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Artichoke Tea Benefits

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The major benefit one can derive out of artichoke tea is improved overall health as it helps in strengthening the body's immune system to fight against infections and diseases in a better way.
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coMra-Therapy

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THE TECHNOLOGY OF COMRA-THERAPY UTILIZES THE SYNERGISTIC COMBINATION OF NEAR-INFRARED LASER, LED, MAGNETS, AND ULTRASOUND IN ONE DEVICE.

Why “coMra”?

The “co” in coMra stands for “Coherent.” The “M” and “ra” stand for there being multiple radiances, meaning multiple modalities. This essentially means that the therapy is delivered coherently, in a straight trajectory, allowing it to penetrate far enough into the body to treat even deep internal organs.

What is the device?

The technology of coMra-Therapy is delivered through the Delta device. This device is classified as a Class IIA laser, meaning there are essentially no risks and very few general precautions are required in order to use it. To see more about classifications of lasers, click HERE.

“Delta” refers to the base of the device, while the modalities of coMra-Therapy are delivered through an attached head. The head attachment comes in 4 different options depending on the treatment delivery needs: medical terminal, aesthetic terminal, probe terminal and meridian terminal.

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Rhodiola Quickly Combats Fatigue - Life Extension

Rhodiola Quickly Combats Fatigue - Life Extension | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Fatigue is a common complaint heard by physicians. A new study shows that low-cost rhodiola extract improves symptoms of fatigue in less than a week.
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The Future of Anti-Aging

The Future of Anti-Aging | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

A baby born within the past decade could live to be 150 years old. “Technology has reached a point where extending animal life span by 30 percent is routine,” says David Sinclair, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and a renowned authority on longevity. “Dozens of companies are testing aging-reversal technologies in human clinical trials, and the combination of these could extend life span by decades.” Why is that a good thing? Because with science, those additional years could be happier, healthier ones. It does seem cruel, however, to have all that extra time if we’ll also look 150 years old. Fortunately, the most visionary anti-aging treatments on the horizon make pioneering plastic-surgery procedures seem run-of-the-mill. Read on to find out how a key supplement, DNA editing, and young blood could someday add years to your life, erase wrinkles, and potentially wipe out age-related diseases.

A molecule called NAD+ may hold the secret to boundless energy. The good news: Our cells already produce it, as it helps regulate our metabolism. The bad news: NAD+ declines as we age—by 50, levels are half of what they were at age 20. But scientists have discovered some powerful boosters that can help cells produce more NAD+. One of the most promising is NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide), a form of vitamin B3 found in fruits and vegetables like avocado and broccoli. A 2013 study showed that older mice that were given an NAD+-boosting compound containing NMN had dramatically healthier cells and muscle tissue. “We took a mouse that was the human equivalent of a 65-year-old back to a 25-year-old—in a week,” says Sinclair, one of the study’s authors. What’s more, he says, the mice not only had more energy and could run farther but were resistant to diseases like cancer and diabetes. “If you reverse aging in one organ or tissue, usually the whole body is reversed, because all cells have the same underlying defects,” he explains.

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FDA announces comprehensive regenerative medicine policy framework

FDA announces comprehensive regenerative medicine policy framework | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a comprehensive policy framework for the development and oversight of regenerative medicine products, including novel cellular therapies.

The framework – outlined in a suite of four guidance documents – builds upon the FDA’s existing risk-based regulatory approach to more clearly describe what products are regulated as drugs, devices, and/or biological products. Further, two of the guidance documents propose an efficient, science-based process for helping to ensure the safety and effectiveness of these therapies, while supporting development in this area. The suite of guidance documents also defines a risk-based framework for how the FDA intends to focus its enforcement actions against those products that raise potential significant safety concerns. This modern framework is intended to balance the agency’s commitment to safety with mechanisms to drive further advances in regenerative medicine so innovators can bring new, effective therapies to patients as quickly and safely as possible. The policy also delivers on important provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act.

“We’re at the beginning of a paradigm change in medicine with the promise of being able to facilitate regeneration of parts of the human body, where cells and tissues can be engineered to grow healthy, functional organs to replace diseased ones; new genes can be introduced into the body to combat disease; and adult stem cells can generate replacements for cells that are lost to injury or disease. This is no longer the stuff of science fiction. This is the practical promise of modern applications of regenerative medicine,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “But this field is dynamic and complex. As such, it has presented unique challenges to researchers, health care providers, and the FDA as we seek to provide a clear pathway for those developing new therapies in this promising field, while making sure that the FDA meets its obligation to ensure the safety and efficacy of the medical products that patients rely upon. Alongside all the promise, we’ve also seen products marketed that are dangerous and have harmed people. With the policy framework the FDA is announcing today, we’re adopting a risk-based and science-based approach that builds upon existing regulations to support innovative product development while clarifying the FDA’s authorities and enforcement priorities. This will protect patients from products that pose potential significant risks, while accelerating access to safe and effective new therapies.”

