Fight Aging! Newsletter, April 1st 2024
This study supports the proposed model that aging-related loss of colonic crypt epithelial cell AMP gene expression can promote increased relative abundances of Gn inflammaging-associated bacteria and gene expression markers of colonic inflammaging. These data may support new targets for aging-related therapies based on intestinal genes and microbiomes. « Back to Top A Skeptical View of the Role of Nuclear DNA Damage in Aging https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2024/03/a-skeptical-view-of-the-role-of-nuclear-dna-damage-in-aging/ It is evident and settled that stochastic nuclear DNA damag...
Source: Fight Aging! - March 31, 2024 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Apigenin, Sleep, and Aging
For those following research into efforts to upregulate NAD+ levels to improve mitochondrial function, this paper is an interesting sidebar. Some degree of loss of NAD+ emerges from increased activity of CD38. Apigenin is a dietary supplement that can modestly influence both sleep and pace of aging, the latter in short-lived laboratory species at least. Apigenin can increase NAD+ levels by inhibiting CD38 activity. Like much of metabolism, this is all very interesting, but the effect sizes are nothing to write home about. If upregulating NAD+ levels is the goal, you'll do better by exercising. The fundamental flaw in so mu...
Source: Fight Aging! - March 26, 2024 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

My First Two Magic Mushroom Journeys
At the end of our Denver trip for the Psychedelic Science 2023 conference (see my earlier full conference review if that interests you), I played a game at one of the afterparties and won a magic mushroom (shown below). It weighed about 3 grams. Magic mushrooms were decriminalized in Colorado last year, including for personal use and gifting but not for selling. Saturday Night The afterparty only went till 1am, and it wasn’t the right setting for a deep mushroom journey. I thought about my intention for this little guy and decided that for my first experience, I just wanted to energetically shake hands with...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 11, 2023 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Health Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

Avoiding The Plague: Medical Advice from the 14th Century.
Years ago I added a book to my medical library entitled Hecker’s Epidemics of the Middle Ages.  Published in 1843, the pages are yellow and fragile, but the COVID-19 Epidemic spurred me to open it up and peruse the contents for lessons relevant to today’s events.  Among the more fascinating topics is a section on physician recommendations for avoiding contagion.   The Black Death was a global epidemic of bubonic plague that ravaged the world of the Middle Ages, killing one third of all the people in Europe. In the 14th Century the esteemed medical faculty of Paris were commissioned to deliver their opinion to furni...
Source: Jeffrey M. Levine MD | Geriatric Specialist | Wound Care | Pressure Ulcers - January 18, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jeffrey M Levine Tags: Art & Medicine Featured Medical Articles Medical History Source Type: blogs

Avoiding The Plague: Medical Advice from the 14th Century.
The Black Death was a global epidemic of bubonic plague that ravaged the world of the Middle Ages, killing one third of all the people in Europe. In the 14th Century the esteemed medical faculty of Paris were commissioned to deliver their opinion to furnish recommendations to prevent its transmission.  This was before the knowledge of micro-organisms, and medical advice revolves around modifying the air and the diet, as well as personal activity, colonic cleansing and chastity. Here are some highlights, from the reference entitled Hecker’s Epidemics of the Middle Ages: [K]indle a large fire of vine-wood, green laur...
Source: Jeffrey M. Levine MD | Geriatric Specialist | Wound Care | Pressure Ulcers - January 18, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jeffrey M Levine Tags: Art & Medicine Featured Medical Articles Medical History Source Type: blogs

7 Tips To Help With Insomnia Naturally And Quickly
A healthy lifestyle revolves around the daily habits and dietary aid you include in your life. It is one of the significant factors behind long-term wellness and disease-free life. If you wish to enhance your lifestyle, you must be willing to make the essential changes. From the excessive intake of sugar-laden snacks to your meals’ timing, everything affects your health in the long run. Also, it contributes to lack of sleep and constant sleep disturbances now and then. But, you can get rid of the signs of insomnia with minimal lifestyle changes and natural aids. Here are the top ways in which you can achieve a refresh...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca R Tags: depression featured health and fitness self-improvement health benefits of sleep insomnia pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

8 Foods I ’ve Added to My Diet to Enhance My Health
Some nutritionists believe that food is medicine. I’m not sure if I want to go through life taking nothing but chicken soup every time I get sick, but I pay attention to what I put in my mouth and its effects on my body. As a result, I’ve eliminated many products from my meals over the years, but what I gave up, I made up for in healthier additions. Here are eight foods I’ve added to my diet to enhance my health and why. 1. Beets Your thoughts might not turn to this root vegetable until it’s time to make red beet eggs for your next picnic. However, including more of them in your weekly diet could help your...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: diet featured health and fitness self-improvement food mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

