Monday, September 1, 2014

I just finished watching a story on 60 Minutes about 'Living to 90 and Beyond' that I think you'll enjoy.  It's no secret that our aging population is exploding but did you know that  90+'ers are the fastest growing segment of that population?  The 90+ groundbreaking study evaluated factors that might contribute to living a long life past the age of 90.  

Some of these factors included:

Physical and Mental Exercise
Alcohol consumption
Social engagement

The results of this research study showed physical exercise and alcohol consumption to be strong factors that prolong life.  Vitamin supplementation, however, did not prove to make a difference.  This is no surprise, considering that the vitamin supplements taken by the seniors in this study were not high quality pharmaceutical grade supplements - no wonder they had no impact.

A better testimonial is one from the Landmark Dietary Supplement Study conducted by Dr. Gladys Block et. al at the University of California, Berkley published in the Nutrition Journal in 2007.  This clinical study showed that people who used high quality dietary supplements had markedly better health than both multivitamin users and those who used no supplements.  A summary of this study is shown in the graph.

You can learn more about this study at

Interestingly enough, moderate alcohol consumption proved to be a positive influence on living a longer life.  For those of you who do not want to drink alcohol on a regular basis, Shaklee has two products that you might want to consider.  They are Vivix and the new MindWorks products which utilize Muscadine and Chardonnay grapes.  These products address brain function and aging well.  

Watch part I of 'Living to 90 and Beyond' on the link below: