HEALTH & WELLNESS

Stress: The Threat is Within

A constant psychological, emotional or physical stress raises the level of cortisol, an essential multiple purpose hormone, affecting the body’s ability to regulate its natural inflammatory responses. While producing cortisol is a common biological necessity and helps stay motivated and responsive to our environment, abnormally high cortisol levels in the system can become a serious health risk and lead to chronic diseases.

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Inflammaging: Are You Accelerating Aging? - Longevity Blog

Inflammation is the body’s natural and necessary response to any harmful stimuli and is an important component of the immune system. It is what enables our body to respond to injury, infection or illness. However, the chronic and systemic inflammation generated by today’s lifestyle choices and factors is the root of age-related chronic diseases.

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6 Common Symptoms of Chronic Inflammation - Longevity Blog

Symptoms are a way for the body to give some clues that there is an internal problem. Chronic inflammation is a silent killer and, as such, it is possible to be suffering from inflammatory conditions for a long time without noticing any symptoms. Chronic inflammation can lead to a serious vicious cycle perpetuating the inflammatory response.

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Sleep Positions and Wellbeing - Longevity Blog

How you sleep can affect how you feel when you wake up and your overall health. Posture, breathing patterns, body tension and other health issues or factors will determine both the quality and duration of sleep. A poor posture can cause neck and back pain, tense shoulders, stiff muscles, fatigue, digestive issues, poor circulation, headaches, and other symptoms that can interfere with your sleep.

If you have certain ailments or pain, some sleep positions may alleviate symptoms or, at least, provide a more comfortable way to fall asleep and have a restful night. Other positions have been recommended to avoid negative effects in the body and promote better health. Read More »

10 Foods That Help Lower Blood Pressure

A healthy diet incorporating fruits and vegetables can produce noticeable effects in a short time in blood pressure and reduce overall health risks. High blood pressure requires the heart to work hard to pump oxygen and nutrients in the blood to different body parts. When arteries become damaged with time due to high blood pressure, impact to organs can lead to heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. The following foods can help fight high blood pressure (…) Read More »

Mindful Eating: 7 Snack Hacks

Mindfulness is about focusing in the present moment, staying conscious and aware of thoughts, feelings and sensations in a non-judgemental way. Mindful eating involves paying attention to these in relation to the process of eating. It’s more than paying attention to what you are eating: being aware of how we are paying attention and making choices is important. Developing mindful eating takes time and it is a process that requires non-judgement and compassion. (…) Read More »

Tips to Fight Disease Causing Inflammation

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, Alzheimer’s or cancer are linked to inflammation, a silent disease until pain, debilitation or disability symptoms manifest. Poor nutrition, lack of exercise, inadequate sleep, stress, environmental factors and toxins are the main factors leading to chronic inflammation. Excess body fat is seen as the key cause of this epidemic. The following steps can offer significant help in preventing or reversing the risk of inflammation. (…) Read More »

Longevity Anti-Ageing Check-up 4 Nights

Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are the leading causes of death worldwide and they have been named the silent killer of the twenty-first century. The dramatic increase in the incidence of heart, stroke and diabetic disease in the last century made it an epidemic and a primary public health concern, sometimes referred to as Cardiometabolic Syndrome in medical terms.. (…) Read More »

Amazing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar - Longevity Blog

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is produced from a process of fermentation of apples and it has been used for 5000 years to help detoxify the body, increase circulation, strengthen the immune system and blood purification. The main beneficial ingredient in ACV is acetic acid which has a probiotic effect in the body, with the ability to kill harmful bacteria (including E-Coli). (…) There are many ACV applications with potential benefits, making some doctors recommend its daily consumption, mixing it with water. (…) Read More »