Healthy Aging and Senescent Cells

Extensive evidence shows that aging is associated with, and partially caused by, the accumulation of "senescent cells" in your body (Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, 2014;17:324–328). Recent animal studies have shown that it is possi

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Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Bacteria

Many research papers have associated artificial sweeteners with increased risk for cancer, weight gain and diabetes, but nobody yet has proven that artificial sweeteners cause these conditions. This month researchers in Israel, Singapore and Italy

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The Scandalous Life and Death of President Harding

Warren G. Harding was the 29th president of the United States and has been voted America's worst president ever in many polls including one by Harvard's Arthur Schlesinger.  He appointed several extremely wealthy businessmen to cabin

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Long Total Fasts May Be Harmful

A study from Brazil found that having rats fast for 24 hours on alternate days increased their belly fat and interfered with the ability of insulin to control blood sugar levels (reported at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, May

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Eat Before Intense Workouts and Competitions

An excellent study from the United Kingdom shows that eating before intense exercise causes your body to: • burn more carbohydrates during exercise, and • digest, absorb, and metabolize more carbohydrates that you eat after exercising

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Dwight Eisenhower: The History of Bed Rest

From 1900 to 1940, doctors routinely put people to bed for at least two months after a heart attack. In the 1950s the first studies came out to show that men who were put to bed after a heart attack were more likely to die than those who were act

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Junk Food Raises Cancer Risk

Results from the huge EPIC study (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) confirm that eating a lot of junk food increases risk for many cancers. Researchers in Paris followed 471,495 adults in 10 European countries for an ave

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Low-Carbohydrate Diets Can Harm

Several recent papers show that diets that restrict all carbohydrate-containing foods can cause diseases and shorten your life. People who eat the most vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains, which are full of carbohydrates, have the lowest rat

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Winston Churchill, the Most Influential Man of the 20th Century

During World War II, Britain's Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, saved the free world with his inspirational speeches and by refusing to hand Britain over to Hitler, even though some members of the royal family and Parliament wanted to surre

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Exercise to Prevent a Heart Attack

The same training principles that improve athletic performance in competitive athletes also help to prevent heart attacks and prolong lives: • The SUN Study on 18,737 middle-aged people showed that those who exercise intensely have half the r

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