Our Aging Cells Can Be Helped

As we all begin to get older, understanding the process of our aging cells is perhaps the single most important thing we can do.

Take a minute to think about that.

We have never really been told that in the majority of cases, but if you take the time to research it yourself, you will be shocked at how important it is.

Once we get into our 60’s we have set goals that we have reached, not quite reached, or may never reach. But we all have one thing in common-we want to enjoy what life we have left.

Some of us may choose to never totally quite working, and some of us may have hit a point in life where we never have to work again and just simply want to smell the roses.

We may want to travel or simply spend time in our yard or garden, as well as time with family and friends.

Understanding Our Aging Cells

And for the vast majority of us we will all have one other thing in common; we want to spend quality time with our grandchildren.

For this reason alone, we need to fully understand our aging cells and what’s happening for several reasons and they include some of the following.

  • We need to understand how the age
  • We need to know what is happening to them
  • We need to understand why they die
  • And finally, we need to know what we can do to slow this process.

The real key to understanding this process is to first try to comprehend the sheer number of them.

We have all heard about these key components in our body and the fact that we have numerous cells that preform several different functions.

However, when you first hear that we have trillions of them, yes that is Trillions with a T, it is hard to wrap your mind around.

We may also have heard that our aging cells are what will eventually lead to our deaths at some point.

That fact maybe indisputable, but what is not indisputable, is that there may be some things we can all do to help slow it down.

We Are What We Eat

We have all heard the adage “we are what we eat” and as we age there is nothing that becomes more important.

After a couple of years of research I personally found that the first step is to understand exactly what is happening and get a full grasp of cells in general.

Our aging cells are quite interesting as they are not only extremely complex; they are also quite simple in nature.

The average healthy adult is believed to have approximately 30 Trillion cells and they are absolutely essential for us to survive.

In fact, they are considered to be the building blocks of all of our tissues and organs that allow us to live.

They are also considered to be living organisms and are the smallest of all of our body’s organisms.

Their major role is communication with each other and if they become compromised or weak, everything we do becomes compromised.

We are at a greater risk of several diseases as well as a weakening immune system that will eventually take its toll. 

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Understanding Them Is Critical

As we all begin to age, understanding this process, is again, perhaps the most important thing we can do to try to stay healthy and live as long as possible.

Here are some interesting facts about our aging cells that most people may not realize.

  • Some of them reproduce continuously
  • Some of them lay dormant waiting to be called into action
  • Some of the cannot reproduce
  • Some of them die very quickly
  • Some of them can live for years with no damage

The cells that are located in our digestive system and gastrointestinal tract for example, are constantly reproducing.

As they age and die off, they will reproduce even as we get older, if, and that is the key word, if we feed them the correct nutrients.

They must be kept as strong as possible if we have any chance to remain healthy and live into our 80’s and 90’s.

Those that are located in our arteries, for example, do absolutely nothing until they are called upon by our body’s immune system.

If we get injured by a cut, a bruise, or an insect sting for example, they spring into action to heal our body. Once activated, they will also begin to reproduce.

However, as we age, this process is also slowed down if they become compromised.

The cells that are located in our muscles and our blood supply do not reproduce, and actually have very short life spans.

A good example of this is our white and red blood cells that while they are not reproducing, they are continually being replaced by others, again, only if they are healthy.

The Different Theories

However, some of these bricks of foundation for life such as those located in our nerves and parts of our heart, can and do live for several years.

But that is where the real challenge with our aging cells comes into play. As we all get older, they begin do die off faster than our body can replace them.

That brings up the most important thing for all to understand about this process and that is what role they have with us getting older and what we can do about it.

There are several different theories, and while none of them fully explain this aging process we are entering, here are the three most studied and accepted.

  • The first theory is that aging is programmed into them
  • The second is that getting old is the result of environmental damages
  • The third is that we have never fed them properly

If any of these by themselves were 100% true, with all of our medical advances, we should have found a solution to the aging process by now, but we have not.

However, there is one major factor that none of us can ignore; we are all getting older.

As we age, all of our 30 Trillion plus cells will not preform like they once did.

Millions and even billions of them will also die. But that is not a bad thing as they are programmed to die for one simple reason; to make room.

What May Help

If they did not die, there would be no room for the new cells.

Newly made cells would have nowhere to go making this a normal part of the process. Our cells also have genes in them and this process is referred to as “apoptosis”.

Apoptosis is most commonly referred to as cellular suicide as they are literally worn out. They can only divide so many times and their genes decide this limit.

Damage such as certain types of drugs, sunlight, radiation, and free radical attacks can also kill them.

But so can poor nutrition and its impact on our aging cells.

In fact, once we hit the magic age of 60, our aging cells must be fed properly if we expect to live the kind of lifestyle health wise we have worked years for.

The foods that can make this a reality for all of us, can and do work.

However, this will be the next article on this website as it is quite extensive and very important.

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