Life Extension Magazine

December 2005

On The Cover

Gov. Mike Huckabee: A Healthier America

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee used diet, supplements, and exercise to lose 100 pounds and radicate life-threatening diabetes without drugs. Having made Healthy Arkansas a model for state-level preventive health strategies, Gov. Huckabee is taking on his biggest challenge yet—Healthy America, a campaign to radically improveAmerica’s dismal state of health.

Reports

Reducing Blood Glucose Levels

Aging adults are threatened by epidemic rates of cognitive impairment and dementia. The good news is that scientists are uncovering powerful agents that can prevent and even reverse the neurodegenerative effects of normal aging.

Cortisol, Stress, and Health

Elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol can put you at risk for illnesses ranging from respiratory infections to cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. Learn how exercise, stress management, and nutritional supplements can help you keep cortisol in check.

The Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome poses a grave health threat to millions of American adults. Find out how phenotypic nutrition, a powerful new strategy using specific nutrients with targeted biochemical and metabolic effects, can help guard against deadly metabolic syndrome.

Departments

As We See It

The government’s failure to adequately fund anti-aging research has killed untold millions of Americans. Visionary leadership is needed to create a new “Manhattan Project” that gives scientists the tools needed to cure aging in our lifetimes. Learn how individual politicians failed to save their own lives.

In The News

High blood sugar raises heart disease risk; eating vegetables, fruit cuts pancreatic cancer risk; scientists unravel neuroprotective effects of fish oil; curcumin lowers cholesterol, improves lipids; folate cuts colon cancer risk, especially in smokers; Stanford conference draws futurists; dietary fiber helps women stay slim.

Case History

Dr. Sergey Dzugan and Gail Harries, RN, describe how customized treatments to restore neurohormonal and metabolic integrity eliminated migraine in three Life Extension members.

Profile

Robert Greene, MD, helps his patients achieve ideal hormone balance through a combination of diet, exercise, supplements, and bioidentical hormone replacement.

Journal Abstracts