The Institute’s Research & Education Mission
Identifying the best Happiness and Holistic Protocols that will promote a Healthy, Purposeful & Joyful Lifespan of around 120 Years
“The stability of the internal environment (the milieu intérieur) is the condition for the free and independent life”. Professeur Claude Bernard (Dr Claude Bernard is one of the recognized fathers of modern medicine)
The National Institute for Healthy Aging and Optimal Longevity is mandated to research and analyze both Happiness’ and Longevity’s mechanisms of action and to determine what are the conditions that will allow the majority of the People to live their fundamental birthright: a happy fulfilling Life up to the Hayflick limit (70 cell doublings/divisions or 120 years), thanks to which we would be able to build the largest “blue zone” ever.
Once actionable protocols are established, the Institute’s certified coaches and instructors teach these protocols via consultation sessions, workshops seminars (both corporate and non profit workshops), public talks, publications and conferences.
One of the Institute’s public advocacy activities is to promote a doable (realistic) universaL basic income policy for those who are struggling with too much telomere shortening chronic stress and toxic processed foods. This way, the People can at least begin to feel better and achieve the preliminary requisites of health and their lifespan potential. (1) As i have explained this elsewhere, given the circumstances, this policy is a State erga omnes obligation.
As noted in one of my blog-articles, the most healthy and long lived “blue zone” is not what most blue zoners and gerontologists claim, the healthiest bleu zone where its People live the longest is Mediterranean Monaco. And one of the reasons for this is that Monacans have the highest proportion of millionaires therein and benefit through France from the European Community’s normative configuration. (2) Thus, they can afford the best anti-aging doctors, the best foods, the best living conditions and the least chronic stress and toxicity.
Thus, there is no meaningful equal access to medicine without some public policy innovations that allows the People to eat and live in a healthy way.
Another public policy novelty the Happiness Medicine Institute is promoting is the building of a rejuvenation retreat network, where people could get fit while getting certified and educated to stay fit and to teach holistic fitness in their communities. (3)
Happiness and Longevity Medicine as an Indivisible Whole
If the Institute has chosen to focus on both Happiness and Longevity, it is because these two fundamental variables of health are connected. (4) And they are connected in a causative way.
Simply stated, being in a happy, optimistic, holistic and purposeful mode of existence rejuvenates.
While being in chronically depressed, intensely and continuously angry (frustrated, overly critical, negative), “stuck” and stressed out situation accelerates aging, especially if there’s an inhibition of action, when there is the perception of “no exit” between fleeing or fighting a stressor (See Laborit’s contribution below).
Many people since the dawn of Humanity have been intuitively aware of this correlation. But it has been only recently that this causation has been lab-proven. In effect, we can now easily measure the length of telomeres, thus this causal relationship between the shortening of the telomeres and aging is all the more substantiated that Telomere shortening has been identified as the central biochemical mechanism by which we oxidize and age. There are over ten other distinct mechanisms of aging (See the Institute’s book), but Telomere shortening appears to be the central one, at least this is what the Science is suggesting today.
From Blackburn to Laborit
Among others, Nobel laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn of UCLA showed that the perception of threatening chronic stress significantly shortens human lifespans while a holistic lifestyle characterized by a positive mood, good food, exercise and meditation would increase lifespan via the telomere lengthening pathway. (See Exhibit A Below).
Without knowing about the existence of telomerase, one of contemporary France’s great thinkers not many American scientists know about, French professor Henri Laborit (a Lasker awardee & quasi Nobel laureat) had explained decades ago part of this aging and disease generating mechanism, in particular on how malignancies (cancer) and other diseases can result from this perception of intense chronic stress and “inaction” that leads the stressee in a situation of pathological despair because he or she is no longer able to take action, either via fight or flight.
