For those of you who don’t know, a panacea is a cure-all – something that eliminates all ailments and makes you feel amazing. Suffice to say, no such miracle drug exists, and it is unlikely that it ever will. But that doesn’t mean that nothing comes close. It turns out that science now knows of several compounds and lifestyle changes that can heal a vast array of illnesses and dramatically improve your quality of life.
So what are these miracle panacea items? And how can you include them in your life?
NR And NMN
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of NR or NMN – they’re very new to science. However, they could be the key to keeping us young for longer and allowing us to avoid chronic disease.
NR and NMN are two chemicals that the body turns into NAD+, a compound vital for life. Like ATP, NAD+ is an energy source in the cell and part of millions of metabolic processes.
Scientists at Harvard University and other institutions worldwide have found that NAD+ concentrations fall as we age. They’ve also found, though, that you can boost levels with these two compounds. When you do, animals look and behave as if they are young again. It seems miraculous, but it’s all backed by genuine science by top researchers. Hopefully, people will eventually be able to take these compounds throughout their lives, delay the aging process, and avoid conditions like stroke and diabetes for longer. Let’s hope so!
Hemp seed has become an increasingly popular ingredient for sprinkling on porridge, but it could offer a host of other benefits. It contains a chemical called cannabidiol, which numerous scientific studies now show helps reduce both psychic and physical pain. CBD for physical health is becoming a massive trend, even for animals. The effects seem to be tremendous.
Plant-based diets are currently popular for their purported positive impacts on the environment. But researchers have known about them for many years. Back in the 1980s, the first lifestyle doctors recommended that people choose a predominantly Mediterranean diet. Researchers noticed that people eating in a particular style in places like Italy and Greece seemed to have lower rates of heart disease and stroke. Replicating the diet, they hoped, would bring similar benefits to other countries, like the US.
The traditional Mediterranean diet was plant-based. People ate mainly fruit, whole grains, and beans. Meat and dairy only played a minor role. Further clinical studies showed that eating a whole-food, plant-based diet created all kinds of benefits. It wasn’t just heart disease, but also diabetes, stroke, and even cancer.
What’s more, radically changing the diet also helped people to feel more robust. They weren’t so susceptible to the usual stresses and strains of life. Even if things went wrong, they still felt mostly confident and happy. Plant-based eating appeared to affect the brain positively.
Granted, none of these interventions is going to solve all problems or allow you to live forever. But science shows that we do have access to what you might call a panacea.