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Why Do We Accumulate Senescent Cells Anyway?

Why Do We Accumulate Senescent Cells Anyway? | Life Extension | Scoop.it
One component of aging is the damage caused by senescent cells, those that have stopped dividing, have not destroyed themselves in a form of programmed cell death or otherwise been...
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Mediterranean Eating Habits Prove Good for the Brain

Mediterranean Eating Habits Prove Good for the Brain | Life Extension | Scoop.it
A Mediterranean-style diet may slow memory loss, even if adopted late in life
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The Power of Ketones for Brain Health (Alzheimer's, Keto, Ketogenic, Ketopia)

Watch how our bodies can adapt to burning ketones for energy that fuels our cells including brain cells when glucose fails. Don't settle for living with Alzheimer's ...
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I keep hearing about ketones but I didn't realise what they were till I saw this video.

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Restore Your Adrenal Health

Restore Your Adrenal Health | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Adrenal stress is a major factor in productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness. Adrenal disorders are on the rise. We’ve seen more adrenal fatigue in the last 10 years than probably ever before in human history.
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Although this site looks like a big advert it is interesting to have some new herbs suggested to look into.  I sometimes wonder if things from the other side of the world are necessary. 

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Do You Want To Live Forever? - YouTube

Do You Want To Live Forever? "Do You Want To Live Forever?" is a Channel 4 Documentary following the revolutionary life-extension and immortality ideas of th...
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I don't think I have posted this before because I originally saw it on television.  I do think it is a good programme and definitely worth seeing though.

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Home - LifeNaut

Welcome to LifeNaut.com Create your free Mindfile and/or Biofile today.
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live on as a post singularity mindfile?
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Antibody wipeout found to relieve chronic fatigue syndrome - New Scientist

Antibody wipeout found to relieve chronic fatigue syndrome - New Scientist | Life Extension | Scoop.it
A drug used to treat lymphoma seems to give lasting relief from chronic fatigue syndrome. The results hint at a new explanation for what causes CFS
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Vitamin D – A Gene-Regulating Super Nutrient

Vitamin D – A Gene-Regulating Super Nutrient | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Healthy bones are just one important part of vitamin D’s role in your health. From your brain to your extremities, it has a significant role in your body, at every age.
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A lot of research has pointed towards liver improvement and detoxification for all manner of problems. At their root it seems vitamin D is a major foundation in many areas. Additionally as stated in this article vitamin D also actually makes a difference of about 5 years in Longevity. It would probably make the preceding years far more comfortable as well.
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Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil, Nuts Linked to Healthier Brain

Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil, Nuts Linked to Healthier Brain | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Such a diet might help improve memory in older adults, a Spanish study suggests, though the results aren't definitive
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A litre of olive oil seems a little excessive to me.
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Resveratrol may boost mental functions, but pterostilbene may be even better: Animal studies

Resveratrol may boost mental functions, but pterostilbene may be even better: Animal studies | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Supplementation with resveratrol at doses achievable in the diet may boost mental function, but pterostilbene may be even more potent for brain boosting benefits, suggests new studies in mice.
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Is the Secret to Longevity Available from this Website? | MIT Technology Review

Is the Secret to Longevity Available from this Website? | MIT Technology Review | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Facing a long wait for evidence, a longevity researcher takes an unusual path to market.
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States the ingredients are already available in supplements but may be more powerful together.
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Can Your Body Be Hacked to Achieve Radical Longevity? - Big Think (blog)

Can Your Body Be Hacked to Achieve Radical Longevity? - Big Think (blog) | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Could humans someday live to be 1,000 years old? Life extension and radical longevity are rising topics of conversation among futurist circles... and wealthy tech entrepreneurs are listening.
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Can I increase my brain power?

Can I increase my brain power? | Life Extension | Scoop.it
A billion-dollar industry has grown up around our desire to be more intelligent. But is it really possible to make yourself smarter? Oliver Burkeman investigates
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Of course keeping the brain healthy is as important as keeping the body healthy when seeking to attain greater age, hence I have posted this here.

