Fountain of Youth? Red Wine Rx Called Resveratrol

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According to a doctor on 60 Minutes last night, there is a way to stay younger and healthier well into old age.

He says we should take resveratrol, which is found in red wine, and we should get it in very high concentrations.

Resveratrol is the almost magical, healthy ingredient thought to keep French wine drinkers from getting heart disease. Apparently, there are two ways to get it: 1) take a prescription pill that could be available in five years, or 2) drink 1,000 glasses of red wine each day.

Hiccup.


Researchers do not recommend drinking that much wine--as the alcohol would reverse resveratrol's healthy effects by killing us. They are working on and testing the pill form now.

Resveratrol is the rejuvenation elixir that might hold off diseases that usually strike people in their 50s, 60s and 70s. It seems to delay the aging process, in the same way a diet called Calorie Restriction does. CR is when you eat just barely enough calories to stay alive. People on CR are very healthy, but eating that way--or not eating, as the case may be--is not realistic for most of us.

"I think we can slow down these genes that control the aging process," says lead resveratrol researcher Dr. Christoph Wesphal.

CafeMoms were posting about this hot topic all the way back in August in the private group Moms Choosing a Vaccine Free & Natural Lifestyle. Do you think taking resveratrol will actually help us live longer? Or does this story sound more like science fiction?

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