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These Foods Contribute to Wrinkles

By |2019-08-29T09:17:59+00:00August 29th, 2019|Natural Health|

Here’s the hard truth: all the fancy serums, lotions and supplements in the world can’t stop skin aging. But the good news is that wise lifestyle tweaks can slow it down. And fortunately, they don’t require much money, and no needles are involved.

First, let’s get down to basics. There are two main perpetrators that accelerate the aging process of our skin: sun exposure, and advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are byproducts of cooking or metabolizing food.

While we can’t block these two perpetrators completely, limiting sun exposure and being attentive to healthy eating can make a huge difference.

I won’t go into […]

Can “Tickle” Therapy Slow Down the Aging Process?

By |2019-08-22T15:50:08+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Natural Health|

It sounds like a far-fetched idea.

The idea that you can reverse or slow down your aging by applying a tiny amount of electric current to your ear – just about enough to cause a slight tickling sensation.

But that’s what researchers at the University of Leeds in England claim. And they say they have the results to show they’re on to something important.

The secret to their therapy, they explain, is that this tiny amount of electricity applied to the ear stimulates what’s called the vagus nerve, and thereby turns back the clock on the way an important part of the nervous […]

Buckyballs Could Add Years to Your Life

By |2019-08-15T17:32:04+00:00August 15th, 2019|Natural Health|

Since the late 1990s fullerenes have been shown to extend the lifespan of mice by anywhere from 5 to 14% even when the treatment was started halfway through their lives.

But it wasn’t until 2012 that the full impact of their potential struck home. Scientists from the University of Paris used them to almost double the lifespan of rats — a staggering and nearly unbelievable achievement.

The good news is that fullerenes can be purchased online. But what are they, and is it worthwhile taking them? Let’s find out. . .

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In 1985, scientists at Rice University in Houston discovered previously unknown […]

Red Meat May Make You 10% More Likely to Die

By |2019-08-09T16:14:46+00:00August 8th, 2019|Natural Health|

Poor red meat – it just can’t get a break. Vegetarians, of course, blame it for every ill under the sun, not even counting cruelty to animals.

The actual scientific evidence goes back and forth: It increases cancer risk, but not much. It decreases your risk of diabetes and heart disease (if you eat it in place of carbs). It increases your risk of heart disease because of all the saturated fats.

So it goes. . .study after study, year after year, one contradicting another. It may not matter much because most Americans aren’t listening.

And something I never see mentioned is that […]

Your Body Doesn’t Handle Food the Way It did When You Were 20

By |2019-08-01T16:47:35+00:00August 1st, 2019|Nutrition|

I remember a time when I thought little of my nutritional needs. If I managed to eat some protein, a few carbs and some fruits and vegetables (a “square meal” as they called it then), I thought I was doing the right thing. I was skinny as a rail and I could eat as much as I wanted without gaining a pound.

By the time I hit my mid-20s I could see that things were changing. I went home for Christmas one year and my mother told me I was getting fat. I’d gained about ten pounds, but I didn’t know […]