Life Extension Magazine

September 2008

On The Cover

Dr. Mehmet Oz: Global Medicine

Mehmet Oz, MD, is a renowned cardiac surgeon teaching advanced wellness to millions of people through his best-selling books and television and radio appearances. His goal is to create a new paradigm of health by incorporating a wide range of scientific methods to enhance human longevity.

Reports

Disease Prevention Begins in the Mouth

Inflammation of the gums is linked with increased risks of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and even cancer. Maintaining optimal oral health can be challenging, but novel natural compounds are demonstrating remarkable benefits in fighting the bacteria and other factors responsible for excess plaque buildup, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.

The Disease-Fighting Power of Berries

Richly colored fruits and vegetables contain extracts that have much higher antioxidant capacities than conventional sources. A multi-colored diet provides these super-potent antioxidants to protect our bodies against toxic free radicals that are associated with virtually every age-related disease.

You: Staying Young

In this exclusive excerpt from their best-selling book, Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen present compelling methods to slow the rate at which we age. These avant-garde doctors reveal scientific programs that can help people achieve up to 35% longer life expectancy than today’s standards, along with a greater quality of life in these extended years.

Revitalize Aging Feet

Ignoring foot problems can result in feet that look and feel tired. Commercial foot-care products provide little substantive benefit in the long term. Fortunately, topically applying essential oils and plant extracts can rejuvenate one’s feet and protect against fatigue, microbial infections, and deleterious aging processes.

Departments

As We See It

Americans needlessly die while life-saving discoveries remain trapped in red tape. There is a solution to this travesty. Allow free market innovation into health care arena, so that new medical treatments will progress as rapidly as other technologies. You can help overhaul today’s obsolete FDA so that Americans can access breakthrough life-saving therapies.

In The News

New organization to support stem cell research; DHA and lutein may prevent macular degeneration; inhaled insulin increases lung cancer risk; and more.

Wellness Profile

Anti-aging physician Dr. Eva Cwynar is dedicated to helping her patients achieve ideal hormone balance through customized anti-aging supplementation programs.

Book Review

The CR Way describes the role of calories in aging and how to get maximum nutrition per calorie for good health.

Journal Abstracts