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Dodgy Knees

Posted by Danae , 13 May 2015 - - - - - - · 4,764 views
arthritis, cartilage, knee joints and 4 more...
Dodgy Knees Anyone on a trip to the Austrian Alps will notice a large proportion of elderly walkers striding up the mountain, and fewer striding down. Taking the cable car down the mountain after walking up is something older people with dodgy knees go in for, since walking down steep paths can be more painful.
Many people will tell you that knee pain and arthritis i...


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Practising Selective Ignorance

Posted by Danae , 14 February 2015 - - - - - - · 1,564 views
sensationalist news and 9 more...
Practising Selective Ignorance The cartoon character Charlie Brown once said, "I've developed a new philosophy...I only dread one day at a time." But listening to the news it is almost impossible not to think of the world as an unsafe place where the months and years ahead are fraught with danger. The media of course rarely report good news - perhaps because human psychology is such th...


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The Immortal

Posted by Danae , 19 November 2014 - - - - - - · 1,438 views
social archetypes, fear of aging and 1 more...
The Immortal Social archetypes are everywhere, and we are subject to their influences. The social archetype of the elder can be divided into two categories : frail and demented or wise and vigorous. The former is the denizen of assisted living facilities, stricken by Alheimer's, wheelchair-bound, a shadow of their former selves. It is the spectre of old age we all fe...


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Do some people just have good genes?

Posted by Danae , 11 October 2014 - - - - - - · 1,410 views
good genes, epigenetics
Do some people just have good genes? Epigenetics is the latest thing. Anyone familiar with Bruce Lipton's work will have read evidence that Lamarckism may not be quackery after all. It appears that the environment can alter how a specific gene can behave throughout a person's life, and even in their offspring. The interesting thing is that 'environment' does not just mean pollutants and bad...


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Anger and aging

Posted by Danae , 04 October 2014 - - - - - - · 1,019 views
anger telomeres, anger heart and 2 more...
Anger and aging Chronically angry people do not just harm others, but are probably causing damage to themselves. Studies have shown that individuals who have problems with anger management age more rapidly because of the damage they do to their bodies. Hostility produces chronic inflammation because of the alterations to neurological and hormonal processes, and will also...






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