“A major role of the brain is to organize behaviors, ie, action. There is inhibition of action when behaviors become impossible, and this is deleterious to health. This happens when an instinctive behavior (such as fight or flight) is impossible, when acting is useless, when a danger cannot be predicted, or when no previous response pattern exists to direct action. In these situations, a brain system, the système inhibiteur de l’action, or behavioral inhibition system (BIS), is activated and stimulates the neuroendocrine responses that were described by Walter Cannon in the 1920s and Hans Selye in the 1930s and 1940s….Responses to one’s environment, when dysfunctional, become toxic (…) inhibition of action induced pathogenic mechanisms. He observed that humans have ancestral instinctive behavioral responses that are not adapted to the modern societal milieu”. Source (5)
For example, when my mother’s father perceived an upcoming tsunami wave of horrendous Gestapo news against his beloved family regarding which he saw no exit, his hair turned white and he visibly aged in an accelerated manner. Among others, holistic oncologist Dr. Hamer of Germany and Dr Claude Sabbah of Marseilles France have pursued Laborit’s line of research and applied some of his ideas in their clinical practice. They have also both developed variants thereto and theorized complementary heuristic avenues of research, in particular on emotional unresolved conflicts that needed to be “deprogrammed” before health could be restored . (6)
Resilency and Joie de Vivre
A contrario to the perception of threatening stress and the inhibition of action and despair, we have resiliency and the Joie de Vivre frequency (lifestyle) that gifted children and certain adults are able to activate. Today, hundreds of published papers have shown that when the attitude and the mindset vibrate “high”, in terms of exuding a peaceful, loving and kind meditative holistic consciousness, when “mindfulness” prevails, the entire body’s physiological systems appear to conspire in order to activate key hormones and neuropeptides, which will in turn contribute to switch on and express, inter alia, the dormant telomerase gene TERT in somatic cells. (7) Once we learn how to turn on these telomerase enzymes in a safe and holistic way, (8) telomere maintenance, cell repair, autophagy and other longevity mechanisms are all able to work better. (Source)
Likewise with cancer patients, when these patients are happier via a support network, they live twice as long. (9)
Holistic Modalities are more durable than monolithic approaches
Thus, once this Optimal Longevity Code is put in place, humans will be able to fully live their evolutionary and God-giving lifespan to at least 120 years. At this point, we as a human society will be making some progress as we prepare better social organization and healing structures that are more consistent with Life and the exigencies of JDV (joie de vivre).
And this long lifespan will be necessarily associated with the dramatic reduction of most chronic disease epidemics the cost of which is both bankrupting the Nation and making babyboomers and millions others miserable.
This theme is thus one of the central research & teaching topics the Happiness Medicine Institute delves into, in hope of finding less a magic drug or esoteric potion than the right frequency, the right attitude, the “plan of action”, the right lifestyle, the right culture-nature combination, the right Code that will better express our telomerase enzymes (what gerontologists call “enzymes of immortality”) for the benefit of all of our healthy cells (and not just our germ cells). (10)
In this manner, most humans will be able to live up to or beyond the Hayflick limit of 70 cell divisions (ie 70 divisions or cell doublings translates to 120 years old). But a 120 years stripped of chronic diseases and debilitating conditions, in particular cancer (ie, malignancy cells have discovered this “secret” longevity Code way before us as they have known how to activate telomerase for millions of years).
In this above-mentioned light, the Institute is working on a publication project based on the science of happiness seen through the prism of “psycho-neuro-endocrinology”, (11) a field which is gaining in popularity with Deans of schools of medicine. (Source) as well as on the science of optimal longevity.
Within this context, the Institute’s current goal is to publish its findings and then teach the “Optimal Longevity Code” and its happiness and holistic techniques. which can be decisive in switching on the body’s key longevity enzyme.
In this perspective, supercentenarian (12) Jeanne Calment is a key example. When asked what was her secrete to her 120 plus years, she answered happiness via laughter, chocolate, red wine and unflappability. (13) (See Exhibit B below) It is to be noted that in both chocolate and red wine, there are key longevity molecules. Red wine for example contains resveratrol, anthocyanin, proanthocyanidin (more than in white wine) and a myriad of other flavonoids and polyphenols that have been shown to upregulate multiple health and longevity pathways. (See HMI’s blog-article on proanthocyanidins the Institute’s writings, it’s book on this topic as well as its wine medicine workshop). In addition to activating key longevity genes, wine, the substance that 20th century American Governments’ law-makers banned for decades, also acts as an aromatase inhibitor, which is a hormonal regulator that affects tissue growth and longevity (See Optimal Longevity Blog).
Similarly, evidence has been established that testosterone, a key rejuvenation and wellbeing hormone, was increased just by watching an exciting sport show. (Source) Likewise, appreciating or hugging a close friend activates the bonding “feel good” oxytocin hormone, which in term optimizes muscle regeneration. (Source)
The Institute’s Main Activities
The National Institute’s mandate is thus to produce blogs, reports, documentaries, talks, workshops and coaching sessions to help convince viewers that happiness-based, holistic & longevity medicine should be the new medical “standard of care” governing not only gerontology, but also public health, family medicine as well as all of the other branches of medicine, the health sciences and even most social sciences.
