Tag Archives: aging

Want to Look and Feel Amazing at 70? Here’s a Quick Recipe.

Ross_PeltonCheck out the Salad Buzz—a quick, delicious, and nutritious salad from the natural pharmacist, Ross Pelton. One of the first practitioners to join the WellnessFX team, Ross is dedicated to educating people on taking control of their health and nutrition.

This short video will show you how to prepare a nutrient-packed, flavor-filled mix of vegetables—enough to make salads for an entire week. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The IGF-1 Trade-Off: Performance vs. Longevity

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During the relatively recent fireside talk put together by WellnessFX Tim Ferriss brought up the point that in some cases there may exist a trade-off or a “faustian bargain” (as he called it) between longevity and performance. Watch the fireside talk here.

Optimizing for IGF-1, otherwise known as insulin-like growth factor-1, is one such case where more performance driven goals like maximizing growth and maintaining muscle and neurons may, to some degree, come at odds with ones desire for longevity. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The “Vitamin D Sweet Spot” and Its Relationship To Aging

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[This is a guest blog post contribution by Dr. Rhonda Patrick. More information on Dr. Patrick is below.]

Vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin many of you have heard of, is actually a steroid hormone that controls the expression of over 1,000 genes in the body.1 This means that vitamin D is controlling over 1,000 different physiological processes. Today we are going to dive into how this hormone actually plays an important role in the aging process.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The Protective Power of Antioxidants

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So you’ve been eating dark chocolate and drinking red wine for their antioxidant health benefits, but do you know exactly how they’re helping your body? And what other foods and supplements contain them?

Like glutamine or other amino acids, antioxidants are thought to protect your body from wear and tear. They work in different ways: while glutamine acts as fuel, antioxidants defend against damage on a molecular level.

Because of how antioxidants work—by adhering to damaging atoms called free radicals—they are thought to help combat cancer, intercept the damage of environmental pollution, and prevent age-related degenerative disease.
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.