What immediately comes to mind when someone mentions exercise? Guilt? Rationalizing? (I’m still pretty healthy even though I don’t exercise. A lot of my friends don’t exercise and they seem healthy.) Of course, not everyone should run miles at a time or lift massive weights. But there is compelling evidence to support the significant health benefits, both physical and mental, from a daily regimen of exercise appropriate for you.
Recently, conflicting information has emerged on the topic of fasting, starvation and weight gain. On the one hand, there is the ‘starvation myth’ based on the theory that starving oneself to lose weight can cause weight gain. However, on the other hand, there is now compelling new research showing the beneficial effects of caloric restriction, e.g., weight loss, decreased oxidative stress, inflammation, and increased longevity.
A group of investigators recently reported the results of a study demonstrating a 20% increase in life span in animals genetically engineered to produce an excess of the enzyme, catalase. Is there really one enzyme that can enable you to live longer? If so, how does it work? Can you pop it as a pill?
According to the recently published National Diabetes Report, over 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. That’s nearly 10% of the population. Perhaps more disconcerting is that nearly 30% of those folks go undiagnosed, unaware that they even have the disease. All told, adult type 2 diabetes accounts for 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.
We all know that our energy declines as we age, and we have probably heard that our “metabolism slows.” But what does this mean in
Adapted from a Prevention magazine recipe, comes a salad that is as simple as it is tasty and healthy. It features quinoa, a grain that is not only full of fiber, but also loaded with plant-based protein. But, the starring role of this salad goes to the luscious avocado that sometimes gets a bad rap for its high fat content. However, this seemingly decadent fruit is actually high in monounsaturated fat that helps increase good HDL cholesterol.
Cracking the code on aging remains one of the biggest challenges in science today. As recently as a decade ago, the general aging theory focused on the oxidative stress model. Basically, the idea was that aging is due to the sustained accumulation of cellular damage and a lifetime of reactive oxygen species and free radicals coursing through our veins.
According to U.S. News and Report, Coenzyme Q10 (or CoQ10 for short) is the third most popular supplement in the United States. CoQ10 supplementation is prescribed by many doctors for treating or preventing a range of conditions from headache relief to Parkinson’s disease.
In last month’s Juvenon Health Journal, we discussed a recent study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health that identified the top preventable risk factors for premature mortality. Smoking tops Harvard’s list of preventable risk factors with high blood pressure and obesity closely following.