As Professor Blackburn pointed out, thousands of published research papers are showing that this accelerated shortening of the telomeres process can start quite young. (See her video below). Hence, it is vitally important that this Happiness JDV (joie de vivre) medicine permeates Society as a whole.
As the Institute’s study on the relative failure of conventional medicine and public policies, most Americans as a whole are aging faster, dieing quicker, losing both fertility and reproduction capacities and getting subjected to more and more chronic diseases. At these rates, most American will either be taken over by bacteria and viruses, possibility by healthier minorities or will self-destruct. There is a small minority which is health-conscious and lives a holistic lifestyle. But it’s uncertain whether they can turn the tide around.
To face these and similar challenges, the Institute team assists via coaching, workshops, publication and educational outreach how to reduce the prevalence and incidence of chronic diseases, from Alzheimer’s disease, to Parkinson, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmunity and more. Likewise with aging. Once there are sufficient funds, the Institute plans on financing research studies and providing educational outreach as well as advocacy work with the public sectors. Meanwhile, the Institute’s scientists research innovative and breakthrough modalities in the holistic, integrative, conventional and any other medical system that may have interesting ideas and facts, wherever they are. The Institute teachers, once certified, educate healthcare professionals, patients, and their families as well as the public on both prevention and treatment of most chronic diseases and aging via holistically based happiness medicine. Once better organized and financed, the Institute will also facilitate communication among different groups and Nations so as to identify the best health care standards characterized by safety, efficiency, environment protection and cost-friendliness.
The Institute’s team also reports on and analyzes modern anti-aging research, the most trending being pluripotent stem cell science, induced tissue regeneration, telomerase activators, hormonal interventions and, among others, microbiota & regenerative medicine where old human cells are conditioned to rejuvenate back to embryonic time.
The Big Life-Enhancing Shift
Happiness Medicine Institute’s ultimate goal is to significantly contribute in gently guiding Society to shift from today’s culture of death (ie, characterized by epidemics of depression, chronic diseases, accelerated aging, pre-mature deaths, Life destruction, violence and all sorts of deleterious division processes) to a culture of Life (ie, characterized by diversity, a balanced milieu, social peace, an abundance of individuals living a purposeful and healthy lifespan to least 120 years, as well as all sorts of unifying processes that both complexify Life and give it meaning, beauty and JDV (joie de vivre).
This shift is nothing less that a respectful call for the State’s political and legal decision makers to align public policy with science and the historic, genetic and evolutionary necessities of JDV. (14) (Source) Because the United States’ health-care system is one of the worse in the developed world (Source), the Institute contributes with original remedial schemes, including with French and holistic model. (Source)
Core Belief on Health-care Rights
It is the Institute team’s core belief that benefiting from a healthy long & purposeful lifespan, (i.e., living one’s full life potential), is one of the People’s most sacred fundamental rights, a birthright that is validated not only by Darwin’s evolutionary rationale, but also by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights authors, by a few of the country’s founding fathers, including George Washington’s close friend and mentor who was one of the most important founding fathers of the American Republic, Lafayette and by the Bible’s prophets. (15)
“And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” (Genesis 6:3: King James Version)
So far, since 1997, “…no one has exceeded Jean Calment’s record of 122.5 years, despite an exponential increase of centenarians” (Source) Thus, until scientists crack the superlongevity code and-or until there’s some kind of unpredictable event, human lifespan is capable of reaching at least 120 years. And in relatively good shape as showed Jeanne Calment.
Another core belief that is held by the Institute’s Team is based on the fact that the People should have a constitutional right to promptly benefit from the equal access to the conditions that will favor healthy and long lifespans to 120 years. This subsidiary belief or principle can not be attained if the State does not help out. Thus, the Government should bestow to all no-low-modest income American residents a universal salary that will be strong enough to help keep the recipient citizen resilient. And thanks to this resilience, the State will benefit and its economy will be able to prosper even more. With a buoyant economy based in large part on the eradication of society’s chronic diseases epidemics, including the eradication of the accelerating aging epidemic, mostly everyone will be able to meet their basic needs, to enjoy the “Good Life” and holistic health and to self-replicate, while contributing in the edification of a new civilization based on spiritual and holistic values.
Expected Social Outcome
By establishing a critical mass of happy centenarian and supercentenarians, from 3 to 5 percent per village, collective self-responsibility, public health, social peace, environmental clean-up, resource enhancement and a prosperous economy would start to be better secured. In this perspective, empirically based evidence shows that when there are happy meditators that surpass the 5 percent, the social indicators of crime and violence significantly decrease, by over 20 percent. (16) (Source).
