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Rational pursuit of optimal lifetime happiness, individual responsibility, social preferencing
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The Live120Plus project - to find all currently known therapies with reasonable evidence of human healthspan and lifespan extension, to add all such future therapies as they become available with sufficient evidence and to organize all these therapies into practically doable regimens - is looking for qualified people who will find this project exciting, challenging and useful for their own health and longevity. Anyone interested should first make a detailed examination of the summary project description at http://Live120Plus.com. Then, if still interested, you should request access to our private development wiki (http://LERDIT.org/wiki) so that you can make a much more detailed examination of our team organization and project work to date. Through this interaction with the Live120Plus Partners, you will be able to demonstrate both understanding and acceptance to work under that organization. In addition, this interaction will enable both of us to decide whether or not we can work compatibly together. After this examination and interaction, if you are still interested and if we find you acceptable from our evaluation up to that point, then you will be asked to join the team under the following briefly described working conditions:
LERDIT is an unofficial partnership that operates on a 6-month Company period. A new person is given the first 6-month salary that the LERDIT Partners (currently I and Kitty Antonik) determine from Internet research would be appropriate in the marketplace for hir (his/her) qualifications related to the work s/he will do for us and the location in which s/he lives. However, only up to a maximum of 50% of that salary may be taken as a draw, with the rest becoming an investment in the Company. In addition, after the first 6-month period all 6-month salaries are calculated as a percentage of the current salary total (obtained from the total of the starting salaries and increased by 2% every 6-months), with the percentage of that total that each person gets being hir value to the project during the past 6-months period as assessed by the Company Partners. This is planned to be our method up to the time that Live120Plus becomes profitable. We have been using this method (designed by me as a fair and just way of operating) for over 2 years now and everyone concerned is pleased with its fairness. This is all described in much more detail on the Company pages of the development private wiki to which any person(s) qualified for the work and expressing serious interest is given guest access.

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Healthful Longevity Scientific Literature Researchers/Writers Wanted

The Live120Plus project - to find all currently known therapies with reasonable evidence of human healthspan and lifespan extension, to add all such future therapies as they become available with sufficient evidence and to organize all these therapies into practically doable regimens - is looking for qualified people who will find this project exciting, challenging and useful for their own health and longevity. Anyone interested should first make a detailed examination of the summary project description at http://Live120Plus.com. Then, if still interested, you should request access to our development wiki (http://LERDIT.org/wiki) so that you can make a much more detailed examination of our team organization and project work to date. Through this interaction with the Live120Plus Partners, you will be able to demonstrate both understanding and acceptance to work under that organization. In addition, this interaction will enable both of us to decide whether or not we can work compatibly together. After this examination and interaction, if you are still interested and if we find you acceptable from our evaluation up to that point, then you will be asked join the team under the following briefly described working conditions:

LERDIT is an unofficial partnership that operates on a 6-month Company period. A new person is given the first 6-month salary that the LERDIT Partners (currently me and  Kitty Antonik) determine from Internet research would be appropriate in the marketplace for hir (his/her) qualifications related to the work s/he will do for us and the location in which s/he lives. However, only up to a maximum of 50% of that salary may be taken as a draw, with the rest becoming an investment in the Company. In addition, after the first 6-month period all 6-month salaries are calculated as a percentage of the current salary total (obtained from the total of the starting salaries and increased by 2% every 6-months), with the percentage of that total that each person gets being hir value to the project during the past 6-months period as assessed by the Company Partners. This is planned to be our method up to the time that Live120Plus becomes profitable. We have been using this method (designed by me as a fair and just way of operating) for over 2 years now and everyone concerned is pleased with its fairness. This is all described in much more detail on the Company pages of the development private wiki http://LERDIT.org/wiki to which any person(s) qualified for the work and expressing serious interest is given guest access.
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This is disgusting! What an awful way to abuse and treat a trusting child! What a good way to train a child to never trust anyone, not even those who appear to care for her.
Even if this is faked, it promotes this sort of harmful action and speaks volumes of negativity about anyone who would find this to be funny.

