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Articles Tagged: aging
In the last several years, researchers have learned unequivocally that the process we normally think of as “aging” is really a process of disease-states taking hold on the body. The typical diseases of aging – diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and even cancer – can all be outgrowths of free radical damage that sets cellular […]
New discoveries are continuing to increase life expectancy. A hundred years ago, life expectancy was only about 47 years. Today’s 50-something generation plans to live forever. Although their visions of centenarian vitality may be a bit unrealistic, trends toward an energetic, vital and mentally vibrant living well past 100 has become a potential reality for some.
Human growth hormone (HGH) has been touted as a veritable well of youthfulness. Keep your HGH levels high and your skin will stay smooth and soft, your muscles will stay toned, and your energy will stay elevated. You’ll sleep better, feel better and have more sex. There’s just one problem. Not every form of HGH is safe.
I know you’ve heard about the heart healthy benefits of red wine. Research shows that people who drink a glass of red wine with dinner most days can lower their risk of heart disease by as much as 62%. But the healthy benefits of red wine don’t stop at the heart.
During a routine visit with a patient last week, I noticed that he and his wife both looked a little tired. When I asked if anything was wrong, the wife rolled her eyes and said, “He keeps me up all night with his snoring.” He looked a little sheepish, but I could see they were […]
I called DHEA the “anti-stress hormone”. DHEA stands for dehydroepiandrosterone. Don’t let that tongue-twisted name bother you, everyone refers to it as DHEA. It is the most abundant product of the adrenal glands. DHEA is the precursor used by your body in producing sex hormones like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. It is produced in large […]