Another expected social outcome would be a lot of cash. Because chronic diseases in the US costs over one trillion dollars and because a Happiness Medicine model and a Holistic Lifestyle System would put in place key habits and conditions that would avoid over 95 percent of these chronic diseases to surface, the People would be able to save over one trillion dollars per year. With a small amount of these funds, it would not be difficult to reverse most ongoing chronic diseases and have lots left for organic farming, energy sustainability and eco-development. As a result, most communities could be sustainable, educated and prosperous, conditions which would nurture both health and happiness.
In addition, modest-income People for the first time in the History of Humanity would be in a situation where they could better secure their long lifespan birth-right to over 120 years as they could be beneficiaries to the needed universal basic income policy, at least for those who are struggling with too much telomere shortening stress. Likewise with creating a rejuvenation retreat network. where people could get fit while getting certified and educated to stay fit and to teach holistic fitness in their communities. Without the satisfaction of basic needs and some semblance of holistic lifestyle training, it would be impossible to achieve the People’s full Life potential of 120 years and beyond.
Once happiness and longevity signaling pathways are better upregulated and impregnated with what the Chinese call “Chi” or Life force, (Source) including, but not limited to what a Longevity Harvard study called “loving-kindness meditation” (17) then the “soif de vivre” (i.e. thirst to live) mindset or vibe can transform into to the “Joie de Vivre” (i.e., bliss or high-vibe happiness) consciousness. As Dr Chopra and others teach, this type of deep consciousness rejuvenates and may be one of the keys to the understanding of the laws of physics and the mechanics of the universe.
However, as Henri Laborit asserted, modern society’s milieu is still not well adapted to the exigencies of Joie de Vivre, health and optimal longevity. To benefit from a healthy milieu, we need to change the biomedical model. Instead of focusing on a fee per symptom business model, we should first focus on a holistic approach that addresses the first three (out of a dozen) major determinants of longevity: the reduction of oxidative stress, the maintenance of “long telomere” and the promotion of DNA-repair mechanisms, thanks to which the body’s key homeostasis systems can be better secured.
Then People would live and age much better, as Claude Bernard wrote, People would thrive thanks to the “the stability of the milieu intérieur”. When indeed the milieu intérieur is balanced as well as diversified (Ie, there is no good balance without diversity), then a healthy, happy, purposeful, prosperous, free, long-lived and independent life is unattainable. At that point, the World Health Organization’s lofty definition of health (See immediately below) would be anchored in reality, the reality we choose to invest in (Cf Exhibit C).
By achieving this goal, public institutions will have to radically change in order to adapt to the People’s newly found “home”, the home of their endowed “120 years health lifespan” treasure embedded within their genetic and stellar constitution.
Pr. Joubert (NIHAOL director)
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition”. (World Health Organization’s Constitution)
“Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Water, air and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopeia”. Napoleon Bonaparte
Call for Fundraising Activities in order to help solve the American Health-Care Crisis and Enhance Standards of Care
To help finance the Institute’s research and documentaries, and the building of a European-flavored Holistic Rejuvenation Retreat center in the US, we encourage holistically minded Americans to invite Christian Joubert, the Institute’s founder and director of the Mediterranean Holistic Optimal Longevity Retreat Center in France, to speak at conferences and offer holistic health workshops as well as to help him organize fundraising events.
The purpose of this American Holistic Health and Rejuvenation Retreat Center is to contribute in solving the American Tapeworm Health-care crisis economy, thanks to both the French model of health-care (See Exhibit D, below) and what the best Science has consistently shown to be the most safe, effective and cost-friendly insofar as guaranteeing the People’s fundamental right to wellbeing is concerned.
Thanks to this projected American European Flavored Holistic Rejuvenation Retreat center, European holistic health experts will give their best to Americans and American Holistic health experts will give their best to Europeans, thanks to which we would be able to enhance the medical standards of care on the two continents, that which would benefit public health, prosperity and peace. Once this goal is reached, then the conditions for the emergence of a new spiritual and holistic era will be within reach. (18)
“In the CNBC interview, Buffett talked about the high cost of health care in the United States — which he correctly said consumes about 17 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product. He compared health care costs to “a tapeworm eating, you know, at our economic body.” He then said the Senate bill would do little to address the cost of health care. “Unfortunately, we came up with a bill that really doesn’t attack the cost situation that much. And we have to have a fundamental change,” Buffett said.” (Source)
Top: “To Life” (“L’ Chaim” in Hebrew). Pr Joubert, at the international integrative oncology convention in San Diego in 2016 toasting and “dégusting” (sipping) a small amount of red resveratrol-rich pinot wine with the conference President, Annie Brandt and her two assistants. “Wine is an appropriate article for mankind, both for the healthy body and for the ailing man.” Hippocrates (19)
Top: this is a special variety of grape that grows in South France that few people know about and which has been associated with great longevity and health compounds.
