The Seven Most Common Factors in Premature Aging

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published April 2013 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Aging is the natural process of growing older. Yet there are many factors that play a role in whether we age gracefully or if we are the one out of two people who age faster than our biological age.

    More than half of us look older than we really are because we either engage in behaviors that increase our aging, or we do not actively support a more youthful body through inaction. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about how to avoid premature aging, the more control you can take toward maintaining a healthier, younger body and mind.

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    Does Zinc Really Cure the Common Cold?

    Does zinc cure the common cold?  This is a common, and serious question these days, as many people have colds and are looking for anything that will help.  The answer is No.  Zinc is a non soluble metal consisting of two zinc atoms sharing a pair of electrons that is used in industry to galvanize steel.

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    Healthy Eating For Healthy Joints

    “All Human illnesses and diseases can be traced to either nutrient deficiencies or excesses in the human body.” 
    Dr. Victor G. Rocine 1930

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    HMB Benefits, Dosage, & Nutrition Facts

    There is some evidence that this innovative nutrient can raise anabolism (the constructive phase of metabolism) and promote recovery in trained athletes. As well, there may be some other beneficial effects for the endurance athlete who chooses to use this novel supplement. HMB stands for beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl butyrate. I think we’ll

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    Water Pollution Today

    by Brian Lavendel

    Pollution of lakes, rivers, streams, oceans: it’s a problem many of us are aware of and concerned about. The good news is that today, the actions of individuals can have a large impact on the quality of our waters. Yes, each one of us can help keep our

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    DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone)

    Many new supplement crazes occur simply because a novel supplement has been introduced into the market. In the case of DHEA, its popularity has soared because an old drug has recently become available as an off-the-shelf supplement in the U.S.

    This occurred because the 1994 U.S. Dietary Supplement Health and Education

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    Caffeine’s Hidden Dangers

    What are the short term effects of caffeine on the body?

    The physiological effects of caffeine can begin as early as 15-45 minutes after ingestion. Its maximum central nervous system effects are reached in about 30-60 minutes. Caffeine increases heartbeat, respiration, basal metabolic rate, and the production ofstomach acid and urine; and it relaxes smooth muscles, notably the bronchial muscle.

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    The Milk Letter: A Message To My Patients

    By: Robert M. Kradjian, MD
    Breast Surgery Chief Division of General Surgery,
    Seton Medical Centre #302 - 1800 Sullivan Ave.
    Daly City, CA 94015 USA

    “MILK”Just the word itself sounds comforting! “How about a nice cup of hot milk?” The last time you heard that question it was from someone who cared for you–and

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    Amino Acids vs. Steroids—Is There a Steroid Substitute?

    Within the past 15 years, a great deal of controversy has centered around the use and effectiveness of synthetic derivatives of testosterone(anabolic steroids) by athletes to improve performance. During this same time controversy has overlapped in the use of aminoacids and now “steroid replacements” that claim “anabolic effects”.

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    Calcium and Protein: A Mixture For Disaster

    Does Milk Really Do The Body Good? Calcium and Protein: A Mixture For Disaster

    By: Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S. , Ph.D, NDc.

    It is a documented fact that consumption of dairy products can lead to the development of atherosclerosis, heart attack and strokes, and that high fat dairy products contain unsafe levels of environmental contaminants, including pesticide residues, antibiotics and estrogen steroids. 1,2 In

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