Slowing down the ageing process, anti-ageing examples, genetics and more

The idea of an earthly “fountain of youth”, apparently having been around for centuries (according to the article, “Fountain of Youth” by Willie Drye from, hints at an enduring human desire to remain youthful in appearance at a chronologically advanced (old) age.

Many may resort to Botox and plastic surgery in pursuit of this—surface things; the mere “treating” of symptoms; but obviously there’s more going on with the ageing process than lines, wrinkles and loose skin; and it doesn’t just involve the skin (one of the organs of the body).

Below I provide information about ageing and slowing down the ageing process that you may not only find enlightening, but inspiring too.

Quick link:

    1. What is the ageing process?
    2. People age at different rates
      1. Accelerated ageing
        1. Some US presidents from history
          1. Some US presidents and stress
          2. Do you think the photos are misleading?
      2. Decelerated ageing
        1. Elizabeth Peyton-Jones
        2. Abigail O’Neill
        3. Pamela Jacobs
        4. Chuando Tan
        5. The Taiwanese Hsu family
    3. Asian people and ageing
      1. There’s a pattern
        1. The pattern is seemingly non-exclusive to Asians
        2. Only two non-Asians discussed in sections 2.2.1-2.2.5?
    4. Genetics, skin types and ethnicity
      1. Skin types and melanin
        1. Sun exposure and ageing
      2. Bone structure and ageing signs
      3. Genetics and Dr. Caroline Leaf
        1. The Methuselah gene
    5. Conclusion
    6. Additional information


1) What is the ageing process?

What is your understanding of what it means to age? Do you see it just as a chronological number that keeps moving up the same time each year (with the usual physical changes tagging along)? Or do you see it to some extent as physical change in response to a combination of environmental, biological and circumstantial factors?

What comes to mind when you see the words “ageing process”? I can imagine a lot of you will be thinking in particular about lines, wrinkles, eye bags, hair loss, grey/white hair, weight gain, loose skin, frailty, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss and glasses. Although people don’t all experience all of these things as they get older, a number of them (I’d think the ones in bold above) are inevitable for people who live long enough on this earth.

Not bearing in mind chronological ageing, progressive deterioration of the body, although greatly simplified, is another way to describe the biological ageing process; and one thing you’ll notice about this process is that its symptoms and/or the process itself doesn’t occur altogether at the exact same rate for everyone.

2) People age at different rates

2.1) Accelerated ageing

I guess most of you reading this already have some kind of an idea that certain things can speed up the ageing process, making one look older than otherwise would be the case.

2.1.1) Some US presidents from history

On the article, “Side Effects Of Presidency Shown In Before And After Pictures Of 10 U.S. Presidents” by Lina D. from, there are a number of paired images of certain US presidents from history. For each president, apparently one image is of him from around the beginning of his presidency; the other from around the end of his presidency.

A number of them look like they aged remarkably during their times in office. For example, you might say it appears as though Abraham Lincoln aged 20 years in the space of just around 4 years; and Franklin D. Roosevelt, 30 years in around 12 years. Some US presidents and stress

If both Lincoln and Roosevelt did age prematurely during their times in office, it’s not that hard to image why… The American Civil War, the Great Depression and the Second World War are some things that came to mind—events and times in history that one can imagine were particularly stressful, especially for the US presidents directly involved.

It looks like stress is one of the factors responsible for prematurely ageing people. The article, “Ask the doctor: Does stress make us age faster?” by Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D. from, says that prolonged stress causes the ageing process of human body cells to accelerate, specifically by hastening the shortening of the telomeres located at either end of the chromosomes within the cells. And the article, “Aging and stress” by Chris Woolston, M.S. from, refers to a particular study claiming that stress can measurably and significantly age cells in the immune system. Mr. Woolston says in this latter article that researchers have a theory that the hormones adrenaline and cortisol (produced in conjunction with stress) are possibly causing telomeres to shorten faster.

If stress is “one of the factors” (quoting myself), what are the others that might be causing people to age faster? What other factors might have prematurely aged Mr Lincoln and Mr Roosevelt? If you don’t know yet, here’s a clue: This would be a relatively uninformed guess on my part, but it would seem not that far-off to imagine that these two presidents would have been seriously lacking time and energy to pay particular attention to many aspects of self care. Do you think the photos are misleading?

Perhaps some of you are of the opinion that ageing is entirely determined by genetics and that these men would have looked the same regardless of stress, etc. Maybe you’d argue that the quality of some of the images is a deceptive factor, misleadingly making it appear as though they prematurely aged.

If that last one is your opinion, I’d think you still agree that it looks like they aged prematurely, regardless of whether or not you think the images are misleading. That being said, let me encourage you to both (a) remember what else these two former presidents had in common and (b) bear in mind the things said in this paragraph as you read further.

Not that appearances are never misleading, but some of the things they often do is reveal the truth of a matter and give one clues pointing in that direction.

2.2) Decelerated ageing

On the one hand, according to appearances, Mr Lincoln and Mr Roosevelt would seem as though to have aged prematurely; and on the other hand, there are other people who would seem as though they succeeded in slowing down the ageing process—according to appearances (and more recent photos).

Whereas the aforementioned US presidents had the same office in common, the following people have had a number of diet and lifestyle factors in common:

2.2.1) Elizabeth Peyton-Jones

The article, “Find out what this woman eats to look 20 years younger than she is” (by Fiona Macdonald-Smith from, says that (at the time of the article’s publishing in 2015) Elizabeth (currently living in London, England according to her Facebook account) is both a naturopath and a herbalist and looks like she’s still in her 30’s at age 49.

According to the above article by Fiona Macdonald-Smith, Elizabeth (at around the time of the article’s publishing):

    • believes that people can preserve their youthfulness through eating healthy
    • has, among other things, an emphasis on vegetables, nuts and herbs (and variety thereof) in terms of her idea of what a healthy diet is
    • favours the elimination of processed foods (such as those with processed sugars, salt and unhealthy fats) from one’s diet
    • favours cooking that involves the maximum retention of nutrients and antioxidants in food
    • favours organic carrots and avoiding pesticides (which suggests that she herself has a habit of eating more than just organic carrots)

The title of one of Elizabeth’s published books is (suggesting that she herself has practised all of the things mentioned therein):

    • Cook Yourself Young: Improve Your Skin & Hair, Sleep Better, Look & Feel Younger with 100 Easy Recipes (published with Quadrille Publishing Limited in 2015)

According to the article, “How to eat yourself young” (published in 2013) by Sonia Juttla from, Elizabeth, at the time of the article’s publishing:

    • favours replacing wheat with spelt or rye
    • encourages one to exercise in order to burn consumed carbohydrates and avoid poor sleep (there’s more about sleep)

In the article, “The anti-ageing diet that will help you drop a decade” (published in 2012) by Elizabeth Peyton-Jones herself from, Elizabeth names five things that can accelerate ageing, among which she mentions oxidation, claiming that:

    • a level of significant exposure to UV rays, among other things, can damage both the structure of cells and the DNA (thereby suggesting that she has a history of protecting her skin from UV rays) in our bodies through oxidative stress by means of an increased presence of free radicals (she makes a reference to evolution in the section of her article concerning oxidation, claiming that the human body has evolved to handle oxidative stress, but I am a creationist who thinks that, in a biological sense, there is limited flexibility allowed in the human body, in the sense that certain physical adaptations in response to altered environmental factors are possible—see information below about Dr. Caroline Leaf and genetics)

According to Elizabeth Peyton-Jones’ article (from mentioned above, Elizabeth (at around the time of the article’s publishing):

    • favours animal protein sources that are organic (once again suggesting that she herself eats organic foods)
    • calls stress a toxin, which suggests that she has a history of trying to manage her own stress

2.2.2) Abigail O’Neill

In the article, “This 44-year-old mother-of-three reveals an anti-ageing secret that doesn’t cost a penny” from, Alice Howarth, the author, claims that Abigail (from Australia) maintains a modelling career, and that she has a radiant, wrinkle-free appearance, despite her age and child-bearing history.

