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This Amazing Protein Can Keep Your Body Healthy and Lengthen Your Life

By |2021-04-08T12:17:33+00:00April 8th, 2021|Natural Health|

Have you made plans for your 150th birthday yet? Molecular biologist Marco Ruggiero has.

One year after taking the nutritional supplement he created, the 63-year-old scientist said his “bald patch has gone [and] I feel great.” He describes his discovery as “the most powerful agent for human wellness available.”

It’s a bold statement, but, as Dr. Ruggiero claims, his creation boosts production of a key anti-aging factor that decreases as we get older. It’s called Klotho.

KLOTHO is a protein-coding gene that was first identified in 1992. Its variant, KL-VS, is life-extending and associated with an increase in Klotho protein levels in the blood.

Klotho protein functions as […]

The Japanese Secret of “Kansha” Helps Health & Longevity

By |2021-04-01T14:23:59+00:00April 1st, 2021|Natural Health|

You know the importance of eating a sound diet and exercising regularly to remain strong, healthy and independent as you age. But there’s another ingredient to healthy aging that’s commonplace in Japan, and that we’ve frequently recommended ourselves in these pages.

I’m talking about “kansha”, which means gratitude in English.

Dr. Iza Kavedžija of the University of Exeter in South West England measured feelings of gratitude in a group of people in their 80s and 90s who lived in the city of Osaka, Japan.1

Dr. Kavedžija specifically chose people in Japan to study because gratitude is so highly valued within Japanese culture. She […]

Can You Think Your Way to a Younger Brain and Body?

By |2021-03-25T11:55:35+00:00March 25th, 2021|Natural Health|

Recently, Harvard researchers examined a Tibetan monk named Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche who teaches meditation at a monastery. When researchers scanned his brain, they discovered a wonderful surprise.

Despite being 41 years old, Mr. Rinpoche possessed a brain that’s almost a decade younger. Researchers found that his gray matter, when compared to another man the same age, is more like that of a 33-year-old.1

How is this possible? Recent studies suggest that mindfulness practices such as meditation can reshape your cellular chemistry in measurable ways, which can offset symptoms of aging within your brain and your body.

Researchers at West Virginia University, in coordination […]

Are “Zombie Cells” Making You Old Before Your Time?

By |2021-03-18T14:33:44+00:00March 18th, 2021|Natural Health|

Some anti-aging scientists consider the slowing down and eventual death of cells to be an unavoidable consequence of the aging process.

But other anti-aging scientists believe they’re on track to uncover new ways to deal with aging cells, sometimes called “zombie” cells, that include everything from getting rid of them to rejuvenating them.

What they’re discovering could one day help you slow the aging process and feel younger and healthier through middle age and beyond.

A large portion of the dust in your home, and other places for that matter, is made up of dead skin cells. But this is hardly surprising, since […]

The Anti-Aging Potential of Parasitic Worms

By |2021-03-11T11:02:09+00:00March 11th, 2021|Natural Health|

When it comes to finding the secret of eternal youth, scientists are willing to go the extra mile.

Recently they experimented with poop, transplanting fecal matter into mice — which they found lengthened their life by 15 percent.

Now, they’ve turned their attention to another unappealing idea, parasitic worms. What they’re finding could unlock new treatments that turn back time for the human body.

If you think parasitic worms are an odd choice for anti-aging researchers, consider that in developing countries, worms and parasites – also known as helminths – have been used for centuries to offer protection against disease.

Today, in those countries […]

Surprise: Overweight Folks Live the Longest!

By |2021-03-04T04:16:55+00:00March 4th, 2021|Natural Health|

If you’ve gained a little bit of weight during the coronavirus pandemic then you might be fed up with the constant nagging from medical authorities—or your spouse— to lose the pounds.

You’ll want to keep reading because a new study suggests those extra pounds might actually be good for you. In fact, the research shows that you’ll live longer carrying a little extra weight than people of normal weight.

It’s common knowledge that being overweight, especially being obese, increases your risk of health problems like cardiovascular disease and increases your risk of death.

Later in life, however, it’s a different story.

Carrying Extra Weight […]

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 […]

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