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To Get More Out of Your Daily Walk, Step Up the Pace

By |2019-11-14T13:42:20+00:00November 14th, 2019|Natural Health|

Readers of this website know that I’m a huge advocate of a daily walk for both mental and physical health. While slower walking is fine – it’s much better to do something than nothing – there’s some fascinating research out there that might just make you want to pick up the pace.

First let’s dig into some past research reported here, which found a link between an older person’s walking pace and their life expectancy. . .

One study,1 published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that average-speed walkers had a roughly 20 percent lower risk of dying from […]

Do Tall People Live Longer?

By |2019-11-07T10:33:36+00:00November 7th, 2019|Natural Health|

In the never-ending pursuit for the key to longevity, some scientists in the Netherlands turned their inquiring gaze to body size, height and weight. Can these metrics help predict how long we’ll live?

The Dutch may have a special interest in the subject, as they’re the tallest people on earth (on average, of course.)

Here’s what the researchers found. . .

Some of the findings of this large study are to be expected, while others come as a surprise. Case in point is that women may be more likely to reach 90 years of age if they’re taller.

But when it comes to men, […]

If You Want to Live a Long Time, Shake It Up, Baby!

By |2019-10-31T06:05:03+00:00October 31st, 2019|Natural Health|

If you want to fight aging and stay younger longer, it helps to shake all over from head to toe.

I’m actually being serious here. Research now shows that standing on a vibrating platform, giving you what are called “whole body vibrations,” can reverse a significant amount of the ill effects of aging and make you physiologically younger.

The type of platform I’m talking about is readily available from various fitness companies. Studies demonstrate that standing on one of them for only about 20 minutes daily can improve organ function, make your bones and muscles stronger, improve your blood sugar and even […]

Blood Test Can Predict How Long You’ll Live

By |2019-10-17T10:17:31+00:00October 17th, 2019|Natural Health|

Do you want to know whether you’ll kick the bucket in the next five to ten years?

You might prefer not to know. But on the other hand, “forewarned is forearmed.” You might be able to do something about it if you know well in advance.

Now scientists claim they are on the way to developing a blood test that will, in fact, tell us how long we’re likely to live. And it’s not a matter of looking at conventional risk factors like blood pressure or cholesterol. . .

Predicting whether a sick patient is likely to die in the following 12 months […]

Could a Virtual Reality Device Help You Cope with Pain?

By |2019-10-13T13:35:00+00:00October 10th, 2019|Natural Health|

It seems that virtual reality devices are finding their way into all kinds of scenarios these days. Maybe you’ve seen someone using one for gaming. Or, perhaps, you’ve tried one yourself on an indoor stationary bike – where this clever device can simulate a beautiful outdoor landscape.

Now virtual reality (VR) is finding its way into the healthcare industry where it’s being used to reduce severe pain.

When you consider that the number of prescriptions written annually for pain is roughly equal to the number of adults in this country, a harmless nondrug solution would be a godsend!1

So I’m happy to report […]

This Vital Cell Regulator Could Give You a Longer Life

By |2019-10-05T12:07:53+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Natural Health|

In his books and TV appearances in the 1970s, Dr. Benjamin Frank extolled the virtues of dietary supplements and the role of nutrition in disease prevention.

He also put forward a theory, since validated, that dysfunctional mitochondria — the power stations of the cell — are a root cause of aging because they lead to ineffective DNA repair.

The answer, he claimed, was to supplement with RNA.

Almost 50 years later, few people supplement with RNA. Should we? Let’s take a look. . .

Virtually all biological processes involve RNA. This molecule transmits instructions from the DNA in the nucleus to the rest of […]

Proven: “Emotional Intelligence” is Key to a Longer Life

By |2019-09-26T14:23:47+00:00September 26th, 2019|Natural Health|

When we think about what we need to do to live a long, healthy life, many of us probably think about the foods we’re eating, the supplements we’re taking and how much we exercise.

Sure, all of those are important. But a group of researchers who have analyzed long-term studies of how people age have come upon another key factor you need to incorporate into your life that often trumps the important things I just mentioned.

They point to what’s called emotional intelligence. What’s that? It’s the ability to accurately identify and deal with your own feelings while empathizing with and understanding […]

Cosmetic Acupuncture: Has Botox Met Its Match?

By |2019-09-19T14:12:37+00:00September 19th, 2019|Natural Health|

From chronic pain to allergies, acupuncture has become a go-to alternative treatment for millions these days. But I bet you’d never imagine it can also help with aging skin, smoothing out wrinkles and more.

This form of the treatment is called cosmetic acupuncture or facial acupuncture, and according to some folks it may improve your appearance as much as surgery or Botox. Keep reading and I’ll show you what I’ve found…

Beauty Trend Spotting

According to Acupuncture Today magazine,1 cosmetic acupuncture “has become a recognized and desired alternative or adjunct to well established beauty-enhancing procedures such as Botox, fillers, and surgery.”

Here’s how it […]

How to Get Your Longevity Gene Turned On

By |2019-09-12T11:51:51+00:00September 12th, 2019|Natural Health|

It seems like some folks have just plain won the longevity gene lottery. They get to live to be a hundred because they inherited DNA from their parents that keeps them spry, alert and mentally sound no matter what their age.

I know a very lively 90-year-old man and also a 96-year-old woman who never bothered a whit about how they eat, the quality of their sleep, meditation or any of the other stuff we sweat over.

Well, even if you suspect that your genetic inheritance is a little below par, you can take heart: Researchers believe they are discovering the places […]

Tweak Just One Gene to Double Lifespan?

By |2019-09-05T17:29:35+00:00September 5th, 2019|Natural Health|

1993 was the year Cynthia Kenyon’s lab made an historic breakthrough.

By partially disabling a gene called daf-2, her team able to double the lifespan of worms, the largest extension of life in any organism at the time. On top of that, the worms were completely healthy until the end of their lives.

The finding shocked the scientific community because it demonstrated what they thought impossible — that aging can be controlled. I remember the discovery well because, at least in my mind, it inaugurated the modern age of life extension.

Before that it was all talk about supplements, diet and exercise – […]

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