Aging Longevity

Why Do We Age?

Why we have a finite lifespan is a question that has yet to be fully answered.  While many theories have been investigated, research is now focused on a few promising theories that may provide the answer.  The big question facing researchers is an uncertainty about the number of biological processes that affect aging.  Some researchers […]

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What Are The Alternatives?

When traditional western medicine fails to provide an acceptable answer, options available from alternative and complementary medicine can sometimes provide relief and even remarkable cures.  Often these cures are based on lifestyle changes as an alternative to pills and procedures.  In other cases, the alternatives may stretch your imagination and even give you pause to […]

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A Guide to the Body for Occupants

If you are interested in learning more about your body (without taking a course in anatomy), then Bill Bryson’s book, “The Body,” is a nice place to begin. For most, our body is something we take for granted until we get sick or begin to experience the curious changes that happen as we move into […]

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What is Your Healthspan?

When people talk about human longevity, they are usually referring to lifespan, the total number of years we are alive.  At the turn of the 20th century, the average lifespan (life expectancy at birth) in the United States ranged between 45 and 50 years with women on average outliving men. This relatively short lifespan at […]

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Can Chronic Diseases Be Reversed?

            When Dr. Dean Ornish and his wife Anne Ornish released their book “UnDo It! – How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases,” it received quite a bit of positive attention from the mainstream medical field including endorsements from medical professors at leading universities, editors of leading medical journals, presidents of medical associations, […]

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The Challenges of Life

            Over the last decade, the number of foods promoted for their nutritional advantage has grown significantly.  At the same time, savvy food marketing efforts have been quite successful at confusing the public about what makes foods nutritious.  Are potato chips seasoned with natural herbs, sea salt, and sporting a nature scene on the package […]

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Brain Health is Important

This month’s tips for brain health come from the Ohio Council for Cognitive Health.  In their mission to raise awareness about cognitive health, they have partnered with ‘Walk With a Doc’ as a way of providing information about brain health. As it happens, there is a lot that can be done to help maintain our […]

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Where’s the Beef?

Perhaps you remember the 1984 Wendy’s commercial that asked, “Where’s The Beef?”  If not, and you need a good laugh, then be sure to view this thirty-four second, made for TV, classic. For those that don’t remember 1984, that was before we carried smartphones around and TV screens still curved at the edges.  Indeed, many […]

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What Causes Joint Pain?

Perhaps you recently experienced a twinge of joint pain and dismissed it as an inevitable part of aging.  More likely, what you felt was a warning that something is amiss in your lifestyle.  Of course, some wear on joints is inevitable with aging, although it might be a challenging point on which to persuade an […]

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How Not To Die

The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers – A Book by Dr. Michael Greger             The book “How Not To Die” is a reminder that lifestyle matters.  As Dr. Michael Greger takes the reader through the 15 most likely causes of death in America, it becomes clear that something […]