Genetics have lots to do with who we are and what our health is like, particularly as we age. We tend to put up with arthritis, high blood pressure, a little weight around the middle, etc. because we see them as symptoms of age as determined by our genes.
Scientists are discovering more and more about our genetic makeup – and more importantly, how to control it, or at least limit the worst aspects of it as it applies to our health. One interesting aspect that has come out of this research is the ‘longevity’ genes or sirtuin genes which decrease chances of heart disease, diabetes and other inflammatory processes.
These longevity genes are turned on and off by certain factors in our diet and environment. The favorable condition is to have these longevity genes turned on and active. Calorie restriction has long been understood to increase the chances of a long and healthy life, and now has also been found to turn on certain longevity genes. Read more
Friday, July 25, 2014
Margaret Durst says that turning on your longevity genes can help to slow aging, store less fat, and reduce the risk of serious disease.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
There are seven ways beer improves your health if drunk in moderation.
Man has been relaxing with a beer on a hot summer day for thousands of years. No one knows who brewed the first beer — an anonymous Sumerian in ancient Mesopotamia is usually given credit — but according to Greek philosopher Plato, "He was a wise man who invented beer." Perhaps even then, Plato knew what modern science is proving: Beer contains vitamins and antioxidants that make us smarter, protect us from many ailments, and can even help us live longer. Read more
Monday, July 21, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Before taking drugs for low testosterone, it would probably be a good idea to check your diet to make sure you're not consuming soy protein.
The health detriments of soy consumption are reiterated in a new study out of the University of Connecticut that highlights the importance of avoiding soy at all costs. Researchers from the school found that men who consume soy protein rather than whey protein for muscle recovery and growth experience considerable reductions in their testosterone levels, as well as marked increases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Read more
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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Friday, July 11, 2014
If you think you may be beginning to lose your hiar, Elizabeth Renter lists nine inexpensive, natural ways to prevent hair loss and hair thinning.
Many men, and less often women, often deal with the hardships of hair loss, and accepting this problem can be quite difficult. They may have known it was coming for some time, by watching the other people in their family deal with the same issue, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Fortunately, while hair loss is largely genetic, a good diet can encourage healthy hair growth and even possibly reduce balding. Furthermore, there are a number of natural remedies for hair loss and hair thinning, so you don’t need to go straight to the drug store for pharmaceuticals.
There are several changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle that will reduce the chances of hair loss. Here are 9 of them. Read more