Monthly Archives: January 2018

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The Versatile Herb That Fights Off Old Age

By |2018-01-25T08:47:05+00:00January 25th, 2018|Pharmacology|

Most of the time, if you hear about health benefits that seem too good to be true, it’s because they are. Be skeptical.

But I think I’ve come across an anti-aging exception to that rule: the herb rhodiola. Here’s what has me so excited.

Rhodiola rosea, also known as golden root, is a classic adaptogen, a substance that adjusts one of your body’s processes either up or down, as needed.

For example, if your immune system is too amped up, leading to harmful inflammation, an adaptogen may calm it down. If your immunity is too laid back, and allowing you to get sick too […]

New Nutrient Combats Mitochondrial Aging

By |2018-01-18T10:06:26+00:00January 18th, 2018|Nutrition|

There’s a great deal of evidence that mitochondria – the “powerhouses of the cell” – are a major factor in determining how long you’ll live.

With aging come damaging changes in these cellular energy plants — their quality content, volume, function, gene expression, and ability to make proteins all slide downhill. This happens because mitochondrial DNA are especially vulnerable to attack by free radicals.

These damaging effects have led to the “mitochondrial free radical theory of aging” – an update to the free radical theory of aging that’s been around for a while. The new theory suggests that

Weird Tips to Boost the Nutritional Value of Your Food

By |2018-01-11T17:47:32+00:00January 11th, 2018|Nutrition|

Experts in natural health never tire of reminding us that food is the best medicine – especially preventive medicine. If you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and other healthy items you have the best chance of staying at optimal health and avoiding illness.

But what you do in the kitchen with your food can make a big difference in how many nutrients and health benefits you get from that food. If you embrace a few simple tips about picking out and preparing your food, you can earn a big dividend in extra nutrition and natural nutrients that protect your body […]

Toxin Exposure Linked to Shorter and Longer Telomeres

By |2018-01-04T16:16:19+00:00January 4th, 2018|Natural Health|

If your body generates excessive free radicals, it can overwhelm antioxidant defenses. When this takes place you enter a state called oxidative stress. It’s the cause of many chronic diseases.

The poisons in our environment are major sources of free radicals and oxidative stress.

For those keen to remain physically young, this poses a special threat because telomeres are vulnerable to cumulative toxic exposure. With the help of a microscope, you can see the consequences in your telomeres — a shorter length. And in due course you may see a reduced lifespan.

Yet in some cases, toxins are linked […]