There's a hormone in your body the primary function of which is to make you strong and good-looking.
It's no joke!
It's called growth hormone. And, despite its simple name, human growth hormone (GH) does a lot more than stimulate growth. It causes tissue to grow and stored energy (fat) to be burnt off.
The problem is, that as we age, our bodies make less and less of this youth chemical!
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It's in every healthy human cell, our bodies make small amounts of it, and it's found in food too, like red meat and in broccoli, tomatoes and spinach.
It's both water and fat soluble which means it works in every single tissue and organ in the body.
And it could bring ageing down to almost a grinding halt.
I'm referring to Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) and it's astounding scientists all ove... ››› more
Do you spend a lot of money and time preserving your looks? Wish there was a pill you could take that would stop your skin from sagging and wrinkling, your hair from going grey and thinnng out, and your midline from expanding?
Well, there is - just it's even better than a pill. It's a natural superfood that you can add to your breakfast every morning. Just two tablespoons of it per day could he... ››› more
Everyone knows that exercise makes you feel happier, helps with weight loss, is good for muscles and bones, increases energy levels, reduces risk of chronic disease, improves skill health and boosts brainpower and memory.
What you probably didn't know is that keeping active throughout life could also help keep your body younger and healthier as you age. This is according to new UK research publ... ››› more
Despite the fact that most of us spend lots of money buying vitamin and mineral supplements, up to one in two older adults may be lacking in at least one of the nutrients we need to maintain good health as we age, a new study published in Nutrients shows.
According to the study, one in every two people age 65 and over may lack vitamin D and 25% may be deficient in vitamin B12. Vitamin D is nece... ››› more
As you've probably noticed, natural oils are back on everyone's beauty agenda right now...
Oil leaves your skin and hair feeling restored, nourished and glowing. Plus, with so many new de-greased, whisper-thin formulas on the market, there's one for every part of your beauty routine!
Read on for the five best oils that are packed with plumping vitamins, not to mention nothing short of trans... ››› more
There's a body of research that suggests that some vitamin supplements offer skin-saving benefits. Among these supplements are vitamins A, C and E.
All three of these vitamins are antioxidants. They've shown to prevent or delay some types of skin cell damage. The question is: Should you taking these vitamin supplements to help stave off the signs of ageing? The short answer is no - here's why. ... ››› more
Ever noticed that your skin looks and feels a little ‘off' after a series of holiday parties, braais or cocktail-filled beach days? “What you eat affects your skin - for better or worse,” says Ariel Ostad, MD, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
While the odd chocolate binge or night out of drinking won't age you overnight, a poor diet in the long run can speed up the ageing pr... ››› more
Collagen plays a big role in your physical health, especially the ageing process. The word, which comes from the Greek word for glue, refers to the structural proteins that binds your cells and tissues together, helping them to maintain shape and integrity.
Collagen is present in your skin, muscles, tendons, skeleton and even your teeth. While your body produces its own collagen, it starts prod... ››› more
A new study by the University of Bonn in Germany and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel have found that the active ingredient in cannabis, delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can slow down or even reverse the brain's ageing process.
In their study, they achieve successful restoration of memory performance in mice using cannabis. Here's the full story.
Study finds that the active ing... ››› more
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