#1 of 9 – Cherries: The colour of cherries is from a source called anthocyanin, one of the most potent phytochemicals known to fight inflammation which causes red skin. Click next to see how great green tea is!
#1 of 5 – Cardio: Cardio can increase belly fat and speed up the aging process if done in excess. It overtaxes your body and increases the production of the stress hormone cortisol. Click next to see how bad ab exercises are!
#1 of 6 – Young Blood: Blood transfusions from young mice into old ones created profound rejuvenating effects. This elixir of life is spawning a whole new field of research into how human aging mechanisms work. Click next to see how 3D printed organs work!
The debate on how to regulate CRISPR heats up When Chinese researchers reported using a technique called CRISPR/Cas9 to edit the genome of human embryos this past April, they sparked a worldwide debate over how this technology could (or should) be used. Scientists expressed legitimate fears: What are the side effects? Will this open the […]
The following quiz, based on behaviors of the long-lived Seventh Day Adventists, is adapted from one created by Thomas Perls, a geriatrics specialist at Boston University. It’s good, not perfect. “People will write to me and say, ‘I love the calculator, but it says I should be dead,’” Perls says. “I say, ‘This probably means […]
#1 of 7 – Hydration: Despite popular opinion, drinking water is not how you best hydrate. There’s a reason they give you saline solution in the hospital and not water. You need the minerals from the salt for your organs to function at their optimal level. Fruit provides water in it’s most natural state. Eat […]
The Francis Crick Institute could begin the controversial experiments as early as March after the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) gave the green light this morning. The scientists want to deactivate genes in leftover embryos from IVF clinics to see if it hinders development. It will only be the second time in the world […]
Cataracts, a protein buildup that clouds the lens of the eye, is the leading cause of blindness around the world. In most cases the patient will eventually need surgery to replace the clouded lens with an artificial one, and for the 20 million people worldwide per year who get the surgery, it doesn’t always fully […]
It’s the closest we’ve come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab. Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and launch a massive […]
Surprising to some and maybe not to others, a new study has shown that 8 weeks of mindful meditation has measurably positive changes to the brain. “Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress.” (Harvard) They study is the […]
A new bionic eye lens currently in development would give humans 3x 20/20 vision, at any age. The lens, named the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, was developed by Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who was looking for a way to optimize eyesight regardless of a person’s health or age. With this remarkable lens, patients […]
When I first learned about coffee-as-skin-care, I was hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. After all, I’d heard a lot about how drinking coffee wasn’t great for your skin, so how could it possibly be something that was beneficial if used topically? But after more than a few recommendations from friends and family, I decided […]
Washing your face is hopefully already a part of your daily skin care routine, but what are you using to do it? Facial cleaners come in all kinds of different bottles, and can vary widely in price, depending on the brand name. They may promise to clean your face, improve acne, remove makeup and leave your […]
This amazing ingredient has served a crucial role in many cultures throughout the East and has been a staple of the Ayurveda medicine. Turmeric has become popular in western culture only recently, despite being introduced into Europe by Arab traders in the 13th century. Most of its popularity is thanks to the many scientific studies […]
Common skin problems everyone faces could be a result of poor diet choices. This is according to naturopathic doctor and skin care specialist Nigma Talib who recently wrote the book ‘Reverse The Signs Of Ageing: The Revolutionary Inside-Out Plan To Glowing, Youthful Skin’. She treats celebrities like Sienna Miller, makeup guru Charlotte Tilbury and has been […]
Tired of having dark under eye circles? Many people struggle with the unsightly blemishes and try all sorts of different things to get rid of them. Most of the products that promise to eliminate them and cut down on puffiness are ineffective and expensive. Lots of women end up turning to makeup to help conceal […]
Experts predict a continuous but gradual increase in life expectancy but chances are you’re going to live longer than they think. A recent report published in the Lancet by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington has shown that global life expectancy continues to rise thanks largely to advances in […]
A person’s entire immune system can be rejuvenated by fasting for as little as three days as it triggers the body to start producing new white blood cells, a study suggests. Researchers say fasting “flips a regenerative switch” which prompts stem cells to create brand new white blood cells. Fasting for as little as three […]
Ponce de León had maps and compasses; researchers today have stem cells and AI. But the goal remains the same: Discover the fountain of youth. Global average life expectancy has more than doubled over the past century, thanks to improvements in public health, medicine, and diet. Even so, some researchers believe we’re on the verge […]
There’s a new treatment for cancer and it’s neither plant nor animal. Chaga (inonotus obliquus) is a wood-rotting mushroom that grows on birch trees. Strangely, it is said to have a DNA structure that is 30% more human than plant! Birch trees take 15-20 years to reach maturity. During that time, the Chaga mushroom absorbs […]