Sunshine and Telomeres

A warm sunny day … what could feel better? Yet the warm sun on our skin that we all crave gets a lot of bad press from the medical establishment. Far from being a source of illness that will kill you before your time, the sun is your best hope to live longer and prevent illness. Did you know, for …

Do Couch Potatoes Live Longer?

A new study confirms that doing “aerobics” and “cardio” shrink your telomeres. Even a couch potato who does no exercise at all may be better off than the folks who run marathons and spend hours on treadmills. Why is this important to you? Because many of today’s most widespread conditions and illnesses are associated with shorter telomeres. Telomeres are the …

How do NASA astronauts reverse extreme aging in space?

Did you know that your cardiovascular system ages ten times faster in space than it does on earth? We age faster in space because there’s more oxidative stress, more insulin resistance, and more inflammation. You even find significant damage to mitochondria, the energy producing centers of your cells. Astronauts also experience another form of extreme aging. The tiny biological clocks …

A Nutrition Pioneer

I got a great magazine in the mail last week. It’s a TIME special edition about all my heroes in science. Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, Pasteur… I read a little further and I was happy to see Linus Pauling. I thought, “Great! They recognized what a pioneer he was…” I was excited because Pauling is someone who’s close to home …

Are Your Telomeres In Trouble?

Living in the 21st century affords you many luxuries. High-speed computers… cell phones… air conditioning and LCD TVs. But the chemicals and industrial solvents that make them possible are poisonous. We’re now floating in a sea of space-age, lab-created, synthetic molecules. And they’re flowing through your blood as you read this letter. They’re a part of life today, and we …