The Placebo Effect (Updated)

The Placebo Effect (Updated)

Jul 11

pla·ce·bo: A placebo is a simulated or otherwise medically ineffectual treatment for a disease or other medical condition intended to deceive the recipient. Sometimes patients given a placebo treatment will have a perceived or actual improvement in a medical condition, a phenomenon commonly called the placebo effect. The placebo effect consists of several different effects woven together, and the methods of placebo administration may be as important as the administration itself…

Ray Kurzweil: Self-Driving Cars & Other Predictions

Ray Kurzweil: Self-Driving Cars & Other Predictions

Apr 23

In a wide-ranging speech in front of a standing-room crowd at the SAE World Congress Ray Kurzweil describes how and why he sees technology impacting our lives over the next 30 years and beyond…

Eternal Life Could Be Achieved By Lengthening Chromosomes

Eternal Life Could Be Achieved By Lengthening Chromosomes

Feb 03

The key to eternal life could be a procedure to lengthen chromosomes. The new process allows scientists to lengthen the telomeres, effectively turning back the biological clock and making the chromosomes — and the people that are made out of them — younger…

Rebooting Our Relationship With Technology (Updated)

Rebooting Our Relationship With Technology (Updated)

Dec 09

The importance of rebooting our relationship with technology — and practical suggestions how to do it…

Standing As Anti-Aging Medicine

Standing As Anti-Aging Medicine

Sep 03

Scientists have discovered that people who stand up frequently have longer telomeres, which keep the genetic code safe from wear and tear…

Blue Zones: The Nine Common Characteristics Of The World’s Longest Living People (Updated)

Blue Zones: The Nine Common Characteristics Of The World’s Longest Living People (Updated)

Aug 21

Working with a team of scientists, we found the nine common characteristics of all the world’s long-lived people. The secret of how to live longer lies not in diets or excise programs but in creating the right surroundings. These nine characteristics we call Power 9™ can help you get up to 12 good years out of life and help you look and feel younger at every age…

The Power of Intermittent Fasting (Updated)

The Power of Intermittent Fasting (Updated)

Apr 12

Scientists are uncovering evidence that short periods of fasting, if properly controlled, could achieve a number of health benefits, as well as potentially helping the overweight…

What People Really Look Like

What People Really Look Like

Nov 22

Massage therapist Dale Favier describes what human bodies REALLY look like…

The Immortality Project Announces Research Grants

The Immortality Project Announces Research Grants

May 22

Phenomena related to near-death experiences, immortality in virtual reality, and genes that prevent a species of freshwater hydra from aging are among the first research proposals funded by The Immortality Project at the University of California, Riverside…

New Drugs Could Help People Live To 150 Years

New Drugs Could Help People Live To 150 Years

Mar 11

Drugs that could combat ageing and help people to live to 150-years-old may be available within five years, following landmark research. Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has been testing the resveratrol-based medications on patients suffering with medical conditions including cancer, diabetes and heart disease…

Lack of Sleep ‘Switches Off’ Genes

Lack of Sleep ‘Switches Off’ Genes

Feb 25

One week of bad sleep can “switch off” hundreds of genes and raise the risk of a host of illnesses including obesity and heart disease, scientists claim…

Documentary: ‘Eat, Fast & Live Longer’

Documentary: ‘Eat, Fast & Live Longer’

Feb 19

Michael Mosley is a medical doctor, journalist and television presenter. He has set himself a truly ambitious goal: he wants to live longer, stay younger and lose weight in the bargain. And he wants to make as few changes to his life as possible along the way. He discovers the powerful new science behind the ancient idea of fasting, and he thinks he’s found a way of doing it that still allows him to enjoy his food. Michael tests out the science of fasting on himself — with life-changing results…

The Island Where People Forget to Die

The Island Where People Forget to Die

Oct 26

Doctors said that Stamatis Moraitis had lung cancer. They gave him nine months to live. He was in his mid-60s. Moraitis considered staying in America and seeking aggressive cancer treatment at a local hospital. But he decided instead to return to Ikaria, where he could be buried with his ancestors in a cemetery shaded by oak trees that overlooked the Aegean Sea. At first, he spent his days in bed, as his mother and wife tended to him. He reconnected with his faith. On Sunday mornings, he hobbled up the hill to a tiny Greek Orthodox chapel where his grandfather once served as a priest. When his childhood friends discovered that he had moved back, they started showing up every afternoon. They’d talk for hours, an activity that invariably involved a bottle or two of locally produced wine. I might as well die happy, he thought. In the ensuing months, something strange happened. He says he started to feel stronger. One day, feeling ambitious, he planted some vegetables in the garden. He didn’t expect to live to harvest them, but he enjoyed being in the sunshine, breathing the ocean air. Elpiniki could enjoy the fresh vegetables after he was gone. Six months came and went. Moraitis didn’t die. Instead, he reaped his garden and, feeling emboldened, cleaned up the family vineyard as well. Easing himself into the island routine, he woke up when he felt like it, worked in the vineyards until midafternoon, made himself lunch and then took a long nap. In the evenings, he often walked to the local tavern, where he played dominoes past midnight. The years passed. His health continued to improve. He added a couple of rooms to his parents’ home so his children could visit. He built up the vineyard until it produced 400 gallons of wine a year. Today, three and a half decades later, he’s 97 years old — and cancer-free. He never went through chemotherapy, took drugs or sought therapy of any sort. All he did was move home to Ikaria…

