©HEINZ R. GISEL
A successful and progressively sustainable professional and personal career is linked to a healthy, vibrant appearance and the ability to perceive acceptance in the Society. All human Individuals are equally uninformed about the time of their mortality, but share the innate quest for longevity. It is also an inherent predisposition to avoid injury and illness throughout life and to die healthy at old age. This paper summarizes concurrent Healthcare systems and their shortcomings in creating and sustaining a healthy society, and reviews some recent findings in physiology, neurobiology, quantum physics and social psychology, and how cutting-edge technology synergistically combines with ancient holistic healthcare discoveries. Empirical biomedical wisdom and faint signal and molecular Imaging systems can compute, project and illustrate personalized whole health status quo and generate the subject’s curriculum for enhanced and sustainable Health and Vitality in-line with personal lifestyle, stress and environmental exposure, thereby giving the subjects unprecedented visual insight and control over their whole health.
THE PROBLEM WITH DEFINING “HEALTH”
What is Health anyway, is it important that we reach a consensus on the definition of the term? It is noteworthy that the antonym of Health: Disease and Sickness can be defined in finite, unambiguous terms that evoke equal understanding in most people. Now trying to define “Health” and “being healthy” by a term that evokes a universally equivalent understanding poses a challenge. Evading the real issue, most dictionaries confine the term as something like “the absence of disease symptoms”1. But isn’t there much more to Health than the absence of a recognizable ailment? Apart from evident Physical Health that meets the eye, what about the more concealed and rarely talked about human health constituents Mental-, Emotional-, Spiritual-, Social- and Intellectual Health2? Can a health verdict stand on only the physical health fraction of a whole person? Conversely, if Healthy defines itself by the absence of any and all (perceived) symptoms – isn’t “Health” synonymous with Happiness3? Even reduced to the physical end of Health, there is a wide spectrum of obscurity; for example, is a burn-out or fatigue an attribute of the sick or the healthy? Is weight gain a disease or the result of hedonism? The need for reading glasses, the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin are associated with aging – is aging an ailment?
In the Healthcare realm healthy simply means “not sick”, in the sense of no out of the “normal” range analysis numbers or clinically relevant symptoms. However in the Society a healthy person is the product of subjective assessment of appearance by perception. It is quite common that a clinically sick person in Healthcare is considered healthy in the Society, if the symptoms are not discernibly evident. In turn, a subject may appear weak and frail in the Society in complete absence of any clinically treatable symptoms, simply because of a missing aura and perceived vitality.
In Healthcare it is the disease symptoms only that are commercially relevant. There, the healthy qualification simply means, there are no treatable symptom diagnosed. In fact, today’s Health-care systems are all set-up to quantify deviations from arbitrarily determined normative numbers, such as blood pressure, cholesterol and heart rate. If the assessed numbers are outside of the “normal” range, a corrective drug is being prescribed, whose designed function is to revert the readings to the normal range.
It follows that sustained health which most professionals take for granted is neither the objective of conventional Healthcare systems nor can it be rendered by executive preventive health programs. Nevertheless, competing for influence and power in business or politics, and contending for acceptance and dominance in the society, the 21st century human Individual is entangled in a matrix of turbulence, change, and demand on performance, unpredictability of future events and lack of time. Management professionals are under constant stress to deliver faster on Innovation and higher Profit!
The physical Health is merely one out of six interweaving Elements that constitute the Human Being, yet it remains to be the only one parameter that is of interest in today’s Healthcare systems.
Not only do these Individuals attempt to forestall physical Illness at all cost, they are constantly searching for gaining competitive advantage by boosting neurological and physical stamina – regardless of their intentional Lifestyle choices such as Nutrition and Activities, plus their circumstantial peculiarities, such as Environmental Exposure, Heredity, History, Believes, Social Integration, etc. In fact, the discipline of optimizing and sustaining a person’s Health should aptly be termed Healthcare, while the industry that has seized this term is in actual fact Sick-care – whereas the assumed presence of a symptom is an admission requirement. The importance in understanding this distinction is pre- requisite to building and maintaining a stronger self while slowing or even reversing the aging process.
