Sears Youthful Life

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LSeven Steps to A
More Youthful Life
By Al Sears, MD

When you were young, you probably said you never wanted to get old. I can understand why. As you age, you are ever more likely to get cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, deafness, blindness, incontinence, osteoporosis, arthritis, and impotence. Aging conjures up fears of becoming a weak and feeble invalid, a burden to your loved ones because you can no longer take care of yourself.
Imagine though, if you could live to a ripe old age of 100 or so, yet retain the same body you had at say, 35. Imagine if you recaptured all the energy, strength, and resistance to disease that you had when you were young.
Fortunately, medical science is currently discovering how and why the human body ages. Within the next few decades, it looks

like science will learn how to put an end to the suffering of old age. And right now, there is enough known to significantly stall or even reverse certain aspects of the process of aging.
In this report, I’m going to show you some very advanced tools you can use to slow down the rate at which you age. The more slowly you age, the more youthful you remain. This can not only extend your life but also save you from suffering from “old age” disease and disability. It will also help you look and feel years younger.

How and Why You Age
When I lecture on Anti-aging, I have learned from the audience to clarify one thing first. Anti-aging is not the same thing as life extension. That would make it anti-death. But aging and death are two different things.
Aging is the process by which you gradually weaken and lose function. Anti-aging seeks to understand this process and intervene to preserve youthful characteristics.

Seven Steps to A More Youthful Life

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