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Live Healthy Longer – Breakthrough Proven

Extend Your Healthy Age Dramatically – Start Today – Calorie Restriction Done Right

NUTSHELL: Cut down on processed foods, simple carbohydrates and sugars. Increase intake of organic raw foods and superfoods. Read below and watch the linked video on reversing the progression of diabetes in 30 days.


While most doctors and scientists assume there is nothing we can do to fundamentally change our rates of aging, it has now been scientifically proven you can with extraordinarily simple diet changes extend your life AND stay fit throughout old age. These diet changes switch on a youth gene, known as DAF 16. And these simple diet changes will reduce your food and health care costs!


For centuries man has dreamed of living longer. Technology advancements, including medical ones such as vaccines and drugs, combined with improved sanitary living conditions over the past century, have boosted average life expectancy from 50 years to 88 longer Live Healthy Longer   Breakthrough Proven

This longevity has not meant a healthier life. In fact the extension of disease years underlies the financial crisis in health care. People are living longer, but not without intervention of expensive medical care for most people. Most people live on medication with a chronic disease today for 20 or more years. Science suggests this is completely unnecessary and essentially voluntary based on choices you control.

Professor Cynthia Kenyon has discovered why ­drastically reducing calories has such a remarkable effect. Professor Kenyon is the American Cancer Society Professor and Director of the Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging at the University of California San Francisco.


Professor Kenyon and her team appear to have discovered a remarkably simple solution everyone has access to – strategic caloric restriction diets. Professor Kenyon is a leading geneticist. She discovered and is proving through clinical research the simple secret to a long life, full of health and energy – cutting down on sugars and simple carbohydrates. Watch this video on reversing diabetes if you doubt how quickly your health can improve by changing your diet to whole raw live foods. The impact will be even more spectacular  if using superfoods daily as well. Watch this Doctor video explaining why he takes superfoods daily.

Professor Cynthia Kenyon, whom many experts believe should win the Nobel Prize for her research into ageing, has discovered that the carbohydrates we eat — from bananas and potatoes to bread, pasta, biscuits and cakes — directly affect two key genes that govern youthfulness and longevity. She made her remarkable breakthrough after studying roundworms at Cambridge after graduating with her PhD from MIT, specifically the C.elegans, a worm just a millimeter in size that lives in temperate climates all over the world.

By tweaking some of the worm’s genes, she was able to help these worms live up to six times longer than normal. ‘Not only that, but we also know how to make them stay healthy all that time as well,’ she told an audience at the Wellcome Collection in London in December 2010.

Professor Kenyon’s work has been successfully repeated in labs around the world — the genes she found controlling ageing in worms do the same thing in rats and mice, probably monkeys, and there are signs they are active in humans, too.

This work has revolutionized our understanding of ageing, explains Jeff Holly, professor of clinical sciences at Bristol University.

Carbohydrate metabolism directly affects two key genes that govern longevity and health. Professor Kenyon found that damping down the activity of just one of their genes had a dramatic effect … “Instead of dying at about 20 days, our first set of mutant worms carried on living to more than 40 days,” she says. “And they weren’t sluggish and worn out — they behaved like youngsters. It was a real shock. In human terms it was the equivalent of talking to someone you thought was about 30 and finding they were actually 60.’ With more sophisticated genetic manipulation, she now has some worms that have lived for an astonishing 144 days. An increase of that proportion would allow humans to live to 450.”


Scientists already knew how to make laboratory animals live longer and healthier lives — you just cut back their calories to about three-quarters of their normal amount.  If humans cut intake that drastically you would feel cold and hungry all the time.

But what Professor Kenyon found out was why ­drastically reducing calories has such a remarkable effect. She discovered that it changed the way two crucial genes behaved. It turned down the gene that controls insulin, which in turn switched on another gene, which acted like an elixir of life.

‘We jokingly called the first gene the Grim Reaper because when it’s switched on, the lifespan is fairly short,’ she explains. The ­second ‘elixir’ gene seems to bring all the anti-ageing benefits — its proper name is DAF 16, but it was quickly nicknamed ‘Sweet Sixteen’ because it turned the worms into teenagers. ‘It sends out instructions to a whole range of repair and renovation genes,’ says Professor Kenyon.

‘Your supply of natural anti­oxidants goes up, damping down damaging free radicals.’

These are the ­compounds produced by our body and the environment, which are linked to a host of diseases from ­cancer to Alzheimer’s. The Sweet Sixteen gene also ‘boosts compounds that make sure the skin and muscle-building ­proteins are working properly, the immune system becomes more active to fight infection and genes that are active in cancer get turned off,’ she adds.

Kenyon had stumbled on the genetic equivalent of Shangri-La, the fictional valley where people could live for years without really ageing.

