My favorite from the list:
“Fountain of youth: Growing evidence suggests that telomere shortening (the DNA at the end of your chromosomes) can inhibit stem cell function and cellular regeneration, which then leads to unhealthy aging. A 2010 study (http://www.theheart.org/article/1041013.do) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) uncovered an inverse association between blood levels of fish oil and the rate of telomere shortening over five years, suggesting a possible explanation for the protective effects of omega-3 fatty acids. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco studied over 600 patients and found that the higher the blood levels of fish-derived omega-3 acids in patients with coronary heart disease, the longer the telomeres.”
Take THAT, telomere-shortening!
I gotta say, after reading this Well+Good NYC post about New Yorkers embracing the magical healing powers of chlorophyll, I’m feeling mighty guilty about only being able to choke down half of the chlorophyll shot included in my one-day Organic Avenue LOVEspring cleanse before I felt like I was going to vomit into the sink. (Maybe I’ll tell y’all about that cleanse someday!)
Even drinking this guy as I read the post wasn’t enough to assuage my sense of failure:
I guess I’m just not as hardcore as my pigment-chugging peers. D: