Monthly Archives: February 2021

Want More Muscle Strength? Improve Gut Health

By |2021-02-25T15:30:39-05:00February 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 |2021-02-18T14:20:37-05:00February 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 |2021-02-11T12:00:22-05:00February 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 |2021-02-04T14:55:27-05:00February 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 […]

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