Do you ever notice that you feel differently in the summer and winter? That you crave different foods, have different sleeping patterns, or experience different moods? Well, we are circadian beings, which means our ability to survive and thrive as a species depends on our connection to the rhythms of nature.
Are you worried about what you’ve done to your brain over the years? For decades, our understanding of brain chemistry was that we are all gifted with a certain number of brain cells at birth and if you kill them with, say, too much alcohol or drugs, you can never grow them back. That understanding […]
Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 48 seconds Good news for baby boomers! Baby boomers, those born between the years 1946 and 1964, make up the vast majority of America’s growing senior population. In the last decade, the rates of dementia in the elderly have dramatically declined. In a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine […]
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 13 seconds There are a handful of factors that have been shown to actually decrease the size of your brain. Perhaps most noteworthy is the research on vitamin B12 deficiencies, which are linked to poor digestion, low stomach acid, cognition and memory concerns, and a shrinking brain size. New […]
Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 33 seconds Brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNFs) are compounds that encourage the growth of nerve and brain cells, debunking the old adage that brain cells can never be replaced – they can and constantly are! Cinnamon has recently made headlines as an effective regulator for blood sugar, but its benefits […]
Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 53 seconds In a 2015 study published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers teamed up to measure the effectiveness of the combination of fish oils and vitamin B12 in attempt to measure overall better health, reduced risk for systemic health issues and increased longevity. (1) Both […]
Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 21 seconds Early this year, the new dietary guidelines for 2015 to 2020 were published. Saturated fats that are high in cholesterol were taken off the nutrient concern list after almost 60 years, suggesting that the “no cholesterol” era may have been based on a hasty misinterpretation of the […]
According to a study in the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA), out of the 700,000 gallbladder-removal surgeries each year, more than 10% are still left with pain in the area that once was the gallbladder. (1) The current treatment involves inspecting the common bile and pancreatic ducts for a small stone, or a surgical procedure […]