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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 […]

Staying in Rhythm Can Mean Longer Life

By |2020-03-26T12:32:51+00:00March 26th, 2020|Natural Health|

Every cell in your body maintains a daily rhythm, called a “circadian” rhythm. You’ve probably heard the phrase.

As you age, these rhythms can slowly slip out of sync, leading to a wide range of health problems that can harm your well-being and shorten your life.

Now, researchers are pointing to effective ways to keep these rhythms on track or at least slow down their loss of function.

Most exciting, if you preserve those rhythms successfully you may increase your life expectancy and stay healthier as you age. Let’s see what researchers are reporting from the latest studies.

One of the most important parts […]

Restoring the “Third Eye” May Hold the Secret to the Fountain of Youth

By |2020-03-19T11:38:55+00:00March 19th, 2020|Natural Health|

Imagine an anti-aging treatment with the ability to dramatically improve physical performance, boost bone density by 80 percent and lower overall mortality rate by 28 percent in people aged 70 to 90.

It’s hard to believe, I know, but research praised by an anti-aging lecturer at Stanford University showed these exact results. I got my hands on the studies that inspired his enthusiasm, and everything seems to check out.

The treatment is reportedly resulting in “unbelievable outcomes,” and entails nothing more than improving your “third eye.” What’s your third eye? Glad you asked…

The “third eye,” or “mind’s eye,” in Eastern spiritual traditions […]

The Power to Slow Aging is Mainly Under Your Control

By |2020-03-12T11:16:43+00:00March 12th, 2020|Natural Health|

Some people age so badly their bodies are decades older than the number of candles on their birthday cake.

In one example, researchers discovered the biological age of a 66-year-old was an astounding 114.

But it can work the other way too. One person aged 59 was discovered to have the body of a 23-year-old. The good news is, where you fall in the biological age spectrum largely comes down to something you can control – epigenetics.

We Can Improve Gene Expression

Some people believe there’s nothing they can do regarding their future health and life expectancy because of inherited genes.

True, the genes we […]

The Gut May Hold the Key to an Extended Lifespan

By |2020-03-05T09:47:59+00:00March 5th, 2020|Natural Health|

For hundreds of years Western medicine has separated treatment of health problems in the brain from health problems in the rest of the body, as if there’s no connection. Recently, scientists began rethinking this approach when they connected the health of a bacterial population residing in the gastrointestinal tract — called the microbiome — to the health of the brain.

The new research shows this “gut-brain” connection can potentially help heal a number of health problems and may even be involved in the aging process itself.

Gut Microbes Increase Production of New Brain Cells

The intestines contain a large and diverse range of […]

These Nutrients and Vitamins Can Keep Frailty Away

By |2020-02-27T11:40:00+00:00February 27th, 2020|Nutrition|

Getting frail as you age can ruin your life.

The chronic, weakening condition known as frailty restricts the life of one out of every four people over age 65. And by the time you’re in your 80s, your chance of becoming frail climbs to over 50 percent.

Frailty means you lose your ability to comfortably move around as your muscle tone basically vanishes and you lose much of the physical resilience needed to bounce back after a health issue like an infection, a fall or surgery.

Frailty increases your risk for poor health, disability and early death. But starting today you can easily […]

Why Do Some People Age Better Than Others? (And how you can be one of them)

By |2020-02-20T14:42:33+00:00February 20th, 2020|Natural Health|

Do you follow childhood friends on social media? Or have you attended a high school reunion recently? If so, chances are you’ve come to this basic conclusion: everyone ages differently.

Some of your pals may look like they just stepped out of 11th grade study hall, while others look like they’ve been run over by a truck.

Recently, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine delved into this conundrum on the molecular level, hoping to finally answer the question ‘why we age differently,’ once and for all. Let’s take a closer look at what the scientists found as well as how you […]

Grueling Exercise Not Required to Lengthen Life

By |2020-02-13T16:06:22+00:00February 13th, 2020|Natural Health|

In 2006, 38 million people took part in one simple athletic pursuit. In 2017 the numbers grew to 60 million, an increase of 44 percent in just eleven years.

The reported increase is so huge I almost doubt the stats. But that’s what the poll-takers claim.

Over the last few decades it’s become one of the most popular health activities, not just in the US, but around the world. What is it?

Running.

Now a new study reports that running, even at a slow pace, for less than an hour, just once a week, will add years to your life. It gets even better: […]

Vitamin D Deficiency Triples Risk of an Early Death

By |2020-02-06T11:13:27+00:00February 6th, 2020|Nutrition|

As long-time readers of this newsletter know, maintaining healthy vitamin D levels is critical to your good health. Brand-new research shows just how powerful vitamin D is, revealing that your very longevity might depend on healthy vitamin D levels.

But at the same time there’s lots of debate on what constitutes a “healthy” vitamin D level and just how much vitamin D you need to supplement with to achieve it. Let’s take a closer look at the research and what the experts say.

Vitamin D is a well-known factor in bone health, but it also plays many other important health roles throughout […]

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