Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes

Here are the first signs of type 2 diabetes. Be Slim Type 2 diabetes occurs when a susceptible person acquires too much (visceral) fat inside the pancreas so these insulin-producing cells are struggling for quite a long period of time. That’s pre-diabetes, which does not necessarily lead to diabetes. Eventually they start not being able… Continue reading Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes

Longevity via a healthy lifestyle

We can all learn something from the long-lived Okinowans. The Okinawa diet and lifestyle – carotene-rich veggies, seaweed, calorie restriction. Aging is a biological process which we cannot stop, but we can delay decline. It all depends on how we behave throughout our lives. The main reason for non-biological aging is bad habits, so if we want… Continue reading Longevity via a healthy lifestyle

Longevity and Long-term Cognition via Avoiding Ultra-processed Foods

Ultra-processed foods are concoctions of various industrial ingredients (such as emulsifiers, thickeners, and artificial flavors) amalgamated into food products by a series of manufacturing processes. The intense industrial processes used to produce ultra-processed foods destroy the natural structure of the food ingredients and strip away many beneficial nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. WebMD suggests that, when you… Continue reading Longevity and Long-term Cognition via Avoiding Ultra-processed Foods

Sleep

All about sleep. Suggestions for falling asleep quickly. Here is a summary of sleep aids from WebMD. Here is another summary from Healthline. Dr. Hansen’s advice on sleep (good). Dr. Brad Stanfield’s advice on sleep (also good). 8 hours of sleep? Professor Daniel Lieberman, suggests here that 7 hours is more the norm. Valerian might… Continue reading Sleep

Long Term Cognition via Exercise

Aerobic exercise is the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today. Aerobic exercise is beneficial at any age. The neuroprotective mechanisms induced by physical exercise are linked to an increased production of superoxide dismutase, endothelial nitric oxide synthase, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BNDF), nerve growth factor, insulin-like growth factor, and vascular endothelial… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via Exercise

Long Term Cognition via a Plant-Based Diet

The healthier the diet, rich in fruits, veggies, whole grains, and oily fish, will enlarge the brain’s memory center. Healthful eating is among the best ways to protect your aging brain against slippage. Conversely, a diet that skimps on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fish and includes lots of fried foods, red meat and… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via a Plant-Based Diet

Long Term Cognition via Minimizing Iron Intake

Iron caution: Brain iron can be used to predict who will get Alzhiemer’s Abnormal iron is found in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s. Brain iron in Parkinson’s predicts cognitive decline. Iron damages via oxidative stress. Iron in the brain combines with Aβ in the brain → smaller entorhinal cortex (ERC) volume. Iron may also… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via Minimizing Iron Intake

Long Term Cognition via controlling Blood Sugar

The dangers of high blood sugar: Higher blood sugar means higher risk of dementia. High blood sugar can result in a high fructose level in the brain. A good blood sugar level matters as much to healthy people as it does to diabetics. Even for people who don’t have diabetes or high blood sugar, those… Continue reading Long Term Cognition via controlling Blood Sugar

Long Term Cognition and Longevity via Beneficial Gut Bacteria

This cartoon video explains the gut microbiome. Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. Increases in the abundance and activity of Bilophila wadsworthia on the animal-based diet support a link between dietary fat, bile acids and the outgrowth of microorganisms capable of triggering inflammatory bowel disease6 Among the lifestyle factors that are associated with the… Continue reading Long Term Cognition and Longevity via Beneficial Gut Bacteria

Long Term Cognition, Longevity, Mental Health, and Immunity via a strong, robust Circadian Oscillation

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. These natural processes respond primarily to light and dark and affect most living things, including animals, plants, and microbes. The internal body clock sets the timing for many circadian rhythms, which regulate processes such as Sleep/wake cycles Hormonal activity Body temperature rhythm… Continue reading Long Term Cognition, Longevity, Mental Health, and Immunity via a strong, robust Circadian Oscillation