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Life Extension Magazine

September 2003

Inflammation and the Aging Brain

Preventing cognitive decline is an intense focus of brain researchers today. Chronic inflammation is increasingly being implicated as a key culprit that damages healthy brain cells. Scientists are discovering novel methods to inhibit chronic inflammatory processes that are involved in neurological diseases and normal brain aging.


Quenching the Flames of Inflammatory Brain Aging

Neuro-protective ingredients such as Nexrutine®, 5-Loxin, quercetin and vinpocetine are being used as the first line of defense against deterioration of the brain. Attacking inflammation, boosting acetylcholine levels and oxygenating the brain are all proving to be effective preventive measures to improve mental function and stave off the devastation of cognitive decline.

Treating High Cholesterol by Replacing Hormones Lost to Aging

Based on stunning new research findings, the treatment of heart disease may be undergoing a revolution. A six year clinical study reveals that low levels of steroidal “youth” hormones result in the excess production of cholesterol in the body. Read how to rebalance youth hormones, reduce cholesterol levels and improve your overall health.

What You Don't Know About the Dangers of Sun Damaged Skin

As we age, our skin loses the ability to shield us from dangerous solar radiation. The result has been an alarming rise in the incidence of skin cancer. Read how to protect your skin in order to prevent unsightly signs of aging and reduce cancer risk.

Creatine: Not Just a Sports Nutrition Supplement

Long used by athletes to spur muscle growth and increase endurance, creatine now has important applications for raising growth hormone levels and decreasing homocysteine.  Read how you can befit from this safe nutritional supplement.

Alpha Lipoic Acid, Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Carnosine

A landmark study has found that the combination of alpha lipoic acid, acetyl-L-carnitine and carnosine produces broad spectrum antioxidant activity throughout the body. This powerful supplement combination can be of significant assistance to any serious wellness protocol.



Profile: Dr. Rick Linchitz Defying the Odds

Medical doctor and dedicated triathlete, Rick Linchitz changed his life when confronted with broncho-alveolar carcinoma. Now cancer-free, Dr. Linchitz is actively devoted to helping others find health and happiness at his new integrative wellness resort.

As We See It

As We See It

For many years, the government held the position that there is no relationship between dietary fat and cardiovascular health. After years of litigation, the government has suddenly reversed its opinion and urges increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids.

In The News

Fish oils benefit diabetic hearts; Vitamin C and cardiac cells, omega-3 reduces macular degeneration; new antioxidant combo for longevity; improving heart function; drugs diabetics should avoid; research on caloric restriction.

All About Supplements

All About Supplements

Widely used in Europe, Serrapeptase has proven itself to be an impressive multi-purpose anti-inflammatory without the side effect. This proteolytic enzyme not only reduces pain but may also inhibit arterial plaque build-up. Read about this little known supplement that may replace your use of NSAIDS.

Q & A

Q & A

Green tea and infections, I3C and breast cancer, calcium d-glucarate, saw palmetto and nettle root, CLA with Guarana

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