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Just for the record – Anatolia Vertabella from Napoli, Italy is recognised by the world record academy as the World Oldest Mother, giver birth to a 9-pound baby in 2016 at the astonishing age of one hundred and one (101) after a controversial ovary transplant. Anatolia now has 17 children and had ovarian cancer at age 48. 

The next top 3 world’s oldest known mothers are from India, all aged 70. Dalijinder Kaur (with hunsdand Mohinder Singh Gill aged 79) gave birth in 2016; the IVF clinic where she had treatments stated that she was actually 72. Rajo Devi Lohan (with husband Baba Ral Lohan aged 71) gave birth in Novenber 2008. Omkari Panwar gave birth to twins a boy and a girl in June 2008 (with husdand Charan Singh Panwar, aged 77); the twins were born at 34 weeks. The elderly couple already have two daughters in their thirties and five grandchildren.  In 1931, South African woman Malegwale Ramokgopa, allergedly gave birth to her 25 and 26th child 3 days before her 92nd birthday! Daljinder Kaur (from Punjan, in North India) gave birth to a son Armaan on 19th April 2016 (conceived via IVF) at the age of 72.  The father is 80-year-old Mohinder Singh Kaur.

Maria de la Luz from Mexico City may be with oldest known natural mother at 70. Spanish woman, Carmela Bousada from Cadiz, Spain, (previous record holder) who at the age of 66 years and 358 days, gave birth to twin boys at St. Pau Hospital in Barcelona, in December 2006 using IVF donar sperm. Romanian Woman, Adriana Iliescu, who at the age of 66 and 320 days, gave birth to a daughter, Eliza-Maria, in January 2005, after nine years of fertility treatment.

In March 2007, an unnamed Austrian woman aged 66 gave birth to her third child, at the age of 61 her 2nd child was born in December 2002; her oldest was 30 years old.  This could be the first and only known case in the world of two pregnancies and births over the age of 60.  Indian woman, Satyabhama Mayapatra, from Natagarh in Orissa, at the age of 65 gave birth to a baby boy in April 2003. Husband Veenarani Mahapatra was the sperm provider after being married for 50 years.

In 2006, 62-year-old American great-grandmother Janise Wulf gave birth to her 12th child and had her 11th child at age 59.  Britain’s oldest mother Elizabeth Adeney gave birth in May 2009 at the age of 66. Dr Patricia Rashbrook (aka Patti Farrant) at age 62 received donor IVF treatment in Russia (as the unofficial age limit in Britain to be a candidate for IVF was 50) from Italian IVF specialist Dr Severino Antinori. Mrs Rashbrook already had three older children, aged 17, 22 and 26, from a previous marriage. The oldest known Australian mother is believed to give birth at age 60 in 2010. Dawn Brooks is believed to be the oldest natural conception mother in Britain gaving birth at the age 59, with her 64-year-old husband Raymond.

The Australia record for the oldest known mother is unnamed Tasmanian mum aged 63 gave birth (to donor embryo IVF baby performed overseas) on the 1st of August 2016, her husband was aged 78. Just beating the previous record holding who I was honoured to have assisted helping gave birth to a baby boy at the age of 62 from Gatton, Queensland, Australia and was possibly the oldest known natural conception mother at the time in the southern hemisphere, herself and partner were both aged 61 at conception.

Cecilia Tuaileva (Australia) had a son in January 1988 aged 61.  Cecile Elegde (USA) in 2019 at the age of 61 become the oldest recognised mother and grandmother (under Nebraska law) giving born to her daughter & granddaughter Uma.  Cecile was the gestational carrier for her gay son Matthew and his husband Elliot.  Elloit’s sister was the egg donor and Matthew provided the sperm.  In 1887 England, an unidentified woman aged 62 and a half is believed to be the oldest recorded natural conception mother on recored at that time.

Ramjly Raghav because the worlds oldest known father in 2010 at the age of 94, then beat his own record at again 96, with wife Shakuntala Devi aged 52.

The previous world’s oldest father was an Australian Mineworker Les Colley, who was 92 years and 10 months old when he fathered a son, Oswald in 1992.