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Weakness and illogic of the SENS approach to ending aging

The following summary description of what appears to be the SENS approach to aging can be found as the "theme" on the home page of FightAging.org:
"Do you want to live a longer life in good health? Simple practices can make some difference, such as exercise or calorie restriction. But over the long haul all that really matters is medical biotechnology: progress towards repair and reversal of the known root causes of aging. The sooner these treatments arrive, the more lives will be saved."
The owner of this website, and apparently SENS along with most of its supporters, appear not to understand that the logic of this message is flawed in, at least, three respects.
1. There are many dozens of currently actionable practices that all have some evidence of "make some difference" towards "live a longer life in good health" and no one has ever rigorously practiced them all together. The Live120Plus project has identified 10 distinct categories of such practices, is describing in itemized form the best way to practice each and is backing these recommendations with scientific references. Denigrating this approach with "But over the long haul all that really matters" before it has even been tried is definitely flawed logic.
2. Since it is impossible to tell just when the results of "medical biotechnology: progress towards repair and reversal of the known root causes of aging" will be available with major benefits for that purpose, the second logical flaw is that many people currently alive will be dead by the time they might have been repaired and had their causes of aging reversed. Therefore, not strongly advocating the use of all possible current prevention methods (and utilizing every additional one as it becomes proven and available), is effectively "writing off" many currently over 50-60, so that there will be a higher that life extension benefits will be available to those under 50.
3. The very use of the phrase "lives will be saved" is a third logical flaw, since ultimately everyone will die. The only reasonable criterion of success for any health/life extending methodology is the increase in total healthy person-years of life that results from it. Since the Live120Plus team will be constantly updating its recommendations to include all prevention, repair and rejuvenation methods as they are discovered and verified, the Live120Plus approach, by using the best of both current and future methods for health and life extension, must necessarily optimize the total number of healthy person-years, once it becomes available and known to a sufficient number of people.
Yes, over the very long haul, medical biotechnology longevity research is of paramount importance, and it has already produced many of the currently actionable practices being organized into regimens by the Live120Plus team. However, let's not make the mistake of thinking and acting so futuristically that we forget to do everything possible in the here and now to keep ourselves in excellent vigorous health so that we are still able to benefit from the future results of life extension research whenever they become available.
In order to complete this mammoth data mining project, the Live120Plus project needs several more scientific literature researchers/writers. See http://live120plus.com/help-wanted for details.
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Original posted on the Aging page of the Advances in Medicine and Biology community.

Note: the link to Live120Plus has a typo (corrected on the community post). It should be http://Live120Plus.com


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I invite serious comments, critiques and rebuttals to the thesis described in the following paragraph, on which the approach of the Live120Plus.com project is based.

The Live120Plus thesis is that if you embrace and practice every one of the hundreds of activities and therapies in every area of human health and longevity science, which activities and therapies peer-reviewed science journal published research has shown in a mammalian or human study to reduce the risk of or to ameliorate one or more human diseases, disorders or dysfunctions, to partially rejuvenate some aspect of human physiology or to actually increase healthful longevity, then you may well be able to remain healthy with adequate function for a worthwhile life until 120 years of age (given that you are not already dysfunctional or diseased when you begin and that you carefully avoid unnecessary overt risks to your person and your health). This thesis is based on the simple logic that if you constantly work to increase the age of onset of each and every disease, disorder and dysfunction that might become the effective cause of your death, then it is not clear that and how you will ever die (although clearly the accumulation of cellular damage of one form or another is such that with currently available approaches, not all such mortalities can be indefinitely delayed).

Obviously, realizing this thesis as scientifically supported, organized yet practical regimens of action is a mammoth task that will require several dozen man years before it can be adequately ready for clients. Therefore the most urgent need of the Live120Plus project is to have several additional health/longevity scientific literature researchers/writers join the development team. All current team members are, and all new team members must be, longevists practicing some health/longevity methods, who adopt Live120Plus Team recommendations as they are developed and who will make all their practices, health assessments and parameter test results open to clients of Live120Plus. If you are interested in joining our team please read the public pages at http://Life120Plus.com, particularly the help-wanted page and follow the application instructions. If you are not qualified or interested in joining us then helping us to find people who are so qualified and interested would be greatly appreciated. The team functions as collaborative entrepreneurs (Partners and Associates) with input from everyone working on a private development wiki. We pay a combination of salary plus investment in the project, starting at industry standard levels, but after the first 6 months, based on an assessment by the Partners of each team member's contributed value during the previous 6 month period.

I invite serious comments, critiques and rebuttals to the thesis described in the following paragraph, on which the approach of the Live120Plus.com project is based.

The Live120Plus thesis is that if you embrace and practice every one of the hundreds of activities and therapies in every area of human health and longevity science, which activities and therapies peer-reviewed science journal published research has shown in a mammalian or human study to reduce the risk of or to ameliorate one or more human diseases, disorders or dysfunctions, to partially rejuvenate some aspect of human physiology or to actually increase healthful longevity, then you may well be able to remain healthy with adequate function for a worthwhile life until 120 years of age (given that you are not already dysfunctional or diseased when you begin and that you carefully avoid unnecessary overt risks to your person and your health). This thesis is based on the simple logic that if you constantly work to increase the age of onset of each and every disease, disorder and dysfunction that might become the effective cause of your death, then it is not clear that and how you will ever die (although clearly the accumulation of cellular damage of one form or another is such that with currently available approaches, not all such mortalities can be indefinitely delayed).

