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Are You Working Yourself into an Early Grave?

By |2018-10-04T12:19:15+00:00October 4th, 2018|Lifestyle|

If workers in Germany, the richest country in Europe, can enjoy 40 days off a year, why do we Americans take only 17 days’ vacation?

Even with this miserly number, more than half of us don’t even use all the vacation days we’re entitled to, and – this kind of amazes me – one out of four don’t take any time off at all.1

Whatever the reasons for the difference (maybe because employees in every other advanced nation in the world have paid annual leave required by law), it’s vital to take a good break from work – your health and lifespan […]

Tai Chi’s Slow and Easy Motions Slow Down Aging

By |2018-09-27T12:06:01+00:00September 27th, 2018|Natural Health|

Long ago, the series of movements called tai chi originated in China as a form of martial arts.

Today, instead of being used to fight human enemies, tai chi’s easy-to-learn, graceful, steady motions are mainly used to fight off aging.

Here are some of the practical benefits of this popular meditative exercise.

Although tai chi’s slow movements don’t seem to require much exertion, research shows that it produces significant health benefits. It can bring on changes in the body that push back against the aches, pains and physical problems that beset us with the passing years.

More Stem Cells

A study in Asia shows […]

Put on a Happy Face – It Will Extend Your Life

By |2018-09-20T13:13:53+00:00September 20th, 2018|Lifestyle|

Be happy. Enjoy life. It pays off in spades. Scientists even have an estimate as to how long it will take you to see a change in your physical health: about three years.1

In our instant-gratification society, that may seem like a slow-working medicine, but while you wait you get to be. . . well, happier. And that seems like an end in itself.

The resulting better health brings a longer, potentially more satisfying life. But what really interests researchers today is not so much the link between feeling happy, good health and life expectancy, but whether life happiness by itself adds […]

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 […]

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