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Your Tongue Holds the Secret to a Longer Life

By |2020-08-05T13:59:18+00:00July 30th, 2020|Natural Health|

Some people spend a small fortune in an attempt to look younger and live longer. They rub on expensive anti-aging creams, undergo painful Botox injections, or seek out cutting-edge stem cell replacement therapy — all in the name of radiant, youthful health.

While many of these treatments do provide tangible results, there’s an important anti-aging remedy that’s all but forgotten, and it needn’t cost you more than five dollars.

In fact, this affordable remedy can not only help you slow down aging, but the research also shows it can help lower blood pressure and protect your cardiovascular system.

It’s a tongue scraper.

Tongue scraping […]

Shocking News: Lower BMI Can Signal Higher Risk of Death

By |2020-07-23T23:35:46+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Natural Health|

Body mass index (BMI) is praised by clinicians as the standard way to diagnose patients who are overweight or obese.

If your BMI drifts into the “overweight” zone, your doctor is quick to give advice on lifestyle changes, such as eating less and exercising more, to bring your BMI down into the healthy range.

The trouble is, using BMI as a sole indicator of being overweight ignores the sizable group of men and women who have a ‘healthy’ BMI, but also have a large waistline.

Believe it or not, such people, the evidence shows, are at even greater risk of premature death than […]

A Dose of Culture Helps You Live Longer

By |2020-07-16T08:43:56+00:00July 16th, 2020|Natural Health|

There’s increasing interest in the health benefits of the arts, particularly in the United Kingdom where a doctor may hand you a prescription for a visit to a museum or art gallery instead of a drug.

Social prescribing, as it’s called, is said to improve both mental and physical health, and quality of life.

What surprised me is there’s now data to show that engaging in the arts also provides a dramatic boost to life expectancy.

Various scientists have offered up a number of theories to explain why engaging with the arts could help lengthen your life. Researchers have pointed to studies suggesting […]

Epigenetic Fountain of Youth Set to Extend Life Span by up to 50 Years

By |2020-07-09T15:28:28+00:00July 9th, 2020|Natural Health|

The lab mouse’s organs are failing. It lies hunched and motionless, just days from death. It has progeria, a disease of accelerated aging.

But the rodent is in for a surprise. Researchers give it an age-reversal cocktail, and before long, the mouse is active, energetic and full of life.

If you’re thinking this is too good to be true, that there must be a catch, you’re right…

A few days later the mouse is dead.

Oops!

But even in the face of this setback, scientists believe the technology that gave this mouse a new lease on life—at least temporarily— will be developed and safely applied […]

What Your “Aging Pace” Says About Your Overall Health and Longevity

By |2020-07-02T10:32:55+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Natural Health|

A friend tells me that every few years she meets up with 50 or so of her school friends and swaps stories. Sadly, she notes, there are fewer folks to talk with at each reunion, but there’s something else she finds intriguing about these get-togethers.

All of the attendees at these shindigs are basically the same age, but their appearance and health status are all over the board.

Sure, there are some who’ve clearly had “some work done,” yet that can’t fully explain how many of her peers seem to be aging so much faster than others.

It turns out that she’s not […]

Is Your Life Expectancy Down to Your DNA?

By |2020-06-18T12:13:54+00:00June 18th, 2020|Natural Health|

I have quite a few relatives who made it into their late eighties or even their nineties. My brother and sister and I often say we hope we have their genes.

But recent research suggests genes may not matter all that much.

Consider British zoologist and painter Desmond Morris. Having looked at the lifespan of his recent ancestors, he became convinced he’d die at the age of 60.

Reasonably enough, he decided that life was too short to waste any time, and he became a prolific author and artist. In 1967, at the age of 39, he found fame after his book The […]

How Much You Eat Determines How Long You’ll Live

By |2020-06-11T10:27:56+00:00June 11th, 2020|Natural Health|

In all species, from fruit flies to mice to monkeys, a single strategy reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. It staves off age-related neurodegeneration. It consistently prolongs life.

The secret: Eat less.

By this point it’s close to being an established law of life extenstion. But why does calorie restriction work?

A new study takes us closer to understanding this process.

The Most in-Depth Cellular Aging Study Ever

Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, have been exploring the molecular mechanisms behind calorie restriction for many years. They want to know why it influences cellular aging in […]

Beware this Hidden Condition that Shortens Life Expectancy for Millions

By |2020-06-04T12:46:04+00:00June 4th, 2020|Natural Health|

You may be one of an estimated three million Americans who suffer from a hidden health condition that can cause digestive problems, allergies and a host of autoimmune issues.

The latest research shows that this condition can not only cause illness, but also can shorten your life expectancy.

What’s worse, you might not even know you’re suffering, because this health problem can begin without a single symptom and doctors don’t routinely test for this.

The behind-the-scenes health problem shared by millions of unsuspecting Americans?

Celiac disease.

It’s the autoimmune reaction to gluten, which consists of certain proteins found in wheat, barley and rye, and in […]

New Study Finds Women’s Blood Vessels Age More Quickly

By |2020-05-28T11:39:49+00:00May 28th, 2020|Natural Health|

For many women approaching middle age, their biggest health concern is wrinkles and weight gain. But according to the latest research, what they really should worry about is their heart health.

Researchers from Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are pointing to first-of-its-kind research that suggests women’s blood vessels age far more quickly than men’s. As a result, they’re at greater risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.

This flies in the face of the stereotype that “men die young of heart attacks while women all live into their eighties.” It’s not so, and believing this may cost you your life. Here’s […]

What Your Age Says About the Medical Treatment You’ll Receive

By |2020-05-21T11:21:44+00:00May 21st, 2020|Natural Health|

Your doctor can start this medical approach early, even by the time you’ve turned 40. No, it’s not a medical treatment — it’s an attitude. An attitude among physicians that pigeonholes patients based on doctors’ expectations of what happens to the body at a certain age.

New York gerontologist Mark Lachs is disturbed by medical stereotyping, explaining that “treating patients based on their age means you can miss very significant, treatable conditions.”

Researchers point to another form of ageism operating at a doctor’s subconscious level, which some have dubbed left-digit bias. They say this ageism leads to decisions that can have life […]

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