L-Carnitine Helps Reduce LDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Blood Glucose, and Insulin in Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes Patients

The inexpensive supplement L-carnitine has been found in multiple studies of patients with diabetes or fatty liver disease to greatly amplify the beneficial effects of improved diet and lipase-blocker drugs such as orlistat (Alli). It appears the supplement has low … Continue reading

Tired All the Time for Months or Years? Here’s A Resource With Many Possible Explanations.

While recently writing about adrenal fatigue, depression, and anxiety, I’ve been doing a lot of reading on chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis), and hormonal imbalances that are also commonly associated with severe fatigue, chronic pain, and … Continue reading

Extra 5% Discount on Life Extension Calorie Control Weight Management Complex

Life Extension has announced an additional 5% discount on its new Calorie Control Weight Management Formula product. The added discount is available for orders through January 3, 2011. You need to enter the coupon code WSM003W to get the added 5% discount. You can add it at any time in your shopping cart or click through the Calorie Control Weight Management Formula product links here to register the coupon.

While I have not yet had enough time using the product to know the long-term results from personal experience, I was pleasantly surprised at its taste and drinkability. Many other fiber mix products I’ve tried were clumpy and unpleasant to drink. This one with its natural blueberry and pomegranate flavors actually tastes very good. I think it’s well worth a try if you’re either looking to lose some weight and/or get higher than optimal glucose and blood lipid levels under control.

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Life Extension Discount on New Calorie Control Weight Management Formula

Life Extension has announced a discounted price of $28.00 per bottle of its new Calorie Control Weight Management Formula product. Read through to the end of this article for the discount code.

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TA-65 Telomere Lengthening Just One Part of Anti-Aging Healthcare

Geron Corporation has discovered a number of telomerase activators that can lengthen the telomeres on the ends of DNA strands that act as a sort of biological aging clock for cellular division. One of these compounds, TA-65, has become widely known as one of Geron’s affiliated companies, TA Sciences, has started selling it and related testing services to the public. TA-65 does seem to do what is claimed, particularly in people with aging immune systems. But there is a lot more involved with fighting aging than keeping your telomeres long.

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Researching Conditions, Supplements, and Medicine with VitaSearch

Recently I came across a website called VitaSearch sponsored by Tishcon Corporation, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements. The site has a very helpful search feature that finds information on drug and supplement studies. The user can enter keywords referring to conditions, supplements, and medicines and it will report back with summaries of studies and/or expert interviews.

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Vitamins B12, C, and E May Increase Telomere Length

A recent study by the National Institutes of Health explored the connection between telomere lengths in the human immune cells known as leukocytes (white blood cells) and the use of multivitamins. The data used came from 586 participants in the Sister Study of healthy sisters of breast cancer patients. The women’s ages ranged from 35 to 74 years. Women who used multivitamins on a daily basis had leukocyte telomeres on average 5.1% longer than those who did not use multivitamins.

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Elizabeth Blackburn on Chromosome Ends and Diseases of Aging

Professor Elizabeth Blackburn of University of California at San Francisco discusses the relationship between telomeres, cell division, and aging-related diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.

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40% of US Population May Have Hypothyroidism

Dr. Broda Barnes spent 52 years of his life researching the human thyroid gland and its impact on health. Although he died in 1988, his work lives on through the Broda O. Barnes M.D. Research Foundation as well as books and many in the alternative medicine community who believe he was on the right track regarding a hidden widespread epidemic of low thyroid functioning begin responsible for rising levels of metabolic related health problems. The 40% of the population affected by the rising epidemics of high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome interestingly approximate the 40% of the population whom Dr. Barnes suspected have hypothyroidism, the vast majority of whom have never been diagnosed with the condition. Among Dr. Broda’s many writings on thyroid disease and treatment, his book Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness stands out as popular, relevant, and well-reviewed even decades after its original publication. The book explains how to detect low thyroid function, the adverse health effects it causes, and how to improve thyroid hormone levels to restore health.

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