The best drug to reduce to slow aging and the chronic diseases associated with it is already available.
The best drug is to avoid high protein.
So what’s high? Certainly above 1 gram per kilogram of lean body mass is probably high. It is less for diabetics, please see that recommendation the link http://drrosedale.com/blog/2011/11/21/ron-rosedale-protein-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/
A high protein intake has endocrine effects such as it increases insulin, increases IGF (insulin-like growth factor). These hormones increase the rate of aging.
When you use protein as a fuel, your body takes off the excess nitrogen, and then you have to do something with it. Because, it’s a poison. If you take too much, it causes acidosis in the blood. It appears to accelerate the MTOR pathway and has all kinds of debilitating effect, not the least of which is stimulating cancer.
How Do I Calculate my “lean body mass”?
First you calculate your body fat.
You just need a measuring tape and to fill in this link https://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/body-fat-percentage-calculator
Using my measurements when I started the Ketogenic Diet, my fat body fat percentage was 25.6%.
To find the lean body mass, multiply that body fat percentage by your total weight. In my example, it was 124 pounds times 25.6% which is 31.7 pounds.
Subtract that weight from your total weight. In my case 124 – 31.7 = 92.3
Then convert that lean body mass weight to Kilograms by dividing by 2.2.
In my case it is 92.3 lbs/2.2 = 42 Kilograms.
Since the recommended intake is 1 gram of protein per kilogram of lean body mass, my daily intake of proteins should be 42 grams.
On days of heavy exercise my daily intake of proteins should be increased by 25% or 53 grams.
So what’s left to eat?
Fat. Eat fat.
Our health is going to be dependent on what our hormones tell our brains to do, whether to be hungry or not.
You have to regulate the hormones that regulate your brain, and you do this by diet, and then you can affect the rate of aging and the incidence of the diseases associated with aging.
Here is a link to Dr. Rosedale’s book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GG4HEI/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=drrose-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B000GG4HEI
To help you, I attach a snapshot of the foods in a Ketogenic Diet and an overview of types of fat. The healthy fats are in red.
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