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Towards amortality

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Towards amortality

In 15 years’ time, we will be able to add 30 healthy years to our lifespan

A future 60-year old?A future 60-year old?

Fresh from attending three conferences for insiders on longevity and speaking to some of the movement’s leaders, it is stunning to realize what tools we have available now and what is just around the corner.

Here is a limited selection of what is already here and what we can expect.

Starting with your face and skin. 

When our body gets old, our old cells become senescent, which means that they stop dividing and start secreting substances, which pollute and

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5 Easy Ways to Prevent Diabetes

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Type 2 Diabetes is a serious condition that impacts millions of Americans. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) of the 30 million Americans with diabetes, 90-95% of the 30 million Americans with diabetes have Type 2. If your doctor has warned you that your glucose levels are in the prediabetic range, or if Type 2 Diabetes runs in your family, that’s no guarantee you’re destined for the full-blown diagnosis.

With the right interventions, there’s more than an excellent chance that you can avoid the disease in the future.

1. Reduce Sugar Intake (Yes, That Also Means Alcohol)

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Why Healthcare Needs to Change: Healthdom

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The healthcare system in the US is broken. Despite having some of the best doctors, surgeons, and treatments in the world, vast groups of society suffer from easily preventable diseases and rely on emergency care, which often leads to high costs and personal bankruptcy. We have a significant debate on who is responsible for paying for healthcare, the role of insurance and more. That debate will rage on for a while. But in the meantime, we should try to fix as much as we can with resources available today. 

The US healthcare system doesn’t work when it comes to getting

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Can chronic diseases be avoided?

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Preventative healthcare is so important to our long term wellbeing. Did you know that 60 percent of Americans have chronic diseases? And many of those are preventable. So why don’t more of us take steps to prevent our ill health? Well, there are lots of reasons–some of us don’t know what to do or how to do it, we might lack motivation, we don’t know what we need, we’re concerned about costs, or we can’t find the right healthcare professional. 

 

There are also barriers to preventative healthcare. 

  • Healthcare professionals who specialize in preventative care aren’t always easy to find
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What if you can prevent death?

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That’s a bold question. But we’re not talking about immortality here – we’re talking about preventing premature death. Data from the NRC tells us that 48% of premature deaths are actually preventable. Think about that for a minute – almost half of premature deaths in the United States are preventable. And, although America spends more money on healthcare than other high-income countries, the life expectancy here is lower than many of those other high-income countries. 

Okay, so maybe you can’t prevent death forever, but you can significantly reduce your risk of premature death by engaging in a continual program

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What is wrong with Modern Medicine?

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The best doctors, the best treatments, and the best healthcare facilities in the world, and yet the modern healthcare system in US is still broken. Because of the issues within the healthcare system, many people don’t receive the right care at the right time. One of the biggest problems with modern healthcare is that there simply isn’t enough focus on preventative healthcare. You’ve heard the old adage, prevention is better than cure, right? Nowhere is this more accurate than medicine, but today, our healthcare system is geared toward reactive sickcare and we’re pre-disposed to think that way, too – we

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To Vax or Not to Vax

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There’s lots of conflicting theories, guidance, and content out there from health organizations, medical professionals, and anti-vaxxers. 

But here’s the crux of the issue: Anti-vaxxers, ranging from those who believe we over-vaccinate and can overwhelm a child’s immune system to parents who believe vaccines are the cause of their child’s autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, or behavioral problems will not listen to health professionals who talk about the importance and necessity of vaccines, how beneficial they are, and how many lives they’ve saved.  

On the flip side, those health professionals will not be swayed by anecdotal evidence, studies they claim

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Healthdom’s Prevention Manifesto

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Our current paradigm of dealing with illness hasn’t changed much since the Renaissance–we wait until the onset of symptoms and then seek treatment. This typically involves a hastily scrambled barrage of pathology and imaging tests, huge doses of drugs, and expensive hospitalizations.

This is reactive sick care.

This is bad. Such way of dealing with illness in the existing US legal and incentive framework in healthcare contributed to an increase of the cost of healthcare per person from $4.8k in 2000 to $11.6k today, resulting in the highest percent of spend of national income on healthcare of any country.

What
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