New diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease cases continue to mount at an unprecedented rate, threatening both the lives of those suffering from this dreaded illness and the health care system itself, as billions are spent to care for the millions suffering from this lifestyle-mediated disease. New hope is now offered by scientists from the University of California publishing in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, as they have identified the specific intracellular mechanism regulated by vitamin D3 that may help the body clear the brain of amyloid beta.
Some of the things they said were good for us… Nature Walks can make you healthier and happier by driving out obsessive, negative thoughts. A Stanford University study found that strolling in a natural setting decreases activity in the subgenual prefrontal cortex, a brain region particularly active during rumination. “It was pretty striking that a 90-minute walk had this much of an impact,” says author Gregory Bratman. For people with a tendency to brood, interrupting an endless stream of negative thoughts reduces the risk for depression and other mental illnesses. Green spaces may also make kids smarter. A separate study of roughly 2,600 fourth-graders in Barcelona found that those with greater exposure to nature were more attentive and experienced a 5 percent increase in working memory. Awe-inspiring experiences can help you live longer. Gazing out over the Grand Canyon or beholding an artistic masterpiece can trigger positive emotions with immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory effects (Read More)
Vitamin C is the most consumed vitamin in the world. It is not only essential in building a strong immune system – its role as the chief water-soluble antioxidant in the human body adds many more benefits. Recent studies are now linking Vitamin C in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss.
As science continues to study why we begin to lose our mental cognition as we age, the latest findings that our decline begins to worsen at the age of 45 is a wake up call to determine how we can best assist our body in reversing this trend.
There is volumes of research demonstrating the positive health benefits of moderate wine consumption. It is important to note that Resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes. Malbec has a thick skin and contains much resveratrol. Vine grapes grown in cooler climates have higher resveratrol levels than those from warmer climes (such as California and Spain). The varieties with most resveratrol in the wine include malbec, petite sirah, st. laurent and pinot noir.
Like all antioxidants, glutathione works to prevent the damage free radicals, peroxides, and other reactive oxygen species do to human cells. But glutathione isn’t just another antioxidant–it could be called, without exaggeration, the single most important antioxidant for human health. The good news? Your body naturally produces glutathione. The bad news? There’s a long list of things which can reduce your natural production, resulting in a startlingly high percentage of deficiency across the population: pollution medications poor diet stress trauma aging infections radiation exposure to heavy metals Your body uses glutathione to protect your cells from free radical damage, to eliminate toxins, to support energy production, and to help enhance immune system functions. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, emerging science indicates that our Glutathione level in the body drops with age. Why the Decrease? There are several factors for the decrease in glutathione levels with age. Stress is a factor. As (Read More)
Contrary to popular opinion, Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented. It all depends on a healthy lifestyle. The key is to reduce the risks associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. According to Help Guide, six of the most important things you can do to keep your brain healthy include: Mental stimulation Regular exercise Maintain a healthy diet Get lots of quality sleep Maintain an active social life Manage your stress effectively Do Vitamin Supplements Help Prevent Alzheimer’s? One way to stimulate your brain’s functions while maintaining a healthy diet and reduce stress is to supplement your diet with vitamin supplements. It is important to realize, however, that you can’t simply take supplements as a substitute for a healthy diet. You should still focus on eating the right foods in the right amounts, and maintaining a regular exercise regimen. Nevertheless, if you eat right, get enough sleep and exercise, and keep your mind active, (Read More)
Does brain fog affect you more and more lately? Do you walk into a room and can’t remember why you went there? Have you totally forgotten an important date or event? Do you start sentences and not know quite how to end them? Have you come out of a store and can’t remember where you parked – maybe even to the point of thinking your car was stolen?