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    Plant-Based Diets Increase Immune Function

    by Shawn J. Green, PhD Blood-Pressure-Lowering Nitrate-Rich Veggie-Based Formulas May Slow COVID-19 Nitric oxide is naturally produced by the body and is best known for blood pressure homeostasis. In 1998, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three scientists for discovering nitric oxide’s role as a key signaling molecule in...

    Pause, Ponder and Reboot: The Perfect Time for “Project Self”

    By Bija BennettThanks to COVID-19, all activity involving human interaction is canceled. For two to three weeks? Not likely. Experts say coronavirus quarantines are likely to last far longer than that — perhaps far into the year. But instead of canceling 2020 and becoming a victim of this hateful...

    Midnight Lacrosse

    By Brant Huddleston“It is easier to act yourself into a new way of thinking than it is to think yourself into a new way of acting,” Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity.He speaks no English. I speak no Ukrainian. We were about the same age, and the only two...

    Is Aging Now Fashionable?

    Ageless means "being of all generations” To want to look youthful is not an issue; masking it behind a facade of fear is. Acknowledging what prevents us from owning our years is essential. We are all aging — every one of us, every minute of every day. We will never...

    COVID-19: Is 60 the New 70?

    by Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D.The spread of a novel coronavirus beginning in the winter of 2019-2020 represents both a major global public health challenge and a set of personal challenges regarding how we understand ourselves and our world. Our AGEIST community is clearly not immune, and in unanticipated ways,...

    Walking in the Skin of Who We Are

    by Charisse GlennArriving at midlife, we have all experienced physiological changes. Our skin becomes less elastic, our muscles begin to atrophy, and the evidence of our years is worn on our faces. The changes are imperceptible at first, a gradual fading until one day we look in the mirror...

    Pause Well-Aging Menopause Event

    Two weeks ago on Thursday evening, AGEIST participated as the media partner in the Menopause, Beauty, and Wellness event with Pause Well-Aging at Neiman Marcus in Hudson Yards. We are here because we feel that stigmatizing menopause is fundamentally wrong on a human level. To not talk about, or...

    Recipe for Toum — Lebanese Garlic Sauce

    With it being coronavirus/cold and flu season, this seemed like a topical recipe. Its origins are Lebanese and it’s often served with chicken kabobs, shawarma or falafel, but I like it drizzled over grilled veggies, spread like mayo on a sandwich, layered with hummus and veggies in a wrap,...

    5 Tips to Reboot Your Brain

    by Sara DavenportThe latest research shows that the ways we live now can, over time, be toxic for the brain.  Pollution, household chemicals, pesticides, and eating processed foods can play havoc; so too can a build-up of bacteria, viruses, and parasites and the cumulative effects of the electro-magnetic stress...

    Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing: Not So Little White Lies

    by Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D.Just days before Christmas, 2019, the Pentagon issued a warning to military personnel not to engage in mail-in DNA tests (often known as direct-to-consumer genetic tests or DTC, such as 23andMe, ancestry.com, etc.), exhorting that they create security risks, are unreliable and could negatively affect...