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SUBJECT: A ton of extra notes worth sharing
With no classes to prepare, I can finally clear out all of the old notes that I felt were important to share. I shall try to organize them to be brief in this email, but hope you have time to peruse the much longer details at my website.
1. Keep active frequently
From Juvenon Health Journal - Motion-sensing underwear reveals interesting results
2. Alliance for Aging Research Newsletter - i. The study found that caffeine shortens and alcohol lengthens telomeres -- the end points of chromosomal DNA, implicated in aging and cancer. ii. Exercise Later in Life Tied to Healthy Aging iii. Two mutations in lifespan genes in C. elegans extend life 5-fold.
4. A recent research review justifying the use of intravenous vitamin C to treat cancer. And a review on why vitamin C kills cancer cells without harming normal cells. And further links from a reader about cancer and vitamin C: Vit C therapy: more links to iv vitamin C research: To take chemo or not.
5. The best berries? Here is a comparison of the flavinoid content of various berries. Though blueberries are great, Chokeberries, eaten mainly in Finland, have more than twice the flavinoid content. Life expectancy there is 81, vs. 79.5 in the US.
6. From Balz Frei in the Spring Linus Pauling Institute Newsletter -
7. Harvard newsletter states low fat diets should be dropped. Coconut oil and palm oil are higher in saturated fat than other plant oils. They are less harmful than partially hydrogenated oil, which is high in trans fats. But they are less beneficial for the heart than plant oils that are rich in unsaturated fats — olive, canola, sunflower, and other oils. Coconut oil increases good cholesterol, which may make it a good choice when cooking a dish that needs a little hard fat.
10. Daytime sleepiness, sleep deprivation, and irregular sleep schedules are highly prevalent among college students, as 50% report daytime sleepiness and 70% attain insufficient sleep.
11. A summary of the EARNEST Project, a five year, 15 nation European study on nutritional influences of early life!
12. A substantial update to my website about asthma by a recent student in my nutrition class. Key nutrition notes are avoid dairy, stress, and processed foods, and get quercetin (onions, garlic), water, yoga and meditation.
13. Neuropathy advice from articles cited at my website - i. Take alpha-lipoic acid! A wonderful product, developed by a Medal of Science winner, Bruce Ames, is called Juvenon, which I take every day. It turns old rats into young ones, improving energy, mood, brain function. I order it directly on line, and it is wonderful. ii. Take fish oil. All evidence indicates taking 2 g per day. iii. statins cause neuropathy. If you are taking statins, a common side effect of taking them is leg pain. For those people, coenzyme Q is a useful supplement that relieves that pain. You might try it, often sold as coQ10. iv. Get enough vitamin B12. B12 tablets have enormous dosages, but I take about one tablet a week, particularly because I eat a minimum amount of four legged meat, because that is really hazardous to long term health.
14. Reader's question - I wanted to ask you a few questions, I spent some time on the Nutrition Investigator. We exercise, and eat pretty well. I noticed these supplements/nutriceuticals on your site. Are you still a fan of Juvenon? Resveratrol? I started taking them, with the young woman program.
15. A reader recommended the Happiness Project blog, as a way to get cheerful and nutritious thoughts.
16. Xalo Limitless got a strong endorsement from a reader for providing a long term energy boost. I have not tried it, though it has an interesting list of ingredients. It claims its main effect is from mangosteen, which WebMD states may aid for diseases, though there is no scientific evidence. 4 articles in AJCN do not mention energy effects.
17. I found this article on nutrient requirements of the elderly (over 70) very deficient, e.g. only recommending 400iu of vitamin D. But it does highlight the need to get more protein, B12, D, and K.
18. A recent review about Alzheimer's disease - This review is very well done. The genetics of Alzheimer's disease has been divided into two parts: early onset AD (EOAD) under 65 years of age and late onset AD (LOAD) over 65 years of age in this work. It is well recognized to describe the three main genes involved in EOAD ( APP, PSEN1 andPSEN2) and several genes related with LOAD.
- Roc, Nutrition Investigator