Tweak Just One Gene to Double Lifespan?

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

These Foods Contribute to Wrinkles

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

Can “Tickle” Therapy Slow Down the Aging Process?

By |August 22nd, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

Buckyballs Could Add Years to Your Life

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

Red Meat May Make You 10% More Likely to Die

By |August 8th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Poor red meat – it just can’t get a break. Vegetarians, of course, blame it for every ill under the sun, not even counting cruelty to animals. The actual scientific evidence goes back and forth: It increases cancer risk, but not much. It decreases your [...]

Your Body Doesn’t Handle Food the Way It did When You Were 20

By |August 1st, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

I remember a time when I thought little of my nutritional needs. If I managed to eat some protein, a few carbs and some fruits and vegetables (a “square meal” as they called it then), I thought I was doing the right thing. I was [...]

Surprising Life Extending-Benefits of Old Pharmaceuticals

By |July 25th, 2019|Categories: Pharmacology|

One well-known drug is a popular headache remedy, another is prescribed for diabetes, and a third is given to patients who've had a kidney transplant. These seem unlikely candidates for helping healthy people add years to their lives. But it looks like that’s exactly what [...]

Zapping Zombie Cells Marks a Breakthrough in Treating Age-Related Diseases

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Stiff, aching joints, osteoporotic bones, Alzheimer's disease, lesions that cause heart attacks and strokes: all these nasty “diseases of aging” have one thing in common -- senescent cells. Also called zombie cells, they stop normal cell division and lose their ability to function, but they [...]

Revive a Flagging Thymus Gland and Extend Your Life as Much as 30 Years

By |July 4th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

In a just-published paper, biochemists at Oxford University, England, state that "immune activity and life expectancy seem to be intricately linked." But as we age, the immune system becomes less effective. The process even has its own name - immunosenescence. The good news is that [...]

The Surprising Anti-Aging Effect of Living in Space

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|

51-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly lived in the International Space Station for almost a year while his identical twin brother Mark continued with life on earth. As an astronaut, Scott is a member of group that’s been studied in greater depth than any other living humans. [...]

This May Be the Most Valuable Mineral for Better Aging

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

To age better, you have to give your body the nutritional tools it needs to make your immune system hum, to help your heart stay healthy and to maintain the internal systems that fend off cancer. Enabling your brain to stay at or near full [...]

To Know How Long You’ll Live, See if You Can Do This Simple Task

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

We’re all aware -- or should be -- that aerobic fitness lowers the risk of developing heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's. It also decreases the risk of death and can potentially prolong life. But there’s more to being in shape than heart rate and respiration. [...]

Want a Long Life? Don’t Imbibe These Drinks

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

The first large scale study on sugar-sweetened beverages has just reported, and the results are clear. These drinks shrink our lifespan. The more we consume, the shorter our lives will be. The effect on longevity is just the latest in a long string of negative [...]

Your Lifespan is Foretold Not in Your Palm but on Your Wrist

By |May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Blood pressure is a well-known indicator of cardiovascular health. But there's another test that requires no trip to the doctor's office, needs no other person or equipment, is easy and quick to carry out, and costs nothing. This test not only reveals information about your [...]

DNA Cut-Revise-Paste Holds Back Aging

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

A revolutionary gene editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 allows scientists to make precise changes to the DNA in any cell or organism. You’ve probably heard of CRISPR if you follow technology news at all. It’s the breakthrough that made it easy and cheap to modify genes. [...]

Boost Your Collagen Levels and Start to Glow from the Inside Out

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Chances are you’ve seen collagen listed in your favorite face or body lotion or even as a supplement in the vitamin aisle. The ingredient gets a lot of buzz, but with it comes a slew of questions. What exactly is collagen? Why does your body [...]

New Discovery May Put an End to Wrinkles

By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Wrinkles really could be a thing of the past thanks to a discovery by Japanese scientists. They've been able to pinpoint a protein that's vital to keeping youthful-looking skin, but which diminishes with aging. This discovery was a major achievement in itself -- but it [...]

Spring Fruits and Vegetables that Keep You Young

By |April 25th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

For those of us living in northern climes, it’s been a long, cold winter. Even more than usual, I’m looking forward to the fresh fruits and vegetables of spring and summer. Gourmands know that half the secret of great cuisine is fresh ingredients. Just-picked, vine-ripened [...]

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