The framework includes two final guidance documents and two draft guidance documents.

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Robotic suit helps kids with cerebral palsy walk tall

Robotic suit helps kids with cerebral palsy walk tall | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health created robotic armor that can help children with cerebral palsy walk easier and upright.
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Could young blood cure Alzheimer’s? First study shows ‘hints’ that plasma revives old brains

Could young blood cure Alzheimer’s? First study shows ‘hints’ that plasma revives old brains | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Results from the world’s first study to test infusing youthful plasma into elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease found 'hints' the controversial treatment improved their ability to perform basic tasks
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‘Vampire therapy’ helps Alzheimer’s patients pay bills and prepare meals again

‘Vampire therapy’ helps Alzheimer’s patients pay bills and prepare meals again | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

It might seem the stuff of fairy-tales, but a new trial has found that pumping the blood of young people into the elderly may help ward off the symptoms of dementia.

Scientists have been keen to try out so-called ‘vampire therapy’ on patients after astonishing results three years ago showed that infusions of young blood into older mice formed new blood vessels and improved memory and learning - effectively turning back ageing.

This weekend the findings of the first human trial were reported, and researchers say they were ‘surprised’ by the results. Although the phase one tests were only designed to prove that the procedure was safe, participants reported a marked improvement in Alzheimer's symptoms.

Patients found it easier to carry out daily tasks such as remembering to take medicine, paying bills or preparing meals, and Alzheimer’s charities in Britain said they would be watching the progress of larger trials with interest.

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Why functional medicine is the way of the future

Why functional medicine is the way of the future | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware that there are some issues with healthcare in the United States. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, it’s pretty much guaranteed you’re dissatisfied with the current state of affairs, because Americans across the board are experiencing a health crisis. According to the CDC, “As of 2012, about half of all adults had one or more chronic health conditions… one in four adults had two or more chronic health conditions.”

Chronic illness—and its enormous corresponding cost—is literally killing us. The physical, emotional, psychological, and financial toll is tremendous, and traditional medicine is failing for a wide variety of reasons. For this reason, countless Americans are seeking alternatives to the traditional medical model, taking an interest in holistic medicine, integrative medicine, and functional medicine in lieu of visits to their primary care physician.

 
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Want to live a long & healthy life? Here's EXACTLY what to do

Want to live a long & healthy life? Here's EXACTLY what to do | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
The mitochondria are the energy powerhouses of the cells. Here's everything you need to know about them, and exactly what to eat, do, and supplement with to optimize them.
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Sari Center Helps Patients Battle Cancer

Cancer patients come to the Sari Center in West Palm Beach to help manage their symptoms, both physical and emotional.
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Meet the Founder - Fusionary Formulas

Meet the Founder - Fusionary Formulas | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

If there were one word to describe Shivani Gupta, owner and founder of Fusionary Formulas, it would be passionate. But to try to and quantify the impact Shivani has already made on the world, in one word only, would be nearly impossible. For she is a visionary, with a determination to heal the world, and she has only just begun.

Growing up the daughter of two hardworking and self-made parents, Shivani was introduced to Ayurvedic medicine and the powers of holistic healing from a very young age.

With a diabetic mother, and a father with a strong respect for the medical profession and the power of vitamins, it is no wonder that Shivani felt the need to develop a career focused on helping others. From a very young age, she felt the calling from the depths of an empathetic and compassionate soul, to help those who were suffering in any way. It was this need to care for and help others, coupled with her natural entrepreneurial spirit that led her on a path of healing, educating, and empowering others to care for their health in natural and effective ways. Shivani grew up visiting some of the best Ayurvedic spas around the world, with a curiosity and a quest for knowledge as strong as her desire to help the world around her.

Honoring this calling, Shivani chose the country’s number one college for entrepreneurship, Babson College, in Massachusetts. Taking a special liking to social entrepreneurship because of it’s promise to finding solutions to problems plaguing society, Shivani created a powerful panel on the field for the school to experience before graduating with a degree in both entrepreneurship and global marketing. As a recognized leader in her class, she was acknowledged by the President of Babson at her commencement ceremony, for playing an active role in bridging cultures and classmates together. In addition to her degree from Babson, Shivani obtained a Masters in Ayurvedic Studies from the Hindu University of America (HUA) and is pursuing her doctorate in Ayurvedic Studies at this time.