Discovering the Grim Reaper gene has prompted the professor to ­dramatically alter her own diet, ­cutting right back on carbohydrates. That’s because carbs make your body produce more insulin (to mop up the extra blood sugar carbs ­produce); and more insulin means a more active Grim Reaper.

So the vital second gene, the ‘elixir’ one, won’t get turned on. To test this, last year she added a tiny amount of ­sugary glucose to the normal diet of some of her worms that had had their genes engineered so they were living much longer, healthier lives.

‘The effect was remarkable,’ she says. ‘The sugary glucose blocked the “youthful” genes and they lost most of the health gains.’

Professor Jeff Holly, who specializes in insulin-like growth factor, confirms that it is linked to cancer of the prostate, breast and colon. In fact raised insulin levels, triggered by high carbohydrate ­consumption, could underlie the onset of many of our big killers – cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Research is at its early stage, but raised insulin triggers an increase in cholesterol production in the liver, makes the walls of blood vessels ­contract so blood pressure goes up and stimulates the release of fats called triglycerides (linked to heart disease and other ailments).

Professor Kenyon’s work is ­creating a wave of excitement among drug companies who’ve been researching molecules that will damp down the Grim Reaper and boost Sweet ­Sixteen, giving us the benefits of very low-calorie diets without the ­penalties. So far, none is very near being approved.


One way to reduce insulin levels is to exercise, which makes you more sensitive to it, which in turn means you need less of it. It also gives another health benefit in a surprising way. Exercise actually increases the level of damaging free radicals which stimulates the body to produce more protective anti-oxidants.

So should we all be trying to cut back on carbs to reduce our insulin levels?

It is a suggestion that flies in the face of 30 years of health advice to have a lower fat intake and eat plenty of long-lasting complex carbo­hydrates to keep the body supplied with energy.

OWC’s research supports the best way to put Professor Kenyon’s discoveries into action is to combine a nutrient dense superfood meal replacement product with a reduction in your normal food intake and minimization of processed sugars and carbohydrates. Leading superfoods that should be part of your regular diet can be explored in this article on Top Superfoods for Men and Women.antioxidants 150x150 Live Healthy Longer   Breakthrough Proven

Dr. Rudderham’s video explains why he recommends this for most of his patients. Please visit OWC’s Shop and search the Nutrition category for Superfoods and Meal Replacements for samples of these scientifically advanced food products. While the selections we carry are not available in retail stores, you can search for reasonably decent powder concentrate products in retail health food stores and high-end natural health food stores.


There is no denying the extra­ordinary breakthrough Kenyon’s work represents and she “deserves the Nobel Prize for her findings about ageing”, says David Gems, deputy director of the Institute for Healthy Ageing at University ­College, London.

However he isn’t convinced we know enough for us all to start eating a low-carb diet.

‘The exact role of insulin in health and ageing is a promising and fascinating area,’ he says. ‘But I’m not sure the evidence for the benefit of cutting carbohydrates and keeping insulin levels down is strong enough yet.’

Professor Kenyon is not waiting for more proof to make diet changes. “Carbo­hydrates, and especially refined ones like sugar, make you produce lots of extra insulin. I’ve been keeping my intake really low ever since I discovered this.” She continued, “I’ve cut out all starch such as potatoes, noodles, rice, bread and pasta. Instead I have salads, but no sweet dressing, lots of olive oil and nuts, tons of green vegetables along with cheese, chicken and eggs. I’ll have a hamburger without a bun and fish without batter or chips. I eat some fruit every day, but not too much and almost no processed food. I stay away from sweets, except 80 per cent chocolate. You could have two completely different careers if you could stay healthy to 90,” she says. “How fascinating that would be.”


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Cynthia Kenyon graduated valedictorian in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Georgia in 1976.  She received her PhD from MIT in 1981, where, in Graham Walker’s laboratory, she was the first to look for genes on the basis of their expression profiles, discovering that DNA damaging agents activate a battery of DNA repair genes in E. coli. She then did postdoctoral studies with Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, studying the development of C. elegans. Since 1986 she has been at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was the Herbert Boyer Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and is now an American Cancer Society Professor.  In 1993, Kenyon and colleagues’ discovery that a single-gene mutation could double the lifespan of C. elegans sparked an intensive study of the molecular biology of aging. These findings have now led to the discovery that an evolutionarily conserved hormone signaling system controls aging in other organisms as well, including mammals. Dr. Kenyon has received many honors and awards for her findings.  She is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine and she is a past president of the Genetics Society of America.  She is now the director of the Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging at UCSF.

This article was written by Thomas “Tom” Cifelli, Managing Editor using these references:

The above quotes and this article originated from Jerome Burne’s article published at Professor Kenyon’s website was also referenced – Alternative Medicine and Prescription for Natural Healing were also referenced.

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