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What Are Essential Oils, and Do They Work?

Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, which is a form of alternative medicine.

However, some of the health claims associated with them are controversial.

This article explains what you need to know about essential oils and their health effects.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants....read more click...

https://authoritynutrition.com/what-are-essential-oils/

 

13 Habits Linked to a Long Life (Backed by Science)

By | April, 2016

Woman in Red With Apple On Her HeadMany people think life expectancy is largely determined by genetics.

However, it seems that genes play a much smaller role than originally believed.

Instead, environmental factors like diet and lifestyle are thought to be the key determinants.

Here are 13 things you can do to increase the chances of seeing your 100th birthday.

1. Avoid Overeating

The link between calorie intake and longevity currently generates a lot of interest.

Research shows that a 10–50% reduction in normal calorie intake may increase maximum lifespan — at least in some animal studies (1).

Studies of human populations renowned for longevity also observe links between low calorie intake, an extended lifespan and a lower likelihood of disease (2, 3, 4).

What’s more, calorie restriction seems to be linked to reduction in excess body weight and belly fat, both of which are linked to shorter lives (5, 6, 7).

That being said, long-term calorie restriction is often unsustainable and can include negative side effects, such as increased hunger, low body temperature and a diminished sex drive (3).

What You Need to Know About Carb Cycling

March 16, 2016

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