Monthly Archives: May 2019

Want a Long Life? Don’t Imbibe These Drinks

By |2019-06-01T01:45:05+00:00May 30th, 2019|Nutrition|

The first large scale study on sugar-sweetened beverages has just reported, and the results are clear. These drinks shrink our lifespan. The more we consume, the shorter our lives will be.

The effect on longevity is just the latest in a long string of negative findings on sugar. Official recommendations to reduce sugar consumption go back to 1977.

In 2000 this was stepped up with the new edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. That’s when the government publication started giving specific advice to reduce the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs).

Since then there has been some decline in the amount the average […]

Your Lifespan is Foretold Not in Your Palm but on Your Wrist

By |2019-05-29T11:31:20+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Natural Health|

Blood pressure is a well-known indicator of cardiovascular health.

But there’s another test that requires no trip to the doctor’s office, needs no other person or equipment, is easy and quick to carry out, and costs nothing.

This test not only reveals information about your risk of heart disease, but your future risk of death.

All you have to do is… take your pulse. Here’s why this simple, familiar “vital sign” is such a powerful predictor of lifespan. . .

A Fast Pulse Spells Trouble Ahead

The number of heart beats per minute is referred to as the heart rate.

Taking the pulse after prolonged rest, […]

DNA Cut-Revise-Paste Holds Back Aging

By |2019-05-16T01:46:26+00:00May 16th, 2019|Natural Health|

A revolutionary gene editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 allows scientists to make precise changes to the DNA in any cell or organism.

You’ve probably heard of CRISPR if you follow technology news at all. It’s the breakthrough that made it easy and cheap to modify genes.

In an age when many people won’t even eat GMO foods, doing gene modifications on yourself is probably a non-starter. But stay with me a moment: The gene modifications involved here may save or extend the lives of some very sick people.

While some are fearful this new technology will be used for malicious purposes, others believe it […]

Boost Your Collagen Levels and Start to Glow from the Inside Out

By |2019-05-09T07:36:01+00:00May 9th, 2019|Natural Health|

Chances are you’ve seen collagen listed in your favorite face or body lotion or even as a supplement in the vitamin aisle. The ingredient gets a lot of buzz, but with it comes a slew of questions. What exactly is collagen? Why does your body need it? And how can increase the amount in your body?

Let’s just make a start on answering the first question: Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein…read on and I’ll unpack its many benefits. . .

Our bodies naturally produce collagen. It’s the major component of connective tissues that make up many body parts including tendons, […]

New Discovery May Put an End to Wrinkles

By |2019-05-07T13:28:41+00:00May 7th, 2019|Natural Health|

Wrinkles really could be a thing of the past thanks to a discovery by Japanese scientists.

They’ve been able to pinpoint a protein that’s vital to keeping youthful-looking skin, but which diminishes with aging. This discovery was a major achievement in itself — but it gets even better.

The researchers also identified two compounds that can stimulate the depleted protein to rejuvenate the skin.

They hope their work will eventually lead to an anti-aging skin cream. Keep reading for the full story. . .

Cells are in Competition

Over time cells suffer damage and develop some loss of tissue function. In short: they get old. […]