Fewer calories, more exercise slow aging

Exciting new work from the labs of Joshua Sanes and Jeff Lichtman, both members of the Center for Brain Science at Harvard:

Harvard researchers have uncovered a mechanism through which caloric restriction and exercise delay some of the debilitating effects of aging by rejuvenating the connections between nerves and the muscles that they control.

Their work suggests it’s never too late to start to rejuvenate your nervous system!

Animal studies have shown that restricting calories prolongs life.  People who practice caloric restriction often report being hungry.

I am not hungry!  I changed WHAT I eat – lots of veggies and fiber and complex carbs that fill me and satisfy me.  What I got rid of were the calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods in my diet.

Some scientists believe that resveratrol (found in red grapes) can mimic the benefits of caloric restriction; I take resveratrol every day.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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