Jeffrey Bland, PhD and Volter Longo, PhD on Longevity

Jeff Bland

In Jeffrey Bland’s April column in Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, he references the work of Volter Longo, PhD, the author of the Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease and Optimize Weight. Longo is the director of the LongevityRead …

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Dark Chocolate Improves Walking in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease

Dark chocolate may hold promise for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). In a small study, people with artery problems in their legs walked a little longer and farther when they ate dark chocolate – a food rich in polyphenols, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart

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Mechanism for Calorie Restriction Discovered

A new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers identifies a key molecular mechanism behind the health benefits of dietary restriction, or reduced food intake without malnutrition. Also known as calorie restriction, dietary restriction is best known for its ability to slow aging in laboratory animals. TheRead …

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WHITE PAPER: Managing the Metabolic Processes of Osteoarthritis with Medical Foods

Osteoarthritis is characterized as a chronic condition, whereby cartilage tissue that cushions joints breaks down, causing stiffness, pain and loss of joint movement. It is a gradually occurring condition that is often perceived by patients as a nuisance and a normal symptom of aging, until the stiffness and pain becomeRead …

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Embryonic Stem Cells Safe & Tolerated for Macular Degeneration

For the first time, researchers have successfully used stem cells from human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to treat vision loss from various forms of macular degeneration. The clinical trial, published in The Lancet, provides the first evidence of the medium-term to long-term safety and tolerability of transplanting hESCs in humans.

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High-Protein Animal Diets as Risky as Smoking for Longevity

By Kimberly Lord Stewart I recently purchased a new brand of milk, called Fair Life, a lactose-free milk with 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than traditional milk. Their motto is “believe in better nutrition.” The lactose-free is essential for me, the added protein and lower sugar is an

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New Theory on Atherosclerosis: Massively Calcified Endosome Death

Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., announced today (July 22) new unpublished findings that may lead to a better understanding on the cause of atherosclerosis. Dr. Weisenthal, a physician and researcher, says he discovered a previously unknown biological mechanism that accounts for vascular calcification, or hardening of the arteries. Dr. Weisenthal has

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Inadvertent Stereotyping Leads to Healthcare Disparities

Going to the doctor’s office is a stress-inducing event for many people But for blacks, it can be particularly terrifying, because of something called negative racial stereotyping. And while racial stereotyping may not be intentional, it can seep into a patient’s psyche in ways you might not realize. A first-of-its-kind

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Naked Mole Rat, “You are My Detox Hero”

There’s no disputing naked mole rats are hideous. They’re beady-eyed, hairless, with massive protruding front teeth. They are so ugly we didn’t want to post their picture on our site for fear of scaring and permanently scarring our readers. But there is a lot we can learn about DETOX from NMRs, says Kara Fitzgerald ND, a speaker at the upcoming DETOX Summit. For instance, “they live forever, feel no pain, and they don’t get cancer,” she says.

Compelling Research on Vitamin D for Blood Pressure Reduction

New genetic research provides compelling evidence that low levels of vitamin D have a causal role in the development of hypertension. The findings, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology (June 26, 2014), suggest that vitamin D supplementation could be effective in combating some cases of hypertension. “In view of

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