Live longer with avocados!

Avocado Oil from AvocadosAvocado oil may have anti-aging properties like those attributed to olive oil, say researchers.

Fat pressed from the exotic fruit could be a potent weapon against conditions such as heart disease and cancer, it is claimed. Read More…

Research in Longevity can take you along lots of highways and biways

Back in 2012 I read an article in Time Magazine with the forceful headline:

Want to Live Longer? Don’t Try Caloric Restriction – The latest research on caloric restrictions shows that near-starvation diets may not be the Fountain of Youth. Read More…

Older people drinking alcoholAnyone at any age can have a drinking problem. Uncle George always liked his liquor, so his family may not see that his drinking is getting worse as he gets older. Grandma Betty was a teetotaler all her life until she started having a drink each night to help her get to sleep after her husband died. Now, no one realizes that she needs a couple of drinks to get through each day. Read More…

Cream Bun

Obesity is a life threatening condition and is spreading at an alarming rate throughout Western society. It is particularly prevalent in the USA. However there are some steps you can take to reduce your weight and improve your health and lifestyle by using the best diet.

 

Reducing calorie intake:

What are calories? A calorie is a unit used to measure energy. It is required by most governments to print the calorie value of foods on the nutrition label of all foods that are sold to consumers. Because if this it is easier to calculate your calorie intake. Reducing calories means not just cutting food intake but being careful of the actual caloric value of the foods you are eating. This is the start of having the best diet.

Reduction but not eliminating fats and oils: fat and oil is necessary for the body but we often eat foods which are too high in fats thus taking in more fat and oil than we need to. When you cut down fat and oil you will reduce calories and definitely manage to lose those pounds. Read More…

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…

Who doesn’t like to get glowing and flawless skin much like present day leading stars? Surely everyone does. On the other hand, one might think otherwise because of the probable cost that it might have. Well, while today’s superstars use outrageous costed routines, they also have regimens that the typical American is able to afford. Keep in mind that the top 10 anti aging products tend not to always need to be very costly, like the Lifecell anti wrinkle cream that is a perfect example of high quality at mid price. Read More…

I've got a habit of LIVING T-shirt imageWhen I was on holiday recently, I went to the South Island of New Zealand and spent most of my time in Queenstown. If you have ever been there you will know what a spectacular place it is, with the mountains and lakes and great vistas.

On my return I flew into Christchurch and as I exited the plane and entered into the airbridge, the man in front of me removed his jacket. Wow, I thought when I saw the back of his T-shirt, what a great motto.

I snuck out my smartphone and took a quick picture. Once I had taken it I felt a bit guilty, given that I did not have his permission, or even knew that I had taken the picture. Admittedly, it was taken from behind so he was not to know. Nevertheless, I felt I needed to tell him.

I tapped him on the shoulder and said “I hope you don’t mind, but I took a photo of the back of your T-shirt – I hope that is ok?” He was fine with it and I went on to explain that I would like to put it on a website I have because of the message in the motto. He said he was fine with that and said he was keen to get the message out. He then went a little quiet, then explained that he had previously had a drug problem and this T-shirt was a public declaration that he was now free, and was just high on life.

Something I think, we could all take on board.

blueberry plantStudy unlocks cholesterol-lowering activity of blueberry

The potential cardiovascular benefits of blueberry may be related to the berries’ anthocyanins interacting with bile acids to promote cholesterol reduction, suggests data from a study with hamsters.

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Study-unlocks-cholesterol-lowering-activity-of-blueberry

 

Green tea extract shows extensive health benefits for obese hypertensives: Human study

Extracts from green tea may lead to improvements in blood pressure, blood sugar levels and markers of inflammation, says a new study from Poland with obese hypertensives.

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Green-tea-extract-shows-extensive-health-benefits-for-obese-hypertensives-Human-study