Intended for healthcare professionals


Has the time come to take on time itself?

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 08 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a414

Aging 101

1.  Life is aging.

2.  Aging is acquiring emotional and physical wounds.

3.  Wound-healing depends on metabolism.

4.  Metabolism depends on air, water, and food.

5.  Metabolism is undermined by toxins and addictions.

6.  Toxins and addictions interfere with wound-healing.

7.  Toxins and addictions accelerate aging.

8.  Avoiding toxins and addictions slows down aging.

9.  Aging does not necessarily lead to infirmity.

10.  Aging without infirmity is the purpose of life.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

25 July 2008
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA