The revolutionary science of aging and longevity

 

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  • Two scientifically demonstrated benefits of fasting are the suppression of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and the activation of autophagy, both of which play a role in disease prevention and longevity
  • After the age of 30, extrapolations from animal studies suggest the longer you’re able to incorporate some form of regular fasting across your life span, the better
  • When added to a low-calorie diet and healthy lifestyle, NAD boosters such as nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) appear to have a magnifying effect, allowing you to maximize your benefits
  • Sirtuins are proteins that act as environmental stress sensors and are responsible for longevity. Activating sirtuins is one way to increase longevity in yeast and worms. One compound found to activate sirtuins is NAD. Another is resveratrol
  • Research led by David Sinclair, Ph.D., has demonstrated it’s possible to reprogram cells, restoring their original youthfulness, and in so doing, reversing blindness by rejuvenating the nerves in the retina

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Foods That Fight the Common Cold

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Since colds are viral in nature, antibiotics are completely useless and should be avoided, unless your physician diagnoses a serious secondary bacterial infection Continue reading

11 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies

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11 common nutrient deficiencies include vitamins D, K2, B12, E, and A, omega-3, magnesium, iodine, calcium, iron, and choline  Continue reading

The Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick, and the Best Ones

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If you feel yourself coming down with something like a cold or flu, avoid sugar, artificial sweeteners, and processed foods Continue reading

How Exercise Helps Strengthen Your Bones and Avoid Osteoporosis, Safely and Naturally

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Certain nutrients, including omega-3 fat, calcium, vitamin D, K2, and magnesium, are critical for strong bones. Your sodium to potassium ratio also plays an important role in maintaining your bone mass Continue reading