In the early stages of anti-aging, we used to tell people: "Adhere to good health practices"; scientists had documented a gain/loss of years with each - good or bad - health practice. Example: long-time recreational drug abuse showed severe aging effects within just a few years, and resulted in an average life span of the abusers of only 39 years.

Aging research evolved further with the publishing of various Theories on Aging; the immunologic and free radical theories were the strongest ones because they - clearly - connected to disease onset/prevention. A good immune system is important in, e.g., preventing/reversing a number of immune-related diseases; cancer, for example. Free radicals - induced by pollution, wrong diet, smoking - causing damage to tissues (and with this induced diseases) were deactivated by antioxidants. Key antioxidants are vitamin E, A, the mineral selenium, sulfur amino acids, others. But more and more is DEFINITELY NOT better and better. Athletes given large amounts of antioxidants showed a SLOWING of performance. Why? Because some energy metabolic pathways are free radical based.

The real connection to aging came with the discovery of Telomeres, extensions at the end of the DNA - chromosomes - in your cells; the longest (largest # of subdivisions) at birth, and shortening by one unit with each cell division; the enzyme TELOMERASE re-sets telomeres to full length at birth. With a maximum of 54 subdivisions for humans, and not killing ourselves prematurely, by the time all 54 subdivisions were used up, this would result in a maximum life span of 110 to 120 years.

Scientists quickly discovered the connection between increased/decreased life span and good/bad health practices - now referred to as Anti-Aging Modalities - and telomere-length: good health practices sustained telomere length, and bad ones shortened telomeres. STRESS was found to be the strongest TELOMERE-shortening factor, and exercise the strongest telomere-MAINTAINING factor. From then on, longevity studies focused on telomeres, and instead of health practices, we now refer to Anti-Aging MODALITIES.

In our own longevity studies at Roosevelt U., Chicago, we compared two groups of  cancer-prone (Swiss Albino) mice: one exposed to all the wrong things (cigarette smoke, high sugar diet, tap water, no exercise or supplements), and the other pampered with all the right anti-aging modalities (from a quality diet, antioxidant supplements, to exercise, no cigarette smoke, and carbon-filtered drinking fluid). RESULTS: 100% DIFFERENCE IN AVERAGE LIFE SPAN BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS AND - MOST IMPORTANT: Repeating this longevity study WITHOUT THE EXERCISE/ACTIVITY IN THE SECOND GROUP, AND LIFE SPAN INCREASES DROP TO 50%.

Based on longevity studies,the Anti-Aging Modalities (-essential health practices-) are arranged in decreasing order:
1) Exercise/activity, 2) Detox/Environment, 3) Supplementation, 4) general Nutrition, 5) Stress Management. Detox/Environment are kept together because adults have from 30 to 50 (some even more) toxic chemicals in their bodies; they come from pollutants in the environment (plastics, agricultural/industrial chemicals, GMO herbicides and pesticides, toxins in Chemtrail (weather modification) high altitude "geoengineering" sprays that induce medical conditions. More and more of these toxins are found to be Endocrine Disruptors (mimicking unwanted Estrogen - female hormone - production in your body).

With an ever increasing number of toxic chemicals in our environment, and many of them confirmed as "endocrine-disrupting", scientists now have a more precise way of pinpointing risks. For an introduction to endocrine disruption by Prof. Theo Colborn, Florida University, A MUST VIEW VIDEO:

How Stem Cells could be our last chance to reverse Endocrine Disruption was presented by Dr. Kugler at the 2013 A4M medical congress; (click here)

The Niacinamide/sauna detox is effective in removing toxins from our bodies. The detoxing involves taking 2 (low body weight) to 3 (normal body weight) 500 mg capsules  1 - 2 hours prior to exercising. After your routine exercise program, sit in a sauna (infrared or regular) to work up a good sweat. Doing the detoxing about twice per week you can dump about 60% of toxins from your body in 6 weeks. Check out 3) - below - to see how detoxing is incorporated with treatment modalities like cancer, heart injury.