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Researchers identify precise cause of muscle weakness and loss due to aging.

Researchers identify precise cause of muscle weakness and loss due to aging. | Life Extension | Scoop.it
As humans grow older, they lose strength and muscle mass.  Skeletal muscle weakness and atrophy are among the most pervasive and disruptive effects of aging. In nearly all people, even elite athlet...
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Good news.  All those tomatoes that didn't turn red this year have a use after all.

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Resveratrol may boost mental functions, but pterostilbene may be even better: Animal studies

Resveratrol may boost mental functions, but pterostilbene may be even better: Animal studies | Life Extension | Scoop.it

Supplementation with resveratrol at doses achievable in the diet may boost mental function, but pterostilbene may be even more potent for brain boosting benefits, suggests new studies in mice.

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IBMS Watson Wants Your Health Data - Daily Beast

IBMS Watson Wants Your Health Data - Daily Beast | Life Extension | Scoop.it
IBM’s Watson and drugstore chain CVS are partnering on a preventative health platform.
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For the purposes of longevity I am a big believer in sharing information.  People worry about this sort of data getting into the hands of insurance companies but as they have the biggest interest in us continuing to pay them as long as possible, they have the biggest interest in our not dying.  As their chief concern is making money I think the insurance companies would do more than anyone to make us all live forever.

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110-Year-Old Woman Credits Longevity to Miller High Life and Johnnie Walker

110-Year-Old Woman Credits Longevity to Miller High Life and Johnnie Walker | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Your guide to eating, drinking & carrying on.
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Interesting prescription.  I am not sure of the wisdom of stopping her drinking it now though.  I can't help thinking her days are numbered now.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: FEATURING YOGI ZEN & THE ELIXER OF iMMORTALITY - YouTube

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I am really going to need to see some science on this one.

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Undoing aging: Aubrey de Grey at TEDxDanubia 2013 - YouTube

Buy http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/im-in-love-margaret-thatcher/id567824425 "I'm In Love with Margaret Thatcher" lets get it up the charts! #ImInLoveWithMa...
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This is a two year old video but it is more up to date than I have seen from Aubrey.  Might be nice to see how far they have come now.

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Snacking on Peanuts May Extend Your Life

Snacking on Peanuts May Extend Your Life | Life Extension | Scoop.it
People who regularly eat peanuts may live longer, a new study from the Netherlands finds.
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Perhaps it is just that people who eat a lot of peanuts are also doing other beneficial things but all the same it doesn't hurt most of us to throw a few more in with the cooking.

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19 Super Foods That Naturally Cleanse Your Liver

19 Super Foods That Naturally Cleanse Your Liver | Life Extension | Scoop.it
We live in a world where disease is constantly on the rise. This should come as no surprise as the environment we choose to surround ourselves with is extremely toxic i.e. our food, air, water etc.
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I have recently begun to think that Longevity depends mostly on maintaining our position within our surroundings. The more we can take in that is beneficial and the more we expel that is harmful the better. Therefore it makes sense that liver health is of paramount importance.
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Nicotinamide Riboside -- Where’s the Beef?

Nicotinamide Riboside -- Where’s the Beef? | Life Extension | Scoop.it
NR is a supplement that affects energy generation in mitochondria and gene regulation through the same pathway as resveratrol and caloric restriction. It has been promoted in recent months, and th...
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Study of hibernating lemurs could provide clues to longevity in people - News & Observer

Study of hibernating lemurs could provide clues to longevity in people - News & Observer | Life Extension | Scoop.it
A new Duke University study of long-living lemurs holds the promise of eventually pointing the way for researchers to identify human genes that could help us live longer, healthier lives.
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I wonder whether it would be possible to consciously emulate torpor without any additional substances or meddling.

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