- A Guide to Nutritional Empowerment
The Power of the Atom
Hiroshima. In 1945 atomic power leveled an entire city in seconds. Life on earth was changed forever without warning or discretion. Although many people believe the deployment of this innovation was justified to end World War II expeditiously, it was far from a display of harnessed might. It was more like a juvenile experiment let loose with an insidious anticipation of the unknown. Still, to this day, our understanding of atomic energy is based on the theory of atomic construction. No one has actually seen the components making up the atom; we’ve merely measured the energy dynamics that signify their existence and interaction. The atom bomb is a crude invention of the human intellect pretending to comprehend the power of the atom—the stitch that constitutes the fabric of the universe and everything in it, including humanity. Imagine that a metal frying pan, the gold ring on a finger, the diamond in that ring, the glass in a window, the wood of a tall cedar, living flesh and blood, and the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima are all made of the same fundamental unit of matter— the atom. The only measure that differentiates the various atoms of one form of matter and another is the distinct pattern of energy each harnesses. You and I have the ability to extract the energy potential of the atom to power our existence. The power of the atomic bomb is the same potential that fuels our cells, though our bodies are able to harness and direct it better. The relatively lifeless materials of our world don’t possess this ability as we experience it, but the potential still pulsates with bounding life deep within the core of the atomic building block. The extraction of this potential within the animate system requires precise activity, which we explain in terms of chemistry, molecules, co-factors, catalysts (reaction facilitators), minerals, and vitamins. The potential that’s packed within ourselves, within our genetic codes, within our atomic embodiment, is far beyond what most of us can fathom. The notion that man can change the nature of nourishment, thus altering the cell’s ability to extract atomic potential, is absurd. Not only do we not have the intellectual capability to under-stand the true nature of the atom but we don’t possess the insight into the dynamic of nutrition that encompasses the biochemistry or bioenergy of human life. A minute deviation from this meticulous biochemical design impairs our ability to derive the full potential from within the atom, taking the animate flesh and blood one step closer to the energetic state of the lifeless dust that constitutes our being. This is the essence of nutrient deficiency, and it’s not an all-or-nothing occurrence. Nourishment delivers a dose-dependent potential for life, with optimal nutritional states promoting maximum vitality, while anything less than paramount nutrient status results in a dose-related lower state of vitality. In other words, our levels of vitality depend almost exclusively on our bodies’ nutrient statuses. Every mouthful of food evokes a hormonal cascade that permeates the body, affecting each molecule. The right food choices provide a healthy hormonal wave on which we can ride to enhanced vitality. The wrong selections prompt a bioenergetic rippling much like the disruptions of a glassy stone by a stone tossed into its center. Manhandling of the food supply and environment has resulted in catastrophic consequences. In essence it provokes a rippling interruption of cellular chemistry, interfering with the delicate dynamic of body and mind. Ageless Performance, the dietary and nutritional program detailed in this book, gets this biochemistry flowing in the right direction again. It shifts our metabolisms so that they work with us toward our goals, taking the battle out of disease prevention and therapy and elevating performance potential to completely new levels. Ageless Performance kick-starts the bio-energetic state, making it vibrate with harnessed atomic power. The biochemistry of our nourishment was crafted over millions of years of evolutionary design. In terms of the evolutionary timeline, we’ve changed this carefully proportioned food chemistry in the blink of an eye with processing. Our genetic designs require specialized dietary influences that come from whole nourishment. In essence, whole-food chemistry acts as programming for the human genome system. Our hormonal works, as well, depend tremendously on whole food’s biochemical language, which also regulates its activity. What we’ve done by transforming the language of this nutrient chemistry is to create an inflection point in the evolution of humanity—a shift in the internal biochemistry of human life. This shift cultivates a sort of weeding process—natural selection, survival of the fittest, a process designed to choose the genetic strains of life that will tolerate the new environmental standard. The result of this powerful inflection point is the overwhelming escala-tion of disease and death whose vastness we’re just beginning to grapple with. Every bite of this newly designed food chemistry evokes a foreign cascade of hormones that we try