Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Join the Epigenetic Clock: How Long Will I Live?

We all know that early lack of love, traumas will cause illness and shorten  life span.   But now we have a more precise way to measure it.  We measure that damage through methylation and damage to the cells which can be different from ordinary senescence.    In other words all the abuse and neglect takes its toll on the cells and affects our longevity.    The genetic clock may be very different from the purely unique development of ourselves as we grow older.  That discrepancy may indicate how long we live.  The more early traumas the wider the gap.  The genetic clock is accurate and plays the music of our lives for us.  We dance fast or slow depending on the results of  the clock, which is more accurate than measuring the well-known telomeres.   These deep cells can age and the telomere levels remain the same.  Telomere levels did not prevent senescent aging.

The importance of late research is that by disconnecting ordinary aging from heavy methylated cells we have a truer picture of how we age and why.  Heavy methylation, inter alia, can tell us about how much early trauma we have undergone.  And then that should leave no doubt that when we are unloved and unfulfilled early on, it will alter our lifespan.  We never just  “grow out of it.”  In a sense our cells evolved differently the rest of us, as strange as that seems.   But many scientists are calling into question the statistical measures used in this study.  So we wait, but we do not have to wait to know what we have observed over 50 years:  that being unloved and unsupported and untouched early on creates damage which is palpable. I see it when we reverse severely high blood pressure, which ultimately impairs heart function.  I see it in breathing problems that result of anoxia during the birth process, which can lead to severe pulmonary dysfunction.  Numbers are fine but seeing it and understanding its impact is crucial. When we observe patients reliving the imprinted damage and hear the cries and screams we know the harm it is all doing. When we hook up patients to electronic measures and see the rises in heart rate and blood pressure, we no longer have to guess about it. During reliving early anoxia the blood pressure can skyrocket in patients. And we see the “why” in chronic rapid heart rate or long-term breathing problems. What methylation does is measure the amount of damage as a corollary to what we observe.

They found that obese people have an epigenetic aging of the liver that increases faster than one would expect.  Sooner or later that aging liver will drag us along with it and cut our lives short.  There are many examples but I believe it is now a truism.  When full of pain we do not grow old gracefully.


  1. Scientists and academics are careful not to offended their grant givers, the biggest of which is the government. Mind Control victims/slaves have shown for decades that the horrific number of traumas inflicted on them as part of their conditioning and programming, caused many health problems early on and shortens their lives. Its well known among mind control victims and the literature about them such as "Ritual Abuse in the 21st century." I know you can't use that publicly, but you're right on target. I have learned a lot about therapy in general thru reading lots about Mind Control operations and its "escapees."

  2. The "academic" elite have learned to deal with bullying in their task of being mature... big enough to not absorb the "childish prank"... that is a common interpretation of bullying which is a disaster when the effect of it is that they do not see the problem... they simply have no desire or ability to tackle the problem which is one of their most common everyday phenomenon... bullying... they live life around bullying sentences as something to be their every day life!

    This phenomenon has much in backwater with disastrous consequences! The vast majority are unable to live around this humiliation why it has become something for an elite to live under... but now without the ability to see the problem. What that clearly shows this is how the governments are open to bully each other in the understanding of a winning score. Which also is contagious and learning and the general public are forced to endure in their daily lives with bullying without complaining. Well some is complaining... but that is only a fraction of what is happening... for what is going on in people's everyday lives.

    We can begin by looking at ourselves for what we do not even notice the bullying for what we expose our own children and friends! In the case of what is reported here... how on earth should someone be able to absorb what Janov tells of primal therapy as is an emotional therapy without equal?

    That bullying could be a winning order applies only to arouse feelings of humiliation in therapy and is certainly not meant to humiliate. To distinguish between these two... it can not be done in a world where an academic lives the life of being mature by be bullying.

    Through thoughts of being a small child in his therapy is a distance as great as it is in the time since he was exposed as a little child... not to forget. He is proud of what he does and can not possibly hear himself cry like a little baby when all he is proud of is not to experience him self as a small child. He can not even manage words about being a little kid... he can not even touch the idea of ​​it! Well it's close but still far away of what a professional education is... it about another sense that a psychiatrist is! If we do not take it away from him... so he will hold on like someone who is about to save the lives of himself... it into sence of his right of treating others!

