Aging


For Breakthroughs in Slowing Aging, Scientists Must Look Beyond Biology

For Breakthroughs in Slowing Aging, Scientists Must Look Beyond Biology

Incorporating social and behavioral factors alongside biological mechanisms is critical for improving aging research, according to a trio of studies by leading social scientists

The three papers, published in concert in Ageing Research Reviews, emphasized how behavioral and social factors are intrinsic to aging. This means they are causal drivers of biological aging. In fact, the influence of behavioral and social factors on how fast people age are large and meaningful. However . . . 

Fighting Early Signs of Aging with Essential Oils

Fighting Early Signs of Aging with Essential Oils

You may enjoy using your facial and skin care products, but have you checked to see how many ingredients listed on there that are not natural? Essential oils are minuscule in molecular size, which means they are absorbed well by the skin making them perfect to heal, soften, and nourish.

Top 7 Essential Oils for Glowing Skin

#1 Lemongrass

Lemongrass oil is a good choice in essential oils to increase your skin’s glowing appearance, because it has detoxifying . . . 

5 Most Common Causes of Blindness

5 Most Common Causes of Blindness

Macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts are not inevitable afflictions that accompany aging. Dr. Ken Berry, MD, explains in this video that these conditions can be prevented and even potentially reversed via lifestyle changes. Of the top five most prevalent causes of blindness, only one involves injury and the other four are avoidable by following low-sugar, largely plant-based dietary patterns, according to the doctor.

Vitamin D Supplementation: Possible Gain in Life Years Combined with Cost Savings

Vitamin D Supplementation: Possible Gain in Life Years Combined with Cost Savings

[C]linical studies have come to the conclusion that vitamin D supplementation was associated with a reduction in the mortality rate from cancer of around 13 percent. Scientists . . . have now transferred these results to the situation in Germany and calculated: If all Germans over the age of 50 were to take vitamin D supplements, up to 30,000 cancer deaths per year could possibly be avoided and more than 300,000 years of life could be gained . . .

9 Ways to Support Healthy Joints Naturally

9 Ways to Support Healthy Joints Naturally

Joint problems come in many forms and can be uncomfortable at best and very debilitating at worst. . . . So much of it stems from inflammation. 

Knee problems alone affect around 25% of adults, limiting mobility and impairing their quality of life. However, it is likely that you will experience the symptoms of joint issues in multiple locations throughout your body. It is also a major symptom of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis . . .

‘Aging Well’ Greatly Affected by Hopes and Fears for Later Life, OSU Study Finds

‘Aging Well’ Greatly Affected by Hopes and Fears for Later Life, OSU Study Finds

If you believe you are capable of becoming the healthy, engaged person you want to be in old age, you are much more likely to experience that outcome, a recent Oregon State University study shows.

“How we think about who we’re going to be in old age is very predictive of exactly how we will be,” said Shelbie Turner, a doctoral student in OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences and co-author on the study.

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9 Ways to Support Healthy Joints Naturally

9 Ways to Support Healthy Joints Naturally

Joint problems come in many forms and can be uncomfortable at best and very debilitating at worst. . . . So much of it stems from inflammation. 

Knee problems alone affect around 25% of adults, limiting mobility and impairing their quality of life. However, it is likely that you will experience the symptoms of joint issues in multiple locations throughout your body. It is also a major symptom of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis . . .

‘Aging Well’ Greatly Affected by Hopes and Fears for Later Life, OSU Study Finds

‘Aging Well’ Greatly Affected by Hopes and Fears for Later Life, OSU Study Finds

If you believe you are capable of becoming the healthy, engaged person you want to be in old age, you are much more likely to experience that outcome, a recent Oregon State University study shows.

“How we think about who we’re going to be in old age is very predictive of exactly how we will be,” said Shelbie Turner, a doctoral student in OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences and co-author on the study.