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Click here to support Merle Barger Hospice Transport organized by Sonia Anca

Click here to support Merle Barger Hospice Transport organized by Sonia Anca | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Merle Barger suffered a massive heart attack. He was transported from Hospice to a hospital on 8/31/2017.
Hospital can is not able to provide any assistance so Merle needs to be moved back to Hospice to spend his final days. 

Merle's twin sister Kim is trying to move her bother back so he can be surrounded by love, family and  friends during his last few days.

PLEASE help Kim move her brother to hospice so the family can say goodbye without the added burden of how to accomplish this task. Saying goodbye to a loved one is a burden in itself.  

Everyone deserves to leave here in peace, surrounded by love.  We didn't come into this world alone, lets help Merle go home surrounded by his family.  

Thank you for our kindness.

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Is RAADfest a good idea for society? James Strole and Neal VanDeree discuss~ by @RAADfest via @Youtube

Is RAADfest a good idea for society? James Strole and Neal VanDeree discuss. Hear what he has to share, and meet him at RAADfest 2017, August 9-13, Sa
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Socia Chats Health chat with Rebecca Kallaus, founder of Elevated Health - Social Chats

Socia Chats Health chat with Rebecca Kallaus, founder of Elevated Health - Social Chats | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Social Chats Health with Tonya Scholz and Sandra Lopez, founder of TurnOn South FL chat with Rebecca Kallaus, founder of Elevated Health. Elevated Health’s mission is to empower the individual with their health by providing tools and education for non-invasive therapies which support the body’s natural healing from the comfort of one’s own home.

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Silicon Valley’s plan to hack death

Silicon Valley’s plan to hack death | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Silicon Valley titans have hacked phones, computers, even cars. Now, they are taking to their own bodies, reprogramming themselves for longevity, intelligence and youthfulness.

A microbiologist there uses needles and electricity to retool his DNA. “Smart drugs” are as common at tech firms as coffee. Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison invested $430 million in anti-aging research.

When Gavin Belson, the tech exec played by Matt Ross on “Silicon Valley,” received an infusion from his “blood boy” on a recent episode, it lampooned Valley excesses.

Here are five real ways in which Silicon Valley movers aim to live longer, look better and learn faster.

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What Exactly Are Adaptogens and How Do You Know if Need Them?

What Exactly Are Adaptogens and How Do You Know if Need Them? | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Burnout, adrenal fatigue and chronic stress affect tens of thousands of people—here's how to know if adaptogens will help.
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The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us

The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

James Clement has scoured the globe for
supercentenarians, aged 110 and older, willing to
contribute their genomes to a rare scientific cache.

 
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Could sugary diets fuel Alzheimer's disease? Scientists discover link between high levels of glucose in the brain and memory loss symptoms 

Could sugary diets fuel Alzheimer's disease? Scientists discover link between high levels of glucose in the brain and memory loss symptoms  | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
People whose brains were less efficient at breaking down glucose suffered worse dementia symptoms associated with Alzheimer's, National Institute of Aging researchers found.
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Glucose Metabolism and Alzheimer’s- Diabetes of the Brain
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Can fresh blood reverse Alzheimer’s disease?

Can fresh blood reverse Alzheimer’s disease? | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Infusions of blood plasma from young men may have helped a few Alzheimer's patients --not affecting memory, but day to day functioning.
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Want to stop a cold in its tracks? Here's exactly what to do

Want to stop a cold in its tracks? Here's exactly what to do | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

No matter how awesome our immune systems are, inevitably, we all get sick at some point. Eating clean and exercising will give your immune system a natural boost, but sometimes your body just gets caught off guard. Next thing you know you are waking up with that ever-so-slight tickle in the back of your throat, and you’re a little more tired than usual. You know right then that there are two options: Either you fight off this cold successfully, or the mucus monster takes over.

Since I see patients every day in my functional medicine clinic, the last thing I want to do is walk into a consultation with a stuffed-up nose to tell other people how to be healthy. Because of this, every time I feel a cold coming on, I have a specific regimen that usually kicks my immunity into high gear and allows me to avoid the cold completely—or at least greatly reduce it to only a couple of days of mild symptoms. Here's exactly what I do when I need to kick a cold in the butt!

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Manipulating mitochondrial networks could promote healthy aging

Manipulating mitochondrial networks could promote healthy aging | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells—either by dietary restriction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it—may increase lifespan and promote health, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The study, published online October 26, 2017 in Cell Metabolism, sheds light on the basic biology involved in cells’ declining ability to process energy over time, which leads to aging and age-related disease, and how interventions such as periods of fasting might promote healthy aging.

Mitochondria—the energy-producing structures in cells—exist in networks that dynamically change shape according to energy demand. Their capacity to do so declines with age, but the impact this has on metabolism and cellular function was previously unclear. In this study, the researchers showed a causal link between dynamic changes in the shapes of mitochondrial networks and longevity.

