Thoughts on Better Aging

Best Treatments for Hot Flashes Revealed

November 20th, 2017

Out of a dozen possible treatments for vasomotor symptoms of menopause, learn which ones performed the best When women stop producing as much estrogen later in life, it does more than just stop their periods. It can also cause many different health issues. One of the most common problems–experienced by 75 percent of women–is vasomotor […]

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Don’t Count on the Turkey to Get You to Sleep This Thanksgiving

November 14th, 2017

Forget tryptophan…there are better ways to get healthy sleep this holiday season Falling asleep in front of the TV with your pants unbuckled is a post-Thanksgiving-feast tradition for the menfolk of many American families. Aside from the fact that a full belly can make anyone drowsy, this tradition of nodding off after Thanksgiving is often […]

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Scientists Discover Anti-Aging Genetic Mutation

November 9th, 2017

The genes of an Amish community may hold the key to the “genetic fountain of youth” Researchers from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine recently discovered a genetic mutation that is allowing certain members of a small Old Order Amish community to live longer and healthier lives. The researchers first became interested in this particular […]

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Are Your Genes Making You Gain Weight?

November 3rd, 2017

A truly effective weight loss plan should take into account your genetic makeup Since the human genome was first mapped in 2003, scientists have discovered all kinds of ways in which genes and gene expression affect health and wellness. This definitely includes your weight. Genes can affect how your body breaks down food, stores fat, […]

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Menopause Beer: Should You Try It?

October 30th, 2017

Newly released menopause beer is far from the best way to address menopause symptoms A brewery in New Hampshire is making national headlines after introducing a new craft ale aimed at menopausal women. The brew, called Libeeration, claims to help ease menopause symptoms such as hot flashes. Created with input from herbalists, the beer contains […]

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Healthy Gut, Healthy Aging

October 25th, 2017

Researchers discover healthy 90-year-olds and 30-year-olds have similarly diverse gut microbiota Of all the parts of your body you might be concerned about keeping young, your gut probably isn’t one of them. However, recent research suggests that healthy, youthful gut flora just may be one of the keys to healthy aging. The research comes from […]

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New Research on Circadian Rhythm Earns Nobel Prize

October 20th, 2017

Scientists isolate gene that controls biological clock Three United States scientists recently won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their research into the role of molecular mechanisms in regulating circadian rhythm, aka the biological clock or body clock. In their research on fruit flies, the researchers isolated a previously unknown gene that controls the biological […]

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Fight Stress with Sex

October 16th, 2017

Stop stressing about sexual dysfunction and start reaping the stress-busting benefits of sex. Stress isn’t just mentally exhausting. It can also have a big physical impact on the body through the action of the stress hormone cortisol. When produced in large amounts over an extended period of time, cortisol can cause premature aging of virtually […]

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3 Ways to Get More Nutrition from Produce

October 10th, 2017

Simple tips to help ensure you get maximum nutrition from the produce you eat It’s definitely smart to incorporate plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. In fact, many experts recommend half your plate be made up of fruits and veggies. Unfortunately, piling the produce on your plate may not necessarily be getting you […]

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What is Autophagy?

October 4th, 2017

Learn how the process of autophagy affects aging Are you looking for a way to rid your body of accumulated toxins? You may be interested to learn that your body already has its own natural process for detoxification, repair, and regeneration at a cellular level. It’s called autophagy. Autophagy means “self-eating,” and refers to the […]

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