Nutrient insufficiency boosting age-related diseases - Bruce Ames’ triage theory

March 2010, Xtend-Life Expert

Summary

Bruce Ames, one of the most respected professors in the field of biology and human health, is fine tuning his ground-breaking ‘triage theory’ which could soon be a slap-in-the-face for those authorities who insist on restricting access to nutritional supplements and natural ingredients containing important nutrients.

Professor Ames’ triage theory hypothesizes that short-term survival in human beings relies on the body prioritizing where scarce micronutrients should go. For example, if your heart lacks sufficient amounts of zinc, the body will source more zinc from areas that aren’t too essential.

This means that our short-term survival mechanisms operate at the expense of long-term survival mechanisms…

Bruce Ames, one of the most respected professors in the field of biology and human health, is fine tuning his ground-breaking ‘triage theory’ which could soon be a slap-in-the-face for those authorities who insist on restricting access to nutritional supplements and natural ingredients containing important nutrients.

Professor Ames’ triage theory hypothesizes that short-term survival in human beings relies on the body prioritizing where scarce micronutrients should go. For example, if your heart lacks sufficient amounts of zinc, the body will source more zinc from areas that aren’t too essential.

This means that our short-term survival mechanisms operate at the expense of long-term survival mechanisms…which over time, could result in the onset of premature aging and in the increasing occurrence of chronic degenerative diseases.

We cannot emphasize enough how important it is for people to maintain sufficient levels of nutrients, vitamins and minerals for as long as possible...that is why we recommend our Total Balance range of nutriment supplements.

There are various published studies that give clear examples of the triage theory and you can read two of them by clicking here and here

1 Comment

  • “Miguel De Zayassays:September 5, 2015 at 1:53 pmAmazing theory! It grabbed the essences of the most primitive yet most sophisticated function of every living organism in this planet: cannibalism. Missing nutrients (vitamins, minerals or coenzymes) are delocalized, in extreme cases even forcefully removed from bodys organs in detrimental collateral damage ways to compensate for key bodily systems involved in short term survival.I would go even further Its my deepest belief that the body keeps hidden an inventory of what, when and where were those vitamins taken allowing for a fast pace recovery (damage control) once the needed nutrients become available once again. Just as our brain keeps count on the hours of sleep deprivation, our DNAs memory bank does it with vitamins.REPLYMiguel De Zayassays:September 5, 2015 at 3:03 pmWhat is cancer?Scientists have been trying to unveil the nature of this fatal illness (if left untreated). The blame falls in so many different and unrelated factors that left us back to where we started.One thing is clear: a strong immune system and an active and effective antioxidant response team could protect us from its devastating attack.Im convinced today that the Triage Theory has provided us with the basic understanding of the hidden roots of cancerIll explain it:My first comment in this page covered a belief I cherish about the ability of our DNA to keep a (sort of an) inventory of the missing vitamins, minerals and coenzymes being self-cannibalized providing us with a chance for a short term survival in spite of a potential damage to other body systems due to an eventual failure in case those nutrients are never replaced or provided.Its precisely that ABILITY (imbedded in our DNA) that allows to cannibalize and resupply essential resources from one place to another in our bodies what helps us to fight aging related diseases but also (in the scenario characterized by a long term nutritional missing) the same DNA mechanism involved in cancer.Lets take insulins in diabetes as an example, a wrong diet favoring simple sugars and carbohydrates could be handled if the time exposing our body to it is relatively short. The same thing happens with our sophisticated DNA mechanism too. However, when a long term of lacking key vitamins or minerals causes this survival mechanism (Triage) to go out of control then just as seen before with the insulin in diabetes melitus type 2, the control system gets out of control and our bodies is incapable of regulating it.This is precisely what lies at the very roots of cancer Our DNAs innate (inherent) cannibalistic attempt to compensate for the lack of functions key to provide a short term survival.”

    Xtend-Life Expert - September 06 2015

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