Antioxidants are Key to Ageless Beauty

People acquire many experiences as they age, and although the hard-earned wisdom that accumulates through the years is something to be treasured, time can eventually take its toll on one’s outward appearance. In an attempt to turn back the hands of time, some consumers have turned to drastic measures, such as injecting chemicals into their skin or opting for invasive surgery.

However, the cliché that “true beauty lies within” may contain a kernel of literal truth. If you want to look and feel beautiful, you must be mindful of what goes into your body as much (if not moreso) than what goes on it.

Damage Wrought by Free Radicals (more…)

Fiber Intake Linked to a Longer Life and Healthier Arteries

The importance of adequate fiber intake as a part of a healthy diet has been driven home by two studies published this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  One study proves that fiber helps you live longer, and the other shows that consistent fiber consumption over many years is linked to healthier arteries. (more…)

Human Growth Hormone: Controversy, Benefits And Supplements

Human growth hormone (HGH) can make you feel refreshingly energized and rejuvenated. But it can be difficult to obtain. Still, for some people it’s worth the effort; and with the right supplements you may be able to get all of HGH’s health-boosting benefits.

Getting A Test And A Prescription

There are complications when you try to get a prescription for HGH from a prescribing physician. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows the use of HGH for anti-aging treatment in adults only when a blood test shows a low level of IGF-1 (a hormone related to growth). (more…)

Carnosine provide broad-range cellular protection to fight vascular injury and extend lifespan

Most allopathic medical practitioners would argue that the process of aging is nothing more than a normal process whereby cells deteriorate at a predetermined rate controlled by genetically determined commands and heredity. Standing in stark opposition is a rapidly growing body of research and documented evidence to indicate that aging is a product of many varied lifestyle choices including physical activity, smoking, and most importantly, the type of diet we regularly consume.

In addition to being a potent cellular antioxidant, carnosine exhibits a number of other unique capabilities that help limit glycation (the abnormal linking of proteins with glucose or lipids) to prevent injury to tissues and organ structures. These actions improve cardiovascular performance to protect against stroke, heart disease, dementia, and increased susceptibility to cancer. Researchers publishing in the journal, Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry demonstrates that carnosine from supplements can help protect against a first stroke, and can significantly lower the damage caused by stroke. (more…)

The Importance of Acid-Base Balance

Acid-Base Nutrition Basics

When a food is ingested, digested, and absorbed, each component of that food will present itself to the kidneys as either an acid-forming compound or a base-forming one. And when the sum total of all the acid producing and the base producing micro and macronutrients is tabulated (at the end of a meal or at the end of a day), we’re left with a calculated acid-base load. If the diet provides more acidic components, it will obviously manifest as a net-acid load on the body. And if it provides more basic components, it will obviously manifest as a net-base load on the body. (more…)

Low Carbohydrate Dieters: Beware of High Protein Intake

Most of us have heard something about low carb dieting. Whether it is the Atkins Diet or the Paleo Diet, carbohydrate restriction is becoming more popular as more people experience dramatic weight loss.

While restricting carbohydrate intake does offer several health benefits, there are also dangers involved with eating too much protein. (more…)

How Do We Attain Inflammation Modulation?

Inflammation is playing an ever-increasing role in many of today’s chronic diseases, and, at first glance, its bad reputation seems well-deserved. For example, chronic (sometimes called non-resolving) inflammation is thought to significantly contribute to the pathogenesis of many modern illnesses, such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, cancer, chronic respiratory and digestive diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and even the process of aging itself. In fact, in an article published in the reputable journal Cell, the authors claim that “… perhaps no single phenomenon contributes more to the medical burden in industrialized societies than non-resolving inflammation.”(1) (more…)

Melatonin Fights Cancer, Dementia and Premature Aging

Free radical production plays a pivotal role in the development of systemic inflammation that fuels the aging process. Free radicals are formed as a result of essential metabolic processes such as breathing, walking and eating. Over the course of decades, these molecules damage sensitive cellular structures and can threaten the integrity of our genetic architecture.

Any natural compound that can minimize the effect of free radicals and lower our inflammatory response to stressors is critical to our health and well being. Melatonin , most commonly known for its ability to naturally help you fall asleep, has demonstrated an amazing capacity to blunt the impact of free radicals and lower the risk from many cancers, prevent neurologic deterioration and extinguish the flames of systemic inflammation.

Melatonin Provides Neuroprotective Benefits (more…)