If you, like me, are concerned about brain aging, then take heart. Many recent discoveries point to simple lifestyle changes that can slow it down and even reverse it. Brain aging is a huge topic, so this post will focus on just one of those changes – getting more of the most important brain-healthy mineral into your brain. That mineral is magnesium. Here is what you should know. [Read more…]
Eating is wonderful. Except when it isn’t. Such as when it exposes you to the monumentally dangerous substances that scientists call advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs speed up aging and underlie many degenerative diseases, including diabetes, atherosclerosis, chronic renal failure, Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, stroke, osteopenia, and generation of epithelial cancers.
Unfortunately, scientific jargon about AGEs has kept this all-important topic from becoming a popular subject on social media and at parties, picnics and family gatherings. We clearly need a new term that the public can understand and talk about intelligently.
Since AGEs represent oxidation gone amok, and since oxidation is a burning of sorts, I propose that we refer to AGEs as Burnt Crap in Foods (BCFs). There, isn’t that better? Now let’s delve into BCFs to see what they do, where they are, and how to minimize damage to your health from them. [Read more…]
If you haven’t heard of PQQ yet, then take a look at why some scientists want this substance to be classified as a vitamin. It is a remarkable modern discovery that can perform miracles. [Read more…]
Every part of every cell is important for good health. One part, though, has recently risen to the forefront in research on health and longevity – mitochondria. Everything works better and longer when you are good to them. If you don’t, well … good luck with that. Here are some crucial pointers on what you can do to make sure that your mitochondria are all they should be. [Read more…]