Yearly Archives: 2019

Cheapest, Most Common Vitamin is a Key to Longer Life

By |2019-12-27T04:28:05-05:00December 26th, 2019|Nutrition|

As you get older your body starts losing its hold on a vitamin that can both help your immune system fight off harmful microbes and keep your skin looking younger.

Plus, studies indicate that getting extra amounts of this important nutrient may offset some of the deterioration of aging.

The vitamin also can keep your DNA functioning properly and may aid you in surviving cancer. In fact, it’s a first-line treatment among alternative cancer doctors, who administer large amounts of it to cancer patients intravenously.

What’s more, tests show that extra amounts of this easy-to-find antioxidant can shorten your stay in a hospital […]

The Less Active Your Brain, the Longer You’ll Live

By |2019-12-18T15:48:15-05:00December 19th, 2019|Natural Health|

Keeping your brain active through brain games can stave off age-related memory loss, it’s true. But there’s a different kind of “brain activity” you’ll want to avoid for better longevity.

I’m talking about too much electrical activity in your brain. An overactive brain is linked to numerous disorders ranging from autism and epilepsy to Alzheimer’s disease.

Now a fascinating new study from Harvard reports how brain activity levels are so important to your overall health that they can increase—or decrease—your lifespan. Here’s a look at the new research and what it means for you.

What is an overactive brain? The amount of brain […]

A Simple Health Message Adds Years to Life

By |2019-12-12T10:41:39-05:00December 12th, 2019|Natural Health|

Cooking a meal is not only time consuming, but there are all those pots and pans waiting to be cleaned – one of my least favorite chores.

So much easier to buy ready-made meals and place the dishes and cutlery in the dishwasher—or even directly in the trash!

Convenient it may be, but there’s a huge downside to these and other time and labor savers. Turns out, they will more than double your risk of dying before your time.

The problem isn’t the kind of food you’re eating. It’s the activities surrounding cooking and cleaning up. Before I get ahead of myself, I […]

A Drug-Free Way to Zap Zombie Cells and Extend Lifespan

By |2019-12-05T20:56:30-05:00December 5th, 2019|Natural Health|

One exciting area of aging research has focused on sweeping out senescent (zombie) cells from the body. These are considered to be key drivers of the aging process.

A new class of drugs targeted at these cells, called senolytics, has shown enormous promise, but we’ll have to wait some years for them to prove their worth and safety in human trials.

But a new senolytic has emerged that’s completely natural, found in many fruits and vegetables, and is available as a dietary supplement right now.

It’s called fisetin. Keep reading for the full story. . .

The Most Potent Flavonoid

With aging, the immune system […]

The Live-Longer Health Tool that Wags Its Tail

By |2019-11-29T06:16:42-05:00November 28th, 2019|Natural Health|

If you’re a dog lover, here’s some health news that you can rejoice over. While research finds that owning a pet of any kind contributes to better health, it’s owning a dog that will help you live a longer life.

Of course, I’m not trying to insult cat owners, but when it comes to pet ownership the research into human longevity is strongest for dog people.

One of the biggest studies of the anti-aging benefits of owning a dog took place in Sweden and involved more than 3.4 million people aged 40 to 80. The 12-year analysis found that dog owners had […]

Being Positive About the Future Adds Years to Your Life

By |2019-11-23T04:42:11-05:00November 21st, 2019|Lifestyle|

Most Americans feel pessimistic about the country they’re leaving to future generations. That’s the depressing outcome of a recent survey conducted by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal.

The implications of this negativity are wider reaching than you might first believe. That’s because the latest research shows that seeing the glass as half empty rather than half full heightens your risk of heart disease and takes years off your life.

The Monty Python song, Always Look on The Bright Side of Life, turns out to be excellent advice for longevity, according to researchers from Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, New York […]

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

By |2019-11-14T13:42:20-05:00November 14th, 2019|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 you want to pick up the pace.

First let’s dig into some past research reported here, which found a link between an older person’s walking pace and their life expectancy. . .

One study,1 published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that average-speed walkers had a roughly 20 percent lower risk of dying from […]

Do Tall People Live Longer?

By |2019-11-07T10:33:36-05:00November 7th, 2019|Natural Health|

In the never-ending pursuit for the key to longevity, some scientists in the Netherlands turned their inquiring gaze to body size, height and weight. Can these metrics help predict how long we’ll live?

The Dutch may have a special interest in the subject, as they’re the tallest people on earth (on average, of course.)

Here’s what the researchers found. . .

Some of the findings of this large study are to be expected, while others come as a surprise. Case in point is that women may be more likely to reach 90 years of age if they’re taller.

But when it comes to men, […]

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

By |2019-10-31T06:05:03-04:00October 31st, 2019|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 significant amount of the ill effects of aging and make you physiologically younger.

The type of platform I’m talking about is readily available from various fitness companies. Studies demonstrate that standing on one of them for only about 20 minutes daily can improve organ function, make your bones and muscles stronger, improve your blood sugar and even […]

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

By |2019-10-25T04:16:34-04:00October 24th, 2019|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 who seek a long life.

You see, if you’re one of those people with a crushing handshake, you should count yourself lucky.

According to researchers, being able to perform that kind of vice-like grip – while not pleasant for the person you’re shaking hands with – means it’s more likely you’re going to live a long time.

And enjoy […]

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