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April 7, 2014
Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction
The lifespan extension associated with dietary restriction may be due less to a reduction in calories, and more to a reduction in animal protein (particularly the amino acid leucine, which may...
April 4, 2014
Why Do We Age?
A bacteria discovered on Easter Island may hold the key to the proverbial fountain of youth by producing rapamycin, which inhibits the engine-of-aging enzyme TOR.
January 2, 2013
Miocene Meteorites and Uric Acid
Human beings lost the ability to detoxify uric acid millions of years ago. What implications does this have for our health today?
December 26, 2012
Breast Cancer vs. Mushrooms
Researchers pit plain white mushrooms against breast cancer cells in vitro to measure aromatase activity and estimate how many mushrooms women may want to strive to include in their daily diet.
March 20, 2012
Sometimes the Enzyme Myth Is True
There are a few examples of plant enzymes having physiologically relevant impacts on the human diet, and the formation of sulforaphane in broccoli is one of them.
March 19, 2012
The Best Detox
The most powerful natural inducer of our liver's detoxifying enzyme system is sulforaphane, a phytonutrient produced by broccoli.
March 9, 2012
DNA Protection from Broccoli
Eating broccoli appears to make DNA more resistant to damage.
October 10, 2011
Are Avocados Bad for You?
The insecticide and fungicide compound found naturally in avocadoes (persin) may damage the DNA of normal cells as well as cancer cells.
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