In general, those who reach age one hundred in good health have stayed active or very active into old age. There are of course exceptions. If you look at centenarians, or even just within your own extended family, you will likely find someone who beat the odds: eating whatever they wanted, seldom exercising, yet making it to a ripe old age.
How well you age is largely under your control, with genetics thought to be responsible for just 25% of your health. What that means is that incorporating healthy behaviors now is an excellent way help slow your aging roll over time, boost longevity and sidestep many of the problems that can take the life out of your lifespan. How create a better and longer ‘healthspan’? One of the simplest and most effective ways is to do it is to harness the health-boosting power of hormesis.
Practicing medicine is fascinating and rewarding work – but, unfortunately, the mainstream medical ‘system’ often interferes with the mission of health and healing. Here's my vision of the future of medicine.
Restful, restorative, sometimes elusive sleep. Why is it that something that is so natural, so essential and necessary for good health can become so hard to do well? Has modern life has taught us now not to sleep? In a word, yes. It’s that perfect storm of a few less-than-stellar habits which, when combined, over time, wind up teaching your body how not to sleep. The good news however is that we can re-learn the art of sleep well at night by taking steps during the daylight hours to set the stage for sleep success at night. Here’s what you need to know and do to master the art:
We are all drowning in plastic! Even if you try to avoid it, the stuff still manages to worm its way into our lives in a range of subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Not only does it pollute the environment, but plastic is horrendous for your body, which is why I urge you to include a plastic purge on your spring cleaning to-do list. The more of it you can remove from your day-to-day, the better it will be for your health and the planet’s as well. Here are my 14 tips to help you purge.