Step inside the mind of a famous scientist who made an important and literally, life changing discovery.
What is it?
When I learned this discovery from a widely looked-up-to molecular biologist and award winner from the National Academy of Sciences, I knew it was big.
When you realize this is one of those things that truly MAKES THE DIFFERENCE. And by..
..ignoring it, or refusing to apply it, you immediately surrender yourself to the mindset of individuals who won’t fully live up to their potential.
However, I know that isn’t you.
Do you want to live a life that is full and active, doing what you love with the people you love?
Do you have 1-minute to help get you there?
IF you didn’t answer yes to both questions, then I’m both puzzled and perplexed, but personally, I’m incredibly drawn to an active lifestyle and acai bowls so in the end,
it’s up to you whether you’re going to live the life that you desire.
I’m already actively working obsessively to transform the quality of my life and many others.
I’m bringing this to you to help support and guide you down a path to your fullest potential, and without regret.
You deserve success and the best the world has to offer, right? Agreed.
Our scientist is Cynthia Kenyon.
She is world famous for revolutionizing how we understand the role of genetics, with regard for aging, staying young, and preventing age-related disease.
She played THE major role in the discovery of one particular gene which is responsible for all of the above and most importantly, how to switch it on through nutrition.
Most living animals have a special gene, including humans!
What’s it called?
Although this gene’s official name is Daf-16, we’ll refer to it by its nickname, the “Sweet 16 Gene”.
When activated, it could potentially double your lifespan and has done just that for every species it’s been tested on.
So what are the benefits?
- It sends messages to turn on repair genes to improve healing.
- The Sweet 16 Gene Boosts the immune system.
- Increases the supply of natural antioxidants.
- It repairs damaged DNA.
- Makes the body resistant to a wide variety of age-related diseases, including cancer, dementia, and cardiac related illnesses.
(**Actual list shortened to minimize the length of today’s post, but basically, it makes you superhuman.)
Animals in a lab that have this gene genetically modified to always be turned on, live 2 times longer, sometimes 3 times, they do not suffer from the normal diseases and disabilities associated with old age, and so they stay active much later in life.
Imagine feeling 30 at the age of 65 or 40 at 95.
The same thing has been true for people who maintain a certain style of diet which regulates the Sweet 16 Gene, causing the gene to be more active than not.
What you don’t want is for this gene to be turned off. The number one thing that tells the Sweet 16 Gene to turn OFF, is insulin.
A diet high in glucose or sucrose (aka sugar), triggers a higher production of insulin in the body, which causes Daf-16 to shut down.
The exact opposite is also true.
When insulin is not being produced in the body, the Sweet 16 Gene is very hard at work.
Less Sugar = Less Insulin
Less Insulin = Hard Working Sweet 16 Gene
Active Sweet 16 Gene = Long Active Life with The People You Love
With this in mind, you’d want to avoid added sugar in your diet as well as foods that quickly convert directly to sugar.
So before we go, I want to leave you with a list some foods to stay away from, which are causing your insulin to spike.
- Sodas with sugar added.
- Juices with sugar added.
- Anything with Syrup.
- Candy, like Jolly Ranchers or Snickers.
- Pastries, like doughnuts or pop tarts.
- White starches, like white bread, white pasta, white potatoes, white rice.
- Processed meats like sausage.
- Fatty fast food, like burgers, hot dogs and fried foods.
- Pre-packaged and processed foods that contain any of the above.
Because it’s almost impossible to always look out for and stay away from the above,
I recommend going by this general rule. Stay away from the above “more often than not.”
Over time, this will become easier.
And if you’re ever unsure of which foods contain sugar, simply take a look at the ingredient list of a food item before you purchase it.
Check for ingredients such as sugar, sucrose, or fructose.
The sugar that naturally occurs in fruit is not bad for you. Eat as much fruit as you want.
I gotta get back to work.
And we’ll discuss more about the Sweet 16 Gene in another issue of
“Nutrition Advice Weekly.”
Bye for now and have fun
conquering your day! 🙂
Talk Soon. –Tim