How Intermittent Fasting Impacts Longevity: A Summary of the Research

Intermittent fasting (IF) has risen in popularity, as numerous studies continue to illustrate its many benefits. In humans, intermittent fasting improves weight, insulin resistance, inflammation, dyslipidemia, and hypertension.[1] IF has also reduced tumor growth, boosted stem cell production, and increased lifespan in mice.[2] One compelling explanation for these outcomes relates to a term called adaptive stress—a type of physiological stress that elicits positive responses. During fasting, ...

9 Ways to Biohack Your Healthspan and Improve Longevity

Advancements in Western medicine and technology have extended the average American lifespan, but a longer lifespan doesn't always translate to an increase in healthy years. In fact, your chronological age may not accurately represent your body's biological, or your InnerAge, at all. InsideTracker’s new InnerAge 2.0 is an innovative tool that reveals your biological age—a measure of how well your body is aging internally. What’s more, research shows that we have the power to slow down the aging ...

Introducing InnerAge 2.0: A Sophisticated New Model of Biological Age Designed to Optimize Your Healthspan

The truth is people age at different speeds—some faster, some slower. The number of birthdays you’ve had doesn’t necessarily reflect your body’s internal, biological age. An age of 40, for example, can look incredibly different from one person to the next depending on a combination of lifestyle and genetic factors, like diet, exercise, stress, and sleep. 

Soy: How a Good Food Got a Bad Reputation

When you think of soy, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the nutrient dense food or the “health risks” that accompany it? In the nutrition realm, particular foods get a bad rep that they don’t necessarily earn. A single study with a controversial finding can dominate headlines—even if 100 other studies conclude the contrary! Soy foods are an unfortunate example of this. Here's how soy became linked with an increase in cancer risk, how the research has panned out since then, and ...

Factors that Affect Male Fertility—and that Standard Tests Might Miss

Male fertility is declining worldwide. Over the past 40 years, sperm count among men in the western hemisphere has decreased by 50%—and it continues to fall by an estimated 1.4% each year. [1] Unfortunately, male fertility is often overlooked—some men prefer not to discuss it, and when they do, some standard male fertility tests fail to capture contributing factors (more on this later). Stats show that one-third of all infertility cases are due to male infertility factors.[2] In this article, ...

These Men Used InsideTracker Blood Tests to Turn Their Health Around

June is Men’s Health month, so there’s no better time to focus on men's health concerns. Are you a guy who’s put off that annual physical? Do you have a man in your life who’s notoriously stubborn about addressing that ache or pain? You’re not alone. Compared to their female counterparts, the average man pays less attention to his health, is more likely to put off regular medical check-ups and care, and smokes, drinks, and engages in risky behaviors more often.[1,2] So we talked to three ...
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