sleep better, grow younger

If you didn’t get it already from the title what I’m aiming to dig into here is the area of getting enough Z’s and why that might just help save your bacon (apologies to the vegetarians … but you get my drift!). This is possibly covering ground you may already be either very familiar with or perhaps you simply don’t … Read More

thinking yourself younger: the uncanny power of belief

In the fall of 1981 a young Harvard researcher conducted a radical experiment, one which has since become something a landmark in the domain of the extraordinary and transformative power of mind over matter. Ellen J Langer (these days Professor Langer) took a bunch of somewhat decrepit elderly men from a local nursing home and placed them in a New … Read More

is there a longevity gene?

Professor Nir Barzilai is the founding director of the Institute for Aging Research, the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging and the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (Einstein). He also directs the Longevity Genes Project, a genetics study of over … Read More

are bioidentical hormones safer?

In fact the real question here is ‘Is any hormone therapy truly safe?’ And it’s one being asked by the scientific community as I write but the nature of this piece is really to help you begin your own questioning process. To help look behind the antiaging industry’s marketing claims and hopefully understand with a little more clarity. And if … Read More

which anti-aging creams work

If there’s an area of looking younger that we can quite literally pour money into it’s pretty surely that of lotions, potions, creams and all things slathery. According to BCC Research the global anti-aging industry is currently worth just under US$250 bn and the largest proportion by far of that veritable Everest of anti-aging moolah is siphoned off into the domain of … Read More

Why We Age – the theories

Ok I get it. When most of us see the word ‘theory’ some hidden inner science lesson switch seems to go ‘clunk’ and we begin to feel our eyeballs  glaze over faster than a skating rink at the winter olympics. But seriously, without trying to put you all into a jargon induced coma there are very good reasons for understanding … Read More

How meditation helps you stay young

One of the pillars of our Grow Young program is harnessing the power of mindfulness and the benefits just appear to go on and on as more research emerges. Here Sara Lazar of Harvard lays it out loud and clear.

Waddya mean Grow Young?

  To get started I guess I wanted to just open up and give you all a feel for what I really intend when using the phrase ‘grow young’ – kinda lay out the terrain a little – and also define what might be meant when I talk of a 360° view of health and wellbeing. Certainly the implied paradox … Read More