Given perfect conditions, human beings are thought to be capable of living a healthy 125 years. Indeed, the oldest recorded human being was a French woman who lived to be 122 years of age (JAMA, 1 ...
* Don’t isolate yourself. A MacArthur Foundation study found that keeping close contacts with others and remaining involved in other people’s lives predicted successful ageing (Kahn RL, Rowe JW. Successful Aging. New York: Pantheon, 1998).
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Most doctors reckon that we can get all the nutrients we need from a healthy, balanced diet, and that taking supplements is an unnecessary expense. But a new study confirms what we have long suspected - the food we eat today just can't deliver the...
Getting a conventional doctor to review nutritional medicine is a bit like asking the Hunchback of Notre Dame to provide an overview of pilates. In the main doctors hold to the view that we get all the nutrition we need from our diets, a position...
The key to treating Parkinson’s disease is to enhance the patient’s quality of life and wellbeing by focusing on a high-quality diet, a good daily multivitamin, effective stress control and, where appropriate, a programme of exercise.
Re bypass surgery (WDDTY vol 14 no 12), in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation (BARI), lifestyle changes were determined to have most to do with an increase in survival.
There are many better alternatives than drugs for depression. Here's a short summary. For more detailed information, see WDDTY, vol 6 no 6, and the WDDTY Guide to Mental Health
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is not a ‘disease’ per se; it is believed to be a significant risk factor in other diseases, including heart attack, heart failure, stroke and kidney disease.