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Kitty Antonik Wakfer
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Know what is the purpose of life?
The purpose of each person's life, whether or not s/he realizes it, is to maximize his/her (hir) lifetime #Happiness , all that sh/e seeks to attain and/or maintain. The specific actions that a person takes to produce this optimally accumulating Happiness are individual in nature. However, if a person is NOT taking actions to maintain high physical (& mental) functionality, s/he will be limiting hir lifespan and thus reducing the possible total lifetime Happiness. Additionally, if sh/e is holding contradictory values - even without full realization - optimally increasing hir lifetime Happiness will not occur. S/he will make choices that reduce the present and/or future lifetime Happiness and/or s/he will make choices that reduce the time of hir life duration.

Life Attitude, one of the 11 regimens being developed for Live120Plus.com, includes having and nurturing a strong purpose in life, in the sense of goals with actions, that encompasses enjoying life as a whole for as long as a person lives. Life Attitude is so important that if a person does not have one that includes living a highly functional enjoyable very long life, s/he will not be able to do so. In that sense, Life Attitude is the fundamental regimen for all the others that the Live120Plus.com team is developing. More at: http://live120plus.com/
 
Starting the week out with a determined attitude! #HappyMonday!
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In Case You Don't Know..
The rate of decline that occurs with increasing age is largely under a person's control once s/he understands what measures to take. An enormity of evidence-based information has come available in the past 50 years (some known for centuries by local populations), and increasingly so every week, related to actions that can be taken now to preserve good health. The optimal regimens for physical activity and nutritional intake to gain the longest possible health and life span will be one of the 11 regimen categories available when the Live120Plus.com is ready for clients.

We are currently seeking additional team members for the Live120Plus.com project. Interested in more information on joining our team or know someone who may be? See: http://live120plus.com/help-wanted
 
Did You Know? 

There is a natural decline in metabolism that starts in the thirties and it's largely dependent on simultaneous declines in muscle mass.

These changes make it much easier to gain weight (fat mass), even if you were ‘thin’ or ‘skinny’ all your life. During these critical years, everyone's metabolic rate starts to decline and having a ‘high metabolism’ no longer matters.

Although such declines with aging are inevitable, the rate at which they occur is absolutely amenable to exercise, especially resistance training.

Learn more here: http://goo.gl/YUZ8wu

#fitness   #exercise   #women   #health   #wellness   #workout  
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Fast & Furious or Slow & Steady?
20 yrs ago and more I used to devour books, reading many and quickly. For the past 14 years I've been less harried and that may contribute to my desire to linger over the books I read, savoring them like a good meal. I enjoy thinking about them, having purposefully not continued beyond a chapter, or even just a few pages, at a time - I also have very many mental activities needing attention & for which I have great interest. Maybe a certain amount of this comes with age - I have now reached 69 - and a realization that much is, or at least can be, missed with speed.
h/t +Will Burns 
 
Usually, I have a different book each day.

~Dragon Commander
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Since I have been living with Kitty (almost 14 years now), I have seen her become much more analytical in both her reading and thinking. And of course by doing so she gets much more information and ideas out of the books that she does read (which are now better chosen for substance).
I think that my ideas and methods of fundamental analysis and integration have helped greatly in this, but of course if she were not a great student and appreciator then she would not have picked it up so well. But yes, I expect that her age, experience and a happier and more complete life have greatly helped too.
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Many of these studies Jacob has listed are ones, or of the type, that the Live120Plus.com team is collecting and  "mining" for practical methods and dosages into a comprehensive set of 11 doable regimens for serious life-extension subscription clients - diet (Jacob's list) is just one.

The premise of http://live120plus.com is that if you embrace and practice every one of the hundreds of activities in every area of human health and longevity science, which 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 or to actually increase healthful longevity, then you may well be able to remain in good function 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 premise 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 is such that with currently available approaches, not all such mortalities can be indefinitely delayed).

We are currently seeking additional team members for the Live120Plus.com project. Interested in more information? See: http://live120plus.com/help-wanted
 
(A new research file citation dump: #longevity #cancer #diet #caloric #restriction #mortality )


L Yan, R. F. Lamb. Amino acid sensing and regulation of mTORC1. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2012 23(6):621 - 625.

