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Vegetarianism as an Anti-Aging Remedy

Are Vegan and Vegetarian Diets Also Good For Anti Aging? One of our favorite websites, The Frugal Pig, listed some very good reasons to consider celebrating Meatless Monday or Tofu Tuesday in 2016. Of course, the emphasis at “The Pig” was on avoiding animal protein as a frugal and sustainable diet measure.  It’s hard to argue with that logic, but we’d like to emphasize the...

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Fiber: The Secret to Over 50 Weight Loss?

Can Dietary Fiber Stop The Middle Age Spread? Is weight gain just an inevitable part of middle age? Nobody needs a doctor to tell them that their metabolism and possibly, human growth hormone production, slows down after age 50. But that doesn’t make weight loss and muscle gain over 50 impossible, and for many, fiber might be the over 50 weight loss solution. If you...

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How Chia Seeds Help with Weight Loss

Do chia seeds aid weight loss?

Do Chia Seeds Help with Weight Loss? Chia seeds first became part of American culture with the popularity of Chia Pets – the cute little figures that grew in clay pots and looked cute because of of the chia sprouts that formed the fur or hair of the creatures. Both the sprouts and seeds are entirely edible, so you may have been missing a nutritional...

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Eat Nuts and Live Longer, says Harvard

Are Nuts the Fountain of Youth? We already mentioned that eating plenty of produce has been correlated with less risk of disease and a lower chance of death, but if you need something crunchy to spread on your salad, consider nuts. Nuts can lower the risk of disease and premature death. This advice comes right from Harvard Medical School, and who are we to argue...

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Are Senior Drivers still Safe Drivers?

Concerns over Elderly Driver Safety Most elderly drivers have a lot of positive things going for them when they get behind the wheel of a car. They bring years of experience and judgment to driving, and seniors are also likely to make good decisions about avoiding driving during times when road conditions are hazardous. However, it might seem unfair when senior drivers get lumped with...

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Do Statin Drugs Make Joint Pain Worse?

Is There A Link Between Arthritis, Joint Pain and Statin Drugs? The use of statin drugs to control blood cholesterol levels has increased over the last few decades. You probably know of these drugs by their common brand names, and these include Lipitor, Zocor, and many others. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, in a publication about the statistics of US statin use,...

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The “Eat More Vegetables and Fruit” Anti-Aging Solution

Is the Anti-Aging Fountain of Youth in the Produce Aisle? Surely, you have seen articles and ads for the latest exotic oil or fruit extract that can reverse aging, restore vitality, and even make you more popular. Remember how Ponce de Leon looked for the mythical Fountain of Youth in Florida. Perhaps he should have just been looking for an orange grove, and maybe you...

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Aged Related Diseases: It’s Inflammation

Is Inflammation the Major Source of Aged-Related Diseases? Hold on to your hats, but it might not be the fats, carbohydrates, or even synthetic sweeteners that will actually kill you. In fact, some prior recommendations of good foods to avoid in order to prevent age-related diseases might have been seriously wrong. According to documents published on the National Institute of Health’s website, an inflammatory state...

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