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Is Inflammation Making You Gain Weight?

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Lori Shemek, Ph.D Did you know the average person is unknowingly walking around with inflammation? In fact, a majority of people experience inflammation and do not even realize it. Healthy inflammation or acute inflammation is a necessary part of our immune system and helps maintain health.   Inflammation Is a Factor to Weight Gain Inflammation is […]

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Dr. Sandra Kaufmann: The Science of Slowing Aging

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September 2018 By Gary Greenberg   Sandra Kaufmann, M.D., is Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. The 49-year-old married mother of two is also an athlete who enjoys running, swimming, and rock climbing. When she hit her mid-40s, Kaufmann decided she didn’t want to succumb to the ravages of […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)

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September 2018 By James J. Dinicolantonio, PharmD   The term “inflammation” is used in so many different ways that the role of chronic inflammation in accelerating degenerative processes remains largely overlooked. Endless advertisements tout drugs that temporarily relieve localized pain. Few realize that normal aging ignites low-level inflammation that causes or contributes to virtually every chronic disease.1-4   Most readers of Life Extension […]

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Fish Oil Reduces the Fires of Inflammation

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By Clyde Pepper Many ill effects of aging are caused by low-grade, chronic inflammation. These slow-burning internal fires damage tissues and underlie many cancers, vascular disorders, and dementias. Inflammation is partially regulated through the eicosanoid pathway. Age, poor diet, and other factors tip the balance of this pathway from anti-inflammatory to pro-inflammatory. Omega-3-rich fish oil rebalances the eicosanoid pathway and safely helps reduce inflammation.   What is the […]

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Tocotrienols: Vitamin E’s Other Half

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Vitamin E is just vitamin E, right? Not exactly. Most of us know vitamin E as “alpha tocopherol” (whether we realize it or not). However, in addition to alpha, there are beta, delta, and gamma tocopherols as well as alpha, beta, delta, and gamma tocotrienols. Of the eight forms of vitamin E, the tocotrienols receive […]

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How to Manage Joint Discomfort Naturally

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By Marie Parks One of the most common ailments that limit individuals in their work, physical activity, and leisurely hobbies is joint stifness.1 It makes sense that the risk of joint stiffness and discomfort increases as we age because of the cumulative wear and tear on our bodies. And even if you take a proactive approach, […]

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SAMe: The Mood Boosting Super Nutrient

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  Marie Parks   Looking for optimal health support in one supplement? Adding the natural compound S-adenosylmethionine (known as SAMe) into your regimen may very well be your best move. Long prescribed in Europe to help treat depression, SAMe has been shown to be as effective as prescription drugs in improving mood and a range of […]

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Supplement Spotlight: Selenium

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Selenium was discovered in 1817 and named for Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon. Its role in health was only later recognized. In the body, selenium is incorporated into selenoproteins that accomplish a number of functions. Selenium has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. While occurring in trace amounts in a number of foods, including grains, meat, […]

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How to Manage Inflammation by Eating the Right Foods

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By Michael A. Smith, MD Chronic inflammation is the “common denominator” of age-related disease. Now you’re probably familiar with inflammation on the surface of your body as local redness, heat, swelling and pain. But what you may not know is this: Inflammation also happens on the inside of your body, and this is where it can be […]

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Protecting Against Sunburn from the Inside Out

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Excessive sun exposure burns your skin and leads to premature skin aging, which means more wrinkles, discolorations, and risks. Topical sunscreens still remain the popular choice among consumers, but did you know there’s also an oral solution for protecting your skin? There is, and it’s called Polypodium leucotomos.   Oral Protection with Polypodium Leucotomos A […]

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