Many ill effects of aging are caused by low-grade, chronic inflammation. These slow-burning internal fires damage tissues and underlie many cancers, vascular disorders, and dementias. Inflammation is partially regulated through the eicosanoid pathway. Age, poor diet, and other factors tip the balance of this pathway from anti-inflammatory to pro-inflammatory. Omega-3 rich fish oil rebalances the
Calorie restriction is one of the most effective interventions that reliably slows aging and extends lifespans in numerous species. The problem is that it requires severe reductions in food intake that are nearly impossible for most people to follow. Fortunately, it may be possible to achieve many of the benefits of calorie restriction without limiting
For aging adults, viral cold or flu infections can cause catastrophic disability and lead to bacterial infections such as pneumonia. Flu and pneumonia kill 57’000 Americans each year. Cold and flu are often treated with medications designed to reduce only the symptoms of these respiratory infections These drugs can’t activate the body’s own immune response
Cosmetic procedures like topical fillers and laser resurfacing are established interventions for smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. But they can also have side effects that include pigmentation changes, infections, red patches and bruising. Hyaluronic acid protects and regenerates the skin’s underlying architecture by increasing moisture, stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis, promoting tissue repair and
Nearly have of cancer death are caused by bad lifestyle choices. A study conducted by the american cancer society has found that 45% of cancer deaths and 42% of cancer cases in general can be attributed to modifiable risk factors – voluntary behavior such as smoking, excessive sun exposure, poor diet, and alcohol consumption. The
Nad + is the acronym for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It is found virtually in all living cells. Nad+ is essential to sustaining life. As a co-factor in cell energy transfer, Nad+ plays a critical role in regulating aging process. A fascinating aspect of Nad+ is its dual role in protecting against factors that age us.