Association Between Mediterranean Diet and Increased Telomere Length
Study further demonstrates potential longevity and health benefits of this diet
By Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, and Karolyn A. Gazella
About the Authors
Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, is a naturopathic physician with board certification in naturopathic oncology. She maintains a part-time naturopathic oncology practice with Naturopathic Specialists in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her undergraduate degree in medical anthropology is from Brown University and her naturopathic doctorate is from Bastyr University. She is the coauthor of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. Alschuler is the chief medical officer of the iTHRIVE Plan.
Karolyn A. Gazella has been writing and publishing integrative health information since 1992. She is the publisher of the Natural Medicine Journal and the author or coauthor of hundreds of articles and several booklets and books including her latest book The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer that she wrote with Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO. Gazella is the chief executive officer of the iTHRIVE Plan.
Recommending a Mediterranean diet in concert with lifestyle habits such as regular exercise and stress management appears to be sound foundational advice that we can give to patients to help encourage optimal longevity.
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