Indian farmer, Nan Ram Jogi fathered his 21st child at the age of 90, to his fourth wife (who was one of his son’s wives with whom he married after his son passed away).  Mr. Jogi has 12 sons and 9 daughters.  His first daughter was born in 1943 and his last daughter (so far), Girija Raj Kumari, born in August 2007 – 64 years apart.

Geneticists believe that Conqueror Genghis Khan fathered the most children is history estimates are conservatively between 1000 and 2000. Legend states Khan ate the reputed aphrodisiac plant Cistanche daily, Horny Mongol!

Obviously, many ethical debates have risen regarding having children at such an age, but it has proven that pregnancy is possible later in life and is encouraging to women who may also be in their later reproductive years and who are trying to have a child, that age barriers can be broken and women can indeed stay fertile longer.

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The greatest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782) from Russia, 27 births in total comprising of 16 twins, seven sets of triples and four sets of quadruplets. Ouch, and you think life is tough. His second wife had 18 children – busy busy bee!

For interest, the world’s youngest mother is believed to be five (5) years eight (8) month-old Peruvian girl, Lina Medina, from Andean Village of Ticrapo (Peru). Lina gave birth to a six-pound baby boy Gerardo on 14th May 1939 at Lima Hospital, Pisco, Peru. Lina’s parents thought their daughter had a large abdominal tumour; doctors discovered otherwise. Lina was said to have started menstruating from the age of eight months old; her father stated that she was having regular periods from the age of three.  Lina was tested and found to have the ovaries of a fully mature woman. It is believed that Lina had an extra ordinary pituitary gland disorder. Birth of the baby was via caesarean section and Lina’s father was arrested for suspected incest but was released from jail due to lack of evidence, believe it or not!

24.5 years old embryo sets new world record

The embryo was frozen via cryopreservation (or also know as ‘snow babies’) in Knoxville, Tenneessee, USA on frozen 14, 1992.  The future recipient of the donor embryo was Tina Gibson who at the time was only 18 months old.  Due to her husband’s Benjamin, medical history.  Embryo donation / adoption was one of the only few limited options left available for the couple. The embryo was thawed on March 13th, 2017.  Tina gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Emma Wren Gibson on Nov. 25.  The previous record was set back in 2011 was 20 years old.

Technically speak, in is now possible for the recipient mother to be potentially younger when she was and embryo, in comparison to the donor embryo that she could receive that was actually conceived before she was.  What a fascinating and strange age we live in when your baby could actually be older than you are, interesting times ahead!  Mariam Nabatanzi from Uganda by the age of 39 years of age had 38 children born and also had 6 children that unfortunately died, totalling 44 children all naturally conceived with the same father.  Mariam was married off at the age of 13, the plan was to have 6 children.  Mariam was found to have a rare hyper ovulation condition (multiple eggs released) that resulted in multiple child pregnancies, lots of twins, triplets and quads.  Birth control measures proved to be ineffective.  Mariam stated that “All the 38 children are a blessing, not a burden.”

Late bloomers to parenthood – the elixir to the fountain of youth!

Demographically, in society it appears that we are choosing to pursue parenthood much later in our reproductive lives. Many factors may be considered as to why this shift in reproducing is declining, although socioeconomics and the changing attitudes to early parenting would have to play a major part of this current trend. This trend is not only prevalent throughout the general population; you only need to pick up a tabloid magazine to read about many of the Hollywood celebrities who are having children later in their reproductive years.

Cheryl Tiegs had twins at the age of 52, Elizabeth Edwards (wife of former US Vice President nominee – John Edwards) at 49 and 51, Janet Jackson at 50; Beverley D’Angelo had twins at the age of 49, Laura Linney at 49;Holly Hunter fell pregnant with twins at 47, Geena Davies at 46 had her first bub and also had twins at 48, Kelly Preston at 48; Halle Berry at 42 and 47; Susan Sarandon at 46, Christie Brinkley at 46, Jane Seymour had twins aged 45, naturally; Cherie Booth (wife of Tony Blair, former British prime minister) at 46; Jane Kaczmarek at 41, 43 and 46, Helen Fielding (Author of Bridget Jones’ Diaries) at 43 & 48, Mimi Rogers at 45 and Marcia Cross (twins) at 44.  Gwen Stefani at 44; Celione Dion – twins at 42; Uma Thurman 42; Madonna had her second child at 41, Jerry Hall 41, Annette Bening 41, Meryl steep 41; Marian Carey twins 41; Julianne moore 41; Nicole Kidman gave birth to at 41 and at 43.  All are members of the late bloomers club.

