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40% of US Population May Have Hypothyroidism

July 30th, 2009 1 comment

Dr. Broda Barnes spent 52 years of his life researching the human thyroid gland and its impact on health. Although he died in 1988, his work lives on through the Broda O. Barnes M.D. Research Foundation as well as books and many in the alternative medicine community who believe he was on the right track regarding a hidden widespread epidemic of low thyroid functioning begin responsible for rising levels of metabolic related health problems. The 40% of the population affected by the rising epidemics of high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome interestingly approximate the 40% of the population whom Dr. Barnes suspected have hypothyroidism, the vast majority of whom have never been diagnosed with the condition. Among Dr. Broda’s many writings on thyroid disease and treatment, his book Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness stands out as popular, relevant, and well-reviewed even decades after its original publication. The book explains how to detect low thyroid function, the adverse health effects it causes, and how to improve thyroid hormone levels to restore health.
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Vince Guiliano’s Anti-Aging Blog

July 19th, 2009 2 comments

Vince Guiliano is a prolific writer nearing 80 years old who has assembled a fascinating collection of information on human aging and how to slow it by using dietary supplements. Among his efforts to date are the Anti-Aging Firewalls blog and extensive overviews of the anti-aging properties of many dietary supplements.
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Last Life Extension “Final Clearance” Sale for 2009

June 26th, 2009 No comments

Life Extension just announced their last “Overstock Sale” for 2009 with savings from 60% to 80% on products they are updating or which are in excess inventory. The sale runs through September 14, 2009. The discount code is SKF901D.

Visit the “Final Clearance” sale for more information.


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Meaning and Interpretation of Medical Tests

June 16th, 2009 No comments

How many times have you gone to the doctor and had tests ordered, gotten the results back, and still aren’t sure what they mean? Sadly, this is commonplace. Most people lack medical knowledge to understand their own care well, and time-pressured doctors often don’t have the time to educate their patients about their own health. Even when you have a helpful doctor and are reasonably well-informed about your health, you might forget what your doctor said or lose your notes or get two tests confused with each other.

Trying to understand some of my own medical test results recently, I ran across a couple of websites that are really helpful for explaining hundreds of the most common medical tests, both by test name and by medical conditions related to the tests. I also found many helpful articles on understanding “optimal ranges” for certain tests that are vastly different from the “reference ranges” used by labs and doctors.
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Life Extension Overstock Sale Ends June 8, 2009

June 7th, 2009 No comments

Life Extension’s latest overstock sale ends June 8. Sale pricing is offered to both Life Extension members and non-members.

Some of their best deals are on products for improving blood lipids, including Mega EPA/DHA Fish Oil and Vitamin B3 Niacin 1000mg tablets.

For people suffering from sleep loss and anxiety from high-stress situations such as job loss, divorce, and child custody battles, L-Theanine is an effective means to reduce anxiety and improve sleep. The overstock sale pricing on Life Extension’s L-Theanine (60 capsules of 100mg) is a particularly good value on a very helpful product. L-Theanine is found naturally in many teas. If you enjoy tea, you might consider increasing your tea consumption substantially (by several cups per day) to get similar results.

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Chromosome Ends and Aging

May 19th, 2009 No comments

If you enjoyed our article Is TA-65 the Means to Immortality? about TA-65 telomerase activation therapy and the involvement of chromosomal telomeres in the aging process, you might also enjoy this video from Professor Elizabeth Blackburn of University of California at San Francisco. She discusses the relationship between telomeres, cell division, and aging-related diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
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Life Extension Overstock Products: Mega EPA/DHA Fish Oil and Niacin

May 17th, 2009 No comments

As you may be aware, the latest Life Extension Overstock Sale ends on June 8, 2009. We’d like to call your attention to two of the overstock sale products that are a particularly good deal and would be useful for a lot of people trying to lower their cholesterol and blood lipid (fat) levels.

Life Extension Mega EPA/DHA Fish Oil is useful for improving your health in many ways. In addition to helping cut down unhealthy blood lipid levels (LDL cholesterol and triglycerides), it is also helpful for reducing depression, reducing the risk of blood clots and general inflammation, and improving brain and nervous system health.

The second product we’ll discuss at the end of this article is Life Extension Vitamin B3 Niacin. It’s good for lowering LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and reducing stroke and heart attack risk. It can also increase beneficial HDL cholesterol and improve blood flow. However, you should discuss using it with your doctor to be on the safe side as people with liver disorders may not be able to safely use it.
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Is TA-65 the Means to Immortality?

May 15th, 2009 6 comments

Humans have dreamed about immortality for as long as there have been humans. Yet the “fountain of youth” is still just a myth, and human lifespans today are topping out around 120 years for a few people. People over age 100 are one of the fastest growing age groups, but still there are grave concerns about whether large numbers of centenarians will be healthy enough to be worth the additional years.

Scientist and author Dr. Aubrey de Grey recently wrote about the advancing anti-aging technologies and why they may work in his book Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime. De Grey believes that human lifespans of 500 years or more may be just around the corner. But there are many different competing theories of aging, each explaining different aspects of aging but none of which individually explain it all.
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Annual Life Extension Blood Test Sale

April 10th, 2009 No comments

LifeExtension.com has a members-only sale on blood test from April 1 to June 1, 2009. Members can save 44% or more on blood tests including lipid profiles (cholesterol tests), CBC (Complete Blood Count), vitamin D blood serum levels, and more. Savings on common test panels involving several related tests are even higher, up to 53% off normal prices. Click on the blood test banner below for more information. 

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You may be able to get your doctor to prescribe many of these tests. For those without a fully cooperative doctor or good insurance coverage, this annual blood test sale provides lower-cost means to get critical health information to help you understand your health risks and status. This can provide the starting point for you to plan changes in your diet and lifestyle or to evaluate the effectiveness of changes you have already made.
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Great Prices on Life Extension Supplements at BoomJ!

March 12th, 2009 No comments

Life Extension Foundation offers some of the most innovative health supplement products. They often sponsor research studies to determine what supplements work and what dosages are required to be beneficial and safe. They are great at spreading the news about new research findings, and are often battling with the US government to keep the Feds from messing up the citizen’s ability to buy beneficial dietary supplements. However, one downside is that their products are not the cheapest on the block.

One of the least expensive sources we have found for Life Extension’s products is the BoomJ Store. BoomJ often has prices on single-quantity orders that beat the quantity 4+ member prices on Life Extension’s own web site. BoomJ is also a social networking site. Considering their target audience is the “over 35” crowd, we can see why they would be interested in offering competitive prices on dietary supplements.
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