Dementia: Anti-inflammatory Diets May Lower Risk
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Dementia: Anti-inflammatory Diets May Lower Risk

According to the United Nations (UN), the global population of those aged 60 and up will increase from 962 million in 2017 to 2.1 billion by 2050, and it is predicted that dementia rates will rise in tandem with the aging population.  Dementia is a chronic disease that affects a large and growing number of…

Cholesterol may be Key to New Therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes

Cholesterol may be Key to New Therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes

According to a University of Arizona Health Sciences study, cholesterol could play a role in Alzheimer’s disease and Type 2 diabetes. Researchers identified a molecule they believe might prove valuable in regulating cholesterol levels in the brain, providing a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease. (1) Cholesterol, Alzheimer’s Disease, And Diabetes Type 2 diabetes results when…

Love hormone’ oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s

Love hormone’ oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s

That wondrous feeling we experience when we are in love is caused by a hormone called oxytocin. Japanese researchers believe oxytocin could make a good candidate for treating cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s. (1) Love Hormone and Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that slowly degrades memory and cognitive abilities. Finding a treatment has been…

Do New Year’s Resolutions Have Any Health Benefits?
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Do New Year’s Resolutions Have Any Health Benefits?

A new year has begun. It’s an opportunity for new beginnings and clean slates. But let’s face it. It’s also when you feel pressured to set huge, life-changing goals that are almost impossible to achieve. I want you to feel energized about the new year ahead, not stressed out so soon after it has begun….

Could Herpes Play a Role in Alzheimer’s?

Could Herpes Play a Role in Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease affects 44 million people worldwide, including 5 million Americans over 65. It is a progressive and debilitating form of dementia. Research is ongoing to find its causes and prevention and treatment methods. One of the controversial theories out there is that Alzheimer’s is caused by a virus or multiple viruses that attack the…

Chronic Inflammation: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Chronic Inflammation: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Inflammation is your body’s natural defense system against harmful invaders. Acute inflammation is short-lived and essential for healing. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is a serious issue. It develops due to dietary and lifestyle choices, as well as environmental factors. It is a silent killer that contributes to most chronic diseases and it contributes to…

Curcumin: The Memory And Mood Booster

Curcumin: The Memory And Mood Booster

You’re in luck if you’re like me and love Indian food! One of the most common spices in Indian dishes, curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric), has been studied extensively for its ability to improve memory, reduce inflammation, improve overall health and immunity, and alleviate symptoms of depression. In my family, we use turmeric almost…