Obviously, realizing this thesis as scientifically supported, organized yet practical regimens of action is a mammoth task that will require several dozen man years before it can be adequately ready for clients. Therefore the most urgent need of the Live120Plus project is to have several additional health/longevity scientific literature researchers/writers join the development team. All current team members are, and all new team members must be, longevists practising some health/longevity methods, who adopt Live120Plus Team recommendations as they are developed and who will make all their practices, health assessments and parameter test results open to clients of Live120Plus. If you are interested in joining our team please read the public pages at http://Live120Plus.com, particularly the help-wanted page and follow the application instructions. If you are not qualified or interested in joining us then helping us to find people who are so qualified and interested would be greatly appreciated. The team functions as collaborative entrepreneurs (Partners and Associates) with input from everyone working on a private development wiki. We pay a combination of salary plus investment in the project, starting at industry standard levels, but after the first 6 months, based on an assessment by the Partners of each team member's contributed value during the previous 6 month period.

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Juicing is negative for health unless you also eat all the pulp at the same time - but then why not simply use a good blender (but then also see #4 below). The reasons for this are at least as follows:
1. Juicing frees up the sugars in the juiced items and increases the glycemic index of the result.
2. The valuable fiber which slows digestion (thereby lowering the glycemic index) is in the pulp removed by juicing.
3. Only the water soluble nutrients of the juiced item are retained in the juice, while other valuable nutrients remain in the pulp.
4. Juicing (and also blending) eliminates the need for chewing of the food items which is good for the gums and teeth, and causes saliva production which promotes digestion of the food.
Give juicing a chance. Here are 3 reasons why vegetable juicing should be an integral component of your nutrition plan and eight vegetable recommendations from the Juice Lady. For more information, visit: http://juicing.mercola.com/
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Weakness and illogic of the SENS approach to ending aging

The following summary description of what appears to be the SENS approach to aging can be found as the "theme" on the home page of FightAging.org:
"Do you want to live a longer life in good health? Simple practices can make some difference, such as exercise or calorie restriction. But over the long haul all that really matters is medical biotechnology: progress towards repair and reversal of the known root causes of aging. The sooner these treatments arrive, the more lives will be saved."
The owner of this website, and apparently SENS along with most of its supporters, appear not to understand that the logic of this message is flawed in, at least, three respects.
1. There are many dozens of currently actionable practices that all have some evidence of "make some difference" towards "live a longer life in good health" and no one has ever rigorously practiced them all together. The Live120Plus project has identified 10 distinct categories of such practices, is describing in itemized form the best way to practice each and is backing these recommendations with scientific references. Denigrating this approach with "But over the long haul all that really matters" before it has even been tried is definitely flawed logic.
2. Since it is impossible to tell just when the results of "medical biotechnology: progress towards repair and reversal of the known root causes of aging" will be available with major benefits for that purpose, the second logical flaw is that many people currently alive will be dead by the time they might have been repaired and had their causes of aging reversed. Therefore, not strongly advocating the use of all possible current prevention methods (and utilizing every additional one as it becomes proven and available), is effectively "writing off" many currently over 50-60, so that there will be a higher that life extension benefits will be available to those under 50.
3. The very use of the phrase "lives will be saved" is a third logical flaw, since ultimately everyone will die. The only reasonable criterion of success for any health/life extending methodology is the increase in total healthy person-years of life that results from it. Since the Live120Plus team will be constantly updating its recommendations to include all prevention, repair and rejuvenation methods as they are discovered and verified, the Live120Plus approach, by using the best of both current and future methods for health and life extension, must necessarily optimize the total number of healthy person-years, once it becomes available and known to a sufficient number of people.
Yes, over the very long haul, medical biotechnology longevity research is of paramount importance, and it has already produced many of the currently actionable practices being organized into regimens by the Live120Plus team. However, let's not make the mistake of thinking and acting so futuristically that we forget to do everything possible in the here and now to keep ourselves in excellent vigorous health so that we are still able to benefit from the future results of life extension research whenever they become available.
In order to complete this mammoth data mining project, the Live120Plus project needs several more scientific literature researchers/writers. See http://live120plus.com/help-wanted for details.
#job #lifespan #longevity  
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Excellent piece!
been thinking about this for years. Finally put my thoughts together. 
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