Blue zones; eating well, and suppressing inflammation

Have you heard of Okinawa in Japan, Sardinia in Italy, Loma Linda in California, the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica and Ikaria in Greece? They all stand out for the number of people living there who survive to 100. The science-of-ageing community call them “blue zones”, and researchers have long been interested in what their secrets are. The key in all sites is a diet that emphasises nutrient dense plant food. Such food, say researchers, activates cell signalling pathways that reduce oxidative damage, a key cause of the inflammage. It is even possible to show people who eat well have fewer biochemical markers of inflammation in their blood stream. Want to see how it all works? Go to  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3379947/

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Dr Mulgan, co-founder and CEO of LifeGuard, witnesses the impacts of the western lifestyle on the ageing process through his practice as a GP. A significant part of Dr Mulgan’s practice sees him providing care to residents in retirement homes. It was his desire to place a fence at the top of the cliff, instead of an ambulance at the bottom, that lead to our flagship product, LifeGuard Essentials.

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