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​Making Your Heart Age Slower so you can Last Longer

Your heart needs no introduction. It’s one of your body’s most important organs: When it goes, you go–and if it thrives, you will thrive too. A youthful heart can help you live a vigorous, productive life, and protect against dementia.1 The other good news is you do not have to be young to have a young-functioning heart.

Protect Against Damage Caused by Excess Weight

Studies show that carnosine (a combination of two amino acids) can help protect aging arteries against the harmful effects of excess body fat. Learn more in this blog post.

Win a Keto Before 6™ or € 20 Voucher

Are you ready for a summer competition? Win either a FREE Keto Before 6™ 100 ml or a € 20 voucher with FREE Shipping included. All it takes is a photo! Share and enjoy!

​Back to Work, How to Stay Calm & Avoid Stress

Tips to prolong that special summer calmness for longer.


3 Ways to Support Your Outdoor Exercise Regimen

Natural nutrients from food can support many bodily functions, which may affect sports performance and recovery. Here are three foods that can help you gain better sports performance results in a natural way.

How Whey Protein Fights Ageing

Whey protein is widely assumed to be a supplement just for athletes seeking to add additional muscle mass. That’s just a small part of the picture. Studies now reveal that whey has anti-aging benefits.

​Ginger and Turmeric Roots - A Formidable Anti-inflammatory Pair

Many disorders of advancing age are linked to a common problem: chronic inflammation. Inflammation damages tissues and contributes to a variety of ailments. If we can impede chronic inflammation, we may delay the onset of many age-related diseases. Scientists have discovered that two closely related plant roots, ginger and turmeric, have anti-inflammatory properties. Learn more about how it works in this blog post.

​CoQ10 Protects Skin Mitochondria from Aging

As we age, we tend to tire more quickly. This loss of energy is reflected not only in how we feel but how we look. When cells are unable to maintain and repair themselves properly, it leads to skin wrinkles, sagging, and other outward signs of age. A new study shows that we can fight skin aging by using a familiar and vital nutrient.

Emotional Distress can Cause Premature Ageing

by Dr Nishat Shams

Several studies have shown that the chronic stress or a stress experienced over a prolonged period of time can contribute to long-term problems for heart and blood vessels. The consistent and ongoing increase in heart rate, and the elevated levels of stress hormones and blood pressure can make body lethargic and exhausted.

This effect of stress on our health has been reiterated in many studies and we are quite familiar with it. The new studies on stress shows social isolation, untreated depression, prolong anxiety attacks and long-term unemployment can speed-up the ageing process by shortening the length of each DNA strand called telomeres.


The Importance of Healthy Telomeres

Every human cell has 46 chromosomes and each chromosome is like a DNA library with two protective caps on the end known as telomeres. As telomeres become shorter, their structural integrity weakens, which causes cells to age faster and die younger. Shorter telomeres have a negative effect on our health.

Telomere shortening is the main cause of age-related break down of our cells. When telomeres get too short, our cells can no longer reproduce, which causes our tissues to degenerate and eventually die.

Telomere length is an indicator of both cellular and biological ageing. Stressful life experiences in childhood and adulthood have previously been associated to accelerated telomere shortening. Shortened telomeres have been related with chronic illness and premature death in former studies.

Previous studies in humans have shown dynamic genetic changes can be seen in response to physical stimuli such stress, conflicts, exercise and diet. It can occur for better or worse within just a few hours.

A plethora of psychology posts is available to confirm the power of lifestyle choices to reduce disease, improve well-being, and increase longevity. A pilot study released in September 2013 presented for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, social support and stress management may result in longer telomeres.

This explains that sedentary lifestyle, poor diet habits and isolation may lead to shortening of our telomeres making people prone to diseases typically associated with advanced age such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis.

Another interesting study conducted in July 2012 from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) found that chronic phobic anxiety and depression shortened telomere length in middle-aged and older women.

The study suggests that untreated psychological illness is a possible risk factor for accelerated ageing. The good news is that our telomeres and our genes are not necessarily our destiny. People often think that they have bad genes and there’s nothing they can do about it.


A Healthy Lifestyle is Key

But recent studies indicate that telomeres may lengthen with changes in our lifestyle. Simple lifestyle choices can change your destiny and keep you young. Start adopting few changes like:

  • Eat more plant-based diet (vegetable, high in fruits, and unrefined grains, low in fat and refined carbohydrates)
  • Include moderate exercise (walking 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week)
  • Adopt stress reduction activities (mindful based cognitivetherapy, breathing meditation and yoga.)
  • Expand social support network (family, friends, and sense of community).
  • Make small changes in your daily routine that include social connectivity, stress reduction, healthier diet and physical activity.

We have the power to slow down the ageing process at a cellular level and to stay alive longer. Encourage your family and friends to incorporate these lifestyle choices into their daily routines.


About the Author:

Dr Nishat Sham is a health psychologist based in Oman

Protect Against Damage Caused by Excess Weight

The first step in protecting against obesity-related health dangers is to prevent diet-induced obesity in the first place. And quercetin my play a role here.

Can You Have a Cheat Day When You Are on the Keto Diet?

As you might now, the ketogenic diet is all about transitioning from a diet that forces your body to burn sugar to a diet that makes your body burn fat. The thing is that the body always burns sugar (glucose) first. When there is no glucose left to burn, the body uses stored body fat to create energy for the body instead.

Ideas for a Basic Keto Home Diet Plan

The easiest way to ensure your delicious meal is part of a keto diet plan is to make it yourself.

