3 Anti-Aging Breakthroughs in Your Own Backyard. {April Fools’ edition}

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Apr 1, 2011
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I still haven’t recovered from turning 46—so you can imagine how excited I was to learn new ways to turn back the clocks that cost little to no money.

photo: flickr.com | developing dreams

Russian American scientist Yuri Alghov discovered these unlikely anti-aging components after months of studying organic matter to cure chronic migraines.

His wife Rosa, a peri-menopausal opera singer who suffered from migraines since her teens, was a willing guinea pig.

“Her migraines were interfering with her singing—she had to cancel at least one performance a month. She was willing to try anything. And being regular would be an added bonus, likely reducing her mood swings.”

After a year of experimenting on his wife, Yuri was able to procure a $100,000 grant to expand his research to a test group of 100 females and follow the effects over a 5-year period. During this time, he has faced numerous lawsuits challenging his methodology since his research had the unintended results of slowing down the aging process.  Pharmaceutical and beauty industries, which have come to rely on the $88 billion-a-year (and growing) anti-aging business, are behind the lawsuits.

Photo: flickr.com | goosmurf
  1. Soil. Yes, soil. Its unique blend of nitrogen and carbon are thought to penetrate cells and slow down their metabolizing proteins. While soil with at least 5 earthworms per square foot and/or found beneath a pile of scat has proven most effective, any garden variety dirt will do but avoid if chemically treated. Add a tablespoon to your smoothie or sprinkle it on a salad. I tried this for a week and the fine lines in my skin virtually disappeared and the whites of my eyes brightened dramatically.

    Photo: flickr.com | Florida Wild Life
  2. Centipedes. This one grossed me out, but I’m willing to try anything. “The speed of this insect totally contradicts the idea of slowing down the aging process, but the impressive athropod’s venom glands contain a unique enzyme that, when isolated, can have the same benefits as resveratrolfound in grapes and red wine.” Since centipedes are mostly nocturnal, according to Yuri, you’ll have better luck digging them up during the day when they’re a bit sluggish. (Important note: some species bite and can be harmful to young children). Yuri suggests hitting the pests with a rubber mallot quickly before cleaning thoroughly with organic dish or hand soap. “One centipede a day is enough, but three is most effective,” he claims. I found them to have a similar texture to calamari when sauteed, but prefer to toss them into a smoothie so I don’t have to look at all the legs. The drawback: I can’t even kill a fly and relocate all insects found in my home to the great outdoors (weather permitting). So… my husband was in charge of the rubber mallot which he assured me was used precisely to ensure immediate, painless death.

    Photo: flickr.com | dimus62
  3. Carpenter ants. The most convenient of the anti-aging breakthroughs since they can be found inside or outside of the home, carpenter ants seemed the most unlikely. The discovery of its benefits was completely by accident. “We had an infestation and I decided to take advantage of it,” Yuri said. “They nest in moist wood, including rotting trees, tree roots, tree stumps and logs buried in the ground so can be found easily even if you don’t happen to have an infestation.” With benefits similar to the centipede, crushed carpenter ants also make an excellent exfoliant. See #2 for drawback.

When all three are combined, migraines were found to decrease by 25%. Severe sufferers, including Yuri’s wife, showed no sign of improvement. “She looks younger so I’m not really concerned about her migraines,” he said. She was unavailable for comment.

For more information, visit YuriAlghovScience.com.


About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


21 Responses to “3 Anti-Aging Breakthroughs in Your Own Backyard. {April Fools’ edition}”

  1. Alice2112 says:

    NOT! (april fools?)
    Soil, yes for B12. Dust to Dust, right?
    If you really want to naturally improve signs of aging, invest in a whole foods, plant based diet – it truly works!

  2. It is, Jennifer. And I can't even kill a fly so I'm definitely not into crushing any kind of creature. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment–hope it made you giggle! ~Cheers!

  3. Yup 😉 Happy April Fools! Thanks for reading + taking the time to comment!!

  4. Alicia says:

    Eating dirt? I'll have to serve that one up to my boyfriend. ha ha Happy April Fool's!

  5. Toss in an earth worm for extra protein 🙂 Thanks, Alicia, for reading + taking the time to comment. Happy April Fool's!

  6. Lynne Katzfey says:

    Thanks for all the "good" suggestions. I think I'll stick to my monthly facials though! And that's no fooling! Better get over being 46 soon because 47 will be here before you know it!! Speaking as a 65 year old………..just you wait! See you this summer.
    Love, Aunt Lynne

  7. diana says:

    Hi-larious. As someone who loves the latest skin cream, I actually asked myself "Would I ever eat dirt on my salad?" I did draw the line at carpenter ants. Don't they bite?!

  8. Uch here was me about to add it to my list of "things to help me achieve immortality". Well I will continue my search for vampires then 🙂

  9. Thanks for reading, Aunt Lynne 🙂 Hahaha — I think I'll recover being 46 by my next birthday. Look forward to seeing you! xoxo

  10. Too funny, Diana! If I thought these things would work, I think I'd hold my nose and eat up. Thanks for reading + commenting 🙂

  11. LOL Colin! I'd make a bad vampire because I'm a morning person. Thanks for reading and have a great day 🙂

  12. Dolores Kurtz says:

    Dear Lynn,

    Are you really 46. I remember a little girl with all of her drawings, who lived with us a while, and made a lovely gift of a cow drawing that she gave us. I guess if I am almost 82, then you must be a young 46. My dear it just depends on which side of 50 you are viewing life at. So, dear enjoy your youth, continue to not eat bugs. See you and the family this July. Love you, Aunt Dolores

  13. Dear Aunt Dolores–Thanks for reading and what a sweet comment! Totally enjoyed that time living with you and Uncle Ray. Appreciate your words of wisdom about getting older. I thought of Scott the other day in yoga when my teacher said to imagine yourself surrounded by angels. And that really magnified the absolute ridiculousness of our society's obsession with aging which has a way of rubbing off on me. He was so young! And wonderful. A light in our lives. Love, Lynn

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  19. Jeeta says:

    I tried these and the wrinkles from balls have disappeared 😀

  20. Glad you enjoyed this, Freya! Clay really does work though? I need more info as my hubby gets migraines all the time. Cheers!

  21. Freya Watson says:

    Yeah, clay really works! It helps the digestive system work more efficiently and, if taken over the longer term, can help remineralise the body. I used to get migraines in my twenties which were sorted then by acupuncture. But then they started to come back last year and my partner was taking clay so I tried it too – and haven't had migraines since. (I wasn't aware of any digestive issues, but I guess there was probably a connection as there often is with migraines). The clay I use is Montmorillonite Clay from Terramin. Tell your hubby it's worth a try. I take a teaspoon in warm water at least 45mins before breakfast and you need to drink loads of water during the day with it. Good luck!

    Btw, I was also tempted to post up a photo I have from Peru last year where we were 'treated' to a local dish of giant maggots!!