According to Alice Howarth in her article mentioned above, Abigail:

    • has practiced hydrotherapy with cold showers for most of her life, which Dr. Eric Berg DC—”Health and Wellness Center” CEO and author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning, according to his “Facebook Page”, Dr. Eric Berg—describes as cryotherapy in the “YouTube” video, “The 7 Benefits of a Cold Shower” from the “YouTube channel”, Dr. Eric Berg DC (he claims in said video that this form of therapy can, among other things, reduce inflammation, increase the presence of antioxidants in your body and help your metabolism)
    • has a long history of consuming organic food and superfood supplements
    • doesn’t normally wear sunscreen, but practices caution in relation to the sun’s rays

In her blog post “How I got this face without botox” (from, Abigail encourages readers to (among other things):

    • eat lots of organic fruits and vegetables
    • get 7 or more hours sleep
    • have less stress
    • exercise

2.2.3) Pamela Jacobs

In the article, “The 52-year-old who really DOES look like she is in her twenties: Mother says sunscreen and coconut oil are secret to her very youthful look” by Ruth Styles from, the author says that Pamela (at the time of the article’s publishing in 2015) credits her youthful appearance partly to:

    • her mostly healthy diet, which includes protein and a significant amount of vegetables (for example, leafy greens)
    • exercise, such as “body conditioning [classes]” (the author of the above article also mentions yoga as another example, but I would neither recommend nor promote it, since I think that it’s not just exercise, but a combination of both Buddhism and exercise (I am Christian))
    • her genes (more on genetics below)

According to Ruth Styles’ article (from mentioned above, Pamela (at around the time of the article’s publishing):

    • consumes organic eggs, organic oatcakes and organic dark chocolate; and uses organic coconut oil (which suggests that she has a preference for organic foods)

According to this article by Kayla Keegan from, Pamela (at the time of the article’s publishing in 2015) believes that the following things have partly contributed to how youthful she looks and feels:

    • her extensive use of coconut oil (for example, as a sweetener in place of processed sugar for her coffee, and as a moisturiser)
    • her considerable use of sunscreen

Kayla Keegan, the author of the above article, claims that Pamela said that she:

    • refrains from eating wheat (in the “YouTube” video, “Wheat – Health Destroyer or Body Healer?” from the “YouTube channel”, Dr. Eric Berg DC, Dr. Berg says, among other things, that wheat in America has been modified to the extent that it is—at the time of the video’s publishing in 2012—unhealthy to consume and capable of causing various kinds of disease in the body)
    • abstains from fruits that are high in sugar (in the video description of the “YouTube” video, “If Sugar is so Bad, then Why is Fruit so Healthy?” from the “YouTube channel”, Dr. Eric Berg DC, Dr. Berg claims that fruits have been modified so that they have a higher sugar content)

Pamela Jacobs can be seen having made a comment here on “Instagram” (I’m relatively unfamiliar with the platform, but my guess would be that this is a comment on a photo that she posted on her own “Instagram” account) that makes it appear as though she regularly:

    • tries to get around eight hours of sleep

2.2.4) Chuando Tan

The unspecified author/s of the article, “How a Man That Looks 20 at 50 Lives and What His Diet Is Like” from, claim/s that Chuando (at the unspecified time of the article’s publishing) is a 51-year-old Singaporean photographer who has the following lifestyle habits:

    • his breakfast consists of six eggs (minus 4 yolks) and milk—avocado and berries included at times
    • for dinner he has a salad consisting of greens
    • his other meals include chicken, fish soup, vegetables and rice
    • he tries to sleep well

