DISCOVER THE FOUNTAIN
OF YOUTH WITHIN YOU
By Jay Chatterjee & Roshmi Raychaudhuri
Everyone has heard of the mythical
"Fountain of Youth", but very few realize that it
actually does exist. And even fewer realize that it exists
inside every one of us. Yes, it's there right within you,
just waiting to be activated !!
And the source of this fountain
is the body's neuroendocrine system, the collective name assigned
to the glands and organs that manufacture hormones within the
Aging is a process that happens
to all of us at some stage in our lives. Usually by about thirty
years of age, we begin to notice the first telltale signs of
aging, the strands of gray hair, the beginnings of wrinkles,
the slight sagging of facial features & the gradual loss
of skin elasticity. As the years roll by, this aging process
continues inexorably. Stiffer joints, dimmer vision, loss of
taste buds, gray hair, less libido! We start to accept our declining
faculties as being nature's way.
And, as we look in
the mirror, year after year, we gradually begin to feel and
act progressively older, our mindset reflecting our mirror image.
And, because we see the same thing happening to our friends
and family, we accept it as natural and inevitable.
Today, technology and medical
advances make it possible to live much longer, so there are
many more 'seniors' in our society than ever before. In fact,
average longevity has gone up all over the world, and, in the
U.S, by as much as 25 years, since from the beginning of the
However, the factor that has
NOT changed is the number of years one has to live with age-related
disability. It is still an average of 10 years for most people.
Some people age gracefully,
others don't. Whichever the case, each one of us, man and woman,
would like to enter our seventies with looks, health and vitality
at their best.
Well, this has been the quest
from time immemorial! And it remains so to this day. There are
diets that counter aging, cardio-vascular exercises do the same,
the brain is kept young by 'challenging' it, viagra promises
peak sexual performance, HRT promises relief from post menopausal
problems, cosmetic companies produce moisturizers and creams
to build collagen, and..... one can go on and on!!!
In varying degrees, they all
But think about HOW they work!
Diets and cardio-vascular exercises
work by regulating the body's consumption of energy. Known as
metabolism, it is a complex interaction of chemical conversions
that take place continually in order to generate energy and
keep the body at optimum level. Control of the entire process
lies in the neuroendocrine system.
The challenge element perks
up secretions of the hormone adrenaline...the body's age-old
response to any form of stress or threat is production of higher
doses. The skin is kept hydrated by secretions of oil and sweat-producing
hormones, and the entire process of sexuality and reproduction
And so, through course of diets,
exercises, creams and supplements you have managed to keep your
body and mind in peak condition. What happens when you get a
bout of 'flu'?
Without the help of the thymus
and your immune system your body may just pack it in !!
The hormonal system has a finger
in every pie!
Does the concept seem rather
esoteric? Do you think I am overplaying the role of the endocrine
Consider the facts. Sift through
reports on the most current research going on in this field.
Much of the anti-aging experimentation being conducted in various
laboratories around the world, is connected with ingestion of
GH (growth hormone) and DHEA,
both popular experimental therapies being used at present, are
nothing but hormones. And without a doubt they produce benefits,
even though it is probably too early to determine their attendant
side effects, if any.
The very latest experiments
are connected to the use of 'releasers' whereby, instead of
ingesting supplements, one would ingest releasers, which would
activate the glands into releasing hormones. Such experiments
are still at an early stage, and not much is known about the
attendant side effects, if any.
In fact, this very principle
of hormonal flow seems to have been known to the Himalayan people
in ancient times, and forms the basis of their anti-aging therapy.
The only difference is that
they had the knowledge to cause the body to produce its own
natural releasers, rather than rely on artificial synthetic
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