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Aging: Why does it happen and what we can do to slow it down

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (1813)


The basics of aging

Over 50 years ago, two researchers, Drs. Hayflick and Moorehead, discovered that individual human cells have a limited lifespan. This is known as the Hayflick Limit.1,2 Since then, many researchers have studied how humans age and if aging could either be slowed down—or, if they were feeling particularly hopeful—if the aging process could be stopped completely. But, let’s be realistic here—the emphasis should be on limiting the ...

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Aging and the Anti-inflammatory Diet

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1488)



At first glance, you might wonder what an anti-inflammatory diet has to do with aging.

Well, quite a lot, it seems!

Aging can be seen as an inflammatory process—those normal biochemical reactions that produce free radicals like reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) which can, if not limited, produce the damage that we see as aging.  Some of this damage is seen as:

• Chronic diseases such as diabetes, hear...

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What (Really) is Menopause?

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (708)


First of all (this is important)—menopause is NOT a disease!

First—let’s talk about what menopause is NOT!

• Menopause is NOT a disease or illness or a “condition”

• Menopause is NOT a terrible process for many—perhaps most—women. Many women have few problems and while some women do experience a number of difficult symptoms, the good news is that we are constantly learning about natural, gentle ways to min...

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