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Chapter 3 Aging - Cellular Suicide!

"Stop killing your   cells!"

While many assume that wrinkles and facial skin aging are caused by sun exposure research has shown that 80% of skin aging is intrinsic, that is caused by processes inside us. We are all made up of millions of tiny cells, heart cells, bone cells, liver cells. Every organ of our bodies are made up of cells. The daily stress of living kills many of our cells and for us to stay healthy our cells must be able to divide and produce new cells to replace the ones we lose.

Our skin cells do not go on dividing forever. When our skin cells stop dividing we grow old and die. illustration of unhealthy cell

In this chapter you will learn about the following factors which are crucial to the aging process:

  • The Cell
  • DNA
  • Chromosomes
  • Genes
  • Telomeres
  • Genetics of Aging
  • Free Radicals
  • Free Radical Damage
  • Antioxidants
  • Free Radical Scavengers
  • Inflammation
  • Hormones
  • Stress Hormone
  • Anti-Aging Hormone
  • Cortisol
  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Melatonin
  • Human Growth Hormone
  • Programmed Cell Death

Cellular aging is a very complex, multifaceted process, but new research has given us the knowledge to begin to reverse or lessen cellular aging. Most important in prevention of aging is a healthy lifestyle, good nutrition, and avoidance of harmful agents which accelerate the aging changes in your face.

Read Dr. Seckel's book Save Your Face now if you are confused by the terms free radical, DNA and other molecular biology terms. Buy this book today and you will easily understand these terms and be able to comprehend contemporary anti-aging strategies.

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