Conventional Healthcare systems are only concerned about the cause of an Illness in case of an acute event, such as a bullet in the chest or a swallowed nail. In such cases the object (cause) needs be identified and removed first, but invisible symptoms such as hypertension, kidney stones or arthritis are dealt with pharmaceuticals and surgeries without concern for the cause. The objective is to eliminate the symptom and to get the subject to resume a normal life as quickly as possible. In these cases the subject becomes a patient (consumer) relying solely on the acumen of physicians; obedience and compliance is expected from the patient, but not intellectual understanding about physiological functions in the body. In fact, studies have demonstrated that patient’s trust in the doctor improves the treatment outcome4. Emphasis and limitation is clearly restoration rather than the enhancement of pre-event functionality or longevity.
PATHWAY TO SENECTITUDE
In the pursuit of longevity people tend to first counter the signs of aging. Aging is not the same as just getting older. It is a medical term that refers to the progressive physical and mental deterioration that occurs as we get older. While aging is the normal course of life, the dramatic rate and extent of aging symptoms that are commonly seen today is not. Degenerative disease and aging are preceded by a decrease in energy production; it precedes any disease symptoms as measurable by conventional heath systems! Anti-aging specialists have long considered decreased energy production to be the result of the aging process, but decreased energy production is not a result of aging, but in fact is the cause of it! It occurs long before any sign or symptom of disease or aging5.
Aging invokes great fear that permeates every aspect of people’s lives, in the physical realm it is ailment, balding, weight gain, vision decline, wrinkles, double chin, and loss of libido, dementia (Alzheimer’s), fatigue and diminished energy. At the social level the anxiety extends to expected loss of attractiveness, beauty and independence, respect and income opportunities. Intense societal and professional pressure to stay young and attractive can cause “Gerascophobia” (aka Gerontophobia) showing mental and physical disease symptoms6. According to Cummings7 (2000), “Aging anxiety is related to negative stereotypes of older adults, perceptions of younger adults that these problems are likely to happen in their own future.” Women are more likely than men to worry about what will happen to their memory as they age (77% vs. 70%, respectively), correspondingly two-thirds of the 5 million US seniors with Alzheimer’s disease are women8. For most people, worries about their future aging involve fear of physical infirmity, disease or disability; a recent study reveals9. A cross cultural study on perception of aging over 26 different cultures revealed that college students in most cultures thought that aging was viewed negatively within their societies. Attractiveness, everyday tasks, and new learning ability were thought to decrease with age, while general knowledge, wisdom, was believed to increase with age across cultures10.
The US National Council on Aging conducted the 2015 survey on professionals view about aging. Leading their priorities seems to be financial security before physical health; a top worry is unexpected medical expenses, then their first concerns seem to be protection from financial scams, second: access to affordable housing and – only in third place: losing their memory. On maintaining health, 91% of professionals’ belief eating healthy is essential, but just as many trust in regular doctor’s visits and rely on taking all their prescription meds. At the same time, only 7 in 10 consider regular physical fitness a necessity and only 6 in 10 consider social interactions are an asset to sustaining mental clarity11. While the survey does not elaborate what “eating healthy” means, the numbers seem to suggest that the majority of professionals rely on doctors and pharmaceuticals to sustain their physical mobility and neurological independence all the way to senectitude. What these numbers suggest is that a large number of Individuals waive the responsibility for their own sustained health to “their doctors” and to the healthcare systems. However, the conventional health care system is geared to treating illness after the fact, to wait until the acute symptoms force the person to the emergency room.
As one might suggest, this behavior is pricey: The Health Statistics published by the CDC for 201412 shows that the US spent more than 17.4% of GDP on Healthcare in 2013 with $ 2.9 Trillion; compare at 10.3% in Japan, 9.1% in UK. However, the longevity numbers reveal that it’s not working: the US logs in at a distant No. 43, while Japan ranks No. 2 and the UK at No. 33. The Insurance giant Aetna® estimates the Healthcare spending to rise to $ 4.8 Trillion by 202113. According to the numbers provided by the CDC, the spending on Healthcare (HCC) in the US per capita rose from $ 366 in 1970 to $ 9,200 in 2013. No one doubts the Healthcare cost will continue to rise and the question of who will pay for it should be everyone’s concern.
