Archive for July, 2005

A diet rich in antioxidants alone may not be enough

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

A recent study suggests that a diet rich in antioxidants alone may not be enough. Apparently, other factors are at work too. The BBC article on the study is a little confusing. The researchers agree that oxidants damage cell DNA – and that cells die off when their DNA is damaged(which is a good thing: no one wants errant cells running amok and reproducing). The BBC article teaser contends that an aging theory has been proven wrong, but the body of the article – and comments by the researchers – do not seem to agree. Anyone have comments? What do you think?

Fighting Aging With Nutritional Supplements

Monday, July 25th, 2005

A nutritional supplement company named Oasis has a relatively new product out called AgelessXtra. It is different from other products on the market, providing powerful anti-inflamatories and huge amounts of antioxidants.

The anti-inflammatories can help heal inflammation throughout the body; not just joint inflammation. The substances have long been used in Eastern medicine, and may not have the side effects of typical pharmaceutical drugs, like VIOXX or CELEBREX. Inflammation can imobilize and damage your body. Use AgelessXtra to fight back!

The antioxidants are equivalent to the amount in 10 servings of fruits and vegetables, and are perfect for users who do not get enough of these in their diets. Antioxidants help remove the free radicals that damage our cells, and cause the breakdown of vital tissues.

More information coming soon on the other supplements are added to the blend.

Lifeline calculator: How long will you live?

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Lifeline calculator: How long will you live?

Why Optimists May Be Healthier

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Why Optimists May Be Healthier

People who are optimistic by nature may be healthier than their more pessimistic friends. That sunny personality so characteristic of optimists actually encourages friends and family to be extra kind and caring to them, offering assistance and support in a way most of us don’t do for pessimists. Call it social capital. Optimists are not only rich in social capital, but also tend to get even richer as the years go by. More on this study by the University of Utah…

Optimists live longer

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Be happy. You’ll live longer. People who are optimistic and have a bright outlook on the future may live longer than pessimists, according to researchers from the Netherlands. During a nine-year study of 941 senior citizens between the ages of 65 and 85 conducted by the Psychiatric Center GGZ Delfland in Delft, it became apparent that people who had optimistic personalities were far less likely to die over the study period than people with pessimistic dispositions, reports Reuters. More…

Stressed-out worms die young-study finds

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Corrected: Stressed-out worms die young-study finds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – How well you respond to stress predicts how long you will live, at least if you are a little worm, U.S. scientists reported on Monday.

Genetically identical worms responded to stress in greatly different ways — and those with more active stress reactions lived much longer than worms with less active stress proteins, the researchers found. More active stress responses suggest the animal is coping with the stress.

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Curry ingredient fights skin cancer -U.S. study

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Curry ingredient fights skin cancer -U.S. study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The compound that makes curry yellow could help fight skin cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

They said curcumin, found in the spice turmeric, interferes with melanoma cells.

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