The Longevity Question

There is no cure for aging, of course. But many researchers approach the effects and disorders of aging as inevitable, which is a limiting perspective. Instead, it’s helpful to look at aging as a process that can be treated, slowed, or even partially reversed.  Cutting-edge science is focused on “biological reprogramming”: dietary restrictions, genetic modifications, […]

The Problem with Big Pharma

The pharmaceutical industry is deeply corrupt. The problem is systemic: the companies value profit over patients, when it needs to be the other way around. The problem has worsened over the last few decades, as trials have moved from university settings to for-profit clinical research shops. These organizations are highly commercial and, worse, exploitative, conducting […]

Are Carbs the New Health Craze?

Many doctors and nutritionists have villainized the starches we eat, pointing out that they turn into sugar (which then turns into fat). But if you look around the world, especially at non-Western diets, people who eat rice and vegetables tend to have health and longevity. What gives? John A. McDougall and Mary McDougall say that […]

Is Intermittent Fasting For You?

You’ve heard the most common weight-loss advice: eat less and move more. It might sound simple, but special diets and exercise equipment can be expensive, difficult, and unpleasant to maintain. And if you don’t maintain the regimen—well, you know what happens. The weight piles back on. An increasingly popular alternative is intermittent fasting, which can […]

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