Anti-Aging

Can Running + Other Exercise Help You Live Longer? YES

By now, everyone knows there are numerous benefits of exercise, and one of those benefits includes the potential to extend life. So, what is the one specific exercise that helps you live longer? According to recent research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, running may extend your life up to three years. (1, 2) … Read More

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Life extenders - Dr. Axe

11 Easy, Natural Life Extenders

You may not waking up about life extenders, but I’m here to tell you that they’re easier to work into your day than you’d  think. While we still haven’t managed to invent a potion that will keep us all looking and feeling young forever, there are ways to increase our longevity. Whether it’s taking a walk in the park, eating something … Read More

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Peppers & Death Risk: Eating The Right Ones Could Help You Live 13% Longer

Are you someone who shies away from foods that pack a little extra heat, or do you prefer spicy? Turns out, if you’re the type to choose the mild salsa, you might want to rethink that strategy. According to a new study out of the University of Vermont, chili pepper benefits might help you actually live longer. (1) The Peppers-Death Risk … Read More

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Top 4 Health Benefits of Marriage

Bickering about finances, debating child-rearing methods and arguing about whose turn it is to take out the garbage — sometimes the daily grind of married life can leave you feeling a little less than enthusiastic about your spouse. But even when your partner is driving you up the wall, it turns out they might actually be providing health benefits of … Read More

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Hypothalamus function - Dr. Axe

6 Natural Ways to Boost Hypothalamus Function

The hypothalamus is an essential part of the human brain and is often considered the “control center” for most hormones. Its working relationship with the pituitary gland as well as the adrenal glands affects our nervous systems as well as our endocrine systems. But what does the hypothalamus do exactly? For starters, it plays a part in our calorie intake, weight … Read More

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Benefits & Risks of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy is now a widely available treatment option that’s growing in popularity among women over the age of 35 — specifically those who feel run-down, prone to weight gain (sometimes for the first time in their lives) and out of other options when it comes to managing symptoms of menopause. This includes options like bioidentical hormone replacement therapy … Read More

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Red light therapy - Dr. Axe

Red Light Therapy Benefits, Research & Mechanism of Action

Through emitting red, low-light wavelengths through the skin, red light therapy helps naturally jump-start the process of tissue recovery and other forms of rejuvenation through increased blood flow, collagen stimulation and more. 2010 marked the 50th anniversary for medical laser treatments like red light therapy, providing a host of evidence on their benefits. (1) If you’ve never heard of red light … Read More

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Standing Desk Benefits: Are They Real? What Else Should You Do?

Not a week goes by without seeing an article about how too much sitting can be hazardous to your health. This is particularly concerning given how many Americans live a sedentary lifestyle, thanks in large part to sitting for hours upon hours a day at work. And thanks to these reports, more and more people have been getting up out … Read More

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Improve Your Homocysteine Levels to Protect Your Heart

Never heard of homocysteine before and wondering what causes someone to have elevated homocysteine levels? Homocysteine is a specific type of amino acid that’s created in the body during metabolic processes, as opposed to consumed in food. It’s produced in the body as a byproduct of methylation, the process of producing an essential protein called methionine. In healthy people, homocysteine is … Read More

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Exercise reduces chronic disease - Dr. Axe

Exercise Reduces Chronic Disease, Even Cancer Risk!

If you’re trying to lose weight, there’s no doubt about it, changing your diet is more important than exercising. (That’s the topic of one of my favorite mythbusters, in fact.) But does that mean you should skip exercising altogether? Absolutely not. Exercise reduces chronic disease and can sometimes even replace medication. While working out might not be the number one … Read More

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