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  • 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.
  • The Acne-Promoting Effects of Milk
    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...
  • Cow’s Milk-Induced Infant Apnea
    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...
  • So Should We Drink Beet Juice or Not?
    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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