They say you’re as young as you feel — and sometimes that’s true. If you take good care of yourself, your chromosomal age may well be younger than your years. If, on the other hand, you don’t eat right, sleep well, or exercise, or if you have a genetic predisposition for disease, the age of your cells could be prematurely aging you.
Measuring your telomeres tells us your biological — versus your chronological — age. And once we know the age of your cells, we can take steps to give you a longer, healthier life, actualizing your inner joy and beauty.
Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect your chromosomes like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces. Telomeres shorten as cells divide and as you age; studies have shown that people with shorter telomeres in their cells are more likely to develop illnesses like cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease, or even to die earlier. Telomeres are like bus tickets — every time a cell divides, you use up a ticket; when you’re out of tickets, you’re out of time.