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Want More Muscle Strength? Improve Gut Health

By |2021-02-25T15:30:39+00:00February 25th, 2021|Natural Health|

It’s normal to lose some muscle mass as we age. It’s called sarcopenia, and this condition can start as early as your 30s.

If you’re physically inactive you can lose as much as three to five percent of your muscle mass each decade after the age of 30.1 And even if you’re active, you’ll still have some muscle loss that occurs with age.

With that said, staying active and adding regular doses of muscle-strengthening exercise can help stem the tide.

But did you know that nourishing your gut microbes could be equally as important? Emerging research suggests just that.

Let’s take a look…

First, a […]

Avoid the Pitfalls of Lung Damage
 – And Live Longer

By |2021-02-18T14:20:37+00:00February 18th, 2021|Natural Health|

When medical folks offer advice about healthy aging, they often focus on ways to keep your heart and brain healthier.

Of course, those are crucial for a longer, more enjoyable life. But there’s another part of your anatomy just as vital to your well-being… your lungs.

Fortunately, there are some easy, everyday tips you can – and should – follow to breathe better and enjoy increased vitality as you age.

First, keep your weight under control.

By now you’re probably well aware that if you gain excess fat around your waistline, the accumulated fat triggers inflammation that causes a host of health problems as […]

Medieval Village Points the Way to Reaching 100 in Good Health

By |2021-02-11T12:00:22+00:00February 11th, 2021|Natural Health|

Whether it’s a 79-year-old zipping along on his scooter, an 83-year-old chasing her hens up a hill, or a 100-year-old doing yard work, the people of a small village in Italy know how to live a long life and remain healthy throughout, with virtually no heart disease.

What’s the secret of this town that still looks much the way it did in the Middle Ages? Let’s take a look at what longevity researchers say.

Situated in the middle of the Aurunci mountains in central Italy is the ancient hamlet of Campodimele.

The signpost to the […]

Take This Test – Your Life May Depend on it

By |2021-02-04T14:55:27+00:00February 4th, 2021|Natural Health|

Astronauts and U.S. presidents share something in common. Both are required to have a scan taken of their coronary arteries to see how much calcium is deposited. That’s because the scan is considered the most robust predictor of a potentially fatal heart attack.

A high level of calcium is not only a tell-tale sign of imminent danger for the heart, it can also predict the risk of death from all causes. In fact, this scan could be the most important test you’ll ever take.

There’s nothing “sudden” about a heart attack. Most heart attacks are caused […]

Popular Joint Supplement Can Help 
You Live Longer

By |2021-01-28T10:27:29+00:00January 28th, 2021|Natural Health|

As you get older, an array of health problems lie in wait ready to do you in. Many of them are linked to inflammation – destructive misbehavior of your immune system. And you may have heard the term “inflammaging” – which refers to the danger of the immune system speeding up the aging process as inflammation ramps up.

Paradoxically, this type of inflammation can make your immune system both more active and less effective. Meaning it’s less able to protect the body against disease but more active in damaging the body’s own tissues.

But researchers say glucosamine, a popular supplement often used […]

Oxygen Therapy Turns Back
 the Clock on Aging

By |2021-01-21T11:12:49+00:00January 21st, 2021|Natural Health|

As we get older, things change in the body – most often, not for the better.

For instance: The genetic material in every cell of the body can shift its activity in ways that are harmful and make you more vulnerable to disease. And old or damaged cells can lead to chronic inflammation that can result in a number of health problems.

But now, scientists in Israel claim they’ve found a way to dodge some of the woes of aging by using a technique that allows older cells to behave like healthy young cells once again.

Research at Tel Aviv University and the […]

“Reprogramming” Restores Lost Vision

By |2021-01-14T11:06:00+00:00January 14th, 2021|Natural Health|

Research described as “a major landmark” and “a milestone in the field” restored lost vision in old mice by restoring damaged cells in the eye to a youthful state.

This is the first time any treatment has succeeded in accomplishing this, and to say scientists are excited is an understatement.

The researchers believe one day this new “reprogramming” technique could help turn back time for other parts of the body as well.

Back in July we told you about a remarkable discovery from Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte and his team at the Gene Expression Laboratory at San Diego’s Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Dying, […]

These Two Foods Give You 
Younger-Looking Skin

By |2021-01-07T11:08:48+00:00January 7th, 2021|Nutrition|

For many of us it’s no fun to gaze into the mirror, see those fine lines form, and then grow longer, deeper and wider over the years. That’s why there’s a rapidly growing market for anti-wrinkle creams, but just as powerful—or maybe even more so—are the dietary choices you make every single day.

In addition to eating lots of vegetables, there are two other foods that reduce wrinkles and smooth skin. Here’s the story…

Lifestyle and environmental factors can lead to premature aging of the skin, of which wrinkles are the most obvious sign. Smoking is one such factor; so is obesity; […]

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