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The Lazy Man’s Guide to Living Longer

By |2018-09-13T10:04:43+00:00September 13th, 2018|Lifestyle|

If you want to maximize your life expectancy, you have your choice of special diets, exhausting exercise programs and complicated lifestyle changes you can adopt as you try to live as long as possible.

But you can also take the easy way out if you’re so inclined and still improve your odds of a long life.

Here are some easy tips to potentially add years to your life without making a commitment to huge changes in your daily routine. And studies show these low-effort methods work. . .

Want an unusual, but simple way to join the centenarian crowd?

Indulge in hot peppers.

No, I’m […]

Air Pollution is Stealing as Much as 10 Years Off Your Life

By |2018-09-06T03:51:07+00:00September 6th, 2018|Natural Health|

Nine million people each year die at an earlier age than they have to because of air pollution. It’s the world’s biggest environmental cause of disease and early death. But progress in tackling it has been slow. In many countries, environmental needs range from low to no priority.

Recently, the UK’s Chief Medical Officer said, “This needs to change. As a society we need to regain a focus on pollution as a threat to human health.”

A study focusing on only one type of air pollution has just been published. This particular toxin alone was found to reduce lifespan by one year […]

The Visionaries Who Believe We Can Live Forever

By |2018-08-31T06:18:28+00:00August 30th, 2018|Lifestyle|

“We may have a society in which robots will drift away from total metal toward the organic, and human beings will drift away from the total organic toward the metal and plastic, and that somewhere in the middle they may eventually meet.”

The science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made that prediction in 1965. Today many scientists are working to make this a reality in the medical field.

For instance, in 2015, a 34-year-old Los Angeles quadriplegic, Erik Sorto, became the first person to control a robot arm with his thoughts. Now he’s able to enjoy a glass of beer by his own […]

Herbal-Probiotic Combo Extended Life 60% in This Study

By |2018-08-23T10:52:25+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Pharmacology|

When researchers investigated the effects of a traditional herbal medicine in a lab at Canada’s McGill University, they expected to find a few health benefits that would give them reason to study it further.

Instead, the results were stunning.

The tests produced evidence that the botanical blend, combined with a probiotic supplement, could extend life by about 60 percent in animal experiments.

“We did not imagine how successful this formulation would be,” says researcher Susan Westfall in an understatement.

Part of The “New” Discovery is Really Ancient

The blend the researchers are studying is triphala, a combination of three fruits that is used by the […]

An Unlikely Combo Increases Lifespan by 36 Per Cent

By |2018-08-16T16:36:29+00:00August 16th, 2018|Lifestyle|

One of the hallmarks of aging is cellular senescence. Cells lose the ability to divide, differentiate, and replicate — yet stubbornly refuse to die.

These senescent cells not only lose function, but interfere with processes that create new cells when old ones die. They also harm nearby healthy cells by secreting pro-inflammatory factors and other tissue-damaging molecules.

Senescent cells don’t normally form before we’re past the age of 60, but they can arise in obese individuals and those with chronic diseases at a much earlier age. Whatever the reason you develop these “zombie cells” that refuse to die, they drive the aging […]

New Blood Test Reveals How Long You’ll Live

By |2018-08-10T06:00:31+00:00August 9th, 2018|Natural Health|

To calculate someone’s life expectancy, scientists look for molecular changes that take place in cells. This approach determines mortality risk by focusing on a person’s rate of aging (biological age) as distinct from their chronological age.

But a novel approach has emerged that takes information from routine blood tests carried out at a doctor’s office. Proponents of the new strategy suggest these readily-available measurements can be used as a practical, accurate and easy-to-interpret “lifespan calculator.”

Unlike genetic tests, which provide information that’s engraved in stone, the blood data used to establish biological age can be modified by lifestyle changes to increase an […]

Can Some People Stop Aging Completely? “Yes,” Italian Researchers Say

By |2018-08-02T13:15:14+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Lifestyle|

When Italian researchers analyzed the health and mortality of Italian seniors, they came to a startling conclusion: As far as longevity and life expectancy goes, quite a few of the people in their study had stopped aging.

They had reached what the researchers call a “mortality plateau.”

While other seniors kept experiencing an increased risk of dying with each passing year, the risk for these non-aging folks had leveled off. Their chances of dying from one year to the next stayed the same even as they got older and older.

As a result, the researchers believe that although the oldest person on record […]

New Breakthrough May Dramatically Slow Aging

By |2018-07-26T09:10:29+00:00July 26th, 2018|Natural Health|

“We believe we’ve found the holy grail.”

That’s not the kind of statement you normally expect to hear from a well-respected scientist.

His colleague didn’t hold back either: “We may be able to take a 60-year-old’s cells and make them 40.”

That sure got my attention. Here’s the scoop. . .

The discovery by these researchers from Australia only came about because they were curious to know how a living microorganism was able to survive in a very hostile environment.

They never imagined it would develop into a method of turning back the clock of aging.

Same Protein Shared by Ancient Microbes and Modern Humans

The breakthrough came […]

Put Your Hands Together and Live Almost Four Years Longer

By |2018-07-20T02:09:37+00:00July 19th, 2018|Lifestyle|

The late Dr. Cyril Clarke was a renowned British physician, geneticist and professor of medicine. After 1984, with the explosive increase in the number of people living beyond 100, he began to take a great interest in human longevity.

He wondered whether extended lifespans were related to the decline of religious faith and belief in the afterlife. Perhaps, he considered, loss of faith motivated people to live longer in this life.

On the other hand, many centenarians are deeply religious. So what do we find when we look at the facts? Keep reading. . .

In the US, Lynn Adler, founder of the […]

Previously Overlooked Part of the Cell May be Key to Aging

By |2018-07-12T07:19:59+00:00July 12th, 2018|Natural Health|

Researchers who examine the aging process believe they may have found the cellular structure that holds the key to aging

And their investigations indicate that size matters.

Because they’ve found evidence that when this microscopic part of the cell is relatively compact and small, your odds of living to a ripe old age take a leap. But if it gets bigger, that can signal a greater risk of dying young.

Important news for all of us.

The Cell’s Mini Protein Factory

The structure that has aging experts excited is called the nucleolus. It‘s so small, it’s contained within each cell’s nucleus, and it’s kind of […]

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