Alkaline and Body Chemistry

In general, alkaline foods consist of dried fruit, potatoes, and leafy green vegetables. Salad greens such as lettuce, spinach, and red and green cabbage are also good examples. Vegetables such as beets, peppers, squash, garlic, zucchini, and cucumbers are also good choices. Natural fats also make the list of acceptable alkaline foods, such as those found in black olives and some nuts. But all nuts are not created equal, so check a list of alkaline varieties before you start snacking. S

Bio-Hacking Part 1

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?

Faivish Pewzner: Proper Nutrition for the Seniors

Thanks to all of the advancements in the medical field, there are countless possibilities to prolong life, cure people of diseases and enable them to live a longer and fuller life. On the other hand, however, the global life expectancy rise has led to an increase in morbidity and mortality as the result of chronic, lifestyle-influenced diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

Regenerating Cells With NAD, the Anti-Aging Drug of the Future?

In 2013, a study by David Sinclair of Harvard and his colleagues reported that the mitochondria in lab mice was restored to youthful productive levels when treated with NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide), a substance which boost levels of NAD in the body. Such a study speaks well to the success of increasing NAD in our own bodies, and the benefits to be gained from doing this. Increased levels of NAD can rejuvenate our mitochondria to the point where it acts like its more youthful self, allowing us, in turn, to rebound to our own youthful vigor while decreasing the threat of so many all too common degenerative ailments.

Low Carb, Low Sodium Dilemma Part 1

Perhaps one of the most popular diets out there is the traditional low carb diet. Some people may feel a bit confused in that this type of diet allows us to eat what we may consider to be an unhealthy amount of fat. This could not be further from the truth. Fat is essential to our body’s health and well-being, while carbs are notorious for contributing to high levels of blood sugar and insulin. High blood sugar is known to play a part in almost all diseases of a chronic nature, from the obvious diabetes problem to dementia, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. Less carbs in your diet naturally means lower levels of sugar and insulin in your system.

What is Nutrigenomics? DNA and Dieting.

Personal preference has dictated nutritional choices throughout contemporary history. Ever since people gained access to enough food to move beyond subsistence nutrition, they have based their dietary decisions mainly on taste and general health trends. Yet a growing body of evidence shows there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition. Our responses to different nutrients are unique, and by recognizing and monitoring this we can potentially extend our healthy life expectancy.

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