If you want to live a lot longer, read this newsletter carefully.
Because along with living longer, you also live better.
That’s a bold statement… I know.
But it’s absolutely possible.
We all age, the alternative is a short life.
But to live longer, we need to explore the aging process itself.
There are two main theories of aging.
The theory we’re going to focus on today is called the rate of living theory.
It says that you only have a certain number of beats that your heart can make.
It states that you only have a certain number of breaths that your lungs can take.
The idea is that the organs essentially have a quota, or limit, and when you run it out, you die.
The theory also includes the idea that free radicals build up in your body.
The free radicals then cause mutations that eventually cause you to age and die.
In fact, this is the theory that most people believe.
But it is absolutely untrue.
This theory would have you believe that a slower metabolism is healthier for a longer life.
But we know that a low metabolism leads to health issues.
And this important paper and study show that the faster your metabolism, the longer you live.
The faster your metabolism, the healthier you are.
This is a brilliant and extensive study done with mice.
It’s just impractical to do this with people, but we can expect that the results would be similar.
There’s every reason to believe that every mammal of every type — and even birds and fish — live longer when they have a higher metabolism.
And the authors of this study are sure to know how far-reaching the results are.
The lead author, Dr. Speakman, is a fantastic researcher who has studied anti-aging for decades.
He and his group of researchers found something striking in their results.
They found that there was no relationship between aging and body mass, or weight gain.
They didn’t find a clear relationship between aging and anything.
But they did find one important relationship between metabolism and lifespan.
Mice with faster metabolisms lived 36% longer.
So the researchers needed to look at why these mice lived longer.
The key to this longer life was discovered in the little chemical factories in each cell that create energy.
These are the little organs that are called mitochondria.
Mitochondria are where energy is created in each cell — they are where life occurs.
In fact, in this study, they separated the mitochondria and analyzed them.
The found that the fast metabolism mice who live the longest had mitochondria there were uncoupled.
Uncoupling is like taking gasoline and pouring it into a fire.
The fire burns hotter, and you get rid of the gasoline.
In life, you eat for fuel.
That fuel can either go into producing proteins, fat, and sugars — or the fuel can go to produce heat.
If the fuel is used to produce heat, you get rid of the fuel by just being hotter.
Food fuel used to produce heat is that gasoline being poured on the fire.
Mice with higher metabolisms burned more fuel, and they were warmer.
And it seems that this inefficient burning of fuel increases metabolism and lengthens life.
Mitochondria isolated from high metabolism mice were more uncoupled than those from low metabolism mice.
And that extra mitochondrial uncoupling meant longer life for those mice.
Now, is there a way that you can apply this in your life?
The key is uncoupling.
There are many things that cause uncoupling that you can do for yourself.
Coconut oil causes uncoupling, cooking with it will increase your metabolism.
Eating sugar causes uncoupling — I showed you that before and it works!
You can also take minor supplements to have that uncoupling effect.
Taking aspirin causes uncoupling.
You can also take methylene blue, which causes uncoupling.
And you want to make sure you’re doing things to cause uncoupling for your mitochondria.
It seems that the more uncoupling is going on in your mitochondria, the healthier you are, the warmer you are, and the longer you will live.
I’ve shown you other studies with the same advice.
We’ve seen that boosting your sugar consumption, eating higher carbs and lower fat, and taking certain supplements can cause reliable uncoupling.
And this uncoupling will raise your metabolism, raise your libido, and help you live a lot longer.