SECRET OF ANTI-AGING
Aging is possible.
The body is designed
to heal and repair itself with the aid of proper nutrition. The body requires
two vital materials to complete this - energy and raw material. These two
requirements are needed to maintain the cell's proper functions. The body is
made up of cells and all cells are living. All living things need food. Each
cell needs the proper food to keep it strong. Cells die and replace themselves
at various intervals.
Proteins are the substances most responsible for the
daily functioning of living organisms. Destruction to proteins can be caused by
oxidation (as by free radicals) and protein-sugar reactions (glycation). Once
too many proteins lose their ability to function, the body becomes prone to
degenerative diseases and premature aging.
Carnosine, an amino acid compound, has been shown to specifically protect
against the age-related degradation of protein. Carnosine quenches the most destructive protein-oxidizing agent (the hydroxyl
radical). One study showed carnosine was the only antioxidant to significantly
protect cellular chromosomes from oxidative damage.
Antioxidants cannot completely protect proteins. Nature's second line of defense
is to repair or remove damaged proteins.
3- This is
where carnosine demonstrates its most profound anti-aging effect. Protein degradation occurs as a result of cross-linking and the formation of
advanced glycation end products (AGE). These changes figure prominently in the
processes of aging and its typical signs such as skin wrinkling and brain
4- Studies show that carnosine is
effective against cross-linking and the formation of advanced glycation end
5- Glycated proteins produce 50-fold
more free radicals than nonglycated proteins and carnosine may be the most
effective anti-glycating agent known.
The thyroid gland is the biggest
gland in the neck. It is situated in the anterior (front) neck below the skin
and muscle layers. The thyroid gland takes the shape of a butterfly with the two
wings being represented by the left and right thyroid lobes which wrap around
the trachea. The sole function of the thyroid is to make thyroid hormone. This
hormone has an effect on nearly all tissues of the body where it increases
cellular activity. The function of the thyroid therefore
is to regulate the body's metabolism.
Common Thyroid Problems
The thyroid gland is prone to
several very distinct problems, some of which are extremely common. These
problems can be broken down into
 those concerning
the production of hormone (too much, or too little),
those due to increased growth of the thyroid causing compression of important
neck structures or simply appearing as a mass in the neck,
the formation of nodules or lumps within the thyroid which are worrisome for the
presence of thyroid cancer, and
 those which are
cancerous. Each thyroid topic is addressed separately and illustrated with
actual patient x-rays and pictures to make them easier to understand.