Some of the oldest celebrity fathers include: Julio Iglesias Sr at 89, Saul Bellow at 84, Anthony Quinn at 81, Charlie Chaplin at 73, Rupert Murdoch at 72, George Edelsten at 72, Mick Jagger at 72 (8th), George Lucas at 69, Pablo Picasso at 68, Robert DeNiro at 68, Ronnie wood at 68, Luciano Pavorotti had twins at 67, Steve Martin at 67, Larry King at 65 and 67, Clint Eastwood at 66 (7th child), Rod Stewart at 66 (7th Child), Nick Nollte at 66, Hugh Hefner at 65, Elton John at 66 (2nd), Gary Busey at 65, Julio Iglesis at 63 (8th child), Warren Betty at 62, Donald Trump at 62 (5th child), Paul McCartney at 61, Eric Clapton at 59, Michael Douglas at 58. These guys were not shooting with blanks!

There are numerous stories even told in the bible of infertility and longevity. One notable example is told in book of Gensis 21:1 about Sarah (Sarai) and Abraham (Abram).  Sarah (her hebrew name means princess, the mother of nations) is said to of been ninety (90) years of age and Abraham one hundred (100) when she gave birth to their son Isaac. Abraham is also stated in Genesis 16:2 to have fathering a child to Sarai’s servant (at Sarai’s insistence) at the age of 86. It is stated the Sarah was very healthy and beautiful even in her old age and lived to the age of one hundred and twenty-seven (127) and Abraham lived to 175.

Just out of intesest Adam supposedly lived to 93 (930), (Adam and Eve – the original humans, garden of eden; Eve’s age is not mentioned but some texts say they had 33 sons and 23 daughters in total); Noah (the ark and the great flood) to the age of ninety-five (95); Methuselah to ninety-six (96, 969) and Moses lived to the rip ole age of 120.  Time may have been calculated in multiples of 10, in the texts their ages are quoted as being 10 time older – something supposedly happened post the great global flood era that dramatically shortened human life spans – you can speculate but who truly knows?

“Be fruitful and multiply.” (Genesis 1:28) King James Bible version.

The world’s oldest recorded human

Li Ching Yuen lived to 256 years of age.

Li was born at Sichuan, Qing China in the year of 1677 (other claims it was 1736 – one way or another he lived a very long time) to the 6th of May 1933 through out is extraordinary long life was married 23 times and was stated to have as father more that 200 children.  Li was also a tall man standing between 223 to 237 cm or 7 ft.

At the age of 10 Li Chin Yven began his instruction in herbalism and was reported to have a regular diet containing Chinese herbs such as wild ginseng, lingzhi, goji berry, gota kola, he shuo wu and rice wine.   At the age of 71 in the year 1747 Li became a martial arts instructor for the Chinese arm.  Li also is quoted as saying he was instructed in the art of QiGong breathing techniques and diet by a man who was repuded to being over 500 years of age.

Li’s secret to superhuman longevity was reveal in he’s words: “Inner calm and peace of mind, keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise, walk sprightly like a pigeon and sleep like a dog.”

Tapasviji Maharaj’s from India is believed to have lived 185 years and has a very similar story to Li Chang Yuen.  Tapasviji was a military man who lost his familyin a tragic accident.  He is said to have found a renowned spiritual yogi to teach him the Kya Kalpa (kya = body, kapla = transformation) technique for longevity.  Every culture around the world has there historial legends and stories of superhuman immortality and longevity.

The oldest truly verified human on modern record is French born Jeanne louise Calment born on 1875 to 1997 at 122 years and 165 days.  There are many claims of much old people but records of legitimate verification are not recognised by authorities.  Bir Narayan Chaudhary from Nepal was 141 years of age and Shilsali Mislinlow from the Azerbaijan region in Russia lived to 170 years of age and were similar claims of people living to over 170 in the Caucasus region in Russia also.

