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Glucosamine promotes longevity by mimicking low-carb diet, study finds


The widely used food supplement glucosamine promotes longevity in aging mice by approximately 10 percent due to improved glucose metabolism. Researchers find that the compound does so ‘by mimicking a low-carb diet in elderly mice reflecting human retirees.’ In addition, the results of the study seemed to give some indication of protection from diabetes, a life-threatening disease most prevalent amongst the elderly.

Glucosamine has been freely available in drugstores for many decades. It is widely used to treat arthritis and to prevent joint degeneration. Moreover, glucosamine is known to delay cancer growth. In addition, glucosamine reduces metabolism of nutritive sugars, as was already shown some 50 years ago.

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Swimming Pools, Yeast Infections and Probiotics

photo-1469751215077-d7af19214557Summertime is the best when it comes to pool parties, days out on the lake, adventures at the beach and other fun activities revolving around some body of water.
Hot temperature gives you the necessary excuse to jump into that pool and cool yourself down – not once, but several times a day. And yes, there is that convenience of not needing a dryer – after all, since it is so hot outside, your swimming suit (if you even wear one) will dry off quickly enough so you don’t really need, or want, to change into a new dry outfit.
Unfortunately this hot humid environment creates perfect conditions for yeast to grow rapidly and disturb the natural balance of good bacteria in the sensitive vaginal area causing unpleasant and often rather painful infections.

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