According to the article, “Lunch With Sumiko: How does Chuando Tan, 51, look like this?” by Sumiko Tan from, Chuando (at the time of the article’s publishing in 2017), among other things:

    • abstains from alcohol, coffee and tea (if he isn’t drinking tea and coffee that means he isn’t consuming the processed sugar that might otherwise have been included with those things)
    • is not a smoker
    • exercises diligently (weight-lifting/resistance training)

2.2.5) The Taiwanese Hsu family

According to the article, “63-Year-Old Mom With Her 41, 40 And 36-Year-Old Daughters Stun The World With Their Youthful Looks” by Rūta Grašytė from, there is (at the time of the article’s publishing—it’s apparently been about 2 years since it was published) a Taiwanese family that looks so impressively youthful for their chronological ages that the Taiwanese media has been referring to them as a family whose ages do not change.

What do they do differently to other people? The above article says that (at the time of the article’s publishing) they consume:

    • water (that on it’s own may not seem that impressive, but it would appear as though they all drink lots of it, since two of the family members apparently promoted drinking a lot of water; and if they’re drinking lots of it, one can assume that means they’re drinking a lot less unhealthy drinks, such as Coke)
    • vegetables (from the context and way that it’s said, one can imagine that it’s more than just a small helping here and there—which may be more than the average Westerner eats)

The above article says and/or implies that:

    • one of the Hsu family members thought it was also important to moisturize the skin in relation to preserving one’s youthful appearance

The author (Sarah Robinson) of the article, “You’ll never believe which member of this family is actually the mom” (from, says that one of the Hsu family members “recommended”:

    • keeping to an exercise routine
    • the consumption of lots of fruits and vegetables

The author of this article by Tracey You from quotes one of the Hsu’s as having said, among other things, that she:

    • routinely goes to bed early and starts the day early (early to bed means more sleep during the darker hours—Dr. Berg says in the “YouTube” video, “How to Sleep Super Fast – MUST WATCH!” (from the “YouTube channel” Dr. Eric Berg DC), that darkness causes hormones to be released in the body that facilitate sleep)

Tracey You, in the above article, claims that another Hsu said, among other things, that she:

    • has been attempting to abstain from sugary drinks (and going by some photos of her, one can imagine that she failed a few times)

According to a few paraphrases in the above article by Tracey You, the youngest Hsu (at about the time of the article’s publishing in 2017):

    • regards UV protection as the most important aspect of skincare
    • learned a significant amount of what she knows about skincare from her sister (which one might take as a hint or a clue that the Hsu’s are probably doing all or most of the same things mentioned in bold in this section, especially considering certain apparent aspects of East Asian culture mentioned below)

3) Asian people and ageing

You may have noticed that most of the apparently age-anomalous persons mentioned here are Asians. Such individuals are not that hard to find—do a quick Google search to see what I mean.

So if there’s a widespread perception among people that the average East Asian tends to age at a slower rate than the average Westerner (for example), as one may perceive the article, “Three Ways Asians Practice Self Care” (by Cynthia Kim Beglin from, to say, it’s not that surprising, I’d think.

3.1) There’s a pattern

What do you think of this phenomenon? Would you say it’s all down to genetics and skin pigmentation?

According to Cynthia Kim Beglin’s article (published in 2019) mentioned above, there’s a certain pattern that goes something as follows (and it looks like she’s either chiefly or exclusively talking about Asian women):

    • youthful looks: A lot of East Asians look young for their age
    • diet: Fast food is a lot less popular in East Asia than in the US; and most people in East Asia eat healthier than most Americans (one of the diet-related things mentioned on Cynthia Kim Beglin’s article is a balanced diet)
    • lifestyle: in terms of physical self-care, it’s probably the case that most Asians have healthier lifestyles than most Americans (one of the lifestyle-related things mentioned on the aforementioned article includes moderate exercise; Eastern meditation—the one that apparently involves blanking out the mind—is mentioned, but I would not promote it since I believe that it is harmful, even though it may seem to have one or more beneficial effects)
    • protection from UV light: due to an established preference among many Asians for paler skin (which they perceive to signify higher class or status in their culture/s—for example, not a manual labourer), they tend to take significant measures to preserve their skin in relation to UV light

According to the article, “10 Reasons Why Asians Are so Slim” (by an unspecified author/s) from

    • the typical Asian diet consists in part of a large amount of vegetables.

