Anti-Aging 6 The Anti-Stress Hormone

Health Alert 40 I call DHEA the “anti-stress hormone”. DHEA stands for dehydroepiandrosterone. Don’t let that tongue-twisting name bother you, everyone refers to it as DHEA. It is the most abundant product of the adrenal glands. DHEA is the precursor used by your body in producing sex hormones like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. It is produced in large quantities in …

Don’t Let A Fall Get You Down Avoiding Falls Will Lengthen Your Life

Health Alert 159 A gerontology associate of mine recently opened my eyes to the issue of falls and accelerated aging. Falls are the primary cause of accidental deaths in persons over the age of 65. And, falls are the leading cause of injury-related visits to emergency departments. The good news is that falls are preventable. Today you will learn simple …

Common Supplement Linked to Cancer

Health Alert 12 There is recent evidence linking chondroitin sulfate – a popular arthritis supplement — and prostate cancer. I’m writing today to clarify the issue. The thinking for taking chondroitin for arthritis goes something like this. When you have arthritis your joints get inflamed. The inflammation damages the cartilage in your joints. When the cartilage (normally smooth) is roughed …

Anti-Aging 9 Witnessing History

Health Alert 46 In 1990, Dr. Daniel Rudman accomplished something that had never been done before. He reversed human aging. Wrinkles disappeared. Grey hair began turning black again. Energy levels soared. And seventy-year-olds had resurgence in sexual appetite. He was investigating the effects of a pituitary protein called human growth hormone on healthy adults. Twelve men, ages 61 to 81 …

Anti-aging 10 Your 6 Week Anti-Aging Plan

Health Alert 47 Over the past couple of months, you have received my letters on Anti-Aging. This Health Alert is the last installment of our Anti-Aging series. Now that you have learned techniques, it is time to put them into action. Did you know that most people don’t even start their New Year’s resolution? To make sure you are in …