Tag Archives: microbiome

Calorie Restriction Bows to the Mighty Microbiome

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Dietary restriction, which has long been shown to extend life in many species, is often described as a diet that activates an ancient cellular defense system: When food is scarce, the body defends itself by shifting its metabolism so that growth-related activities and reproduction are postponed until energy from available food increases. Lower White Blood… read more

Primate Study Affirms: the CR Way Lifestyle can Extend Life and Protect against Age-related Disease

On April 1, primate researchers from the University of Wisconsin published a paper,* affirming that caloric restriction (CR) without malnutrition significantly improves age-related and all-cause survival in rhesus monkeys. The researchers point out that their data contrasts with findings in the widely reported 2012 National Institutes of Aging study, where CR was not seen to… read more

CR Way DNA HACR, a Longevity Study

LivingTheCRWay.com Announces:  CR Way  DNA, Healthy Aging & Cell-signaling Reception (CR Way DNA HACR) CR Way DNA HACR is a global longitudinal study.  All full LivingTheCRWay members have the  opportunity to participate. Intended to run in perpetuity, CR Way DNA HACR allows you to analyze aspects of health that affect aging and disease risk. Participants… read more

CR Society and CR Way Holiday Party at Andy’s Pure Foods Restaurant

For years we have held CR holiday parties in the New York area. We welcome members of the CR Society and of LivingTheCRWay, folks who are just introducing themselves to CR, and others who are just curious. Sometimes the get-togethers are at the CR Way Longevity Center . Other times we meet at a CR-friendly… read more

Optimizing the Gut Microbiome Leaps Forward

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  The optimizing microbiome teleconference on Saturday, December 7, raised the bar for the health of LivingTheCRWay members. For the first time, we were able to look at results from American Gut Health. Participants could see the concentrations of microbial families in the analysis and how they compare to other people.  And we were able… read more

Stem Cell and Telomere Experts to Speak with LivingTheCRWay Members

Maintaining a healthy pool of adult stem cells to repair tissues is a major focus for LivingTheCRWay.com. members. “We wish to extend healthspan for as long as possible,” said Paul McGlothin, President of LivingTheCRWay.com. The CR Waytm approach to healthful aging – holistic calorie restriction, optimizing the body’s microbiomes and increasing telomere length – contributes… read more

The Microbiome – A Focus of Calorie Restriction the CR Way

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The human microbiome is the collection of microbes – bacteria, viruses, and single-cell eukaryotes (organisms whose cells possess a membrane-bound nucleus that contains the genetic material) – that inhabits the human body. Microbes in a healthy human adult are estimated to outnumber human cells by a ratio of ten to one. And the total number… read more

The all powerful gut microbiome

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Perhaps you have noticed many posts in the forums on LivingTheCRWay.com (become a free Healthy Start member to access the forums)  about how the health of the gut microbiome affects other aspects of health. Its influence is profound. As you probably read, most systems seem to be affected. The gut microbiome may be a root… read more

You have been attacked by H1N1 – Change your gut microbiome and fight it!

The title of this post is not science fiction. I actually had this conversation today with Dr. Jenifer Fenton. We discussed that calorie restriction protects against the normal age-related decline of the  immune system and may increase its effectiveness under most conditions.  The only exception might be a very fast-acting bacteria like H1N1. She posited… read more