But it’s not a place, it’s a pill. Researcher Linda Partridge claims that by taking a single pill every day from middle-age on, we will grow old free from illnesses of the body and mind such as Alzheimer’s and heart disease. We may even be able to avoid gray hair! In the Daily Mail, Fiona Macrae quotes Partridge as saying, "I would be surprised if there weren’t things within ten years.
When you get gray hair, it’s a sign of stress (not necessarily YOUR stress, but your HAIR’S stress).
Scientists have learned this by studying people who go gray prematurely from a rare syndrome called Ataxia telangiectasia. As the hair’s stem cells get old and tired, they gradually stop doing one of their jobs, which is to produce pigment.
Older women have their own special problems with gray, but this time it’s the gray matter in their brains: obesity in post menopausal women may lead to this condition, which may be one reason why women going through menopause often complain that their minds are affected. Thank goodness this seems to be a temporary problem.