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|1/3/2013 - On December 28, 2012 Chinese national legislation was amended so that adult children are now required to visit their elderly parents otherwise they could be subject to legal ramifications. It has been reported that in China elderly parents are often neglected and even abandoned by their working children.
|12/20/2012 - In many people, cognitive skills and quality of life improve steadily even to the end of life, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-San Diego, Stanford University, and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
According to popular U.S. perception,...|
|12/1/2012 - Ever wonder how old your body thinks it is? With new research pouring in about epigenetics and how the environment impacts your health and the health of your descendants, scientists are turning to the genome for more answers. The future of medicine is going to be patient-specific, and fully customized...|
|11/22/2012 - Meditation techniques centered on being in the present moment have been used in healing and spiritual practices for thousands of years. In recent times, scientists have discovered that these ancient meditation practices have specific, measurable effects on the body -- including, as Natural News has...|
|9/29/2012 - Let's face it. We live in a time where life expectancy has increased but the quality of our lives has not necessarily done the same. Modern medicine can cut away disease and manage symptoms to an extent but falls short in assisting us with overall health maintenance. Increasingly, people are accepting...|
|9/13/2012 - Fish-oil supplements high in omega-3 fatty acids may improve the body's ability to build muscle and help stave off age-related immobility, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Aberdeen, U.K., and presented at the British Science Festival in the same city.
|5/9/2012 - There are certain antioxidant-packed "power foods" that boost, protect, and prime us for a longer, healthier life, both externally and internally.
Here are the top 8 foods with powerful anti-aging properties that are built to better our health and appearance while also encouraging longevity. They...|
|5/1/2012 - Oxygen has been a critical component in the evolution of life on earth, and humans are no exception as the gas has enabled nutrients to be used more efficiently, in turn allowing for the essential generation of energy required for development and growth. While oxygen is a crucial part of life, it is...|
|3/16/2012 - Omega-3 fats including DHA and EPA are preferentially selected by the human body to form the critical cellular membrane boundary separating the cell nucleus and DNA with the surrounding extracellular environment. The precise fatty acid composition of the membrane determines permeability properties for...|
|1/2/2012 - Fisetin is a unique flavonoid compound found naturally in many fruits and vegetables including strawberries, blueberries and the skin of cucumbers. A wealth of scientific research now explains how a diet packed with raw fruits and vegetables can help prevent amyloid plaque formation in the aging brain...|
|8/21/2011 - Mitochondria are the small powerhouse organelles that control the energy output for each of the trillions of cells that function synergistically within the human body. Every cell houses dozens to hundreds of mitochondria, depending on the particular function and energy requirement of the component organ....|
|7/16/2011 - A study recently published in the journal Nature Genetics explains that nucleoside analog reverse-transcriptase inhibitors, or NRTIs, which are drugs used primarily in Africa and other developing regions of the world to treat HIV and AIDS, are responsible for causing heart disease, dementia, premature...|
|6/2/2011 - Tell a mainstream medical doctor you are taking a herb, especially if it is for some condition Big Pharma has no treatment for, and odds are you'll be faced with warnings that herbs are unproven quackery at worst. And if you claim a traditional herbal cure is actually working, don't be surprised if...|
|4/15/2011 - Would you drink a beverage that has repeatedly been shown to fight cancer initiation and proliferation, prevent damaging genetic mutations and negate the effects of free radicals that cause the outward signs of aging? Green tea and members of the tea family including black and white teas have passed...|
|3/1/2011 - Pharmaceutical companies view the elderly as a lucrative market. However a panel of experts at the recent Senate Aging Committee forum decided to speak up. Over-medication occurs far too often in those diagnosed with dementia, the panel warned, and as baby boomers age the problem will only worsen.
