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DASH Food Pyramid - a people who wish to folllow the DASH diet, which helps to lower blood pressure, in addition to many other health benefits
This page on osteoporosis prevention is part of a whole section on age-well.org devoted to osteoporosis, signs and symptom, prevention as well tips on how to live with the disease
You only have one pair of eyes - learn how to keep your eyes in good health for the rest of your life, with links to age-related eye disease and how to recognize, treat and prevent it.
Overview Vitamins from A to Z, with links to more in-depth information on specific vitamins
Stay well by following our advice on the prevention of age-related diseases
stress management and relaxation tips
Do you want to know how to eat healthy meals to age well - all about healthy eating, nutrition, vitamins, minerals, fiber, calories - everything you ever wanted to know about healthy eating
Acupuncture for lumbago -The use of acupuncture in the treatment of lumbago and lower back pain
Looking after your back to prevent back problems as you age and keep your spine in good order
Anti-aging developments - June-2012
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Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 6 1/2 oz cans of light tuna, drained 1/4 cup finely diced celery 3 TBS chopped walnuts 3
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Ingredients 8 corn tostada shells 2 cups sliced mushrooms, button or crimini 1 cup onion, diced ½ teaspoon garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil
Ingredients 8 corn tostada shells 2 cups sliced mushrooms, button or crimini 1 cup onion, diced ½ teaspoon garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 14oz.
This soup is spiced up with ginger root and many other herbs and spices including cinnamon. Both ginger and cinnamon are known to help prevent memory loss
• 2 cups, whole wheat penne pasta • 3 cloves organic garlic, crushe • 1-1/4 lbs. organic plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped • 1/3 cup white wine • 5
INGREDIENTS for two loaves of bread 1/2 cup dairy-free margarine 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana 3 tablespoons water 2
Ingredients 2-3 very ripe bananas, peeled 1/3 cup melted butter 1 cup of sugar (can easily use 3/4 cup, or drop it down to 1/2 cup if you want it less
ngredients: 1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 cups water 1/4 cup red onion, diced 1/2 - 3/4 lemon, squeezed 1/4 cup (about 10) kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
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NGREDIENTS 1/4 cup red quinoa 1/4 cup steel-cut oats 1/2 cup almond milk, plus more for serving 1 pinch kosher salt 1 pinch ground
INGREDIENTS 1 cup quinoa 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cups water 1 cup canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained 1 tomato, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced
In English - Veal with a tuna sauce Ingredients 500 gr of veal loin 3 dl dry white wine 1 bay leaf 2 sage leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil Battuto:
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Anti-aging discoveries - longevity, and anti-ageing research, new breakthroughs in the field of anti-aging research
Piriformis syndrome what it is and how to cure it
the digestive system
What is Sarcopenia and how can we prevent and treat this age-related condition?
A new minimally invasive procedure is now available to treat high blood pressure. A device that resembles a paper clip is implanted into the patient’s thigh through a thin flexible catheter that is inserted into the femoral artery under local anesthetic. The device, called the ROY Coupler is inserted through the artery wall and the wall of the adjacent vein in the groin in order to allow blood to pass between the two blood vessels. This lowers the resistance of the flow in these vessels and is hoped, that by doing it will lower the patient’s blood pressure.
The procedure, which takes 40 minutes, could offer hope to thousands with hypertension, who do not respond to drugs to control their condition. It is being tested at the Bart’s Hypertension Clinic, part of the Bart’s Health NHS Trust.
Blood pressure is the pressure in the arteries that keeps blood flowing from the heart to the rest of the body. Narrowing of the arteries or arteriosclerosis increases the resistance to blood flow, which increases blood pressure and strains the heart. Treatment includes changes in life style, limiting alcohol and salt and exercise. There are many medications available but often high blood pressure does not respond to these drugs and many live in fear of a stroke or heart attack as a result. ‘Around 750,000 people in the UK have resistant hypertension, meaning at least three different medications have failed to control it,’ says Dr Lobo, Director of Bart’s Hypertension Clinic.
Until recently there have been no alternative treatments.
If you would like to enroll in the trial of the device, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Source: various articles in the Daily Mail, UK)
Anti-aging-developments from July-201, including new DNA test for post natal depression (PND)
Research has shown that high doses of B Vitamins may dramatically slow cognitive decline in elderly patients. This appears to indicate that vitamin supplements may be the key to curbing the onset of Alzheimer's disease by slowing down deterioration in the medial temporal lobe, which is the part of the brain that shrinks causing the cognitive decline in this type of dementia.
A team of researchers from Oxford University (UK) led by Gwenaelle Douaud, conducted a two-year trial on a small group of elderly patients in which supplements of vitamins B12 and B6 and folic acid were given to half the group and a placebo was given to the control group, They observed that the brain degeneration in those receiving the vitamins was considerably less than those who did not. The most important observation was that the rate of decline of plasma homocysteine levels was 29 per cent less in the group receiving supplements.
Because the trial numbers were so small the results are not conclusive and the authors emphasize that "further B-vitamin supplementation trials focusing on elderly subjects with high homocysteine levels are warranted to see if progression to dementia can be prevented."
