How can we age well? We all want to do it, and we've all seen how aging can go sideways for many people. Many of us see our parents aging, and the inevitable decline that we all face. Fortunately, we have a ton of research at our disposal that our parents and grandparents never had. … Continue reading How to age well: The role of the microbiome
Thymic involution causes immune decline. We just found out how to reverse it.
Thymic involution is a primary driver of the age-related decline of our immune system. It makes us more likely to get sick, experience a severe infection, and pushes us towards autoimmune disease. A strong immune system does a lot for your overall health. The thymus is a particularly important organ for doing all the above. … Continue reading Thymic involution causes immune decline. We just found out how to reverse it.
The keys to aging well: Circadian rhythms, diet, & exercise
The keys to aging well lie within our everyday habits. Many search for the fountain of youth in pills, powders, devices, and other low effort approaches. Unfortunately, at this time, it's not that easy. We're creatures of habit, and our daily habits exert powerful control over our health. If those daily habits are destructive, they'll … Continue reading The keys to aging well: Circadian rhythms, diet, & exercise
Frailty, aging, and the microbiome
Frailty is something we often associate with weakness. When we think of it, we more often than not think of a physical form. For example, an elderly person with low muscle mass and osteoporosis. But it actually encompasses a lot more than an outward looking appearance. Frailty is a state of increased vulnerability to death … Continue reading Frailty, aging, and the microbiome