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Tart Cherries: A Remedy for Arthritis?

by Jane Hart, MDPeople with osteoarthritis often have pain and inflammation, even when using available therapies, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or they may experience side effects from long-term medicine use. This makes study findings published in the Journal of Food Studies of interest, as it found that a blood marker for inflammation known as C-reactive protein was reduced by nearly 50% in women with osteoarthritis who drank tart cherry juice.Cherries linked to lower inflammationIn this study, 21 women with osteoarthritis were randomly assigned to drink 10.5 fluid ounces of tart cherry juice or a placebo cherry drink twice a...

Pycnogenol® (French Maritime Pine Bark Extract) Found to Improve Memory and Test Scores in College Students in New Clinical Trial

Natural supplement shown to improve mental performance and decrease test anxiety by 17 percentShare Published: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 - 3:11 amHOBOKEN, N.J., Dec. 7, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping your brain in shape…no sweat. Health-conscious consumers may not realize that supplementing a healthy diet is just as important to maintaining mental performance as it is to maintaining six-pack abs. Natural supplements are an easy, effective way to manage mental focus, memory and overall mood. Natural supplement Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, was found to significantly enhance mental performance in...

Omega-3 can help says study

Omega-3 can help says studySARAH CODDINGTON Last updated 05:00 18/11/2011Omega-3 can help reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease, especially as people age, Massey University Albany nutrition professor Bernhard Breier says.His findings come out just as Massey University and Waitemata District Health Board join forces in research to find solutions to urgent health issues.Mr Breier, who leads an international research team, says Omega-3s are especially beneficial for health because they improve carbohydrate and fat metabolism.His research found a diet high in Omega-3 fatty acids, including fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, helps...

Controlling Blood Glucose Levels

by Gene Bruno, MS, MPHSeveral dietary supplements have the potential to help reduce blood glucose and A1C levels in diabetics. Most studies on these supplements were conducted on type-2 diabetics; however, given the mechanism of actions of these nutrients, they would likely be beneficial for either type-1 or -2 diabetics.Alpha-Lipoic AcidAlpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a natural antioxidant manufactured by the body and similar to certain vitamins. Unlike most other antioxidants, however, it has the advantage of being soluble in both fat and water, so it can provide production both inside and outside of cells.1 ALA is also found in some...

GABA may support body's natural defenses against diabetes 2

GABA may support body's natural defenses against diabetes 2, UCLA research suggestsSeptember 23, 2011UCLA researchers have demonstrated that the over-the-counter dietary supplement GABA may help inhibit development of insulin resistance and glucose intolerance - conditions involved in the development of Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which affect millions worldwide. In this early preclinical study, a team of molecular pharmacologists at UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine fed supplemental GABA - an amino acid-like molecule that the body produces naturally - to mice that were obese, insulin resistant and in the early stages of Type 2 diabetes.According to their findings, published...

Anti-aging: Can Herbs Help?

By Maureen Williams NDPeople receiving the herbal combination showed signs of increased antioxidant activity and reduced oxidation Antioxidants are often celebrated as one key to slowing the aging process and keeping us young, because they protect against changes to cells caused by free radicals (oxidation). Many plants are abundant in different types of antioxidants, which is one reason nutritional guidelines emphasize the need for plenty of fruits and vegetables, including herbs. However, it is clear that current eating practices often don’t provide everything we need, and in particular seniors are frequently at risk for nutrient deficiencies. Supplements may help bridge...

Lutein Slows Vision Loss

By Jane Hart, MDHealthnotes Newswire (June 24, 2010)—A diet rich in dark-green leafy vegetables is essential for eye health, and specific nutrients such as lutein that are found in these foods may have particular benefits for people who suffer from eye disorders. A new study in the Archives of Ophthalmology suggests that supplementing with lutein may slow vision loss in people who suffer from an eye disease known as retinitis pigmentosa.Lutein plus vitamin A protects peripheral visionRetinitis pigmentosa refers to a group of hereditary diseases that affect the retina of the eye. The condition often starts in adolescence and slowly...

