Nutrition

Fasting-Mimicking Diet – A Disclaimer

Fasting-Mimicking Diet – A Disclaimer

Last week, I suggested a do-it-yourself version of Dr Longo’s FMD diet, and offered sample recipes. I want to clarify that this version was not authorized by Dr Longo or his associates at USC.

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Paleo Diet? 

Paleo Diet? 

There are many different variations on the theme – from all-encompassing “palaeolithic-style” diets to grain-free or gluten-free regimes – which are all generating a massive boom in specialised shops, products and even restaurants.

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Of Chocolate and Confirmation Bias

Of Chocolate and Confirmation Bias

Earlier in the year the world was finally treated to some good news from science: a report was published that claimed to show that eating chocolate could help you lose weight faster.

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Work Hard and Play Hard: A Nootropics Guide for Party Recovery

Work Hard and Play Hard: A Nootropics Guide for Party Recovery

Parties of all kinds have been a long part of human history. Tribal gatherings were prevalent before “civilization”, the Greeks and Romans drank more wine than water, and the Medieval ages saw the rise of liquor, beer, and other intoxicants to help people enjoy themselves. Modern partying can be even more taxing on the human body given the plethora of synthesized and processed drugs that are on th...

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MILE LIfe Extension Video Contest

MILE LIfe Extension Video Contest

Let us imagine that the world becomes convinced that indefinite life extension is desirable and that achieving it is feasible. The people aren’t sure how they can help though. A reporter turns to you and asks you to speak into the camera and tell the people what they can do to help the cause move forward. What do you tell them?

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Turmeric > Curcumin

Turmeric > Curcumin

Curcumin is extracted from the turmeric root, a common Indian spice with a long tradition of healing applications. Turmeric is about 2-5% curcumin. It is a robust anti-inflammatory agent, and it signals cancer cells to eliminate themselves. Evidence from several modalities suggests that curcumin protects gainst Alzheimer’s Disease. Can it also help us live longer?

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