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Final Brendon Bruchard Transformation Truth

posted on March 10, 2008

Transformation Truth #8: Either you™re truly stepping up or you™re backing down.

Every day we are presented with circumstances that test our mettle. The question is, how are you facing life™s challenges? Are you hiding under the sheets or seizing the day? Are you running away from your fears or charging at them head-on? Are you avoiding your problems or knocking them off one by one? Those that dramatically transform their lives refuse to shrink from anyone or anything. They choose to stand up and speak up in life even when it feels like the hardest thing in the world to do. So how about you? Are you choosing to stand up or back down? Are you making your presence known? Have you shared your thoughts and feelings and declared what you want in life? Have you fought for your dreams and done it consistently enough to create the life you™ve always wanted?

This one really nails our longevity challenge. Nearly every one of us hides under the sheets when it comes down to personal life extension. In spite of all the evidence that indefinite youthful lifespans could lie at the core of your future, most people let the insidious death meme override emerging life-giving reality.

Here™s the reality: Human beings have longed for relief from the ravages of aging since recorded history (and most likely long before). It has always been an unattainable dream, so we invented endless rationalizations for positive slants to aging and death. That is entirely logical. If something is inevitable, painful and even deadly, then it™s comforting to rationalize something good about it. Those rationalizations also give some purpose to life in the face of hopelessness.

However, for the first time in history, science is finally handing us the possibility to attain the œimpossible dream. We™re knocking on the door of extreme life extension. Indefinite life spans lie in our future. And many of us may obtain it. But many won™t simply because of because of deep rooted beliefs that we can™t quite break free from. These beliefs may be keeping you from doing what you need to do to take positive control of your health and longevity. With today™s knowledge and tools, you might keep yourself alive and healthy until emerging technologies turbocharge your lifespan.

In other words, many of us are slowly but surely committing suicide. The stakes are so much higher now. Our unhealthy habits used to cost us lots of suffering and maybe 5-15 years of life. They could now cost you the brass ring¦ indefinite healthy youth.

I know I™m talking about hypotheticals. We don™t like to think about facing death. And the French fries you eat today seem harmless enough. We tend to delay or suppress thoughts of long term consequences in exchange of instant gratification. But healthy living can be fun too. And you do get short term benefits. You will simply look and feel a whole lot better.

How do you start? Go to this link for 6 simple steps to looking and feeling better now¦ and being alive and healthy when tomorrow™s scientific miracles will hand you radical life extending benefits.

Buy the way, Brendon is an amazing guy. You can learn more about him at



Work on asymmetric division in bacteria suggests that it might be possible to manipulate the process of cellular division to load more of the biochemical damage present in the parent cell onto one of the daughter cells. This would leave the less damaged daughter cell rejuvenated to some degree - remember that aging is nothing more than an accumulation of damage. Researchers theorize that this process might already be taking place in our stem cells and germ line cells, but much more work is needed to confirm any of this speculation:

"At the end of this road may be methodologies for rejuvenating cell populations, such as aging stem cells, through manipulating the processes of asymmetric division - passing off biochemical damage to a daughter population that is then discarded. Or not. As Aubrey de Grey points out, these experiments really should be repeated in cell populations or single-celled organisms before we get too excited - there are, after all, significant differences between a cell and a bacterium."

NOTE: A better solution may be on the horizon. Look for the ability to isolate your pristine undamaged stem cells in the near future, and use only those for therapy. We may have this technology in less than two years.


I'm always pleased to see people helping to expand the global conversation on healthy life extension. That conversation, wending its way through many media in many parallel threads, forms the foundation upon which we can build effective patient advocate groups for longevity research:

"One area that Reason has become particularly passionate about is longevity research - not just the idea of living longer, but the idea of biologically living as a 20-something indefinitely without experiencing age related disease or decay. Despite many advances in research over the past decade, this important concept has not yet been widely embraced by the public. Why are we happy to continue pushing the envelope of age by relying on technological advancements in one breath, and in the next breath failing to become adamant supporters of anti-aging research?

"So here's Reason™s challenge to you: think about this issue [and] make a post to support this issue on your blog. In exchange, He will do follow up posts here at linking back to you from my PR6 blog and I'll even do one better: the first 100 bloggers who do a blog post about this issue to voice their demand for serious research to stop the aging process, and who write me to give me a link to their post, will each earn $20 paid via Paypal by Reason - don't delay to write your post and claim your easy $20!"

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