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    As part of a recent vacation, I was exploring a small church cemetery in rural Spain, in a village perched on a cliff. A pretty place, nothing unusual, until I started looking at the dates on the headstones. Some people died in their 20s or 30s, but most made...

    Glycemic Index

    All calories are not the same. We know we need to understand how many calories we consume, but it is also important to understand the glycemic load of a meal. The glycemic index is the amount of glucose in a given food. The glycemic load is how many grams of it...
    Have you ever felt the urge to frolic in an ice-cold mountain lake in winter, or relax at -165 degrees Fahrenheit in billowing clouds of liquid nitrogen?No? Me neither. But, have you ever wanted to live a longer, healthier life, with increased physical performance and an optimized mental state?...
    In a city iconized for its palm tree-lined streets, car-centric Los Angeles is ironically loathed by locals and tourists alike for its heavy traffic. Thousands of semi-trailer trucks move in and out of the largest container port in North America, dispersing goods to the rest of the country, but...
    The Key to Longevity We have done a vast amount of speaking with people our age, and the single commonality our group has is a deep sense of purpose. This is the key, and it is what underlies everything. If there is a purpose, then there is a reason to...
    There's No Limit to Longevity This article just published in Scientific American, is regarding a tight data set of ultra-aged people in Italy—those over 100. There are now 500,000 people worldwide over 100, and the number is expected to soon double. Researchers introduced the theory that there may be an...
    Metformin may extend life. Cheap, seemingly safe, and the billionaires of Silicon Valley have been rumored to take it. But should you? To find out why someone would take a diabetes medication for longevity, I asked our go-to PhD scientist, Mike James for the facts. What does metformin do? In diabetics,...
    carbohydrate-glucose-insulin Written by former body-building champion turned holistic nutrition expert Joanne Lee Cornish, this a very helpful little book. It's not a diet book; she makes clear that everyone is unique: different metabolic rates, different levels of glucose tolerance and, of course, different ages. If you are looking for...
    We would not normally do an entire article on something as mundane as non-chemical deodorant, but this product merits it. We bought this product directly from their web site with very low expectations. The goal was to find a deodorant/ antiperspirant that did not contain hormone-disrupting aluminum salts. There are a...

    Brain Food

    eating for your brain The brain is a very picky eater. It only needs certain nutrients at certain times, but without them, you are in a lot of trouble. I listened to the charming Dr. Lisa Mosconi, author of Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power, in...