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Move Over Apples… Singing May Be A Better Way To Keep The Doctor Away

By |2018-06-14T12:27:06+00:00June 14th, 2018|Natural Health|

I had the chance to catch up with my friend Nicole a couple of months ago. She had recently come back from a few days of downhill skiing in Vermont with her 14-year-old son and her 91-year-old father.

Yes, you read that right. Her 91-year-old father went with her… and he still skis.

I was surprised myself when she told me. So of course I asked her his secret. . .

Nicole told me a little about her father and how he likes to keep active.  She said one of his favorite activities is singing.  He sings weekly in his church choir, a […]

Happiness is Still the Best Drug

By |2018-05-24T15:05:28+00:00May 24th, 2018|Natural Health|

Health authorities are not exactly clear how to define it. But the essence is that people who feel good about life live longer.

Whatever definition they eventually agree on, there’s no doubt that personal well-being is vitally important to health and longevity.

It encompasses feelings of self-worth; how satisfied we are with life; a belief that what we do has value; having activities to look forward to; and day-to-day emotional experiences.

Here’s a simple way to increase your own life satisfaction. . .

One of many ways to increase well-being is to listen regularly to the music we enjoy.

But new findings suggest relaxing to […]

Remember That Bit About “Early to Bed and Early to Rise”?

By |2018-05-10T15:53:58+00:00May 10th, 2018|Natural Health|

Being a night owl is known to raise the risk of a variety of diseases.

People who prefer to be more active during the evening, and who go to bed later and get up later, have higher rates of metabolic dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, psychiatric symptoms, mood disorders and winter depression.

But no scientist has ever examined whether these problems increase the risk of death. So two researchers, one from the US and another from the UK, joined forces to find out.

For the study, Kristen Knutson, associate professor of neurology at Northwestern University, Chicago, and Malcolm von Schantz, professor of […]

Forget Cholesterol: This Looks Like the Blood Test that Really Predicts How Long You’ll Live

By |2018-05-03T06:25:26+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Natural Health|

If you’ve had your blood cholesterol tested recently, you ought to know that many researchers now agree with what I’ve believed for years – it’s a dubious guide to your health status.

But it’s a persistent medical myth – the notion that your cholesterol levels determine your future well-being and your heart health.

Meanwhile, studies now show there’s a different blood analysis that actually does offer valuable information about your health future. Keep reading for this exciting news. . .

First I want to point out that when you look at studies of how accurately cholesterol test results correlate with things like life […]

This Live-Longer Mindset Gives You Greater Life Expectancy

By |2018-04-29T02:42:50+00:00April 12th, 2018|Natural Health|

A recent investigation into the ways in which exercise affects longevity shows that the amount of exercise you do and its intensity may not be the most important factor in helping you live longer.

Instead, in a finding that surprises me, the researchers found that your attitude toward exercise has an outsized effect on your chances of extending your life expectancy.

Here’s a full report on this weird result…

In a Stanford study, people who believed they were more active than other people lived longer than those who believed they didn’t exercise much – even when the exercise levels were, in both groups, […]

New, Fast, Non-Invasive Test May Reveal Your Biological Age

By |2018-04-06T00:22:33+00:00April 5th, 2018|Natural Health|

How can two people both born in the same year appear so different?

One looks half their age while the other displays many of the signs of aging. Then again, outward appearances may suggest they’re the same age, but they may have very different health-related futures and life expectancy.

In short, their chronological age may be the same but their biological ages may be quite different.

Finding a way to measure a person’s “real” age (as opposed to what the calendar says) could be far more valuable in identifying and predicting risk factors that influence health and length of life.

Now researchers from China have come […]

An African Tea Slows the Aging Process

By |2018-03-22T13:59:01+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Natural Health|

A vast range of herbal teas offers all kinds of health benefits. Heaven knows, they get a lot of publicity, but I still bet you don’t know about a tea with strong anti-aging abilities that’s grown only in a certain region in South Africa. It may even reduce wrinkles.

Its history is rooted in the small Cederberg mountainous region near the Cape of Good Hope, where Bushmen have harvested the leaves for centuries. They use it to treat a wide range of health problems, from skin to heart to bone health.

In fact, there’s almost no part of the body that doesn’t benefit from […]

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

By |2018-03-08T12:37:34+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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 […]

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