Anti-Aging

  1. Do Probiotic Foods Benefit Your Overall Mood?

    Do Probiotic Foods Benefit Your Overall Mood?
    Did you know that beneficial ‘probiotic’ bacteria in yogurt and other food foods keep more than your tummy happy? A recent UCLA study shows that women who regularly ate yogurt had altered brain function and improved mood, likely because probiotics in their yogurt modified the bacterial environment in their gut.In other words, when your gut is happy - so is...
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  2. Who Needs Dietary Supplements?

    Who Needs Dietary Supplements?
    It's important for everyone to benefit from taking dietary supplements, mainly because the majority of the foods grown today are grown in depleted soils.  Taking dietary supplements is even more important under these circumstances:   You have poor eating habits, or you consume less than 1,600 calories a day You are a vegan or a vegetarian who eats a limited...
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  3. Broccoli: Role In Cancer Prevention

    Broccoli: Role In Cancer Prevention
    As you probably already know, consuming fruits and vegetables regularly aids in maintaining a healthy digestive system and is very beneficial for your overall health and may even extend your lifespan. What many people don’t realize is just how good these foods are for you and how exactly they benefit your health. For instance, broccoli should be in the weekly menu...
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  4. Barley Grass: A Powerful Green Anti-Cancer Superfood

    Barley Grass: A Powerful Green Anti-Cancer Superfood
    What are superfoods - and do they really exist? According to Dr. Christine Horner, superfoods are any nutrient-dense foods that contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and more. For instance, a certain nutrient-packed ‘ green food’ has been shown to kill several different types of cancer cells in the laboratory setting - more on this a little...
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  5. An Alkaline Diet Increases Muscle Mass With Aging

    An Alkaline Diet Increases Muscle Mass With Aging
    According to the results of a 2008 study, an alkaline diet rich in potassium - such as fruits and vegetables - along with a reduced acid load helps to increase muscle mass in men and women as they age. There has been a significant change from pre-agricultural human civilization to the present when it comes to net acid load in...
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  6. 5 Tips On Staying Healthy And Fit During Those ‘Fabulous’ Fifties

    5 Tips On Staying Healthy And Fit During Those ‘Fabulous’ Fifties
    Each and every stage of life comes with different gifts and challenges - and who doesn't want to stay trim, youthful looking and energized with a well-functioning cardiovascular system as we enter the ‘fabulous’ fifties? Our bodies need different forms of nutritional support as we age - and that’s easy to understand, because each phase of life brings its own...
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  7. Fruit Juice Vs Soda: Health Risks

    Fruit Juice Vs Soda: Health Risks
    When it comes to choosing between sodas and ‘natural’ fruit juices in the beverage aisle, the juice industry has always enjoyed the reputation of being way healthier. The reasons are familiar. Juice comes from real fruit, while soda is artificially prepared. Also, the sugars in juice seem more ‘natural’ than high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the main sweetener in many...
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  8. Want 5 Reasons To Eat More Blueberries?

    Want 5 Reasons To Eat More Blueberries?
    The key to healthy aging is maintaining a healthy diet. Powerful flavonoid and anthocyanin antioxidants found in blueberries may have a rejuvenating effect on the brain - slowing down and even reversing the effects of stress and inflammation on brain cells. What’s more, these antioxidants may also neutralize free radicals linked to the development of cancer, heart disease and age-related conditions...
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  9. Cataract Surgery Leads To Longer Life

    Cataract Surgery Leads To Longer Life
    According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately 22 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from cataracts - while more than half of all Americans will go on to be diagnosed with this condition by the time they reach the age of 80 years. Promisingly, a new study shows that individuals who undergo cataract surgery to correct their...
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  10. Rejuvenating Old Muscle Stem Cells: Antidote To Aging?

    Rejuvenating Old Muscle Stem Cells: Antidote To Aging?
    Normal aging is accompanied by reduced ability to regain strength and mobility after muscle injury. That’s because over time, stem cells within muscle tissues dedicated to repairing cell damage become less able to renew themselves or generate new muscle fibers. Muscle stem cells from older mice exhibit profound changes with age. In fact, two-thirds of them are dysfunctional when compared...
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