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Anti-Aging with Bio-Identical Signaling

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Anti-Aging with Bio-Identical Signaling

By Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D

An anti-aging approach I have used for years just got better!

I have been fortunate to witness the technological evolution that has brought us bio-identical signaling. I first met the people behind it six years ago, after my anti-aging MD introduced it to me as he offered this particular technology to his patients in his office. It was a machine that had a nasal cannula attached to it and I sat there and breathed through the cannula much like you see people do with oxygen, only I was not breathing oxygen. I didn’t know exactly what was going on but trusted this doctor and gave it a try. I personally felt the benefits right away and continued this protocol for about eight weeks. But, driving an hour both directions several times a week was getting tiresome. My insurance did not cover this protocol even though it is an FDA approved Class 1 medical device so it was costing me quite a bit out of pocket to continue seeing the doctor and using the device in his office. I asked my doctor if the manufacturers offered a home unit as it was helping so much, perhaps I could contact them directly. My doctor was kind enough to refer me to the owners of the device. I connected with them and ultimately acquired a home unit of my own which is a similar technology to the new improved device they offer today. Once again they have a home unit available and a professional unit for doctors, spas and other wellness centers.

I spoke with the owners again recently, Hans Eng and Rowena Gates and learned that they have developed a whole new approach which was recognized as “bio-identical” when precise testing verified that the device produced the exact same signal as is naturally produced by the body.

The term bio-identical caught my attention right away because the term “bio-identical” is of special interest to me due to the remarkable results that I have had using bio-identical hormones which now many mainstream doctors are beginning to recognize and endorse as well. For me, bio-identical hormone protocols, such as The Wiley Protocol, are what I do and have written about here at my Care2 Celestial Musing’s blog.

It just makes sense today to promote health by augmenting what the body naturally does rather than overriding it with drugs, vaccines or an unnatural level of any chemical substance. Doing things in a way that is “bio-identical” acknowledges the fact that the body knows best. That said, sometimes it can use a little help – not surprising given the levels of over the counter drugs, prescription drugs, vaccines, environmental toxicity and emotional stress that most of us are exposed to.

One of the reasons for my excitement about this new version and decision to share it with my readers, is my personal experience with the earlier technology, which I have found very beneficial – both to humans and our animal companions. I included the use of this device in my book The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care, which I co-authored with Jean Hofve, DVM. Although the older technology that I have used for years and described in my book cannot be called “bio-identical,” it does draw on the same principles.

What is bio-identical signaling?

Cellular functions depend on signaling between molecules within cells and among neighboring cells. Bio-identical signaling technology, which was developed by Eng3 Corporation in Seattle, Washington generates the precise signal needed to trigger repair mechanisms called oxidative response. Oxidative response counterbalances oxidative stress damage, which is caused by free radicals, which according to the American Heritage Dictionary are defined as, “An atom or group of atoms that has at least one unpaired electron and is therefore unstable and highly reactive. In animal tissues, free radicals can damage cells and are believed to accelerate the progression of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and age-related diseases.”
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Damage from free radicals and their repair are ongoing activities – it’s a natural cycle. Problems only arise when the repair is not sufficient to counteract the damage. Now Eng3’s bio-identical signaling technology can be used to help the body boost repair activities by signaling oxidative response.

I mentioned that oxidative stress is caused by free radicals and it might help to know a little more about where the damage is coming from. We tend to think of things like toxins and unhealthy food as sources of free radicals, and they are, but you might be surprised to learn that we produce free radicals with every breath. Free radicals called reactive oxygen species (ROS) are the result of metabolizing oxygen. This ROS generates ongoing damage that must be repaired if we are to remain healthy.

You may think that taking antioxidants is the answer and it is true that they do neutralize free radicals to prevent damage. However, antioxidants cannot help repair damage. In addition, overdoing antioxidants can be harmful because they can shut down your body’s natural signaling for oxidative response. It turns out that some free radicals, called “second messengers,” are needed to trigger oxidative response. If second messengers are neutralized by too many antioxidants, your body’s repair mechanisms will never be called to action. Using a bio-identical signaling device ensures that your oxidative response kicks in, even if you have overdone the antioxidants.

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Celeste Yarnall

Celeste Yarnall, PhD shares musings on myriad of topics at her Celestial Musings Blog. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care with Jean Hofve, DVM and Paleo Dog. Celeste is an actress/producer/activist/writer and keynote speaker. She and her husband Nazim Artist created the Art of Wellness Collection and are the producers of Femme: Women Healing the World. They live in Los Angeles, California with their beloved Tonkinese cats. Join Celeste at her website or on Facebook.

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10:15PM PST on Dec 23, 2014

That’s a nice site you people are carrying out there. anti aging cream reviews

7:10AM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

Sounds good but the price will keep this out of reach for most people.

12:17AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Never heard of 'second messengers' before. Interesting.

11:53PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

Sounds wonderful - when you have the time and money !

1:16PM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

thanks

8:32AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

thanks for the info

1:56AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Great article thanks for sharing

5:13PM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Thanks!

12:28PM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

(Continued in hopes to shed the more scientific aspect of this amazing device. Can you explain photosynthesis? If you can then this cascade activated by Nano V may resonate) Feel free to contact Rowena Gates at http://www.Eng3Corp.com Rowena and her husband Hans Eng, are lovely people and dear friends. I simply enjoy sharing what they have devoted their lives to bringing to us and thank them for this because I wouldn’t be without my device.

"Varieties of simple redox signaling molecules include hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), hydrogen superoxide (HO2), hypochlorous acid (HOCl), nitric oxide (NO), singlet oxygen (O-), and many others. The molecules comprise the antioxidant barriers that signal messengers and carriers to carry out oxidative response, the defense against oxidative-stress damage."


– H. Eng & P. Monaghan

12:22PM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Or, if they can find no molecules to combine with, ROS emit their own excitation energy that signals sensor molecules to trigger the oxidative response through Redox Signaling, defending cell functioning.

It should be clear, then, why humans are healthier when their cells can call on more signals for Oxidative Response. Unfortunately, however, as we age, our ability to make these important messengers diminishes; or, an increase in anti-oxidants may overwhelm them.

But cells are able to balance their negative effects using the Reactive Oxygen Species’ signal-emitting capacity. The body produces enzymes within cells that mix, stabilize, and balance ROS and RS to form balanced Redox Signaling complexes. As those float around the cell, antioxidant barriers, positioned strategically within the cell, readily neutralize them so as to protect sensitive structures such as DNA.

This is one way the human body works continuously to maintain cellular health. The process is one of producing sufficient amounts of reactive molecules to expel harmful components and to clean up the oxidative stress and free radical damage that occur within cells. As long as this balancing process runs smoothly, the reactive molecules are controlled, and the immune and healing systems function well.

Varieties of simple redox signaling molecules include hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), hydrogen superoxide (HO2), hypochlorous acid (HOCl), nitric oxide (NO), singlet oxygen (O-), and many others. The mol

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