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Ageing IS NOT Like The Weather

March 4, 2017

 

Ageing is NOT like the weather!

 

We CAN do something about it.

 

Pull up a pinch of skin on the back of your hand and hold it there for a few seconds.

 

If it springs right back you are probably younger than thirty. The older we get, the longer it takes to spring back into position. This is because of the loss of ELASTIN in our skin. It is one of the main reasons for sagging skin, lines and wrinkles.

 

Every cell in our body has our genetic instruction manual, detailed in our twenty to twenty-five thousand genes.

 

The recent development of EPIGENETICS [the study of gene expression] has shown that genes do not just sit idly by and do nothing.

 

If you think of genes as the musical notes of an opera you will get the idea.

 

The music on paper is the same but different musicians play the music very differently.

 

Some notes will be played louder or longer than another orchestra playing the same music.

 

It is the same with our genetics.

 

Some genes will be loudly expressing and some softly.

 

The genes don’t change but their degree of activity does.

 

To illustrate this in reality, you might have the gene that predisposes you to develop arthritis.

 

This does not necessarily mean you will develop arthritis.

 

What it means is that you are more likely to develop arthritis than someone who does not have the arthritis story written into their opera.

 

For you to have arthritis the gene must become active enough for the biochemical events bringing on the disease to be triggered.

 

You could go your whole life without so much as a pain in the pinky.

 

This gets us back to elastin.

 

When we are young the genes controlling elastin production are operating a quite a high level.

 

As we age, the genes ‘downregulate’.

 

This lowers elastin production and our skin loses its spring.

 

Bummer!

 

Genes that produce melanin ‘upregulate’ with age, hence age spots.

 

The good news is that science has come up with ways to improve gene expression through specific botanical interventions that reset the profile to that of a much younger person.

 

There are some products now available that are proven to do this.

 

The main 'takeaway' is that you can influence your gene expression and therefore your rate of ageing.

 

Talk to your Ageing Coach for moe on this.

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