Book Review: The Edge Effect

January 9th, 2006

The Edge Effect is a helpful healthy aging guide by Dr. Eric Braverman, a specialist in “neuropause,” or the slowing of the brain’s function. His book helps people identify their strengths and weaknesses in the four main neurotransmitter systems: serotonin, gama amino butyric acid, dopamine, and acetylcholine. It is a chemical exploration into one’s mind. He offers useful hormone, amino acid, and dietary recommendations to help optimize each of these neurotransmitters and bring balance to the brain.

I encourage anyone who wants to improve their “edge” to read this book. It is easy to understand, and can provide a path to a better functioning brain!

Natalie Kather, MD
diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine
and diplomate of the Amercian Board of Family Medicine

Anti-Aging Humor

January 5th, 2006

Patient: “There are just so many nutritional supplements to take! Is there anything I can stop?”

Anti-Aging Physician: “Are you eating potato chips?”

Patient: “Well, yes.”

Physician: “Stop that.”

Cancer fighting agent found only in hops

November 28th, 2005

A Healthy Beer is already being developed, due to an important cancer fighting agent found only in hops.

Vermont is named healthiest state

November 12th, 2005

Vermont is named healthiest state. Mississippi and Louisiana are at the bottom of the list. More here.

“waist-to-hip ratio” is a better predictor of heart attacks

November 12th, 2005

McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario recently found “waist-to-hip ratio” is a better predictor of heart attacks than BMI or weight. More here

Probiotics :Good Bacteria?

November 12th, 2005

Probiotics :Good Bacteria?
A new study shows that some bacteria actually make us healthier. One type — called probiotics — can stimulate the immune system and help protect against colds and flu.

Anticancer Agent in Veggies Shows Promise

October 22nd, 2005

Anticancer Agent in Veggies Shows Promise
It is found in many fruits and vegetables, even in herbs like parsley! Common Flavonoid Shown to Fight Prostate Cancer in Mice.

Moderate Alcohol Use May Thin Blood

October 22nd, 2005

CNN has a story running on the netscape portal about how
Moderate Alcohol Use May Thin Blood.

Scientists may have found an antiaging hormone in mice

September 5th, 2005

The hormone is a protein naturally made by the mice. In lab tests, researchers found that mice that make a lot of that protein lived about 20% longer than normal mice.

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The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator

August 29th, 2005

The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator
Take this quiz to find out how long you will live.