The Anti-Aging Diet

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Omega 3 fatty acids are a huge component of the anti-aging diet. Here you can become an expert on them. Impress your friends!

The changing of omega-6/omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in the food supply of Western societies occurred over the last 150 years is thought to promote the pathogenesis of many inflammatory-related diseases, including depressive disorders. Several epidemiological studies reported a significant inverse correlation between intake of oily fish and depression or bipolar disorders. Studies conducted specifically on the association between omega-3 intake and depression reported contrasting results, suggesting that the preventive role of omega-3 PUFA may depend also on other factors, such as overall diet quality and the social environment. Accordingly, tertiary prevention with omega-3 PUFA supplement in depressed patients has reached greater effectiveness during the last recent years, although definitive statements on their use in depression therapy cannot be yet freely asserted.

8 dietary tips to help you to prevent heart disease from the Mayo Clinic.

Remember your prime directive – regular healthy sleep? Well this study takes a look at fish consumption and sleep, among other things.

Carol J Fabian,corresponding author Bruce F Kimler, and Stephen D Hursting – Breast Cancer Research – Women with evidence of high intake ratios of the marine omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) relative to the omega-6 arachidonic acid have been found to have a reduced risk of breast cancer compared with those with low ratios in some but not all case–control and cohort studies. If increasing EPA and DHA relative to arachidonic acid is effective in reducing breast cancer risk, likely mechanisms include reduction in proinflammatory lipid derivatives, inhibition of nuclear factor-κB-induced cytokine production, and decreased growth factor receptor signaling as a result of alteration in membrane lipid rafts. Primary prevention trials with either risk biomarkers or cancer incidence as endpoints are underway but final results of these trials are currently unavailable. EPA and DHA supplementation is also being explored in an effort to help prevent or alleviate common problems after a breast cancer diagnosis, including cardiac and cognitive dysfunction and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. The insulin-sensitizing and anabolic properties of EPA and DHA also suggest supplementation studies to determine whether these omega-3 fatty acids might reduce chemotherapy-associated loss of muscle mass and weight gain. We will briefly review relevant omega-3 fatty acid metabolism, and early investigations in breast cancer prevention and survivorship.

Do you like to grill your meat? If so, then you need to read this to understand why it’s important to cook in ways that reduce the productions of carcinogens.

But… All is not lost! Here is a potential solution to help you to reduce the carcinogens in your BBQ.

More tips on how to avoid turning your BBQ into a health hazard.

Rhonda Patrick Ph.D. shares her recommendations for omega 3 supplementations on the Kevin Rose Show Podcast.

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The 11 Dietary Guidelines to the Anti-Aging Diet

Here are the guidelines for creating a delicious way of eating that you’ll happily stick with. There’s lots of leeway regarding variety as long as you stay within the overall framework.

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The Longevity Diet: Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight - Valter Longo Ph.D.

I highly recommend that you read Dr. Valter Longo’s book, The Longevity Diet. It’s packed with the latest information on fasting and how to have a delicious and nutritious diet when you’re not fasting. 

Neptune Krill, Double Strength 1000 mg, Phospholipid-Bound Omega-3, 120 Softgels

Krill oil contains higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids and being phospholipid-bound, they are more bioavaiable. Neptune Krill oil is the one that Rhonda Patrick Ph.D. recommends and uses herself. 

Carlson - Elite Omega-3 Gems, 1600 mg Omega-3 Fatty Acids Including EPA and DHA, Norwegian, Wild-Caught Fish Oil Supplement, Sustainably Sourced Omega 3 Fish Oil Capsules, Lemon, 130 Softgels

Carlson is the fish oil is very high quality and scores well on the International Fish Oil Site.  

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