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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fights Cavities, Fends Off Alzheimer’s, and More

By |2018-07-05T07:31:25+00:00July 5th, 2018|Natural Health|

Imagine there was an amazing natural ingredient that could help with all kinds of health problems… insomnia, pain and cavities.

Imagine this same ingredient could also help reduce anxiety and inflammation, and even keep your neurons healthy, thereby reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

If you’ve ever seen a magnolia tree, you’ve caught a glimpse of this natural wonder. It can help with all those conditions and more!

Magnolia trees are abundant in the American South. In the spring, these magnificent trees are packed full of beautiful, fragrant flowers.

Magnolias are found elsewhere, too. And “elsewhere” is where it seems doctors have […]

People Who Engage in This Free Pastime Live Longer

By |2018-06-28T07:19:17+00:00June 28th, 2018|Natural Health|

Studies show that if you exercise by taking a walk most days of the week, you can expect to live longer than the kind of folks who inspired the phrase “couch potato.”

But to ensure your daily walks add as many years to your life as possible, there’s one little tip you should take advantage of. Research proves it works. . .

The Longevity Walk

The tweak in your walking style that will most efficiently increase life expectancy? Pick up the pace. Make your walks brisk walks.

According to a study in Australia, speeding up your walking pace may significantly extend your life.

The […]

Move Over Apples… Singing May Be A Better Way To Keep The Doctor Away

By |2018-06-14T12:27:06+00:00June 14th, 2018|Natural Health|

I had the chance to catch up with my friend Nicole a couple of months ago. She had recently come back from a few days of downhill skiing in Vermont with her 14-year-old son and her 91-year-old father.

Yes, you read that right. Her 91-year-old father went with her… and he still skis.

I was surprised myself when she told me. So of course I asked her his secret. . .

Nicole told me a little about her father and how he likes to keep active.  She said one of his favorite activities is singing.  He sings weekly in his church choir, a […]

Happiness is Still the Best Drug

By |2018-05-24T15:05:28+00:00May 24th, 2018|Natural Health|

Health authorities are not exactly clear how to define it. But the essence is that people who feel good about life live longer.

Whatever definition they eventually agree on, there’s no doubt that personal well-being is vitally important to health and longevity.

It encompasses feelings of self-worth; how satisfied we are with life; a belief that what we do has value; having activities to look forward to; and day-to-day emotional experiences.

Here’s a simple way to increase your own life satisfaction. . .

One of many ways to increase well-being is to listen regularly to the music we enjoy.

But new findings suggest relaxing to […]

Remember That Bit About “Early to Bed and Early to Rise”?

By |2018-05-10T15:53:58+00:00May 10th, 2018|Natural Health|

Being a night owl is known to raise the risk of a variety of diseases.

People who prefer to be more active during the evening, and who go to bed later and get up later, have higher rates of metabolic dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, psychiatric symptoms, mood disorders and winter depression.

But no scientist has ever examined whether these problems increase the risk of death. So two researchers, one from the US and another from the UK, joined forces to find out.

For the study, Kristen Knutson, associate professor of neurology at Northwestern University, Chicago, and Malcolm von Schantz, professor of […]

Forget Cholesterol: This Looks Like the Blood Test that Really Predicts How Long You’ll Live

By |2018-05-03T06:25:26+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Natural Health|

If you’ve had your blood cholesterol tested recently, you ought to know that many researchers now agree with what I’ve believed for years – it’s a dubious guide to your health status.

But it’s a persistent medical myth – the notion that your cholesterol levels determine your future well-being and your heart health.

Meanwhile, studies now show there’s a different blood analysis that actually does offer valuable information about your health future. Keep reading for this exciting news. . .

First I want to point out that when you look at studies of how accurately cholesterol test results correlate with things like life […]

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