Recent advances in understanding the aging process have led to the ability to dramatically lower the likelihood of developing chronic diseases of aging. In some cases, these diseases can be stopped in their tracks—or even reversed. The ability to have enhanced quality of life as we age is also upon us. Aging no longer has to be a long, slow decline. Continue reading →
Most people believe a very simple concept. In order to lose weight, calories taken in must be less than calories burned on a daily basis. This is not entirely wrong. The laws of physics cannot be broken. If one eats 500 calories a day and is alive, they are going to lose weight. That being said, nutrition and weight loss are much more complex than this oversimplification. Let’s delve into why. Continue reading →
Adapted from 121 Ways to Live 121 Years and More!: Prescriptions for Longevity by Ronald Klatz and Robert M. Goldman
1. Inflammation is the new cholesterol
Cholesterol is responsible for the buildup of fatty deposits in arteries. However, this is only part of the issue in heart disease. Inflammation can weaken arteries and cause cholesterol buildups to break off and create blockages (heart attacks). Get levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) tested; high levels are a sign of inflammation and increased risk of heart disease.
Each January, an estimated 40 percent of Americans make one or more New Year’s resolutions. Whether the goal is big or small, a vow to make a change is often not an easy task to tackle. Luckily, the healthy living community in the Bucks and Montgomery county area has helpful advice and wishes to share with Natural Awakenings’ readers. Continue reading →
The World Wellness Health Institute—offering advanced services and procedures in the areas of wellness, anti-aging, regenerative and aesthetic medicine—is holding a grand opening celebration from 3 to 7 p.m., October 22, at its Bala Cynwyd office.