Telomere Length

Telomeres are protective caps at the end of DNA strands called chromosomes, which house our genome, our genetic material. In young humans, it’s length is 8000 to 10,000 nucleotides long. Telomere’s length, however, shortens with every cell division until it ultimately stops dividing or it dies. Why is this important? The longer your telomere is…

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Anemia and Alzheimer’s

Eating a well-balanced diet is beneficial for our bodies and brain. The human body needs a spectrum of nutrients to function at optimum levels and to help prevent problems with our health, especially as we age. Regrettably, if we are not mindful of what we are putting into our bodies, disease and disorders are more…

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As the prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia in our society continues to increase, scientists have been eager to better understand the physiology and biochemical pathways involved in these disease processes. Current research has honed in on a specific hormone, Irisin, that was found to be produced by muscles during exercise. This hormone, originally identified…

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Aluminum and 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.…

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Vitamins for Brain Health

Intriguing new research today from Harvard and Massachusetts Hospital has demonstrated a possible link between infection and Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists have discovered that when neurons are grown in Petri dishes then exposed to infection, a large amount of amyloid plaque is formed around the infecting agent. Amyloid is the protein found in Alzheimer’s. The same process…

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sleep apnea

Sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle – and good brain health and sleep go hand-in-hand. Every night, your body goes through the rigorous process of replenishing your memory banks and detoxifying harmful proteins. However, individuals are unaware of how harmful snoring – a common respiratory condition – can ultimately be to their brains.…

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Alzheimer’s disease, the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, affects cognitive function, thinking, and decision making. However, groundbreaking new research, coupled with other natural lifestyle interventions, is showing promising inhibitory effects. According to recent study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, individuals who received lifestyle coaching showed improved mental function. Through…

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For many individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, there are few if any natural solutions readily available. However, a new study actually showed a link between Vitamin E and Alzheimer’s Disease, and that high doses of vitamin E can delay the decline in daily living skills. For example, getting dressed, bathing, eating, and maintaining a conversation.…

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