Today’s Internet world can provide us with a truly amazing amount of information about virtually any topic. We simply click on a search engine like Google, and we don’t even have to know how to spell our topic of interest. The computer will politely offer us the right word(s). What it can’t do, however, is evaluate the data it presents.
Juvenon Health Journal
Do supplements really increase our energy level and improve how we feel? Can they actually counteract some of the conditions and health concerns commonly associated with aging?
Cutting down caloric intake, or dietary restriction (DR), seems to produce benefits – i.e., a healthier, longer life – that are almost too good to be true.
Is it possible to extend lifespan? Although it hasn’t been proven for humans yet, the answer seems to be yes, at least for yeast, flies, mice and, according to recent research, primates.
I confess. I’ve been avoiding the organically grown produce section at the grocery store. The fruits and vegetables often look wilted. The prices are much higher than the non-organic section. And does it really have to be grown with natural additives to be good for you?
I, for one, take little comfort in the recommendation to “age gracefully.” Is that really the only respectable action we can take when faced with the seemingly inevitable decline in mental and physical activity as we get older? Or is there evidence that we may be able to slow-down, possibly even reverse, some of those uninvited changes?
Summer is the season for baseball games, county fairs and tempting foods. Hot dogs, cotton candy, pork rinds, sausages, fried dough…it may be OK to yield to these energy-rich, nutrient-poor treats on occasion. But, in this issue of the Health Journal, we examine how they can wreak havoc on our bodies if consumed too often.
Our children and grandchildren continually remind us of our younger days, when we could perform physical and mental feats with seemingly no effort or fatigue. So, why the age-related loss of energy? And can we do anything to stop or attenuate its progression? Recent research suggests the answer to the second question is “yes.” But first questions first.
Cholesterol. Do you associate the word with poor health? Not surprising when you consider the pervasive advertising for an ever-growing list of drugs developed to reduce its levels in our blood. What may surprise you?
Juvenon Health Journal volume 6 number 7 july 2007 By Benjamin V. Treadwell, Ph.D. If you’re middle-aged or older, you may have found learning to