Year 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2021
US GDP 1,076 2,863 5,980 10,285 13,964 in Trillion US $
US HCC 74 255 724 1,378 2,604 4,800
What is not contained in these stats is that adults in the United States spent $33.9 billion out of pocket (2007) on visits to CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) practitioners and purchases of CAM products, classes, and materials. Nearly two-thirds of the total out-of-pocket costs that adults spent on CAM were for self-care purchases of CAM products, classes, and materials during the past 12 months ($22.0 billion), compared with about one-third spent on practitioner visits ($11.9 billion)14.
According to the US Census Bureau, the real median household income in 2014 was estimated at $53,657, while the Social Security web site lists the National average wage index for 2014 at $46,48115. This means that the average American spends some 20% of income on Healthcare! Now, does such a high percentage of disposable income allocation to Healthcare produce return on Investment? Not according to mainstream media reports, over 60% of personal bankruptcies in the US are attributable to medical bills, that is more than 1.5 million individuals every year and that’s despite the fact that 78% of these bankruptcies have Insurance coverage16. This is Gerascophobia illustrated, the prospect of losing mental clarity or contracting a sudden lifestyle disrupting disease grips everyone’s thoughts on occasions. Thus the preventive solution seems compelling: Individuals should assume control of their own health destiny.
PREVENTIVE HEALTHCARE – IS THAT THE ANSWER?
The choice is: Investing a relatively small amount now (which may be covered in part by insurance) in order to stay in good health, or paying a huge amount later to treat the disease that is bound to eventually hit the aging person. Since major medical expenses could easily exceed maximum insurance coverage, this second choice could cause personal financial ruin as well. Individuals should consider the relatively inexpensive cost of regular check-ups against the enormous expense of major care such as cancer treatment or long-term institution or home healthcare visits by a nurse or health aide. This is termed preventive Healthcare: detecting and treating disease as early as possible. Some sort of illness hits everyone eventually, but many, many diseases – when caught early – can be nipped in the bud and full health returned quickly. So it is important to become educated about illness and their symptoms, and what it takes to maintain good health overall. Once a person gets sick, there is no time for desultory action but to think about the health; it’s right there organically recondite – calling for remedy.
The Intensity of the Aura of an Individual reflects the Holistic State, the Sum of the contentment in all aspects of personal Life. Consequently, chaos and disturbance in any compartment of Being reflects on all other segments. Eventually, continued disturbances weaken the physical body where disease symptoms manifest. It is these symptoms that are subject to clinical evaluation – in isolation of all influencers and causation.
Preventive Healthcare must be strategically planned and executed ahead of time, even when illness is absent. Healthy habits must be built even when it requires hortatory behavior modification. Many major Institutions now offer Preventive Health Executive Programs that focus on detecting problems before they are manifest. However, these screenings can only detect physical symptoms, albeit at an early stage, therefore their preventive potential is limited to forestalling irreversible damage such as tumor growth or cardiovascular impairment. Preventive Medicine in conventional Healthcare may be a pursuit of an ignis fatuus for those who wish to take control of their own health. This is because it is managing early symptoms or prevents contraction of a disease, such as, for example by vaccination to deter the flu or by statin drugs to preempt high cholesterol.
IDENTIFY, ANTICIPATE, PREPARE FOR AND MANAGE “UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS”
The neologism “Predictive Health” is a term yet unfamiliar to the masses. It may have first appeared at Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute in 2010. “Emory believes that keeping people healthy is more efficient and effective than waiting until people get sick and trying to get them well again. This proactive approach uses new tools of bio-science to identify and measure risks and deviations from health, develop common processes that promote health maintenance and restore faulty processes to healthy ones before diseases occur. Studies of healthy aging over the entire life spectrum promise valuable normative data for age-specific assessments of health and the setting of realistic health goals”17. Predictive Health will virtually endow the subjects with decision-making information, because for the first time their health is qualitatively and quantitatively measured and graphically depicted. Therefore the Individual is now in control of maintaining Health and leave it to the doctors to treat disease. Not all people want to know about their health status and do nothing but submit to the doctor when they get sick; but those who do care; they can now customize their vitality, strength, energy and stamina, as well as their libido and even their rate of aging.
