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How to replicate the anti-aging effects of parabiosis and young blood transfusion

  Parabiosis and transfusion of young blood have strong anti-aging effects An article in The Journal of Immunology defines parabiosis: Parabiosis is the surgical union of two organisms resulting

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Vitamin K2 prevents heart disease and cancer

It used to be thought that virtually everyone got enough vitamin K, since it’s synthesized to some extent by microbes in the gut, but it was later realized that much of this is not absorbed. It turns

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How to Increase Autophagy for Lifespan Extension

The four pathologies of aging Aging can be defined as a breakdown of homeostasis; that is, the organism as it gets older finds it increasingly difficult to regulate itself and to maintain all systems in

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Short-term fasting + exercise for fat loss

I’ve previously written about fed vs fasted workouts, and why you might want to choose one over the other. The short answer is that for fat loss, one should consider a fasted workout, and for muscle

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Ten offbeat ways to improve health and slow aging

Your regularly scheduled post is interrupted today by this, inspired by a video by Mike Cernovich. (The idea is that coming up with ten ideas related to a topic is difficult, most people being able to

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Retirement Is an Illusion

  The nature of men is to take risks and to be productive, so for your own physical and mental health, forget about retirement, no matter your age. Keep moving and you’ll live longer. Retirement

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Multi-supplement promotes weight loss and improves metabolic health

Many people are skeptical when it comes to dietary supplements, believing that one can get all the nourishment they need from food only, and also that supplements are more or less a scam pushed by the

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Nicotine, tobacco, and harm reduction

A reader wrote me the following: I’ve been following your website for about 2 years now and I am very grateful for your recommendations, as they have improved my health. I’m in my early 30s,

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Low-Carbohydrate Diet Beats Others for Weight Loss

Weight loss and the myth of saturated fat   What’s the best diet for weight loss? Much controversy swirls around this question because although diets like the low-carb Atkins diet have had great

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Finding the anti-aging sweet spot

Aging might be said, to paraphrase von Clausewitz, to be a mere continuation of growth by other means. The growth-longevity trade-off The process of aging still holds many mysteries, but we can say with

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