Prevent aging-related changes and oxidative stress with antioxidant walnuts and chokeberries

Juglans regia, commonly known as walnut, is one of the most widely used culinary nuts in modern kitchens. Although many people consider walnuts to be nuts, they are actually the seeds of stone fruits (drupes) produced by the J. regia tree. Walnuts originated in the Mediterranean region and in Central Asia, but because of their many uses, they are now cultivated around … Continue reading Prevent aging-related changes and oxidative stress with antioxidant walnuts and chokeberries

Curry plant is a spicy Mediterranean shrub with anti-aging properties

Helichrysum italicum is a flowering shrub that belongs to the large and widespread Asteraceae (daisy) family. It is commonly known as the curry plant because of the strong, curry-like smell of its leaves. Despite this, the curry plant is not typically used for culinary purposes because of its strong bitter flavor. Its flowers, however, are used to make herbal … Continue reading Curry plant is a spicy Mediterranean shrub with anti-aging properties

Gut microbiota has a key role in mechanisms associated with muscle strength among the elderly

Researchers from Tufts University and the Harvard Medical School found that the gut microbiota may be involved in mechanisms affecting muscle strength in the elderly. The team examined healthy and unhealthy older adults and found that the two groups have a distinct profile of gut bacteria. Further experiments with mice demonstrated a link between the gut microbiota and muscle strength. … Continue reading Gut microbiota has a key role in mechanisms associated with muscle strength among the elderly

7 Health benefits of PQQ, a natural brain-boosting supplement

Pandemics may come and go, but neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s, unfortunately, remain a common occurrence among the older population. However, despite these conditions affecting millions of people worldwide, they are not an inevitable part of aging. Numerous natural brain-boosting agents can help improve brain health, one of which is PQQ. The role of PQQ … Continue reading 7 Health benefits of PQQ, a natural brain-boosting supplement

Turmeric: 6 Medicinal benefits and home remedies

Turmeric is the gold standard in superfoods due to the range of health benefits it can offer, from improving brain function to lowering the risk of cancer. This aromatic spice owes most of its wonderful medicinal effects to curcumin, the anti-inflammatory compound that gives turmeric its distinct yellow-orange hue. Here are six incredible health benefits of … Continue reading Turmeric: 6 Medicinal benefits and home remedies

Don’t be lazy: A quick, brisk walk every day can stave off disability in later life

Regular physical exercise offers many health benefits. But even something as simple as 10 minutes of brisk walking daily can help prevent disability in older adults with arthritis pain. According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine,brisk walking can also help lower their risk of suffering from pain or stiffness in the knee, hip, ankle or … Continue reading Don’t be lazy: A quick, brisk walk every day can stave off disability in later life

Could a simple vitamin be an anti-aging tool?

Many factors contribute to the aging process. In particular, oxidative damage is said to be the leading cause of aging. However, scientists may have just found a way to slow down aging. In a research published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers found that niacinamide or vitamin B3 can protect against oxidative damage and delay the onset … Continue reading Could a simple vitamin be an anti-aging tool?

Living a Longer Life with Baking Soda

Research published recently in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that having balanced bicarbonate levels in your body reduces chances of an early death. The study examined data compiled in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study for 2,287 participants. Study author Dr. Kalani Raphael, associate professor and nephrology and hypertension specialist … Continue reading Living a Longer Life with Baking Soda

Want to Age Gracefully? Here’s the 4-1-1

Source: Want to Age Gracefully? Here’s the 4-1-1 by Dr. Edward Group Everyone talks about aging gracefully but let's get serious. When your ears suddenly sprout hair, you leak a little every time you laugh, and you habitually adjust your television's volume control to a very, very loud setting, “grace" is not the first word that … Continue reading Want to Age Gracefully? Here’s the 4-1-1

Slow metabolism linked to longevity

When we use the word “metabolism,” we are usually referring to resting metabolic rate, which is the amount of energy (calories) that the body requires per day for its basic functions at rest. Most people believe that it is desirable to raise their metabolism, because they will burn more calories and consequently lose weight. Having … Continue reading Slow metabolism linked to longevity