Living young and maintaing youth for as long as you choose. For most of the people that peruse these forums, they understand a little more about beliefs and how their/our thoughts affect the enviroment in which they/we swim. But I still want to make a small mention of it before proceeding.
The "programming" of ageing is from our established society that tells how and what we need to believe. The enviroment in which we live leads us to believe things from childhood that are simply, choices of belief. If one chooses to believe in the ageing process then it will exist for that person. If one believes that to live for x amount of years means that they will become, "old", then their belief and thoughts will play out for them in their physical reality. And the opposite holds true as well of course, believe in living young for how ever many years you choose, and truly believe it and emotionally feel it.... And that becomes your reality.
Simply put, what we believe about our own self, and the enviroment in which we live in from day to day, shall become our experience.
Now back to the topic at hand. Living young. Regenerating life and youth in the body even if it has had years of neglect. How the body generates new cells all the time and has the capacity to heal.
Actually I had a huge post. But I deleted it because much of what I've been learning through all my reading, centers around the diet one chooses. And diet becomes an emotional subject that people like to debate about.
I have read before that all the cells in the body are able to regenerate. It was found that every cell in the body regenerates. Some of them really fast and some of them at a slower pace. ("Well actually it can happen instantly. Unhealthy cells can disappear instantly and be replaced with new healthy cells. But for now lets just keep it simple.") And whatever we nourish those cells with through our diet and the thoughts/vibrations we hold will show up in the newly regenerated cell. And if one doesn't nourish the cells then the new cell will have the same unhealthy information as the cell which was replaced. So to allow an unhealthy cell to regenerate to a new healthy cell it needs nourishment.
Something else that keeps one youthful and living is the vibration that one holds. If one has a higher vibration they are able to maintain youth and live young. And one of the many ways to raise your vibration is through the foods you eat.
But here's two pages that initially caused me to want to start this post.
Here's a study that caught my eyes last night. (A study was performed on earthworms that demonstrated the extension of life due to fasting. The experiment was performed in the 1930s by isolating one worm and putting it on a cycle of fasting and feeding. The isolated worm outlasted its relatives by 19 generations, while still maintaining its youthful physiological traits. The worm was able to survive on its own tissue for months. Once the size of the worm began to decrease, the scientists would resume feeding it at which point it showed great vigor and energy. "The life-span extension of these worms was the equivalent of keeping a man alive for 600 to 700 years.")
from this page here. The Health Benefits of Fasting | Serendip's Exchange
And there's a similar story about rats on this page. (One experiment done on rats showed that limiting them from overeating and systematically starving them increased their lifespan 2 ½ times! Proponents of fasting declare that aging is not commensurate with calendar years, but rather with the health of the cells. During fasting, the concentration of toxins removed from the body and appearing in the urine can increase ten-fold.)
from this page Juice Fasting
"The body is designed to do what we choose to believe it's capable of when we allow it to vibrate at a higher frequency."