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Howard to keep your brain healthy

Howard to keep your brain healthy | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Could sudoku, drugs and a Mediterranean diet help keep our brains fit? Ann Robinson reports on the latest neuroscience research
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100 Ways to Live Forever : Heart Health : Men's Health Spotlight : MensHealth.com

100 Ways to Live Forever : Heart Health : Men's Health Spotlight : MensHealth.com | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about preventing a heart attack, lowering blood pressure, improving cholesterol, and reducing your risk of heart disease at Men’s Health.com
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HGH Supplement: Growth Factor 9

HGH Supplement: Growth Factor 9 | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Human growth hormone, or HGH, may be used by athletes, bodybuilders and celebs to look younger and build lean muscle mass, but it can be seriously pricey. Can you get the same effect without the $10,000 price tag? We explore one very promising—and wallet
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So this is what it is made of.  Surely it is far cheaper to just make your own.

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The Power of Sleep

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New research shows a good night's rest isn't a luxury--it's critical for your brain and for your health
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Rhodiola Rosea and Anti-aging

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One of the most exciting therapies in the field of anti-aging involves adaptogens.
Rhodiola is an adaptogenic herb.
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This looks like it won't be too difficult to get growing in the garden.

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Highest Quality Vitamins And Supplements - Life Extension

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Life Extension is a global authority on nutrition, health and wellness. We supply only the highest quality nutritional supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, hormones and anti-aging supplements.
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Not sure if I have posted this site before.  If I have then I didn't realise how regularly they updated.

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Pesticides In Food May Be Endangering Our Publics

A new study suggests the use of biocides by food industry producers may be contributing to the growth of superbugs resistant to today’s antibacterial (RT @Biotechnology: Pesticides In Food May Be Endangering Our Public's Health, Study:
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A Meditation A Day Keeps Alzheimer’s At Bay

A Meditation A Day Keeps Alzheimer’s At Bay | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can affect up to 20% of the population at any one time—and half of them will progress to full-on dementia.
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And of course there will be far more benefits than just this to meditation.

 

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Best of Chlorella and Spirulina

Best of Chlorella and Spirulina | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Study: Chlorella May Decrease Arterial Stiffness https://t.co/YF8kn2OWje More: http://t.co/3Z1npbKPul #health #medicine
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Mostly useful for their antioxidative properties.  The last paragraph has an update which is probably worth reading.

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Why Canada needs Hacking Health

Why Canada needs Hacking Health | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Two years ago, Luc Sirois, Vice President of Nightingale and co-founder of Resonant Medical (former BDC portfolio company acquired by Elekta) approached me in a panic to sponsor an event happening ...
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It is time we realised that the development of future medicine is in all our hands.  Long gone are the days when only doctors and academics could contribute.  Our contributions with ideas, analyses, epidemiological data, etc will enable the impossible to become possible.

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Fluoridation in Drinking Water Supplies

Fluoridation in Drinking Water Supplies (@zigzagfx Sydney Water must add fluoride to drinking water by law.
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An interesting site to be perused later.  They seem to know what they are talking about on this particular post anyway.

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Stock a Natural Medicine Chest | alive

Stock a Natural Medicine Chest | alive | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Salves? Essential oils? Herbs? Learn which natural remedies you should have on hand in your medicine cabinet.
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These are a lot of handy things to have.

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How To Increase Growth Hormone Levels Naturally » 20 Ways « Boost HGH

How To Increase Growth Hormone Levels Naturally » 20 Ways « Boost HGH | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Increase growth hormone levels naturally with these 20 easy ways. If you want to know hoe to boost your HGH levels naturally you need to read this list now!
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This is a lot of options here.  Interesting that they consider D3 to be a steroid hormone rather than a plain vitamin.

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Use Free 7 Minute Workout Videos To Get Into Shape [Stuff to Watch]

Use Free 7 Minute Workout Videos To Get Into Shape [Stuff to Watch] | Life Extension | Scoop.it
In May 2013 a scientific paper emerged detailing twelve basic physical exercises that use only body weight, a chair and a wall. Published in the American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the routine meets the latest requirements for "high intensity effort" – physically depleting you in just seven minutes. The success of the scientific…
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The trickiest part of extending life is naturally the hard work.  7 minutes shouldn't be all that hard, hopefully these will be a motivation.

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Learning a Second Language as an Adult Keeps Your Brain Young

Learning a Second Language as an Adult Keeps Your Brain Young | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Parli Italiano? ¿Hablas Español? Can you speak more than one language? No matter how old you are, it’s not too late to learn. In fact, new research finally shows that learning a second (or third) language as an adult can help slow brain decline.
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More evidence towards the benefits of language learning for a healthy younger brain.

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Nourish your mind: The 6 Healthy Habits explained.

Nourish your mind: The 6 Healthy Habits explained. | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Nourish your mind: discover now the 6 Healthy Habits, based on the new science of health, inner peace, and purpose. Science meets traditional wisdom.
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A nice lot of interesting detail here.

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Call for further study into brain cancer drugs

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Call for further study into brain cancer drugs (RT @SimplyhealthUK: Call for further study into brain cancer drugs http://t.co/9w7W8QhcGk #healthnews)...
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Snake oil Superfoods? - Information Is Beautiful

Snake oil Superfoods? - Information Is Beautiful | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Which superfoods really have super powers? An interactive data-visualisation of the best scientific evidence we could find.
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What It’s Like to Believe That You Could Be Immortal

What It’s Like to Believe That You Could Be Immortal | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Most of us accept that our lives are limited. We'll have a certain number of years—more than 75, we hope, but probably fewer than 100—and then we'll die. The world will go on without us.
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Eating nuts tied to fewer cancer, heart disease deaths

Eating nuts tied to fewer cancer, heart disease deaths | Life Extension | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who eat a diet rich in nuts, including peanuts, are less likely to die from heart disease or cancer, new research suggests.The more nuts consumed, the greater the apparent (Eating nuts tied to fewer cancer, heart...
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I think I shall have to start adding chopped nuts to my cereal from now on.

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Step away from that soda: Sugary drinks raise cancer risk for women, study finds - NBC News.com

Step away from that soda: Sugary drinks raise cancer risk for women, study finds - NBC News.com | Life Extension | Scoop.it
Here’s another reason for ladies to just put down that sugary soda – it raises the risk of endometrial cancer. Women who drank the most...
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Interestingly fizzy sugary drinks apparently cause higher cancer rates in women in proportion to how much is drunk but sugary foods are not quite such a high risk.  There are probably elements of this that apply to chaps as well.

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NIH mouse study finds gut microorganisms may determine cancer treatment outcome

An unhealthy gut microbiome may limit treatment effectiveness (Who knew?
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The importance of keeping optimum levels of bacteria in your intestines.  Last time I used antibiotics it did me no good.  The more they are used the lower your likelihood of cancer treatments working.

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