autism, schizophrenia and, among others, predatory narcissistic disorder, which is one of the toughest to reverse. Real cases of neurogeneratice disease reversals via holistic interventions will be presented.

Contrarily to mainstream dogma, the growth of new brain cells (called neurogenesis) while most neurological degenerative processes are reversible holistically. If these holistic standards were practiced, psychiatrists (i.e., the number one group who commits suicides) would go even more bananas and their pharma allies would go bankrupt within weeks.

Cardiovascular pathways and their common disorders, including, but not limited to heart attacks, strokes, aortic stenosis, high blood pressure, arterial plaque and more. Contrary to mainstream cardiology, most cardiovascular diseases are reversible with simple Holistic techniques, including by addressing oral health, heavy metals & toxins via detoxification and the intestines. Real cases of cardiovascular disease reversals via holistic interventions will be presented.

If these holistic standards were applied, the cardiology industry would go bankrupt within weeks. Stents, bypasse surgeries, statins, blood pressure lowering drugs and many other cardiology practice, while sometimes useful for emergencies, are so laden with toxic effects and system repression that the body can’t self-heal, as it was designed to.

Immune system pathways and their common disorders, including, but not limited to cancer, autoimmune diseases (like Celiac Disease, Juvenile Diabetes, Hashimoto Disease of the Thyroid,  M.S., Lupus, Psoriasis, Colitis and, among others, Rheumatoid arthritis) and infections including the rampant lyme-borreliosis challenge. (Lyme bacteria is called the “great mimicker” and hides the immune cells within DNA). To these immune dysfunctions, a word on nosocomial infections is needed as these complications are acquired in mainstream hospitals-clinics, the processes of which causes more than 400,000 Americans to unnecessarily die each year,  so a few power point slides on this topic are justified and all the more so that many of these hospital deaths could be avoided in situ (in the hospital) with holistic interventions. Real cases of autoimmune, infection and cancer reversals via holistic interventions will be presented.

 f these holistic techniques were better known and executed, the entire 100 billion dollars auto-immunity industry would go bankrupt within weeks. 

Hormonal pathways and endocrine disorders, including, but not limited to diabetes 1 2, thyroid, pancreatic, adrenal and, among others disorders, reproductive dysfunctions and different neuropeptide and hormonal axes disorders involving the pituitary-thyroid-thymus-adrenal-gonads circuit. Because most of  conventional medicine keeps intervening downstream and symptomatically,  most hormonal issues are not durably fixed. Bio-identical hormones that are used in integrative medicine constitutes a step toward progress, but holistic interventions may be the best of all as they help restore endocrine’s glands own bio-chemicals.  Real cases of hormoncal related  disease reversals via holistic interventions will be presented.

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Gastrointestinal pathways and their common disorders, including intestinal permeability (leaky gut, a pervasive pathology mainstream physicians denied until recently), colitis, ulcers, acid-reflex or GERD issues, indigestion & bloating, SIBO and more.

Musculoskeleton pathways and their disorders, including but not limited to osteo-arthritis, hip and knee issues, back and neck pain, sciatica and more.

Respiratory pathways and their common disorders, including COPD, asthma and emphysema.

And last, but not least,  iatrogenic pathways, the disorders of which kill millions of Americans while generating hundreds of billions of fresh dollars to those who profit from the sick-care Industry. Most (like over 95 percent) of patient harm and death that occurs come from mainstream allopathic medicine. Other modalities of medicine (osteopathic, naturopathic, acupuncture etc) are responsible for very few deaths and harm. One of the reasons is because those who control the conventional medicine system prefer to treat downstream as opposed to the root causes. There is more cash-flow to be generated by suppressing the sumptom versus resolving the problem, and all the more so that most symptomatic treatments that comes from the Conventional Medicien Business model promote complications and a worse prognosis, notwithstanding some short term relief. The evidence shows this allegation to be true in most chronic diseases including in cancer. (See this LINK).

Hands-on Playful Longevity Techniques (1 hour)

“It’s not because we are old that we don’t play, it’s because we don’t play that we get old” (George Bernard Shaw)

To these corrective and balancing techniques, we will teach hands-on exercises to optimally breath, move, meditate, see and activate key energy fields, including via acu-pressure and reflexology. If time allows, we will also delve into evaluation techniques like muscle testing (kinesiology), Chinese nail and tongue testing, stool & urine analysis, metabolic body types assessment,, ear lobe examination and other holistic tools that can help to pinpoint warning signs.