Spring Training Fitness Tips

How to ease back into shape this spring and summerBy Elizabeth Quinn, About.com GuideAfter a long winter of reduced activity or inactivity you might be tempted to get outside and train as soon as the weather improves. You may also be tempted to exercise at the same level you did at the end of the last season. But such enthusiasm often leads to early season injuries. If you changed your routine for the winter, you need to get back into shape slowly. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you head out the door this spring. •Slow but...

Nutritional Support for a Healthy Inflammatory Response

Nutritional Support for a Healthy Inflammatory ResponseWhile inflammation appears to be a naughty word in nutrition circles, it is actually a key physiological process; when inflammation goes unchecked because of nutrient deficiencies or health issues is when chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease can take hold. Forrest Nielsen, a research nutritionist at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, explored the topic of inflammation and general well-being in a piece for the Grand Forks Herald.The basic inflammatory response is the body’s reaction to infection or injury, and occurs as blood flow allows infection-fighting compounds to...

Folic Acid Found to Help Mental Health in Men

By Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS, January 29, 2010, abstracted from “Serum folate and homocysteine and depressive symptoms among Japanese men and women” published online in the European Journal of Clinical NutritionFolic acid is a B-Complex vitamin found in highest amounts in leafy green vegetables, fruits, dried beans, peas, and nuts (in the form of folate). It is best-known to benefit a healthy pregnancy in helping prevent spinal cord defects and helping reduce neural tube defects by 23% in the 1990’s (1). The current folic acid fortification guidelines are 0.14 mg (140 micrograms, or mcg) of folic acid per...

Vitamin D deficiency linked to high risk of dementia

03/01/2010 00:19:00 adminBy David Liu davidl at foodconsumer dot orgMaintaining high levels of vitamin D in the blood may help elderly people ward off dementia, Alzheimer's disease and stroke, according to a new study published in the Jan 5, 2010 issue of Neurology.The study found elderly people with vitamin D insufficiency were twice as likely to have dementia, Alzheimer's disease and stroke as those with sufficient vitamin D.For the study, Buell J.S. and colleagues from Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University examined the association between vitamin D status, dementia, and cerebrovascular disease among 231...

New Study Links DHA Type of Omega-3 to Better Nervous-System Function

22/12/2009 14:48:00Deficiencies May Factor into Mental IllnessesWASHINGTON—The omega-3 essential fatty acids commonly found in fatty fish and algae help animals avoid sensory overload, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The finding connects low omega-3s to the information-processing problems found in people with schizophrenia; bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders; Huntington’s disease; and other afflictions of the nervous system.The study, reported in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience, provides more evidence that fish is brain food. The key finding was that two omega-3 fatty acids – docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) – appear to be most useful inthe...

Vitamin D prevents diabetes, improves insulin sensitivity, say multiple studies

(NaturalNews) With all the worries, debate and near hysteria over rising healthcare costs in the U.S., it might be time to face the fact we bring most illness on ourselves by eating junk diets, failing to exercise and avoiding sunshine. A case in point: diabetes has reached epidemic proportions with type 2 caused almost exclusively by sedentary lifestyles and being overweight. And now research shows we can add another preventable cause of diabetes to the list -- a lack of vitamin D, the so-called "sunshine vitamin".In a report recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition, scientists from New Zealand's...

Exercise—a Key to Healthy Aging

By Terra WellingtonHealthnotes Newswire (September 24, 2009)—The first Baby Boomers—people born in the United States, Canada, and the UK between 1946 and 1964—are now over 60 years old. But this group has made it clear they don’t plan on sitting around in rocking chairs. If you’re a senior interested in staying young, agile, and healthy, be sure to get regular exercise and support it with a wellness lifestyle.Your exercise program—what’s your pleasure?Choose exercises or physical activities that you enjoy, that get you outdoors, and that you can do with friends. Some ideas:• Walking is one of your best options for...

Colostrum Functions like HGH to Reverse Aging

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 by: Barbara Minton, Natural Health Editor(NaturalNews) Colostrum has been called the promise of life. It is the first food, in which all the immune and growth factors that insure health and vitality are transferred from the mother to the newborn. Research has shown that colostrum is the one supplement that can bring help to everyone that uses it, largely because of its ability to perform many of the functions of human growth hormone (HGH) in the body. Many scientists believe colostrum may be the most important preventative that can be consumed by a mammal. The value...

