Self Continuum

Flowcharting may help in figuring things out. 

Some thoughts:
--what is effect of centrifugal force on longevity.. is spinning an exercise option 
--human cloning + brain 'self' transplant.
--Low inflammation.  Inflammation is a driver of ageing.
--High blood pressure, or hypertension, in middle age may be linked to cognitive decline, but the evidence is less conclusive. Like obesity, the risk appears to diminish with age, and higher blood pressure may even offer some protection late in life.
--The sources of the calories matter. For every additional 150 calories of sugar there was an 11-fold increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, compared to 150 calories obtained from fat or protein. -->

How to Keep Your Self Going

Calorie restriction

When combined with a diet that includes fish oil and foods low in sugar, calorie restriction has increased the life span of monkeys, though observational studies indicate that the longest living humans are of average weight. Adults should get 45% to 65% of their calories from carbohydrates, 20% to 35% from fat, and 10% to 35% from protein.

Some suggested shopping list items

-- Chocolate 6oz/d baking-dark-syrup-cocoa .. resveratrol, lithium, nitric oxide
-- Kidney beans ..... nitric oxide
-- Peanut butter ..... resveratrol, nitric oxide, good fat (low sat to unsat ratio)
-- Broccoli ..... remove heavy metals,
-- Grape juice ..... resveratrol
-- Tomatoe Paste ..... lithium, Potassium
-- Chicken ..... lithium, nitric oxide
-- Potatoes ..... lithium, Potassium
-- Bread, toast ..... nitric oxide, yeast helps remove heavy metals
-- Coffee ..... Coffee drinkers live longer. five cups a day, reg or decaf
-- Oatmeal ..... nitric oxide, protein
-- Canola oil ..... CoQ10, good fat(low sat to unsat ratio)
-- Garlic powder ..... nitric oxide
-- Aspirin ..... Thins blood. May reduce risk of heart attack.

Supplements
-- Fish Oil ..... Omega-3. Up to 1000mg /day.
-- B12 ..... For the brain.
-- L-arginine ..... An amino acid the body uses to produce types of proteins. When the body uses l-arginine, nitric oxide is produced. nitric oxide isn't present in foods. Research studies conducted on L-Arginine and nitric oxide, found that vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin B are also required for the enzyme to successfully produce NO. Also involved in penile erection and the immune system deploys it to kill bacteria. Organisms on low calorie diets increase their production of NO. Organisms deprived of NO live shorter lives. Decomposing plant material containing Bacillus subtilis, along with other soil bacteria, has the ability to make NO. Gaseous NO may lengthen lifespans.
-- Lithium ..... Ingested through vegetables and drinking (tap) water. Scientists analyzed the mortality rate in 18 adjacent Japanese municipalities in relation to the amount of lithium contained in tap water from the respective regions and found that the mortality rate was considerably lower in those municipalities with more lithium in the drinking water. scientists examined exactly this range of concentration in the model organism C. elegans. The result was confirmed: The average longevity of the worms is higher after they have been treated with lithium at this dosage. From previous studies we know already that a higher uptake of lithium through drinking water is associated with an improvement of psychological well-being and with decreased suicide rates.


Consult your doctor.

Drink about two quarts of water a day - more if hot, exercising, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or restricting calories.

Keep your Blood Pressure down. Less weight generally means less blood pressure.



Avoid: -- Saturated Fats (bad for the heart and brain), including eggs, hamburger, bacon, ham, chicken skin, milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, coconut oil and Trans Fats and reheated oils and fats.
-- too much sodium, wash salt from canned food
-- Smoking.
-- Nicotine. Increases heart rate and blood pressure.
-- Sugar. In calorie restriction experiments with monkeys, the control group�s diet contained 28.5% sucrose, compared with 3.9% sucrose in the resricted group.
-- Frequent vomiting. May lead to esophageal cancer.


Take your medicine.

On antioxidants, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) stated that no physiological proof in vivo existed to support the free-radical theory. Consequently, the ORAC method, derived only in in vitro experiments, is no longer considered relevant to human diets or biology. The agency said no evidence shows the beneficial effects of polyphenol-rich foods can be attributed to the antioxidant properties of these foods, and data for antioxidant capacity generated by in methods cannot be extrapolated to in vivo effects. USDA also said clinical trials that tested the benefits of dietary antioxidants have produced mixed results. USDA said bioactive compounds may play a role in preventing or ameliorating various chronic diseases such as cancer, coronary vascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes; however, the associated metabolic pathways are not completely understood and non-antioxidant mechanisms, still undefined, may be responsible. USDA noted in addition to the ORAC assay, other measures of antioxidant capacity include ferric ion reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and trolox equivalence antioxidant capacity (TEAC) assays, which also have problems. (Src: http://www.ars.usda.gov/services/docs.htm?docid=15866 ) Antioxidants are found in vegetables, fruits, grain cereals, eggs, meat, legumes and nuts. Some, such as lycopene and ascorbic acid, can be destroyed by long-term storage or prolonged cooking. Other antioxidant compounds are more stable, such as the polyphenolic antioxidants (resveratrol, flavonoids) in foods such as whole-wheat cereals, tea, coffee, soy, fruit, olive oil, chocolate, cinnamon, and oregano. Processed food contains fewer antioxidants than fresh and uncooked foods, as preparation exposes food to oxygen.

Ref:
http://www.collectivewizdom.com/Lithium-LithiumRichFoods.html
http://www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674(13)00014-7
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/20/study-proves-southern-states-have-lowest-life-expectancy.html
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1117728
http://www.fightaging.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/23/100-ways-live-to-100_n_3956896.html
http://www.ibtimes.com/genetic-switch-controls-aging-found-could-aid-human-longevity-2023136
http://news.softpedia.com/news/10-Minutes-Of-Staring-Boobs-Daily-Prolongs-Man-039-s-Life-by-5-Years-72490.shtml
http://phys.org/news/2011-02-scientists-environmental-lithium-uptake-longevity.html
http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/02/no-longevity-nitric-oxide
http://www.wsj.com/articles/medicine-shows-growing-potential-to-repair-and-regenerate-body-parts-1432833239
http://worldhealth.net/