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Presentation-The Autonomic Nervous System and Longevity

Friday, Aug 7, 2015, 7:00 PM

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111 Address Palos Verdes, CA

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1. Dial-in:[masked]2. Conference code:[masked]Agenda:1) Welcome to new members2) Main Presentation on the Autonomic Nervous System and Longevity.Here is a link to information about the presentation:https://personal-longevity.com/2015/07/28/chronic-illness-and-the-importance-of-a-whole-istic-approach-to-health3) Discuss topics attendees…

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Aging is a health continuum. It is a delicate balance between nutrition and healing versus body deterioration. As the body ages, the function of the cells in the body decline at various rates. As cell function declines, cells become vulnerable to stress.  Cell “stress” includes processed and fatty foods, environmental toxins, poor sleep, negative life stress (both physical and emotional) , and excessive weight gain. Stressors illicit slow and chronic inflammation.  There are different types of inflammation. There is a healthy acute inflammatory reaction in response to injury which starts and maintains the repair process. There is another type of inflammation which is chronic and slow. This is a different type of response which causes damage to the body.

Chronic inflammation plays a role in premature cell death and the development of chronic disease. Chronic Disease is defined as a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured. Chronic illnesses include diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

According to the Center for Disease Control, chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States and 75% of US health care $ goes to the treatment of these diseases. The number of individuals with one or more chronic diseases, as well as the cost for treatment of these conditions, is estimated to dramatically increase during the next 5 years.

Some sources state that the body is in a constant inflammatory state and that the individual can decrease the rate of cell aging thru lifestyle. Nutrition and physical activity are both very important. Our genes also play a  role.   The organs in the body are controlled by the autonomic nervous system (ANS).

The ANS controls involuntary actions (such as heart beat, digestion) and is made of the nerves that relax the body [Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS)] and nerves that respond to stress [Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS)]. There is a balance between the PNS and SNS. For the body to be in a good autonomic nervous state, the PNS should be more active than the SNS.   The control station of the ANS is the brain.

The stressors that promote inflammation, also negatively affect the ANS.  This imbalance can be improved by nutrition, physical activity and spiritual practices, such as meditation and prayer.

An example of the potential powerful effect of meditation has been demonstrated by a male client of the group. He is in his late 50’s, has Diabetes Type 2, arthritis of a hip and is obese. He meditates daily and has been working with meditation for many years.  Despite the negative stressors his body is confronted with, his ANS was in perfect balance.  As the ANS affects every organ in the body this is a great basis for any life style improvement.

Here are links to some articles on this subject:


Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Patients With Arthritis