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To Get More Out of Your Daily Walk, Step Up the Pace

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Readers of this website know that I’m a huge advocate of a daily walk for both mental and physical health. While slower walking is fine – it’s much better to do something than nothing - there’s some fascinating research out there that might just make [...]

If You Want to Live a Long Time, Shake It Up, Baby!

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

If you want to fight aging and stay younger longer, it helps to shake all over from head to toe. I’m actually being serious here. Research now shows that standing on a vibrating platform, giving you what are called “whole body vibrations,” can reverse a [...]

How Long Will You Live? The Answer Might Be in Your Hands

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|

Way, way back when I was in college, we’d say “get a grip” to someone who was losing control of himself – someone who needed to pull himself up and stop being foolish. Turns out “get a grip” may also be good advice for those [...]

Could a Virtual Reality Device Help You Cope with Pain?

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

It seems that virtual reality devices are finding their way into all kinds of scenarios these days. Maybe you’ve seen someone using one for gaming. Or, perhaps, you’ve tried one yourself on an indoor stationary bike – where this clever device can simulate a beautiful [...]

This Vital Cell Regulator Could Give You a Longer Life

By |October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

In his books and TV appearances in the 1970s, Dr. Benjamin Frank extolled the virtues of dietary supplements and the role of nutrition in disease prevention. He also put forward a theory, since validated, that dysfunctional mitochondria -- the power stations of the cell -- [...]

Proven: “Emotional Intelligence” is Key to a Longer Life

By |September 26th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

When we think about what we need to do to live a long, healthy life, many of us probably think about the foods we’re eating, the supplements we’re taking and how much we exercise. Sure, all of those are important. But a group of researchers [...]

Cosmetic Acupuncture: Has Botox Met Its Match?

By |September 19th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

From chronic pain to allergies, acupuncture has become a go-to alternative treatment for millions these days. But I bet you’d never imagine it can also help with aging skin, smoothing out wrinkles and more. This form of the treatment is called cosmetic acupuncture or facial [...]

Tweak Just One Gene to Double Lifespan?

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

1993 was the year Cynthia Kenyon's lab made an historic breakthrough. By partially disabling a gene called daf-2, her team able to double the lifespan of worms, the largest extension of life in any organism at the time. On top of that, the worms were [...]

These Foods Contribute to Wrinkles

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Here’s the hard truth: all the fancy serums, lotions and supplements in the world can’t stop skin aging. But the good news is that wise lifestyle tweaks can slow it down. And fortunately, they don’t require much money, and no needles are involved. First, let’s [...]

Can “Tickle” Therapy Slow Down the Aging Process?

By |August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

It sounds like a far-fetched idea. The idea that you can reverse or slow down your aging by applying a tiny amount of electric current to your ear – just about enough to cause a slight tickling sensation. But that’s what researchers at the University [...]

Buckyballs Could Add Years to Your Life

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Since the late 1990s fullerenes have been shown to extend the lifespan of mice by anywhere from 5 to 14% even when the treatment was started halfway through their lives. But it wasn't until 2012 that the full impact of their potential struck home. Scientists [...]

Red Meat May Make You 10% More Likely to Die

By |August 8th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Poor red meat – it just can’t get a break. Vegetarians, of course, blame it for every ill under the sun, not even counting cruelty to animals. The actual scientific evidence goes back and forth: It increases cancer risk, but not much. It decreases your [...]

Your Body Doesn’t Handle Food the Way It did When You Were 20

By |August 1st, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

I remember a time when I thought little of my nutritional needs. If I managed to eat some protein, a few carbs and some fruits and vegetables (a “square meal” as they called it then), I thought I was doing the right thing. I was [...]

Surprising Life Extending-Benefits of Old Pharmaceuticals

By |July 25th, 2019|Categories: Pharmacology|

One well-known drug is a popular headache remedy, another is prescribed for diabetes, and a third is given to patients who've had a kidney transplant. These seem unlikely candidates for helping healthy people add years to their lives. But it looks like that’s exactly what [...]

Zapping Zombie Cells Marks a Breakthrough in Treating Age-Related Diseases

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Stiff, aching joints, osteoporotic bones, Alzheimer's disease, lesions that cause heart attacks and strokes: all these nasty “diseases of aging” have one thing in common -- senescent cells. Also called zombie cells, they stop normal cell division and lose their ability to function, but they [...]

Revive a Flagging Thymus Gland and Extend Your Life as Much as 30 Years

By |July 4th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

In a just-published paper, biochemists at Oxford University, England, state that "immune activity and life expectancy seem to be intricately linked." But as we age, the immune system becomes less effective. The process even has its own name - immunosenescence. The good news is that [...]

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