How to Improve Your Health on a Budget
You're reading How to Improve Your Health on a Budget, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Are you ready to make a lifestyle change but you’re worried about breaking the bank while trying to make healthier changes? The good news is that you don’t have to worry about spending a ton of money to become healthier, but rather make small lifestyle changes that will make a big impact on your overall health. Here are a few ways you can improve your health on a budget. #1 Stop Eating Out Stop eating out. Not...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured health and fitness money and finance budget health tips self improvement Source Type: blogs

Tips for Traveling While in Recovery
When people travel for any reason, whether for business or personal, a lot of regular routines and boundaries tend to fall. The gym gets neglected, diets are put on hold, and unknowns are present. Whether you are newly sober or have been in recovery for a while, it is important to follow these tips for traveling while in recovery to make sure you stay on track. Bring Some Comforts of Home Recreating your comfort zone on the road can make you feel more grounded while traveling. This can be anything from your pillow, your favorite throw blanket, a candle, or even your dog. It will add a personal touch to your hotel room so ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 5, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Drinking Exercise Healthy Eating and Recovery Sober Living and Aftercare holidays sobriety travel traveling Source Type: blogs

7 Simple Ways to Ease Anxiety
Anxiety serves a life-saving role when we are in real danger. Adrenaline pumps through our system, and suddenly we can run like Usain Bolt and lift a 200-pound man without much effort. However, most of the time, anxiety is like a fire alarm with a dead battery that beeps annoyingly every five minutes when there is absolutely nothing to worry about. We experience the heart palpitations, restlessness, panic, and nausea as if a saber-toothed tiger were 20 yards away. Thankfully there are a few simple gestures to communicate to your body that there is no immediate danger — that it’s a false alarm… yet again. I have u...
Source: World of Psychology - April 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Anxiety and Panic Mental Health and Wellness Research Self-Help Anxious Thoughts Coping Skills Relaxation Source Type: blogs

Itchy Eyes: Allergies are Crying Out for Attention
In many ways, the eyes are the windows of the body. When children have itchy eyes, it can disrupt their days – and nights. Itchy eyes often distract kids and decrease their ability to learn new material. If this weren’t bad enough, they can cause kids to sleep less well. For some kids, the difference in sleep can make them moody and hungry. Hangry is not what any parent, teacher or child wants. Why Do Kids Get Itchy Eyes? The human body is armed with an amazing immune system that includes an array of protection devices. The respiratory system tightens up when foreign particles are introduced. The nose secretes a fl...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - March 10, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Alan Greene MD Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Allergies Hay fever Pollen Allergies Remedies Source Type: blogs

Itchy Eyes: Allergies are Crying Out for Attention
In many ways, the eyes are the windows of the body. When children have itchy eyes, it can disrupt their days – and nights. Itchy eyes often distract kids and decrease their ability to learn new material. If this weren’t bad enough, they can cause kids to sleep less well. For some kids, the difference in sleep can make them moody and hungry. Hangry is not what any parent, teacher or child wants. Why Do Kids Get Itchy Eyes? The human body is armed with an amazing immune system that includes an array of protection devices. The respiratory system tightens up when foreign particles are introduced. The nose secretes a flow o...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - March 10, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Dr. Alan Greene Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Allergies Hay fever Pollen Allergies Remedies Source Type: blogs

Does Anxiety Cause PTSD or Does PTSD Cause Anxiety?
“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ― Susan Pease Banitt This question came up in conversation when I was speaking with someone who has experienced severe panic attacks to the point of calling them “debilitating”, requiring inpatient care.  As they were sharing about the ordeal, they told me that when they contemplate the time spent seeking treatment and the aftermath, it ramped up both the anxiety and PTSD symptoms. Even as a career therapist with decades of experience treating people with stand-alone anxiety, with no overt PTSD s...
Source: World of Psychology - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Anxiety and Panic Personal Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Aromatherapy Breathing Exercise PTSD trigger Relaxation Self Care Source Type: blogs

3 Easy Tips to a Good Night Sleep
You're reading 3 Easy Tips to a Good Night Sleep, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Good night sleep. The best thing in the world (Second to a nice Cheeseburger on a rainy morning). According to a 2010 survey, 30 percent of Australians reported experiencing a severe sleeping disorder. Whereas in America, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that one of every four Americans reports not getting enough night sleep. This corresponds with another survey saying that around 60 million Americans...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marwan Jamal Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement health benefits of sleep how to get a good sleep pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

The Connection Between Mental Health and Food
You're reading The Connection Between Mental Health and Food, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. For people who struggle with mental illness, food can have all sorts of positive and negative meanings. Certain foods can help or hinder maintaining a healthy emotional state, others can trigger unhealthy spirals: They can contribute to specific mental health issues that can cause dramatic changes in eating habits — which can further exacerbate those psychological problems. It’s important to mention that food...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah_Rue Tags: diet featured health and fitness self improvement awareness clarity food mental health Source Type: blogs