Life Extension Magazine

April 2010

On The Cover

Reports

Getting Your Beauty Sleep with Topical Melatonin

Recent research reveals an unexpected culprit behind leathery, wrinkled, “graying” skin: chronic insomnia. Scientists have discovered that skin possesses receptors for the hormone melatonin, the body’s natural sleep regulator. A unique topical intervention can halt degradation of skin tissue and restore its youthful appearance.

Halt the Vicious Cycle of Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract bacterial infections account for millions of office visitsand over $1 billion in healthcare costs annually. A newly discoverednatural agent offers women potent protection from this painful affliction.


Donna Karan: Designing Integrative Health Care

Top fashion designer Donna Karan has gone from “dressing people to addressing people and their well being.” In this exclusive feature, she takes Life Extension behind the scenes of the Urban Zen Sanctuary, a cutting-edge cancer care center in New York.

Departments

As We See It: So Many Needless Cancer Deaths

As cancer deaths continue to skyrocket, most people remain unaware that a medical “knowledge deficit” is the number one cause of cancer mortality. Fortunately, the Life Extension Foundation® remains steadfastly committed to identifying avant-garde therapies most oncologists know nothing about. Here we detail several life-saving treatments, including leukocyte infusion therapy and the adjuvant use of metformin.

Wellness Profile

Dr. Frank Lipman is the founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. He has authored several books about maintaining vitality and long-term health. In this profi le, Dr. Lipman discusses his unique approach to achieving lifelong wellness.

In The News

Green tea may prevent lung cancer; vitamin D levels inadequate during winter months; more drug company kickbacks; antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables may cut lymphoma risk; blueberry juice may boost memory; and more.

Nutraceutical Update

Lignans are powerful agents that help prevent cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis. New research illuminates the many ways these largely unheralded dietary components help maintain optimal health.

Superfoods

Sweet potatoes contain an impressive array of nutrients, including heavy doses of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, and potassium. Its high fiber content also makes it a nutritional powerhouse.

Journal Abstracts