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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 – […]

These Foods Contribute to Wrinkles

By |2019-08-29T09:17:59+00:00August 29th, 2019|Natural Health|

Here’s the hard truth: all the fancy serums, lotions and supplements in the world can’t stop skin aging. But the good news is that wise lifestyle tweaks can slow it down. And fortunately, they don’t require much money, and no needles are involved.

First, let’s get down to basics. There are two main perpetrators that accelerate the aging process of our skin: sun exposure, and advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are byproducts of cooking or metabolizing food.

While we can’t block these two perpetrators completely, limiting sun exposure and being attentive to healthy eating can make a huge difference.

I won’t go into […]

Can “Tickle” Therapy Slow Down the Aging Process?

By |2019-08-22T15:50:08+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Natural Health|

It sounds like a far-fetched idea.

The idea that you can reverse or slow down your aging by applying a tiny amount of electric current to your ear – just about enough to cause a slight tickling sensation.

But that’s what researchers at the University of Leeds in England claim. And they say they have the results to show they’re on to something important.

The secret to their therapy, they explain, is that this tiny amount of electricity applied to the ear stimulates what’s called the vagus nerve, and thereby turns back the clock on the way an important part of the nervous […]

Buckyballs Could Add Years to Your Life

By |2019-08-15T17:32:04+00:00August 15th, 2019|Natural Health|

Since the late 1990s fullerenes have been shown to extend the lifespan of mice by anywhere from 5 to 14% even when the treatment was started halfway through their lives.

But it wasn’t until 2012 that the full impact of their potential struck home. Scientists from the University of Paris used them to almost double the lifespan of rats — a staggering and nearly unbelievable achievement.

The good news is that fullerenes can be purchased online. But what are they, and is it worthwhile taking them? Let’s find out. . .

Highly Versatile

In 1985, scientists at Rice University in Houston discovered previously unknown […]

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