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Arrest Alzheimer’s

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We were talking about diabetes in the last chapter, and before we entirely leave there, it’s important to know that Alzheimer’s disease has sometimes been called “diabetes of the brain.”

Even in the earliest stages of the devastating memory-destroying disease, the brain’s ability to metabolize sugar is diminished.  […]

By |May 5th, 2017|Book Excerpts, Brain Health|0 Comments

Your Heart and Body Love Garlic

There’s no doubt that garlic is one of nature’s healers. There’s more research almost on a weekly basis that shows garlic lower blood pressure as well as prescription drugs, lowers the risk of certain types of cancer and it serves as a potent antimicrobial that is doubly important during cold and flu season.
It’s powerful pungent […]

By |March 25th, 2017|Brain Health, Heart Health, Natural Remedies, Supplements|0 Comments

Ballroom Dancing: A Great Brain Health Strategy

We all want lifelong brain health. There is simple memory decline that my friends and I like to call “senior moments;” then there is a condition called age-related cognitive decline and finally the serious and ultimately fatal impairments like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Knowing that Alzheimer’s runs in the female line of my family […]

By |March 14th, 2017|Brain Health, Healthy Lifestyle|2 Comments

Alzheimer’s – Are you afraid you’re losing it?

Our American culture pre-programs people to believe that cognitive function declines as we age. There are countless jokes, even television sitcoms that exploit Grandma leaving the car keys in the freezer or Grandpa getting lost on the way home from the grocery or groping for a word or name.

While we may chuckle at the foibles […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Brain Health|0 Comments

Train your brain for long-term gain

Brain training in the latest rage among the over 60 crowd and it’s a good idea for all of us.

I’ve always been of the “use it or lose it” school. That means, exercise, a healthy eating plan and yes, mental stimulation.

Alzheimer’s runs in my family. My mother and grandmother both died of the disease, so […]

By |January 27th, 2017|Brain Health, What’s Important Now|0 Comments

Testosterone Replacement in Men Must Be Done Properly

by Dr. Robert Thompson and Kathleen Barnes
Do older men who take testosterone therapy risk having a heart attack, stroke or to die in the next couple of years?
That’s the conclusion of a widely publicized =– and exceptionally flawed — study from the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Denver.
This one study, after decades of […]

By |January 25th, 2017|Brain Health, Healthy Eating and Drinking, Men's Health|4 Comments

Food Is Medicine: Prescriptions from the Garden for Migraines

HEADACHE, MIGRAINE
Your Garden RX: garlic, spinach, sunflower seeds, feverfew, mint, valerian

Migraines are debilitating forms of headache that affect about 10 percent of us and are more common in women than in men. It has long been suggested there is a hormonal component to migraines, although the headache pattern is highly individual.

Known migraine triggers include:

Red […]

By |December 9th, 2016|Brain Health, Gardening, Healthy Eating and Drinking|0 Comments

Beer, Cancer & Alzheimers: Is Beer Really Bad?

By now, most of us have happily heard that a daily glass of wine (my favorite!) can be a big health promoter – dozens of studies have shown that the antioxidant compounds in wine (especially reds) can lower heart disease risk.

But surveys show that beer is Americans’ favorite adult beverage—with 46% choosing it most often. […]

By |November 8th, 2016|Brain Health, Healthy Eating and Drinking, Heart Health, Memory|2 Comments

Great News for Cheese Lovers

Attention cheese lovers: Cheese is good for you! Drop those old notions about the so-called dangers of saturated fat.
Cheese is chock full of heart, brain and bone-healthy nutrients that should make it a regular part of your diet.
The saturated fat and cholesterol myths have long been busted, but wildly successful and completely untrue marketing efforts […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Brain Health, Healthy Eating and Drinking, Heart Health|1 Comment

Breathe to Change Your Life

I’ve been a yoga teacher for more than 30 years. I’ve taught yoga breathing techniques to hundreds of students. I know the importance of the breath for health.
But the teacher can always be taught.
In this case, Dr. Andrew Weil showed me a new/old breathing technique that is a powerful health enhancer, stress reducer and the […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Brain Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health|0 Comments