Healthy Aging Articles

Testosterone. It’s what makes men, men. It’s the hormone associated with libido and masculinity, yet it has many other benefits that are lost as hormone levels decline and contrary to popular thinking, women benefit from testosterone replacement as well. Adequate testosterone levels in both men ... Read More
We are all mortal and some people will go to great lengths to live longer. The quality of life is just as important and telomeres, the cap at the end of each strand of DNA has been associated with both. Telomere length may be a predictor of cancer risk and cancer fatality. One of the theories on ag... Read More
The list of benefits of adequate levels of Vitamin D keeps growing. In a recent article July Archives of Neurology, Participants whose serum concentration of the vitamin was at least 50 nmol/L had a 65% lower risk of cognitive decline than those whose levels were below 25 nmol/L. The lower limit of ... Read More
Any diet can be associated with weight loss; the question is will it leave you metabolically better or worse. There is still controversy about low fat versus low carbohydrate diets. After reviewing the literature and comments and conclusions of researchers, there is evidence to suggest that weight l... Read More
As we begin to understand the subtle health effects of very low dose herbicides and pesticides in and on our food, buying organic produce becomes more of a necessity. However, in these hard economic times, I get asked a lot if it’s really necessary to buy everything organic. The answer is No. If a... Read More
The sun, as pleasant as it is when it is shining, has harmful UVA and UVB rays that age the skin and may cause malignant skin cancer. Yet, use of sunscreens can be a double-edged sword. It can give people a false sense of security to stay in the sun longer, which increases the risk of cancer. Some a... Read More
The weight loss industry is a multibillion dollar industry and the media is flooded with claims of a quick fix, weight loss cures, miracle supplements, a myriad of weight loss programs, food plans, surgery and devices to help you lose weight. An article in Psychology Today stated: ”Practically an... Read More
The standard of care for people with risk factors for heart disease and high cholesterol is statin therapy. Since not everyone reacts well to medication or other treatment modalities, by looking at genetic variants we can better determine who is at risk and what the most effective treatment is. Prev... Read More
Does your prescription for better health include exercise? Since it has proven benefits for everything from lowering blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol as well as improving mental health and kidney function and even decreasing the risk of cancer and Alzheimer’s, it is beneficial to know what ... Read More