Striving to guarantee universal and equal access to wellbeing, happiness and holistic medicine
It is the Institute Team’s belief that everyone has the fundamental right to benefit from a meaningful and equal access to safe, cost-friendly and efficient holistic & happiness medicine as well as to the concomitant basic right to be properly informed on all medically proven modalities that can reverse chronic diseases (ie, this is actually a legal obligation) and to enjoy affordable health-care.
In this perspective, A 2015 article in the Harvard Business Review found that “clinical waste, administrative complexity, excessive prices, and fraud and abuse” amounted to 40% of total health-care spending in the U.S. This 40 percent amounts to over one trillion dollars of waste.
Subsidiarily, it is also the Institute’s belief that those who control the State apparatus have the obligation to put in place the conditions that optimize longevity (i.e. healthy and long lifespans) while reducing disease incidence, thanks to which the People would save hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars in tax payment. With these saving, abundance and health would be possible for all. Below, an excerpt from one of Joubert’s pleadings on this question:
The right to health is a fundamental part of international law, which is via Article 6 of the Federal Constitution the “Supreme Law of the Land”. This right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health is not new. Internationally, it was first articulated in the 1946 Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO), whose preamble defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. The preamble further states that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights also mentioned health as part of the right to an adequate standard of living (art. 25). The right to health was again recognized as a human right in the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Since then, other international human rights treaties have recognized or referred to the right to health or to elements of it, such as the right to medical care. The right to health is relevant to all States: every State of the International Community, including the United States has ratified at least one international human rights treaty recognizing the right to health. Moreover, States have committed themselves to protecting this right through international declarations, domestic legislation and policies, and at international conferences. (…) In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the right to the highest attainable standard of health, for instance by human rights treaty-monitoring bodies, by WHO and by the Commission on Human Rights (now replaced by the Human Rights Council), which in 2002 created the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. These initiatives have helped clarify the nature of the right to health and how it can be achieved. The right to health is an inclusive right. We frequently associate the right to health with access to health care and the building of hospitals. This is correct, but the right to health extends further. It includes a wide range of factors that can help us lead a healthy life. The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the body responsible for monitoring the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, calls these the “underlying determinants of health”. (…) They include: Safe drinking water and adequate sanitation; Safe food; Adequate nutrition and housing; Healthy working and environmental conditions; Health-related education and information; Gender equality. The right to health contains freedoms. These freedoms include the right to be free from non-consensual medical treatment, such as medical experiments and research or forced sterilization, and to be free from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The right to health contains entitlements. These entitlements include: opportunity for everyone to enjoy the highest attainable level of health; The right to prevention, treatment and control of diseases; Access to essential medicines; Maternal, child and reproductive health; Equal and timely access to basic health services; The provision of health-related education and information; Participation of the population in health-related decision-making at the national and community levels. (…) Furthermore, as the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights has recognized long ago, (cf its Article 28 being a central one), everyone whose Nation is a member of the U.N. is entitled to the equal access to dignity and basic needs. There can be no dignity, let alone health without the satisfaction of basic needs. This is an erga omnes obligation on the part of those who control the Government. Yet, today in America, the majority of Americans have been pauperized and cannot satisfy most of their basic needs, including the most important human rights which is the right to have equal access to a meaningful health-care system…(Source)
In contribute in meeting this challenge, the French health-care and holistic models may be beneficial for the revamping of the American tapeworm sick-care system. See the Institute’s blog on this topic and Exhibit D below. To participate in the Institute’s effort in this and other fields of research and action, please see our fundraising page.
“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” The Dalai Lama
Top. Professor Elizabeth Blackburn who won the Nobel in Physiology (2009) for her outstanding work on telomerase, chronic stress and longevity.
Top: Jeanne Calment from the Mediterranean city of Arles in South France. Here, at 120 years, Jeanne is relishing some dark chocolate. In addition to lots of humor, unflappability, love of music (she played piano), a passion for dance and exercises, joie de vivre, Jeanne thrived on a Mediterranean diet, red wine and dark chocolate. Jeanne is the only person to have been proven via a valid birth certificate to have lived beyond the Hayflick limit of 120 years. Today, thanks to research, we have much more knowledge on what to do and what not to do in order to promote longevity genes and a healthy lifespan beyond 120.