If Information is power, then what actionable Data does conventional Healthcare deliver to the patient? In most cases prescription, redeemable at the pharmacy and perhaps a list with numbers from a blood test panel. However, those values reflect the blood condition at the instant when the blood was drawn, usually after a 12 hours fast, resembling a snapshot. Ingesting Food or even just water will change the blood values and redrawing a sample the next day will also change the numbers as there is a constant turnover of cells coming and going: In every individual, every second, approximately 10 million cells die, and must be replaced in a short period of time, in order to prevent an entropic decay. Moreover, these blood panel readings are inert and do not ipso facto infer to any causes. If an X-ray is taken, it is also a still image, a snapshot that depicts the state of an organ at the time the exposure button is pressed. For example, a thorax x-ray image may reveal a tumor, but not insufficiencies in Lung function. While just about every other aspect in human lives have long evolved from the snapshot era to moving pictures – conventional medicine is still writing millions of prescriptions based on arcane operating procedures and protocols. Blood pressure measurements assessed at the point of care are also arbitrary snapshots, they may be influenced by the “white coat” syndrome and are likely higher than what the subject will measure at home in a relaxed state.
The status quo modus operandi of the mainstream Healthcare system clearly suggests that the Individual assigns all decision-making to the “white coats” and questions nothing. This relegates the subjects to a passive or even submissive role (11), where 91% of professionals trust in regular doctor’s visits and rely on taking all their prescription meds. Modern medicine has made people live longer, but has made people die slower.
In contrast, predictive Healthcare encourages, enables and empowers the Individuals to take their health destiny into their own hands and responsibility, aiming to regain and retain optimal quality of life – and to “die healthy”. Predictive Health Information that Individuals obtain, are a whole (holistic) Health map that depicts their cellular efficiency, and since the cellular function affects every organ and the entire organism, the biological age will become as evident as the future health risk factors. Obviously, once the problem area is identified and future events are to be anticipated, the subject is able to prepare and manage the “unknown unknowns” by relevant lifestyle and behavior changes. Moreover, weak areas can be turned into strong ones without stress and overexerting the physical and mental body.
This paradigm shift will support the physician’s work as they can make their decisions based on very precise and personalized information and it will aid the drug industry to expand their portfolio and achieve targeted results.
Again, the Information the subject receives in conventional Healthcare are some numbers that are related to a median standard and the deviation is the symptom. For example, a blood pressure reading of 160 / 110 most certainly leads to a prescription for an antihypertension drug, while the number gives no clue about possible causes and such are not of interest and are not investigated.
Symptoms are not the disease, but disease expresses itself through symptoms. Symptom treatment by surgery or drugs may give relief, but since it doesn’t address the underlying cause, it hardly ever corrects the body’s self-regulatory abilities. To silence a symptom is to kill the messenger and compound the body’s stress. An accumulation of stresses – microbes, virus, mold, toxins, vaccines, medications, chemicals, parasites, electromagnetic pollution, etc., confuse and overwhelm our immune systems. These are the causes of unexplained chronic health problems. Symptoms are merely the body’s messenger of exactly what is going wrong. In contrast, predictive analyses look at the cellular activities that affect every single organ and the interactions of the organs and disturbances become visible.
Fundamental to understanding predictive Healthcare in its approach to search for and find the cause is that every living system emits light, absorbs light and stores light. Every living cell emits at least 100.000 light particles (photons) per second. A healthy cell emits coherent light; a cell that has problems emits chaotic light. These light signals are responsible for the biochemical reactions in the cells, in the body. Everything has a very characteristic light emission18. That cells could emit light was first postulated in 1923 by Russian biologist and medical scientist Alexander Gurwitsch, in his famous biological photon emissions discovery, what he termed mitogenetic radiation. In 1974, German biophysicist Fritz-Albert Popp has proved their existence, their origin from the DNA and later their coherence (laser-like nature), and has developed biophoton theory to explain their biological role and the ways in which they may control biochemical processes, growth, differentiation etc. The importance of the discovery has been confirmed by eminent scientists such as Herbert Froehlich and Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine. Cancer cells and healthy cells of the same type, for instance, can be discriminated by typical differences in biophoton emission. Popp’s biophoton theory leads to many startling insights into the life processes and provides one of the major elements of a hypothesis of life and holistic medical practice based on such an approach19. Biophotons are emitted by every cell; they are information packages of electromagnetic signals that control all biochemical reactions. The body reveals its total condition in the light that is emitted from the cells. The publications by Popp makes clear that we are all light beings, something that was known in ancient Egypt, as has already been described in the 1550 BCE “The Book of the Dead”20.