Culinary & Wine Demonstration (One hour)

(Optional, not sure yet, if not proposed, the Seminar price will be less)

(This section depends on whether or not we have access to a kitchen area)

Because Science shows that both food quality nutrition and wine are fundamentals to both health and longevity (yes, the peer-reviewed publish studies show more chronic diseases and early death risks without quality wine than with regular small amounts of quality wine), we will demonstrate how to use wine as medicine.

Thereafter, we will demonstrate how to make a longevity dish that comes from either the Mediterranean Diet, the Vegan Diet and-or the Rawfood Whole-Plant diet. These three diets can all be holistically beneficial for healthy lifespans, depending on the person’s growth, lifestyle, environment and genes. Although the mainstream Ketogenic and Paloe diets are popular these days, this Seminar will debunk most of their claims. (*)

Example for Day One: Raw Superfoods Longevity Smoothie: Making a Longevity smoothie that can help to both detoxify and nourish the body at the cellular level: Made from quality superfoods, we could prepare either a velvety soup-smoothie or a detox-boost smoothie, made from herbs, roots like maca and ginger (ginger greatly helps with bowel motility and the immune system) mushrooms, plants, , pomegranate and the like. A raw vegan chocolate mousse is another option as is a raw vanilla custard made from nuts, coconut, psyllium, avocados, dates and more.

Conclusion (Q & A) (1 hour)

“And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” (Genesis 6:3: King James Version)

In this Seminar’s conclusion, we will summarize the key disorders that affect the human body’s major systems and their causation with a word on why conventional medicine can’t reverse most of these diseases and actually worsens many of them. Thereafter, the Seminar is open to questions, answers and comments.

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Day Three (8 hours)

The Optimal Longevity Code’s Foundational Core in a Nutshell

Introduction (30 minutes)

In this intro, we introduce the subject and talk about new findings relative to the Genetic Code and its epigenetic expression and to what degree genetic testing can be useful for both chronic disease susceptibility evaluation and optimal longevity.
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Reversing Accelerated Aging & Optimizing Healthy Longevity (3 to 3.5 hours)

“The stability of the internal environment (the milieu intérieur) is the condition for the free and independent life”. Professeur Claude Bernard  (Dr Claude Bernard is one of the recognized  fathers of modern medicine)

Of all of the rejuvenation techniques that we will look at, we will emphasize the fundamentals that make up the foundational core of the Institute’s Optimal Longevity Code: including, but not limited to what the N.I.H. government experts have been persuaded to not believe in: these are detoxification & colon cleansing techniques, caloric restriction & intermittent fasting, holistic immune modulation, deep restorative delta-rem sleeping, optimal nutrition, water & wine intake, rejuvenation herbs, aromatherapy, acu-pressure as well as electro-acupuncture for chi activation, exercise therapy (stretching, twisting, strengthening, bouncing, sweating with lots of HRV etc), emotional support & release, breathing techniques to better optimize N.O. and the proper oxygenation-CO 2 flow (via the nose, designed especially to breath and smell via complex receptors systems, including flowers, pheromones, dangers and wine’s bouquet), mindful attitude, intuition sharpening, deep cortisol-lowering meditation, inspiring prayer and other anti-stress modalities, microbiome diversity enhancement, (from 20,000 species, most Westerner now only have 500 left) the “make room for mushrooms” healthy culinary practice, bio-energetics, hormonal homeostasis and boosting, optimal neurotransmitter firing, upregulation of telomerase and other key enzymes, telomere lengthening praxis, epigenetic & methylation fine-tuning, genetic repair optimization, senescent cell inhibition,  stem cell rejuvenation techniques, mitochondrial fine-tuning and more, depending on time availability.

Four emerging Longevity Issues: EMFs, Teeth,  the Eyes & Rampant Toxicity (60 to 90 minutes)

 “The idea is to die young as late as possible.” (Ashley Montagu)

Because the mainstream post-industrial techno-Society most Americans live in promotes more and more chronic diseases and dubious concomitant prescription medication, this seminar will also address Eye, Emfs (wifi, cell phone, electrical appliances etc) and Teeth issues, including replacing implants with one’s own dental stem cells and healing early and mid cavity decay with holistic savor-faire techniques. Given systemic infections, heavy metal poisoning and, inter alia, BPa endocrine disrupting leaching chemicals (from different dental components like sealants), biological and holistic dentistry is a necessary tool to consider if the workshopee is serious about optimizing a healthy lifespans to 120 year and beyond.

