Natural Health

Does Your Nose Contain A Hidden Longevity Secret?

By |2023-05-31T11:56:47-04:00June 1st, 2023|Natural Health|

The most common problems affecting the eyes and ears can be corrected with lenses and hearing aids. But there’s no implement that can give a leg up to another important sense that can fade with aging. And that’s our sense of smell.

As we reported here last year, cognitive decline is already linked to a failing sniffer. Now, a new study shows flunking a smell test is linked to more than just dementia. It also predicts impending frailty and death.

A stuffy nose from a cold or flu will diminish our sense of smell but it quickly bounces back once we’ve healed […]

Nightly Habit Can Add Years To Your Life

By |2023-04-27T14:51:00-04:00April 27th, 2023|Natural Health|

You may be one of the millions who likes to settle into bed with a good book every night before you turn out the light.

Maybe you like murder mysteries. Or perhaps you’ve got your nose in a historical fiction tome that brings a whole different era alive? Or is a nonfiction tell-all memoir more appealing?

Regardless of your genre of choice, a growing body of research shows that reading books can change your brain – and your body – for the better. Plus, there’s solid scientific evidence that bookworms live longer.

We know that reading is good for the brain, but why?

After […]

This Slow, Gentle Exercise Adds Years To Your Life

By |2023-04-13T10:47:23-04:00April 13th, 2023|Natural Health|

If you’re one of those folks who’s not crazy about huffing and puffing through frequent exercise sessions, I’ve got good news…

The series of slow, controlled movements called tai chi might be just the right activity for you. What’s more, new research shows this gentle, ancient form of exercise can produce tremendous anti-aging benefits.

Tai chi is short for tai chi chuan, sometimes called shadowboxing. It’s an ancient Chinese martial art practiced originally for self-defense training, meditation, and eventually, health benefits.

The practice of tai chi is a mixture of slow dance movements intertwined with gentle martial arts motions. Its drawn-out, controlled movements […]

Is A Fat Immune System Causing You To Get Sick And Age?

By |2023-03-30T11:39:48-04:00March 30th, 2023|Natural Health|

The headquarters of our immune system is in our lymph nodes. It’s where immune cells congregate and are activated. As you age, your lymph nodes– like much of the rest of your body– accumulate fat. While this phenomenon is well known and common in those over the age of 65, scientists have paid very little attention to it until now.

A team in Sweden performed a first-of-its-kind study and the results reveal important news about how to keep your immune system slim, trim, and healthy to avoid illness and premature aging.

Lymph nodes are pea-sized organs located throughout the body but are […]

Go Green And Live To 100

By |2023-03-16T07:24:54-04:00March 16th, 2023|Natural Health|

When people say “go green” they usually mean to start thinking about the environmental impact of our day-to-day activities. But, if you ask a small group of anti-aging researchers, “going green” means something else entirely. In fact, it has nothing to do with changing your habits of material consumption. “Going green” the anti-aging way can improve your overall health and help you live longer, maybe even to the ripe old age of 100.

The “green” I’m talking about isn’t about protecting the trees, it’s about spending time with them…

What with coronavirus, inflation, and other daily pressures, we all need to find […]

How Long Should You Exercise To Lengthen Your Life?

By |2023-03-02T09:00:05-05:00March 2nd, 2023|Natural Health|

People who positively enjoy exercise are very lucky; many do it grudgingly. If you’re in the latter category the latest research should thrill you. It shows exercise needn’t take up more than two minutes of your day.

It’s true! Even this tiny amount of time will cut your risk of death significantly. There’s only one caveat…

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans to promote good health. The current guidelines recommend 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity or 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both per week.

Many people will […]

This Simple Daily Habit Will Lengthen Your Life

By |2023-02-23T11:00:03-05:00February 23rd, 2023|Natural Health|

How would you like an effortless way to reduce fatigue, have more energy, curb overeating, prevent constipation, enjoy more radiant skin, and improve mood, focus and short-term memory?

If that windfall of health benefits sounds good to you, your mission is easy…

All you must do is drink adequate amounts of water. But it gets even better…

A new study shows well-hydrated adults are healthier, develop fewer chronic conditions, and live longer than those who do not drink adequate amounts of water.

Why Water Matters to Your Health

Being well hydrated is vital for your health. Water really is a potent elixir for your brain […]

Avoid This Ingredient And Sharpen Your Memory

By |2023-02-16T00:34:48-05:00February 16th, 2023|Natural Health|

Many studies have explored the relationship between diet and cognitive function as you age. They’ve all come to similar conclusions – when you avoid processed food you improve your chances of avoiding memory loss and Alzheimer’s-related dementia.

But why is processed food so bad for you? A new study has found one answer…

Processed food is filled with preservatives, additives, artificial colors and flavors, and lots and lots of salt. The official U.S. nutritional guidelines are to consume fewer than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium each day. But actual consumption is 50 percent higher, due almost entirely to processed food.

Hidden Sodium is […]

When “Feeling Tired” Is Something More Serious…

By |2023-01-26T12:23:59-05:00January 26th, 2023|Natural Health|

Feeling tired? That’s understandable if you’ve had a busy day at the office, thrown yourself into yardwork or just completed an aerobics session. But what if you’ve done nothing more than water the plants or watch TV?

How fatigued certain activities make an older person feel is not something to take lightly. A recent study shows your level of fatigue can indicate health trouble is brewing and even predict the likelihood of your death within the next three years.

Here’s the story and how to measure your own fatigue level…

Older people often feel tired. Common it may be, but this symptom shouldn’t […]

Genes or Age – What Determines The Quality of Your Golden Years?

By |2023-01-19T10:29:36-05:00January 19th, 2023|Natural Health|

Even late in life we still hope to ascend flights of stairs, decipher puzzles, and steer clear of infirmity and serious disease. But many believe such desirable outcomes are out of our hands due to our genetic history.

A new study shows this thinking is all wrong. In fact, your DNA matters less as you grow older. Here’s the good news and how you can use it to age better…

The level at which genes are expressed — ratcheted up or down in activity — determines everything from our hormone levels and metabolism to the mobilization of enzymes that repair the body.

But […]

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