The Myth Of Our Genetic Mortality

What do you expect yourself to look and feel like in 40 years? What is the picture of day to day, moment to moment life you find yourself imagining?

Does it look anything like the lifestyles of those who are currently 40 years older than you? Perhaps with some cooler tech, and a dodeca-camera phone instead of today's measly triple?

Magic Mogu in large part was founded to express a philosophy of the available ease of wellbeing; a philosophy inspired by the actions (though not always the personalities) of those who are changing our world right now.   

People like Steve Jobs and his obsession with deeply innovative design, user experience, and pushing products just the right amount beyond “the customer is always right”.   

Others like Elon Musk whose mind is stuck 20 years ahead of the pack, and has become a paradigm shattering machine in his commitment to bringing that future to the present.

Perhaps most importantly, people like my good friend Steve, who spent years pouring over and experimenting with all available gut bacteria research and then showing how easily we can heal and thrive with something as simple as the right kefir water. Most importantly he was the example I needed to be inspired set out on my own with a nutrition bar company.  

The complicated part with all of these examples is the reality that to evolve a paradigm, we must challenge most of what has already been accepted as the right way to think and do. It can be difficult to reconcile the fact that the current paradigm isn’t technically wrong, and yet all of it can be discarded. Discarded for something that is perhaps, simply, more right.

Today however we’re going to talk about someone whose work is relevant to you, right now. 

David A. Sinclair is a Harvard Researcher, Professor of Genetics, and listed TIME Magazine's 2014 “100 Most Influential People in the World”.  

Here’s why he earned that last title:

The currently recognized world authority on genetics and longevity has a new theory of aging: He classifies aging as a disease that can be treated. As a product of his research he has redefined the disease of aging to be the result of “the loss of genetic information.” This net loss is caused by the overwhelm our genes face as they work the dual process of maintaining genetic expression as dictated by our DNA, while simultaneously repairing the damage inflicted on the DNA code structures.

Well, perhaps not as simultaneously as we’d like; and therein lies our challenge. We exist in a duality of states where we can either express, or heal. When there are not enough factors to handle both at the same time, they allocate resources to one or the other, and the ensuing loss of information results in the disease of aging. The symptoms of aging include everything from heart failure to wrinkly skin. That’s right, heart failure is now being categorized as a symptom  of a disease.

This is a radical paradigm shift, one that for many years had David ostracized by the scientific community. This is no longer the case, and in his New York Times Bestseller “Lifespan” he shares every detail of the research that has been published, that will be published, and that is currently being tested on himself and those close to him - with nothing short of miraculous results.  

One of those is his 80 year old father, who was practically brought back from the brink of death and is now traveling the world with more energy and brightness than he had at half his age.

We must recognize that our bodies truly are ecosystems of countless expressions of energy, constantly updated, adapting, and repairing. Incorporating the feedback of the difficulties of life allows us to refine what we consume and how and this in turn will impact the state of the conduit of giving and receiving that we are.


May we eat well, excel with ease, and evolve towards wellness together.  

~ Tennyson

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