We will also review the  “avoidance” stratagem, the list of which is extensive and important, because holistic medicine is about getting to the deep underlying causes and many of these causes are found in one’s living area, in the workshopee’s lifestyle and his-her accumulated toxic emotional scars.

Toxins are particularly relevant because many heavy metals and deleterious chemicals hinder the proper functioning of mammaliam metabolism, the repair genes, mitochondria energy system, the thyroid, the messaging molecules (cytokines, hormones, neuropeptides, neurotransmitters etc), genes’ co-factors, the microbiota and the like. One of many examples, when BPA gets on the insulin receptor,  insulin resistance is triggered, that which sets the stage for diabetes. (Source) There are hundreds of examples of this nature.

Hands-on Playful Longevity Techniques (1 hour)

“It’s not because we are old that we don’t play, it’s because we don’t play that we get old” (George Bernard Shaw)

To these corrective and balancing techniques, we will teach hands-on exercises to optimally breath, move, meditate, see and activate key energy fields, including via acu-pressure and reflexology. If time allows, we will also delve into evaluation techniques like muscle testing (kinesiology), Chinese nail and tongue testing, stool & urine analysis, metabolic body types assessment,, ear lobe examination and other holistic tools that can help to pinpoint warning signs..

Culinary & Wine Demonstration (1 hour)

(Optional, not sure yet, if not proposed, the Seminar price will be less)

(This section depends on whether or not we have access to a kitchen area)

Because Science shows that both food quality nutrition and wine are fundamentals to both health and longevity (yes, the peer-reviewed publish studies show more chronic diseases and early death risks without quality wine than with regular small amounts of quality wine), we will demonstrate how to use wine as medicine.

Thereafter, we will demonstrate how to make a longevity dish that comes from either the Mediterranean Diet, the Vegan Diet and-or the Rawfood Whole-Plant diet. These three diets can all be holistically beneficial for healthy lifespans, depending on the person’s growth, lifestyle, environment and genes. Although the mainstream Ketogenic and Paloe diets are popular these days, this Seminar will debunk most of their claims. (*)

Example for Day One: Raw Superfoods Longevity Smoothie: Making a Longevity smoothie that can help to both detoxify and nourish the body at the cellular level: Made from quality superfoods, we could prepare either a velvety soup-smoothie or a detox-boost smoothie, made from herbs, roots like maca and ginger (ginger greatly helps with bowel motility and the immune system) mushrooms, plants, , pomegranate and the like. A raw vegan chocolate mousse is another option as is a raw vanilla custard made from nuts, coconut, psyllium, avocados, dates and more.

Conclusion (Q & A) (1 hour)

“And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” (Genesis 6:3: King James Version)

In the Seminar’s conclusion, the key constituent elements that make up the Optimal Longevity Code will be reviewed. Thereafter, the Seminar is open to questions, answers and comments.

Workshop on psycho-neuro-endocrinology and hormonal balancing Workshop

The expected Benefits from attending these three one day Seminars

“The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.”  (William Osler)  William Osler was a highly respected physician, professor and writer who authored “The Principles and Practice of Medicine” in 1892, which served as the standard clinical medicine text for 40 years. Later on in his life he wrote that one of the most crippling teachings in Medical schools is this “one pill for an ill” principle.

With this above-mentioned holistic knowledge, everyone who is motivated and compliant with holistic lifestyle and most of these longevity techniques and who has not gotten into serious debilitating accidents, including surgical, radiological and drug major incidents, (1) should be able to reach the supercentenarian status without major chronic diseases, whatever the workshopee’s family history may be in terms of weak genetic links and SNPs (pronounced “snips”). (2)

In particular, the knowledge imparted, if applied, can favorably impact up to 18 biomarkers, this means to say that the workshopee’s blood pressure, sugar stability, oxygen intake, neurogenesis, immune-regulation, hormonal balance, neurotransmitter firing, cholesterol-lipid profile, oral health, heart rate variability, hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, mitochondrial function, microbiota diversity, bowel movement, deep sleep patterns and many other health and longevity biomarkers should significantly improve within one to three months if not earlier.

