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How to Reverse Brain Aging Through Diet

By |2020-04-30T11:41:29+00:00April 30th, 2020|Nutrition|

Scientists have studied longevity in numerous animal species, from fruit flies to rodents to monkeys, and in almost every case they found that calorie restriction extends life span. But why?

Ketone bodies offer at least part of the explanation.

Ketone bodies are three natural compounds produced in the liver when the body metabolizes fat. Science shows the body can use ketones as replacement fuel when glucose — the body’s preferred source of fuel — isn’t available.

This means that by drastically curtailing carbs and upping your fat intake, you can turn your body into “a fat-burning machine” as the keto marketers like to […]

Can Eating Too Much Sugar Shorten Your Life?

By |2020-04-23T11:38:42+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Natural Health|

By now most people know that a diet high in sugar doesn’t do your health any good.

But the so-called “empty” calories of sugar aren’t really empty. They’re like little missiles that take aim at your organs.

The problem with sugar, researchers have now found, goes way past the possibility of making you prone to weight gain, high blood sugar and diabetes.

The latest studies show that even if you avoid diabetes and weight gain, sugar triggers dangerous shifts in your body that can wreak havoc on your health and steal years from your life.

If you’re a longtime reader of this newsletter then […]

How One Tiny Fish Can Help You Defy Aging

By |2020-04-16T11:11:29+00:00April 16th, 2020|Natural Health|

In the 1968 sci-fi movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the crew members are put in a state of suspended animation, lying inside a pod to preserve oxygen and life support supplies.

But using suspended animation to defy aging is not just science fiction.

Scientists now know that putting living cells and organs into a state of hibernation can effectively slow down biological aging and allow for a much longer lifespan.

New research reveals there might be a way to achieve a state of “physical hibernation” while still performing our normal daily activities—no space age pod necessary!

How? They’re turning to the secrets of a […]

Is the “King of Carotenoids” the Secret to Youthful Skin?

By |2020-04-09T12:06:55+00:00April 9th, 2020|Natural Health|

You are religious about sunscreen application. You slather on night cream. And you eat all the right foods. But did you know that the secret to youthful skin might actually be a tough-to-pronounce antioxidant?

Astaxanthin (pronounced asta-ZAN-thin) is the reason why both the skin of salmon and flamingos sport that lovely pink hue. And now there’s some scientific evidence that this potent carotenoid may help protect your skin from wrinkles and the cumulative damage that comes with age.

Let’s take a look at why scientists and skin care experts alike are touting it as the next anti-aging breakthrough…

To understand the power of […]

Golf? How One of America’s Favorite Hobbies Can Add Years to Your Life

By |2020-04-02T11:57:45+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Natural Health|

Mark Twain is said to have described golf as “a good walk spoiled.” I don’t expect the 25 million Americans who play the game would agree with him.

The enjoyment that comes from teeing off with the driver, striding down the fairway, and focusing intently on a 30-foot putt (not to mention refreshments at the 19th hole) is also matched by some wonderful health benefits.

Perhaps the best of these benefits is a longer life. Let’s see what the science reveals about golf and longevity.

Golf Reduces Your Risk of Death

Evidence that golf can add years to your life comes from a brand-new […]