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The focus on living longer and reducing aging has been with us humans since the day we started walking the earth. Vitamins, elixirs, charms and all manner of strange practices have claimed to slow or reverse the aging process and prevent age-related diseases.But so far, most of them are...
Years of surfing, skydiving and snowboarding – along with a work injury in her 30s – nearly put an end to Patti Sheaff's active lifestyle.“I was in serious pain for a while and had to stop surfing for a year,” says the 62-year-old veteran surfer. By doing Foundation Training...
We have been following the progress of a couple of fascinating techniques. The first is a gene editing technique CRISPR Cas9/gRNA therapy. A couple of years ago it seemed a promising technique, but there was talk of “off target mutation” events. Meaning, the wrong gene gets edited — not...
Maybe we are stronger than they tell us.From our extensive global research, and from our own personal experience with exercise after fifty, one needs to be smart, listen to your body, and work out hard based on your abilities.What we have found from our 4 years of research, is a sort of...
Many of our community have expressed a desire to stay away from corn, either because of its high glycemic index, or increasingly, its lectin content. But what about our matinee favorite delight, pop-corn? Do we really need to deprive ourselves? Nope. Hello cauliflower! We are huge fans of this...
meditation I tried to meditate for years before I got the hang of it. Why is it so hard for some people like me? First, it’s about understanding that just because you want to do something — like open your eyes — it doesn’t mean that you have to. This...
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...
We regularly nerd out on economist Art de Vany’s Facebook page, probably the most data-dense Facebook page ever created. This week he references an article in the journal Metabolism: “Findings indicate that insulin resistance is a central abnormality in the MetS and that muscle mass and strength are strong protective factors...
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,...
Staying Protected We here at AGEIST are sunblock nerds. We have been fascinated by the substance for a long time, probably since we read that Australian skin cancer rates started to soar right about the time that "suntan lotion" became available. Interesting, right? The quick reason: UVB is what gives...