Survival Versus Longevity Nutrients

While ALL nutrients play an important role in your body, a functional classification differentiation was recently suggested by Dr. Bruce Ames of the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute in Oakland, CA and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“It is proposed that proteins/enzymes be classified into two classes according to their essentiality for immediate survival/reproduction and their function in long-term health: that is, survival proteins versus longevity proteins. As proposed by the triage theory, a modest deficiency of one of the nutrients/cofactors triggers a built-in rationing mechanism that favors the proteins needed for immediate survival and reproduction (survival proteins) while sacrificing those needed to protect against future damage (longevity proteins). Impairment of the function of longevity proteins results in an insidious acceleration of the risk of diseases associated with aging. I also propose that nutrients required for the function of longevity proteins constitute a class of vitamins that are here named “longevity vitamins.” I suggest that many such nutrients play a dual role for both survival and longevity. The evidence for classifying taurine as a conditional vitamin, and the following 10 compounds as putative longevity vitamins, is reviewed: the fungal antioxidant ergothioneine; the bacterial metabolites pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) and queuine; and the plant antioxidant carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, a- and ß-carotene, ß-cryptoxanthin, and the marine carotenoid astaxanthin. Because nutrient deficiencies are highly prevalent in the United States (and elsewhere), appropriate supplementation and/or an improved diet could reduce much of the consequent risk of chronic disease and premature aging.”

As their name implies, survival nutrients support your body’s basic processes of survival and reproduction.

Longevity nutrients are aimed at encouraging the body’s efforts to remain healthy and free of disease, and live for an extended period of time!

Although the researchers identified 30 nutrients that help sustain longevity, the key superstars are: Vitamin K, Vitamin D, Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and selenium.

The researchers stated that these nutrients play many essential roles in the body, including repairing DNA, maintaining cardiovascular health, supporting the immune system and preventing cellular damage due to oxidative stress.

Dr. Ames explained, “The prevention of the degenerative diseases of aging is a different science than curing disease: it will involve expertise in metabolism, nutrition and biochemistry…”

These include lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene.

Is your body getting enough?

Now the next logical question is: Are you getting enough of these longevity nutrients?

Well, chances are high that you may be lacking.

Deficiencies in both Vitamin D and Omega-3 are rampant in our society. Many of us lack Vitamin D due to limited time in the sun and sunscreen use.

Our diets don’t provide the level of Omega-3 essential fatty acids that they used to. The formerly pasture fed animals which provided a rich source of Omega-3 fats when we ate the meat, milk and eggs from the animals are now fed a grain-based diet. In the US they are often fed GMO grains to boot!

These animals now not only DON’T provide Omega-3 fats, but also instead load our bodies with inflammatory Omega-6 fats!

Also working against us is the fact that our food is simply not as nutritious as it used to be due to bio-engineering of crops and poor soil quality.

Suicide fear over “weapons grade” technology being tested in Cornwall


Now organisations, including Cornish group Villagers Against Masts (VAM), have launched campaigns to call for greater scrutiny of mobile phone technology and coverage, citing serious concerns over health risks, especially mental health. Jane Harvey, founding member of VAM, says she has deep concerns about the amount of masts needed for 5g network. Jane cites a spate of suicides at Bristol University. Over the last year or so, they have had an unprecedented number of students committing suicide. Bristol University has it’s own 5g network surrounding the uni. They use it to trial driverless cars etc.

After I posted this link on Facebook a friend wrote:

Jim Kalaitzis Being a sound engineer, and an electronics technician by trade, certain frequencies have certain effects on organic bodies and minds…

My research and studies has convinced me that this new 5G technology is not only a mental health risk, but it also has a strong potential in creating tumours in people…

This is dangerous stuff and we should not be used as guinea pigs as such appears to be so…

Beware. Research this issue and get informed of these health risks… DO NOT take things for granted.!

Chemo Damage

Chemo Damage

You can’t heal or cure cancer by killing yourself. Many doctors would never take chemo or radiation therapies.