Archive Monthly Archives: March 2015

Excessive Sleep May Be Bad for Your Health

Insufficient sleep and risk of obesity and illness In recent years we’ve become much more aware of how sleep, both quality and quantity, can affect our health. Approximately 40% of Americans get

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Weightlifting will extend your lifespan

Weightlifting is a better exercise than aerobics Weightlifting has a number of advantages over other forms of exercise, mainly due to the obvious fact that it increases muscle size and strength. Aerobic

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OTC Weight-Loss Aid Hydroxycitrate Promotes Autophagy, May Help Cure Cancer

Hydroxycitrate is an over-the-counter supplement made from the plant Garcinia cambogia, and it has been promoted for weight loss. A review of trials found that it does indeed promote weight loss, but a

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Obesity and insulin resistance cause aging, not the other way around

How much is aging really inevitable? A number of physiological processes change with aging, notably autophagy, inflammation, and oxidative stress. While we can do many things to ameliorate them and thus

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Niacin as an anti-aging and life-extension drug

Niacin prevents heart disease Vitamin B3 comes in two forms, niacin (also known as nicotinic acid; no relation to nicotine) and nicotinamide (niacinamide), and has been widely used in recent decades

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The Sweet Spot for Protein Intake

The sweet spot for protein intake encompasses two goals which are at least in theory somewhat opposed to each other. Goal 1: I want to get maximal hypertrophy from my weightlifting sessions. Goal 2: I

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Mental Hormesis

Hormesis is the process in which small amounts of an agent or process that are normally toxic in larger amounts produce health in an organism. The organism, or human since that’s what we’re

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OTC Supplement Quercetin Kills Senescent Cells

  SENS Aubrey de Grey, the theorist of anti-aging science, came up with so-called Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS), which would have the ability to repair physiological damage

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Exercise prevents cancer

  Can Cancer Be Prevented? The most common conception, or rather misconception, about cancer seems to be that it strikes more or less randomly. Sure, the connection between smoking and cancer is

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Supplement Timing

I had a request to write a post on supplement timing, that is, how time of day or other timing such as with meals, or whether in the fed or fasted state, matters. I practice timing of supplements myself,

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Back from the dead with n-acetylcysteine

I had an email the other day. It came through my contact form and the name given was Anonymous, with a fake email address. So I have no idea who this person is, whether this person is even a man or a woman,

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Aromatase inhibitors, doctors, & me

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Here’s the story of what I think is the best aromatase inhibitor and my experience with it. Awhile back, I read a post at Danger and Play on testosterone replacement

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Magnesium Deficiency Is Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. While coronary heart disease rates have fallen by around half in the decades from the early 1970s to today, the incidence of sudden cardiac death

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