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“Big Guns” take on the Tell-Tale Tangles

A growing threat and burden on our health care system, Alzheimer’s is on the rise, to the tune of 5 million Americans, living with this disease and projections expected to approach 16 million, by 2050. Lucky for all of us, the heavy hitters are stepping up to help find a cure.  In a recent blog, broadcast by CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta elaborates on Bill Gates latest initiative, to research “outside of the box” theories on what causes brain deterioration.  Gates will contribute $50 million to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a research partnership dedicated to finding a solution. Gates himself, is very hopeful that science can, at least, help improve treatment of the disease, with the ultimate goal being a cure. ...

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Bad things happen to your brain on sugar

Current research in food science and scientific studies in general, show increasingly negative impacts to your brain, on sugar.  Despite what Big Food may lead you to believe, a high carb diet is far from harmless.  Modifying your diet to eliminate excess, added sugar helps preserve your brain, mood and overall health.  Not paying attention, can hijack your mental acuity and capacity to function effectively.  Here’s the short list of what to watch out for: Sweets can make you stupid.  2014 studies indicate that sugar negatively affects your recall, spatial awareness and learning capacity.  Fortunately, Omega 3s can mitigate this affect.  Al natural, Dr. Dave’s Best Ultra 85 is physician formulated to provide you with high quality, purified Omega 3s...

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Can you cheat death?

How about cheat the death of your brain cells?  The news is encouraging, as scientists at Soul National University are shedding considerable light on the subject, by creating a blood test which detects beta amyloid in your blood stream. (The same protein plaques that accumulate around nerve cells and are thought to be one of the possible causes of Alzheimer’s.)  The research is significant because the blood test is a whole lot cheaper than high end PET scans of your brain and that’s great news, since the diagnostic is capable of alerting you to amyloid build up, before you show any symptoms, buying you runway - more time to address your cognitive issues. This disease process is progressing for years,...

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Are you straddling two worlds, but optimizing neither?

Many of us are, as our ancient hunter gatherer metabolisms haven’t caught up to our modern-day life styles. While you should be able to effectively transition and alternate fuel sources, burning either carbs or fat for energy, a lot of people develop insulin resistance, compromising their efficiency at both. No longer nimble at either one, this lack of flexibility unleashes a cascade of events, resulting in insulin insensitivity and inflammation, a condition at the root of most, if not all chronic health conditions.  Resolving this problem is critical to your brain functioning at its best and avoiding the high price aging extracts, on your vital cognitive skills.  Things like: Avoiding vascular dementia Preserving processing speed (Fast thinking) Helping prevent cognitive...

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How mindfulness meditation and Omega 3s will change your life

Mindfulness meditation can be a powerful stress-buster, especially in times when life feels a little too crazy. This type of meditation encourages "living in the moment" and practising self-observation without criticism.  It is emerging as a powerful self healer, both spiritually and physically. Additionally, combining meditation with daily use of natural health supplements can greatly improve your overall health and well-being. With this type of meditation, you focus your complete attention on each breath as it flows in and out of your body. When you focus on each breath, you are able to address your thoughts as they occur and you learn to gradually let go of the ones that do not feel good for you. Eventually, you will come...

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