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A Simple Health Message Adds Years to Life

By |2019-12-12T10:41:39+00:00December 12th, 2019|Natural Health|

Cooking a meal is not only time consuming, but there are all those pots and pans waiting to be cleaned – one of my least favorite chores.

So much easier to buy ready-made meals and place the dishes and cutlery in the dishwasher—or even directly in the trash!

Convenient it may be, but there’s a huge downside to these and other time and labor savers. Turns out, they will more than double your risk of dying before your time.

The problem isn’t the kind of food you’re eating. It’s the activities surrounding cooking and cleaning up. Before I get ahead of myself, I […]

A Drug-Free Way to Zap Zombie Cells and Extend Lifespan

By |2019-12-05T20:56:30+00:00December 5th, 2019|Natural Health|

One exciting area of aging research has focused on sweeping out senescent (zombie) cells from the body. These are considered to be key drivers of the aging process.

A new class of drugs targeted at these cells, called senolytics, has shown enormous promise, but we’ll have to wait some years for them to prove their worth and safety in human trials.

But a new senolytic has emerged that’s completely natural, found in many fruits and vegetables, and is available as a dietary supplement right now.

It’s called fisetin. Keep reading for the full story. . .

The Most Potent Flavonoid

With aging, the immune system […]

The Live-Longer Health Tool that Wags Its Tail

By |2019-11-29T06:16:42+00:00November 28th, 2019|Natural Health|

If you’re a dog lover, here’s some health news that you can rejoice over. While research finds that owning a pet of any kind contributes to better health, it’s owning a dog that will help you live a longer life.

Of course, I’m not trying to insult cat owners, but when it comes to pet ownership the research into human longevity is strongest for dog people.

One of the biggest studies of the anti-aging benefits of owning a dog took place in Sweden and involved more than 3.4 million people aged 40 to 80. The 12-year analysis found that dog owners had […]

To Get More Out of Your Daily Walk, Step Up the Pace

By |2019-11-14T13:42:20+00:00November 14th, 2019|Natural Health|

Readers of this website know that I’m a huge advocate of a daily walk for both mental and physical health. While slower walking is fine – it’s much better to do something than nothing – there’s some fascinating research out there that might just make you want to pick up the pace.

First let’s dig into some past research reported here, which found a link between an older person’s walking pace and their life expectancy. . .

One study,1 published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that average-speed walkers had a roughly 20 percent lower risk of dying from […]

Do Tall People Live Longer?

By |2019-11-07T10:33:36+00:00November 7th, 2019|Natural Health|

In the never-ending pursuit for the key to longevity, some scientists in the Netherlands turned their inquiring gaze to body size, height and weight. Can these metrics help predict how long we’ll live?

The Dutch may have a special interest in the subject, as they’re the tallest people on earth (on average, of course.)

Here’s what the researchers found. . .

Some of the findings of this large study are to be expected, while others come as a surprise. Case in point is that women may be more likely to reach 90 years of age if they’re taller.

But when it comes to men, […]

If You Want to Live a Long Time, Shake It Up, Baby!

By |2019-10-31T06:05:03+00:00October 31st, 2019|Natural Health|

If you want to fight aging and stay younger longer, it helps to shake all over from head to toe.

I’m actually being serious here. Research now shows that standing on a vibrating platform, giving you what are called “whole body vibrations,” can reverse a significant amount of the ill effects of aging and make you physiologically younger.

The type of platform I’m talking about is readily available from various fitness companies. Studies demonstrate that standing on one of them for only about 20 minutes daily can improve organ function, make your bones and muscles stronger, improve your blood sugar and even […]

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 […]

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