Healthy longevity in the Blue Zones

These three people have one thing in common. They live in a ‘Blue Zone’. A Blue Zone is an area or a population group where people live much longer and stay healthy into extreme old age. Woman from Okinawa, Japan Man from Costa Rica, Central America Man from Greece Researcher Dan Buettner collaborated with National … Read more

Top 10 tips for Brain Health

There is, as of now, no cure for dementia, so prevention strategies are essential. A reading of 30 recent studies suggests the following top 10 preventative measures. The good news is that you can retain your memory and remain mentally sharp with this 10 point plan. None of them involves pharmaceuticals. (Of course advice is … Read more

The fat gene – blame your ape ancestors

Few animals – other than humans and our domestic pets – are troubled with weight issues or obesity. Now scientists at University College London, writing in Scientific American magazine, think they know why. A genetic mutation that occurred several million years ago in our ape ancestors could well be a cause of the modern problem … Read more

Nutrient content of food is declining

Many people take a vitamin and mineral supplement as a form of ‘health insurance’. To make sure they really are getting the nutrients they need. Because there is a perception that intensive farming, fast and processed foods and modern plant breeding have all reduced the nutritional value of food. But is it true? And if … Read more