New approach discovered to lowering triglycerides

Studies done with laboratory rats suggest that supplementation of their diet with lipoic acid had a significant effect in lowering triglycerides, which along with cholesterol levels and blood pressure are one of the key risk factors in cardiovascular disease.In the lab animals, supplements of lipoic acid lowered triglyceride levels up to 60 percent. If the effect were the same in humans – which is not yet clear – that would be a greater impact than found with other dietary supplements, and similar to the effects of some prescription drugs.The results were just published in the Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics,...

BDNF Prevents and Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by: Byron Richards, Health Freedom Editor Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have provided ground-breaking proof that a natural protein called BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) can prevent and treat Alzheimer’s. The study was carried out in a variety of animal models including mice, rats, and monkeys. “The effects of BDNF were potent,” said Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhD, lead researcher. “When we administered BDNF to memory circuits in the brain, we directly stimulated their activity and prevented cell death from the underlying disease.”The researchers reported that “In each case, when compared...

Insulin, Leptin, and Blood Sugar – Why Diabetic Medication Fails

Friday, January 23, 2009 by: Byron Richards, Health Freedom Editor (NaturalNews) Type II diabetes is a difficult metabolic problem. It is a national embarrassment that so many of our young people are becoming type II diabetic. It is a national disgrace that millions of type II diabetic patients are being injured with commonly used diabetic medications that are known to make their metabolic situation worse. An overwhelming body of science demonstrates that insulin resistance leads to obesity and vice versa. Once this problem sets in a person heads down a path of ever-worsening metabolic control as diabetes-related issues, cholesterol...

Study Demonstrates that AHCC® Enhances Immune System

Study Demonstrates that AHCC® Enhances Immune System by Increasing the Production of Key Dendritic Cells2009-01-06 - AHCC Research Association The study was conducted in a double-blind randomized fashion where twenty-one healthy subjects received a placebo or AHCC at 3.0 g/day for 4 weeks. Blood samples were obtained and measured at baseline and at 4 weeks. The number of circulating types of DCs was measured which included CD 11c+ DCs (myeloid DC population; DC1) and CD11c- DCs (lymphoid DC population; DC2). Other parameters measured included mixed-leukocyte reaction (MLR), natural killer (NK) cell activity, the proliferative response of T lymphocytes toward mitogen...

Vitamins for Alzheimer's

Tuesday, December 09, 2008Vitamins for Alzheimer's While we are on this thread of natural help for dis-ease isn't it timely that I just received this article about how "High Doses of Vitamins Fight Alzheimer's Disease".And now I am sharing it with you, for your education, and then you can ask your doctor why they aren't recommending them. Vitamin B3 is also used successfully for schizophrenia, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, reducing plaque of arteriosclerosis and cholesterol reduction. It has an excellent anti-inflammatory action.(OMNS, December 9, 2008) The news media recently reported that "huge doses of an ordinary vitamin appeared to eliminate memory...

Red Wine: The Fountain of Youth

Scientists Find Clues to Aging in a Red Wine Ingredient’s Role in Activating a Protein By NICHOLAS WADEA new insight into the reason for aging has been gained by scientists trying to understand how resveratrol, a minor ingredient of red wine, improves the health and lifespan of laboratory mice. They believe that the integrity of chromosomes is compromised as people age, and that resveratrol works by activating a protein known as sirtuin that restores the chromosomes to health.The finding, published online Wednesday in the journal Cell, is from a group led by David Sinclair of the Harvard Medical School. It...

Mounting evidence shows health benefits of grape polyphenols

Mounting evidence shows health benefits of grape polyphenolsOctober 28, 2008 by admin Grapes and grape extracts may lower cardiovascular disease risk, says review in Nutrition ResearchA growing body of research data suggests that consuming foods rich in polyphenols from grapes, including red wine, helps reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a review article in the November issue of Nutrition Research.“Consumption of grape and grape extracts and/or grape products such as red wine may be beneficial in preventing the development of chronic degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease,” write Wayne R. Leifert, Ph.D., and Mahinda Y. Abeywardena, Ph.D., of...