Supplementation: This is a topic far too extensive to be elaborated on here. Nowadays "supplementation" encompasses vitamins, minerals, special nutrients like amino acids, nucleic acids, herbs,  plant-based compounds, and more; keeping up with alternative and anti-aging health/medicine is the  best way to go. Find details in "LIFE-LONG HEALTH."
For adults with no specific medical conditions, a most basic program could contain probiotics, a multi-vitamin with minerals (some iron for women, none for men), some vitamin C, magnesium, and - maybe - Co-enzyme Q-10. The next step up would/could include the herb/spice turmeric, Wobenzym-N enzymes (both anti-inflammatory) and selenium. However, there is one recent major discovery - re. NO, nitrite oxide, an important molecule found in the blood  -  that is extremely important for heart and immune functions, and decreases with age. Special, and safe, supplements can bring blood levels back to normal. For details on NEO40 (click here)

THE BOTTOMLINE CLINCHER: The more of the anti-aging modalities you combine, THE BETTER YOUR OVERALL STATE OF HEALT/ANTIAGING, GIVING YOU:  a) Least rate of aging, b) Top fitness, c) Full/best cognitive functioning, d) Sexual capacity, e) Fastest Rate of Recovery from disease/injury, f)  best resistance - firewall - against health threats. The more correctly applied anti-aging modalities are incorporated, the stronger is the overall effect, and the total enhancing effect is larger than the sum of the single effects. As demonstrated in many research projects, applying the Anti-Aging Modalities in the treatment of specific medical problems (as block treatment, or adjunct to other anti-aging treatments, like Embryonic Cell Extracts) - - as we have done - -, superior results are achieved; demonstrated in multiple studies, presented at A4M Congresses and also here the "Anti-Aging Successes" section.

A NEWCOMER TO ANTI-AGING? Start with THESE - TOP 3 PRIORITY - starting points towards successful anti-aging:
a) lowering/eliminating sugar/HFCS intake close to zero, b) changing your exercise to a "circuit program" (that combines a cardio/aerobic with a lean body mass/muscle segment), and c)  if needed, building/rebuilding lean body mass.

a) Eliminate most of the sugar/HFCS from your life; excess sugars are the major risk for 6 specific diseases. The Glycation Theory had suggested risks due to excess sugar/HFCS intake, including telomere shortening. Excess sugar/HFCS intake is now confirmed as the cause of "fat and fatter" AND dramatic increases in disease risks.Limits for sugar intake are a mere 100 cal/day for women, 150 cal/day (28 grams) for men, and zero  for the sweetener HFCS (that, SEVERELY, affects liver functiions). Dr. Robert Lustig, MD, U. Calif., San Francisco, deserves credit for exposing the sugar/sweetener blunders, and listening to his YouTube presentations - GREAT SCIENCE LOGIC - is an absolute "MUST."

b) Follow an exercise program - - like Circuit Exercise - - that combines an aerobic with a lean body mass/muscle segment. This is Soooo easy: depending on what YOU are trying to achieve, you focus on the segment that will give you your preferred characteristics. Want more strength, emphasize the lean body/mucle segment, want more leaning, endurance, emphasize the aerobic segment! A key part in all this is to sustain a desired heart rate.

c) To build/re-build muscle mass your health club/gym is the starting point, and its relatively simple: At each weight station do fewer repetitions (7 - 8 instead of 10), use more weight , and do the weight exercises slow, exhaling while you apply force, and inhaling while releasing.

3) BEYOND THE BASICS: INCORPORATING HRT (hormone replacement therapy),  STEM CELLS (various types).and ECEs (Embryonic Cell Extracts)
THE NEXT STEP UP - super-fitness at any age - even 80+, 90+ - combines the anti-aging modalities with a) HRT (hormone replacement therapy, making up for deficiencies in testosterone, HGH (Human Growth Hormone), others, b) Stem cells, and c) ECEs, embryoinc cell extracts (very similar - organ-specific - to SCs), according to Dr. Ulrich Friedrichson, MD (formerly Tuebingen and Heidelberg Us, Germany.
Taking testosterone requires an understanding of testosterone metabolism and function to avoid problems like testicular atrophy. The key points are discussed in LIFE-LONG HEALTH, Ch. 4, and/or contact A4M to find a hormone-replacement certified doctor.
For further reading:testosterone:
Dr. Nick Delgado, PhD:  (click here)      Dr. Chris Meletis, ND: (click here)

STEM CELLS: There are several types: the most effective ones are those we had when we were born, and with full telomere length.; Oregon U.. just recently found a way to make them viat nuclear transfer; NTSCs. ADULT SCs (less potent than the embryonic SCs we had when born, due to now much shorter telomeres), collected from your own body, and successfully used to prevent knee replacements, facial regeneration, others; for updated info check http://www.worldhealth.net/FORUM .
NTSCs - Embryonic stem cells - the ones we had when we were born, and with full telomere length: Just recently scientists from the gynecology dept. at Oregon University made NTSCs; an excellent piece of work. How scientists are working on making embryonic, person specific, able to REVERSE aging, NTSC (nuclear transfer stem cells) and the amazing age-reversal in animal models, are the topics of Part III in LIFE-LONG HEALTH, also detailed  at  (click here)
The next best thing to NTSCs are ECEs (embryonic cell extracts, according to Dr. Friedrichson, MD, PhD, Heidelberg University, Germany.For how we used them - successfully - in heart and cancer recoveries (click here) ECEs also work well when rebuilding lean body mass - muscle - s indicated.

