Epigenetics: How to Reverse Your Biological Age – Part 1

Written by Anil Bajnath, MD
Posted February 16, 2021

Dear Longevity Insider,

Aging is a leading risk factor for multiple chronic diseases and disorders. Therefore, finding a way to slow the biological aging process is essential. Assessing your epigenetics helps us do just that. 

Are you ready to slow down your body’s rate of aging?

I’d like to let you know about an exciting and leading-edge opportunity to harness your vitality and optimize your wellness potential.

Consider what aging means to you. Do you associate it with aching pains, wrinkled skin, and cognitive decline? Or does it make you think of boundless energy, flexibility and crystal clear memory?

I assert that the latter is possible! Your DNA is not your destiny, health is more than just the absence of disease…and most profound – aging is reversible! There is an exciting and innovative approach to harness your vitality and optimize your wellness potential.

My best-selling book, The Longevity Equation, provides a step-by-step blueprint to hack your genes, optimize your health and master the art of existence. In my book, I take an in-depth look at aging, explore what it means to extend your healthspan, and outline the pathways and factors that lead to a lifelong solution to the burdens of aging.

First, a little background

Fundamentally, aging is a cellular process. On a biological level, it can be thought of as the accumulation of cellular damage over time, which leads to impaired cellular function. This is a complex process and nine hallmarks have been established that contribute to aging as we know it. These range from genomic instability to mitochondrial dysfunction to stem cell exhaustion, all of which lead to accelerated aging and all the symptoms that go with it!

Age is the number one independent risk factor for all chronic diseases. The reason for this has long puzzled researchers. However, the past decade or so has led to significant discoveries that are getting closer to providing answers. Dr. Jeffrey Bland, frequently referred to as the "Father of Functional Medicine," suggests in a 2018 column in the journal, Integrative Medicine, that not only are we understanding more about the association between age and chronic disease, but that age is a modifiable risk factor of disease!

This is truly an extraordinary breakthrough!

Remember I said your DNA is not your destiny? Your genes only determine about 20-30% of human disease. They can be turned on and they can be turned off. Isn’t that fascinating? DNA provides the instructions for how your cells function biologically in your body, but epigenetics, or gene expression, determines the rest! This happens naturally to your eye and hair color as you’re developing as a fetus, and more strikingly, through your lifestyle and environment as you grow.

We're just getting started... We'll cover more in Part 2 on Thursday.

To your longevity,

Anil Bajnath MD
CEO/Founder, Institute for Human Optimization
Chief Medical Officer, Longevity Insider HQ

P.S. My grandmom aged with such grace. I always wondered if it was because she used this plant for everything.