Healthy aging: Alzheimer’s disease, digestive health, anti-aging foods, essential oils for aging skin

By: Bel Marra Health | Health News | Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 04:30 AM

Aging is a fact of life that comes with its benefits and downsides. As we get older, we lose strength and our bodies decline. However, the degree that this happens is up to you. Eating right and living a healthy lifestyle have proven to prolong physical and mental health in the elderly.

Baby boomers and Alzheimer’s disease: Effect of aging on memory

With the baby boomers’ generation aging, the cases of Alzheimer’s disease, which can cause memory loss, are growing in numbers. According to a report released by Alzheimer’s Association, over 28 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for nearly 25 percent of Medicare spending.

Maria Carrillo, Alzheimer’s Association Chief Science Officer, explained, “The risk of Alzheimer’s increases with age, and as baby boomers get older, the number of people developing the disease will rise to levels far beyond anything we’ve ever seen before. Fortunately, there is a pipeline of experimental therapies that have the potential to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and perhaps even prevent the disease.” Continue reading…

Both food calories and food smell contribute to the aging process: Study

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Eating food is a requirement for life. It gives us energy, helps our organs function, and keeps our brains sharp, but like most things in the world, too much food can be bad for you. A new study from neuroscientists at Florida Atlantic University has taken this sentiment one step further, suggesting it may not be what or how much you eat that matters but rather what’s eating you—or more specifically, your metabolic waste—and contributing to the aging process. Continue reading…

Improving your digestion after 60: How aging affects your digestive health

Improving your digestion after 60: How aging affects your digestive health

Nearly 40 percent of older adults have issues with digestion related to aging, and it has a lot to do with our bodies changing as we age, including our digestive health. A variety of factors take a toll on our digestive system as we progress through life, including our lifestyle and any medications we might be taking.

It is no secret that aging places us at a higher risk for all kinds of health conditions. As we age, some bodily functions slow down, including digestion. When it comes to digestive health in our older years, the muscles in the digestive tract can become stiffer and weaker. The tissues are also more apt to become damaged, since new cells just don’t form as quickly as they did before. Many people seem surprised by the effects of aging on the digestive system. They think they are in the minority. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Continue reading…

Best anti-aging foods you should be eating

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Although the fountain of youth has yet to be discovered, there are other ways you can slowly turn back the hands of time. Sure, you can spend hundreds of dollars on creams that promise you’ll look 20 again, but save those extra dollars. Instead of spending on the outside, start focusing on the inside.

What am I referring to exactly? Well, it’s your diet of course! Yes, that’s right, the foods you eat daily can go a long way in either speeding up or slowing down the aging process. So, if you want to look and feel forever young, you should be eating the foods listed below. Continue reading…

Essential oils for aging skin: Preventing & treating wrinkles naturally

Essential oils for aging skin: Preventing & treating wrinkles naturally

If you happen to glance at the mirror and see dull, aging skin, you may want to consider using essential oils to help repair the damage that you see. Even if you don’t see dull skin or wrinkles today, you may want to consider using essential oils as a preventative measure of damage that can be caused to your skin over time. In addition to the wonderful benefits that essential oils provide your skin with, they also work just as well on dry, damaged hair. Investing in certain essential oils may help to reverse skin and hair damage, and may act as a preventative measure against future damage. Continue reading…


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