When It Comes to Aging, Mother Nature Can Be a Cruel Mistress

Radhia Gleis
4 min readApr 7, 2023

Most folks believe that aging is a matter of wear and tear, as if our bodies were like an old, worn tire. But aging is an active process of self-destruction. After the body has done its job of reproducing, Mother Nature says, “Okay, you’re done! Now it’s time to get out of the way.” Some systems actually turn against the body, destroying perfectly good tissue, as if “on purpose.” It…

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