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Life Extension Magazine

February 2015

Launch Interactive Issue

Combat Age-Related Brain Atrophy

Brain atrophy (shrinkage) increases with age and is a major factor in cognitive, depressive, and movement disorders. Shrinkage of our brain also markedly increases risk of premature death. The good news is that loss of brain mass can be prevented by following a program already practiced by many Life Extension® members.

Reports

Block The Vascular Origins Of Cognitive Decline

An extract of the periwinkle plant, vinpocetine encourages cerebral blood flow and healthy neuronal function. This is of particular importance in protecting against mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, vascular dementia, memory impairment, and stroke damage.

Health Risks Of Inhalation Insulin For Diabetics

The FDA recently approved a new inhaled insulin drug. However, reports indicate that inhaled insulin can induce unwanted cell division, respiratory distress, and other adverse effects. A similar drug was withdrawn from the market following links to increased risk of lung cancer.

Heal Traumatic Brain Injury With Bioidentical Hormones

Standard medicine has failed many of the 1.7 million Americans afflicted with traumatic brain injury (TBI). These victims too often suffer long-term cognitive, emotional, and physical effects. A group of physicians has developed a novel way of reversing these symptoms of brain trauma by replenishing natural hormones on an individualized basis.

Departments

As We See It

Major Advance In Slowing Aging

A huge number of published studies demonstrate that higher AMPK activity can reverse degenerative aging processes by stimulating cellular energy metabolism, inhibiting fat storage, reducing triglyceride production, and boosting glucose uptake into muscles.


In The News

Vitamin E may lower blood pressure; curcumin blocks tumor growth and inhibits mesothelioma; fiber reduces mortality risk; tart cherry juice treats joint pain; thyroidectomy patients are vitamin D deficient; vitamin D derivative combats pancreatic cancer; B-vitamin deficiencies are linked to obesity; vitamin D improves atopic dermatitis.

Superfoods

Sage

The bioactive compounds in sage reduce glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, and inflammation, and improve mood and cognition. Sage also safely boosts memory in those with and without Alzheimer’s.

Ask The Pharmacist

Ask The Pharmacist

Studies show that up to 68% of Americans are magnesium-deficient. Magnesium supplementation can support every functional cell in the body and prevent a broad range of diseases and disorders.

Author Interview

Author Interview

Author Jo Robinson’s book Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health details how humans gradually replaced once-wild produce with easy-to-harvest varieties that are low in nutrients and high in starch and sugar.

Journal Abstracts