Anti-Aging

  1. Fight aging with clean arteries

    The key to healthy aging is hidden in your body

    Some folks hit the age of 80 feeling ready for another 80 years – and they’re not about to let anything slow them down.

    Physically AND mentally, they seem like they could run circles around folks half their age.

    Even I have a hard time keeping up with some of these super seniors!

    But not everyone’s so lucky.

    Other folks reach the age of 80 feeling every bit their age and then some. They’ve slowed to a crawl physically and mentally, left wondering just what in the heck hit them.

    We all want to be in that first group, and the latest research shows how to get there. In fact, it’s a lot easier than you might think, because it all comes down to an often overlooked part of your body: your arteries.

    The cleaner your arteries, the more likely you’ll make it into your eighth or ninth decade with a healthy heart and a sound mind, according to the study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

    On the other hand, letting calcium deposits gum up the works will do just the opposite, setting the stage for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and even dementia.

    This isn’t exactly a big new discovery. We know backed-up arteries will do to your body what clogged-up pipes will do to your bathroom.

    What makes the new study so important is that it shows the night-and-day difference clear arteries can make when it comes to keeping a sharp mind.

    Once you hit 80, your dementia risk jumps no matter what you do, with half of all folks who reach that age eventually developing the condition over the following years.

    But if you keep your arteries clear of calcium, you can slash your risk of being one of them.

    Not only will you lower the odds of getting the disease, but you can delay the onset by two full years if it does eventually develop.

    That’s two more years of being able to take care of yourself… two more years of independence… and two more years to spend with your loved ones free of the fog of cognitive decline.

    Now, it’s one thing to know all this, but it’s quite another to do something about it – especially if you’re older and already have some junk building up in your arteries.

    Don’t worry; it’s not too late to clean up your act.

    HDL cholesterol – the “good” cholesterol – is like a pipe cleaner, sweeping through your arteries and chasing out the junk.

    Boost your omega-3 intake and you can boost your HDL levels, giving your arteries the clean sweep they need. And if you really want to up your artery-cleaning game, make sure you get yet another omega: omega-7.

    Look for the highly purified form made from deep-sea anchovies.

  2. Carotenoid nutrients can extend telomeres

    Beat aging with this quick trick

    Ponce de Leon had it right – there IS a “Fountain of Youth,” but you don’t have to fight off alligators and mosquitoes in the Florida Everglades to search for it.

    You can make your own personal fountain of youth right in your kitchen – and all you need is a juicer.

    Dump in some carrots, tangerines, and other carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables and drink from the “fountain,” because the latest research shows how these nutrients could hold the secret to defeating Father Time.

    The key is in your telomeres, or the little caps that sit on the ends of your chromosomes, which just might be a more reliable indicator of aging than gray hair and the number of candles on your birthday cake.

    As your cells divide as you get older, those little caps get shorter and shorter, until they reach the point of no return and the cell can’t divide anymore. That’s when all the problems we associate with aging strike, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart disease, cancer, and more.

    But according to a study in the European Journal of Nutrition, high levels of three carotenoids can combine to increase telomere length by as much as 8 percent –which means you just may be able to slow aging and add years to your life.

    On its own, the alpha-carotene found in carrots and pumpkin will increase your telomeres by about 1.76 percent, while the beta-carotene found in peppers, lettuce, and kale, will increase them by 2.22 percent. Beta-cryptoxanthin, found in peppers, pumpkins, and squash as well as tangerines and papaya will extend your telomeres by 2.02 percent.

    The reason may be oxidation.

    Telomeres can shrink faster when they’re exposed to oxidative stress, but carotenoids are natural antioxidants that can slow or even stop that process.

    And that’s not all carotenoids can do for you. The ones in carrots can help keep your vision sharp. In fact, one study found that the carotenoids known as lutein and zeaxanthin can cut your risk of the advanced form of age-related macular degeneration by 40 percent, while alpha-carotene and beta-carotene will slash that risk by a third.

    Carotenoids can even help prevent cancer, cutting the risk of breast tumors by as much as 20 percent, and you can read all about it in this free report from my House Calls archives.

  3. Metformin link to longevity is nonsense

    Metformin is being tested as a longevity wonder drug that can supposedly help people live to 120, but we already have proof that can’t be true.
  4. Keep your telomeres from shrinking with exercise

    The shrinking of Telomeres is a key marker of aging and a major risk factor for chronic disease and death -- but new research finds a little exercise can slow that shrink.
  5. Probiotics can reverse aging in your gut

    Probiotics can give you a ‘younger’ gut, restoring the balance of bacteria to what you had years ago and slashing levels of disease-causing inflammation.
  6. Healthy aging starts with your attitude

    Healthy aging isn’t about simply fighting off disease. It’s about having the right attitude, too.
  7. Live longer by feeling younger

    Attitude is everything: FEELING old could LITERALLY kill you!

    Whoever said that age is a state of mind had it right -- because how you feel about yourself is far more important than how many pages you've turned on the calendar.

    If you FEEL old, you'll GET old.

    But if you feel young, you can remain vibrant and active well into your golden years and run rings around people half your age.

    More importantly, you can live longer. Continue reading

  8. Slow the shrinking of telomeres and extend your life

    Four steps to extend your life

    Ever hear of a telomere? Most people haven't -- not yet anyway. But soon, everyone will know what a telomere is, because emerging evidence shows they play a critical role in aging.

    Telomeres are the little caps that sit on the end of your DNA strands.

    Over time, they shrink. It's a normal part of aging -- but the shorter they get, the higher your risk of disease and even death. Continue reading

  9. Exercise can prevent dementia

    Cut your dementia risk in half

    If there was a new drug on the market that could cut the risk of dementia in half, you can bet millions of people would swallow it -- and most wouldn't care about the risks or the cost.

    But there is something you can do right now to prevent this life-wrecking disease, and it won't cost you or dime or put you at risk for anything.

    All you have to do is get moving. Continue reading

  10. How fish oil can reverse aging

    The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can stop one of the key markers of aging on the cellular level.

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