Also I need mention Melody Winnig, a researcher-writer who performs important daily research literature surveillance for me and Jim.As time progressed, the process of updating this treatise has became increasingly daunting, in part because its organization no longer reflects how I now think about longevity or longevity-related interventions.For example, REDOX processes, central to the first theory of aging, actually play significant roles in each of the other theories.Some of the theories are more basic and upstream of the others.Early-on, I started posting longer blog posts that go into considerable depth.The blog now (July 3, 2014) includes over 472 posts and thousands of comments.As to shift over time of my overall perspective, a central observation is that I no longer view the theories of aging described here as independent or even necessarily fundamental.
Meanwhile, if you would like to understand how my thinking has evolved in the last five years, you can check out my May 2014 blog entry FIVE-YEAR PROGRESS REPORT ON MAJOR TRENDS IMPACTING ON LONGEVITY.
Here is a brief history of what has happened and where to look for my latest thoughts: The birth of the blog Seven years ago, I thought that I could continue to update this treatise as I followed the key scientific streams related to health and aging.
Soon, I discovered that for older people, creating health and creating longevity amount to the same thing.
A comprehensive document for the benefit of people interested in living very long healthy lives and who are willing to adapt emerging knowledge personally to do so.  FORWARD VIEW FROM JULY 2014 More than six years have elapsed from drafting the initial version of this treatise and despite many updates parts of it show age.
Many topics and insights I would now include are missing.