HEALTH LIBRARY

  1. Are Mental Disorders the Result of Neuro-inflammation?

    Are Mental Disorders the Result of Neuro-inflammation?
    New research increasingly shows that not only are many cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia related to inflammation in brain tissues, but even so-called ‘classic’ mental diseases such as schizophrenia and depression may be connected to brain inflammation. Further, recent research from Japan's Kyushu University Medical School and Saga University have shown that many mental disorders...
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  2. Anxiety and Worrying Linked to Greater Alzheimer's Risk in Women

    Anxiety and Worrying Linked to Greater Alzheimer's Risk in Women
    According to new research, anxious and easily-stressed women are more prone to developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.  Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. So far, there is no known cure; and this debilitating condition worsens as it progresses, eventually leading to death. Most often diagnosed in people over 65 years of age, a variant known as early-onset...
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  3. Antidepressants May Slow Alzheimer's Disease Progression

    Antidepressants May Slow Alzheimer's Disease Progression
    According to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Pennsylvania, a commonly prescribed antidepressant may be able to reduce production of amyloid beta, the main harmful ingredient in Alzheimer's brain plaques—both in mice and in people. Levels of amyloid beta rise in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's, causing it to clump...
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  4. Healthy Eating Tip: Could Eating Less Keep Your Mind Sharp?

    Healthy Eating Tip: Could Eating Less Keep Your Mind Sharp?
    The research of some Italian scientists recently published in the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents an intriguing idea: a calorie-restricted diet might prevent age-related memory loss. The positive results of this new research could be the key to healthy aging.     The scientists, led by Dr. Giovambattista Pani at the Institute of General Pathology, Catholic University...
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  5. Exercise Your Right to Brain Health

    Exercise Your Right to Brain Health
    If you’re wondering how to have more energy, exercise can be a potent defense against brain fatigue and mental fog. When you move, you greatly improve blood flow and oxygenation to the brain. In fact, anyone who is engaged in strenuous mental activity should participate in frequent aerobic exercise. Without continually replenishing the supply of oxygen to the brain and...
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  6. Top 5 Anti-Aging Tips

    Top 5 Anti-Aging Tips
    Check out these top 5 anti-aging and healthy holiday eating tips: 1. Get plenty of essential fatty acids.  Among the nutrients that our bodies need for good health are essential fatty acids – alpha-linolenic acid (of the Omega 3 family) and linoleic acid of the Omega 6 family.  These essential fats also help to promote youthful skin and can be...
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  7. Healthy Holiday Eating: What Makes a Recipe Healthy?

    Healthy Holiday Eating: What Makes a Recipe Healthy?
    A trend toward health and fitness is on an upswing, and one important component is a nutritious diet that provides needed vitamins and minerals, is satisfying and naturally boosts energy throughout the day. What is it that makes a recipe healthy? Here are some questions to ponder when it comes to deciding whether a recipe is healthful or hurtful. These are...
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  8. The History of Nature's Aspirin for Lower Back Pain

    The History of Nature's Aspirin for Lower Back Pain
    Did you know that the therapeutic use of white willow bark dates back thousands of years - to the time of Hippocrates (400 BC) when patients were advised to chew on the bark to reduce their fever and inflammation?   White willow bark continues to be used today for the treatment of pain, especially headaches, lower back pain and osteoarthritis...
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  9. Do Probiotic Foods Benefit Your Overall Mood?

    Do Probiotic Foods Benefit Your Overall Mood?
    Did you know that beneficial ‘probiotic’ bacteria in yogurt and other food foods keep more than your tummy happy? A recent UCLA study shows that women who regularly ate yogurt had altered brain function and improved mood, likely because probiotics in their yogurt modified the bacterial environment in their gut.In other words, when your gut is happy - so is...
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  10. Four Foods Rich In Essential Magnesium

    Four Foods Rich In Essential Magnesium
    Did you know that nutritional magnesium deficiency may have caused up to eight million sudden coronary deaths in the US between 1940 and 1994? This frightening estimate is based on census data and studies of similar deaths from magnesium deficiency conducted in other countries. Globally, magnesium deficiency has reached epidemic proportions. In the US, the Dept. of Agriculture reported that...
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