chronic disease

Triage Theory

There are a spectrum of functions for vitamins and mineral in the human body.

These essential nutrients are organized and utilized by the organism in such a way that when these micro-nutrients are limited; the functions required for short-term survival are of a higher priority than functions of less importance and are tolerated by the organism for short-term survival. 

According to Dr. Bruce Ames the consequence of this adaptation is an increase in the risk of chronic disease of aging.

This is a wonderful interview of Dr. Bruce Ames on Triage Theory, Longevity, and Micro-nutrients by Dr. Rhonda Patrick 

In this video Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr. Bruce Ames about his triage theory, which he proposes that the body has developed a rationing response to shortages of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) throughout evolution. When cells run out of a vitamin or mineral, that scarce micronutrient is allotted to proteins (in the body) essential for short-term survival.