Archive for June, 2011

SHBG

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Something that doctors don’t test for is a balanced and robust sex hormone profile.

Life Extension has long emphasized the importance of maintaining a balanced and robust sex hormone profile as a core anti-aging strategy.

A critical blood marker of hormonal balance called sex hormone-binding globulin or SHBG sheds light on the effects of testosterone and estrogen affects.

As we continue to learn of these imbalances precipitated by SHBG we are able to see the affects which cause cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and sleep apnea.

The story is revealed in the May, 2011 issue of Life Extension.

Lifestyle vs Genes

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

It has been long debated: is it lifestyle or genetics?

An article in the Journal of Internal Medicine reveals that our own action may be more important in dictating how long we live than our inherited factors.

No longer do people have to just say,  “It’s my genes.”

Our lifestyle mostly determines our life.

J Int Med. 2010 Dec 22

Vitamin D Deficiency Impairs Lung Development

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine shows a relationship between vitamin D deficiency in mice and reduced lung structure and function.

Graeme Zosky, PhD, and colleagues studied two week old mice born to mothers that were deficient in vitamin D. Dr. Zosky said they have demonstrated a direct role for vitamin D in decreased lung function.

Am J Resp Critical Care Med. 2011 Jan 28

Greater Intake of Vitamin D

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Cedric Garland, DrPH, of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and his colleagues recently revealed that very much higher amounts of Vitamin D than currently recommended are needed to raise levels to those that help prevent breast cancer and other diseases.

Through the recommendation of several doctors I personally take over 5,000 units of Vitamin D3 each day.

Broccoli’s Cancer-Fighting Ability

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Recently the American Cancer Society reported in their Journal of Medicinal Chemistry certain substances called isothiocyanates (ITCs) found in broccoli, cauliflower, watercress, and other cruciferous vegetables which appear to block the growth of cancer.

To get these anti-cancer compounds in broccoli, it should lightly steamed. Raw broccoli can bind these compounds and heavily cooked broccoli destroys most of these substances.

Life Extension, May 2011. www.lef.org