The scientists used C. elegans (nematode worms), which live just two weeks and thus enable the study of aging in real time in the lab. Mitochondrial networks inside cells typically toggle between fused and fragmented states. The researchers found that restricting the worms’ diet, or mimicking dietary restriction through genetic manipulation of an energy-sensing protein called AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), maintained the mitochondrial networks in a fused or “youthful” state. In addition, they found that these youthful networks increase lifespan by communicating with organelles called peroxisomes to modulate fat metabolism.

“Low-energy conditions such as dietary restriction and intermittent fasting have previously been shown to promote healthy aging. Understanding why this is the case is a crucial step towards being able to harness the benefits therapeutically,” said Heather Weir, lead author of the study, who conducted the research while at Harvard Chan School and is now a research associate at Astex Pharmaceuticals. “Our findings open up new avenues in the search for therapeutic strategies that will reduce our likelihood of developing age-related diseases as we get older.”

“Although previous work has shown how intermittent fasting can slow aging, we are only beginning to understand the underlying biology,” said William Mair, associate professor of genetics and complex diseases at Harvard Chan School and senior author of the study. “Our work shows how crucial the plasticity of mitochondria networks is for the benefits of fasting. If we lock mitochondria in one state, we completely block the effects of fasting or dietary restriction on longevity.”

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Hydroxytrosol(HT) is a major polyphenol found in virgin olive oil and has been observed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-obesity  effects. In the present study, we are the first to link the beneficial effects of HT to the diabetic brain with its ability to improve mitochondrial function and activation of phase II antioxidant enzymes by activation of AMPK signalling.

 

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Hydroxytyrosol improves mitochondrial function and reduces oxidative stress in the brain of db/db mice: Role of AMP-activated protein kinase activation (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275048937_Hydroxytyrosol_improves_mitochondrial_function_and_reduces_oxidative_stress_in_the_brain_of_dbdb_mice_Role_of_AMP-activated_protein_kinase_activation [accessed Nov 09 2017].

 

 

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The reckless overprescribing of antipsychotics is killing veterans

The reckless overprescribing of antipsychotics is killing veterans | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
"There is an epidemic of sudden deaths occurring throughout the U.S. military.”
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OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE - Fusionary Formulas

OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE - Fusionary Formulas | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Developed to increase stamina and endurance, our energizing formula helps you remain stronger for longer while fighting the harmful effects of oxidative stress.

Our all-natural supplement is designed to work with your body to:

Enable the body to cope with physical stress
Increase lean muscle mass
Repair muscle tissue
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Can Science Reverse Aging? - Reason.com

Can Science Reverse Aging? - Reason.com | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

"In 30 years, I will be younger than today, not older," says José Luis Cordeiro, who's a founding faculty member at Singularity University, a Silicon Valley-based think tank devoted to futurism. "Why? Because we are going to have rejuvenation techniques, and these experiments are beginning right now."

A mechanical engineer with a degree from MIT, Cordeiro has worked in fields ranging from monetary policy to petroleum engineering, and he created the first formal "future studies" course at the Austrian School of Economics in Venezuela, his birth country.

Cordeiro is an extreme optimist, who says technological progress will solve most of the world's problems. He sat down with Reason's Nick Gillespie at the annual libertarian conference Freedom Fest in Las Vegas to discuss immortality, artificial intelligence, and the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

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Israeli Team Develops Method to Monitor Tumors Without Radiation

Israeli Team Develops Method to Monitor Tumors Without Radiation | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Doctors at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center have developed a new method to monitor tumors without injecting patients with radioactive substances or exposing them to ionizing radiation.

The method, detailed in a study published Thursday in the Nature Communicationsjournal, was developed by the director of the Center for Hyperpolarized MRI Molecular Imaging, Rachel Katz-Brull, and her team at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Katz-Brull showed that by using magnetic resonance imaging, the nucleus of a phosphorous atom can alert doctors to suspicious acidity levels in the body, thereby revealing the possible existence of a tumor. The researchers used a special technique that allowed them to more easily identify the nucleus, enabling it to appear to “shine” 10,000 times brighter than normal.

“This diagnostic tool relates to the metabolic activity of the cells in a tumor or other tissue that may be suspicious,” Katz-Brull said. “It may provide a better way to determine whether tumors are malignant or benign, and help test the efficacy of treatment.”

The groundbreaking method makes it possible to avoid a biopsy or other invasive procedures to measure a tissue’s acidity levels, and also to determine whether a tumor is malignant or benign without having the patients undergo unnecessary radiation or be exposed to radioactive materials.

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