NEVER OLD
Tips on Keeping Mind and Body Young

By Jesse Anson Dawn


Jesse Anson Dawn, age 54, author of the national award-winning book, Never "Old", speaks out about a most stirring subject: how and why we age.

Presently answering the question:  Dear "Youthman" Dawn: "Recently you stated your opposition to the so-called 'Natural Senescence' theory. But how do such theories get so widely accepted?"

Dear Reader, THE basic claim of the "natural senescence" theory is that even our bodily cells decay and get "senile" in a predictable timeframe. But again I insist that "natural senescence" is a theory based on faulty evidence plus the basic greed of pharmaceutical cartels looking to make a "killing" selling "anti-aging" pills (all of which my research has found to be no more age-defeating than eating a yucky bacon-cheeseburger).

But amid their "following the money" system, pharmacology's "even cells get senile" angle gets a lot of saleable support from big name scientists like Dr. Leonard Hayflick, well-known gerontologist and author of the 1994 best-seller, How and Why We Age. Dr. Hayflick became quite famous after he directed years of experiments focused on the aging of live cells, whereby he was the principal scientist to proclaim the "natural senescence" theory valid, doing so after he and his colleagues had cultured cells which indicated cellular regeneration is limited to only about "fifty" cell-doublings. This fifty-cell-doublings, cellular timeframe claim was even given an "official" name ‹ "Hayflick's Limit" ‹ a claim dubbed to be the first "scientific" contradiction of the theory that cellular regeneration is indefinitely perpetual.

Most notably struck down by "Hayflick's Limit" was the highly-lauded findings of the French scientist, Dr. Alexis Carrel, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who made international news insisting just the opposite of Hayflick's "cells inherently age" theory. Indeed, Dr. Carrel was awarded a Nobel after he directed experiments which kept heart cells alive, unaged and continually regenerating for some 34 years.  But apparently Dr. Hayflick's influence on the American "news" machine carried enough clout to get his "fifty-doublings" theory to prevail over Dr. Carrel's and others, whereby "Hay-flick's Limit" became an "established" fact.

"ESTABLISHED" BELIEFS VS. TRUTH

More and more it seems, what is "established" is decadently unhealthy. For example, McDonald's sells "established" fast-food, but that doesn't mean you'll catch me in there, not when the only healthy thing I've seen them offer is those little playgrounds with swings and sliding-boards for kids. And why is a chalk-faced clown named Ronald McDonald pushing "ham"burger "Happy Meals" so hard that nearly every downtown on the planet has been made tacky by yellow plastic arches? (Not that I want to sound irreverent toward a "sacred cow" like McDonald's). Nor do I want to sound irreverent when I say that any claim (including Dr. Hayflick's) which tries to put a definite timeframe on the "aging" of cells is just so much hooey, mainly due to the facts stated in this declaration which I call:

MINDPOWER'S LAW

Perpetual renewal of living cells cannot be "proven" or "disproven" in a laboratory, no matter how "perfect" the conditions, because once removed from their host body and put into an isolated state, the cells have been cut off from the brain-connection which is their basic energy power source. Hence we realize this: the vital mental force which energizes cells from birth is the same mental energy necessary for their perpetual renewal. - Selah (A biblical word signifying "so be it" or "forever").

Also substantiating Mindpower's Law is this most fundamental scientific principle:

THE FIRST LAW

The First Law of Thermodynamics is summed up by this quote from one of the best texts on biology available, a book published by the Oxford University Press called Biology: A Human Approach by Irwin and Vilia Sherman. The Shermans state the First Law of Thermodynamics succinctly as: "Energy does not perish, it is transformed." And they go on to explain that: "A living cell is an open thermodynamic system; that is it must continually be supplied with energy in order to maintain itself. When the energy supply ceases, the cell ceases to work . . . and death ensues."

As we again see why lab-"cultured" cells go kaputsky if missing that vital brain-link ‹ that interconnected light-energy linking the noggin to every cell of the body by way of a system that I call Full-Body Circuitry (a system so intricate it takes half of a book chapter to explain it clearly). But amid my limited space here, for now let me just sum up this slice of the Perpetual Youth Pie by reminding you to avoid doctors whose office plants have died . . . And oh yes, as ever and ever ‹ happy rejuvenating!

For the whole "anti-aging" story, Jesse Dawn's 258-page book, Never "Old" (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and winner of the National Association of Independent Publishers Award for Content) can be quickly received by charge card. Simply call World Changing Books at their toll-free number 1 (800) RENEW-22 (736-3922) or send a check for $11.95 (includes book, first-class postage and handling) made out to World Changing Books and send to P.O. Box 5491, Hilo, HI 96720.


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