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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.
March 3, 2014
How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years
The consumption of blueberries and strawberries is associated with delayed cognitive aging by as much as 2.5 years, thought to be because of brain-localizing anthocyanin phytonutrients, as shown on...
January 4, 2013
Flesh and Fructose
Meat and sugar increase uric acid levels, which are associated with increased risk of gout, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, prediabetes, diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular...
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?
October 9, 2012
An evolutionary argument for a plant-based diet is presented, in contrast to "paleo" fad diets.
May 14, 2012
The Acne-Promoting Effects of Milk
Dairy is considered a major cause of the acne epidemic and other more serious chronic diseases in the Western world due to the "abuse" of the mammalian postnatal signaling system by widespread cow...
May 7, 2012
Cow’s Milk-Induced Infant Apnea
The opiate-like effects of the casomorphin in cow's milk may have a depressive effect on the respiratory center of infants and lead to "milk apnea," in which babies temporarily stop breathing and are...
March 5, 2012
So Should We Drink Beet Juice or Not?
In the context of a healthy plant-based diet, the nitrates in vegetables can safely be converted into nitric oxide, which can boost athletic performance and may help prevent heart disease.
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