Reference and precision Notes
(1). In order to achieve the above-mentioned goal, everyone needs to benefit from a universal basic income so that the People can at least eat according to the way Nature and God designed them to eat, wholesome organic mostly plant-based foods. Depriving the People of this fundamental right (i.e., the right to have equal access to life-sustaining quality nutrition) forces them to eat the State’s subsidized GMO-processed and pesticide-laden food, that which promotes costly chronic diseases, the desertification of arable lands, a huge sick-care bankrupt system, the destruction of the Nation’s resources and the continued enrichment of the 1 to 5 percent of the population. Not only is this State policy unethical, it is also illegal as all States, including the United States have the erga omnes obligation to respect the People’s self-dermination and Life rights, which includes, but is not limited to the right not to be part of a genocide scheme. Allowing millions of People to un-necessarily die each year with the State’s toxic foods, its nosocomial & unsafe hospitals and its iatrogenic allopathic medicine (i.e., not all, just most) may be an efficient business and power-maintenance model for the billionaires, (most not all), as well as an efficient population control strategem, but from the perspective of the People’s general interests, it remains violative of international law and God’s commandments.
(2). Principality of Monaco is a city-state, or a microstate, like Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City. Monaco doesn’t levy capital gains tax nor wealth tax. Located on the Mediterranean
(3) Without the meeting the People’s basic needs and some semblance of holistic lifestyle education, the People’s full Life potential of 120 years and beyond is unattainable. And if this evolutionary and God-inspired goal is not met, those “1 to 5 percent” of American’s who have usurped and-or who presently control the Government’s machinery will continue to inflame, sicken and destroy the Republic and its resources. (See ebook on this theme as well as universal income link). Thus, the People need to be better educated on their basic rights as well as on how to self-heal and live a long time. If the majority of the People can avoid most of the Government’s official medicine, its official agriculture, its official food and most everything else that misguided and mis-educated individuals disguised as legitimate law-makers enact, then the People have a chance to prevail and take back their Nation. Both the Democrats and Republicans have had many decades to respect the People basic rights and uphold Constitutional Law and international norms. Just about on all fronts, they have not. (See ebook). Social peace, collective security, prosperity, justice “for all” and a happy and long lifespan are basic rights that are including in the US Constitution’s Preamble, its Bill of Rights and many treaties. Treaties via article 6 of the Constitution are the supreme law of the land.
(4). Contemporary research characterizes the study of happiness either as “positive psychology” or “happiness science. It’s core is psychoneuroendocrinology. This science share signaling pathways with longevity processes that extend lifespan, in particular, hormones, neurotransmitters and cytokines. Hormones are signaling molecules governing the body’s network of glands. Neurotransmitters are signaling molecules governing synapses and the central nervous system’s networks. And cytokines are the immune system’s signaling molecules governing “security”, either via the triggering of the inflammatory response or via anti-inflammation pathways. As for the Optimal Longevity Institute, it publishes cutting-edge research on rejuvenation therapies in the laboratory and clinic. The Institute delivers the latest information on the molecular and cellular mechanisms necessary for these therapeutic approaches to be most effective, and provides key explorations and advances that may ultimately contribute to slowing or reversing the aging process. Optimal Longevity Research coverage includes, but is not limited to the following, Cardiovascular aging, Cancer and cell senescence, cloning, Dna damage and repair, Gene therapy and genomics, Stem cells, Telomere science, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, muscular-skeleton diseases, auto-immune dysfunctions, neurosciences, wine therapy, virology, hormone therapy, growth factors, immunology, animal longevity, invertebra lifespan, biomechanics, tissue engineering and public policy.