​Making Your Heart Age Slower so you can Last Longer

Your heart needs no introduction. It’s one of your body’s most important organs: When it goes, you go–and if it thrives, you will thrive too. A youthful heart can help you live a vigorous, productive life, and protect against dementia.1 The other good news is you do not have to be young to have a young-functioning heart.

Protect Against Damage Caused by Excess Weight

Studies show that carnosine (a combination of two amino acids) can help protect aging arteries against the harmful effects of excess body fat. Learn more in this blog post.

Win a Keto Before 6™ or € 20 Voucher

Are you ready for a summer competition? Win either a FREE Keto Before 6™ 100 ml or a € 20 voucher with FREE Shipping included. All it takes is a photo! Share and enjoy!

​Back to Work, How to Stay Calm & Avoid Stress

Tips to prolong that special summer calmness for longer.


3 Ways to Support Your Outdoor Exercise Regimen

Natural nutrients from food can support many bodily functions, which may affect sports performance and recovery. Here are three foods that can help you gain better sports performance results in a natural way.

How Whey Protein Fights Ageing

Whey protein is widely assumed to be a supplement just for athletes seeking to add additional muscle mass. That’s just a small part of the picture. Studies now reveal that whey has anti-aging benefits.

​Ginger and Turmeric Roots - A Formidable Anti-inflammatory Pair

Many disorders of advancing age are linked to a common problem: chronic inflammation. Inflammation damages tissues and contributes to a variety of ailments. If we can impede chronic inflammation, we may delay the onset of many age-related diseases. Scientists have discovered that two closely related plant roots, ginger and turmeric, have anti-inflammatory properties. Learn more about how it works in this blog post.

​CoQ10 Protects Skin Mitochondria from Aging

As we age, we tend to tire more quickly. This loss of energy is reflected not only in how we feel but how we look. When cells are unable to maintain and repair themselves properly, it leads to skin wrinkles, sagging, and other outward signs of age. A new study shows that we can fight skin aging by using a familiar and vital nutrient.

Emotional Distress can Cause Premature Ageing

by Dr Nishat Shams

Several studies have shown that the chronic stress or a stress experienced over a prolonged period of time can contribute to long-term problems for heart and blood vessels. The consistent and ongoing increase in heart rate, and the elevated levels of stress hormones and blood pressure can make body lethargic and exhausted.

This effect of stress on our health has been reiterated in many studies and we are quite familiar with it. The new studies on stress shows social isolation, untreated depression, prolong anxiety attacks and long-term unemployment can speed-up the ageing process by shortening the length of each DNA strand called telomeres.


The Importance of Healthy Telomeres

Every human cell has 46 chromosomes and each chromosome is like a DNA library with two protective caps on the end known as telomeres. As telomeres become shorter, their structural integrity weakens, which causes cells to age faster and die younger. Shorter telomeres have a negative effect on our health.

Telomere shortening is the main cause of age-related break down of our cells. When telomeres get too short, our cells can no longer reproduce, which causes our tissues to degenerate and eventually die.

Telomere length is an indicator of both cellular and biological ageing. Stressful life experiences in childhood and adulthood have previously been associated to accelerated telomere shortening. Shortened telomeres have been related with chronic illness and premature death in former studies.

Previous studies in humans have shown dynamic genetic changes can be seen in response to physical stimuli such stress, conflicts, exercise and diet. It can occur for better or worse within just a few hours.

A plethora of psychology posts is available to confirm the power of lifestyle choices to reduce disease, improve well-being, and increase longevity. A pilot study released in September 2013 presented for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, social support and stress management may result in longer telomeres.

This explains that sedentary lifestyle, poor diet habits and isolation may lead to shortening of our telomeres making people prone to diseases typically associated with advanced age such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis.

Another interesting study conducted in July 2012 from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) found that chronic phobic anxiety and depression shortened telomere length in middle-aged and older women.

The study suggests that untreated psychological illness is a possible risk factor for accelerated ageing. The good news is that our telomeres and our genes are not necessarily our destiny. People often think that they have bad genes and there’s nothing they can do about it.


A Healthy Lifestyle is Key

But recent studies indicate that telomeres may lengthen with changes in our lifestyle. Simple lifestyle choices can change your destiny and keep you young. Start adopting few changes like:

  • Eat more plant-based diet (vegetable, high in fruits, and unrefined grains, low in fat and refined carbohydrates)
  • Include moderate exercise (walking 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week)
  • Adopt stress reduction activities (mindful based cognitivetherapy, breathing meditation and yoga.)
  • Expand social support network (family, friends, and sense of community).
  • Make small changes in your daily routine that include social connectivity, stress reduction, healthier diet and physical activity.

We have the power to slow down the ageing process at a cellular level and to stay alive longer. Encourage your family and friends to incorporate these lifestyle choices into their daily routines.


About the Author:

Dr Nishat Sham is a health psychologist based in Oman

Protect Against Damage Caused by Excess Weight

The first step in protecting against obesity-related health dangers is to prevent diet-induced obesity in the first place. And quercetin my play a role here.

Can You Have a Cheat Day When You Are on the Keto Diet?

As you might now, the ketogenic diet is all about transitioning from a diet that forces your body to burn sugar to a diet that makes your body burn fat. The thing is that the body always burns sugar (glucose) first. When there is no glucose left to burn, the body uses stored body fat to create energy for the body instead.

Ideas for a Basic Keto Home Diet Plan

The easiest way to ensure your delicious meal is part of a keto diet plan is to make it yourself.