Heart Health: Diet, Exercise, Stress, and Family History

February is Heart Health Month, which is the perfect opportunity to renew your motivation on your New Year’s resolution on being healthier or a great way to start and continue a healthy year. Every day we take for granted the amount of strain we put our hearts through because of unhealthy habits, such as: not Read More

Telomeres and the Hayflick Limit

As you age, your cells replicate and divide to produce new cells from your chromosomes. All of the information in your DNA remains the same. However, the tips of the chromosomes – your telomeres – shorten after each division.  These telomeres, as well as the enzyme telomerase that rebuilds them, are linked to the process Read More

Free Radicals and Their Attack on Telomeres

As you may have read in a past Longevity By Nature blog, free radicals can be harmful to the body. They enter our system in the foods and liquids we ingest. They also infiltrate us through the air we breathe and when we exercise. Because they are everywhere, free radicals can overwhelm the body’s ability Read More

Telomere Health and Stress: Are We Worrying Ourselves to Death?

  We talk a lot about free radicals breaking down our health.  While they can contribute to our bodies breaking down in lots of ways, we are most concerned about telomere heath and our wellness.  Just in the last few weeks, we’ve brought you scientific-backed articles on the connection between telomeres and cancer, and the Read More