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The ‘Vitamin’ You Can’t Get From Food

Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, author of the bestselling book Connect: 12 Vital Ties That Open Your Heart, Lengthen Your Life, And Deepen Your Soul calls it the "Other Vitamin C." Connectedness. It is, i…

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10 Miracle Healing Powers of Grapes

Research continues on the vast health benefits of resveratrol, found in purple or red grapes. Here are some of the amazing healing benefits of resveratrol: Power Up Your Weight Loss Exciting res…

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Surprise: Your Face Could Hold the Clue to How Long you Might Live

Often, when I happen to tell people how old I am, it is amusing—and I must admit, flattering—to see their disbelieving reactions. I am blessed with what people call a "baby face," and until now, I lik…

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30 Simple Ways to Supercharge Your Diet

It’s not difficult to eat healthier.  Just making simple changes to your diet can ramp up the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients you’re getting.  And better nutrition quickly spells better health.…

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The Key to a Longer Life: Your Telomeres?

A miracle cream? Baths of olive oil? Surgery? No, the secret to a longer life is none of these things. It is more simple, more integral. To live longer, it appears you need to have longer telomeres. …

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Why More People Living to Age 90 May Not Be Good News

So many people are expected to become nonagenarians (90 or older) in the coming decades that some experts suggest changing the definition of "oldest old" age from 85 to 90 years old, according to a re…

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5 Favorite Foods of Famous Centenarians

What super-foods do the longest-lived among us swear by? The answers are somewhat surprising: French wine and fine chocolate: Still considered the oldest person to have ever lived, Jeanne Louis…

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4 Vital Lessons from a 101-Year-Old

A lady in my hometown, whom everyone in her family and the neighborhood knew only as ‘Amma,’ lived to be a ripe young 101 before she passed away peacefully in her sleep two days ago. ‘Amma’ was a p…

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Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Vegetarianism has gained a lot of notice lately due to a couple of studies that suggest people who follow a vegetarian lifestyle have greater longevity. Though neither study reached a definitive answe…

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Vegetarians May Live Longer, but Why?

Spoiler alert: it's not as simple as just cutting meat out of your diet. Photo Credit: Martin Cathrae via Flickr. …

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