For Breakthroughs in Slowing Aging, Scientists Must Look Beyond Biology

For Breakthroughs in Slowing Aging, Scientists Must Look Beyond Biology

Incorporating social and behavioral factors alongside biological mechanisms is critical for improving aging research, according to a trio of studies by leading social scientists

The three papers, published in concert in Ageing Research Reviews, emphasized how behavioral and social factors are intrinsic to aging. This means they are causal drivers of biological aging. In fact, the influence of behavioral and social factors on how fast people age are large and meaningful. However . . . 

Vitamin D Supplementation: Possible Gain in Life Years Combined with Cost Savings

Vitamin D Supplementation: Possible Gain in Life Years Combined with Cost Savings

[C]linical studies have come to the conclusion that vitamin D supplementation was associated with a reduction in the mortality rate from cancer of around 13 percent. Scientists . . . have now transferred these results to the situation in Germany and calculated: If all Germans over the age of 50 were to take vitamin D supplements, up to 30,000 cancer deaths per year could possibly be avoided and more than 300,000 years of life could be gained . . .

Fighting Early Signs of Aging with Essential Oils

Fighting Early Signs of Aging with Essential Oils

You may enjoy using your facial and skin care products, but have you checked to see how many ingredients listed on there that are not natural? Essential oils are minuscule in molecular size, which means they are absorbed well by the skin making them perfect to heal, soften, and nourish.

Top 7 Essential Oils for Glowing Skin

#1 Lemongrass

Lemongrass oil is a good choice in essential oils to increase your skin’s glowing appearance, because it has detoxifying . . . 

5 Most Common Causes of Blindness

5 Most Common Causes of Blindness

Macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts are not inevitable afflictions that accompany aging. Dr. Ken Berry, MD, explains in this video that these conditions can be prevented and even potentially reversed via lifestyle changes. Of the top five most prevalent causes of blindness, only one involves injury and the other four are avoidable by following low-sugar, largely plant-based dietary patterns, according to the doctor.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Causes, Symptoms & Natural Support Strategies

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Causes, Symptoms & Natural Support Strategies

Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein inside your body. It usually affects your legs, but may develop elsewhere in your body. It may develop for a number of genetic, health, and other factors. Certain natural dietary and lifestyle strategies and supplementation may benefit deep vein thrombosis.

Natural Treatment Remedies for Osteoporosis

Natural Treatment Remedies for Osteoporosis

Your bones are like other parts of your body – alive and constantly growing. Some bone cells dissolve and some grow to replace them in a process called remodeling.

Osteoporosis is a thinning of the bones and for people with this condition, bone loss outpaces the growth of new bone. This causes bones to become brittle and subject to fracture. Fractures of the vertebrae, hip and other bones lead to serious long-term consequences. Fully 24% of hip fracture patients older than 50 . . .  

Fish Collagen: The Anti-Aging Protein with the Best Bioavailability

Fish Collagen: The Anti-Aging Protein with the Best Bioavailability

Wondering about major sources of collagen? Fish collagen definitely tops the list. While there are benefits associated with all animal collagen sources, fish collagen peptides are known to have the best absorption and bioavailability due to their smaller particle sizes compared to other animal collagens, making them antioxidant powerhouses. Bioavailability is highly important since it largely determines the efficacy of any nutrient you ingest.

Fish collagen is absorbed . . .

What Causes Cataracts? Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

What Causes Cataracts? Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

One of the most common age-related vision problems is cataract—a clouding of the lens, the normally transparent structure located in the front of the eye that transmits and focuses light onto the retina.

According to the National Eye Institute, by age 80, 70% of white Americans, 61% of Hispanic Americans, and 53% of African Americans have or have been treated for cataracts. They’re so common . . .

Eat These Foods to Age Gracefully

Eat These Foods to Age Gracefully

[E]xcess sugar and alcohol, along with poor diet and sleep, often keep us from looking and feeling our best. Over time, they take their toll . . .

If you could take just one step to create a healthier future full of vitality, it would be to fight inflamm-ageing. While the term is used in the beauty industry because of the clear-cut connection between inflammation and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, inflamm-ageing is more than skin deep.

