Monthly Archives: May 2020

New Study Finds Women’s Blood Vessels Age More Quickly

By |2020-05-28T11:39:49-04:00May 28th, 2020|Natural Health|

For many women approaching middle age, their biggest health concern is wrinkles and weight gain. But according to the latest research, what they really should worry about is their heart health.

Researchers from Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are pointing to first-of-its-kind research that suggests women’s blood vessels age far more quickly than men’s. As a result, they’re at greater risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.

This flies in the face of the stereotype that “men die young of heart attacks while women all live into their eighties.” It’s not so, and believing this may cost you your life. Here’s […]

What Your Age Says About the Medical Treatment You’ll Receive

By |2020-05-21T11:21:44-04:00May 21st, 2020|Natural Health|

Your doctor can start this medical approach early, even by the time you’ve turned 40. No, it’s not a medical treatment — it’s an attitude. An attitude among physicians that pigeonholes patients based on doctors’ expectations of what happens to the body at a certain age.

New York gerontologist Mark Lachs is disturbed by medical stereotyping, explaining that “treating patients based on their age means you can miss very significant, treatable conditions.”

Researchers point to another form of ageism operating at a doctor’s subconscious level, which some have dubbed left-digit bias. They say this ageism leads to decisions that can have life […]

New Breakthrough Could Help You Stay Strong in Later Life

By |2020-05-14T13:46:50-04:00May 14th, 2020|Natural Health|

As early as your thirties, you start to lose muscle mass. This condition, called sarcopenia, causes the loss of up to five percent of muscle mass every decade thereafter.

Exactly why muscle loss happens isn’t known. But the results of a breakthrough study could help you keep your muscles in good shape for a lot longer. In fact, the future of your muscle strength might hinge on triggering an enzyme called AMPK.

Your body is constantly making and breaking down mitochondria, the “power plants” of cells, to meet your cellular energy needs. This process of clearing away damaged or old mitochondria is […]

This Anti-Aging Vitamin Can Strengthen Your Muscles

By |2020-05-07T12:21:47-04:00May 7th, 2020|Nutrition|

When a 51-year-old Australian woman came into her doctor’s office for help managing her type-2 diabetes, one of her main complaints was muscle pain. Her legs would hurt after only walking one block. And on “bad days” she could hardly brush her hair. The pain was too intense.

But diabetes was not the only source of her discomfort.

Instead, her doctor found she was low in a vitamin that only about two of ten older people get enough of – vitamin D.1 After she started taking a daily dose of 1,000 IU of vitamin D – a low dose, in my opinion […]

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