3.1.1) The pattern is seemingly non-exclusive to Asians

So the above pattern in relation to the lifestyle choices of many East Asians can be interpreted and/or expressed in a more simplified manner to say as follows:

A healthier lifestyle (for example, exercise, better stress management & a healthier diet (for example, either less or no fast food; more vegetables; and smaller portion sizes)) +

sun protection (for example, regularly applying sunscreen and other UV protection measures) =

a more youthful appearance (appearing as though chronologically younger than people think one normally looks or should look by a certain age)

But how does this pattern compare to both the lifestyle choices and appearances of Elizabeth Peyton-Jones, Abigail O’Neill and the others discussed under the sections 2.2.1-2.2.5 above (under ‘Decelerated ageing’ above)?

Gathering from the relevant aforementioned sources, it would seem like a reasonable thing to assume that at least 7 out of 8 (87,5%) of these individuals (including both of the non-Asians) do all of the following:

    • consistently eat a mostly healthy diet (partly consisting of a significant amount of vegetables)
    • avoid processed foods (like one would find at many fast food restaurants, for example)
    • try to sleep well on a consistent basis
    • do some kind of regular exercise
    • often practise caution in relation to UV rays
    • lower their stress

It appears as though at least 3 out of 8 (37,5%) of these persons—namely Elizabeth Peyton-Jones, Abigail O’Neill and Pamela Jacobs:

    • are likely all regular consumers of organic foods such as concerning animal protein sources, fruits, vegetables, etc.

As one can see, there are key similarities between (a) certain lifestyle choices and the appearances of the two non-Asians discussed under the sections 2.2.1-2.2.5 and (b) certain aspects of Asian culture and a reputation Asian people have for appearing as though younger than their chronological age.

3.1.2) Only two non-Asians discussed in sections 2.2.1-2.2.5?

At this point you might be thinking my mother dropped me on my head when I was a baby since 6 out of 8 of the persons discussed in the sections 2.2.1-2.2.5 are ethnically Asian (including Pamela Jacobs, who is of South Asian descent according to Ruth Styles’ article from already mentioned above), with the exceptions of Elizabeth Peyton-Jones and Abigail O’Neill.

Consider the following:

    1.  Elizabeth and Abigail aren’t the only non-Asians one can find who look as though they’ve cheated the ageing process (they’re examples), although it would seem as though people of European descent in particular are harder to find to fit in this category.
    2. Do I need to discuss more than two non-Asians in the aforementioned sections?
    3. Although they’re mostly Asians discussed in these sections, which may seem contradictory to a point I was trying to make, their lifestyles under the “microscope” (not a quote) can serve to (a) highlight key similarities in comparison between the six Asians and the two non-Asians; and (b) serve as a cross reference between certain lifestyle choices of the six Asians and certain aspects of Asian culture in relation to self-care

4) Genetics, skin types and ethnicity

The pattern discussed above (under the section “There’s a pattern”) is arguably true to an extent as there does appear to be differences in how people from different ethnicities tend to age (as you may have concluded from it apparently being easier to find age-anomalous people of Asian descent than age-anomalous people of European descent).

Although lifestyle does have it’s part in determining how well people age, it’s not all lifestyle. There are other factors that also have their part: for example, one’s skin type and ethnicity also determine how one ages—this means that the same level of input in terms of healthy lifestyle will not have all the same results for everyone.

