Archive Monthly Archives: April 2016

How I Plan to Reach 110 Years of Age

It’s strange. At 61 years old, according to statistics and common knowledge, I’m supposed to be getting to the point where age-related diseases start to get me. Aside from the usual, dreaded

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The Sweet Spot for Intermittent Fasting

Lower insulin means greater fat loss Intermittent fasting — the practice of going without food for some (undefined) period of time — has many health benefits. It can help prevent heart disease,

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Ten Questions and Answers with Dr. Michael Fossel

Michael Fossel, M.D., PhD, is the author of The Telomerase Revolution, The Immortality Edge, and Cells, Aging, and Human Disease. He is the president and co-founder of Telocyte, a company that aims to

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Why Iron Is the Most Underrated Factor in Health

I wrote an article at Medium.com, Why Iron Is the Most Underrated Factor in Health. I’m reposting it here. You’ve got your diet and exercise locked down, you sleep well, take a few supplements,

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Iron Shortens Telomeres and Damages DNA

I’ve been reading the new book by Michael Fossel, The Telomerase Revolution: The Enzyme That Holds the Key to Human Aging …and Will Soon Lead to Longer, Healthier Lives. I think anyone who finds

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How to Lower Iron without Phlebotomy

In my book, Dumping Iron, I wrote a section about the use of natural iron chelators to lower iron (ferritin) levels. These chelators include IP6, curcumin, green tea extract, and quercetin. Here’s

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Three reasons not to trust your doctor

Most doctors are highly intelligent, morally good people. It takes a ton of work and dedication to become a physician, and my guess is that most of them have, as one of the main motivations for doing so,

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Vegetarian genomic study shows not eating meat is not good for you

But no one was much impressed by the Pune (India) vs. Kansas study. Even Tom Naughton wrote it off as meaning the same thing the head of the NZ vegetarian society said it meant – that omega-6 seed

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Iron increases infections

One important aspect involving iron – one that I haven’t discussed before – is its relation to infections. Competition for iron and the evolutionary arms race Virtually all bacteria,

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Blood Testing Sale

At the request of a reader, I’ve updated my supplements guide to include some basic blood testing. The tests are done by Life Extension.com,  and those that I’ve listed include ferritin, a

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How to get healthier and live longer by ignoring mainstream advice

Ditch aerobics & lift Ditch processed food. Fast intermittently. Stop excess iron. That’s my health message that the world isn’t ready for. — P. D. Mangan (@Mangan150) March 30, 2016 Mainstream

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How to Make Cheap Anti-Aging Supplements

There are a number of supplements that are marketed as having anti-aging activity, and that are expensive. The two that are best-known to me are Protandim and Longevinex. But let’s see how to make

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Iron Chelators More Effective Than Rapamycin for Life Extension

The scientist Mikhail Blagosklonny is best-known for his advocacy of the “quasi-program” theory of aging. What this means is that aging is the continuation of the development program; certain

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