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Recovering Memory In Dementia — One Simple Trick

New research shows that in Alzheimer’s patients, long term memory can be regained through listening to music!   Listening to music that is familiar to the dementia patient from their past reawakens long term memories about who the person is, who their family is, and the context of their life. This has huge implications in quality of living, in social interactions and even in activity levels. If you play music that holds special meaning to a patient experiencing memory loss, you are very likely to help them recover context and depth and recognition in the form of long term memory […]

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Prevent Diabetes with Magnesium Supplementation

Several recent studies suggest that a high intake of magnesium can cut your risk of developing diabetes in half!   Prediabetes (fasting glucose in the 100 – 125 mg/dL range) has been thought to progress almost invariably to diabetes without major lifestyle changes in diet, activity level and even sometime prescription drug intervention. But is there a natural supplement that might actually help prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Several studies answer with a resounding *YES*! We know that magnesium and insulin are linked together — insulin helps transport magnesium into the cells for use in glucose metabolism… and in turn, magnesium

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How To Age-Proof Your Brain (plus 12 more medically proven anti-aging tips)

According to a recent study just published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, burning calories from physical activity is what preserves brain volume as we age, and is capable of slashing Alzheimer’s risk in half!   Although we’ve long known that being physically active is neuroprotective, this latest study shows a direct correlation between energy expenditure (calories burned from physical activity) and the volume of gray matter in our brains. And excitingly, this brain boost is independent of cognitive status, meaning even elderly who have already begun to exhibit cognitive changes will benefit from increasing their activity level. The results

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Avoiding The Sun Is Actually More Deadly Than Smoking

A recent article, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine on March 16, 2016, found that folks who avoided sun exposure had a decreased life expectancy, similar to smokers who bathed in the sun.   This study looked at almost 30,000 participants (females ages 25 – 64 year old with no history of malignancy) over a span of 20 years. Researchers followed participants for over 20 years and tracked health outcomes and life span. What did they find?   Researchers found that even when smoking was factored in, the life span of those who avoided the sun was over 2

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Autism Linked To Low Levels Of This Brain Chemical…

Published December 17, 2015 in Current Biology, a new study finds and association between Autism and decreased action of GABA in the brain.   GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that is calming to the brain. It helps to down regulate brain activity and it’s absence has long been associated with seizure disorders. After noting that a striking number of patients with autism have seizures, researchers looked into GABA activity in autistic individuals. Using magnetic resonance spectroscopy, researchers found an absence of inhibitory signaling in the brain while participating in activities that normally activate GABA pathways. The severity of the deficit

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Inflammation Depresses Mood (Here’s How To Reverse It)

  Increased inflammation in the body worsens symptoms of clinical depression, says a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry on November 18, 2015.   Higher levels of blood markers of inflammation were found to be directly correlated with a variety of depressive symptoms, including sleep difficulty, decreased energy levels, decreased motivation and increased or decreased appetite.   The details: Researchers looked at data on C-reactive protein levels (a blood marker of whole body inflammation) in over 15,000 patients. Higher levels of inflammation were directly correlated with higher levels of depressive symptoms, and the correlation was dose dependent… meaning the higher

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White teeth, naturally, in 3 easy steps

Because February is National Dental Health Month, I wanted to give you three holistic, super easy tips on having clean, white teeth!   This routine is as easy and 1, 2, 3… and it’s also completely non-toxic, healthy and inexpensive. Want whiter teeth? Give this a try!!!!   Because it is natural for our enamel to yellow as we age, it is an instant boost to your appearance to whiten your teeth… making you look years younger. I like it even more than plucking my eyebrows for an instant makeover! So here is how I boost my whitening naturally.  

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