Tagged as Longevity

Just being outside can lower -stress levels and blood pressure. But if you live near a recreational area, you can really reap incredible benefits. From treating depression to getting active, being near a park can add years to your life. In fact, researchers published -an interesting study in the Lancet- which revealed that for every 0.1 increase in green space (which we're simplifying here but they...
January 15, 2021
Here’s a secret to extending your life: Don’t argue or fight with your spouse, children, or friends. A number of research studies establish that your relationships are as important as your diet and your exercise for extending your life. Every time you argue with your kids, you are traumatizing them and shortening your own life. Researchers found that stresses related to excess demands, conflicts, and...
January 13, 2021
It may be morbid to think about, but have you ever wondered how old, or young,  you’ll be when you pass on? Knowing the risk factors of an individual for premature death may allow them time to change diet, lifestyle, and overall fitness to increase the odds of living a longer life. And it turns out that understanding the risk of premature death may be as easy as having a simple blood test. Inflammation...
January 11, 2021
Confused about what to eat? You aren’t alone. Half the people in a 2017 -survey- said that conflicting information about what to eat and what to avoid have them second guessing the food choices they make. I have seen this confusion first hand. As a specialist in nutritional medicine, I’ve had patients come to my office sickened after years of eating a diet of the wrong foods; all have been helped after...
December 1, 2020
We have the best news. If you've ever considered taking up running because you want the benefits but found out you hate it, this is gonna thrill you. It turns out, that you don’t need to finish a marathon to get the -big- benefits from running. A new review published in the - British Journal of Sports Medicine - reveals some reassuring findings. When it Comes to Running, Any is Better Than None - Seriously,...
November 20, 2020
How are size and gender affecting our longevity? Our body size can affect more than how we feel about ourselves. It might even govern how long we’ll live. Height, weight and gender can each impact lifespan in different ways. A 20-year study- has shown women who are short and overweight and men who exercise for less than a half hour each day are less likely to live into their 90s. In a strange twist,...
October 20, 2020
Many different factors affect how fast we age. Genetics, environment, exercise, smoking, and other issues all matter. But what about iron levels-? New research from -the University of Edinburgh- shows that blood iron levels could play an important role in the aging process. Iron Levels May Affect the Length of Your Life - Study researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that the gene markers...
October 12, 2020
Pessimism is a world-wide problem, according to the -World Economic Forum. From the United States to South America and around the globe, many people view things as being worse than they really are. Importantly, it’s an interesting phenomenon with real-life consequences. The truth is, personal levels of pessimism/optimism could impact health and quality of life. And it may even shorten your lifespan....
February 11, 2020
A -new study- found that optimistic people are more likely to achieve exceptional longevity, living to 85 years of age or older, than their pessimistic counterparts. Moreover, -additional studies- have pointed out that optimistic people are both happier and healthier in life. The moral of the story? Science says it’s better to look at the bright side in difficult situations. Doing so can help us to...
January 10, 2020
As millions of us know, there is an epidemic of autoimmune and other chronic diseases, particularly in the Western world. The long list of symptoms is alarming and can cause anyone who’s dealing with them to feel alone, anxious, and helpless. It can be devastating to deal with symptoms such as: - Fatigue - Depression - Pain - Inflammation - Skin issues - Weight gain/loss - Hair loss - Dizziness - Memory...
May 17, 2018