Category Archives: Aging

Eating for Better Immunity, Part 2

Our relationship with food will influence our health outcomes and quality of life. sunflower and pumpkin seedsWhat we choose to eat day to day, week to week and year to year, can create either radiant good health and well-being or accelerate the aging process and induce preventable diseases. …

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The Evils of Caffeine

evil-coffeeBy Nikoletta Ven

Charles Czeisler, a neuroscientist and sleep expert from Harvard Medical School explains: “When the nature of work changed from a schedule built around the sun to an indoor job timed by a clock, humans had to adapt. The widespread use of caffeinated food and drink – in combination with the invention of electric light – allowed people to cope with a work schedule set by the clock, not by daylight or the natural sleep cycle.” In addition, scientific studies have shown that the power boost of caffeine is connected with its interference with adenosine – a chemical in our bodies, which has hypnotic effect and works as a natural sleeping pill. Caffeine actually ceases adenosine and in this way our alertness gets increased and our sleep habits are disrupted. As we all know, there’s no such thing as a free lunch and we pay for this extra wakefulness.

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Positive Thinking And Its Effect On Your Health

positive-thinkingBy Greg Riley

The first situation to consider is the relationship between thoughts and conditions like depression and stress. A crucial question is whether the person’s thoughts are creating the physical depression or the physical depression is creating the negative thinking. When it comes to how you can use your mind to help, this can be accomplished consciously and subconsciously. When someone has a habit of imagining things turning out very badly, rational thinking can show show them that they often exaggerate. However, the unconscious mind is much more powerful in shaping our habitual behavior, oftentimes beyond our conscious control. Visualization and hypnosis can be very effective in modifying beliefs and, if you do this, the long-lasting effects can be more powerful than using logic only.
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Grape Seed Oil for Better Skin

Grape-seed-oilGrape seed oil is great for skin, whether it’s used inside or out. On the inside, its nutrient content lowers blood pressure, prevents cellular oxidation, helps diabetes and fights inflammation in the body. On the outside, grape seed oil fades age spots, acne scars, helps relieve dermatitis, sunburn and improves the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks. … This article has been moved to the Holistic Health & Living blog, here: http://www.holistichealthliving.com/2015/12/grape-seed-oil-for-better-skin/

Hemorrhoid Prevention and Treatment

Internal and external hemorrhoids
Internal and external hemorrhoids

There is no singular cause for hemorrhoids. However, the most common cause of hemorrhoids – straining to force out a hardened stool – can be prevented. Prevention is always preferable to treatment, but if you already have hemorrhoids what can you do? Based on research and personal experience, you must do many of the same things to help hemorrhoids heal faster as you would to prevent them from developing in the first place. So, let’s start with preventative measures. … Continued on the new Holistic Health & Living blog. 

Extend Your Life Naturally With Coenzyme Q10

coenzyme q10By Mukta Agrawal

You are the sum of several hundred trillion cells. Moreover, how they feel and function has an impact on how you feel and function. However, the functioning of cells has a lot to do with coenzyme Q10, vitamin like substance that produced throughout your body. Without this coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10, your cells and thus you could not survive. CoQ10 is an elemental ingredient in the energy production and keeps those trillions of cells function smoothly. Deficiency of this essential nutrient develops a negative impact on the health and most likely, the aging process itself. In addition to the generating energy process, it is also a powerful antioxidants and protects you against free radical damage that causes aging and degenerative diseases. It also stimulates certain genes in your body to strengthen you against various diseases and rejuvenate the body. Today in this article let me give you an insight into the benefits of coenzyme q10 that helps prevent various disease conditions and keeps you healthy longer.

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How Your Lifestyle Regulates Your Genes, Part 2

DNA-single strandBy Elaine Ferguson, MD

The field of epigenetics has remarkably revealed that our internal environment of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and emotions; our lifestyle, including what we eat; and our external environment all affect our genes. These factors have the ability to turn on and off the genetic codes that are responsible for either improving our health or making us more susceptible to disease.

Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology as a result of her research determining that positive lifestyle changes (in particular, successful stress management) can reverse telomere shortening. Dr. Blackburn identified the enzyme telomerase, which maintains telomere length, while investigating the theory that psychological stress alters the rate of cellular aging. Her research on women determined that those with the highest levels of perceived stress had much shorter telomeres than those with lower levels of perceived stress.

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