Lignans Shown to Provide Great Benefits for Breast Health

Lignans Shown to Provide Great Benefits for Breast Health Tuesday, September 30, 2008 by: Barbara L. Minton (see all articles by this author) (NaturalNews) Most women who worry about the health of their breasts have a yearly mammogram and hope for the best. That's about all they can do since the traditional medical model offers nothing in the way of preemptive strategy. And it's readily apparent that mammograms were designed to recruit patients into the lucrative cancer treatment machine, not to actually help women. After all, as many of us learned when we were kids, radiation causes cancer....

Study Re-Confirms Pycnogenol’s Role in Joint Health

Study Re-Confirms Pycnogenol’s Role in Joint Health By Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS, September 12, 2008, abstracted from “Effect of Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol®) on Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis” in the August 2008 issue of Phytotherapy Research Osteoarthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability, limiting everyday activities for 16 million Americans. The condition results in 750,000 hospitalizations and costs our healthcare system over $51 billion each year1. The Center for Disease Control estimates that the number of people aged 65 or older with arthritis will more than double, from 15.7 million in 2002 to 33.3 million...

Vitamin K2 Benefits Heart Health

Vitamin K2 Benefits Heart Health By Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS, September 11, 2008, abstracted from “High dietary menaquinone intake is associated with reduced coronary calcification” printed online ahead of print in Atherosclerosis Vitamin K is stored in fat in the body (called “fat-soluble) and occurs in two forms: vitamin K1 and K2. Vitamin K1 (also called phylloquinone) is present in green, leafy vegetables and certain vegetable oils1. Vitamin K2 (also called menaquinone) is found in animal products like meat, eggs, and cheese2. Although it is known most commonly for its importance in blood clotting3, vitamin...

Red Wine Chemical Cuts Flu Risk

Red Wine Chemical Cuts Flu RiskQuercetin reduces susceptibility to influenza, especially after exerciseJacob GaffneyPosted: Thursday, September 11, 2008A new scientific study offers good news for both athletes and wine fans. Researchers at the University of South Carolina say a chemical found abundantly in red wine, apples and onions helps protect against influenza, especially after a rigorous respiratory workout when the body is more susceptible to infection.The chemical, quercetin, is a known anti-inflammatory found in the skins of fruit and vegetables. Prior studies have theorized that it helps reduce lung inflammation and inhibits the growth of prostate cancer.According to the new...

Soy May Benefit Stroke Patients

Soy may benefit stroke patientsSeptember 28, 2008 A chemical found in soybeans and chickpeas could benefit people who have suffered a stroke, say researchers.The University of Hong Kong team say the treatment effect of the chemical, isoflavone, is comparable to that of cholesterol-busting statin drugs.The European Heart Journal study showed isoflavone helped improve blood flow through the arteries.Previous research has suggested that eating soy may help prevent breast and prostate cancer and lower cholesterol.Protective effectSoya isoflavones in particular have been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease risk as they inhibit the growth of cells that form artery-clogging plaque.All of the 102...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 Fatty AcidsSeptember 11th, 2008 Introduction:Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are essential to human health but cannot be manufactured by the body. For this reason, omega-3 fatty acids must be obtained from food. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other marine life such as algae and krill, certain plants (including purslane), and nut oils. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function as well as normal growth and development. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish...

Gingko

Gingko biloba is one of the most popular plant extracts in Europe and has recently received approval in Germany for the treatment of dementia. Gingko comprises several compounds that appear to act together as antioxidants. The properties of gingko make it a promising treatment candidate for Alzheimer's disease, as the disease is a result of nerve degeneration and cell damage. Gingko greatly enhances circulation, helps prevent blood clots and treats diabetic peripheral vascular disease. Also noteworthy are its uses in the treatment of impotency; a study in the Journal of Urology showed improved erections within eight weeks of ongoing gingko...

