Calorie Restriction the CR Way News

Calorie Restriction, Sex and Aging

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A recent press release from LivingTheCRWay extolled the benefits of increased nitric oxide production for lowering blood sugar, reducing blood pressure and arterial plaque accumulation and improving brain power. It has another very pleasurable benefit – increasing enjoyment of sexuality.  Healthful ways to increase nitric oxide are part of a new section at LivingTheCRWay.com: Sexy… read more

LivingTheCRWay.com presents Experts in Health and Longevity

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 Dr. Stephen R. Spindler – Biochemist and Professor of Biochemistry at UC, Riverside, recently appeared as Guest Expert on a LivingTheCRWay.com teleconference in their Expert Series. Here he receives congratulations from Meredith Averill, co-author of The CR Way and Chairman of the Board of the CR Society Intl. Health and longevity science advances at a… read more

Become a Brain SuperAger

Dr. Emily Rogalski, the innovative scientist at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, discovered that some people do not experience mental decline as they progress into their 80s.  Her recent study,  Superior Memory and Higher Cortical Volumes in Unusually Successful Cognitive Aging,  named these extraordinary seniors “SuperAgers” and… read more

Fermented Foods and Calorie Restriction – for Better or for Worse?

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To understand better the body microbiome and how to optimize it, recent CR Way expert teleconferences have included discussions about increasing the ratio of good to bad bacteria in the gut. Expert guests Drs. Jenifer Fenton and Rob Knight recommended fermented food over probiotics to improve the gut microbiome. They both make the point that… read more

Will fish oil help or hurt your immunity as you age?

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  Replicative senescence is a term for aging cells. Basically it means that cells are not able to replicate as they had been when younger. With advancing age, the immune system experiences replicative senescence. It can no longer produce the cellular responses necessary to fight a pathogen effectively. This is probably a primary reason that… read more

Calorie Restriction makes stem cell repair more effective

Wouldn’t it be great if your muscles could somehow heal themselves more effectively?  Maintaining muscle strength is a goal for most CR travelers. And many, who limit calories successfully, are pleasantly surprised that their muscle strength seems to grow with just moderate exercise. This is counter intuitive to what we’ve been traditionally taught: eat a… read more

Mark Mattson on Calorie Restriction, Intermittent Fasting and the Brain

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“I’m a neuroscientist interested in what happens to the brain during aging both normal and unfortunate situations like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. About 15 – 20 years ago, we got interested in the effects of energy intake on the brain simply because the major risk factor for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases as well as stroke… read more

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LivingTheCRWay.com provides unique, cutting-edge information on how to apply calorie restriction, life extension, and optimal health practices to everyday life. Today’s subjects: Forum Posts Meditation and Nurturing Thought for Today Today is a triumph! CR Way Support – General Brain Booster Thank you Getting Smarter Superagers resist brain training Exercise  Rethinking Intensity Gastrointestinal Health Aging… read more

What’s in your gut, analyzing your gut microbiome

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The gut microbiome [the totality of microbes, their genetic elements (genomes), and environmental interactions in a defined environment.] has been a huge blind spot in human health and longevity. We firmly believe that achieving the optimal microbial balance will extend life. But first, we need to  understand better what constitutes a healthy gut. The first… read more

Calorie Restriction the CR Way for a Better Brain

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Start this blog post by taking 2 seconds to look at the following numbers. Then look away and see if you can remember them. 9, 7, 2, 4, 6, 1, 2, 5, 7 How did you do? Now, try 10 numbers, and please be strict. Only use 2 seconds to look at them before looking… read more