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Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods

Aug 19, 2019
Dr. Don Colbert

Just as there are foods and nutrients that expedite aging, there are the opposite: Nutrients and foods that slow aging. Keep eating anti-aging foods for whole body health and strong, youthful cells.

If nutrients can expedite aging, surely there are anti-aging foods.

There must be foods and nutrients that reduce aging in our appearance, cells, tissues, joints, heart, and brain, right? (Photo by Pablo Merchán Montes on Unsplash)

The good news is, there are.

These anti-aging foods and nutrients promote health and longevity, and can even reverse some of the aging and damage caused by free radicals, oxidative stress, inflammation, and more. Here are the top 10 Anti-Aging Foods...

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Microrobots Show Promise for Treating Tumors

Aug 19, 2019
California Institute of Technology

"These micromotors can penetrate the mucus of the digestive tract and stay there for a long time. This improves medicine delivery," Gao says. "But because they're made of magnesium, they're biocompatible and biodegradable."

Targeting medical treatment to an ailing body part is a practice as old as medicine itself. A Band-Aid is placed on a skinned knee. Drops go into itchy eyes. A broken arm goes into a cast. (Photo by Melanie Magdalena on Unsplash)

But often what ails us is inside the body and is not so easy to reach. In such cases, a treatment like surgery or chemotherapy might be called for...

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Red Light Therapy: Improve Mental Health, Sleep, Brain Damage and Injuries

Aug 19, 2019
Dr. Caroline Leaf

It is important to remember, however, that red light therapy can be an incredible tool when it comes to our mental and physical wellbeing, but it should be used as part of a "toolbox" of lifestyle changes if we really want to improve the way our brain and body functions.

If you have followed my blogs and podcasts for a while, you will know how much I love my infrared sauna! It is an integral part of my mental self-care routine, especially with my hectic work and travel schedule, and something I recommend to everyone who asks me what I do to stay healthy. (Photo by Osman Rana on Unsplash)

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The Answer to a Colon Cancer Mystery

Aug 18, 2019
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM

"[T]he method of cooking and eating the maize [corn] meal as a porridge results in an increase in resistant starch, which acts in the same way as fiber in the colon," as a prebiotic, a food for our good bacteria to produce the same cancer-preventing, short-chain fatty acids.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the world. Thankfully, the good bacteria in our gut take the fiber we eat and make short-chain fatty acids, like butyrate, that protect us from cancer. We take care of them, and they take care of us. If we do nothing to colon cancer cells, they grow. That's what cancer does. But if we expose the colon cancer cells to the concentration of butyrate our good bacteria make in our gut when we eat fiber, the growth is stopped in its tracks. If, however, the butyrate stops, if we eat healthy for only one day and then turn off the fiber the next, the cancer can resume its growth. So, ideally, we have to eat a lot of fiber-rich foods—meaning whole plant foods—every day...

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Concussion Symptoms Reversed by Magnetic Therapy

Aug 18, 2019
University of Saskatchewan

Taghibiglou also found that certain proteins, which are important to protect the brain from various neurological conditions, were restored to their normal level by the low-frequency magnetic stimulation. The proteins protect neurons and halt the progression of post-concussion inflammation and neurodegeneration.

Concussion symptoms – such as loss of balance, hazy comprehension, sleep disturbance and ability to walk straight – can be reversed by a new type of magnetic stimulation, research at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows. (Photo by Javi Hoffens on (Continue reading...)

Using Plant Based Diet to Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Aug 17, 2019
News Staff - University of California San Diego Health

"Our findings underscore the importance of focusing on your diet. There might be some variability in terms of individual foods, but to reduce cardiovascular disease risk people should eat more vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fruits, legumes and fewer animal-based foods. These findings are pretty consistent with previous findings about other dietary patterns…"

Eating mostly plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. (Photo by Louis Hansel on (Continue reading...)

11 Top Tips to Keep Your Brain Sharp and Young

Aug 17, 2019
Dr. Don Colbert

Adding omega-3 fats is a crucial step in reducing inflammation and the risk of degenerative brain disease. To truly make a difference, it takes two steps: reducing inflammatory foods while increasing anti-inflammatory ones.

Is your brain as sharp as it was 5 years ago? 10 years?

Every year we age, we must be proactive to protect, maintain, and even improve the health of our bodies and our brains. (Photo by Vlad Sargu on Unsplash)

Naturally, all our systems begin to degrade after mid-age. This is true of our arteries, our muscles, and joints, and our brains.

But, you can do something about it. You can proactively continue to build them up instead...

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Bacteria and Your Broken Heart

Aug 16, 2019
Al Sears, MD, CNS

German researchers analyzed the gut bacteria in healthy people and patients with heart failure. They found that the heart failure patients were missing important groups of bacteria that fight inflammation. Their gut flora was not as diverse as in healthy people.

In your screening for heart disease, I bet your doctor will never think to check your gut. (Photo by Anne Allier on Unsplash)

And that may well be where your heart problems start. Let me explain...

Your gut plays a critical role in your overall health. It's a major part of your body's ecosystem. It's home to trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. They make up your "microbiome."

Doctors are beginning to pay attention when it comes to these bacteria. But they're still missing the big picture...

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Ketogenic Diet for Beginners Made Easy: The Ultimate Guide to "Keto"

Aug 16, 2019
Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS

In part, keto diet weight loss is a real thing because high-fat, low-carb diets can both help diminish hunger and boost weight loss through their hormonal effects. As described above, when we eat very little foods that supply us with carbohydrates, we release less insulin. With lower insulin levels, the body doesn't store extra energy in the form of fat for later use, and instead is able to reach into existing fat stores for energy.

Unlike many fad diets that come and go with very limited rates of long-term success, the ketogenic diet (or keto diet) has been practiced for more than nine decades (since the 1920s) and is based upon a solid understanding of physiology and nutrition science. (Photo by Micheile Henderson on (Continue reading...)