By Diane Carbo
As a very young nurse, I had a patient who wanted everyone to save the watermelon rinds that the patients had on their trays for lunch.
When I collected a few leftover rinds, I took them into her room and gave them to her. What a surprise I had in store! Read More
The Japanese have a life expectancy that is among the highest in the world. In fact, Okinawa, Japan’s famous “Island of Longevity,” likely has the world’s highest percentage of people over 100 years old.
Undoubtedly, there are many factors that play into the life spans of the longest-living populations, but evidence shows that they all have one thing in common: high dietary intake of an amino acid called taurine. Read More
I encourage my 50-and-older patients to get a bone density test every year. As this test tells me if they’re losing or maintaining their bone density and strength. The pelvis and femur bones of the hips and upper thighs are especially significant as we get older because they support our body walking and standing and, really, with any activity we do. Read More
Researchers have long puzzled by the mystery of aging in humans and great efforts have been put in to the attempt of discovery of the missing link. Now a National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) transnational research team has made a new discovery of aging mechanisms. Read More
Eating healthy is one of the ways in which to ward off the effects of aging for as long as possible. Towards that goal, you’re buying more fruits, vegetables, and less red meat. Yet, you may be unaware that certain foods you eat, or even the way you prepare them, can be unhealthy, cause you to age faster, and put you at risk for serious diseases. Read More
A new study on Inflammation is now available. According to news reporting originating from Perugia, Italy, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of olive oil phenols on brain aging in mice and to verify whether the antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities of these polyphenols were involved. Read More
By Angela Pettera
When it comes to anti-aging medicine, The Official Anti-Aging Revolution by Ronald Klatz, M.D. and Robert Goldman, Ph.D. may be one of the most complete books on the subject to date. The book covers all areas of anti-aging medicine from theories on aging to hormone therapy, through lifestyle choices (exercise, sleep, stress, skin-care) and even into biotech-human enhancements.
Doctors Klatz and Goldman are credited with being the forerunners of anti-aging medicine here in America. Read More