Tag: longevity

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David Sinclair on Anti-Aging

This is more on David Sinclair.  I covered him in the longevity chapter, here. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/this-scientist-believes-aging-is-optional?utm_source=pocket-newtab ” His 2019 book, Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To ($28, Atria Books), out this fall, details the cutting-edge science that’s taking place in the field of longevity right now. The quick takeaway from this not-so-quick read: scientists…

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Deep Resilience. First Drafts of Introduction and Longevity Chapter and Do No Harm

I am posting first drafts of two chapters from my writing project called Deep Resilience. The references haven’t been completed and there is plenty of polishing to do.  I may add my own story to the Introduction, but for the sake of brevity left it out on this iteration. Introduction here Introduction-Deep Resilience-8.3.2020 Longevity Chapter for…

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How This Anti-Aging Scientist Turns His Findings Into a Lifestyle

This article looks at the longevity scientist David Sinclair. How This Anti-Aging Scientist Turns His Findings Into a Lifestyle ‘I practice what I discover.’

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Electro-acupuncture-induced neuroprotection is associated with activation of the IGF-1/PI3K/Akt pathway following adjacent dorsal root ganglionectomies in rats

This paper shows that acupuncture triggers IGF-1, a gene linked with longevity.  Here it is involved in neuroplasticity following dorsal root ganglionectomies.  Difficult to know if we can extrapolate to longevity genes in humans. Int J Mol Med. 2019 Feb; 43(2): 807–820. Published online 2018 Dec 18. doi: 10.3892/ijmm.2018.4035 PMCID: PMC6317683 PMID: 30569108 Electro-acupuncture-induced neuroprotection is…

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The Use of Natural Agents to Counteract Telomere Shortening: Effects of a Multi-Component Extract of Astragalus mongholicus Bunge and Danazol

Increased telomerase can lead to increased telomere length and improved life span.  In this study they looked at the effect on telomerase with astragalus, an Ancient Chinese Medicine herbal remedy for longevity and danazol, a testosterone booster.  The Astragalus had a more pronounced effect on telomerase than the danazol. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7168059/ Biomedicines. 2020 Feb; 8(2): 31….

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New Insights for Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Aging-Related Diseases: Herbal Medicine as Potential Therapeutic Approach

Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2019; 2019: 4598167. Published online 2019 Dec 12. doi: 10.1155/2019/4598167 PMCID: PMC6930799 PMID: 31915506 New Insights for Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Aging-Related Diseases: Herbal Medicine as Potential Therapeutic Approach Yanfei Liu, 1 , 2 Weiliang Weng, 2 Rui Gao, 2 and Yue Liu 3 Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Go to: Abstract…

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Metformin for Anti Aging

There has been buzz about Metformin as a possible tool to deter aging. On principle I’m opposed to these specific, medication related strategies because I think they can be dangerous, or at least have side effects that are unwanted.  The reason I’m posting this, is that it has the details on how it’s supposed to…

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Complexity and Aging

As readers know, I’m focused on Heart Rate Variability in the clinic.  It is a perfect example of the complexity this author is talking about.  Within bounds, more variability in heart rate is healthier and and leads to more resilience. I wonder about this quite a bit, whether people’s habits get more routine with age. …

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Sleep. The Best Medicine

Besides laughter of course!   Add the above physical and mental health consequences up, and a scientifically validated link becomes easier to accept: the shorter your sleep, the shorter your life. Recent findings demonstrate that individuals who routinely sleep five hours a night have a 65 percent increased risk of dying at any moment in…

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Warm Needle Acupuncture Shows Anti-Aging Effects in Animals

This study looks at moxibustion, warm needle moxibustion in elderly rats to see effect on their gonads.  It appears that there is an anti-aging effect in the testes which originates in the pituitary.  Since the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal)  axis is key in stress response, this, of course interests me. Also because of acupuncture’s claims in leading…

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