to survive. Few of us are genetically pre-pared to tolerate this new biochemistry, and if it weren’t for our incredible medical advances, which have helped us limp along in these compromised conditions, even fewer of us would be here today. There is hope, however. Ageless Performance can offset this biochemical shift of nourishment. That’s right—it modifies genetic activity to help reestablish the body’s natural biochemical performance. Taking back our health requires feeding the body many of the biochemical influences that directed its evolution, and the same is so if maximum physical and mental performance is desired. The first step toward this state is to return to whole foods as the major source of nourishment. These foods closely resemble the biochemical profiles that dictated our genetic designs. The second step is to compensate for the proven shortfalls of today’s whole foods and those produced by an unnatural degree of environmental toxicity. The evidence in this book validating these strategies will overwhelm you with enthusiasm as you begin to realize that by applying this science you can control your health and level of performance. Recent research has revealed that many of our common nutrients find their way into our genetic codes to stimulate or inhibit specific genes that are involved in the construction and maintenance of hormones, tissues, neurotransmitters, and entire biological systems. This activity permeates much deeper than the simple action of enzymes and mitochondria (the powerhouse of every cell in the body that generates adenosine triphosphate, or ATP). These recent findings indicate that common vitamins like C play a role in gene regulation, and a limitation of this vitamin results in the failure of a gene to partake in its biological role. This activity wasn’t known only a few years ago. Many other similar models have been unveiled. We’ve found that free radicals play a role in gene regulation, as well, and that antioxidants, which counter uncontrolled free-radical activity, are important gene regulators. Imagine that—we can actually take an active part in the regulation of our genes by modifying our diets and augmenting our dietary nutrient intakes with a strategic nutritional supplement program. It’s not science fiction; it’s scientific fact. The latest research has revealed how we can use specialized nutrients to activate genes that may have become dormant with age. This amazing activation has been shown to prevent and even reverse diseases as serious as cancer, diabetes, and chronic inflammation. It has literally put a new face on medicine, health care, prevention, and athletic performance. This new age has brought nutraceuticals and the natural health industry to a new level of credibility. In fact, the synergy of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical care, which is irrefutably demonstrated in this book, will be the new wave of effective therapy. I’ve seen the results of nutrient-induced gene activation and gene inhi-bition in the laboratory and in those outside the laboratory who have consulted me. I’ve witnessed firsthand, in vivo, in vitro, through personal and client trials and tribulations, the onslaught of toxicity that can so easily and inexpensively be intercepted to prevent terminal disease. Diabetes is terminal. Most diseases, although not viewed as terminal, reduce life span. Just because the process of dying that a diabetic experiences may be slower than that of an individual with liver cancer doesn’t change the fact that diabetes causes death. But most cases of Type II diabetes are easily curable. The disease is only terminal because most of us choose the type of health care that allows secondary diseases to develop without opposition. The medical practitioners who previously scoffed at these claims were mesmerized without comment when the program prompted, in mere weeks, the result they battled for years to deliver to their patients. The result I’m referring to is the reestablishment of cellular responsiveness to natural secretions of insulin in Type II diabetics—complete reversal of the disease. The same thing happened when I recovered completely from severe ulcer-ative colitis without any residual trace. How was it done? In the case of diabetes it was accomplished by adminis-tering the right mix of nutraceuticals that activates the genes responsible for the manufacture of the cell membrane’s glucose-transport sites. This activity literally rejuvenates the cell with respect to insulin function and, conse-quently, turns back the biological clock because any state of insulin resistance, even one that’s prediabetic, accelerates biological aging. Keep in mind that this innovation is not at all like insulin compensation such as metformin, which might be required indefinitely. Ulcerative colitis is more difficult to overcome and requires a more comprehensive program, something we’ll see in subsequent pages. The point is that a state of disease can be reversed. However, Ageless Performance isn’t just limited to rectifying diabetes and ulcerative colitis. It’s aimed at the biochemical correction of the cellular problem that’s at the root of many diseases. The chemistry of inflammation is one of