Monthly Archives: September 2017


Pomegranates Increase Life Expectancy

By | 2017-12-27T17:13:57+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Natural Health|

I look through a lot of medical studies in my quest to tell you about ways to slow down aging and keep your body in peak condition. Most of these studies increase our knowledge about aging in small increments, nudging the field forward a little bit at a time.

But in my explorations I sometimes find research that brings me up short and makes me stop and really take notice.

I recently got such a jolt from a study showing that a popular fruit, already well-known for its heart benefits, may be able to extend life expectancy by an eye-popping 40 percent.

That […]

This Vitamin Could Help You Live Longer

By | 2017-12-27T11:37:43+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Nutrition|

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just take a vitamin that would turn on your longevity genes – the part of your DNA that helps you live longer?

Well, guess what. You can!

Research shows that there’s a vitamin that seems able to help your so-called longevity genes perform microscopic tasks that insure cellular survival and produce a potentially longer life expectancy for you.

DNA Performance

Every cell in your body contains an identical helping of DNA that determines how the cell makes the proteins and other substances that carry out life’s processes.

And researchers are discovering that certain natural substances can determine the […]

Astaxanthin Turns on a Longevity Gene

By | 2017-12-27T17:12:35+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Nutrition|

It seems like some folks have just plain won the longevity gene lottery. They get to live to be a hundred because they inherited DNA from their parents that keeps them spry, alert and mentally sound no matter what their age.

I know a very lively 90-year-old man and also a 96-year-old woman who never bothered a whit about how they eat, the quality of their sleep, meditation or any of the other stuff we sweat over.

Well, even if you suspect that your genetic inheritance is a little below par, you can take heart: Researchers believe they are discovering the places […]

Intelligence is Related to Longevity

By | 2017-12-27T17:12:29+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Natural Health|

The intricate wiring of 100 billion or so neurons in a human brain makes the connections in your computer look like a kid’s toy.

Those neurons are interconnected in ways that are intensely complicated and hard to analzye. So when researchers go about studying the brain’s relationship to the rest of the body and to our overall health, the results can be messy and complicated.

And controversial. Like the theory that a high IQ indicates how long you’re likely to live. . .

Studies suggest your intelligence – as measured by an IQ test – not only shows how smart you are, but […]