12 Key Nutrients For Extending Your Life

Story at-a-glance Telomeres, the tiny units of DNA at the very end of each chromosome, shorten over time because they cannot fully replicate each time the cell divides. Hence, as you get older, your telomeres get shorter and shorter. But a growing body of research is showing that certain nutrients play a huge role in protecting, or even increasing, telomere length, thereby affecting longevity. 12 key nutrients known to positively affect telomere length and promote longevity are reviewed. Two additional lifestyle factors—exercise, and intermittent fasting—are also discussed, as they too can help protect against telomere shortening. By Dr. Mercola Nutritionists … Continue reading 12 Key Nutrients For Extending Your Life

Biological Fountains of Youth And The Promising Research Today

If you believe certain musical groups, everybody wants to live forever (while ruling the world?). Our fascination with immortality is such that it’s a hallmark of mythology. In our daily lives, we obsess over staying young and healthy (or at least many advertisers and marketeers think we do, or at least that we obsess over how to appear young and healthy). And as a species we’ve funneled a lot of energy into searching for that one secret potion that will rejuvenate, that will indemnify us from aging and death. We might not be searching for a literal fountain of youth … Continue reading Biological Fountains of Youth And The Promising Research Today