In Biblical legend after the great global flood of Noah’s era (tabula vita – the book of life), a ‘firmament’ structure (or celestial sphere) formed in the atmosphere over the earth that had a dramatic effect of causing shorted life spans. After the distruction of the tower of Babel there again appears to be a significant dropping in the peoples ages ironically after these cataclysmic events. Did these events trigger some kind of epigenetic flaw in our DNA?  Some other theories claim that the Appendex gland that is part of the large intestine / bowel and has remained a medical mystery may have previously had other functions that significantly effected our longevity.  Science believe that the appendix may be a like a seed bank for the essential microbiome to store and reboot the system in times of crisis.

Progeria (HGPS) is an example a childhood disease that greatly accelerates aging.

There are numerous theories and hypothesis to the secret of longevity.

The blue-zone regions around the world share many similar lifestyle and environment characteristic of the reputed longest living communities on the planet. Okinawa (Japan); Sardina (Italy); Nicoya (Costa Rica); Icaria (Greece) and among the seven-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California.

Common characterists of these communities include: placing Family ahead of there own concerns; little to no smoking; semi-vegetarism (majority is a plant derived diet); constant moderate physical activity; social engagement and integtrating with all ages and social activity with in the community; eating lots of legumes, sweet potatoes, ancient grains, variety of nuts and seeds; fermented foods such as yogart, kefir, natto, grass-fed goat milk, fresh eggs, fish and seaweeds (if they were in there locate region); grey salt, raw organic chocolate; honey; cinnamon; garlic; onions; ginger; oats; olive oil; dark red wine; drink green tea regularly; the hunza of India consume apriots and there kernels regularly; nutrient – ORMUS (approximately 5% of the dryed weight of the brain and nervous system is made up of ORMUS) dense wild fruits & vegetables is commonly consumed;  many produce foods from there own gardens and avoid processed foods; don’t over eat until they feel full, eat 7 times more vegatables than meat; having a life purpose; singing and laughing; have reduced stress; moderate calories intake; moderate alcohol intake especially wine; spending time outdoors getting sunlight and interacting with nature; and engagement in spirituality in some form.

When the alkalinity or pH of the blood goes under 7 acidity the blood in unable the transport oxygen and the bodies metabolism goes into a fermentative stage instead of oxidative energy production.  The only thing that cells can do in a fermented state is grow and split, that is what cancer does.  One of the best ways of maintaining a healthy bodies pH level is to eat a diet that is 80% raw from a variety of fresh organic fruits and mainly vegetables and 20% of the diet cooked.  All sugary and processed ‘food-like’ products should be avoided.

The average human quality health span today is poorly improportionate to live span worse than previous generations.  Calorie dietary restriction and pharmaceutical medications such as Rapamycin ® and Metformin ® have shown positive results in longevity extending studies.

Flow Cytomerty – FISH (Fluorscence in situ hydribization) is a measuring test of leukocytes and telomere length that are the standard markers for assessing aging.

Telemeres

At the tips of the chromesomes are Telemeres (like the plastic bits at the ends for shoelaces to prevent them from unravelling); these telomeres modulate the life expectance of the chromesome and therefore the age of the cell. When these telemores shorten this trigger an aging response, when telomeres reach a critical point, this causes cell death. Chronic inflammation (amount many other environmental factors internally and externally) is a major contributing factor to telemore shortening; interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) are known as cytokines.  Cytokines have shown to block telomerase that is the rebuilding enzyme of the telemores. Improvements in diet, nutrition and lifestyle may help to switch on this telermase enzyme and slow (if not reverse) the processes involved in telemore shortening.

