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During the '90s I enjoyed many shows and movies w/a similar theme... Remember these?
- Forever Knight (see below)
- Angel (Buffy's buddy)
- Underworld Evolution (with the immensely lovely Kate Beckinsdale)
- Van Helsing (again w/the otherworldly Kate)
- Lost Boys ("Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire.") It's fun to be on TYP!
I'm an immortality-groupie... (that's why I'm here)
What are the characteristics of immortality?
--Hotness (although not required)-- (have you ever heard of a vampire with wheat-belly? of course, absolutely sunlight-resistance...)
--Zen-quality calm and fearless focus
--Absence of plaque or vascular disease or erectile dysfunction (future blog topic)
--Live forever (this is a sorta requirement)
You don't have to be bitten by a vampire to live supernaturally long... like Mr. Nicholas de Brabant of the moralistic series Forever Knight (see below). He was the reluctant vampire who preferred to drink from lab samples in his girlfriend's pathology fridge.
Telomeres are the caps at the end of nuclear DNA (chromosomes), like a strand of pearls on a necklace. The longer the strand, the longer the life of the organism and cells.
Want to experience maximal lifespan extension?
A few years ago, this discovery was made by Dr. Davis (even prior to the telomere connections) in Wisconsin. How in the world did Dr. 'D' aspire to such a cure? Why is he so divine? Divine... like Da Vinci... Someone even compared his prescient abilities in eludicating tools to eradicate plaque to the 'Nostradamus of heart disease'.. or 'even doggone spooky'... like... X-files Fox Mulder...!
Dr. D is truly an extraordinary cardiothoracic-surgeon... doing extraordinary things.
Cardiovascular risk modulators and telomere length reducers:
- Vitamin D deficiency (25(OH)D less than 50 ng/ml)
- Oxidative stress
- Psychological stress (ie, sleep deprivation)
- Estrogen deficiency
- Sedentary during leisure time
- Insulin resistance (ie, NAFLD, cardiac steatosis, metabolic syndrome, PCOS)
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes
(All of the above are modifieable factors in the TrackYourPlaque program)
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