|2/20/2011 - Contrary to popular belief, dementia is not a normal part of the aging process. The condition, which most often plays itself out in the form of Alzheimer's disease, is an abnormal neurological condition that is likely caused by a combination of factors, including but not limited to things like fluoride...|
|2/17/2011 - It`s likely you have never heard of pterostilbene. This natural compound is most commonly found in blueberries and grapes and is a cousin to the well-known anti-aging nutrient, resveratrol. Similar in chemical structure, the two nutrients perform different functions in the blood and at the cellular...|
|2/11/2011 - Let's start with a basic truth: There are NO magic bullets! For over 40 years, I have taught tens of thousands of people the benefits of natural healing, including how to slow down, stop and reverse dis-ease. Although there is no one way or one pill that will ever help anyone achieve optimum health,...|
|2/1/2011 - Every cell in our body generates waste that must be removed to preserve normal function. This process is called autophagy and is known to decline in efficiency as we age. When excess cellular debris is allowed to accumulate in our cells, normal function is altered and the cell begins to deteriorate....|
|2/1/2011 - Free radical production plays a pivotal role in the development of systemic inflammation that fuels the aging process. Free radicals are formed as a result of essential metabolic processes such as breathing, walking and eating. Over the course of decades, these molecules damage sensitive cellular structures...|
|1/6/2011 - Cognitive decline is unnatural. Millions of aging adults consider an impaired capacity to think, reason and form new memories as the inevitable course of declining health. By accepting brain aging as normal, we condemn our senior years and live in constant fear of whether we will remember our family...|
|12/2/2010 - One of the hallmarks of aging is a rapid decline in cellular energy. Energy is produced by a complex of small powerhouses inside each cell known as mitochondria. Mitochondria are particularly vulnerable to the ravages of free radicals and oxidation from normal metabolic activity in our body, and they...|
|11/21/2010 - Studies of meditation have shown that its regular practice that helps individuals cope with issues such as anxiety, stress, chronic pain and high blood pressure. In addition, more recent studies facilitated by brain scan technology have found that regular meditation practice helps prevent or delay age...|
|11/14/2010 - The old adage that it takes more muscle power to frown than to smile may finally be put to rest, at least in terms of how using those muscles affects the aging process. According to Heike Hoefler, a German fitness trainer, actively working facial muscles by smiling helps to reduce wrinkles, lines, and...|
|11/10/2010 - Each day our cells are bombarded with negatively charged ions known as free radicals that cause damage leading to accelerated aging and increased risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia. It`s estimated that each of our trillion or so cells is assaulted by up to 10,000 free radicals each day. This...|
|10/11/2010 - Our body is in a constant and never ending struggle for survival. Scientists estimate that each of our cells must withstand around 10,000 individual assaults from reactive oxygen species (ROS) or free radicals. Amazingly, the body has an incredible system of self-healing that withstands the onslaught...|
|8/20/2010 - There are 75 trillion cells within the human body. The function and aging process of each of these cells dictates the function and aging process of our body. Additionally, we have major hormones such as insulin and growth hormone that regulate metabolism and cellular division. The most critical steps...|
|7/28/2010 - The anti-aging industry has seen incredible growth over the last 10 years. According to several reports the industry is projected to exceed 115 billion in 2010. The newest science behind anti-aging is focusing its attention on the speed of chromosome shortening and the effect of critical hormones. It...|
|7/8/2010 - This week's NaturalNews Talk Hour presents "How to Stop Accelerated Aging". We'll reveal the unknown toxins that people use and are exposed to every day. Discover the underlying cause of accelerated aging and dis-ease. If you're interested in preserving life, don't miss this show.
