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(word processor parameters LM=8, RM=75, TM=2, BM=2) Taken from KeelyNet BBS (214) 324-3501 Sponsored by Vangard Sciences PO BOX 1031 Mesquite, TX 75150 January 31, 1991 AGE7.ASC -------------------------------------------------------------------- This is from FATE magazine - February 1961 - page 128 -------------------------------------------------------------------- In the regular column, Report from the Readers, the following most interesting letter was found. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Preventing Old Age I was much interested in the article in your July issue entitled The Riddle of Aging. Many years ago a man named Sanford Bennett wrote a book called Old Age, Its Cause and Prevention. Bennett at the age of 50 had become an old man in poor health, suffering from a number of chronic complaints and many wrinkles. Despairing of relief from doctors and drugs he finally devised a series of some 35 different exercises to be done in bed before arising in the morning. After following them faithfully for years he had become, in all respects, a young man at 70. This was attested by medical examinations. His face had become smooth without a single wrinkle. His theory was that the body gets old through the accumulation of mineral deposits in the tissues, which finally become stiff and inelastic. The object of his exercises was to contract and then relax all the muscles and tissues to squeeze the mineral deposits out to be carried off in the blood stream. If Bennett had not been killed by an accident when he was in his 80s he might have lived many more years. When I was in my early 20s I had no health - suffered from poor circulation, indigestion, etc. The doctors told my people that I had a weak heart muscle and should take no exercise; that I probably would not live beyond the age of 30. They gave me prescriptions so strong with strychnine that the druggist finally refused to put them up. When I was a few years short of 30 I started taking a few exercises on my own. I bought Bennett's book and have followed his exercises pretty regularly ever since. I was a member of the New York Athletic Club for 25 years. I became a good light-weight boxer, wrestler, swam, rowed and practiced jiu-jitsu. I am now 88 years old, enjoy good health and swim every morning in the salt water pool in the hotel here. I follow the swim with a Page 1 steam bath and a light workout in the gymnasium. I have no wrinkles on my face and am often taken for a man in the 60s. Doctors say I have the arteries and heart of a young man. I don't know how much Bennett's exercises have to do with my condition. I do think no exercises should be taken mechanically. The mind should be on them and you should hold the thought of gaining benefit thereby. I lent Bennett's book to a doctor who has never returned it. The doctor's theory was that these exercises discharged hormones into the circulation. - David B. Helm, Brooklyn, N.Y. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Vangard notes... A most interesting premise corresponding with one of our proposed approaches to aging and the concept of the body as a "filter element" which accumulates residues as life progresses. In regard to mechanical methods, we note that Tesla highly recommended "electro-therapeutic" currents passed through the body to assist in throwing off toxins. This apparently also helps to kill microbes through rapid polarization and depolarization. It is known that chemical interchanges occur on ionic levels in living tissues. The term is IONTOPHORESIS or ELECTROPHORESIS. Except that these usually indicate the use of DC currents. In undertaking experiments in this area, one must keep in mind that DC polarizing currents must never be applied to tissues for any extended period. Positive currents cause the dissolution of tissue (acid response) while negative currents cause the concentration (hardening) of tissue (alkali response). Bi-Phasic currents can be so adjusted as to give the majority of the effect (duty cycle) to either positive or negative influences. The purpose here is to cause a gradual "milking" effect for the transport of foreign substances to the cathode collector. Vibration at various frequencies might also assist in the transport of such blockages. A further hybridization of both electrical methods in conjunction with vibration might lead to some interesting effects. Another item is that of TONE. This is the electrical tension which our bodies present while in a conscious state. It "biases" the muscles at a point sufficiently high to allow a rapid response when thus commanded by mental impulses. When a thought is "sustained" for a period, it causes a polarization of matter into the pattern of the thought. The longer the time and/or the greater the intensity of that thought, the sooner the effect manifests. This is a basic universal law which governs manifestation of all force and matter. Page 2 We would greatly appreciate a copy of Bennett's book if you happen on a copy. Perhaps someone near the Library of Congress might be willing to look it up and photocopy it. We will glad pay for the duplication and mailing costs. -------------------------------------------------------------------- If you have comments or other information relating to such topics as this paper covers, please upload to KeelyNet or send to the Vangard Sciences address as listed on the first page. Thank you for your consideration, interest and support. Jerry W. Decker.........Ron Barker...........Chuck Henderson Vangard Sciences/KeelyNet -------------------------------------------------------------------- If we can be of service, you may contact Jerry at (214) 324-8741 or Ron at (214) 242-9346 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 3

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