    We have a lot to think about how we should proceed and I do not think Art.s own ideas are sufficient to understand what a child in an adults role as professional are able to do to "demote" him self to the child he is as an professional... it to not feel the child he is. We have evidence for it... nothing has happened in decades!

    I am one who is a child in many ways and I understand that it is so... and I need help... help which I will never get if I do not do much more than what ART has done to this day... the right to "demand" through science for what people need and do not think they do it through some kind of diploatiska roads impossible of its sence!

    Primal Therapy is a revolutionary therapy and must also prove himself to be so!

    Your everyone's Frank.

  3. Part 2!

    What more can you cope with than hearing from anyone in his despair of being stuck in hell mazes as you understand what everyone's scourge is. To be someone in this case is a fate like no other!

    Your Frank


Review of "Beyond Belief"

This thought-provoking and important book shows how people are drawn toward dangerous beliefs.
“Belief can manifest itself in world-changing ways—and did, in some of history’s ugliest moments, from the rise of Adolf Hitler to the Jonestown mass suicide in 1979. Arthur Janov, a renowned psychologist who penned The Primal Scream, fearlessly tackles the subject of why and how strong believers willingly embrace even the most deranged leaders.
Beyond Belief begins with a lucid explanation of belief systems that, writes Janov, “are maps, something to help us navigate through life more effectively.” While belief systems are not presented as inherently bad, the author concentrates not just on why people adopt belief systems, but why “alienated individuals” in particular seek out “belief systems on the fringes.” The result is a book that is both illuminating and sobering. It explores, for example, how a strongly-held belief can lead radical Islamist jihadists to murder others in suicide acts. Janov writes, “I believe if people had more love in this life, they would not be so anxious to end it in favor of some imaginary existence.”
One of the most compelling aspects of Beyond Belief is the author’s liberal use of case studies, most of which are related in the first person by individuals whose lives were dramatically affected by their involvement in cults. These stories offer an exceptional perspective on the manner in which belief systems can take hold and shape one’s experiences. Joan’s tale, for instance, both engaging and disturbing, describes what it was like to join the Hare Krishnas. Even though she left the sect, observing that participants “are stunted in spiritual awareness,” Joan considers returning someday because “there’s a certain protection there.”
Janov’s great insight into cultish leaders is particularly interesting; he believes such people have had childhoods in which they were “rejected and unloved,” because “only unloved people want to become the wise man or woman (although it is usually male) imparting words of wisdom to others.” This is just one reason why Beyond Belief is such a thought-provoking, important book.”
Barry Silverstein, Freelance Writer

Quotes for "Life Before Birth"

“Life Before Birth is a thrilling journey of discovery, a real joy to read. Janov writes like no one else on the human mind—engaging, brilliant, passionate, and honest.
He is the best writer today on what makes us human—he shows us how the mind works, how it goes wrong, and how to put it right . . . He presents a brand-new approach to dealing with depression, emotional pain, anxiety, and addiction.”
Paul Thompson, PhD, Professor of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine

Art Janov, one of the pioneers of fetal and early infant experiences and future mental health issues, offers a robust vision of how the earliest traumas of life can percolate through the brains, minds and lives of individuals. He focuses on both the shifting tides of brain emotional systems and the life-long consequences that can result, as well as the novel interventions, and clinical understanding, that need to be implemented in order to bring about the brain-mind changes that can restore affective equanimity. The transitions from feelings of persistent affective turmoil to psychological wholeness, requires both an understanding of the brain changes and a therapist that can work with the affective mind at primary-process levels. Life Before Birth, is a manifesto that provides a robust argument for increasing attention to the neuro-mental lives of fetuses and infants, and the widespread ramifications on mental health if we do not. Without an accurate developmental history of troubled minds, coordinated with a recognition of the primal emotional powers of the lowest ancestral regions of the human brain, therapists will be lost in their attempt to restore psychological balance.
Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D.
Bailey Endowed Chair of Animal Well Being Science
Washington State University