*See Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note on Grains: This article provides many useful tips to slow the aging process; however, the author promotes grain consumption, which The Health Examiner does not support as research indicates that grains are injurious to the gut and consequently promote autoimmune diseases and other chronic conditions. Moreover, all grains, even whole grains, spike blood sugar levels significantly, and this paves the way for diabetes and obesity. Please see the following articles for information as to why you should abstain from eating grains: The Problem with Grains and Legumes, Stop Settling for Pseudo Health and Say No to Pseudograins, and Are Pseudograins Pseudobad?

*This Publisher’s Note is not medical advice. Please consult with your physician regarding any health concerns. Acting on any information provided on this site is done so at your own risk.

Home Remedies & Natural Treatments for Dry Eyes

Home Remedies & Natural Treatments for Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome or “ocular surface disease,” which is the medical name for this disorder, refers to a decline in the quality or quantity of tears bathing the eye. This condition is increasingly common with advancing age—there are estimates that 75 percent of people over the age of 65 will experience dry eyes. Women are also more susceptible to dry eye syndrome. Dry air, long hours in front of a computer, and certain medications . . .

Aging & Your Senses: How to Stay Sharp

Aging & Your Senses: How to Stay Sharp

You may not realize how much you depend on your senses until they begin to fade—and it’s an unfortunate fact that hearing, smell, taste, sight, and touch all decline with age. University of Chicago researchers estimated that 93% of older Americans have one or more sensory deficits, and two-thirds have impairments in two or more senses.

Sensory deficits can have a significant impact on your quality of life. They may limit your ability . . .

The Cellular Process That Is Key to Longevity (And 6 Ways to Boost It)

The Cellular Process That Is Key to Longevity (And 6 Ways to Boost It)

The longevity-boosting, disease-preventing cellular process that we are referring to is called autophagy. It eliminates damaged cells and debris, and regenerates newer, healthier cells. It’s a cellular cleansing process analogous to cleaning your house.

The goal with aging is to age well, and autophagy is key to just this. Autophagy not only predicts how healthy we are, but also how long we live.

Team Sport Lowers Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women

Team Sport Lowers Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women

Team sport effectively counteracts diminished vascular function in women with high blood pressure, even several years after the onset of menopause. This, according to new research from the Copenhagen Center for Team Sports and Health at Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen.

3 Ways Others Help Keep You Younger Longer

3 Ways Others Help Keep You Younger Longer

When we think about how we can put the brakes on aging, what’s usually top of mind is how well we take care of our bodies with food, movement, exercise, rest — the physical essentials. And that’s a good thing. But let’s not forget there is another extremely important element that’s often given short shrift, the emotional one. If you’re an emotional wreck or just lonely and disconnected from others, you’ll likely be in for a rough aging ride. In fact, numerous studies indicate . . .

Is Your Blood Too Thick?

Is Your Blood Too Thick?

Millions of Americans take blood-thinning medications such as warfarin (Coumadin) . . .

[A]ll blood thinners have in­herent serious risks such as the po­tential for excessive bleeding in any organ.

That’s why I want to address the problem of thick blood—which is, after all, a main condition causing the need for all these blood thinners.

What Makes Blood Thick

One of the main ways that your blood becomes thicker than it should be involves a protein called fibrino­gen. 

4 Daily Habits That Could Stop Your Brain from Shrinking

4 Daily Habits That Could Stop Your Brain from Shrinking

Older adults who walk, dance, swim, or garden tend to have less brain shrinkage.

Walking, dancing, swimming, or gardening on a regular basis may offset brain shrinkage in older adults . . .

As we age, our brains tend to shrink. After age 40, previous research has shown that human brain weight typically decreases by about 5 percent each decade. After age 70, brain shrinkage typically occurs . . .

4 Ways a Healthy Microbiome Keeps You Young

4 Ways a Healthy Microbiome Keeps You Young

Our bodies are amazing, living, breathing machines. With good care and maintenance, they can run beautifully for a long, long time. But why is it that some bodies seem to run better, and longer, than others? Why do some folks age rapidly, growing old before their time, while others seem perpetually youthful? 

