Is there a holy grail to defying the aging process?  Can we really slow and even turn back the clock by 'turning off' the aging gene?

While generally we believe that alarms should be going off when we hear of a single 'fix' for health and aging issues.  This is the disease-driven approach that has got so much of society in trouble.  People are conditioned to seek drugs that simply put a band-aid on the problem, ignoring the real underlying root cause, holding us captive to the developing condition and drug, while opening ourselves up to  adverse side effects of those drugs.  This dangerous mindset, driven by pharmaceutical companies, is the equivalent to having your auto's check engine light come on and simply clipping the indicator's wire to get rid of the nuisance.  We've missed the point and opened the door to bigger chronic issues by not addressing the real need - frequently a deficiency.  Whether it is insufficient oil in your auto or nutritional deficiency in your body, we must address the need, not just mask the engine light or symptom in the body.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine nailed it when he said, "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine thy food."  Maybe mom was right - "You are what you eat."  To fully appreciate the power of this and taking control of your health - we suggest you watch the movie, Food Matters, online or DVD (both at
We believe strongly in not focusing on disease, but focus on what we can do to increase our health and wellness.
With that stated, we sometimes come across natural food sources that offer such compelling health benefits, clearly separating them from anything else regarding their specific benefits.

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That has clearly been the case with what we have found in the açaí berry.  The benefits packed into that little berry have proven to be more than what was thought to be possible not many years ago.

There is another compelling discovery that warrants our attention for both anti-aging and cardiovascular benefits.

Science has long looked at the so called "French Paradox" - how France eats such a high- fat diet and high wine consumption, yet exhibits such low heart disease rates.  The association has long been made to the regular consumption of red wine.

We now know about the anthrocyanins in red grapes.  In fact, we discovered that the açaí berry has up to thirty times the anthrocyanins of red grapes!  As we look at the latest research, it also points to a substance called resveratrol, found in red grapes.

The benefits of resveratrol are proving to be very exciting indeed.  However what is disturbing is where the focus goes for profits.  Drug company Glaxo Smith Kline recently invested $750 million into the development of a synthetic resveratrol to market as a drug.

Resveratrol exists perfectly in nature for our benefit.  We know that all the synthetics such as for vitamin C, E and so forth are not effectively used in the body and mainly pass through our system, because it was not directly from a plant source.  However, no one can patent or have exclusive rights to a natural source, in a fruit, as they can with an artificially developed synthetic.
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