Monthly Archives: September 2019

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How to Get Your Longevity Gene Turned On

By |2019-09-12T11:51:51+00:00September 12th, 2019|Natural Health|

It seems like some folks have just plain won the longevity gene lottery. They get to live to be a hundred because they inherited DNA from their parents that keeps them spry, alert and mentally sound no matter what their age.

I know a very lively 90-year-old man and also a 96-year-old woman who never bothered a whit about how they eat, the quality of their sleep, meditation or any of the other stuff we sweat over.

Well, even if you suspect that your genetic inheritance is a little below par, you can take heart: Researchers believe they are discovering the places […]

Tweak Just One Gene to Double Lifespan?

By |2019-09-05T17:29:35+00:00September 5th, 2019|Natural Health|

1993 was the year Cynthia Kenyon’s lab made an historic breakthrough.

By partially disabling a gene called daf-2, her team able to double the lifespan of worms, the largest extension of life in any organism at the time. On top of that, the worms were completely healthy until the end of their lives.

The finding shocked the scientific community because it demonstrated what they thought impossible — that aging can be controlled. I remember the discovery well because, at least in my mind, it inaugurated the modern age of life extension.

Before that it was all talk about supplements, diet and exercise – […]