(Source: World-health.net, Longevity Magazine)
A new DNA test has just become available which can detect whether or not a woman has genes which make it more likely for her to develop post natal depression or (also known as post-partum depression).
The simple and inexpensive blood test could help doctors identify which women are at risk and help to treat the condition even before babies are born in mothers who have the genetic variation.
A team at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) and Warwick Medical School led by Professor Dimitris Grammatopoulos, Professor of Molecular Medicine and Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, uncovered evidence of a predisposition to post-natal depression in DNA.
This predisposition is caused by variants in the genes of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which is believed to regulated stress.
Professor Grammatopoulos emphasise that PND is a complex condition influenced by many environmental factors such as the woman's financial situation and support network. But says that the research shows the ‘baby blues’ and has a strong genetic component.
“This discovery has the potential to revolutionize our care for expectant mothers by screening them before the devastating symptoms of PND set in” he states.
He has contributed a paper on the findings of his team in 'Journal of Psychiatric Research'.
Previous studies have identified multiple molecular signatures linked to depression.
Hopefully, this new research and the resulting blood test, will not only help mothers and their families, but also lead to further understanding of all types of depression and help in the treatment and prevention of this debilitating condition.
(BBC News, Yorkshire Post, July 1, 2013)
Women with a family history of breast cancer are soon to be given a daily pill to prevent the disease, according to a recent report in the UK Daily Mail.
Health Editor, Jo Wiley reports that up to half a million women will receive either tamoxifen or raloxifene which could cut their chances of developing the life-threatening disease dramatically.
The move comes after new guidelines were issued by the National Health Service watchdog National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The CEO of Breast Cancer Campaign, Baroness Delyth Morgan is reported as saying that this was a truly historic moment in the treatment of women at increased risk of breast cancer.
The cost is reported as less that 7 pence a day per patient and the move was described as a "game changer" by experts in the medical profession. The treatment is already being prescribed for women after treatment for breast cancer to prevent the disease from returning.
However, while it can save lives, the new treatment is not without side effects. As the drugs inhibit the production of oestrogen, they mimic the effects of the menopause, causing hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, sleeplessness, and other conditions which effect women during menopause, including an increased risk of developing post menopause depression and osteoporosis. This poses a dilemma for women who have been prescribed the drug as a preventative measure and some experts believe this is too high a price to pay for a healthy woman who may never contract the disease.
Did you know that drinking red wine in moderation (1 to 2 glasses daily) is good for you? You might have heard that the antioxidants and resveratrol in red wine are anti-aging, but did you know that it can also have a beneficial effect on your gut.
Mike Geary from TruthAboutAbs writes in a recent issue of Lean-Body Secrets Ezine about a recent study (published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Am J Clin Nutr. 2012;95:1323-1334). This study found that drinking 2 glasses of dry red wine per day can increase the level of beneficial bacteria and lower the level of harmful bacteria in the gut. This will help digestion, immunity, metabolism and skin health. The study also found that red wine decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressure, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and CRP (C-reactive protein) LDL and triglycerides. CRP indicates the overall inflammation in your body, so it appears that red wine reduces inflammation when drunk in moderation.
The polyphenols and resveratrol in red wine are responsible for the beneficial effects, according to the study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, but there also appears to be a a synergistic effect of the alcohol and other compounds in red wine as a control group consuming de-alcoholised red wine did not have as much decrease in their hypertension as those who were drinking the alcoholic version.
Mike suggests wines like Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir or Shiraz as good choices because of their high content of polyphenols and resveratrol and notes that, while white wine share some of the health benefits, it is not nearly as powerful as red wine due to the lower antioxidant levels.
Red wine has a beneficial effect when consumed with a meal because it controls the blood sugar levels which result from eating, helping to keep hormones balanced, control insulin levels and the appetite, thereby protecting against obesity.
A conference with the theme Working together to improve outcomes will be held on 2nd October 2013, The Barbican, London.
The organizers of this event believe that following recent public health reforms local authorities must play a leading role in improving the health of their communities
Newly formed health and well-being boards are expected to coordinate local strategies that improve people's health and lead to more positive outcomes
They are hoping to attract people who want to improve the health of local communities and reduce inequalities in health care by delivering innovative approaches.
Confirmed speakers include:
Head of Public Health Development
Department of Health
Dr Janet AthertonPresident, Association of Directors of Public Health
Simon GillespieChief Executive, British Heart Foundation
David HerneDeputy Director of Public Health, NHS Salford
Subjects to be discussed on the day include:
Improving Public Health Outcomes: Developing integrated and locally tailored solutions
Tackling health inequalities – What progress since the Marmot Review?Meeting complex needs, tackling local problems
Local action: Tackling obesity and related conditions
longevity strategies and anti-aging therepies, treatements and techniques
The aging process is natural and can be slowed down if you know how - this site will give you the key to longevity
Weight loss tips - lose weight gradually by learning how to eat healthily, exercising regularly, and leading a balanced life in order to avoid obesity and age well.
Disease prevention links - sites about prevention of age-related conditions
Disease Prevention - How to prevent age-related diseases
Alcoholic Liver Disease: Too much alcohol can lead to three types of liver condition ; fatty liver, hepatitis, and cirrhosis. Stem cell treatment offers new hope to patients.
Dementia, Alzheimer's and other forms