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Theme page 12. The DSB, the TSB and aging

In a way, aging seems to combine almost everything discussed on these pages. It's usually understood the same as illness in a general sense. But does it have to be so? Many of us want to say that age is nothing but a figure. But is it so? How much of aging is illness or lack of health? How early or late does it start giving symptoms? Or a more general question: How much of our lives is illness? Is it illness that defines the turning point towards aging and death?

As Dc Rosedale puts it: "Your health and likely your lifespan will be determined by the proportion of fat versus sugar you burn over a lifetime and that will be determined by the communication of nutrient sensors so you should eat today to control the sensors that will tell your cells what they will need to eat tomorrow." (Dc Rosedale's lecture. 2019)

The important question also seems to be: What does health mean? According to biophysicist Peter Ferreira there is only one disease and one health in the body. They are based on the electric or energy current which is maintained by the electric structures of salt and water.

A German medical doctor and author, Harald Kinadeter defines health as follows: "Health means to us strength and ability to become what we are and overcome what prevents us from doing it. It means the harmonic cooperation of different processes. These processes define the relation of the human being to the purpose of life."

WHO (The World Health Organization) has defined health as "the absence of illness". To me this definition is far too narrow. Perhaps the most interesting and important experience of the treatment of the DSB is how much both our mental and physical health, wellbeing and ability to function are linked with each other and how much they depend on the condition of the sense of balance. Firstly, it seems to determine our lifespan by influencing the physical factors of our existence (the electric current and magnetic field which gives us and our nervous system the power to keep straight and move/function  effortlessly). Secondly, it gets involved in the whole endocrine and metabolic system, leaving nothing out of reach. 

Because the adaptability of muscles gets weaker with years even a minor DSB may start giving more symptoms in old age. The worse the sense of balance originally functions the earlier the aging symptoms start to appear and the more troublesome and extensive combinations they are generally. E.g. muscular tension with increasing pain in the neck, shoulders and back are caused by a strengthening DSB. At the same time blood circulation in the brain and the function of the brain including memory often deteriorate.

Twisted courses of movement and disturbances in metabolism increase issues with musculo-skeletal system, making it harder to move even on an even surface along with aging. In addition, keeping the body in balance while sitting, standing or sleeping may also get more difficult because of the DSB. A restless sleeping position, sleep and difficulty in falling asleep become more common as we grow old because the sense of balance is more strained by the weakening body. At the same time there is an increasing risk of vertigo, which means that the sense of balance can no longer control the muscles. They have been tensed to their extreme. to "lock" the body and prevent it from falling down. Of all the DSB symptoms, vertigo is the peak of an iceberg where many other issues and/or illnesses have preceded it.

The increase in adrenaline may make hearing oversensitive when the tiniest noise can disturb sleep or feel otherwise annoying. For the same reason you can start hearing sounds from within the body: e.g. the heartbeat and blood circulation. As a result of (long) predisposition to loud noise and/or of a major DSB the auditory nerve may be damaged and cause high-pitch tinnitus and/or impairment of hearing.

The condition and function of eyes depend very much on the condition of the sense of balance and vice versa. In spite of good spectacles eyes may get tired more easily and they aren't able to adjust to different distances as well as before.

The longer the DSB has strained the cardio vascular system the more adrenaline has affected the peripheral blood circulation. It worsens skin, nails, hair and increases loss of hair. Together with deteriorated peripheral blood circulation the fluid circulation gets worse causing swollen, cold hands, feet and cramps in the muscles and restless legs.

The sense of balance takes all the energy it needs to keep the body balanced and because aging inevitably weakens the body the sense of balance is more strained than ever before even though the DSB would be a minor one. E.g. tiredness, variable moods and difficulty in concentration may make even a small chore seem too strenuous.

It's inevitable that even the healthiest body gets frail and slows towards the end of its lifetime, which has become longer due to better nutrition, hygiene and medication. However, the number of years of illness, frailty and perhaps loneliness tend to increase. The most important purpose and aim of the treatment of the sense of balance is to keep us physically and mentally better fit and healthier longer so that we can take care of ourselves, move and be social as long as the biological battery allows us to do so.

To prevent the internal stress caused by the DSB means that twisted unilateral movements decrease and the body strains more evenly. If the treatment of the sense of balance starts early enough when there are no major damages in the tissues yet, it can help the body to maintain fit and healthy with its own endocrine system longer. Therefore, metabolism maintains a better balance as well as the nervous system including the brain cooperating with the senses. Furthermore, the sense of balance in good condition protects the body against the disturbances from the magnetic field of Earth, which might otherwise injure or invalid an aging body prematurely. 

The following chapter Theme page 13. The DSB, the TSB and working ability