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]]>What if an asset had both **inherent value** and caused you to **gain time**.

The plant* Centella asiatica* has *inherent value* because it **requires work** to cultivate it.

Yet, unlike any other form of manual or office labour, it does not “cost” time, for it **adds time** to your life.

Chinese lore has it that the sage Li Ching-Yuen^{1 }used to consume * Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola)* and lived for 256 years.

You see, *Centella asiatica* stimulates the body to produce **Telomerase** – an enzyme, whose discovery won Carol Greider a Nobel in 2009^{2}. Telomerase contains a template for adding the repeating code “TTAGGG” to our DNA, that acts like a cellular counter.

Each cell division, the cell loses some of this repeating code ~ called Telomere, present at the edges of Chromosomes. The loss of “TTAGGG” repetitions prevents loss of actual DNA genes during cellular division *(aging)*. Think of Telomeres as cellular* sentinels*!

According to a comparative study* ^{3}*, a

Telomere length has already been demonstrated^{5 }as the biggest determinant of longevity.

The only caveat here is that a consumer of *Centella asiatica* should monitor their Telomere Lengths regularly via tests like Q-FISH so that they do not exceed 8,000 nucleotides each (same as a 20 year old’s). Otherwise, if one consumes *Centella asiatica* non-stop over a long period, they can – in my opinion – develop temporary symptoms due to excess Cellular Division. In that case, the person ought to stop consuming this herb, *Centella asiatica*, of the Parsley family and the symptoms should abate.

*Centella asiatica* actually likely prevents Cancer by enhancing Telomere length. In this way, it protects from mutations to DNA such as the one that causes Cancer (Cancer Cells evade Telomere shortening by switching on Telomerase production through a mutation).

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**REFERENCES:**

*Featured Image:* *Photo 52991130 / Centella Asiatica © Kerdkanno | Dreamstime.com
1: https://www.theherbprof.com/InfoGotuKola.htm
2: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/2009/greider/facts/
3: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6755196/pdf/mmr-20-04-3701.pdf
4: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5178008/pdf/rej.2015.1793.pdf
5: https://joshmitteldorf.scienceblog.com/2015/04/29/large-new-survey-tracks-telomere-length-and-mortality/*

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In VM NOTATION, the word “Skin” would be “{2,1}A +4”. The first letter (“S”) is mathematically just a second Recurrence of A, so represented as “{2,1}A” – where 1 represents the Sequence of the letter “A” in the alphabet; and since the string has 4 letters, we put +4.

Visual Memory NOTATION (VMN) is a shorthand method of referencing memories stored in the brain. It can increase speed of recall.

Buddha posited the theorem of Suffering for his disciples. As for the tradition I follow, there is a saying in it that there is one organ in the body, that if it is ailing – the entire body suffers, and if it is strong the entire body is healed. This organ is the Heart; or as I understood now: the organ for “meta learning”.

To enable learning at warp speed and solve Earth’s intractable problems, I used a little known Mathematics principle to develop a shorthand method of referencing memories stored in the brain. I have developed an Excel macro to translate English words into this logical notation.

**This Mathematics rule is as follows: if you add the digits of AN****Y number, no matter how large; they resolve to the digits 1 to 9.**

**For example: the n****umber 583. If you add the digits: 5 + 8 + 3 = 13 + 3 = 16 ⇒ 1 + 6 = 7.**

- ALPHABET NUMERICAL EQUIVALENCE: Letters of the English alphabet can be represented by the numbers 1 to 26.
- RECURRENCE: Now, instead of needing 26 Letters – we just need 9 Letters. We represent recurrences by 1 OR 2. For example, N is letter 14 ~ which resolves to 5. Therefore, N is a Recurrence of E and can simply be represented as {1}E. E, itself, would be {0}E.
- SEQUENCE: The letters A to Z are in Mathematical Sequence, and this is represented by the y-value of the Cartesian Coordinate System. The y-value for N is 5; so its notation becomes {1,5}N.
- NOTATION: Each word can be represented by its First Letter and Length. The word “nice” is: “{1,5}E +4”.
*VARIABLES: First letters that are non-alphanumeric are represented by Pipe ( | ).*

The advantage of this system is that you are always using, basically, just 9 Symbols to represent any Word. Further, at a more advanced level you could represent a whole sentence in the same way OR a whole chapter or book or even physical buildings. This can potentially enable **Photographic (Visual) Memory**. The probable method of achieving this is to apply the Separator (/), and grouping strings based on their Lengths (Pantheons).

**In database indexing, it is known that if you divide a random set of cards into suits; then looking for a particular card becomes quite a few times faster (the number of flips needed becomes less).** In our VM NOTATION, we have taken 26 disparate elements and divided them into 9 pre-existent groups, hence increasing the speed with which memories stored in the brain can be indexed.

The Separator, /, further enables **endless** grouping. Forming distinct groups is the job of the Brain.

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