X Wang, C G Proud. Nutrient control of TORC1, a cell-cycle regulator. Trends Cell Biol. 2009 19(6):260 - 267.

SH Lee, KJ Min. Caloric restriction and its mimetics. BMB Rep. 2013 46(4):181-187.

K Morris, American Nursing Association. Live long and prosper. Ohio Nurses Rev. 2013 88(4):10-11, 13.

SC Johnson, PS Rabinovitch, M Kaeberlein. mTOR is a key modulator of ageing and age-related disease. Nature. 2013 493(7432):338 - 345.

S Davinelli, DC Willcox, G. Scapagnini. Extending healthy ageing: nutrient sensitive pathway and centenarian population. Immun. Ageing. 2012 9:9.

SJ Simpson, D Raubenheimer. Macronutrient balance and lifespan. Aging (Albany NY). 2009 1(10):875 - 880.

J Gallinetti, E Harputlugil, JR Mitchell. Amino acid sensing in dietary-restriction-mediated longevity: Roles of signal-transducing kinases GCN2 and TOR. Biochem J. 2013 449(1):1 - 10.

S Nakagawa, M Lagisz, KL Hector, HG Spencer. Comparative and meta-analytic insights into life extension via dietary restriction. Aging Cell. 2012 11(3):401 - 409.

UN Das. When less is adequate: Protein and calorie restriction boosts immunity and possibly, longevity--but how and why? Nutrition. 2009 25(9):892 - 895.

L Fontana, L Partridge, VD Longo. Extending healthy life span--from yeast to humans. Science. 2010 328(5976):321 - 326.

DC Willcox, BJ Willcox, H Todoriki, M Suzuki. The Okinawan diet: health implications of a low-calorie, nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich dietary pattern low in glycemic load. J Am Coll Nutr. 2009 28 (Suppl 500S - 516S).

B J Willcox, D C Willcox, H Todoriki, A Fujiyoshi, K Yano, Q He, J D Curb, M Suzuki. Caloric restriction, the traditional Okinawan diet, and healthy aging: the diet of the world's longest-lived people and its potential impact on morbidity and life span. Ann. NY Acad Sci. 2007 1114(1):434 - 455.

R Pallavi, M Giorgio, P G Pelicci. Insights into the beneficial effect of caloric/ dietary restriction for a healthy and prolonged life. Front Physiol. 2012 3:318.

A J Dirks, C Leeuwenburgh. Caloric restriction in humans: potential pitfalls and health concerns. Mech. Ageing Dev. 2006 127(1):1 - 7.

B C Melnik. Leucine signalling in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and obesity. World J Diabetes. 2012 3(3):38 - 53.

M F McCarty. mTORC1 activity as a determinant of cancer risk--rationalizing the cancer-preventive effects of adiponectin, metformin, rapamycin, and low-protein vegan diets. Med Hypotheses 2011 77(4):642 - 648.

G E Fraser, D J Shavlik. Ten years of life: Is it a matter of choice? Arch Intern Med. 2001 161(13):1645 - 1652.

V. Agrawal, S. E. J. Alpini, E. M. Stone, E. P. Frenkel, A. E. Frankel. Targeting methionine auxotrophy in cancer: discovery & exploration. Expert Opin Biol Ther 2012 12(1):53 - 61.

M. F. McCarty, J. Barroso-Aranda, F. Contreras. The low-methionine content of vegan diets may make methionine restriction feasible as a life extension strategy. Med. Hypotheses 2009 72(2):125 - 128.

M. C. Ruiz, V. Ayala, M. Portero-Otín, J. R. Requena, G. Barja, R. Pamplona. Protein methionine content and MDA-lysine adducts are inversely related to maximum life span in the heart of mammals. Mech. Ageing Dev. 2005 126(10):1106 - 1114.

M. López-Torres, G. Barja. Lowered methionine ingestion as responsible for the decrease in rodent mitochondrial oxidative stress in protein and dietary restriction possible implications for humans. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2008 1780(11):1337 - 1347.

E. Cohen. Chitin synthesis and degradation as targets for pesticide action. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 1993 22(1 - 2):245 - 261.

P. Cavuoto, M. F. Fenech. A review of methionine dependency and the role of methionine restriction in cancer growth control and life-span extension. Cancer Treat. Rev. 2012 38(6):726 - 736.