The Chinese have also known about this for over 3,000 years. They have had success in using this knowledge of the Energetic System of the body through the application of Acupuncture techniques for health improvement. Acupuncture is based on a system of “Meridians”. The Meridians are explained as a network of “Energy” channels that are used for communication and for moving energy throughout the body. Their empirical success alone offers substantiated proof of the Energetic System. The Energetic System is a network of communication pathways. This System is aware of everything that is going on in even the smallest corner of the human body. The Energetic System knows the presence of every organism living in the body including all viruses, protozoa, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. It also knows the functional condition and health level of every cell in the body. The Energetic System is also aware of every toxin and every other factor that influences the person’s state of health. Using current technology we can indirectly measure the Energetic System. Photons provide the impetus for anything to happen. Everything vibrates. Every atom, molecule, cell, tissue, organ and plant, animal and person resonates with certain (resonant) frequencies and not with others. That’s why people like some vibes or people, and not others. That’s what different tastes are, and different smells – different perceptions. When something resonates with a person, there is a feeling of exuberance. People can resonate with people, pets, places, foods or ideas. They generally just feel cheerful. It also means that every molecule and every cell serves as a potential biophoton.source, due to the nature of resonators as temporary light traps.
Biophoton emissions from hand (Image Credit Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University).
This allows for the formation of three-dimensional light fields throughout the body. Photons clench molecular structures such as the body together, as every cell emits and absorbs light in communication with its neighbors. Biophotons prefer spaces of constructive interference (amplified light fields) and interact with charged particles (e.g. electrons, atoms, proteins). Therefore, they influence the body’s charge distribution, and thus its energy field. It is well known, that biophotonic emission has been detected both in the ultraviolet as well as in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum. There is substantial evidence that DNA is an important source of ultra-weak photon emission. Cells use infrared radiation in order to perform intercellular communication.
There are at least two types of quantum electromagnetic communication systems associated with the living state. One is in the microwave frequency range; the other is from the UV, over the visible to the infrared region. There exists, as cited, “a natural framework not just for a biological molecule to experience long-range forces pulling it to where it should go, but also for the appropriate amount of energy to be transferred between them. The use of single photons as part of cell-to-cell signaling is also fascinating and the sort of system here could allow for a high degree of selectivity with little cross-talk by choosing slightly different optical frequencies for different communication”22. Zhang and Popp have shown that the loss of coherence can be measured not only by investigating the biophoton emission of either tissue or body, but also by statistically analyzing physiological parameters, i.e. resistance (or conductivity) values of the body. Coherence of the regulating fields is strongly related to the log-normal distribution of physiological parameters, a fact that is well known in statistical medicine under the name of “multiplicative “Gestaltungs” principle. As soon as coherence is lost, the log-normal distribution of the skin’s conductivity values turns more and more into a Gaussian distribution. A German company developed an electrode that enables the measurement of hundreds of conductivity values of the human skin in a rather short time23.
Today there are many such Bioenergetic testing devices available and in use and while they vary mainly in their interface, image mapping and rendering, they are all based on a system and method known as EAV (ElectroAcupuncture according to Voll) and are US FDA cleared as such. In the 1940’ Dr. Reinhard Voll, a German medical doctor and engineer began researching and proving this innovative testing method which now bears his name. This method was documented and proven, in over a decade of hospital studies, and today is widely used throughout the world and in Europe by over 25,000 medical practitioners. In the United States, it is currently growing in acceptance by medical practitioners who deliver predictive Healthcare. Today’s systems (aka ElectroDermal Scanning, Bioresonance or BioImpedance Analysis) feature powerful computer technology that scan over thousands of frequencies and search for molecules that share’s its frequency, i.e. resonance in the body. Even though EAV is not accepted in conventional Healthcare as a standard medical diagnostic tool, the information provided from an EAV screening is invaluable for the general assessment of a person’s / patient’s condition beyond the physical symptoms only.
