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Tips on Keeping Mind & Body Young

by Jesse Anson Dawn


Jesse Anson Dawn (accurately photographed at age 67), author of the national award-winning book Never “Old,” plus The Rejuvenator’s Bible, speaks out about a most stirring subject: how to personally control the unwanted effects of “aging.”

Presently answering the question:
“Dear Jesse, According to a medical theory called “natural senescence,” brain cells “automatically degenerate” with age, and thereby cause people to become “senile.” But your research indicates that senility is quite avoidable. Can your Awareness column please tell us more about that?”

Dear Readers,
“Natural senescence” is the term given to the supposedly “built-in” degeneration of brain-cells, a condition that, according to pharmaceutical laboratory research, causes a “senility” that is “unavoidable without medication.”

But if the truth be told, these “automatic senility” claims are largely spurred by “culturing” human brain-cells in laboratory glassware, thereby testing them while they are completely disconnected from the brain’s cell-renewing energy. All of which is like testing to see if an electric-powered device can function when unplugged from its power source!

Therefore, not only are these “natural senescence” notions quite false (by testing cells minus their energy-motivator), these experiments also deny the very significant discoveries of Nobel Prize winners such as Dr. Alexis Carrel.

The brilliant research scientist, Dr. Carrel, spent two decades studying the nature of human cell regeneration, whereby he uncovered the following truism (briefly quoted here in his Nobel acceptance speech):

“Due to their natural regeneration, the cells of the human body are, in ideal conditions, immortal, and it’s only the fluid in which the cells float that slowly degenerates. But if that water-based fluid is renewed at proper intervals, and these cells are sufficiently supplied with the mental energy that keeps them regenerating, as far as we know, natural cell-renewal can go on forever…”

And so apparently, a fully- functioning, highly-perceptive longevity is far more attainable than what “natural senescence” theorists lead us to believe — especially in light of the fact that, just as bodies need exercise to stay healthy, our minds need mental stimulation to perpetually renew.

As it becomes increasingly clear that a keenly responsive brain is dependent on a “use-it-or-lose-it”/sink-or-swim” process — a process that is one of the main benefits of learning about the positive approaches of life-sustaining, non-fiction.

But of course there is also the negative approach to this subject, a way of thinking that can actually accelerate brain-cell death, by fostering the belief that it’s “normal” and “unavoidable.” And there is a famous book that does just that, a controversial volume called “How and Why We Age” — authored by cellular biologist, Leonard Hayflick.

In that book, the author proposes what he calls “Hayflick’s Limit,” a theory derived from laboratory tested brain-cells (“cultured” in mind-power-disconnected glassware) — tests which supposedly indicate that “nature” designed brain-tissue to live within a “strictly limited” period of time, a duration that keeps “normal human lifespan” at 75 or 80 years. And the following quote is from Hayflick’s “How and Why We Age” book, a piece that sums up his “predictable lifespan” theory thusly:

“Nature planned things so that we would die well before we become old, and any efforts to extend life are really attempts to fool Mother Nature.”

However, I’ve found that efforts to extend life are actually interconnected with the re-creating ways of Mama Nature. Or as Jane Howard, author of some great books about natural healing put it: “If nature can’t sustain life, then nothing can” — and I thoroughly believe that, because here-forever Nature teaches us the ALIVE-in-ALL-of-our-parts dimension of longevity...

And yet despite the mentally depressing, “fooling nature by extending life” notion that “natural senescence” pushers try to popularize, I say HOORAY for the legions of people who TRANSCEND that claim — people so adept at natural self-renewal that they have lived DECADES beyond “normal” life expectancy.

For example, according to a list published by the world renown (for accuracy) Gerontology Research Group, since 1985, some 256 people have lived longer than 110 years. And the following is a list of the ten longest living members of that highly eminent group, these perpetually-energized, praiseworthy people known as:

The Top Ten Super-Centenarians
1. Jeanne Calment (of France), passed-on August 4, 1997, at the age of 122
2. Sarah Knauss (of France) passed-on December 30, 1999, at the age of 119.
3. Lucy Hannah (of the United States), passed-on March 21, 1993, at the age of 117.
4. Marie-Louise Meilleur (of Canada), passed-on August 29, 1998, at the age of 117
5. Maria Capovilla (of Ecua-dor), passed-on August 27, 2006, at the age of 116.
6. Tane Ikai (of Japan), passed-on January 18, 1995, at the age of 116.
7. Elizabeth Bolden (of the United States), passed-on December 11, 1995, at the age of 116.
8. Carrie White (of the United States), passed-on February 14, 1991, at the age of 116.
9. Komato Hongo (of Japan), passed-on October 31, 2003, at the age of 116.
10. Maggie Barnes (of the United States), passed-on January 19, 1998, at the age of 115.

As the Gerontology Research Group list of super-centenarians goes on and on, a list that documents the reality of those people who took the time to LEARN the ART of ongoing longevity, an art as significant and widespread as the Universe itself...

True Youthman Jesse will answer any questions (about real rejuvenation and protection-energy) by emailing him at