New Study Finally Reveals If Vitamins Help Improve Cognition As We Age

    A new study, published Sept 14, 2022 in Alzheimers & Dementia, is the largest randomized clinical trial on multivitamin use in healthy brain aging.  It’s a three year long trial following annual cognitive assessments on over 2,250 patients that were randomly assigned either a daily multivitamin, a 500 mg daily flavanol supplement (from cocoa extract) or a placebo supplement. What researchers found was that not only did taking a daily vitamin help preserve cognitive function, but it actually helped significantly improve it over baseline (and over placebo) by the third year.  Meaning it didn’t just help prevent cognitive […]

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Are IV Drips, Cryotherapy and Other Alternative Healing Options Worth It? I’ll Show You…

Lately I’ve noticed that elective IV drips at medical spas have taken off. So… just in time for halloween… can a nutritional IV decrease your sugar cravings?   Today I’m going to take you on a trip to a MedSpa and tell you if it was powerful enough to make a difference in my sugar cravings or any other boosts to my energy level and well being. Plus… if you hate needles, read on for some non-IV alternatives. Although I am one of those who truly hate needles, I went for a nutritional IV to find out if they are

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Lithium In Our Drinking Water?

Many recent studies have come out lately showing just how important the mineral lithium is to our health. And I’m all for whatever natural solutions we can find to preserve health… but not this one.   I’ll give you details below on studies that show that long term lithium use is associated with a reduced risk of dementia, and this is on top of previous studies that show that lithium may actually lower our over all lifetime risk of cancer. But adding it to the water supply, instead of just recommending lithium supplementation? Uh… no. I’m not good with that.

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Lithium Decreases Cancer Risk

A new study links lithium — the gold standard treatment for bipolar disorder — with a significant reduction in cancer risk. Not only that, but the reduced risk of cancer was found to be dose dependent… …meaning patients who took higher doses of lithium had even greater reduction in cancer rates than those who took lower doses. The Study (published in the British Journal of Psychiatry July, 2016):   Researchers followed over 4,700 patients with bipolar disorder, categorizing them as using lithium only, a different medication only (the anticonvulsant valproate) or both medications together. Researchers followed these patients for over

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Up This One Mineral To Up Your Mood

On the December 15, 2013, the medical journal Biological Psychiatry published the results of a huge study that found overwhelming evidence of a link between zinc and depression.   The study showed that folks who are depressed have a lower concentrations of zinc in their peripheral blood than non-depressed individuals.   Looking at both animal studies and preclinical and clinical trials, researchers found that “a growing body of evidence demonstrates that zinc deficiency can induce depressive-like behavior in animals, which can be effectively reversed by zinc supplementation,” and also, perhaps more importantly, that zinc added to antidepressant therapy may produce

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