Can YOU reverse...|
|2/22/2010 - Research has now shown that adding Omega-3 fatty acids to the diet can increase the survival rate of those with coronary heart disease. Omega-3s have also been shown to slow down the aging process. The marker used to determine these findings was a part of the DNA strand called telomeres. The research...|
|2/18/2010 - Blueberries are one of the richest sources of antioxidants, the natural substances that fight damage caused by free radicals. In addition to helping prevent memory loss, these versatile and delicious berries have been shown to be effective in fighting chronic degenerative diseases, including cardiovascular...|
|2/15/2010 - A recent study conducted by researchers from Saarland University in Germany has found that engaging in long-term physical activity results in an anti-aging effect. Telomeres, the protective caps found on the ends of cell chromosomes that gradually shorten with age, were found to shorten more slowly...|
|2/14/2010 - According to the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, 90% of all adult illness is due to the degenerative processes of aging. Anti-aging medicine, aiming for longevity and optimal health, is most certainly the 'specialty' of the future and is based on the early detection, prevention and reversal...|
|2/14/2010 - Scientific experts now believe we have in-built mechanisms that can fight and reverse the aging process. Innovative research into the reversal of aging is well underway and, while scientists debate the many different theories, research has revealed that meditation dramatically affects the production...|
|12/17/2009 - Telomeres, regions of DNA which protect the ends of chromosomes from destruction, have made big news in 2009. In fact, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded this year to researchers who investigated the nature of telomeres. Why all the interest? It appears telomeres hold the key to why...|
|12/5/2009 - NaturalNews has already reported how a long-accepted "fact" about aging -- that our brains shrink -- has turned out to be bogus science. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027212_brains_aging_health.html). Now comes research that strongly suggests another medical "fact" about getting older is just plain wrong....|
|11/24/2009 - Dementia is associated with aging, and the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 26 million are afflicted with Alzheimer's world wide. With all the toxins in our environment and food, it's vital that we obtain dietary information to minimize all forms...|
|10/10/2009 - As people age, the chance of dementia rises. The most dreaded form of this memory robbing condition is Alzheimer's disease (AD). Already the seventh-leading cause of death in the U.S., the incidence of Alzheimer's is expected to soar as the huge Baby Boomer generation ages. According to the National...|
|7/14/2009 - Colostrum has been called the promise of life. It is the first food, in which all the immune and growth factors that insure health and vitality are transferred from the mother to the newborn. Research has shown that colostrum is the one supplement that can bring help to everyone that uses it, largely...|
|4/23/2009 - Proactive is a great way to describe Lori Steiner. When other women were lining up to get hormone substitution drugs in the late 1990s, Lori realized their dangers and began researching aging and bioidentical hormones. Having worked all her life as a teacher and administrator in the Los Angeles public...|
|4/22/2009 - Hearing loss is one of the biggest roadblocks faced by many people caring for aging parents. The easy and spontaneous communication that previously characterized the relationship between parents and children can turn into shouting, frustration, and feelings of helplessness when hearing loss escalates....|
|4/12/2009 - The use of antidepressant drugs can contribute to faster aging, including the development of wrinkles, according to a study on identical twins conducted by researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center and published online in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
|3/23/2009 - People caring for aging parents or just thinking about it realize that keeping them healthy, happy and active for as long as possible is ideal for everyone. Aging parents seldom want to become physically dependent on their children for care. Grown children, often referred to as the sandwich generation,...|
|1/30/2009 - When hormones are in optimal amounts and balanced, the body is ready to play the music of life. Like an orchestra when some of the players have taken the day off, the body can't make beautiful music without all of its hormones being present and working together. Achieving hormonal balance takes some...|
|1/23/2009 - All the migraines, irritability, depression, sleeplessness, and weight gain are trying to tell us something. The message is that time is running out. These events are the early signs of an aging process that leads to pain, disability, drugs, degenerative disease and decline. At the end of this road...|
|1/7/2009 - When hormones are in optimal amounts and balanced, the body is ready to play the music of life. Like an orchestra when some of the players have taken the day off, the body can't make beautiful music without all of its hormones being present and working together. Achieving hormonal balance takes some...|
|10/27/2008 - There is currently a lot of talk in the press on the subject of antioxidants and how effective they are in preventing excessive free-radical damage - or 'oxidative stress', as it is technically known. That being the case, it would be helpful to understand what Free-Radicals and Antioxidants are and...|
|9/22/2008 - Such important information should not be downplayed by the mass media. Yet that is exactly what just transpired. Instead, the headlines read: "Resveratrol Found to Improve Health, But Not Longevity in Aging Mice on Standard Diet". In other words, they chose not to report the most important outcome from...|
|8/25/2008 - The search for the fountain of youth goes on... like something new will be discovered. Maybe it will, but the truth is that several very effective fountains of youth have been discovered. These really do not stop aging, but they turn a train wreck (typical aging) into an elegant work of art that improves...|
|7/1/2008 - Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that are key to good health. Now, a newly released study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists suggests plant foods also may help preserve muscle mass in older men and women.
