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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.
  • Ergothioneine: A New Vitamin?
    Ergothioneine: A New Vitamin?
    If the antioxidant amino acid ergothioneine does indeed turn out to be an essential nutrient, what are the best dietary sources?
  • Out of the Lab Onto the Track
    Out of the Lab Onto the Track
    Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover studies convinced the scientific establishment that nitrate-rich vegetables such as beets could noticeably improve athletic performance.
  • Don’t Use Antiseptic Mouthwash
    Don’t Use Antiseptic Mouthwash
    The natural flora on our tongue (lingual bacteria) is essential for the athletic performance-enhancing effect of the nitrates in vegetables such as beetroot.
  • Priming the Proton Pump
    Priming the Proton Pump
    To understand how beets could reduce the oxygen cost of exercise while improving athletic performance, one must review the biochemistry of energy production (ATP synthase) and the body's conversion...
  • Mitochondrial Theory of Aging
    Mitochondrial Theory of Aging
    The role of the detoxifying enzyme superoxide dismutase in staving off aging, cancer, and dementia and what we can do to boost its activity.
  • How to Upregulate Metabolism
    How to Upregulate Metabolism
    A biochemical clue as to why vegetarians tend to be significantly slimmer than the rest of the population.