E. Boedeker, G. Friedel, T. Walles. Sniffer dogs as part of a bimodal bionic research approach to develop a lung cancer screening. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2012 14(5):511 - 515.

H. Sonoda, S. Kohnoe, T. Yamazato, Y. Satoh, G. Morizono, K. Shikata, M. Morita, A. Watanabe, M. Morita, Y. Kakeji, F. Inoue, Y. Maehara. Colorectal cancer screening with odour material by canine scent detection. Gut 2011 60(6):814 - 819.

K. Yamagishi, K. Onuma, Y. Chiba, S. Yagi, S. Aoki, T. Sato, Y. Sugawara, N. Hosoya, Y. Saeki, M. Takahashi, M. Fuji, T. Ohsaka, T. Okajima, K. Akita, T. Suzuki, P. Senawongse, A. Urushiyama, K. Kawai, H. Shoun, Y. Ishii, H. Ishikawa, S. Sugiyama, M. Nakajima, M. Tsuboi, T. Yamanaka. Generation of gaseous sulfur-containing compounds in tumour tissue and suppression of gas diffusion as an antitumour treatment. Gut 2012 61(4):554 - 561.

H. Y. Guo, H. Herrera, A. Groce, R. M. Hoffman. Expression of the biochemical defect of methionine dependence in fresh patient tumors in primary histoculture. Cancer Res. 1993 53(11):2479 - 2483.

D. E. Epner. Can dietary methionine restriction increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy in treatment of advanced cancer? J Am Coll Nutr 2001 20(Suppl 5):443S-449S; discussion 473S-475S.

E. Cellarier, X. Durando, M. P. Vasson, M. C. Farges, A. Demiden, J. C. Maurizis, J. C. Madelmont, P. Chollet. Methionine dependency and cancer treatment. Cancer Treat. Rev. 2003 29(6):489 - 499.

B. C. Halpern, B. R. Clark, D. N. Hardy, R. M. Halpern, R. A. Smith. The effect of replacement of methionine by homocystine on survival of malignant and normal adult mammalian cells in culture. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 1974 71(4):1133 - 1136.

C. M. Willis, S. M. Church, C. M. Guest, W. A. Cook, N. McCarthy, A. J. Bransbury, M. R. T. Church, J. C. T. Church. Olfactory detection of human bladder cancer by dogs: Proof of principle study. BMJ 2004 329(7468):712.

D. Pickel, G. P. Manucy, D. B. Walker, S. B. Hall, J. C. Walker. Evidence for canine olfactory detection of melanoma. App Anim Behav Sci 2004 89(1):107-­116.
#cancer #caloric #restriction #fasting #methionine

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Will New Technologies Make Things Better?

These technologies, and more not yet even thought of, will be great once large numbers of individuals come to realize that a stably self-ordering society is possible rather than the coercion-based ones (governments) that currently exist. Until then, unfortunately, governments will find ways, enabled by all the scientist techies who work for them, and ultimately the Enforcers, to utilize many of these technologies to maintain and grow their dominating power.
Governments cannot do the right thing, because via their coercive methods they reduce voluntary choices and distort ALL choices away from what they would be in a society of full liberty. Understanding that government is not necessary for a stable orderly society is the first - or at least parallel - step needed.
#liberty #society #coercion #government #technology  
Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralizing power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals.  "We are seeing technology-driven networks replacing bureacratically-driven hierarchies," says VC and futurist Fred Wilson, speaking on what to expect in the next ten years. View the entire 25-minute video below (it's worth it!) and then check out the 21 innovations below. Thanks to Jenny Ryan whose Open Gar...
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This is NOT actual Carlin. See http://www.georgecarlin.net/boguslist.html for details on one on "photo".. But anyway..
Whether there are some very wealthy "owners" buying favors/privilege from #Government , is not the major point.
Gov is #coercion -based via GovEnforcers, fellow humans - not yet robots. Gov seeks to reduce voluntary choices and it distorts ALL choices AND it is able to do so because of the Enforcers.
Countering Strategy: Reduce the number of Enforcers by way of making those "jobs" undesirable: Do NOT be an Enforcer (military or domestic agencies) & dissuade others. Do NOT voluntarily associate with those who ignore reasoned logic to cease being Enforcers and encourage others to do the same. With far fewer Enforcers, Gov will be less able to do harm at home and wherever. In parallel consider this thumbnail of an alternative concept for society without government/coercion:  http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rq3b5f  Chew on the full linked paper to understand, rather than skim.
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Absolutely, yes! It is possible to run too much
per +Paul Wakfer He commented at the original: The Live120Plus.com team has found studies indicating this for years and has suspected it to be true on basic human biology grounds. And the same is true for any particular type of exercise. The optimal regimens for physical activity to gain the longest possible health and life span will be one of the 11 regimen categories available when the website is ready for clients.
I and +Kitty Antonik Wakfer regularly do HIIT, stretching, use standing desks, wear weight vests and ankle weights (me) for several hours daily, do walking, various mild exercises for particularly joints/muscle areas which we are working to strengthen or maintain and, of course, regular house and home maintenance work. We do not agree with exhausting or lengthy workouts and do not belong to any health club.
 
