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Will Fo-Ti Cure Your Top Aging Issues?

By |2019-06-06T09:17:52+00:00June 6th, 2019|Nutrition|

To be honest, when I first heard the term fo-ti, I thought it sounded like one of the martial arts. But then I learned that it’s actually a climbing knotweed plant that’s native to China and has been used in traditional medicine for centuries.

Its scientific name is Polygonum multiflorum, and some refer to it as “he shou wu,” which means “the black-haired Mr. He.”

Whatever the name, this plant has now sparked the curiosity of modern scientists for its myriad health benefits.

Take a glance at these research findings, and you’ll probably think fo-ti is an absolute cure-all! But it’s not quite […]

Want a Long Life? Don’t Imbibe These Drinks

By |2019-06-01T01:45:05+00:00May 30th, 2019|Nutrition|

The first large scale study on sugar-sweetened beverages has just reported, and the results are clear. These drinks shrink our lifespan. The more we consume, the shorter our lives will be.

The effect on longevity is just the latest in a long string of negative findings on sugar. Official recommendations to reduce sugar consumption go back to 1977.

In 2000 this was stepped up with the new edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. That’s when the government publication started giving specific advice to reduce the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs).

Since then there has been some decline in the amount the average […]

Your Lifespan is Foretold Not in Your Palm but on Your Wrist

By |2019-05-29T11:31:20+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Natural Health|

Blood pressure is a well-known indicator of cardiovascular health.

But there’s another test that requires no trip to the doctor’s office, needs no other person or equipment, is easy and quick to carry out, and costs nothing.

This test not only reveals information about your risk of heart disease, but your future risk of death.

All you have to do is… take your pulse. Here’s why this simple, familiar “vital sign” is such a powerful predictor of lifespan. . .

A Fast Pulse Spells Trouble Ahead

The number of heart beats per minute is referred to as the heart rate.

Taking the pulse after prolonged rest, […]

DNA Cut-Revise-Paste Holds Back Aging

By |2019-05-16T01:46:26+00:00May 16th, 2019|Natural Health|

A revolutionary gene editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 allows scientists to make precise changes to the DNA in any cell or organism.

You’ve probably heard of CRISPR if you follow technology news at all. It’s the breakthrough that made it easy and cheap to modify genes.

In an age when many people won’t even eat GMO foods, doing gene modifications on yourself is probably a non-starter. But stay with me a moment: The gene modifications involved here may save or extend the lives of some very sick people.

While some are fearful this new technology will be used for malicious purposes, others believe it […]

Boost Your Collagen Levels and Start to Glow from the Inside Out

By |2019-05-09T07:36:01+00:00May 9th, 2019|Natural Health|

Chances are you’ve seen collagen listed in your favorite face or body lotion or even as a supplement in the vitamin aisle. The ingredient gets a lot of buzz, but with it comes a slew of questions. What exactly is collagen? Why does your body need it? And how can increase the amount in your body?

Let’s just make a start on answering the first question: Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein…read on and I’ll unpack its many benefits. . .

Our bodies naturally produce collagen. It’s the major component of connective tissues that make up many body parts including tendons, […]

New Discovery May Put an End to Wrinkles

By |2019-05-07T13:28:41+00:00May 7th, 2019|Natural Health|

Wrinkles really could be a thing of the past thanks to a discovery by Japanese scientists.

They’ve been able to pinpoint a protein that’s vital to keeping youthful-looking skin, but which diminishes with aging. This discovery was a major achievement in itself — but it gets even better.

The researchers also identified two compounds that can stimulate the depleted protein to rejuvenate the skin.

They hope their work will eventually lead to an anti-aging skin cream. Keep reading for the full story. . .

Cells are in Competition

Over time cells suffer damage and develop some loss of tissue function. In short: they get old. […]

Spring Fruits and Vegetables that Keep You Young

By |2019-04-25T08:09:19+00:00April 25th, 2019|Nutrition|

For those of us living in northern climes, it’s been a long, cold winter. Even more than usual, I’m looking forward to the fresh fruits and vegetables of spring and summer.

Gourmands know that half the secret of great cuisine is fresh ingredients. Just-picked, vine-ripened produce is a gourmet treat, even with no special sauces or preparation. I buy organic whenever possible.

Read up on these seasonal sensations and include them in your next healthy meal or snack. . .

1. Beets

This bright-hued root veggie is having its moment in the culinary spotlight these days, showing up in everything from salads to hummus. […]

Guidelines on Cholesterol are Bunk

By |2019-04-18T17:46:57+00:00April 18th, 2019|Natural Health|

George Mann, an eminent 20th century American physician and scientist, called it “the greatest scientific deception of this century, perhaps of any century.”

He was referring to the idea that heart disease can be prevented or reduced by lowering elevated blood cholesterol. He is not alone. Many of today’s scientists agree with him.

Since heart disease is the leading cause of death, those with low cholesterol levels would be expected to have a lower risk of death compared to people with high levels.

But do they? Let’s find out.

The Lower the Reading The Higher The Risk

According to medical criteria, a “desirable” level of […]

A Cocktail of Familiar and Obscure Nutrients Can Add Years to Your Life

By |2019-04-11T17:26:20+00:00April 11th, 2019|Nutrition|

Leading scientist Bruce Ames, now 90, has published more than 500 studies in his distinguished career, and shows no sign of letting up.

In his latest paper he introduces the idea of “longevity vitamins.” These are nutrients he’s particularly identified that give us a long and healthy life. Or, to be more exact, they load the odds heavily in your favor.

Despite the name he’s given to the category, none of these is actually classified as a vitamin. And – more interesting to me — several of them are almost unknown.

Considering he’s made it to 90 himself, I’d say his ideas are […]

4 Myths about Aging

By |2019-04-05T06:07:59+00:00April 4th, 2019|Natural Health|

Not long ago, most folks – including scientists – believed that our bodies simply wear out as we age. And that does seem to be sort of a common sense way of looking at it. So most of us resigned ourselves to the march of time, which meant achy joints, fragile bones, withering muscles, failing eyesight, wrinkled skin and unreliable memory.

But before you start wallowing in this defeatist mentality, take a look at some inspiring new research that proves you can stem the tide of physical aging.

Below we’ll debunk four common myths about how the body ages …

#1 Myth: You […]

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