Twelve “Any Time, Any Place” Survival Tips (v3.2)

Twelve “Any Time, Any Place” Survival Tips (v3.2)

Sep 06

So, you live on Planet Earth and are wondering what you can do to insure a graceful passage through whatever changes may come your way. And you want advice that you can use any time, any place, even when faced with the kind of apocalyptic changes that are presently knocking on our global door. Here are a few practical suggestions…

Russian Billionaire Plans Immortality Research Center

Russian Billionaire Plans Immortality Research Center

Aug 30

Dmitry Itskov, a Russian billionaire and media mogul, is betting that money can buy eternal life. Itskov’s 2045 Initiative, which is trying to make immortality a reality, launched its own political party in Russia last week: Evolution 2045. Though Evolution 2045 is based in Russia, it aims to create “a new stage of human civilization” throughout the world…

Secrets Of The World’s Healthiest Women

Secrets Of The World’s Healthiest Women

Jan 13

The places we’re usually told to emulate are known as Blue Zones or Cold Spots. Blue Zones were pinpointed by explorer Dan Buettner and a team of longevity researchers and are described in his book “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.” They’re areas in Italy, Japan, Greece, California, and Costa Rica where the people have traditionally stayed healthy and active to age 100 or older. Similarly, Cold Spots, as identified by integrative medicine physician Daphne Miller, M.D., author of “The Jungle Effect,” are five areas in Mexico, Iceland, Japan, Greece, and Cameroon with low rates of “Western” ailments like heart disease, depression, and certain cancers. So I took a look at a few key regions to see which habits we Americans could make our own…

Stem Cells Reverse Aging In Mice

Stem Cells Reverse Aging In Mice

Jan 03

Scientists may one day slow down aging with a simple injection of youthful stem cells. They’ve just proven this can be done in mice, according to a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications. The mice, which had been engineered to mimic a human disease called progeria, would normally have grown old when they were quite young. But that changed when researchers injected muscle stem cells from healthy young mice into the bellies of the quickly aging mice. Within days, the doddering and frail mice began to act like they were living the storyline of “The Strange Case of Benjamin Button” as they started looking and acting younger…

Deep Brain Stimulation ‘Reverses’ Alzheimer’s

Deep Brain Stimulation ‘Reverses’ Alzheimer’s

Dec 01

Scientists in Canada have raised a tantalising prospect — reversing Alzheimer’s disease. Brain shrinkage, declining function and memory loss had been thought to be irreversible. They used a technique known as deep brain stimulation — applying electricity directly to regions of the brain. In two patients, the brain’s memory hub reversed its expected decline and actually grew.

Decoding The Aging Process

Decoding The Aging Process

Nov 15

Scientists are beginning to decode the complex biology of aging and are optimistic that recent advances in research may lead to treatments that can slow or even reverse degeneration and disease…

Will Human Beings Achieve Immortality Before The End Of The Century?

Will Human Beings Achieve Immortality Before The End Of The Century?

Oct 31

A growing number of creditable scientists are convinced that humanity will achieve virtual immortality before the end of the century…

100-Year-Old Man Completes Marathon

100-Year-Old Man Completes Marathon

Oct 17

Fauja Singh completed the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in approximately eight hours, making him the oldest person ever to finish one of the 26.2-mile races. It was the eighth marathon for Singh, who was born India in 1911 and did not start running marathons until he was 89, after he moved to England following the death of his wife and son. He says not smoking or drinking alcohol throughout his life, combined with a vegetarian diet and up to 10 miles of walking or running per day are the secrets to his health…

Breakthrough Electromagnetic Device Reverses Alzheimers

Breakthrough Electromagnetic Device Reverses Alzheimers

Oct 08

A new electromagnetic stimulation system has been developed in Israel that appears to change the course of the degenerative Alzheimer’s disease and allow patients to regain faded cognitive skills. The non-invasive NeuroAD system, developed by Yokneam-based Neuronix, is the first medical device in the world to receive approval for treating mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, a terminal brain disease affecting about 30 million elderly people worldwide…

Dr. Aubrey De Grey: Status Of Current & Future Anti-Aging Research

Dr. Aubrey De Grey: Status Of Current & Future Anti-Aging Research

Jul 22

The first person who will live to see their 150th birthday has already been born, according to a leading scientist. Even more incredibly, Aubrey De Grey believes that the first person to live for 1,000 years will be born in the next two decades…

Resveratrol & Its Effects On Human Health & Longevity

Resveratrol & Its Effects On Human Health & Longevity

Jul 22

Resveratrol is one of the most amazing nutrients known to modern science. Known as a longevity nutrient that gives red wine it’s amazing benefits on heart health, resveratrol continues to be widely studied for applications in treating cancer, diabetes, and even chronic inflammation. Several drug companies have already attempted to copy the resveratrol molecule and turn it into a “miracle drug” that would be patented and sold at huge profit margins. In cooperation with the Biotivia company, NaturalNews has published a FREE downloadable report that reveals today’s best scientific breakthroughs on resveratrol…