Every second an estimated 400 million impulses of information are processed by the 70 trillion cells beyond conscious awareness of the person. To communicate this information, there is a space between the cells called the Regulation Matrix, which is composed of ground substance that is organized with fibroblasts, nerve endings, lymph, mast cells (allergies), mesenchyme, etc. to facilitate communication between the cells, nerves, and blood vessels. As a result, the regulation matrix controls the inflow and outflow of nutrients, waste and information between the tissues and organs of the body. EAV technology eavesdrops on this energetic inter-cellular communication by monitoring the minute electrical changes in Galvanic Skin Response, the same technology used for a long time in equipment used for bio-feedback and the polygraph test. Stimuli are sent non-invasively to the body and measure the response. Some systems do this by converting computer data representative of different items such as foods, nutrients, hormones, microbes, virus, mold, parasites and toxins, which are notoriously difficult to detect in blood assessments, into so called virtual stressors. The system then sends these to the body and measures its response.
Clearly, there are limitations and only a Panglossian believes this technology can shake up the status quo in mainstream Healthcare any better than Thermography has outmoded Mammography; too strong are the players that defend the conventions25. Moreover, EAV based screening devices are certainly not the ultima ratio methodology in biophotonic rendering for energy healing; because in conventional Healthcare they are not accepted medical devices to diagnose disease, there is very limited funding available for clinical studies to prove their efficacy. However, the technology now exists for the whole body Biophoton Imaging device to be developed that can change the way we see the state of health and healing quite literally. It has been scientifically proven that every cell in the body emits more than 100,000 light impulses or photons per second. These light emissions, which are not only emitted by humans but by all living things including plants, are called biophotons and have been found to be the steering mechanism behind all biochemical reactions. The results of Cohen and Popp (1997) clearly demonstrate that the biophoton emission (using photomultiplier technology) varies depending upon state of health, position on the body, time of day, and time of the year. Creath & Schwartz, (2005) validate that Biophoton imaging can reveal information about metabolic functioning, the state of health of a biological object and how it is healing, utilizing cooled, low-noise CCD cameras with exposure times on the order of minutes.
For all that, even now while conventional medicine has nothing to offer in terms of finding causes and no method or intention to connect beyond the physical symptoms, the current Biofield Analyzers promise unprecedented insight into the whole body state of being, embracing the non-physical mental, emotional and spiritual elements, within minutes, non-invasively and without any discomfort to the subject. As there is no ionizing radiation involved, these bioenergy analysis and therapies can be repeated ad libitum. This means, in fact that any subject’s state of being can be improved upon by simply matching cell resonance of anything the body is exposed to, water, food, air and light. At the same time, it allows to detect incoherence such as caused by oxidants, toxins such as heavy metals, so that these stressors can be removed from the body.
The Biophotonic Vitality of an organically grown fresh Tomato (left) versus a Supermarket Tomato.
It has been widely publicized that raw food is more beneficial to the body than cooked food, this is because living raw foods contain the biophoton light energy the body needs; the higher the level of light energy a cell emits, the greater its vitality and the potential for the transfer of that energy to the individual who consumes it. Klinghardt (2008) has started using, based on this science, tools that work with light to influence a person’s biophoton field in beneficial ways. For example, transmitting the information of nutrients in the form of light into the person’s biophoton field can affect the body in the same way as eating the nutrient! It is said that dietary supplements don’t work at all and that may apply to highly processed and synthetic nutrients because they are void of light. Only supplements derived from once-living sources can meet cell resonance and thus be recognized by the body as Nutrition, otherwise it will treat it as a foreign invader and try to fend it off. Then the supplement becomes an unintended drug, this might explain why so many users assert that they get no benefit from supplements. Many of the cell resonance scanning devices have modes to test substances, so that the subject can immunize and enhance vitality by avoiding biophotonically dead substrates. The same applies to Fast Food. The more light a food is able to store, the more nutritious it is. Naturally grown fresh raw vegetables, for example, and sun-ripened fresh fruits, are rich in light energy. The capacity to store biophotons is therefore a measure of the quality of food.
