Monthly Archives: May 2018

Don’t Want to Fast? This Supplement Can be a Substitute!

By |2018-05-31T16:35:24+00:00May 31st, 2018|Nutrition|

Fasting has long been known to extend lifespan.

From worms to mice to rhesus monkeys, the lives of many creatures can be rendered longer by restricting their food intake.

This may be an effective anti-aging technique, but cutting down calories by a third or more is too big a price to pay for all but those who are really determined to live a long time.

For those of us who don’t like to go hungry, new, exciting findings have recently been released which demonstrate that a dietary supplement can mimic at least one of the major benefits of a calorie-restricted diet.

Yes, folks, it’s […]

Happiness is Still the Best Drug

By |2018-05-24T15:05:28+00:00May 24th, 2018|Natural Health|

Health authorities are not exactly clear how to define it. But the essence is that people who feel good about life live longer.

Whatever definition they eventually agree on, there’s no doubt that personal well-being is vitally important to health and longevity.

It encompasses feelings of self-worth; how satisfied we are with life; a belief that what we do has value; having activities to look forward to; and day-to-day emotional experiences.

Here’s a simple way to increase your own life satisfaction. . .

One of many ways to increase well-being is to listen regularly to the music we enjoy.

But new findings suggest relaxing to […]

Fruits and Vegetables Aren’t What They Used to Be

By |2018-05-17T03:54:32+00:00May 17th, 2018|Nutrition|

If you’re old enough, you may realize that today’s fruits and vegetables just don’t taste like the ones you remember as a child.

It’s not your imagination, or nostalgia.

The drive to increase food production over the last fifty to a hundred years has been successful, but it’s come at a price.

Modern farming techniques have caused water and carbohydrate content to rise, while protein, vitamins and minerals have taken a dive. There’s even a term for it: “the dilution effect.” The result is much more serious than a mere lack of flavor. . .

While we’re urged to eat five fruits and vegetables […]

Remember That Bit About “Early to Bed and Early to Rise”?

By |2018-05-10T15:53:58+00:00May 10th, 2018|Natural Health|

Being a night owl is known to raise the risk of a variety of diseases.

People who prefer to be more active during the evening, and who go to bed later and get up later, have higher rates of metabolic dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, psychiatric symptoms, mood disorders and winter depression.

But no scientist has ever examined whether these problems increase the risk of death. So two researchers, one from the US and another from the UK, joined forces to find out.

For the study, Kristen Knutson, associate professor of neurology at Northwestern University, Chicago, and Malcolm von Schantz, professor of […]

Forget Cholesterol: This Looks Like the Blood Test that Really Predicts How Long You’ll Live

By |2018-05-03T06:25:26+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Natural Health|

If you’ve had your blood cholesterol tested recently, you ought to know that many researchers now agree with what I’ve believed for years – it’s a dubious guide to your health status.

But it’s a persistent medical myth – the notion that your cholesterol levels determine your future well-being and your heart health.

Meanwhile, studies now show there’s a different blood analysis that actually does offer valuable information about your health future. Keep reading for this exciting news. . .

First I want to point out that when you look at studies of how accurately cholesterol test results correlate with things like life […]