Finding the “Fountain of Youth”

Fountain of Youth

Image of a fountain with water spraying

Yes, I know everyone seeks to find the proverbial “Fountain of Youth” and researchers have worked long and spent lifetimes researching what can extend our lives.  I was reading recently that some researchers think they have found something like that.

The following are some of the articles I’ve been reading online:

I do take a couple of the supplements referenced in those articles:



Over a month ago I read an article about another study which showed anti-aging benefits from some additional supplements


NAD or Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is a coenzyme that is necessary to the mitochondria in our cells. Mitochondria  are often called “the powerhouse of the cell.”  And the mitochondria rely on an external power source to keep them charged. NAD is that source.  As we age we produce less and less of NAD and as a result, our cells do not function as well as they should.

I also read these articles about the product Niagen and I ordered some Tru Niagen from Amazon.

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I also found and read another article (link below) which touted the benefits of NAD and pterostilbene, I searched for the Elysium Health Basis mentioned in the article on Amazon and was taken to the Tru Niagen product which I purchased.

In addition, I ordered a product called Pterostilbene 100mg Capsules, Try it:


My Results

When both products came in about two weeks ago, I began taking them as indicated on the directions.

I have to admit and agree that my energy level has drastically improved since I began taking these new supplements.  I find I sleep longer periods at a time too (I have a history of insomnia and sleeping only 3-4 hours each night, but now I’m sleeping 6-7 hours – AWESOME FOR ME!  In addition, I find that I can work at my desk many more hours each day.  I read many of the reviews on Amazon before ordering these supplements and found that lots of reviewers indicated they had a great deal more energy.  I have reordered another months supply of both of these supplements and will continue using them to see what happens.  Both have no record of any side effects.


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More of the “Sunshine” Vitamin

Get your Daily Dsssss

An image of the sun
An image of the sun

Several of my docs have said I’m low on Vitamin D and I need to take a supplement.  My bloodwork showed I was low. So I’ve been researching this vitamin we all know as the ‘Sunshine Vitamin” because we get it from the sun.

Vitamin D is produced in our bodies in response to exposure to the sun, eating certain foods and by taking supplements.

There are several forms, including two that are important to humans: D2 and D3. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is synthesized by plants, and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is synthesized by humans when skin is exposed to ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays from sunlight. The active form of the vitamin is calcitriol, synthesized from either D2 or D3 in the kidneys. Vitamin D helps to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus.

There are real benefits to making sure you have adequate vitamin D.

  1. It fights disease (like MS, heart disease and the flu)
  2. It helps with weight loss
  3. It helps with depression

I take one or two vitamin D3 supplements each day.  (2000 IUs/each pill) Continue reading “More of the “Sunshine” Vitamin”

Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Its the Apples Dummy!

We have all hear the saying:

An Apple a day Keeps the Doctor Away”


Well instead of an apple a day, I take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (ACV) before a large meal.  The pectin in apples is an insoluble fiber that induces a feeling of fullness.  Apple Cider Vinegar does this also.  By drinking water with a couple of tablespoons of ACV, I can get a feeling of fullness from the fiber.  It also helps me to not binge eat at night – a failing of mine when I get too hungry. Continue reading “Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day Keeps the Doctor Away”

Why I eat Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Has Had a Bad Rap!

Yes coconut oil is a saturated fat, which is bad, right? Not always.  In the case of coconut oil, the saturated fat takes the form of lauric acid, which is a medium-chain fat that metabolizes more easily into energy and does not store as fat.

Image of coconut, copyright Microsoft.
Image of coconut, copyright Microsoft.

As for coconut oil being a saturated fat; all saturated fats are not equal.  Some saturated fats like coconut oil are found naturally while others are manipulated into a saturated state through hydrogenation.  This is a process where hydrogen atoms are added to the oil to arrive at the end product which is a thick, rancid oil that has a longer shelf life.  They are sometimes called trans fats.

Coconut oil is powerful because of its lauric acid and medium chain fatty acids.

The composition of coconut oil elevates the LDL levels and prevents atherosclerosis.  This helps repair slow neural pathways and can improve cognitive functions and memory. Continue reading “Why I eat Coconut Oil”

Obsessed with my Liver!

Here I go again about the liver!

Image of liver in body
Image of liver in body, copyright Microsoft

I might seem to be somewhat obsessed about my liver (lol!) but the more I read, the more I become concerned about my “Fatty Liver Disease”.  According Dr. Sandra Cabot, fatty Liver can:

  • Ruin your health
  • Make you overweight
  • Stop you from losing weight
  • Make you diabetic
  • Cause cirrhosis and liver failure.

Well, folks, I don’t have good health, I’m extremely overweight with a BMI of 49, its almost impossible for me to lose weight, I’m already diabetic, and while I do not have cirrhosis or liver failure – that’s in my future if I don’t do something about it.  We only have one liver and when it fails, the only solution is a liver transplant.  I certainly do not want to come to that stage. Continue reading “Obsessed with my Liver!”