How Hydroxytyrosol Protects Against Heart Disease and Other Ailments

Hydroxytyrosol

Perhaps you’ve never heard of it, but you have experienced hydroxytyrosol, because it’s in the fruit and leaf of the olive, and is the main phenolic compounds of olive oil. And that’s a good thing, given that hydroxytyrosol protects against cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

This is the finding of a very thorough 2014 study on hydroxytyrosol led by Cristina Vilaplana-Pérez PhD. The study also examined hydroxytyrosol’s potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and the ability of hydroxytyrosol to protect against low-density lipoproteins (LDL, the so-called bad” cholesterol) [1] .

Let’s take a look at how hydroxytyrosol protects you from some of the most common and feared chronic diseases, and what food and supplements contain it.

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Bulletproof Your Mitochondria Function With MitoQ

MitoQ

All living things are made up of cells, the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism. And all cells are powered by an organelle inside them called mitochondria, the so-called “energy factory”.

Without functional mitochondria you would die within a few minutes, says David Wynick, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Bristol. This is because these free-floating, bean-shaped organelles that live in almost every cell of our body generate more than 90% of the energy needed by our bodies to sustain life and promote growth.

I’m going to tell you more about how essential robust mitochondria function is to your health and vitality – especially if you seek to extend your healthspan – but first let’s get right to the point of this article…

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7 Phosphatidylcholine Benefits That Can Improve Your Long-term Health

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Before pinpointing how phosphatidylcholine benefits your long-term health, I want to express the importance of finding solutions to health care issues that go to the root of any particular problem. One of the greatest frustrations we experience from our healthcare system is the focus on treating symptoms instead of causes.

If you’re diagnosed you with high blood sugar, instead of working with you to reduce body weight and eat fewer processed carbs, your doctor prescribes a drug that forces your liver to release less sugar into your blood and make your body respond better to insulin. Whatever caused the high blood sugar is not addressed.

If you’re diagnosed with high LDL cholesterol, instead of working with you to eat less saturated fat and dietary cholesterol, your doctor prescribes a drug that forces the liver to reduce its production of cholesterol. Whatever caused the high LDL is not addressed.

I’m not really blaming doctors. They don’t get paid to take the time to try to help patients reinvent their lifestyles. Typically, they get paid to diagnose and prescribe drugs to suppress the symptoms that without regard to whatever created them in the first place.

Where all this is leading it to the proposition that you’re a lot better off if you can find interventions that focus on the root causes that produced the unwanted symptoms. This applies to your nutritional supplements; namely, Phosphatidylcholine.

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NMN Supplements Review: Which Brand Is Best For You

NMN-Supplements-Review

With so many NMN supplement brands being created to meet the demand for this potent NAD+ precursor, I thought it was high time to collect some data and create an “NMN Supplements Review” that compares different brands for dosage, purity and price.

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Over the past few years, research on NAD+ and its precursors, NMN and NR, have given longevity scientists hope that an effective cellular rejuvenator had been discovered. To give you an appreciation for why these scientists are so optimistic, I will:

  • Briefly review the science;
  • Speak to why we need to keep NAD+ levels up as we age, particularly via NMN; and
  • List NMN supplement brands are available to you.

NAD+, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a coenzyme found in all living cells. Two critical functions enabled by NAD+ make life possible…

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Nine Ashwagandha Health Benefits for A Long and Healthy Life

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Yes, it’s hard to pronounce, and I still must check my spelling when I type “Ashwagandha”, but surely this is one herb you’ll want to know about and try out, because there are at least nine Ashwagandha health benefits that can improve your health and help you in your quest to live a long and healthy life.

Whether you’re stressed, need a testosterone boost, want to better control your blood sugar or cholesterol, or reduce inflammation – Ashwagandha just might be the best single herb you can consume, particularly the KSM-66® enhanced version.

Some Ashwagandha Background

In Sanskrit, Ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse,” but it doesn’t, not to my nose. The horse reference was used because in traditional cultures the herb was thought to impart the vigor and strength of a stallion, and it has thus been traditionally prescribed to help people strengthen their immune system after an illness.