Colostrum FAQ's

What is Colostrum and where does NOW® Colostrum come from?Colostrum is the pre-milk fluid secreted by cows in the first hours after birth. It is a nutrient-rich dairy product that supplies immune system factors to young calves to stimulate their immune systems and protect them from infections.NOW® Colostrum is taken from cattle raised in America, specifically North Dakota and northern Wisconsin, during the first 12 hours after birth. The extraction process is humane and does not adversely affect the mother cow or calf. The calf still gets adequate amounts of colostrum from nursing.NOW® Colostrum is carefully screened for impurities and...

Citrimax FAQ's

What is Citrimax and when is the best time to take it?Citrimax is a dietary ingredient that contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a natural compound found in an exotic fruit called Garcinia cambogia. Studies conducted on this substance found that it supports weight management without affecting the nervous system. It also appears that HCA helps the body inhibit the conversion of carbohydrates into fat. Because it inhibits carbohydrate conversion, we recommend you take Citrimax and Citrimax-containing supplements 30-60 minutes before a meal. Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure...

Views Differs on FDA's Ability to Police Supplements

By DAVID SCHEPPTHE JOURNAL NEWS(Original Publication: March 18, 2007) Three studies released in 2005 that warned that taking high doses of Vitamin E could significantly harm human health were the latest such reports that have questioned the safety of nutritional supplements.The threat of serious health effects led Consumers Reports magazine to advise its readers to refrain from taking Vitamin E supplements to prevent disease, noting that people get adequate amounts from eating nuts and vegetable oils that are rich in the nutrient.As a consumer-products testing organization the Yonkers-based publication periodically tests nutritional supplements.A report in February on dollar-store multivitamins, for...

Enhanced Immunocompetence by Garlic: Role in Bladder Cancer and Other Malignancies

Of the many beneficial actions of garlic, inhibition of the growth of cancer is perhaps the most remarkable. Our previous animal studies demonstrated that aged garlic extract was highly effective, and unlike the approved immunotherapy for human bladder cancer, bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), garlic was effective when added to the diet. To elucidate the mechanism of this antitumor effect, the literature describing antitumor and immune-enhancing effects of garlic is reviewed. Garlic can detoxify carcinogens by stimulation of cytochrome P450 enzymes, antioxidant activity or sulfur compound binding. Studies demonstrate a direct toxic effect of garlic to sarcoma and gastric, colon, bladder and...

Reduce Arthritis

Celebrity fitness guru Harley Pasternak on how to protect your body Updated: 11:01 a.m. CT May 29, 2007 Celebrity fitness and nutrition specialist Harley Pasternak, author of "5-Factor Fitness" and its highly anticipated follow-up book, "5-Factor Diet," has worked with Hollywood's biggest starts, including Halle Berry, Eva Mendes, Jessica Simpson, Kanye West, Orlando Bloom and Mandy Moore. Here's his advice to help keep joints working and pain-free: As we age, a common ailment is joint pain and inflammation, otherwise known as arthritis. About 46 million American adults (about 1 in 5) have some form of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid...

Summer Skin Preservation

Indulge In Skin Preservation This Summer - Tips to Abide by When Going Outdoors (HealthNewsDigest.com) - Spring has certainly sprung and summertime is just around the corner. Although this is one of the most popular times of the year to start discussing ways to protect our skin from the damage summer sun can do, protecting your skin from weather and environmental elements should be a year-round effort. Dr. Jeanine Downie, MD, director of image Dermatology in Montclair, New Jersey, and co-author of the book Beautiful Skin of Color, explains the causes of skin damage and aging and what we can...

Healthful & Youthful

Eating certain foods might be as effective as a trip to the plastic surgeon. Kathy Belcher of Louisville, program director for the Southeast Dairy Association, said a well-balanced diet of dairy, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and vitamin E-rich foods is nature's key to the fountain of youth. A diet of colorful fruits and vegetables; milk, cheese and yogurt; tuna and salmon; whole grains such as wild rice, oats and barley, and vitamin E foods such as sunflower seeds, walnuts and almonds has been shown to ward off the effects of aging. The top five "fountain of youth" food groups...

