Bio-Hacking Part 1

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Scientists have, for years now, been experimenting with how to treat the human condition at its most basic levels. That is, by altering the building blocks themselves, which make up our biology. While we are, at the moment, taking baby steps into this brave new world, it would seem inevitable that at some point in our future, near or far as that may be, science will tame our genetic code. Instead of going to the beauty parlor, will we simply be able to turn on a gene for blonde hair? Will we be able to live out extended lives in a disease free body, designed to our own exacting standards?


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Valerian Root

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Stress can be a killer. Almost all of us have been told that it’s a great idea to reduce the amount of stress in our lives, but that’s easier said than done most of the time. There are various products on the market that are said to help with reducing stress. Some work, others, not so much. Used in various cultures for over a thousand years, Valerian Root falls into the first category. Due to the relaxing effect it has on the nervous system, my research shows that Valerian Root is most often used for treating insomnia and stress related sleeplessness.


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DASH Diet., The

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Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (The DASH diet) is a dietary example advanced by the U.S.- based National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (a faction of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an office of the United States Department of Health and Human Services) to avert and control hypertension. The DASH diet is abundant in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods; which consist of meat, poultry, fish, nuts, and beans; and is restricted in sugar-sweetened foods and refreshments, and included fats.


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Is the Human Growth Hormone Applicable for Men over 60?

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Did you know that from 30 years old you begin to experience several gradual changes in your bodies physiology? This article is going to answer the question if the growth hormone still functions in the body for men over 60. Before we begin to answer this question, let us refresh or remind ourselves of the definitions, structures and functions of some terms after which we will examine the types and effects of growth hormone.


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Gastrointestinal System Part 1: The Good Bugs And Overall Health

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The gastrointestinal system, also known as the digestive tract, is a collection of organs within humans and other animals dedicated to the intake, digestion, and eventual expulsion of nutrients. It is therefore responsible for turning that candy bar into a needed energy spike or that second baked potato into an unwanted bit of pudge around the midsection. The systems consist of the mouth, the esophagus, the stomach, and the intestines, which are aided along the way by other important organs such as the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.


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10 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

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As you grow older, the blood pressure becomes high due to the hardening of arteries. Following are some of the ways through which you can lower your blood pressure naturally after reaching the age of 60.


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Five Personality Traits that Facilitate Healthy Aging

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What matters the most when you reach your 60’s? At that point of your life, you want to achieve a lot and you find ways to contribute to the society in your own way. The main thing is to not let yourself believe that you are OLD. 60 is just a number and you still have plenty of years ahead.


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What 70 Plus Years Have Taught Me About Health and Fitness by Thurman “Ray” Plumlee

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What 70 Plus Years Have Taught Me About Health and Fitness takes us far away from the ‘good old days’ when older people were advised to have a much more sedentary lifestyle. Gone are the days when we were told to just sit back and relax, while basically avoiding exercise as if it were stress. Of course, now we know that this is a mistake and that regular exercise and keeping healthy is a great way to reduce stress.


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Life Extension Research: How Are We Doing?

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Who wants to live forever? Would you? It should come as no surprise that quite a few of us dream about the possibility. And not just living forever, aging but hanging on. No. We dream about leading a healthy, full life, not confined to our beds, but out experiencing all the world has to offer. There are some people out there who believe that this is an achievable goal, and some who are working to achieve it. It should come as no surprise that the very wealthy would look forward to a long life.


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Health Benefits of Massage

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There’s nothing worse than the feeling of a pounding head, knowing you have a busy agenda for the day. But look no farther than massage. If you can’t afford to get to a massage therapist, massage the temple points right to the side of each eye. Massage your forehead and behind your ears.


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