(5). Laborit wrote fifteen books (only two of which are translated to English), invented multiple medical breakthroughs, discovered a key neurotransmitter Gamma OH, is one of the pioneers of complexity theory and self-organization and the initiator of “complex thought” in his meetings with the “Groupe des dix”.”Complex thought” was later popularized by Edgar Morin of the EHESS where R Aron also professed. In France, he is especially well known because the French film-maker Alain Resnais produced a film called “Mon oncle d’Amérique” where his book “Eloge a la fuite” and his biomedical theses on the inhibition of action were hightlighted. This film won the Palme d’Or in 1980 at the Cannes festival. Awarded the Albert Lasker prize in medicine for his discovery of chlorpromazine, one of the first tranquilizers that was much safer than morphine. He was also nominated by the Nobel committee, but French pompous authorities blocked that process given Laborit’s “heretic” views in medicine. (Source A and Source B)
(6). Both of these medical doctors have been viciously attacked by mainstream Pharma-financed media and conventional medicine’s authorities, just like Laborit, Hayflick, Beard, Gonzalez, Béchamps, Lamarque, Copernicus and most discovers have. It’s true, often “heretics” can make mistakes. Both Hamer and Sabbath have, if only because they have been overly focused just on their discoveries while minimizing other important aspects of science. But that does not mean that what they have discovered should be systematically defamed and treated as quackery or pseudoscience. One of Happiness Medicine’s recommendations is to give the benefit of the doubt to the inventor or breakthrough discoverer and the burden of proof to the critic. And then, if the scientific debate is not skewed, the inventor or discoverer can feel better at ease (= be happier) in order to demonstrate, with rigor, his or her thesis. When inventors are encouraged and respected, their performance tends to be better. Thereafter, Science can make strides. However, because of so many hurdles and this obsession that scientists need to be systemically “skeptical”, discourages significant discoveries and inventions. Thus, scientific progresses can take decades, yes sometimes many decades for a scientific truth to replace an outdated dogma.
(7). Dormant, because telomerase has been active in human somatic cells in early life, but at age 14 days, the human baby’s telomerase are genetically programmed to be turned off, contrarily to a few other organisms.
(8). As Professor Blackburn explains so well, telomerase science and praxis is tricky. Because if scientists find ways to upregulate too much the enzyme telomerase, nasty cancers can get fueled. And if this enzyme is not activated enough, then an onslaught of chronic diseases and early death takes over. We therefore need to find the “juste milieu”, just like with red wine. Too much of something or a substance can be a poison while just enough can heal.
(9). In 1989, a clinical study orchestrated by David Spiegel, M.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine demonstrated the power of the mind to heal. Of 86 women with late stage breast cancer, half received standard medical care while the other half received standard care plus weekly support sessions. In these sessions, the women were able to share both their grief and their triumphs. Spiegel discovered that the women who participated in the social support group lived twice as long as the women who did not. A similar clinical study in 1999 showed that in breast cancer patients, helplessness and hopelessness are associated with lesser chance of survival whereas a happier attitude produced opposite effects. (Source)
(10). Germ line cells (gamets from which ovaries and sperm cells come) are endowed with activated telomerase. Without this mechanisms, the cells of a baby would be as old as the cells of baby’s parents. Because of their high turn over, gut and red blood cells also have a little more telomerase than somatic cells, but way less than cancer cells.
(11). Psychoneuroendocrinology is the clinical study of hormone fluctuations and their relationship to human behavior. It may be viewed from the perspective of psychiatry, where in certain mood disorders, there are associated neuroendocrine or hormonal changes affecting the brain. It may also be viewed from the perspective of endocrinology, where certain endocrine disorders can be associated with psychiatric illness. Brain dysfunctions such as in the hypothalamus can affect the endocrine system, which in turn can result in psychiatric symptoms. This complex blend of psychiatry, neurology and endocrinology is needed to comprehensively understand and treat psychiatric illnesses.
(12). A supercentenarian life is defined as a life of at least 110 years old.
(13). The French Mediterranean Jeanne Calment lived to 122.6 years. She was in great shape until 120. thereafter, after a fall, she slowly deteriorated, but always kept her wit until the last second. She confirmed what Happiness Medicine Institute teaches, that one of the secrets to a healthy life span is happiness via laughter and an attitude of unflappability, with a little red wine, Mediterranean diet, and, inter alia, 2.2 kilos of chocolate per week.
(14). According to the Hayflick limit, most of our cells divide from 50 to 70 times. With each division, the telomeres shorten. 70 population doublings equates to approximately 120 years of life. Progenitor cells (also called stem cells) and differentiated cells are thus limited to Hayflick’s limit of 70 population doublings. Although adult-derived stem cells, (i.e., totipotent stem cells, pluripotent stem cells, germ layer lineage stem cells, ectodermal stem cells, mesodermal stem cells, and endodermal stem cells) contain the telomerase enzyme, these cells are still subject to the laws of entropy, notwithstanding their unlimited cancer-like proliferation potential. On the other hand, telomerase activators might repair or extend the telomeres of healthy cells, thus extending their Hayflick limit. Telomerase activation might also lengthen the telomeres of immune system cells enough to prevent cancerous cells from developing from cells with very short telomeres.
