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  • Xenohormesis: What Doesn’t Kill Plants May Make Us Stronger
    Xenohormesis: What Doesn’t Kill Plants May Make Us Stronger
    A new concept in biology tries to explain why the consumption of certain natural compounds in plants may mimic the lifespan-enhancing benefits of caloric restriction.
  • Appropriating Plant Defenses
    Appropriating Plant Defenses
    Plants and animal share similar biochemical pathways and signaling systems, which may explain why so many phytonutrients are beneficial to our physiology.
  • Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick
    Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick
    Our immune response against a foreign molecule present in animal products may play a role in some allergic, autoimmune, and inflammatory disorders. This reaction is thought to underlie tick bite...
  • Why Do We Age?
    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.
  • How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years
    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...
  • Flesh and Fructose
    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...
  • Miocene Meteorites and Uric Acid
    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?
  • Paleolithic Lessons
    Paleolithic Lessons
    An evolutionary argument for a plant-based diet is presented, in contrast to "paleo" fad diets.
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