Monday, October 27, 2008

How to Live to 114 (in Theory)

Researchers can now tell us which habits may extend our lives, and just how much extra time they give us.
People who are happy, having an active sex life, and who avoid debts, outlive the miserable, abstainers and the poor, as do chocolate eaters, churchgoers and vegetarians. New research shows exactly how many years longer people can live by adopting healthy behaviours – from stopping smoking and losing weight to eating less meat and being positive. Read more

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Coffee and Chocolate Are the Key to Long Life

Good news. Chocolate, coffee and tea are among the key foods and drinks needed to live a long and healthy life, according to a leading nutritional scientist.
Professor Gary Williamson, from the department of food science at Leeds University, has produced a list of 20 "lifespan essential" foodstuffs.

All are rich in naturally occurring chemicals, known as polyphenols, which have been linked to a variety of health benefits including protection against heart disease.

He said that foodstuffs on the list, which is dominated by fruits and vegetables, can also help to slow down the ageing process by helping to protect cells from the natural damage that occurs over time. Read more

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lack of Vitamin D Link to Parkinson's

Recent studies have shown that vitamin D prevents up to 77 percent of all cancers. Now a new study suggests a link between vitamin D deficiency and Parkinson's disease.
Lack of vitamin D is significantly associated with Parkinson's disease, a study has shown.

Scientists found that lower blood levels of the vitamin were more common in people with Parkinson's than healthy individuals. But whether vitamin D deficiency was a cause of Parkinson's or resulted from it still had to be determined.

The part of the brain most affected by the disease is highly sensitive to vitamin D, suggesting that the vitamin may be important to this region. Read more

Monday, October 13, 2008

Try This Evening Workout

Gal Josefsberg at 60 IN 3 outlines an evening workout that won't leave you too sweaty and awake to go to bed. It can also be used as a good stretching routine for times when you’ve been sitting down for too long.
I’ve always had issues with evening workouts. At the end of the workout I’m too sweaty and too awake to go to bed, which means I don’t get enough sleep. And since I’m not a morning person, I usually work out in the afternoon. However, I recently found a little evening workout that sounds really promising.

The Key Is Pace

Rather than being an all out workout, this one is more of a stretching routine. It doesn’t involve high weights or high reps, just a low number of reps with body weight exercises done at a very slow pace. In fact, it’s a VERY slow pace. Each rep should take you about 10 seconds, which is slow enough to be relaxing. Read more

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

LSD Cures Man's Headache

Cluster headaches cause such severe pain that some sufferers are driven to suicide. One man believes he's found a surprising cure. Of course, this cure is banned by the government "for your own good."
This is the story of a man known online as Flash – a man driven to the brink of suicide by the debilitating effects of cluster headaches. After years of ineffectual treatments, Flash stumbled on what he declared was a new treatment, as controversial as it was, he claimed, effective: hallucinogenic drugs.

Flash was ridiculed by the cluster headache community for his "miracle cure". But when a survey of fellow sufferers who self-medicated with hallucinogens was published in the mainstream journal Neurology, the results gave weight to his claims. The Harvard Medical School scientists who conducted the survey have now applied for a preliminary clinical trial on the subject.

Cluster headache (CH) remains an enigma to the medical profession. Read more

Saturday, October 4, 2008

How to Protect and Heal Your Liver

The liver can do 500 functions. This is one powerful organ, the one organ in the body that is capable of regenerating itself. The liver controls your health and longevity and your ability to bounce back from infection. Alan Graham and Alfred Lehmberg discuss the foods to eat, the foods to avoid, and the supplements to take to protect and heal your liver.
... Milk-Thistle, while we're here, is nothing less than extraordinary, considering it can detox your liver while it stimulates the production of new liver cells (for all you ex-drinkers, like me) and about a dozen other things to include being a powerful, immune-enhancing Cancer-fighter.

Silymarin, the group of active ingredients in Milk-Thistle, has been used by Medical Doctors in Germany for almost 60 years to treat all forms of liver disease like hepatitis & cirrhosis. Those Teutons drink a lot of beer & wine. Gee, Zorba lectures all over the world to other MD's... don't they share info? Does Zorba hear a different drummer? Uh, like Merck, you think?

FOODS to eat and foods to avoid: Read more

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Top Five Secret Reasons You May Need More Vitamin C

Everyone knows that vitamin C can help to reduce symptoms of a cold if taken in sufficient quantity when sniffles first appear, but you may not know is that researchers have found evidence strongly suggesting vitamin C can be used to head off some serious diseases and disorders and may even help you lose weight.
... Here's the latest on the relatively secret but very real ways vitamin C can improve your health:

1. Burn more fat and keep pounds away.

Researchers in the Department of Nutrition at Arizona State University found that research subjects who had low blood concentrations of C burned a whopping 25 percent less fat than those who had plenty of the vitamin in their body. Read more

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