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#1 ReversingMyAge

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:50 PM

I have embarked upon a quest to lengthen my telomeres.   Intermittent Fasting is one technique I am utilizing in my effort.  The type of Intermittent Fasting I am practicing is water fasts on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

 

Has anyone had their telomeres measured?  

 

Does anyone have any input and/or suggestions regarding my objective?

 


#2 KenB

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:00 PM

Hi,

 

I'm planning to use Life Length or RepeatDx. They show distribution of telomere length and percentage of short telomeres.  Another inexpensive test is TeloYears, but it only shows average telomere length. 

 

A few supplements that modestly increase telomerase are TA-65, Cycloastragenol , TAM-818. 

 

Lots of discussion about this on the longecity forums. 

 

Two books on the subject are The Telomere Effect by Elizabeth Blackburn and The Telomerase Revolution by Michael Fossel. 



#3 ReversingMyAge

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:18 PM

Hey Ken,

 

Thanks so much for your input!

 

I am unfamiliar with Life Length, RepeatDx, Cycloastragenol, and TAM-818.  I will look into all of them.

 

I read and enjoyed The Telomere Effect and will add The Telomerase Revolution to my stack of books to study.

 

I have had my ATL measured by Teloyears.  Have you submitted a sample to Teloyears?

 

My intention is to attempt to lengthen my telomeres as much as possible through natural methods (fasting, whole foods diet, exercise, meditation, sleep, etc) before exploring pharmaceuticals.  

 

I think it will be interesting to see if I am successful and if so, by how much.  I was hoping others had measured their telomeres prior to adopting a caloric restriction or intermittent fasting lifestyle so that I can get an idea of what kind of results, if any at all, can be reasonably expected by intermittent fasting. 

 

Thanks again!



#4 KenB

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 11:41 PM


That's great you got a baseline measurement. I haven't done the test yet, nor heard about it from anyone on the forums.


I think the lifestyle and supplements only slow the rate of telomere shortening.

In the future a gene therapy could be more effective. Liz Parrish, CEO of Bioviva, has reported results of her self experiment with telomerase gene therapy. You can see her interviews on YouTube. Bill Andrews (Sierra Sciences) is also pushing gene therapy trials.

I do the lifestyle measures you mentioned and also take TA-65.

#5 ReversingMyAge

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:53 AM

Thank you so much for your input.  I genuinely appreciate it.

 

I got into this based upon the Dean Ornish Telomeres Study:

 

Effect of comprehensive lifestyle changes on telomerase activity and telomere length in men with biopsy-proven low-risk prostate cancer: 5-year follow-up of a descriptive pilot study

 

The participants significantly lengthened their telomeres by lifestyle changes alone.  I read the study and thought, I could do that and more.  That’s what I’m spending the next 10 months working on.

 

TA-65 is definitely on my radar, as is HGH and Epitalon.  I wish there were more studies on all sorts of therapies and drugs related to Telomeres!



#6 Guest_Steven Moo_*

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:26 AM

My intention is to attempt to lengthen my telomeres as much as possible through natural methods (fasting, whole foods diet, exercise, meditation, sleep, etc) before exploring pharmaceuticals.  

 

 

Good job. In my point of view, by measuring telomeres from time to time is quite a "stressful" thing to everyone to look forward for a favorable answer.

One article would mention "children who sleep less may age faster at a cellular level", while some article mention Telomere length (TL) is highly heritable.

 

I suspect when we use aging, it means a process comes after an adult, while baby turning into an adult, we use "growing" instead of "aging".

 

Anyway, the aging process doesn't take one day or two, we just do not want to damage our own body cell or damage our own body immunization.

 

Example:

a. Do we not take any water while starting workout

b. Do we take sufficient water 1 hour before workout

c. Do we take water when we feel thirsty

 

 

translate into:

a. Do we want to stress ourself while starting workout

b. Do we prepare ourself that workout needs water to replenish water through sweat

c. Do we need our body to tell us what to do?

 

 

In summary, there is no easy way just by paying money for taking supplement or drugs or medicine as to answer all aging and health related problems.

For example, by taking and paying x-rays or CT-Scan, is actually damage part of the body cells in order to check for something that are more damaging cells. Therefore do not damage our cell indirectly and directly. :rolleyes:



#7 Guest_Jake Ames, MD, HMD_*

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:05 PM

I have embarked upon a quest to lengthen my telomeres.   Intermittent Fasting is one technique I am utilizing in my effort.  The type of Intermittent Fasting I am practicing is water fasts on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

 

Has anyone had their telomeres measured?  

 

Does anyone have any input and/or suggestions regarding my objective?

 

 

Urine fasting is far superior to water fasting.  See my YouTube video and my blogs on urine fasting.  You will need to fast 10-14 days for some great improvement.

Jake Ames, MD, HMD







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