Those interested in learning how to enhance their longevity may want to look to Gingko Biloba, whose very existence today as a “living fossil” speaks volumes to its ability to survive conditions that would otherwise kill or dramatically shorten the lifespan of most other species.
Through the field of Epigenetics, it has been proved that our DNA does not bring through hereditary traits such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or alzimers. Our DNA adapts and changes to our internal environment, it does not react to our external environment.
This prospect raises rather profound questions about our current health entitlements. First, will the kinds of technological interventions that permit such extraordinary gains in life expectancy, such as gene therapy, organ replacement etc., be included as mandatory “essential health benefits” covered by Obamacare? Medicaid? Medicare? Given their obvious contribution to adding years to life, it would be hard to imagine policymakers denying such coverage. What we do not (and perhaps cannot) know is what the relative cost of such procedures/ technology will be as it becomes more ubiquitous.
Scientists have mapped the elusive 3-D structure of the telomerase enzyme, a key actor in cancer, aging
New drug being developed using compound found in red wine ‘could help humans live until they are 150′
Researchers were able to turn back the molecular clock by infusing the blood stem cells of old mice with a longevity gene and rejuvenating the aged stem cells’ regenerative potential. The findings were published online today (Thursday, Jan. 31), in the journal Cell Reports.A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, represents a major advance in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind aging while providing new hope for the development of targeted treatments for age-related degenerative diseases.
If you’re looking for natural anti-aging, you won’t want to miss these herbs that can slow the aging process. In pursuit of the fountain of youth, Chris Kilham recommends the following for anti-aging and longevity…
What you are about to read is a blueprint by which newly developing technologies may be used to induce biological immortality in human beings. This research goes far beyond what is normally published in Life Extension magazine. When perfected, the research findings you are about to learn may enable doctors to inject progenitor cells that will regenerate every tissue in your body, thus restoring you to youthful health and vigor.
Performing selfless acts of volunteering for others may result in a longer life, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Volunteers who reported volunteering for altruistic values or a desire for social connections lived longer than people who didn’t volunteer. Similar benefits may be exhibited from working for a particular cause that you believe in.
Since the human race has experienced the condition known as aging, we have been fascinated with the idea of finding a magic potion that can give us immortality. This magic potion has many names. Some people call it the Elixir of Life or the Elixir of Immortality, and others call it monoatomic gold (white powder gold). Finding the Elixir of Life was the goal of many secret societies and royal families. Some even tried to create the Elixir of Life by using the mysterious power of alchemy.
Earlier this month a Japanese man was officially declared the world’s oldest living person at 115, but China is fielding an alternative candidate for the title. This week an official news agency repeated claims that a Chinese woman is 127 years old, which would make her the record-holder by a large margin.
We actually delayed the onset of aging and extended the healthy lifespan,” Zhou said of the mice.Mice with progeria lived 30 percent longer when fed with resveratrol compared with progerial mice not given the compound.
Medical science and technology may be just two reasons behind a substantial increase in the population living to be older than ever before. An ongoing project conducted by the Boston University School of Medicine called the New England Centenarian Study includes a number of studies that try to identify unique characteristics and commonalities that bring longevity, slow aging and limit disease.
A new study on physical activity that involved more than half a million participants over age 40 found that modest exercise increases life expectancy regardless of weight.
Lisa Garber Natural Society It’s no secret that the Mediterranean diet can help us achieve longevity, but the overall lifestyles of the region’s populace shouldn’t escape our attention. Tucked away in the Aegean Sea is a small, rocky island called Ikaria, where residents on average reach the age of 90. Here are a few island [...]