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Treatment for Lyme

03 Jul Ketogenic Diet for Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is a neuropathic infection, invading the nervous system and causing facial paralysis, tingling and numbness in hands and feet, and disrupting the autonomic functions of the heart. Some researchers have identified that specific nerve fibers in the nervous systems are the ones targeted and impacted by Lyme Disease, but the specific function through which these fibers are attacked is still an unknown. The nervous system itself consists of many different types of cells, they all communicate with one another through a series of chemical processes and through different layers...

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Gut Bacteria and the Brain

18 May How Gut Bacteria Affects Brain Health

Enteric nervous systems, probiotics, beneficial bacteria, and “wheat belly.” All of these are relatively new developments in our understanding of the gut or the complex system of digestive organs and glands combined with numerous metabolic processes that dictate the energy that fuels our cells. Even more recently is a startling new discovery of just how intricate the health of the gut has on the brain, and, more importantly, the blood vessels that supply blood to our brain. A recent study published in Nature has been looking at the puzzling occurrences of...

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06 Jan Dr. Salerno Podcast: Ketogenic Diet for Brain Health, Dementia and Neurological Function

Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. John Salerno’s monthly podcast interview. You can click the video to listen to the podcast or simply read the easy to follow transcript below. Enjoy! Ketogenic Diets for Dementia and Neurological Function - Podcast Interview with Dr. John Salerno from razorcast™ on Vimeo. Podcast Interview: RC: Hello everyone. This is Liz Harvey coming to you from our studios in New York City where we are dedicated to bringing you top quality advice from many of the leading expert professionals across the US....

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Aluminum and Alzheimer's Disease

25 Dec Is Aluminum Contributing to Alzheimer’s Disease?

We have known for many years that heavy metal toxicity can contribute to a long list of chronic health problems, including some neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia. A heavy metal's ability to enter the body depends on the availability of it in the environment. One heavy metal of particular concern and speculation is aluminum. Found in abundance in comparison to many other metals, society is finding ever more increasing ways to integrate the metal into our lives. Aluminum is lightweight and is considered a "metalloy," which gives it special chemical...

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27 Apr Food for Thought

In a compelling article today, the New York Times examines whether a low-fat diet can contribute to memory loss! Dr. Richard Isaacson, the director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weil Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian, emphasizes that our brain and body cells need fat to survive. It is important, Dr. Isaacson states, that good fats are eaten and trans fats are avoided. Monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated and some saturated fats are healthy and essential for brain function. One unsaturated fat, omega three fish oil has been repeatedly shown to enhance memory...

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chelation therapy

02 Oct Heavy Metals & Chelation Therapy

What are heavy metals? By now, most of us have heard of heavy metals, however, the problem is that most of us are not fully aware of all the dangers and long term side effects they actually have. Heavy metal toxicity  has been linked to plethora of diseases and disorders such as neurological disorders, Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, Multiple sclerosis, skin conditions, metabolic disorders, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, inflammation, just to name a few. Not all metals are this harmful, in fact, some are necessary such as zinc and iron, in the correct...

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brain-aneurysm-vitaminc

25 Mar The One Vitamin That Can Potentially Prevent a Brain Aneurysm

Last Friday, Lisa Colagrossi, a great reporter at WABC in New York, NY, died from a sudden brain aneurysm. An aneurysm, a bulge that indicates a weak arterial wall, can potentially be prevented from rupturing with high-dose vitamin C therapy. According to The Society of Interventional Radiology, 1 in 20 Americans have some sort of aneurysm. Much like an overinflated tire, the damaged vessels over expand. It has been found that patients with lower vitamin C levels in their blood are more likely to have an aneurysm. While most people do...

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trans fat

30 Dec Trans Fat Could Be Hurting Your Memory

Eating sweets and foods with trans fats has never been good for your health, but new science shows it might also be clogging-up your memory too. According to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, presenters, such as study author Dr. Beatrice Golomb, explained how men with the most trans fats in their diet had the greatest reduction in memory capacity, especially when recalling certain words. In fact men, young and middle-aged who ate these high levels of trans fats exhibited a 10 percent reduction in the...

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09 Jun Handwriting Helps Children Learn and Boosts Memory

When it comes to handwriting, school systems are shifting their focus towards less traditional forms of instruction, but it could be negatively impacting proficiency and memory standards. As psychologists and scientists begin to unravel the link between educational development and cognitive retention, and due to a lack of printing exercises, they are discovering many students are being left behind. Children, which are accustomed to using computers, tablets, keyboards, and other intelligent electronic devices, are missing that familiar recognition component in their core curriculum. According to Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the...

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02 Jan Vitamin E Slows Alzheimer’s

For many individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, there are few if any natural solutions readily available. However, a new study actually showed that high doses of vitamin E can delay the decline in daily living skills. For example, getting dressed, bathing, eating, and maintaining a conversation. According to this new discovery sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, high dose vitamin E was tested on more than 600 older veterans with Alzheimer’s disease. As the veterans went about their daily...

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