Combating aging is at the core of people’s priorities, particularly at the age where compete for jobs and recognition. That is when Individuals are willing to dole out huge amounts of money to stop the clock and there are powerful industries that feed from that trough. However, the extremely effective solution to analyze and counter aging that predictive Healthcare offers has thus far evaded public attention. As the speed of aging is solely dependent on energy production and the drop in energy production is the cause of it; it precedes any disease symptoms as measurable by conventional Healthcare systems! The causes are: a) diminished fat metabolism b) decreased mitochondrial efficiency. The mitochondria are the parts of the cell in which oxygen is converted to ATP energy, measured by how much oxygen the body uses (oxygen consumption) and how much carbon dioxide it produces (carbon dioxide production) at a given time (5). The quantity of the subject’s oxygen use by normal breathing indicates the mitochondrial efficiency and what the subject exhales as carbon dioxide points to Fat metabolism. However, when oxygen levels are analyzed in the blood and tissue by conventional methods, the results are almost always normal; although low cellular oxygen is connected with subsequent increase in anaerobic energy production and loss of vitality for low aerobic-energy production – on which 100% of physiological health is dependent. Therefore, to the extent that a person is able to uphold optimal energy production, that person will not age. A sustained decrease of energy production will lead to mitochondrial weakening and eventually to irreversible mitochondrial decay and aging.
It follows that measuring the ability to produce energy is an obvious first step in any anti-aging regimen, but very few people are aware of this, even though the necessary test equipment is standard inventory in any conventional Healthcare Cardiovascular clinic. However, Cardiologists are trained to interpret the charts for heart pathology and not for predictive medicine on healthy people. Never mind, testing centers for RMR (resting metabolism) and VO2, VCO2 (breath by breath gas exchange: Oxygen to Carbon Dioxide) can be found on the web, these are commonly non-medical high-end gym’s. Athletic centers are ideally suited for this, because it is usually exercise that will improve the desirable numbers. A Resting Metabolic Rate is assessed by measuring the heart rate, the oxygen consumption (inhale) and carbon dioxide production (exhale) at rest over a period of 10 minutes (without food), the resulting time chart will reveal the percentage of Fat the subject is burning at rest, the higher the percentage the more energy is being produced. But because it is a time chart rather than just a number (as in Blood tests), the volatility renders the clues for the cause.
Following an RMR, using the same equipment, the subject can complement the insight into Heart and Lung function and Vitality level determine their Biological Age and compare themselves with others, like World class Athletes. The subject will basically check, how well the metabolic system works by compressing their typical workday from rest to stress and back to rest in a 20 minutes breath to breath analysis under gradually increasing resistance (such as on a bike or treadmill).
This CPET chart renders the subject’s performance under gradually increasing workload over ten minutes. The goal is to find out the maximum amount of oxygen the body can use during exercise (VO2max). It is a combination of how much oxygen the lungs can take in, convert into the bloodstream which is then pumped throughout the body by the subject’s heart and finally how efficient the muscles are in consuming and converting that oxygen for use. The Heart rate is green, O2 is red and CO2 is blue, Test time 10 min.
But again, because it is a time chart and not just an instant number, there is much more to see than VO2max. For example, of interest is how quickly the Heart rate corresponds with the increased Lung work load and how fast it resets during recovery period (at 8.5 minutes). This could not been deduced from a numerical value because in praxis, there are cases where the VO2max reads normal but the heart curve shows spikes, an indication that warrants further investigation. It is safe to infer from the chart that the Lung function is good, but it is not deducible how the breathing could be optimized in order to attain a better performance, i.e. a higher VO2max.
Although improved Lung function will deliver increased stamina, endurance, and better immunity from sickness, breathing exercises is hardly ever mentioned in the context of boosting aerobic power or athletic performance. This may be, in part, due to the fact that measuring progress was cumbersome and inaccurate, using a spirometer. However, now there is technology available that allows real-time monitoring of the Lungs at work. The EIT (Electrical Impedance Tomography) is a novel, radiation-free imaging system able to assess regional dynamic lung volume changes and to determine spatial distribution of lung function in the chest cross-section28. In combination with CPET imaging, a real-time Heart-Lung function monitor allows to see the cause of underperformance and use for performance enhancement training. Once again though, the technology is designed for use in critical care (ICU) at major hospitals, rather than for predictive Health as tool to improve Vitality. As there is no ionizing radiation involved, the Lung function may be monitored over a long time and in a supine as well as stand-up and moving position.
The global conventional medical Healthcare system operates by identical paradigm. It is well suited to attend quickly to physically injured and acute sick Individuals, to eliminate their symptoms and get them back to work. The system prevents death for the sick as long as possible, but it is not interested to sustain peoples quality of life and to make people live a longer life by staying healthy! The system is also not geared up to care for the chronically ill and the elderly and living to old age is economically menacing for a growing number of people – and for the socialized systems.
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