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Chapter 24. The Longevity Test

Klatz M.D. D.O., Ronald Basic Health Publications ePub

People age biologically and chronologically. Chronological age measures the amount of time that has gone by since birth. Most of us can distinguish an elderly person from a young person. We can even categorize what age range a person might fall into. But what about a person who is sixty-five but looks as if hes only forty-five? Or a person who is eighty but functions as well as a sixty year old?

This is biological age or functional age. We all age biologically at different rates.

As we have seen throughout this book, age changes affect different parts of our bodies at different times. These age changes occur in the DNA, tissues, organs, and hormone levels, as well as in every component of the human body. This variance in our biological clock can help explain why one eighty-year-old may be able to work during the day, go bicycling in the afternoons, and garden on the weekends, exerting more youthful qualities than another eighty-year-old who may, biologically, be eighty or even ninety years old.

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PERK #62: I Haven’t Been Sick Since I Got Cancer

Strang BA BEd MEd, Florence Basic Health Publications ePub

Perk #62

I Haven’t Been Sick Since I Got Cancer

One night, amid hacking and coughing, my boyfriend Shawn turned to me and said, “Darlin’, maybe I should sleep in another room. I don’t want you to catch this cold.” To which I promptly replied, “Oh, don’t worry about me. I haven’t been sick since I got cancer.” The words were already out of my mouth before I realized the irony of it! The truth was, I had not had a cold, flu, or stomach bug in nearly a year, despite being surrounded by contagious kids. Cold seasons came and went in my home, and I nursed each of my three children through the dreaded stomach flu, but for some reason, I was unaffected. Even my lifelong companion, irritable bowel syndrome (yes, it is as irritating as it sounds), took a hike.

Hmm. To what did I owe this reprieve from boogers and other unpleasantries? I chalked it up to a robust immune system. Before getting cancer, I took my immune system for granted, assuming that it would ward off the enemy fueled by the likes of diet colas and potato chips. While my killer T-cells snoozed, viruses and bacteria moved in and took up residence in my body. Then came the ultimate ambush: CANCER. What a rude awakening. I knew it was time to make friends with my killer Ts by feeding them nourishing foods and giving them some exercise. I even spent time each day picturing these little soldiers traveling through my body seeking and destroying the dreaded enemy. It paid off. Other than the adverse side effects of my treatments (which cannot be blamed on a lazy immune system), I was one of the healthiest cancer patients you’d ever meet.

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10. Diabetics at Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Klatz M.D. D.O., Ronald Basic Health Publications ePub
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141. Urinary Tract Infection

R.Ph., Ph.D, Earl L.. Mindell Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub

The kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra comprise the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections are commonly caused by bacteria, but may also be caused by fungi, viruses, or parasites. A common infection of the urinary tract is urethritisinfection of the urethra. Symptoms include pain during urination and a frequent urge to urinate. This condition is often treated with antibiotics; however, it is possible to treat it naturally and prevent it from occurring by incorporating simple steps into your daily routine. See also CYSTITIS.


•  Magnesium: 250500 mg daily.

•  Vitamin A: 5,00010,000 IU daily.

•  Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): 2550 mg daily.

•  Vitamin C: 5001,000 mg daily.


•  Cranberry juice extract: as directed on label.

•  Marshmallow root: as directed on label.

•  Oregon grape root: as directed on label.

•  Uva ursi: as directed on label.


•  Acupuncture.

•  Always wipe front to back.

•  Drink six to eight glasses of pure water daily.

•  Drink two 8-ounce glasses of unsweetened cranberry juice daily.

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6. Padma Basic and the Lungs

Fuchs PhD, Nan Kathryn Basic Health Publications ePub


Padma Basic and the Lungs

Allergies and bacterial infections can lead to more serious lung problems like bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma. Just as many herbs contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances, they also tend to have antimicrobial activity. The herbs in Padma Basic have all of these properties, making it particularly well suited for lung problems in both adults and children. The studies on its effectiveness for respiratory infections in children are further evidence of its safety and efficacy.

Bronchitis, Pneumonia, and Respiratory Infections in Children

Children with compromised immune systems come down with frequent colds that often lead to bronchitis, pneumonia, or bacterial lung infections. These children often grow into adults with chronic lung problems and suppressed immune systems. The traditional treatment for these lung problems is to give children course after course of antibiotics. The antibiotics work until the child either builds up immunity to the drug, or the bacteria or virus mutates into a form that the antibiotics can’t recognize. Then that particular antibiotic is no longer effective and the search goes on for other drugs that can do the job … at least for a while.

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