~ June 2008 - How to Look Much Younger Than Your Real Age
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- How to Look Much Younger Than Your Real Age
By Trish Riley
Humans can greatly accelerate their rate of skin aging. For instance, a 35-year-old woman will look older if she smokes cigarettes, eats overcooked foods, avoids fresh fruits and vegetables, and/or exposes her skin to ultraviolet sunlight.
Just as there are proven ways to speed up skin degeneration, there now are documented methods to prevent and reverse it.
The population is revolting against unsightly skin deterioration by taking extraordinary steps to preserve the radiance of youth. The result is that aging people today do not have to look as old as previous generations.
This article uncovers novel approaches to looking younger that are available for the first time to the general public.
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- Protecting Our Eyes Against Time-Induced Damage
By Julius G. Goepp, MD
By the age of 65 years, nearly one-third of adults will experience age-related damage to their eyesight. The leading cause of age-related central blindness is macular degeneration, which can rob us of the ability to read and see fine details. Cataracts are a frequent cause of damage to the crystalline lens of the eye, and can result in blindness.
Age-associated vision loss is not inevitable. In fact, nutrients like lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin provide critical antioxidant and light-filtering properties to the eye lens and macula—structures essential for clear vision. Not only do these nutrients guard against vision loss4—growing evidence suggests they also protect against other ailments such as cancer and cognitive decline.
Although deteriorating vision is often accepted as an inevitable part of aging, we're learning today that this does not have to happen. A remarkable number of clinical studies are teaching us how the most common causes of age-related vision loss can be prevented—if we take prompt action.
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- Doctors Ignore Proven Alternative to Coronary Stents and Bypass Surgery
By Dale Kiefer
A unique opportunity to save countless lives and billions of dollars is being overlooked by the medical community. This technique increases blood flow to the heart, strengthens the circulation, and offers a proven way to treat heart disease in lieu of stents or bypass surgery.
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a safe, non-invasive procedure that can overcome heart disease in two ways—by passively exercising the heart to strengthen the vascular system and by targeting inflammation, the underlying culprit in damaged blood vessels that inhibits blood flow.
Doctors Ignore Proven Alternative to Coronary Stents and Bypass Surgery
More than 100 studies have demonstrated its overwhelming effectiveness and unquestioned safety in improving blood flow in patients with heart disease. Some experts are calling for the EECP procedure to become first-line therapy for heart disease, long before surgery or other invasive procedures are used. Approved by the FDA for chronic stable angina, cardiogenic shock, congestive heart failure, as well as during a heart attack, EECP not only saves lives but is also considerably cheaper and safer than traditional invasive procedures such as angioplasty and coronary stents, which continue to be the mainstay of therapy. Medicare even pays for it!
By improving circulation, this simple procedure prevents arteries from becoming blocked, allowing the heart to do its job more effectively. As is often the case, health care in the United States is often driven by lucrative revenues making many in the medical community reluctant to embrace alternative therapies.
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- Reducing Aging Markers with Lipoic Acid
By Jose Antonio, PhD, FACSM, FISSN
We know that part of the answer lies in genetics. However, premature aging also comes down to cellular damage, brought on by oxidative stress from free radicals that are constantly being formed through countless biochemical reactions in our bodies.
One of the secrets to slowing down aging is to aggressively combat this oxidative damage with long-acting antioxidants. Why do some people age better than others?
Lipoic acid is one of the most potent, versatile and longer-acting antioxidant vitamins known. Of all the major antioxidant vitamins only lipoic acid possesses the unique ability to work in both water-soluble and fat-soluble environments in the body. This ubiquitous property means that lipoic acid has access to all parts of our cells to neutralize damaging free radicals, which are implicated in many age-related diseases including heart disease and diabetes. Being able to navigate cellular membranes throughout the body also means that lipoic acid can also cross the blood-brain barrier to exert its protective effects against neurological and cognitive diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.
As scientific research continues to advance, the discovery of newer, rapidly absorbed forms of lipoic acid will allow us to increase the broad-spectrum benefits of this universal antioxidant.
Every second, 24 hours a day, oxidative damage caused by free radicals occurs in our bodies through the energy-producing reactions that take place within mitochondria of our cells. The cumulative damage inflicted by free radicals can have numerous negative age-related effects. This free radical theory of aging is supported by many leading researchers, one key proponent being world-renowned biochemist, Bruce Ames, PhD, from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Ames and colleagues maintain that "oxidant by-products of normal metabolism cause extensive damage to DNA, protein, and lipid." They argue that "this damage (the same as that produced by radiation) is a major contributor to aging and to degenerative diseases of aging such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, immune-system decline, brain dysfunction, and cataracts."
Scientific research suggests that minimizing these deleterious free radical reactions by ensuring optimal antioxidant levels could therefore hold the key to effectively slowing aging and its unwanted consequences.
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Scientists long ago discovered that the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin help protect the macular region of the eye from harmful forms of light that can cause photoxidative damage to the eyes. New research has uncovered a third carotenoid, meso-zeaxanthin that the aging macula requires to maintain its structural density.
Up until recently there has not been a good dietary source of meso-zeaxanthin or availability as a dietary ingredient. New extraction processes can now extract meso-zeaxanthin from similar sources of lutein and zeaxanthin.
Lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin help to protect the inner eye as it is being bombarded by high energy wave lengths of light during vision. Super Zeaxanthin with Lutein Meso-zeaxanthin provides standardized doses of theses critical nutrients, that can help preserve the macular pigment density that is essential to healthy vision.
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