Here are some examples of things you can do that may help to protect the telomeres. Nutrients and herbs: vitamin D; astaxanthin from microalgae haematococcus, marine phytoplankton; omega-3 (DHA); krill oil; indium sulfate, C60; ORMES; deer antler velvet; ubiquinol (Co Q 10); fermented probiotc foods; vitamin K2; magnesium; vitamin C; vitamin E; zinc; polyphenols such as in apples; polygonum multiflorum (Fo-ti), grapes and their seeds eg mucidanes contain resveratrol; cacoa pure dark chocolate; pomegranate fruit,  matcha green tea contain epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG); broccoli sprouts, pine pollen, blue berries; maqui, acai, schisandra, blue- green algae AFA,  chlorella, spirulina, moringa leaf, rhodiola, chaga mushroom, ginseng root, folate or L-5-MTHF; B12 or methylcobolamin; NADH; NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide); NAD+ (nicotinamide adenosine dinucleotide – enhances mitochondria and sirtuin genes); oxaloacetate, metformin™ (*pharmaceutical drug), curcumin from turmeric root; goji berries (lycium barbarum); amla, carnosine; glutathione; HGH, PQQ, lipoic acid, milk thistle and shilajit.

Improving gut health with bone broths, probiotics and digestive enzymes is a key factor.

Astragalus contains astragalosides (astragaloside IV, cycloastragenol) in Super pill 2 ™ and TA65™ products; Ashitaba leaf (angelica keishei, tomorrow leaf), gynostemma pentaphyllum leaf (jiaogulan) known as the ‘herb of immortality’ and Adrenochrome that is oxidized adrenalized blood also lay claim they have telemore protective properties.  Drink MRET activated and hydrogenated (H2) water; reduce your stress; meditation; increase exercise including high-intensity interval training and intermittent fasting (*Note – not to do during pregnancy) are also believed to positively benefit telemores and slow cellular aging.

Mitochondria  

The mitochondria are tiny organelles found in each one of our cells has enormous implications for our health in many ways.  The mitochondria are found in the cells of almost all eukaryotic life, which spams the majority of all multi-celled organisms (and some single-celled organisms): plants, animals, fungi, humans, and more.  Their dominant role is the creation, consumption, and long-term storage of energy that the body uses, in addition to a few other functions.

Mitochondria even have their own unique DNA and the number of mitochondria which are in the cells can vary greatly.  Essentially, the mitochondria are the powder houses that produce our energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) at the core of the energy conversion matrix via the electron transport chain. They also play other vital functions in the body including – regulating basic metabolism; managing amino acid and enzyme levels in the body; processing hormones messages (especially estrogen); creation of neurotransmitters; production of natural steroids (for pain and modulating inflammation); and reducing the chances of cancer formation. The cells membranes allow our mitochondria to store energy similar to a battery and use it for oxidative phosphorylation, a process the mitochondria use to generate ATP energy.

Mitochondrial dysfunction to a wide variety of health condition such as: fatigue, cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and serious mental disorders to name a few.   Scientific findings have classified mitochondrial dysfunction into two main types, primary and secondary. Primary – results from mutations in the mitochondria DNA (mtDNA), which are inherited from others.  Secondary – results from influences of environmental factor such as toxins, poor nutrient etc, which can damage the mtDNA.

Mitophagy is showing to one of the best ways to help restore mitochondrial health. This is a process where the cells switch in to cleaning mode and clear way damaged mitochondria and recycle their components for energy.  It’s like taking out the garbage or doing a spring clean through the house – out with old in with the new. Intermittent fasting cycles of eating (or more accurately the lack thereof it) and ketogenic dieting that are low in carbohydrate and high in healthy fats such as omega 3 essential fatty acids and medium chain triglycerides (MCT) oils helps to switch on the mitophagy.

Getting quality sleep and regular exercise is important to maintain healthy mitochondria.

Nutrients such as the following have shown to play a critical role in maintaining healthy mitochondria and potentially slowing the processes of aging:

B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E’s, D-Ribose helps to make ATP (adenosine triphosphate energy of the mitochondria); nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) increase NAD+ and NADH that repair damaged DNA and mitochondria; Fisetin – in strawberries may decrease inflammation and improve cellular functions; selenium, zinc, Coenzyme Q 10, Oxloacetate (OAA) increases mitochondrial energy; PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) increases mitochondrial numbers; polyphenols and resveratrol – natural antioxidants protects cells and are found in red cabbage, cacao, blue berries, red grapes (e.g. muscadine), pomegranate and coffee; caffeine eg green tea, magnesium citrate/malate/orotate, melatonin, carnitine, carnosine, DMAE, nitrate, pyruvate, alpha ketoglutarate (AKG), alpha lipoic acid and taurine.