Green Tea to Fight Wrinkles

(KDKA) PITTSBURGH Forget those expensive skincare creams; the newest secret weapon in the fight against wrinkles may already be in your kitchen cabinet!New studies show that green tea -- in its purest form -- can fight the signs of aging."Theoretically, green tea is a panacea. It's a wonderful thing for the skin," explains Dermatologist Dr. Miriam Cummings. "It stops inflammation," Dr. Cummings adds. "It stops DNA from being damaged. It stops the sun from burning the skin; so in a perfect world it's the perfect thing to use on your skin."But while Cummings says green tea shows great promise, she...

Eating Younger

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Alpha Lipoic Acid for Fat Loss and Anti-Aging

The importance and characteristics of Alpha-Lipoic Acid was first discovered by scientists in the 1950s. Since then it has been the subject of many research projects around the world (both human and animal). Some have claimed that its antioxidant properties can prevent or treat many age-related diseases such as heart disease, strokes and cataracts.In 1999 Berkeley Wellness took a look at this much-touted supplement and concluded that it might one day prove to be very important but that it was too early to recommend it. Since that time, though, many more studies have been completed and the benefits of ALA...

Berries Boost Brain Power

September 13, 2006 As 77 million baby boomers face retirement, many are reaching for foods high in antioxidants, hoping to slow the diminished function that often occurs with aging. New findings reported by Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists suggest they may be on the right track. Laboratory animals that were fed berry extracts--and then treated to accelerate the aging process--were protected from damage to brain function, the researchers report. ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency. Psychologist Barbara Shukitt-Hale, neuroscientist James Joseph and psychologist Amanda Carey of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on...

Unified Theory on Aging

A.D.N.J. de Grey, B.N. Ames, J.K. Andersen, A. Bartke, J. Campisi, C.B. Heward, R.J.M. McCarter, G. StockDepartment of Genetics, University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California USA; Buck Institute for Aging Research, Novato, California USA; Department of Physiology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois USA; Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California USA; Kronos Longevity Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona USA; Department of Physiology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, Texas USA; Department of Neuropsychiatry and Biobehavior, University of California, Los Angeles, California USA.Aging is a...

How Fast are you Aging?

Wednesday, January 31, 2007Science has made stunning discoveries in this area of human interest, it's something we all want to know -- can we slow down the process of aging, can we live longer and if so, how? It's a highly technical subject, too detailed to look at in-depth within just one article.But, we can give you some powerful pointers to help slow down the aging process and increase your chances of a healthier old age.With these facts at your fingertips, you'll be in a better position choosing the nutritional products you need for improved health.What Determines your Biological Age?Our...

Five Things That Fight Aging

24th December 2006, Author: Carol Stack No one wants their body to age, weaken and to look old and wrinkled. That's why anti-aging products are so popular. There are many factors fighting against us to keep our youthful looking skin including, sun, wind, the foods we eat, or the lack of hydration our skin so desperately needs.However, to stay young-looking doesn't require a trip to the drug store for the latest cream. There are four things that can greatly assist our bodies to fight aging: Good nutrition, drinking lots of water, adequate sleep and daily exercise.Factors that Cause AgingGenetics, gravity...

25 Anti-Aging Tips

How to take off 10 years or more-and look and feel better than ever By Andreas Von Bubnoff and Joanna LloydWe used to think our fate was in the cards--or in the stars. Now, thanks to research unlocking the secrets to living longer and better, we know different. It turns out that 70% of the factors influencing life expectancy are due to good choices and good luck--not good genes. What are the moves that will peel off the years? Prevention asked dozens of scientists studying aging, exercise, nutrition, and related fields which changes deliver the biggest payoff. Turn the page...

Drink Juice to Prevent Alzheimer's?

Healthnotes Newswire (November 2, 2006)Can drinking more juice really help prevent Alzheimer's disease? Apparently so, says a study released in the American Journal of Medicine.By Kimberly Beauchamp, NDPeople who eat more fruits and vegetables have lower rates of many diseases – cancer, heart disease, and diabetes to name just a few. In a landmark trial, researchers have found yet another reason to add some more of these foods to your diet: people who drink at least three glasses of fruit or vegetable juice each week may have a 76% lower chance of suffering from Alzheimer's disease.Alzheimer's disease is a brain...




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