[I]f your goal is to slow down the aging process, there’s lots you can do to put the brakes on. One of the most important anti-aging moves . . .

Hyaluronic Acid Is Powerful Medicine for Your Skin

Hyaluronic Acid Is Powerful Medicine for Your Skin

Nobody likes wrinkles, right? That’s why we all shell out so much money for wrinkle-fighting skin creams and serums.

But here’s the deal. It’s true that putting these formulas on your skin can work wonders, at least temporarily. However, feeding your skin moisturizers from the outside is only part of the solution.

What’s the other part? Feed your skin wrinkle-fighting nutrients from the inside. And one of the most powerful wrinkle-blasters is hyaluronic acid.

Is AMPK an Age-Reversing Powerhouse?

Is AMPK an Age-Reversing Powerhouse?

Recently, the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine announced they’re starting a six-year study to test the life-extending properties of metformin on 3,000 older adults. . . .

Not only do I disagree, I warn my patients not to take it. . . . 

So why would someone willingly take a pharmaceutical when they don’t need it? Many people — including doctors — believe metformin is an anti-aging powerhouse . . . 

Are We Destined to Lose Muscle Mass as We Age?

Are We Destined to Lose Muscle Mass as We Age?

Sarcopenia is the loss of lean body mass, especially with advancing age. Think frailty. Indeed, physically inactive people can lose between three to five percent lean body mass every year—starting as young as age 30! . . .

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics evaluated the relationship between lean body mass, physical activity and protein intake looking at a cross-section of a cohort of postmenopausal women . . .

Improve Your Cellular Age

Improve Your Cellular Age

Our bodies are meant to age, they change with each passing year and we may notice both internal and external signs that things aren’t working the way they used to. But, it’s important to note, that though aging is a natural process, many aspects of our modern world can unnecessarily accelerate the process and lead to a much more rapid decline of function and appearance.

The good news is that with scientific breakthroughs we’re able to understand . . . 

How Hormones Affect Your Skin and Health as You Age

How Hormones Affect Your Skin and Health as You Age

Are you “hormonal” or is your body just trying to tell you something?

Hormones affect your skin and health as you age more than you may realize.

Hormones are biochemical messengers that influence your metabolism, mental focus, memory, cognition, aging, sleep, and even sex drive. They also play a role in cardiovascular health, bone growth, and blood sugar regulation.

Think of your body as a symphony and your hormones . . .

Fish Oils Prevent Brain Atrophy Due to Aging

Fish Oils Prevent Brain Atrophy Due to Aging

A key goal to boosting brain function and fighting degenerative brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease is to bathe the brain in “super nutrition.” Numerous studies have shown that brain function is directly related to nutritional status. High nutritional status equals higher mental function and a reduced risk for disorders of the brain related to aging.

Particularly important are the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids . . .

The Anti-Aging Lifestyle Commandments

The Anti-Aging Lifestyle Commandments

People often ask me, “What are the things you do to stay fit and looking young?” I do many things to support my health on a daily basis, but here are the top 5 strategies I personally implement and use with coaching clients to support them in reaching health goals which also decelerate the aging process. Without further ado, here are my best anti-aging secrets…

What Is CoQ10? 8 Benefits for Energy, Aging, and Brain and Heart Health

What Is CoQ10? 8 Benefits for Energy, Aging, and Brain and Heart Health

CoQ10 (short for Coenzyme Q10) is an essential element for many daily functions and is required by every single cell in the body. As an antioxidant that protects cells from the effects of aging, CoQ10 has been used in medical practices for decades, especially for treating heart problems.

. . . Lack of CoQ10, or CoQ10 deficiency, is most commonly associated with the damaging effects of oxidative stress . . .

Inflammation in Women Speeds Up Aging: What You Can Do about It

Inflammation in Women Speeds Up Aging: What You Can Do about It

We usually feel inflammation as pain, swelling, or redness—especially after an injury–and it’s a normal and essential part of healthy immune function. But unlike acute inflammation, an ever-present, systemic, and low-grade inflammation in women is a major contributor to the aging process . . .