As a double bonus, the workshopee, if holistically compliant, will strengthen his-her bio-terrain to such an extent that she-he will be quasi-immune from contracting some of the more common chronic “civilization” diseases, in particular, the Big Five, considered to be today’s “Black Plagues”: diabetes, cardiovascular events, cancer, auto-immunity and mental disorders like Azheimers and Parkinson. And as a last double bonus, the workshopee should appear biologically younger with visible radiance and save money by getting rid of most or all of his-her “symptom” based prescription drugs, in conformity with Dr. William Osler’s recommendation (see quote above) and the exigencies of  Reason. (3)

The supercentenarian status starts at 110 years, but our human biological potential, as of this writing, has been formally determined to be around 120 years (called the Hayflick limit), the epitome of which is represented by a French Mediterranean upbeat lady Jeanne Calment who died at 122 and a half (cf she’s in the Guinness book) after experiencing a Life of purpose, enjoyment and holistic savor-faire, including via 2.2 kilos of dark chocolate each week, lots of dancing, fencing, socializing, musicotherapy, red wine and relishing in the Mediterranean Lifestyle with her daily unflappability vibe.

However, more and more research indicates that some time in the not too distant future, we may be able to tweak our genetic material, longevity pathways and wellbeing genes to prolong a healthy lifespan to beyond 140 years. (4)  But we are not there yet. We will therefore focus on what we know is achievable, a Lifespan of 120 years in relatively good shape, with all of one’s conscious awareness and major bodily functions working enough to experience Life to its fullest, what we call in France,  “La Joie de Vivre”. (5)

Christian Joubert (H.M. Institute Director)

Workshop Presenter

“Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Water, air and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopeia”. Napoleon Bonaparte

Christian Joubert: Biogerontologist from France. (Bio) (6)

Director of the Optimal Longevity Institute and Centre Mediterranéen Holistique de Vitalité et de Longévité Optimale (which organizes Optimal Longevity mountain retreats in the Summer).

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Top:  “To Life” (“L’ Chaim” in Hebrew). Professor Christian Joubert, at the international integrative oncology convention in  San Diego in 2016 toasting and “dégusting” (sipping) a small amount of red resveratrol-rich pinot wine with the conference President, Annie Brandt and her two assistants. “Wine is an appropriate article for mankind, both for the healthy body and for the ailing man.” Hippocrates 

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Workshop details

First Day Seminar: Second Week-end in May, 2018

Second Day Seminar: Sometime in the Summer of Fall.

Third Day Seminar: Sometime in the end of Summer, Fall or Winter

Location: To be determined, most likely in a Community Church

Each Session is 8 hours.

One hour for Leisure in between the 8 hours long Seminar. (Please bring your own lunch and-or snacks)

Content: All supported with Power Point Presentation and sometimes Video presentations

Price: To be fixed.

These funds will help Christian to complete a documentary on holistic oncology.

Pre-registration required:

For Info and Registration, please contact Annette

or Christian at: info@happinessmedicine.com

Top. The Presentor, Christian Joubert, delivering a Longevity Medicine talk in South California in 2016. See  also Longevity Video via this link

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Top: Tibetan Mountain Goji Berries, a favorite super fruit  among supercentenarian Chinese Taoists and Tibetan Buddhists
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition”.   (World Health Organization’s Constitution)

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Top: Ylang Ylang flower, from which is distilled one of the best aromatherapy essential oils
“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” The Dalai Lama

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Top: Rosemary, one of the Mediterranean plants that is abundant in both the Mediterranean longevity valleys and in centenarians’ guts

