Want to postpone your expiration date?

As we move further into the 21st century, people are living longer than their ancestors. According to the Administration on Aging (a division of the Department of Health and Human Services), North Americans reaching age 65 have an average life expectancy of an additional 18.8 years (20.0 years for females and 17.3 years for males). In comparison, the average life expectancy for Americans in 1960 was 73 years. As the aging population grows, the medical community becomes more involved in the science of aging and more adept at treating and helping to prevent various conditions. As I've always maintained - it's not about anti-aging, rather optimal-aging. Let's work with our bodies and optimize the capability to live as long with as high quality of living as possible.

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Leaky Gut Syndrome – The Silent Killer

I beg your pardon, my WHAT is leaking??  No, this is not what it sounds like.  In fact you can leave the adult diapers at home, you will be OK.

Rather, Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a more subtle, yet ever increasing issue that is being linked to more and more chronic health conditions, many of which are even life threatening. LGS is not generally recognized by conventional physicians, but evidence is accumulating that it is a real condition that affects the lining of the intestines. The theory is that leaky gut syndrome (also called increased intestinal permeability), is the result of damage to the intestinal lining, making it less able to protect the internal environment as well as to filter needed nutrients and other biological substances.

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Are You Getting Enough Fat?

Our relationship with fats over the years has been a complicated affair. We've all been told we can't live with them, but it's the "can't live without them" part that causes the most confusion. The more scientists discover about fats, the more complex the relationship becomes. Ever-changing news on fats -- which ones are good and which ones are bad -- makes it a challenge to figure out what's healthy for active people and what's not.  Some people try to eliminate fats from their diet altogether. But that's not the answer to obtaining optimal health. In fact, quite the opposite is true.  According to recent research published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, those eating GOOD fats are bound to live a longer and higher quality of life than those sticking to a low fat diet. Are you getting enough fat? If you're sick of trying tasteless low-fat recipes with some of your favorite foods, you may be relieved to learn that our bodies need nutritious and fatty foods as an essential part of our diet.

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