Ashwagandha belongs to the same family as the tomato, the “nightshades”. It’s a plump shrub with oval leaves and yellow flowers that produce a red fruit about the size of a raisin. The herb is native to the dry regions of India, northern Africa, and the Middle East, but today is also grown in mild climates, including in the United States. When growing in the ground, Ashwagandha (also called “Withania Somnifera”) looks like this…

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7 Big Reasons Your Body Needs Liposomal Glutathione for Long-term Health

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If you’re over 30 years old and had to choose just one supplement to take, it would be wise to consider liposomal glutathione. Glutathione is one of the best all-around supplements to keep up with the biochemical stress of being alive, and the liposomal form (or in some cases, the S-acetyl form) is the most bioavailable, as it enables your body to absorb what you take.

The reason glutathione should be a first-choice contender is because it’s the body’s main endogenous antioxidant. Often referred to as the “master detoxifier,” glutathione is responsible for excreting multiple metal toxins like mercury, different mold toxins pesticides, herbicides, petrochemicals and alcohol metabolites.

Your immune system depends on glutathione. When you run down on glutathione, which we all do as we age (see below), you lose the ability to effectively fight infections, oxidative stress, chronic inflammation and much more, as I’ll cover here in a moment.

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Combat Aging and Help Prevent Chronic Disease with NMN

Combat-Aging

What if I told you that there was a supplement you could take to reverse symptoms of chronic disease, combat signs of aging, and increase your vitality well into your “golden years”? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, in this case, the health benefits of the supplement in question, NMN, entirely live up to the hype! Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) is a derivative of the B-vitamin niacin that dramatically improves health and longevity by serving as a precursor to NAD+, a compound that plays a crucial role in energy production, metabolism, and gene expression in the body.

Read on to learn about the many health benefits of NMN and how you can incorporate this powerful nutraceutical into your lifestyle.

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Enhance Your DNA Methylation and Age Better with Folate, B-12 and More

Many of our biological processes become imparied as we age, and that’s true of our DNA methylation function. As I’ll describe, proper DNA methylation is essential to life. When it’s impaired, so is our health. You simply can’t enjoy a robust, long healthspan without robust methylation.
Here’s what I’m going to cover:

  • What is DNA methylation and why it matters.
  • Do you have the MTHFR polymorphism?
  • What you can do to support your DNA methylation cycle.

Let’s dig in…

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NPR’s Morning Edition: Can the NMN Molecule Make You Young Again?

Harvard geneticist Dr. David Sinclair and his research on the NMN molecule is getting a lot of attention lately, particularly with the release of his new book, Lifespan: Why We Age — And Why We Don’t Have To.

Today, NPR’s show, Morning Edition, did a quick review of an interview that show host Elise Hu did with Dr. Sinclair, showcasing his anti-aging NMN research. In that interview, another famous anti-aging pundit, Dr. Peter Attia was also featured. He gave Ms. Hu his anti-aging intervention for her to try after she found out that her biological age exceeds her chronological age by more than ten years!

Listen To Elise Hu Describe Her Anti-aging Prescription and The Results

Here’s the 5 minute audio clip from today’s Morning Edition…

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Improve Your Healthspan With These Four Routines

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Your healthspan is the length of time you’re healthy, not just alive. No one wants to live to be 100 without being able to enjoy life. Which reminds me of a lecture given by world renowned anti-aging geneticist Dr. David Sinclair. He asked the audience for a show of hands by those who wanted to live to 100. Very few raised their hands. Then he tweaked the question a bit:

How many of you would like to reach 100 if you were as healthy as you are now?

Nearly everyone’s hand shot up.

This is because healthspan is what people want, not necessarily a longer lifespan, because a long life bereft of some measure of vitality, autonomy and health isn’t worth it; not for most of us anyway.

The good news is that scientists have shown us what we need to do to increase our healthspan, In other organisms, from yeast to monkeys, they also know how to increase average lifespan as well, but these same interventions (some of which I’ll address below) haven’t been proven to lengthen the overall lifespan of humans.

And for now that’s OK, because increasing healthspan is our focus. Conceptually, it looks like this…

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