Juvenon Health Journal

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Sugar High: The Low-Down on the Health Dangers

You’ve probably heard the expression “sugar high.” Sugar-laden foods do make us feel good while we’re eating them. We can become “addicted” to the taste and the energy burst, too, always wanting more. But could sugar possibly be as damaging to our health as addictive drugs?

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Plants, Genes and Health: a Growing Connection

Plants, Genes and Health: a Growing Connection

What if you could tune your body, like a mechanic tunes a race car, to achieve maximum performance/health? This is not just a fantasy, even though the human body is far more complex than an automobile engine. But thanks to recent advances in analytical technology and nutrition, medical research is getting closer to making “fine-tuning” the body’s biochemical reactions a reality.

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Sleep: An Eye-Opening Theory on Why We Need To

Sleep: An Eye-Opening Theory on Why We Need To

etting older does have some advantages. Like becoming wiser, with more knowledge not only about our surroundings, but also about human behavior and motivations, including our own. Among the not-so-good senior experiences, there’s one that’s common, although less conspicuous than slowing down physically and mentally. That’s a decline in the quality of sleep.

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The Aging Brain: Why We Forget and What Might Help

Where did I put the car keys? Why did I come into the kitchen? Memory impairment is something we all encounter, to various degrees, as we age. So, what’s happening to us? Let’s take a closer look at some of the scientific knowledge about the aging brain and memory, including encouraging information from recent research.

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Sugar: Should It Have a Warning Label?

Sugar: Should It Have a Warning Label?

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Life is short; eat dessert first.” For some, it’s more of a mantra than a joke. In fact, sugary foods can literally become addictive. The reasons are complex and the subject of ongoing neurobiological research. But the results of consuming too much sugar…

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Exercise: Could More Be Better As We Get Older?

Exercise: Could More Be Better As We Get Older?

Remember the stamina and physical strength of our youth? Nothing, it seemed, could slow us down. What’s happened to our bodies, over time, to produce, comparatively, much less strength and endurance? (Not to mention a significant amount of fat instead of muscle?) More importantly, is there anything we can do to slow the rate at which this occurs and, perhaps, even reverse some of the decline?

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