I never heard of the celeb adrenochrome scandal, till a friend called my attention to it. Apparently, Sergey Brin is mentioned in an anti-aging promotion from one of my sponsors! (I didn’t know that and wouldn’t have blocked it anyway, since I didn’t know about the scandal of child harvesting and all the other scary accusations).
I wouldn’t bother Googling for information. It’s out there but all I could find is rambling, wild, stupid and entirely unsupported claims about the celebrity elite using adrenochrome taken from murdered children. Talk about “fake news”!
But what I do know is that there a MUCH cheaper way than adrenochrome of turning back the clock a whiles: water! Well, not quite. But saline solution (salt water at body concentration). Check this out…
In 2005, University of California, Berkeley, researchers made the surprising discovery that making conjoined twins out of young and old mice—such that they shared blood and organs—can rejuvenate tissues and reverse the signs of aging in the old mice [what is often not mentioned is that the young mice grew old fast!]
The finding sparked a flurry of research into whether a youngster’s blood might contain special proteins or molecules that could serve as a “fountain of youth” for mice and humans alike.
This is shades of Vlad the Impaler; the Transylvanian ruler who was reputed to gorge on the blood of virgins and has given rise to the whole Dracula brouhaha. He believed young blood would give him life eternal.
Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia in Romania, known as the “son of Dracul” or, in old Romanian, Dr?culea, hence Dracula.
Now a new study by the same UC Berkeley team shows that similar age-reversing effects can be achieved by simply diluting the blood plasma of the old mice — no young blood needed!
In the study, the team found that replacing half of the blood plasma of old mice with saline (with a little albumin added, to replace what protein was lost), has the same or stronger rejuvenation effects on the brain, liver and muscle than pairing with young mice or young blood exchange. Performing the same procedure on young mice had no detrimental effects on their health. Meaning that the anti-aging effect was not about good stuff from the young animals (they would have deteriorated when diluting it).
This discovery shifts the dominant model of rejuvenation away from the idea that adding “young stuff” is the way to go. It seems that the real way forward is removing potentially harmful, “age factors” found in old blood. That clears the way for stem cells to rejuvenate and repair tissues.
That fits with what we have recently learned through keto dieting and intermittent fasting: that a process called “autophagy” is triggered, which results in digesting and dissolving the circulating aged tissue elements and dead or dying cells, found naturally within the body. As a result the patient feels younger, healthier, more energetic and more vibrant mentally.
It sure feels like growing younger!
In a famous experiment carried out in Belgium in the late 1940s, clinicians were able to use a perfusion of adrenochrome to bring an intentionally frostbitten rabbit’s ear back to life with only a few exposures (doses). After rendering the rabbit’s ears nerve damaged and deadened intentionally four weeks prior to experimentation, doctors then proved a hypothesis that the application of oxidized adrenaline, otherwise known as adrenochrome, had the capacity to restore life to the rabbit’s damaged skin. The findings spurred the practice of applying subcutaneous adrenaline to incision sites of surgical patients in order to hasten nerve regeneration and healing.
[J Physiol. 1949 Mar 1; 108(1): 1–8. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.1949.sp004305]
And with that we have turned a full circle, back to adrenochrome!
But I don’t want to leave it there. Adrenochrome is potentially very toxic and I wouldn’t take it for any reason. We can also reverse dead and frostbitten tissues, using modern micro-current therapy—specifically with a device called the Avazzia.
Take a look at this graphic, which is from a Powerpoint slide, well-known to those who attend my microcurrent therapy webinars.
The case was a young man, who contracted frostbite in severe weather in the far north of Canada, He was scheduled for amputation, but just a few minutes a day with the Avazzia saved his toes completely!
If you haven’t seen a webinar explaining this amazing new healing modality, you need to go here.
It’s a long video but from 1 hr. 45 mins or so, it is just Q and A and you may choose not to listen to other peoples’ questions!
While I am sharing my diverse thoughts on this, let me go one more step!
For many years in my anti-aging office in Harley St, London, I administered chelation therapy; that is EDTA administered IV in a litre of saline. People recovered their health; it worked, no question. It seemed to even reverse aging, to a degree.
But it was always controversial. In fact no study could prove that effective chelation was taking place, that is: the removal of toxic heavy metals from the body. The standard “explanation” we chelation doctors used was that iron, lead and other inflammatory heavy metals were sifted from the body and health was restored (not mercury, it didn’t work for mercury). It was especially beneficial for vascular disease and restored coronary perfusion.
Of course cardiologists, and especially cardiovascular surgeons, fought this tooth and nail, since it was simple, safe and at least as effective as mainstream treatment. It carried none of the horrendous risk of bypass surgery or heart transplants. Yet it was a fraction of the cost ($2,000 – $5,000, instead of $50,000 to $250,000).
Eventually a trial was mounted and yet orthodox doctors fought hard to get the trial stopped. But it was eventually published (2013) to both fanfares and wails of derision! The so-called TACT trial, the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy, sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
The results were modest and seemed to show most benefit for individuals with diabetes. The results of the first TACT trial were indeed a “black swan event”. That’s a term coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book of the same name: The Black Swan: the Impact of the Highly Improbable (2007). Taleb convincingly discusses how such events can alter the course of science.
Because of the indisputable success of the first TACT trial, a repeat has been arranged (TACT2) with surely less hostility than TACT 1. In fact both the NIH and FDA support the decision to test the strongest strategy in TACT2, chelation plus OMVM (oral multivitamins and minerals), and are working to promote the most efficient trial possible.
You can even enroll, if you like (COVID-19 permitting)! You need to be over 50 years old, have had a heart attack, have diabetes and have healthy kidneys. You will be followed up for 5 years.
So, is the real reason chelation works so well that fact we were diluting aging tissue elements, just like in the latest UC Berkeley experiment?
I think it could well have been.
Just thinking out loud!
Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby
Melod Mehdipour, Colin Skinner, Nathan Wong, Michael Lieb, Chao Liu, Jessy Etienne, Cameron Kato, Dobri Kiprov, Michael J. Conboy, Irina M. Conboy. Rejuvenation of three germ layers tissues by exchanging old blood plasma with saline-albumin. Aging, 2020; DOI: 10.18632/aging.103418