Most people reading this may see genetics as one of those things that they have no control over, but some of you may be surprised at information on this topic below.

4.1) Skin types and melanin

You may all be familiar with the sayings “Asians don’t raisin” and “black don’t crack” (both quotes are from the article by Soo Youn mentioned below)—sayings seemingly referring to how Asians and black people seem to age differently in comparison to white people. It looks like these sayings are supported, to a degree, by science.

According to the article, “Black Don’t Crack? Asian Don’t Raisin?” (by Soo Youn) from, melanin is a dark pigment in the skin that offers a form of natural protection from damage to the skin due to exposure to the sun. So the darker your skin, the more melanin you have in your skin, and the more natural protection you have from sun damage to your skin.

4.1.1) Sun exposure and ageing

It looks like UV light is one of the biggest causes of outward ageing in people. The article, “Just How Much Does The Sun Age Your Skin?” (by an unknown author/s) from, claims that “sun exposure is responsible for most of the visible ageing of your skin” and that this idea is supported by the results of quite a few different scientific research papers.

If exposure to UV rays is one of the prime causes of ageing in people, that would seem as though to partially explain why Asians and black people seem to age differently in comparison to white people.

4.2) Bone structure and ageing signs

Soo Youn’s article, “Black Don’t Crack? Asian Don’t Raisin?” (already referred to above) from, quotes a plastic surgeon (Michael Dobryansky, M.D.) as having said that people lose bone and soft-tissue (such as fat) as they get older. He says or implies that one sign of ageing is a face that is less full, or one that has less fat underneath the skin.

This same doctor is quoted as having said that it’s normally the case that the bone structure of an Asian face is wider than that of a white person’s face, and that this results in the loss of soft-tissue in ageing Asian faces being less obvious than with ageing white faces.

4.3) Genetics and Dr. Caroline Leaf

It’s been a fashionable idea in recent times to view one’s genetics as either an entirely or almost entirely fixed thing that one inherits from one’s parents (Leaf 2013:51-52). “Communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist” (according to the “About Dr. Leaf” page on, Dr. Caroline Leaf doesn’t agree with this idea or these ideas and has other things to say about genetics in her book Switch On Your Brain (published in 2013 by Baker Books in Grand Rapids, MI).

In this book she speaks about epigenetics, a science that has to do with the ability we have to change both our brains and bodies by means of our thoughts and choices (Leaf 2013:55-56). She describes how the choices we make and the things we choose to think about create signals that initiate a process called genetic expression, whereby proteins are assembled within our cells according to “the genetic instructions in our DNA”—a process we have “up to 90 percent” control over via our thought life (Leaf 2013:47;48;55;56).

Describing these signals in her aforementioned book—signals she says “researchers estimate that 90 percent of genes in the DNA are working with”—, she says that they can originate from both inside and outside the body; and some of the sources she specifically mentions are food and toxins (Leaf 2013:49).

Interestingly, she also says that certain choices such as those involving toxic thinking or the consumption of unhealthy food can interfere with one of these signals and cause genetic expression and subsequent protein formation to happen incorrectly (Leaf 2013:48).

In this book, Dr. Caroline Leaf mentions a study done with mice demonstrating how genetic expression can be influenced by such a signal (Leaf 2013:57). The mice “had the agouti gene, which caused them to be fat, have a yellow coat, and have an increased incidence of cancer and diabetes (Leaf 2013:57).” The mother mice, shortly before giving birth, “were fed a nutritional chemical called a methyl group (which “acts as a methyl donor”, suppressing genetic expression (Leaf 2013:57)) in the form of a B vitamin (Leaf 2013:57)”. As a result, their offspring failed to become fat and neither did they inherit a yellow coat (Leaf 2013:57).

4.3.1) The Methuselah gene

This article (already mentioned above) by Soo Youn from makes mention of a Methuselah gene which is associated with people who look young for their chronological age.