(15). Genesis 6:3 reads “And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” (King James Version). Thus, during modern times, after the Flood, the Bible limits lifespan to 120 years. It’s interesting to note that this new lifespan follows the permission to eat meat, (Genesis 9:3) while before the Flood, the Biblical diet was plant based. In this context, some scholars thought the original vegetarian diet (Genesis 1:29) would have helped people live to such great ages. Some have further pointed toward Daniel and his request of a vegetarian diet (Daniel 1:8–16). However, vegetarian diets alone before the Flood can’t explain the Bible’s lifespan of 900 years even today. If this 900 years claim is real, there must have been atmospheric, planetary or biochemical elements that scientists have not yet discovered, whether in the composition of the air, the soil or water, in the DNA of archeae, bacteria and viruses, in the Earth’s magnetic spheres etc.
(16). Multiple published peer reviewed studies supports this claim. Among others, the Transcendantal Meditation University in Iowa has published proof that in those cities where there is a certain percentage of meditators who practice meditation regularly, usually at least 4 to 5 percent of the city population, there have also been a significant decrease of violence, accidents and diseases. One study showed a decrease of crimes in Wa D.C. by 23 percent (Source). Another study showed that where there is one super-happy individual who radiates powerful and special frequencis “tous azimuths”, in what Thaillard de Chardin called “la noosphère”, the human collective behavior with a measurable distance from that “awakened” individual behaves in a more peaceful and disease-free manner. These “field frequencies” can also explain why some countries and epoques are more prone to violence and diseases than others. These then are a few of Happiness Medicine’s effects. There are many more.
(17). Just one out of many examples that supports this piece of allegation. At Harvard University’s medical school, an experiment was performed between a group of ladies who practiced LKM (loving kindness meditation) versus another group of similarly situated ladies who did not. The ladies who practiced LKM had significantly longer telomeres. (Source) After reviewing the studies methodology, the Institute has ascertained it as flawless. Telomeres are biomarkers not only for healthy living, but also for optimal longevity, that which can extend the Hayflick clock from 50 cell divisions to 70 or more cyclical division, which means that there is much more Life Span and vitality within these cells and therefore, with the person who carries these cells.
(18). The historian Arnold Toynbee spent over 60 years of his life showing that during the last 10,000 years, there have been only three types of civilizations: military, mercantile and spiritual. And within these three civilizations, there have been thousands of societies, most of which eventually got crippled and died. In light of the past, it is thus reasonable to assume that today’s mecantile-militarist modern societies will not last. The Insittute’s job is to contribute in helping this “system of things” to peacefully evolve toward evolutionary and ethical progress. …With the Institutes’ projects, Joubert hopes to faithfully serve the Higher Good and contribute in the ripening of the conditions that will promote the Big Shift, the historical and evolutionary shift that many have been waiting for, the shift from a predatory mercantile-divisive-belligerent and misguided Society, whose ruling class profits from the suffering and complications this “one to five” percent of the Population creates and-or allows to better control People and maximize wealth and power, to a spiritually and holistically based Civilization wherein the first and foremost value is to simply be in a conscious state of “Joie de Vivre” while living meaningfully up to a healthy lifespan of at least 122 years, as we were designed to. For Professor Joubert, professional, governmental and corporate activity should better embrace this Joie de Vivre or “Heaven on Earth” Vibe. It goes without saying that not all American residents within the one to five high income Americans are predatory and cynical. Some like Warren Buffett and Amazon’s Ceo Jeff Bezo’s, as well as former PayPal CEO, Thial or even Virgin airlines boss, Branson appear to be responsible citizens.
(19). But in small dosage and with quality and-or organic wine. It can even be one or two tablespoons. As Paraclesus wrote: “Wine can be a poison, a food or a medicine depending on the dosage”. When the Greeks introduced a more systematized approach to medicine, wine retained its prominent role. The Greek physician Hippocrates considered wine a part of a healthy diet, and advocated its use as a disinfectant for wounds, as well as a medium in which to mix other drugs for consumption by the patient. Cf., Robinson, J., ed. (2006). The Oxford Companion to Wine (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 433 Hippocrates also prescribed wine as a cure for various ailments ranging from diarrhea and lethargy to pain during childbirth and depression, what he called “melancholia”. It’s not for nothing that most of rural France is seeded with wine and that France has one of the highest rates of longevity and JDV in the world. According to a recent published epidemiological study, French women have the longest span of living (which they share with Kimchi eating Korean women) and most drink regularly quality wine. French men have been classified a little under that rank because of their misguided tobacco use, inter alia. Wine for the elderly is known as “le last des vieillards”, which means the milk of the elderly. In moderation naturally. Too much and of bad quality will produce deleterious effects.