DNA is the recipe for all life on Earth, by coding for proteins that the entire organism is made of. Our bodies have complex systems in place that make sure our DNA is organised properly and that each new cell gets a complete and unchanged copy. If the complex system involved in copying DNA fails, or if bad things are present in the environment, a mistake in the sequence of DNA can occur. These mistakes, called mutations, can happen at any phase of life, beginning with a growing baby’s first cells all the way to an adult’s mature cells.
Siberian Ginseng, a relatively new addition to Western natural medicine, has quickly gained a reputation similar to that of the better known and more expensive Korean Ginseng. Unlike many herbs with a medicinal use, it is more useful for maintaining good health rather than treating ill-health.
Don’t know where to start exploring when you hear the word anti-aging? Are you overwhelmed by the amount of new research you’re reading in the media every day?
There's been an explosion of research and funding worldwide into this emerging field of medicine over the last decade.The great thing is that we have some eminent scientists and very clever people doing a lot of work on how we can extend our lifespan and most importantly improve our healthspan to match.
Do you know about astragalus? If not, you should, because astragalus root is one of the most powerful immune-building plants on the planet. This adaptogen herb helps beat stress while fighting disease at the same time. How effective can it be? Turns out, plenty.
In addition to pumping up your immune system, studies show it’s vital for cardiovascular health and can even fight off tumors and alleviate symptoms of chemotherapy!
The aging process is accompanied by a chronic, smoldering background of inflammation that researchers call “inflammaging”. This backdrop of low-grade inflammation contributes significantly to mortality risk in the elderly and has a number of sources.
Today, we are going to take a look at inflammaging and the various known sources that promote this age-related inflammatory condition.
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