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The Nutrition InvestigatorThe health and nutrition blog by Dr. Roc Ordman.

September Reading Notes

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Busy moving and letting people know about Mito-C and Triumph supplements. Please get discount and info if you haven’t yet: https://triumphhealthcorp.com

“We are slowed down sound and light waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos. We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music.” -Einstein

A  variety of substances both drugs and natural compounds are able to mime the beneficial effects of caloric restriction, including resveratrol, quercetin, rapamycin, metformin and 2-deoxy-d-glucose. Biogerontology Oct 2019

The Economist 9/14 pg 76 has an article on a study to rejuvenate humans. Already successful in mice, getting the combination of an enzyme (ALK5) inhibitor and oxytocin rejuvenated brain, muscle, and liver function. As both drugs are FDA approved, 20 volunteers over age 65 are currently testing this.

Music facilitates the neurogenesis, regeneration and repair of neurons

Individuals who drank green tea, oolong tea, or black tea 4x/week for 25 yrs had more efficient brain connections in certain brain regions. The same research group previously found that tea consumption was linked to a 50% reduction in cognitive decline. news.nus.edu.sg/research/drink…

It was shown that 10 weeks of vigorous interval training as a single intervention was sufficient to improve mental aspects for obese 70 year old people.  

Maternal microbiota shape offspring development, including susceptibility to illnesses, obesity, neurological disorders, and asthma. Microbiota come from vaginal birth, nursing, and playing outside. Science 365: 984

Sugary drink taxes should be based on sugar content. Sugary drinks are well established causes of obesity and diabetes. Science 365: 989

Drink kefir! Microbiota are different in older and rapidly-aging people. Fecal transplants from young to old mice extend their lifespans. Science 365: 996

Detection of abnormal night-time behaviors (wandering, pacing, other inappropriate activities) by family members indicates early signs of both Alzheimer’s disease pathologies and may encourage the affected individuals to seek help by health care providers for detailed cognitive/neurobehavioral assessments.

Actuarial life tables – how long are you likely to live?

NPR program on slowing aging

Brian Longevity Protocol

Viome looks like a valuable test to analyze gut microbiome and make improvements. Viome is having a sale.  It’s $129.  Sample Viome report.  Sample recommendations

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