these common disease-promoting denominators, and producing a sort of anti-inflammatory environ-ment in the body is a key preventive tactic. It’s not so much that Ageless Performance induces an anti-inflammatory hormonal cascade; more accurately, the program corrects the cells’ chemistry to create a neural state of non-inflammatory activity. Processed, refined foods, which tend to be insulin-straining, promote an inflammatory hormonal cascade that Ageless Performance blocks and reverses. The solutions I’m referring to are the consequences of a complex science and relate to multiple disorders, including cardiovascular disease, chronic inflammation, dementia, asthma, and more. The simple administration of precise mixes and doses of nutraceuticals and, of course, mild dietary changes, result in profound shifts in health. This book teaches how this can be accomplished. You’ll also learn how this science can be applied to maximize athletic-performance potential and to shed, with ease, unwanted pounds. It’s truly an exciting time—new-age medicine and a new standard for sports performance. We all have the ability to extract and focus this power any way we choose. Most of us don’t know that this possibility exists within us and therefore will never experience true human potential. Some of us are aware that we’re filled with potential from the day we’re born, but we don’t know how to tap into it. Ageless Performance is designed to help release this power in a controlled manner to fuel cellular chemistry and navigate its course along the path it was designed to take. Diseases such as dementia and other cognitive disorders; arthritis, colitis, and other inflammatory conditions; cardiovascular illnesses such as hyper-tension and hypercholesterolemia; and asthma, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, even aging are all caused and propagated by common factors. These disorders can be treated easily in one clean sweep by rectifying the cause instead of applying drug compensation for each ailment. Biochemical correction is a more logical solution. Human life was designed with a host of intrinsic genetic miracles that are geared to support life. Disease isn’t a natural state. We’ve created it by adulterating our environment and our precisely formulated nourishment, thus polluting the chemistry of life, hindering the flow of energy within ourselves, and thwarting our ability to liberate the miracles that lie deep within our genetic codes. Ageless Performance prepares the way for the resurrection of our inherent gift of healing, recovery, performance, and life. Most of us have heard about the frail woman who lifted the back end of a crumpled car to save the life of her gasping child. This potential didn’t come from an external source. The power came from within. The uninhibited mind of that frail woman was able to dig deep into her atomic core, which embodies humanity and its genetic codes, to focus this harnessed might. We’ve inhibited this potential through mental, emotional, environmental, and food-borne toxicity. Extraction of this potential is next to impossible unless we free ourselves of these inhibitions. In the face of a life-or-death ordeal few inhibiting factors are profound enough to interfere with the mind’s impermeable focus. Because of the toxicity we’ve imposed on ourselves, it takes an extreme experience to overcome toxic interference. However, if we can accept that this atomic power is real, we can empower our minds to activate this potential day after day. Once we’ve released ourselves from self-imposed mental bindings, the next step is to neutralize the free-radical interference that also impede the resurrection of this harnessed power for healing, prevention, and athletic performance, propelling us farther along the road to experiencing a pro-grammed state of well-being. Ageless Performance is about clearing the mind and guiding the way to the potential within. Ageless Performance is about neutralizing the chemistry that interferes with our genetic programming. Ageless Performance activates the path to biological self-sufficiency so that the body, mind, and soul can function in harmonized synergy to perform according to an evolutionary design programmed for vigorous life, not disease or death. THE NATURE OF POTENTIAL WITHIN The research-documented evidence in this book conveys how our environ-ment has influenced gene expression (activity) in a way that throws off endocrine-hormone balance (insulin, thyroxin, and sex hormones) as well as eicosanoid-hormone balance (prostaglandins, for example). Eicosanoid hormones, such as prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and prostacyclins, regulate multiple biological systems related to all of the epidemic diseases I’ve already mentioned. If you’re like most North Americans, these systems are out of line. Merely addressing this biochemistry can bring the struggle with disease, including obesity, to an end easily. The prolific use of COX inhibition such as the ongoing administration of high doses of ASA is compensation for these hormone imbalances. The typical nutrition-based remedies of the past such as flaxseed and salmon oils won’t address the common problem of imbalance. They’re only