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Vitamin D levels linked to Telomere Lengths and Aging

Vitamin D levels linked to Telomere Lengths and Aging

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[Best Syndication] A new study has found that vitamin D has long-term effects on reducing inflammation which could help slow the aging process. The study was first published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The study was of 2,100 female twin pairs ranging in age from 19 – 79. The study focused on measuring genetics and found that the higher the vitamin D levels, the better the genes measured for lifelong aging and chronic stress. The genetic marked measured is called leukocyte telomere length (LTL). The more vitamin D levels the longer the LTL. The telomere length was a 5 year difference compared to those with the highest levels of vitamin D to those with the lowest levels.

Other studies have shown that when telomeres were shortened there was an increased risk for heart disease. This could be because of the chronic inflammation and is considered one key feature in the aging process.

Why Qigong Practitioners Don't Suffer From Backpain #3

Why Qigong Practitioners Don't Suffer From Backpain #3

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Backpain can continue to plague you and make your life miserable long after you have recovered from the initial back injury. Even if the back problems are recent, do not expect instant results from any back exercise. Introducing the third qigong/chi kung lesson for eliminating backpain and building a strong healthy back.

For chronic pain to develop, it takes more than just one injury to result in a weak back, but a lifetime of poor posture and bad habits. Fortunately, qigong/chi kung can produce relatively fast results, usually within several months of regular practice. The qigong/chi kung horse stance is no exception.

If at first you have difficulty with the qigong/chi kung horse stance and find that the backs of your thighs and buttocks are tight instead of relaxed, go back to the first lesson sitting down. (It is easier to relax them when you are sitting down).

Why Qigong Practitioners Don't Suffer From Backpain #2

Why Qigong Practitioners Don't Suffer From Backpain #2

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How do you know that you are ready for the next qigong/chi kung lesson on eliminating backpain and maintaining a strong healthy back?

You know when you can assume the first position automatically whenever you sit down, and when your back spasms ease and you find that you experience less frequent pain due to back problems than before.

Then you are ready to assume correct posture standing up. Most people think that just by standing up straight, they are assuming the correct posture. Unfortunately, that is not so.

Why Do My Knees “Snap, Crackle, And Pop"?

Why Do My Knees “Snap, Crackle, And Pop

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If you have weird sounding knees, this article may explain why that happens. Read on…

Often patients will come to the office complaining their knees crack, or pop or snap. If your knees sound like a bowl of Rice Krispies, there are a number of possibilities.

Popping in the knees can occur at any age. Even young people will sometimes describe a popping sound with certain movements. Young women who present with this symptom along with some dull aching in the front of the knee usually have a condition called chondromalacia patella. This is a condition where the cartilage behind the kneecap softens. Usually this problem responds to conservative measures such as exercises, medications, and physical therapy.

Chronic Stress promotes Nervous System related Diseases - triggers Inflammation

Chronic Stress promotes Nervous System related Diseases - triggers Inflammation

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[Best Syndication] Researchers found that being chronically stressed in a negative way is bad for your health, and can help increase inflammation along with having an increased risk for developing a central nervous system infection or a neurodegenerative disease. The researchers found inflammation of the central nervous system was promoted by chronic stress and was a measurable and potential cause of multiple sclerosis (MS) in an animal model study. The study results were presented at the 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Researchers from Texas A & M University studied mice and the role of social stress had of the animal’s immune system in creating MS disease or similar neurological inflammation symptoms. The researchers believe that the stress causes an increase in pro-inflammatory cytokines. These cytokines are proteins that help to regulate the immune system and inflammatory response. The cytokines can cause inflammation process to go overboard. Combine this with a viral infection and this creates an increased risk for developing a nervous system infection or a neurodegenerative disease such as MS.

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