Researchers Discover The Shocking Age When “Old Age” Begins!

Plus: Drug Researcher Fabricates 21 Studies!

The Supplement That’s Helping Weight Loss…and…The Real Killer In Sunlight That Researchers Have Been DEAD WRONG About.


Lauderdale For years, people have been trying to convince us that like a fine wine, we get better with age.  I’m sure you’ve heard, “You’re only as old as you feel!”  Or, “40 is the new 20!”

Well, as it turns out…all this may be nothing more than…

A Bunch Of Well Meaning BUNK!


At least, that’s what it seems like from the results of a new study from the University of Virginia. According to the study, our mental abilities peak at age 22 and begin to decline at the ripe old age of 27!

Researchers studied 2,000 men and women aged 18 to 60 over seven years. The people involved – who were mostly in good health and well-educated – had to solve visual puzzles, recall words and story details and spot patterns in letters and symbols.

The results were published in the Journal Neurobiology Of Aging and found that in 9 of the 12 tests, the average top performer was 22 years old.

The first age where performance began to slip significantly was 27.  Memory began to decline from age 37 and worse results were shown by age 42.

But, there was a little good news.  Abilities based on accumulated knowledge, such as vocabulary and general information, continued to increase until the age 60.

One has to wonder if the scores on these tests may have been skewed by the fact that many people graduate college at the age of 22.  After that, they may not be involved in things that are as mentally challenging…Who knows?…

Or, maybe the reason is that vegetables are not as good for you as they used to be.

That’s right.  According to new research, produce in the United States not only tastes worse than a couple generations ago… but they also contain fewer nutrients.

Today’s vegetables are larger, but evidently size is not everything.  The average vegetable today found in the supermarket is anywhere from 5% – 40% lower in minerals such as magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc than those from 50 years ago.

And there is also the “dilution effect.”  This is where crops are altered to achieve the highest yield.  Higher yield produce consistently had lower amounts of minerals and proteins.

Ok, let’s move right along. There’s a lot to cover here and so little space…

Study Shows Calcium Helps Weight Loss

A new study has shown calcium consumption helped participants lose weight, but only in people whose diets were low in calcium to begin with.

The participants (obese women) consumed 600 mg of calcium per day before the study. When the women upped their daily intake to 1,200 mg per day, they lost nearly 13 lbs, while those who did not only lost 2 lbs. (The daily recommended dose of calcium is 1,000 mg.)

Researchers suspect the brain knows when there is a lack of calcium in the body and increases food intake to try and compensate.

Whatever the reason, it looks like everyone should make sure they are getting the recommended daily allowance of calcium.

Besides calcium, what else should you get every day?  What if someone told you…


That’s crazy!  The sun causes skin cancer…right?

Not so fast!  According to recent research, common beliefs about sunlight and sunscreens may have been all wrong.

Dr. Dianne Godar of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a study that showed UVA (long wave ultra-violet light) might be responsible for the melanoma…not UVB (medium wave ultra violet light).  The UVB light is what causes us to tan and our bodies to produce Vitamin D.

But here’s something important:  UVB can NOT pass through window glass…but…UVA can.  This means you are exposed indoors and in your car!

According to Dr. Godar, indoor workers may be at a greater risk of melanoma…not outdoor workers!

It seems as though our bodies produce Vitamin D in response to UVB light, which appears to be protective against melanoma.  Low Vitamin D levels correlate with melanoma and year-round tans protect against melanoma.  In fact, according to Dr. Joseph Mercola’s Health website, “Melanoma patients who expose themselves to the sun live longer than those who don’t.”

The Great Sun Block Debate

You should always be sure to use plenty of sun block before going into the sun…right?  That depends.

For years, sun blocks did NOT protect against both UVA and UVB like they said they did on the package and in marketing.

Many only protected against UVB.  So, for years it looks like they blocked the rays that might actually be protective and let the bad ones through.

That’s why it is important to use a sun block that also blocks UVA.  But the best thing is probably to get small amounts of sun, without getting burned, and then cover your body with clothes.

Chemicals may not be the way to go.

And. let’s end on a disgraceful note this month…

Drug Researcher Fabricates 21 Studies!!!

According to the Wall Street Journal March 11, 2009, “A prominent Massachusetts anesthesiologist allegedly fabricated 21 medical studies that claimed to show benefits from painkillers like Vioxx and Celebrex, according to the hospital where he worked.

Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass., said that its former chief of acute pain, Scott S. Reuben, had faked data used in the studies, which were published in several anesthesiology journals between 1996 and 2008.”

One has to wonder, considering the big money involved, how widespread is this type of activity?

And don’t forget, if you ever have any questions or concerns about your health, talk to us. Contact us with your questions. We’re here to help, and don’t enjoy anything more than participating in your lifelong good health.

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