January 2012

Study: Brain injury from high-fat foods may be why diets fail – The Seattle Times (WA) – By Carol M. Ostrom – (Thursday, December 29, 2011) –

January 9, 2012

You’ve heard “a minute on the lips, years on the hips,” or some variation. But did it make you put down that frosted butter cookie?  No? OK, here’s another bit of research to snack on: After humans and rodents eat a high-fat diet, their brains begin to show evidence of injuries in just 24 hours. […]

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Study: Vitamins, Omega-3s may keep brain from shrinking – USA Today – (Thursday, December 29, 2011) –

January 9, 2012

Older adults with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B, C, D and E in their blood performed better on certain measures of thinking abilities, and also tended to have larger brain volume, a new study finds.   Seniors with high levels of trans fats in their blood fared worse on certain thinking tests […]

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Adaptogen Herbs: The Key to Longevity and Optimal Health – The Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com) -by Bertrand Babinet, Ph.D., LAc. – (Friday, December 23, 2011) –

January 6, 2012

Aging is a part of life that we can’t avoid. To age more gracefully, we need a better understanding of the mechanisms of aging and what they entail. Through my clinical observation I recognize three types of aging: Normal aging in people with healthy genetics who are active, enjoy their life and consume food and […]

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What Vitamins Should You Take Before Surgery? – The Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com) – by Neal M. Blitz – (Wednesday, December 21, 2011

January 6, 2012

No matter what part of the body is undergoing surgery, the process for healing is the same. Surgically “traumatized tissue” (skin, muscle, bones, cartilage, tendons, etc.) does not just magically heal; rather, the body has to rebuild and repair tissue on the cellular level. This involves energy and nutritional building blocks to support the healing […]

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Hormone Might Ease Menopause, Boost Women’s Sex Life: Study – HealthDay (healthday.com) – By Robert Preidt – (Tuesday, December 20, 2011) –

January 6, 2012

A hormone called DHEA appears to help ease women’s menopausal symptoms and also improve their sex life, a small, new study says.  This is the first evidence that low doses of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, can help sexual function as well as menopausal symptoms, according to the researchers at the […]

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