The study was led by physician and...|
|5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...|
|10/22/2007 - The naturally produced chemical melatonin may slow the effects of aging, according to an animal study conducted by Spanish scientists associated with the Spanish Aging Research Network (RNIE).
Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced by the human body, particularly during darkness, and its production...|
|9/25/2006 - While studying how a cell keeps its genetic material intact, scientists at Johns Hopkins got busy alternately knocking out two catalysts vital to managing a yeast cell's energy. They discovered to their complete surprise that the removal of one of them led the cell to turn off 70 percent of its 5,000...|
|9/7/2006 - A new study released at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology's (ACNP) Annual Meeting suggests that the seniors' perceptions of the aging process depend not on disease or physical disability, but rather on attitude and coping style. This research, conducted at and funded by the Sam and Rose...|
|8/14/2006 - A University of California, San Francisco psychiatry department review focusing on stress and hormonal shifts' relation to aging found that people who are healthy, active and able to handle chronic stress age better than their peers.
While Elissa Epel, Ph.D. and colleagues said that some hormonal...|
|7/11/2006 - Investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that eating a low-calorie yet nutritionally balanced diet lowers concentrations of a thyroid hormone called triiodothyronine (T3), which controls the body's energy balance and cellular metabolism.
The researchers also...|
|1/9/2006 - The link between old age and forgetfulness is cliché enough to be the subject of greeting cards, sitcoms and jokes. We take it for granted so often that very few of us take the time to question why it happens. However, experts may have found the answer in an essential fatty acid called phosphatidylserine....|
|12/29/2005 - Pregnant women plagued by cravings for pickles and ice cream must remember to include plenty of folic acid in their diets. Shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, folic acid – found primarily in leafy green vegetables – is an absolute necessity for any woman who is pregnant or is...|
|12/7/2005 - Acetyl-L-carnitine may offer unprecedented hope for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease or the aftereffects of a stroke. The human brain is uniquely powerful and complex, but it is sometimes difficult for it to fully recover from damage. People who have been affected by stroke, traumatic brain...|
|6/27/2005 - In a study exploring DHEA-replacement therapy as a weight loss technique, researchers gave test animals large doses of both DHEA and the drug fenfluramine. According to Dr. Ray Sahelian's DHEA: A Practical Guide, "Even a hot fudge sundae with fresh bananas and dark chocolate syrup couldn't get [the...|
|6/8/2005 - As many middle-aged adults unfortunately know all too well, aging is often accompanied by weight gain. As Gary Null writes in Power Aging, "In fact, each year after the age of forty, a pound of fat replaces a pound of muscle. This means that by the time you are fifty, ten pounds of your muscle have...|
|10/13/2004 - A reader asks: "My hair is falling out -- can you recommend a natural treatment for this problem?"
Yes, I can recommend a natural approach to slowing hair loss, but I suspect that most readers aren't going to enjoy this answer very much. That's because as much as I disagree with the conclusion many...|
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|7/28/2004 - If you want to drive your doctor nuts, just tell him that you are visiting an anti-aging medical clinic and will be receiving injections of human growth hormone, or HGH. Most doctors will roll their eyes and throw up their hands in disgust at the very idea that their patients would be visiting anti-aging...|
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