Why do we age? Can we stop or slow our aging? Can age-associated diseases such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease and cancer be prevented or their symptoms delayed? Only recently has science developed the tools to delve into the intricacies these questions raise.
Does it feel like you are constantly hungry? You aren’t alone, according to a Washington Post article by nutritionist Carrie Dennett. She says that assuming you’re eating regularly throughout the day, there are several possible explanations why you can’t shake the gnawing feeling. You just may be surprised by the following reasons … 1. Your diet is low in protein Protein contributes the most to satiety, which is that feeling that you’ve had enough to eat. No need to go overboard on protein, but include some protein and each meal and snack and chances are you’ll feel satisfied longer. Not a meat-lover? Try eggs, tofu or yogurt to up your protein intake. 2. Your gut’s not diverse enough There’s something to that expression “follow your gut.” In fact, some scientists refer to the gut and the microbes that dwell in it as the “mini brain.” That’s because it influences – among other thing – mood, appetite, and food cravings. Dennett says that 20 minutes after a meal, certain bacteria in your gut send signals that you’ve had enough to eat by stimulating the release of a hormone that has been linked to feelings of satiety (fullness). But when you lack …
For many people food is inextricably linked to emotion, and in particular stress and depression. It’s common for people to reach for comfort foods such as macaroni and cheese, cookies and ice cream when the chips are down.
Did you know that, according to AARP, more than 48 million Americans have some type of hearing loss that seriously disrupts their life? What’s more, that includes 1 in 6 baby boomers and two-thirds of those over 70. And as our boomers age that number is expected to rise significantly in the future. Hearing aids address this frustrating issue; however they are an unwanted expense and stigma for some people. Fortunately, there are proven strategies to protect and improve your hearing that don’t involve hearing aids. In a nutshell, a healthy body and mind are much less susceptible to hearing loss. Here are five lifestyle tweaks that can preserve your ears for years. Get Your Heart Pumping! Cardio exercise — walking, running, cycling — helps to improve blood flow to your ears, which is good for your hearing. Wear a helmet for biking because a fall that results in concussion can harm your hearing. Make Friends With Ear Protection: Protect your hearing and avoid loud situations whenever possible. Earplugs do more than dull the sound of a snoring spouse. They can protect your ears from the loud noise of machinery like lawn mowers and power tools. Comfortable plugs and noise-canceling headphones …
In the past two issues of the Juvenon Health Journal, we’ve utilized an important Harvard study – identifying the top preventable risk factors for premature mortality – as a springboard for a healthy lifestyle discussion.
You toss and turn. And you count sheep until the cows come home. But did you know that getting insufficient shut-eye could be making you fat?
While American contends with a growing obesity epidemic, there is also a growing body of scientific research dedicated to finding a solution. A recent study, published in the journal Obesity, suggests that along with calorie reduction, the dietary supplement alpha-lipoic acid is a safe and effective aid in weight loss efforts.
By now avid Juvenon Health Journal readers are familiar with the potential health benefits of vitamin B3/niacin, as we’ve touched upon this important topic frequently. In this month’s Juvenon Health Journal we explore exciting new findings on this vitamin with emphasis on a recently isolated niacin metabolite, nicotinamide riboside.
With every additional birthday cake candle that’s blown out, chances are you’re also counting more gray hairs and lamenting the loss of that lush crowning glory of your youth.
You are not alone.
How can you lose weight without dieting? Mini-fasts or intermittent fasting is another “old” concept that is “new” again. Think about it this way: Paleolithic man almost certainly did not have access to daily 2,500-calorie diets rich in carbohydrates and fat.