Fitness, CoQ10 and Statins

Sorgue Marathon

Fitness, Ageing, CoQ10 and Statins Attention elderly marathon runners (and those of you with more modest fitness goals).  Do you seem to be running out of gas?  If so, you may be experiencing the effects of a decrease in levels of a vital substance called CoEnzyme Q10, the cause of which may be either age-related, [...]

Reduce Brain Plaque Now

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Are your brain neurones beginning to malfunction?  Alzheimer’s Disease affects many millions of people worldwide.  It’s one of the most feared diseases of the ageing process.  Investing in brain health is a choice many longevityboomers are making. Alzheimer’s Disease involves damage to the neurones rather than the vascular system. In the brain we can get [...]

Power Naps, Siestas and Forty Winks

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Grandpa was a devotee of the siesta.  He called it “forty winks” and it was  the ritual of lying down after a hard day of manual labour and maybe nodding off for a while.  Not culturally sanctified on the job in suburban Australia, he managed to fit it in, mid-afternoon when he arrived home. “Forty winks” is an [...]

What’s to Love about Tomatoes?

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Getting your 2 plus 5 or just eating pizza again?  When it comes to stroke prevention, the story starts to get interesting. “A diet high in fruits anad vegetables is associated with a lower risk of stroke”, according to Dr Jouni Karppi of the University of Eastern Finland. However, Karppi’s group particularly extols the virtues [...]

Probiotics and Obesity

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Gut bacteria linked to obesity?  How is that possible? Maybe you didn’t realize that the microbial cells in your gut (some people call them bugs) outnumber human cells 10 to 1. What’s more, they weigh about one and a half kilograms not counting those that cover our skin and mucous membranes. The fact that so [...]

Tai Chi Helps Chemobrain

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Tai chi is a gentle approach to exercise and relaxation that is ideal for anyone experiencing a lower level of fitness or general slow-down after surgery. It can be adapted for various disabilities (including wheelchairs). Tai chi has been practised for many years as a stress-management technique to improve cancer survival.  The side effects of [...]

Save the Beetroot

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Save the Humble Beet! Beetroot, we need you!  This purple vegetable is said to fight cancer, lower blood pressure, fight dementia and some are starting to think it’s as good an energy drink as a Red Bull. Purple superfoods are the way of the future, or at least we hope they will be. Australian entrepreneur, [...]