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Taurine: Longevity doctor shares No. 1 supplement he’s been taking every day to slow down aging (2023)

I’ve spent 20 years as a longevity researcher and regenerative medicine doctor, and one of the most common questions I get is what kind of supplements I take to slow down the aging process. The supplement I’ve been taking every day for the past few years is taurine , an essential amino acid that plays a vital role in the body’s digestive, cardiovascular, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. I’ve since noticed an improvement in my overall energy level, exercise performance and recovery time. The top anti-aging benefits of taurine Many people may not have heard of taurine, but there has been a growing body of  research  dedicated to uncovering its potential. Here are some of its potential benefits: 1. It can improve heart health. Aging often takes a toll on the heart, leading to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Taurine has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, and it allows the body to balance electrolytes an

Gut Bacteria: Proinflammatory Genus Collinsella Linked to Alzheimer's

Despite 6 million U.S. adults living with Alzheimer’s — with numbers expected to reach 13 million by 2050 1   — its cause remains elusive. The gut, including its unique makeup up microbial inhabitants, may play an important role, however. An analysis published in Scientific Reports 2  even uncovered specific gut bacteria that may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, potentially triggering neuroinflammatory processes via the microbiota-gut-brain axis. Certain Gut Bacteria May Promote Alzheimer’s An imbalance in gut microbiota has previously been linked with neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s. 3  Certain microbes may secrete toxins and short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that make the gut more permeable or alter immune function. It’s also been found that people with Alzheimer’s may have less diversity in their gut bacteria, promoting disease. As such, researchers wrote in Scientific Reports, “Uncovering the genetic basis of microbial abundance and its effect on AD [Alzheimer’s di

Optimal Digestion 101: What You Need to Know (2023)

Digestive problems are incredibly common. According to a 2022 survey 1   by the American Gastroenterological Association, some 60 million to 70 million Americans suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) disease and nearly 40% stopped routine activities due to bowel problems in the previous year. Data 2  from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases confirm these sad statistics. Chronic constipation, for example, affects an estimated 63 million Americans, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects about 20% of the population. Proper digestion is important because it breaks down food into nutrients your body can use for energy, growth and repair. Poor digestion, therefore, can have a serious impact on your health, especially in the long term, as your metabolism and energy production become impaired. Let me review a few important fundamentals for optimizing your digestion. Fundamentals: Chew Your Food Research 3  on gu


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