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Dietary Protein and Changes in Biomarkers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort.

Higher intake of proteins from plant foods may help guard against excessive chronic inflammation and oxidative stress associated with aging.

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Life Span or Health Span?

Life Span or Health Span?

"Good news, America: We're living longer!" trumpeted USA Today. "Life expectancy in the USA rose in 2012 to 78.8 years — a record high," said the paper, quoting statistics from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And in a press release dated May 19, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that worldwide "life...

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Prolonged fasting reduces IGF-1/PKA to promote hematopoietic stem cell based regeneration and reverse immunosuppresion.

Prolonged fasting can protect hematopoietic stem cells from aging and cancer chemotherapy.

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Whole Plant Food Diet Supports Longevity

Whole Plant Food Diet Supports Longevity

You would probably agree that some of the best advice ever given to us came from our mothers and grandmothers, especially when they told us to eat our vegetables.   Studies confirm that those who consume a diet rich in fruits and vegetables live a longer and healthier life.  Eating a health supporting diet consisting...

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Planning for Retirement?

Planning for Retirement?

How we spend the last years of our lives depends largely on what choices we make before we reach middle age, especially during the first 10 years of our childhood while our cells are multiplying rapidly. Recent studies show that dietary and lifestyle choices increase telomerase activity that is associated with slowing down the aging...

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What Will Your Last 10 Years Look Like?

What Will Your Last 10 Years Look Like?

How we spend the last years of our lives can largely be determined by what lifestyle choices we made during our earlier years. Research indicates that although we may have a genetic family history of heart disease, cancer, etc., these conditions are largely preventable with diet and lifestyle measures. These lifestyle measures play a significant...

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Reverse Aging With a Plant-Based Diet

Reverse Aging With a Plant-Based Diet

In a recent study, Dr. Dean Ornish discovered that a whole-foods, nutrient-dense, plant-based diet had increased telomerase activity that is associated with slowing down the aging of our cells. Telomerase is an enzyme that rebuilds the telomeres at the end of our cell's DNA. Scientists believe that if we can slow down the loss of our...

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