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Surprising Life Extending-Benefits of Old Pharmaceuticals

By |2019-07-25T12:22:56+00:00July 25th, 2019|Pharmacology|

One well-known drug is a popular headache remedy, another is prescribed for diabetes, and a third is given to patients who’ve had a kidney transplant.

These seem unlikely candidates for helping healthy people add years to their lives. But it looks like that’s exactly what they do.

Should you take one or more of these medications the way you’d take a supplement? Let’s try to sort it out. . .

“Almost Like a Miracle”

All drugs have side effects, and when we hear that phrase we almost always think of bad side effects.

Yet some drugs have beneficial “off label” attributes. For instance, hundreds of […]

Why Women Live Longer Than Men

By |2019-07-18T16:44:15+00:00July 18th, 2019|Natural Health|

It’s not exactly breaking news that women live longer than men. According to the Centers for Disease Control,1 the average life expectancy for men in the United States is 76.4, compared to 81.2 for women.

There’s plenty of other evidence, too.

Take, for instance, the ill-fated Donner Party in 1846. Of the 87 original members of the group, 47 of them survived; 70 percent were women. And in Iceland during the 19th century, records show that women lived longer than men every single year … regardless of feast or famine.

You can pretty much confirm the same thing by visiting any nursing home: […]

Zapping Zombie Cells Marks a Breakthrough in Treating Age-Related Diseases

By |2019-07-12T02:51:00+00:00July 11th, 2019|Natural Health|

Stiff, aching joints, osteoporotic bones, Alzheimer’s disease, lesions that cause heart attacks and strokes: all these nasty “diseases of aging” have one thing in common — senescent cells.

Also called zombie cells, they stop normal cell division and lose their ability to function, but they don’t fully die off. Instead, they hang around wreaking havoc on surrounding tissues.

One of the most promising strategies in the field of health and longevity is to sweep these cells out of the body. The first human trial gives hope we can do exactly that. . .

Reduces Illness and Increases Lifespan

“I’ve never seen a field grow […]

Revive a Flagging Thymus Gland and Extend Your Life as Much as 30 Years

By |2019-07-04T06:37:17+00:00July 4th, 2019|Natural Health|

In a just-published paper, biochemists at Oxford University, England, state that “immune activity and life expectancy seem to be intricately linked.”

But as we age, the immune system becomes less effective. The process even has its own name – immunosenescence.

The good news is that scientists believe they’ve found an answer to this decline — a development that could help us live a lot longer.

Thymic Involution

Weighing in at roughly an ounce, the thymus is a tiny gland located between the top of the lungs – but it packs a powerful immune punch.

It produces progenitor cells that mature into T-cells (meaning thymus-derived cells) […]