Tag: prevention

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David Sinclair on the Potential for Reversing Aging: Hormesis Revisited

The Biochemistry of Longevity is Discussed in this video For any readers who are interested in some of the biochemistry behind the latest science on strategies to age more slowly.  Many of the strategies we’ve discussed before, as well as the concept of hormesis.  Basically, the current thinking is that we are too comfortable.  Never…

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Prevention, an unpopular solution

Reading this fascinating discussion of possible ways to clean up the megatons of trash in the ocean , the article focuses on, of course, a young charismatic male entrepreneur from the Netherlands. He has a great name, Slat, and of course, he’s a great admirer of Elon Musk, and, of course, gave a TED talk…

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Tai Chi Improves Mood and Autonomic Balance: HRV Study

After 24 weeks of 3 hours of Tai Chi per week, a group of older adults showed improved mood and better autonomic balance as shown by their HRV.  Improved autonomic balance can lead to better mood, but also improved immunity, sleep, pain and inflammation.  Maybe I’d better learn it! Int J Environ Res Public Health….

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Andrew Weil Breathing Exercise

This is a simple exercise that Dr. Weil recommends for anxiety and other conditions.  He recommends twice a day, with 4 repetitions each. He says that it is a way to use voluntary activity to influence the autonomic nervous system and it has been very effective in some of his patients.  He says that it…

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End of Alzheimer’s: Bredesen and Rhonda Patrick Part 3

Third part of this podcast on Alzheimer’s and possible solutions.   His book can be found here. The podcast goes on to discuss more advantages of a ketogenic diet.  It is “glucose sparing” which means that some important enzymatic reactions requiring glucose can take place. An important aspect of amyloid plaques is that they are considered…

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Bredesen on Brain Health with Rhonda Patrick part 2

This is part 2 of 3 covering this podcast.  His book can be found here. Dr. Bredesen discusses some of the biological markers they take into consideration when evaluating someone’s risk for cognitive decline. They look at CRP  C reactive protein, an inflammatory marker Homocysteine which correlates with the volume of the hippocampus an important…

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The Vagus Nerve Can Predict and Possibly Modulate Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases: Introducing a Neuroimmunological Paradigm to Public Health

This is a paper calling for monitoring of HRV and using neurostimulation for prevention of “non-communicable diseases”  ie cancer, heart disease, and other chronic non-infectious conditions.  It’s a combined effort of French, Belgian, and US researchers. I’m still picking my way through, but wanted to make this available to readers.  It comes at a good…

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Stress Reduction Over Time: Hypertension Te.Ca. edition

Here is another data set looking at long term stress reduction/improvement in HRV over time. from a patient who has been treated for 2 years for hypertension and anxiety.  Her blood pressure is controlled without medication and the anxiety very rarely occurs.  I would love to be able to show this consistently.  But, of course,…

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Curcumin for Joint Health

From the Rhonda Patrick podcast she makes the case for curcumin, expecially a formulation with phosphatidylcholine for better absorption.  If anyone would like me to get them some of this formulation, I have it in the clinic. “As an alternative to the use of NSAIDs, however, I’ve found curcumin is actually very helpful. Curcumin is…

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Saunas for Longevity: Patrick Podcast

I was convinced by Rhonda Patrick’s research that saunas were beneficial for healthy aging in her Ferriss podcast.  In this podcast, she interviews a Finnish expert on the topic.  I’ve been incorporating saunas into my routine, and though I don’t find them “blissful” as everyone else seems to, I can see why they might have…

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