Reference and Precision Notes

(1). However, because in Life and medicine, there are many howevers, the body is quite resilient, especially when there is an upbeat proactive attitude and strong spirit that animates the individual. So even damaged people can achieve long lifespans, provided they embrace holistic lifestyle. In Dean Ornishes studies on the upregulating of good health genes and the down regulating diseased or “dirty” genes, he amply showed that what counts is Lifestyle and attitude. I remember him saying that the more a chronic diseased patient would practice lifestyle modification, the better his or her results measured in biomarkers.
(2). SNPs = Single nucleotide polymorphisms, frequently called SNPs (pronounced “snips”), are the most common type of genetic variation among people. Each SNP represents a difference in a single DNA building block, called a nucleotide. For example, a SNP may replace the nucleotide cytosine (C) with the nucleotide thymine (T) in a certain stretch of DNA.
SNPs occur normally throughout a person’s DNA. They occur once in every 300 nucleotides on average, which means there are roughly 10 million SNPs in the human genome. Most commonly, these variations are found in the DNA between genes. They can act as biological markers, helping scientists locate genes that are associated with disease. When SNPs occur within a gene or in a regulatory region near a gene, they may play a more direct role in disease by affecting the gene’s function.
Most SNPs have no effect on health or development. Some of these genetic differences, however, have proven to be very important in the study of human health. Researchers have found SNPs that may help predict an individual’s response to certain drugs, susceptibility to environmental factors such as toxins, and risk of developing particular diseases. SNPs can also be used to track the inheritance of disease genes within families. Future studies will work to identify SNPs associated with complex diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. (Source)
(3). Progress is not necessarily more hospitals, more drugs, more surgeries, more radiation, more hi-tech procedures, more cell phone health apps, more imagery or even more supplements and the like. Progress may be fewer of these symptomatology orienting “things”, as long as holistic science in combination with responsible public health policies and a genuine health-care system prevail. Bio-tech innovation is good. But the application of the  Fundamentals in every day life (i, e. restorative sleep, healthy nutrition, exercises, detox, purpose, emotional support, rest, quality water, chronic stress management  etc) are still the keys to Progress and so far, mainstream Government officials and their lackeys appear to be seriously deviating from both these basics and Reason.
(4). Just around three years ago, scientists from the Standord University School of Medicine  were able to tweak cells to considerably lengthen their internal telomere clocks, up to 40 times more than untreated cells. “Now we have found a way to lengthen human telomeres by as much as 1,000 nucleotides, turning back the internal clock in these cells by the equivalent of many years of human life,” said the lead scientist. (Source)  These researchers delivered a modified RNA that encoded a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. By itself, this is quite a scientific feat, but it remains a petri dish one. From a petri dish to mammals, including humans, the leap is still huge. Nonetheless, this breakthrough continues to excite many biogerontologists and geroscientists. Furthermore, to ensure that families have access to emerging regenerative treatments, a few biogerontologists are recommending  that children’s autologous stem cells should be recovered and cryo-preserved during routine dental procedures for use in future therapies and treatments.
(5). Contrarily to Jeanne Calment, no verifiable birth records were found for the mountain herbalist supercenternarian Li Ching-Yuen. However, there appears to be some credible evidence from testimonial and published sources  in the Chinese literature to support the claim that Li  lived to at least 197 years. In this workshop-seminar, we will briefly show evidence of age and some of Li’s “secrets” or “ingredients” that got him to live such a long and dense life., two of which are mountain herbs and wine. (Source)
(6). Biogerontology is a sub-field of gerontology, it is concerned with the biological aging process, its evolutionary origins, and potential means to intervene in the process. While it does share common fields of analyses as geroscience, biogerontology focuses more on the molecular and biochemical causes of aging. (For more on this topic, click here). Biogerontology is coming of age. It now seems clear that a fundamental understanding of the molecular pathways underlying age-related pathology has the potential to translate into a net economic impact of over a trillion dollars a year in the US alone and to alleviate a massive toll of human suffering. At the same time, a tidal wave of aging post World War II baby boomers is poised to begin flooding the shores of the health care system within the coming decade. It is therefore now strategic and timely for medical research to turn its attention to the molecular and cellular mech- anisms of aging and age-related disease. However, one of the largest barriers to successful intervention in aging is likely psychological rather than technological. A widespread misperception persists that modifying human aging borders on the impossible. However, this skepticism is not supported by science. There are now numerous examples of therapies based on fundamental insights in molecular biogerontology that are in clinical development, and many more such therapies are expected to unfold over time scales ranging from the near term to the more distant future. Meanwhile, we have the Fundamentals whose application can give us three to four more decades in relation to the norm.
(*) Using these two diets short term can show beneficial results because they either complete and-or avoid the excesses and deficiencies of the federal government’s MAD diet (i.e. “modern American diet”, which is a degradation of the SAD diet, ie, “standard American diet”). But long term, these two diets don’t contain enough quality plant-based fiber-rich foods and have way too much animal foods, the consequence of which has been shown to  be clinically un-safe and deleterious, even if the animal foods are grass-fed and organic. For some pathologies, like epilepsy, diabetes and certain cancers, a ketogenic diet (i.e., low carbs, higher fat) can be ok short to mid term, provided it is based on a Mediterranean regime or Whole Plant-strong diet, wherein the beneficial essential fatty acids (lipids) are increased. But any long term diet that is rich in animal protein, animal endotoxins and animal saturated fats ends up being quite damaging to healthy human longevity, as this Seminar will show.

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