Aging

Health Blog: Trans Fats Clog More than the Heart

The Bad Fat       

Trans fats were developed in the early part of the 20th century to make vegetable oils last longer and spoil less frequently than animal fats, giving commercial food manufacturers the opportunity to create products that cost less, have a longer shelf life and have a less greasy feel.

Health Blog: Exercise – The Fountain of Youth, Part 2

 

You can boost your immunity through proper exercise

Knowing the proper way to exercise will go a long way to keep your body young and stave off disease. Starting in adolescence our body’s internal army, the immune system, slowly begins to lose its ability to fight off invaders such as viruses and bacteria. The reason for this is believed to be the gradual shrinking of our body’s primary organ of the immune system, the thymus gland, which begins to shrink around puberty and by age 60 is barely visible.

Health Blog: Exercise – The Fountain of Youth?

It’s time to stop aging and start youthing

Excercise can help with antiaging All of us at some time in our lives have wondered what it would be like to live forever, to never grow old. While we know this is not realistic, we would all love to at least slow the effects of aging. So we press on at all costs, looking for that fountain of youth, that one magic pill that will erase all our aging woes even though reality tells us it doesn’t exist. or does it?

Best Foods for Protecting Skin from the Sun This 4th Of July

The fireworks shouldn’t happen on your skin

When it comes to protection from the harmful effects of sunlight, what you put in your body is as important as what you put on it.Most of us think of protection from the sun’s damaging effects on skin as coming from the outside, i.e. sunscreen. The truth is that the right nutrients are just as important because they can protect the skin from those cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays, from the inside. When you are outside this 4th of July holiday, remember to protect your skin from the inside, too. Here are some of the foods and nutrients that will do just that.

Krill Oil Blog Summary Page

Learn about health benefits, sustainability and other issues about krill oil

From WellWise krill oil blogs, you can learn about the numerous nutrients krill oil contains, the health benefits it offers, the issues surrounding the harvesting of krill oil, and more.

Health Blog: Of Mice and Men

Maybe we all need to be treated like lab mice

Lab mice that exercised on a regular basis lived longer than ones that did not

Exercise … you either love it or hate it. Most of us probably fall in the latter category. But there is little doubt that it makes a difference in health, both in lab mice humans.

Brain Blog: Good News for Your Noggin

Astaxanthin may help prevent dementia

Here’s some quick good news about your brain, aging and astaxanthin.

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

DHEA: The anti-aging supplement

DHEA is produced in the adrenal glands and converted to testosterone. Production decreases as we age.

Health Blog: Is the FDA Biased Against Supplements?

Ruling on Ovos’ Vivimind could be the litmus test on FDA bias

In 2002, a company formerly called Neurochem (now called Bellus Health) filed an investigational new drug application (IND) with the FDA to study a substance found in some species of kelp, called homotaurine, for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Homotaurine, a substance found in kelp, was given the generic drug designation “tramiprosate.” Bellus then conducted clinical trials through Phase III, providing significant evidence along the way for its safety in humans.

Seniors: Like Your Supplements? Keep an Eye on Your Senators

Just got word that the Senate Special Committee on Aging is holding a hearing. Our suspicion here at WellWise.org is that they likely are up to no good. Titled “Dietary Supplements: What Seniors Need to Know,” the hearing will be webcast live at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time tomorrow, May 26. You can watch at https://www.aging.senate.gov/.

Health Blog: Muscle Your Way to a Longer Life

The body fat-disease-aging link

Everybody wants to live a long and healthy life. But, if you carry excess body fat on your frame, then you may be setting yourself up for a shorter lifespan than the one you were aiming for.

Green Tea

Green tea, the healthy sip

Aside from herbal teas, there are three classic types of teas: the Chinese-style green tea, the run-of-the-mill black tea, and the delicate oolong tea. But one thing links all these traditional teas: They all come from the leaves of the same Camellia senensis bush. The distinguishing factor is how they are processed. Green tea is unfermented, black tea is fully fermented, oolong is partially fermented. Each tea type possesses unique beneficial compounds.

Resveratrol

Resveratrol: Anti-aging miracle?

What has been called “The French Paradox” is the notion that the French eat much more high-fat foods compared to Americans, yet have three times less heart disease. The answer is now thought to be because of the copious quantities of red wine the French consume.

How great is that?

Aging

Aging is not for sissies

No one really wants to grow old and unhealthy. 

Like many other trends in American society, the desire for healthy aging (some might say anti-aging) is being driven by baby boomers, who want nothing to do with the slow mental and physical decline they saw in their parents and grandparents. We want a longer health span. 

Vitamin D may cut elderly heart disease and diabetes risk

Middle aged and elderly people with high blood levels of vitamin D may be at a 33 per cent lower risk of developing heart disease, says a new review from the UK. Read more.

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