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4 Reasons People Live Past 90 (And One “Maybe”)

By | 2018-03-08T12:37:34+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Natural Health|

Scientists have identified five lifestyle factors that will reduce your risk of dying prematurely.

Each one will lower your chances by between 3% and 21%.

The lead author of the new research stressed that “People should try to incorporate as many of these things into their day as they can if they wish to give themselves the best chance of living to a ripe age.”

The findings were revealed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Austin, Texas in February.

Talk to Strangers and Spend Time on Hobbies

Claudia Kawas, professor of geriatric neurology at the University of […]

Being Stubborn, Controlling & Domineering Will Help You Reach 100

By | 2018-02-25T03:09:31+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Natural Health|

Scientists have conducted a great deal of research to learn how physical health, diet and genetics relate to longevity, but they’ve paid little attention to mental health or personality.

To plug this shortfall, researchers from Italy, Switzerland and the US teamed up to find out if there are any special traits that help people live to a healthy old age.

Some of their findings may be bad news for those of us who have to live with a loved one who makes it past 90!

A Region Full of Centenarians

The focus of the study was an area of rural southern […]

Muscle Mass Plunges in Older People

By | 2018-02-15T19:58:29+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Natural Health|

It gets harder to keep muscle strength as you age. We naturally lose muscle mass as we grow older. But how big is this problem, really?

When you’re in your 40s, you lose about 1% of your muscle mass and strength each year. By the time you reach your 70s, you’ll lose another 30% of your remaining muscle mass each decade. And while you may be concerned about what that does to your physical appearance, there’s a much more serious problem…

Muscle loss is one of the main reasons older adults are prone to falls and fractures.

And for many older adults, these falls […]

These Women Looked Nearly Three Years Younger in 20 Weeks

By | 2018-02-08T09:46:38+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Natural Health|

If the idea of plastering your face with mud, smearing it with expensive creams, and signing up for Botox or a facelift doesn’t appeal to you, there’s a new way to turn back the clock on the way you look – and it needn’t cost you a cent.

This new approach lifts, firms and smooths drooping and sagging areas; tones muscles; and minimizes or softens lines and wrinkles.

At least that’s the opinion of New York yoga instructor Annelise Hagen. She developed this anti-aging facial program, so I guess she might be a little biased. But now scientists have confirmed her claims, […]

Toxin Exposure Linked to Shorter and Longer Telomeres

By | 2018-01-04T16:16:19+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Natural Health|

If your body generates excessive free radicals, it can overwhelm antioxidant defenses. When this takes place you enter a state called oxidative stress. It’s the cause of many chronic diseases.

The poisons in our environment are major sources of free radicals and oxidative stress.

For those keen to remain physically young, this poses a special threat because telomeres are vulnerable to cumulative toxic exposure. With the help of a microscope, you can see the consequences in your telomeres — a shorter length. And in due course you may see a reduced lifespan.

Yet in some cases, toxins are linked […]

For a Longer Life, Live in a Good Community

By | 2017-12-27T16:54:54+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Natural Health|

Ongoing stress is bad for your emotional and physical health. It can promote disease, reduce the length of telomeres — a biomarker of biological aging — and reduce the number of years you’ll live. That much is well established.

But there’s another, more subtle form of psychological stress that has a powerful influence on health and telomere length.

It has to do with the glue that binds communities together. It concerns how well neighbors are willing to help each other, whether they generally get along and can be trusted, and whether people in the neighborhood share the same values.

Skullcap For Younger Looking Skin

By | 2017-12-27T17:16:18+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Natural Health|

Have you ever heard of the term senescence? It’s a five-dollar word that simply means “the process of aging.”

In this article, we’re talking about cellular aging.

Senescence occurs when cells are no longer capable of dividing but are still alive and active. They are reaching the end of their life. Old age, seen from the cellular level.

What this means to your skin is that it doesn’t produce enough new, healthy cells and it begins to wrinkle, sag, and look older.

However, there’s a powerful nutrient that helps offset these effects. It can halt free radical damage in the skin and restore elasticity.

This […]

Exercise Adds Nine Years to Your Life

By | 2017-12-27T17:16:04+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Natural Health|

Nobody likes being nagged constantly by medical authorities about the importance of exercise and how we really have to make ourselves do it.

But if you want to live a healthier, longer life, there’s no getting it around. The research is overwhelming.

Now comes a new study to show us that regular cardiovascular workouts will keep your telomeres long and add nearly a decade to your life.

A Half Hour is The Minimum

The study, carried out by Professor Larry Tucker from Brigham Young University in Utah, looked at data on lifestyle and 62 physical activities of 5,823 adults. […]

Whole Body Vibration Slows Down Aging

By | 2017-12-27T17:15:49+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Natural Health|

If you think that to slow down aging you have to engage in a complicated program of strenuous exercise custom-designed to fit your age and abilities, think again.

Yes, some sort of physical activity like daily walking is a good idea for staying younger, but researchers have found there’s a pretty simple way to merely stand in place – in the right place – and engage in a powerful anti-aging process.

Not many people take advantage of this discovery, but maybe we should.

Where is the right place to stand?

On a vibrating platform.

The activity is called whole-body vibration. It usually involves standing on […]

Cool Temperatures Reduce Blood Sugar

By | 2017-12-27T17:15:23+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Natural Health|

Shiver your way to lower blood sugar and better all-round health.

If you fancy a rather unusual vacation, why not enroll in 58-year-old Wim Hof’s training camp in the wintry wilderness of Poland.

For seven days “The Iceman” will teach you how to tolerate sub-zero temperatures. He claims this strengthens immunity, improves circulation, balances hormones, enhances the quality of sleep, reduces weight and makes you feel really alive.

At the end of the week you even get to climb a mountain.

Not for you? While cold exposure is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, Wim Hof’s protocol has attracted the attention […]

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