part of a comprehensive strategy. These fats need all of the essential co-factors that guide them down the biochemical path to hormone status. The solution to our epidemic problem isn’t more technology and drugs; it’s a series of corrections to allow the body to do what it was designed for: to heal and prevent disease, and to exist in biochemical harmony. This process involves carefully organized synergistic combinations of nutraceuticals augmented by basic food choices. The program must be easy to apply, and Ageless Performance meets that criterion. Man-made environmental toxicity influences far more than gene integrity and gene health; it actually transforms how these genes send out their encoded instructions and can even alter the instruction or prevent it from ever being received. Translation of the genetic code involves countless biochemicals, and the modification of any single one along the extensive chain of activity can significantly change the outcome from the original instruction. Each and every one of these biochemicals must battle with the cesspool of free radicals and other forms of toxicity we impose on ourselves. Clean up the environment, and the likelihood of gene misinterpretation decreases and self-regulation is enhanced. The environment we have the most control over is our own biochemistry. Potential Within is a detailed description of the Ageless Performance program that will induce this bio-logical self-regulation. Our nutrient-depleted foods don’t deliver the essentials our immune and antioxidant systems require to defend the body from this environ-mental assault, leaving us vulnerable to the rigors of hellion free radicals (an atom or group of atoms with one or more unpaired electrons making the free radical highly unstable and potentially toxic to the body) and chemical toxicity. This vulnerability leaves our precious genetic material open to infiltration, mutation, and misinterpretation. The penultimate chapter of this book, “Applying Ageless Performance,” details the utilization of the Ageless Performance strategy. Each of us has unique metabolic needs based on individual metabolic rates, personal activity levels, age, goals, and differing states of health. In this chapter you’ll be guided to your general program template—your starting point for the program—and you’ll be instructed on how to craft your personalized version from this template to meet your unique nutritional demands. Each template is designed with the same fundamental nutritional strategy, one that instills biochemical correction and biological self-sufficiency within each cell. With this new balance the hormonal systems that make up the inner workings of the biological clock will operate with a more efficient tempo to recover, rebuild, and revitalize every aspect of the body and mind with more accuracy. In essence, biological time will slow down and the “inner clock” will be turned back to reverse biological age. The exogenous (external) drug or nutrient doesn’t cause healing. The exogenous application, whether topical, oral, or injected, is designed to give the body an opportunity to deploy its own inner healing potential, but true healing occurs only if the body’s chemistry is operational. The miracle of healing, health, and outstanding athletic performance comes from within. Ageless Performance will resurrect this miracle by activating it and forming the conduit from the inner core to the surface for human experience. The final chapter of this book contains a series of condition-specific therapies that can be applied once the Ageless Performance chemistry is in place. Ageless Performance is a powerful therapy and prevention in itself, but some cases of disease require specialized priming to guide the biochemical flow of life in the right direction. These condition-specific therapies will do just that. However, if the biochemical foundation isn’t set, the therapy will have little or no effect. This could be what you’ve experienced in the past with incomplete nutraceutical therapies or pharmaceutical drug administration. Faith is an integral component of Ageless Performance; it fuels the program’s incorporation into our beings and facilitates successful outcomes. The power of a positive mind is critical to the triumph of any therapy. If we doubt our health practitioners’ therapeutic strategies, our minds can work against the treatments. If we believe in the therapy, the powerful cellular inscription induced by the positive mind will manifest positive results more expeditiously. Belief in a program also promotes a more diligent application, and this compliance, too, contributes to a successful outcome. The message in Potential Within excites me as no other message in life because it has changed me forever. It’s created opportunity both person-ally and professionally. It has founded the passionate, healthy life I lead today. My excitement is further intensified by the chance to share this craft and show other people the way to their true inner potential. So let’s get started. Time is passing, and if you’re like most North Americans, your biological clock is ticking faster than it has to. Don’t worry, though, because we’re about to reset that pace in short order.