Anti-Aging

  1. How to Improve Short-Term Memory – Tips and Tricks

    How to Improve Short-Term Memory – Tips and Tricks
    Many people get frustrated with their increasing forgetfulness as they age. It's quite common to forget names, conversations or where you have put things. If this sounds like you, we'll show you how to improve short term memory with some useful brain-training tips. What is Short-term Memory? Short term memory is the area of the brain that stores small amounts...
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  2. Fish Oil and Weight Loss: the Amazing Connection

    Fish Oil and Weight Loss: the Amazing Connection
    According to Business Week, U.S. consumers spend $40 billion dollars a year on weight-loss programs and products, and that's a conservative estimate. Despite throwing so much money at the obesity problem, the National Institutes for Health reports that 66% (two out of three) adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. While Jenny Craig meal plans and Atkins shakes continue...
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  3. Can the Body Produce Essential Fatty Acids?

    Can the Body Produce Essential Fatty Acids?
    The human body is amazing because it can produce or synthesize most of the different fats it needs from your diet with two exceptions: linolenic (omega-3) and linoleic (omega-6) acids. These essential fatty acids are essential to everyday function and any deficiency can lead to serious health problems. The one thing many health issues have in common is inflammation, according...
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  4. What’s Causing Your Memory Loss?

    What’s Causing Your Memory Loss?
    A forgotten appointment, misplaced keys, or struggling to find the correct word during a conversation…some people might chock these incidents up to simple absentmindedness.  For those in middle age or older however, episodes of forgetfulness can be scary, conjuring worries of Alzheimer's disease or dementia.  Fortunately, according to the National Institute on Aging, memory loss is often treatable once a...
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  5. What Are Eye Floaters? Should You Be Worried?

    What Are Eye Floaters? Should You Be Worried?
    Many people take clear vision for granted until they develop eye floaters, little specks or "cobwebs" that float around in eye fluid.  When the eyes stop moving, floaters dart or drift outside of the field of vision.  Because they are generally not considered serious, floaters usually require no treatment, but in certain situations, they can be indicative of a more...
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  6. How Age-Related Night Vision Problems Affect Driving

    How Age-Related Night Vision Problems Affect Driving
    People in their 50s, 60s, and 70s are more active than ever, which means record numbers of seniors are taking to the roadways.  While maintaining an active lifestyle in later years is definitely a good thing, vision changes that come with aging can impair driving, especially at night.  Statistics show that diminished night vision can be a serious hazard when...
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  7. Essential Fatty Acids: Benefits and Sources

    Essential Fatty Acids: Benefits and Sources
    With an enthusiasm for better health on the rise in America, many people are making quality nutrition a top priority.  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) play a key role.  They are called "essential" because they are not made naturally by the body, but must be obtained through food or supplements.  Learning more about these important nutrients can help to ensure a...
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  8. Could You Be Vitamin Deficient?

    Could You Be Vitamin Deficient?
    You may be surprised to know that even if you eat a healthy diet, you might be deficient in certain vitamins and nutrients. There are several reasons why. First, conventional agriculture has depleted our soil of nutrients, and therefore so is the food that’s grown in it. Selenium is a good example of a mineral that is no longer found...
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  9. Keeping Your Memory Sharp

    Keeping Your Memory Sharp
    Do you ever walk into a room and forget what you went in there for? Or perhaps I should ask how many times a day? Researchers say that as you approach your 50s, it’s normal to notice that your memory isn’t as sharp. But having a significant memory problem isn’t normal—it could be a sign of dementia. The good news...
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  10. Who Gets Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

    Who Gets Age-Related Macular Degeneration?
    Loss of visual acuity is normal as we age. The most common cause of vision loss is in this country is due to age-related macular degeneration or AMD and there is no known cure. Knowing who is at the highest risk for developing age-related macular degeneration can help you determine your risk factors and take steps to delay or possibly...
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