Our mouth is an integral part of the body so whatever is wrong with it, other parts can become affected.

As you age, there is a need  to exert more effort in order to preserve those wonderful teeth for longer or even for a lifetime.

It is great to see, and something to be proud of to have your teeth still intact even at the age of 60 and beyond. The problem is that every day we are confronted with lots of food and beverages to choose from that can be damaging to oral health. As well,  there are medications that can pose damage to the enamel on the  teeth surface. For these reasons, it would quite difficult to keep a complete set of teeth  you become older. Read More…

A long life is one of man’s greatest dreams. But this dream can never be pulled off by chance. A long and healthy one starts with having good genes, but definitely, it is not your genes alone that can determine if you’ll live past the 100 mark. What you take and what you do is a huge factor. But many age-conscious people in the world find very notable places where many inhabitants live long and healthy lives. What then can we learn from these distinct communities?

Okinawa, Japan

With over a million inhabitants in this southern Japanese island, more than 900 of them have already lived more than a century. There are five more Okinawans who live to be 100 years old or so compared to other places in Japan. And the number of their centenarians is four times as many in America and in Britain.
One distinct characteristic of the Okinawans is the ability to be healthy even until their end. Researchers observed that these people tend to age slower than others. They even work as long as they can which grants these people ikigai, a sense of purpose. Read More…