Gathering from what Dr. Caroline Leaf has said in her book, Switch on Your Brain, this particular Methuselah gene might be included among the number of genes that people can turn on themselves by means of appropriate signals (resulting from appropriate choices)—Dr. Caroline Leaf says in her book mentioned above that “genes are dormant until switched on by a signal” (Leaf 2013:56).

For example, one’s mostly eating a healthy diet consisting of non-processed foods rich in nutrients, consistently keeping to a healthy exercise routine, regularly getting adequate sleep and regularly keeping one’s stress levels down might cause the Methuselah gene to be activated in one’s body.

Another way of looking at this Methuselah gene is that it might be one activated on the condition of an overall higher level of correct genetic expression and protein formation due to a lack of interference with the initiating signals—such as from the consumption of unhealthy, highly processed, nutrient deprived food and other unhealthy habits.

“When there is interference with this signal (for example, thinking a toxic thought or eating unhealthy food), genetic expression does not happen correctly and then proteins do not form like they should (Leaf 2013:48).”

Referring back to Pamela Jacobs discussed earlier, there was some interesting information she apparently shared about herself in relation to her family members. This article (already mentioned above), by Ruth Styles from, paraphrases Pamela as having said that (at around the time of the aforementioned article’s publishing) her mother and siblings also appear as though younger than their chronological ages. This article (already mentioned above) by Kayla Keegan from quotes Pamela as having said that her mother applied coconut oil to the hair and skin of both her and her siblings and that she continued with it later.

So it looks like the following things have happened:

    1. The Methuselah gene has been activated in Pamela’s gene pool
    2. It was activated through healthy tradition that Pamela’s mother might have learned in turn from her mother

As one can see by additional information on my article about Pamela, she’s apparently been doing more than just use coconut oil. So what else did she learn from her mother and then continue with herself?

5) Conclusion

Your lifestyle can play a part in determining how young or old you look years down the line, and perhaps there are some of you who don’t really care so much about that at this time. Not that this article is meant to inspire you to go and make an idol out of your body or unwisely make fleshly youthful appearance too much of a priority in your life, but biological ageing is not just about the outward appearance; it’s also about what happens inside the human body and how that relates to one’s overall sense of wellbeing.

Like I said already in the introduction, the human body has other organs besides the skin, and these organs are also affected by the ageing process. For example, if one doesn’t take proper care of oneself, it can negatively affect the cognitive functioning of the brain, which can result in lower quality of life; or it can cause one to suffer from disease.

If we look around we can see that there are average rates at which people from different racial backgrounds age biologically in relation to their chronological ages. This appears to be normal.

Another way of viewing the matter is that the average lifestyle from so many different parts of the world is so unhealthy that in many cases it’s normal for people to age prematurely. If it were normal for every human being on this earth to practise most of the lifestyle habits that the “age-anomalous” persons discussed in this article have been noted for practising, then perhaps the average 80-year-old Westerner (for example) would look and live more like the presently average 60-year-old Westerner (and perhaps there would also be five times as many of them around).

6) Additional information

If you would like more detailed information to help you understand or give you more insight into some of the subject matter appearing on this article, you might want to check out the videos linked to below from Dr. Berg’s “YouTube channel”, Dr. Eric Berg DC:

    1. “How to Slow Down the Aging Process: 3 Life Hacks”
    2. “How to Look 10 Years Younger”
    3. “How to Reverse Wrinkles”
    4. “What Triggers Human Growth Hormone (HGH)?”
    5. “What is Oxidation”
    6. “Digestion Made Simple: MUST WATCH!”
    7. “The Big Reason to Eat Organic Meats on a Ketogenic Diet, NOT Conventional.”
    8. “The 7 Foods You Must NEVER Ever Eat!”
    9. “Did You Realize that Most People Drink 50 Gallons of Poison Each Year?”
    10. “The 5 Causes of Sleep Problems”