Dr. Janov’s essential insight—that our earliest experiences strongly influence later well being—is no longer in doubt. Thanks to advances in neuroscience, immunology, and epigenetics, we can now see some of the mechanisms of action at the heart of these developmental processes. His long-held belief that the brain, human development, and psychological well being need to studied in the context of evolution—from the brainstem up—now lies at the heart of the integration of neuroscience and psychotherapy.
Grounded in these two principles, Dr. Janov continues to explore the lifelong impact of prenatal, birth, and early experiences on our brains and minds. Simultaneously “old school” and revolutionary, he synthesizes traditional psychodynamic theories with cutting-edge science while consistently highlighting the limitations of a strict, “top-down” talking cure. Whether or not you agree with his philosophical assumptions, therapeutic practices, or theoretical conclusions, I promise you an interesting and thought-provoking journey.
Lou Cozolino, PsyD, Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University

In Life Before Birth Dr. Arthur Janov illuminates the sources of much that happens during life after birth. Lucidly, the pioneer of primal therapy provides the scientific rationale for treatments that take us through our original, non-verbal memories—to essential depths of experience that the superficial cognitive-behavioral modalities currently in fashion cannot possibly touch, let alone transform.
Gabor Maté MD, author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction

An expansive analysis! This book attempts to explain the impact of critical developmental windows in the past, implores us to improve the lives of pregnant women in the present, and has implications for understanding our children, ourselves, and our collective future. I’m not sure whether primal therapy works or not, but it certainly deserves systematic testing in well-designed, assessor-blinded, randomized controlled clinical trials.
K.J.S. Anand, MBBS, D. Phil, FAACP, FCCM, FRCPCH, Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Senior Scholar, Center for Excellence in Faith and Health, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare System

A baby's brain grows more while in the womb than at any time in a child's life. Life Before Birth: The Hidden Script That Rules Our Lives is a valuable guide to creating healthier babies and offers insight into healing our early primal wounds. Dr. Janov integrates the most recent scientific research about prenatal development with the psychobiological reality that these early experiences do cast a long shadow over our entire lifespan. With a wealth of experience and a history of successful psychotherapeutic treatment, Dr. Janov is well positioned to speak with clarity and precision on a topic that remains critically important.
Paula Thomson, PsyD, Associate Professor, California State University, Northridge & Professor Emeritus, York University

"I am enthralled.
Dr. Janov has crafted a compelling and prophetic opus that could rightly dictate
PhD thesis topics for decades to come. Devoid of any "New Age" pseudoscience,
this work never strays from scientific orthodoxy and yet is perfectly accessible and
downright fascinating to any lay person interested in the mysteries of the human psyche."
Dr. Bernard Park, MD, MPH

His new book “Life Before Birth: The Hidden Script that Rules Our Lives” shows that primal therapy, the lower-brain therapeutic method popularized in the 1970’s international bestseller “Primal Scream” and his early work with John Lennon, may help alleviate depression and anxiety disorders, normalize blood pressure and serotonin levels, and improve the functioning of the immune system.
One of the book’s most intriguing theories is that fetal imprinting, an evolutionary strategy to prepare children to cope with life, establishes a permanent set-point in a child's physiology. Baby's born to mothers highly anxious during pregnancy, whether from war, natural disasters, failed marriages, or other stressful life conditions, may thus be prone to mental illness and brain dysfunction later in life. Early traumatic events such as low oxygen at birth, painkillers and antidepressants administered to the mother during pregnancy, poor maternal nutrition, and a lack of parental affection in the first years of life may compound the effect.
In making the case for a brand-new, unified field theory of psychotherapy, Dr. Janov weaves together the evolutionary theories of Jean Baptiste Larmarck, the fetal development studies of Vivette Glover and K.J.S. Anand, and fascinating new research by the psychiatrist Elissa Epel suggesting that telomeres—a region of repetitive DNA critical in predicting life expectancy—may be significantly altered during pregnancy.
After explaining how hormonal and neurologic processes in the womb provide a blueprint for later mental illness and disease, Dr. Janov charts a revolutionary new course for psychotherapy. He provides a sharp critique of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, and other popular “talk therapy” models for treating addiction and mental illness, which he argues do not reach the limbic system and brainstem, where the effects of early trauma are registered in the nervous system.
“Life Before Birth: The Hidden Script that Rules Our Lives” is scheduled to be published by NTI Upstream in October 2011, and has tremendous implications for the future of modern psychology, pediatrics, pregnancy, and women’s health.