Inflammation is involved in nearly every disease process either as a contributing factor or . . .

Your Sunscreen Is Aging You

Your Sunscreen Is Aging You

My stance on sunscreen is no secret.

I tell you just how bad commercial sunscreens are… every chance I get. They’re loaded with chemicals that produce free radicals, disrupt hormones, and can even lead to cancer. . . .

Yet the FDA continues to tell us that sunscreen is safe, despite the toxic chemicals.

Take titanium dioxide, (TiO2), or E171, a common toxic chemical additive found in sunscreens.

In [recent] research . . . Danish scientists discovered that TiO2 . . . shortens your telomeres.

5 Keys to Slow the Aging Process

5 Keys to Slow the Aging Process

It can be frustrating to know that the aging process starts in your 30’s and 40’s – especially when it can take that long to feel like you finally have your act together! Even though there’s no such thing as a fountain of youth, many people turn to expensive moisturizers hoping to turn back the clock. But the reality is that beauty – and youth – start on the inside.

So I wanted to share five simple steps you can take to slow the aging process . . .

Anti-Aging Supplements: Do They Really Work? Top 8 Supplements to Slow Signs of Aging

Anti-Aging Supplements: Do They Really Work? Top 8 Supplements to Slow Signs of Aging

[I]f you’re wondering what vitamins to take to look younger, what supplements help with wrinkles and what are the best vitamins to take for aging skin, look no further. Here’s everything you need to know to help maintain your youthful glow and stay feeling younger . . .

What Are Anti-Aging Supplements?

When you think of “anti-aging supplements,” you may initially think of vitamins, minerals, products or creams . . .

The Gray Hair Myth Busted: 4 Natural Ways to Turn Back Time

The Gray Hair Myth Busted: 4 Natural Ways to Turn Back Time

. . . I personally feel like the way I eat, with fermented foods having been a staple of my diet for more than 25 years, has had much to do with me being almost 70 years old and having plenty of energy. I’m still flexible. My hair hasn’t turned gray. These are some of the clear signs to me that I’m not aging as other people my age have aged, and I don’t think aging is inevitable. Most of us are aging sooner than we need to be . . .

Kindness Slows Aging and Should Be Part of Everyone’s Wellness Plan

Kindness Slows Aging and Should Be Part of Everyone’s Wellness Plan

Several studies show that exercising kindness boosts happiness levels, but new evidence shows it also promotes healthier aging, too.

Adding a little kindness into your day can boost your self esteem, support your immune system, improve the health of your heart and promote healthy aging.

3 Food-Based Supplements for Your Gut Microbiome

3 Food-Based Supplements for Your Gut Microbiome

Nutrient sufficiency is arguably the most important quality of any dietary approach, meaning we choose whole foods with the goal of consuming adequate quantities of all essential and nonessential nutrients required by biological processes in our bodies . . . Emerging evidence shows that our gut bacteria, too, require certain nutrients—and that these are essential for their growth, health, and metabolism. Our gut bacteria must necessarily . . .

9x Stronger Telomerase Boosters

9x Stronger Telomerase Boosters

A new study in the journal Molecular Medicine Reports has identified several natural compounds that significantly increase telomerase activation in humans and may lead to longer life and healthy aging.

Human blood cells treated with a compound containing Centella asiatica extract — from the medicinal plant also known as gotu kola — saw a nearly nine-fold increase in telomerase activity compared with untreated cells.

The scientists also confirmed . . .

How to Boost Your Bone Density with Exercise?

How to Boost Your Bone Density with Exercise?

Up until now, we have been taught that weight-bearing exercise (walking, jogging, using an elliptical machine) and weightlifting (using moderate weights) will help “maintain” bone mass, but we don’t think of it as a way to “boost” bone density.

Yet, what happens if older people weight lift intensively? 

Recently, an Australian bone oriented medical center published an article on women that were doing high-intensity weightlifting . . .


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