longevity

Ketogenic diet and diabetic nephropathy

Ketogenic diet and diabetic nephropathy

Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease second to diabetes leading to kidney failure and associated complications) has been a major problem for western medicine. Those with type 1 generally begin symptoms after 5 years of the disease and those with type 2 generally begin showing symptoms after 12-15 years.  Estimates vary but most organizations report that 1/4(…)

Fat oxidation in obese elderly patients

Fat oxidation in obese elderly patients

With times being what they are, people are both getting heavier and living longer. Solomon et al 2008 took 23 seniors with impaired glucose tolerance. Their base measurements (VO2max, insulin sensitivity, intramyocellular lipid accumulation and body composition) were all measured before the intervention. 78% completed the intervention of a restricted calorie diet and 1 hour(…)

Exercise and longevity

Exercise and longevity

Telomere length and longevity are strongly correlated (& so too is your grip strength). As we age, our telomeres get shorter. Stress has been strongly correlated in shortening telomeres. Short telomeres in white blood cells is strongly correlated with diabetes and heart disease. Puterman et al. 2010 studied 63 post-menopausal women. The results indicated that 75 minutes a(…)

Dementia

Dementia

Dementia is a general term for a group of symptoms including decreased cognition, memory, attention, language and problem solving abilities. It is generally progressive in nature and while medication and treatment can slow it down, one eventually will forget where and even when they are. Various forms of dementia exist and it must be distinguished from other(…)

Hand Strength

Hand Strength

Hand strength is associated with longevity. Several long-term studies (in one case, 25 years) measured hand strength and compared it with both independent living and life expectancy. In both cases, the higher the hand strength, the longer people lived independently and the longer they lived. One 25-year study measured the walking speed and hand strength(…)