AN INTRODUCTION TO EMBRYONIC ORGAN-SPECIFIC CELL EXTRACTS- next best thing to stem cells - according to Dr. Ulrich Friedrichson, MD, PhD, Heidelberg and Tuebingen Universities, Germany:
At the emergency section of the University Hospital of Aschaffenburg, Germany, a woman was brought in whose thyroid was badly cut/injured in an accident. She had already gone into convulsions, and – at that time – there was nothing medicine had for her. In an adjacent laboratory Dr. Paul Niehans was studying tissue transplants. As a last resort, Dr. Niehans took the thyroid from a sheep embryo, minced it up in a physiologic salt solution, and injected the woman with it. Within minutes the convulsions ceased, and the woman survived. This was the beginning of a therapy, later known as “Dr. Niehans Zelltherapie” - - injections of organ-specific embryonic tissues from sheep or pigs to revive, regenerate, injured, diseased, or prematurely aged organs.
Since "Zelltherapie" had shown impressive results (including immune enhancement with thymus cell injections, and successful treatment of Down’s Syndrome children, with a doubling of IQ), a team of researchers at Heidelberg and Tuebingen Universities set out to pinpoint the active components in these embryonic cells. This research concluded with the development of embryonic organ-specific cell extracts that contain low molecular weight peptides, nucleic acids, and growth factors. A dear friend of mine, Dr. Ulrich Friedrichson, MD, PhD, was a lead researcher in these studies. These were also the cell extracts I used for my own heart recovery, as described in the introduction of my book “LIFE-LONG HEALTH,”, and presented at the December 09 A4M medical congress. These cell extracts are not the panacea for everything, but they work very well in conjunction with other treatment modalities. Embryonic cell extracts from heart tissue helps patients with heart conditions, cell extracts from thymus and mesenchyme help patients with cancer, pancreas cell extracts help patients with diabetes, etc., etc. There are cell extracts for every organ/tissue, including muscle, eyes, nerves, cerebrum, liver, kidneys, and more. Combinations of special cell extracts are even used on Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s patients; they work very well, and after several refinements are referred to as “the next best thing to stem cells,”   having amazing healing potential, and with none of the negative side effects of prescription drugs.

Anti-Aging medicine quickly moved into the # 1 position among medical disciplines. Much of this was due to A4M - American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine - Dr. Ron Klatz, DO, MD, founder and president, holding congresses (with CME credits) worldwide. In the US these congresses are held in the earlier part of December in Las Vegas, and another one in the Spring in Orlando. These congresses were so successful that membership soared to the present 35,000+; starting in 2007, A4M congresses are also being held in countries worldwide.
Learn more about A4M, specialty accreditation sessions for health professionals (like hormone replacement, testosterone - for men AND women, HGH, HCG, etc.) taught at every Congress, (click here).  At  their site also go to "FORUM" to find documentation for amazing treatments, theories, and anti-aging discoveries, from stem cell applications, to hormone replacement, detoxing, endocrine disruption, super-fitness at any age, and more.

THE - scientifically dishonest/hypocritical - science/pseudoscience of mainstream ADDICTION medicine.

FOR A BETTER, AND COMPLETE, UNDERSTANDING OF ALL THE - detailed - ANTI-AGING MODALITIES, you'll have to do some additional reading.
While the manufacturers of addictive drugs/painkillers- like talking from a high horse - spout some facts about addiction, they actually push for ever increasing sales, thus creating a nation of addicts.

DR. KUGLER'S E-BOOK"LIFE-LONG HEALTH; learn how to control your genes to stay Young with Age" is available at the nonprofit price of only $ 1.99 from Barnes & Noble: (click here)

Step I: watch the trailer for "AMERICAN ADDICT 2" by UCLA professor Gregory Smith, MD: (click here) (which will - hopefully - stimulate you to get/watch the full-length movie).
To really break free from this addiction, read "The Addicted Brain, and How to Break Free" by Hyla Cass, MD. To get the book: (click here)