Is It Possible to Run Too Much?
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Mindfulness/meditation is included in Mental Activities, one of the 11 doable regimens for serious life-extension subscription clients currently being created by the Live120Plus.com team from thousands of peer-reviewed papers in a wide range of research areas that the team is collecting and "mining" for practical methods and dosages.

The premise of http://live120plus.com is that if you embrace and practice every one of the hundreds of activities in every area of human health and longevity science, which 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 or to actually increase healthful longevity, then you may well be able to remain in good function 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 premise 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 is such that with currently available approaches, not all such mortalities can be indefinitely delayed).

We are currently seeking additional team members for the Live120Plus.com project. Interested in more information on joining our team or know someone who may be? See: http://live120plus.com/help-wanted
 
Your sabbath reading: "Taming the Mind" -- an in-depth conversation about meditation with Dan Harris, author of the #1 NYT best-seller "10 Percent Happier."

http://bit.ly/1gUmg3g
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Healthy longevity does not depend solely on one's genes and need not require development of high-tech "solutions" currently in very early investigation though most only in the hypothetical phase. There are thousands of peer-reviewed papers in a wide range of research areas that the Live120Plus.com team is collecting and "mining" for practical methods and dosages into a comprehensive set of 11 doable regimens for serious life-extension subscription clients - diet and physical activity are just two.

The premise of http://live120plus.com is that if you embrace and practice every one of the hundreds of activities in every area of human health and longevity science, which 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 or to actually increase healthful longevity, then you may well be able to remain in good function 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 premise 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 is such that with currently available approaches, not all such mortalities can be indefinitely delayed).

We are currently seeking additional team members for the Live120Plus.com project. Interested in more information on joining our team or know someone who may be? See: http://live120plus.com/help-wanted

#healthy #longevity  
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What can be learned from the UW and NIA primate calorie restriction studies?

From the Nature article (linked in +Deric Bownds' blog): "In addition to the differences in age of onset and feeding protocols, other important points of difference between the studies include diet composition (UW diet was purified and high in sucrose content).." This is more like a human junk food diet but not included is the detail of the NIA study which is that those control primates were fed an improved diet (similar to Mediterranean diet for humans) ad libiutm and the intervention group was CR'd from that diet type. "[A]though modest benefits in overall measures of health and function were observed in CR animals compared with controls, a significant difference in survival was not detected."
- raising the point that an excellent diet alone provided extended health benefits to those control animals.
There is more information to be gained re. healthy human longevity from looking at the 2 studies as a whole than either one singly.
#longevity  
 
Caloric restriction and longevity.
I thought I would pass on this recent open access Nature article by the Univ. of Wisconsin group studying the effects of caloric restriction in Rhesus monkeys, studies meant to be more relevant to us humans that the mouse work showing increased health and l...
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Searcher of the truths of reality everywhere
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Dissatisfaction with "status quo", interest in "why" & "what if", willingness to prioritize, desire to keep on goin'
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    Highly functional living to age 120 & more, 2012 - present
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Virtually anything a person would reasonably want to know about me can be found via my and Paul's personal implementation portion of MoreLife

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  • University of Arizona
    Mechanical Engineering, 1981 - 1983
  • Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing, Teaneck NJ
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    college prep, 1959 - 1963
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    pre-engineering, 1977 - 1981
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Legal first name: Katherine; Last names: Antonik; previous: Antonik-Raastad
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