In a recent study by Dr. Robert Wilson, a senior neuropsychologist at Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago, 300 adults were given thinking and memory tests. Those who actively participated in reading, writing, and similar activities had a 32% lower rate of memory loss than those who did not. The brain needs exercise just like any other part of your body, and reading, writing and other mentally challenging activities help to strengthen the cerebral cortex.
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According to the Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India Curcumin has shown potential antidepressant-like activity in animal studies. The objectives of this trial were to compare the efficacy and safety of curcumin with fluoxetine in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Herein, 60 patients diagnosed with MDD were randomized in a 1:1:1 ratio for six weeks observer masked treatment with fluoxetine (20mg) and curcumin (1000mg) individually of their combination. This study provides first clinical evidence that curcumin may be used as an effective and safe modality for treatment in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) without concurrent suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders.
Proper hydration is important for overall health. Without proper hydration, you become dehydrated, which means your body does not have enough water to function normally. You lose water every day when you breathe, sweat and go to the bathroom.
Most people don’t realize how important it is to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated not only keeps the body functioning better, it helps the body with a number of things.
Supplements are just that- supplements, not replacements. They cannot replace a healthy diet, but can help keep the body strong and well by focusing on prevention and support. They can also help to address specific health needs such as joints, heart, brain, etc. Research based benefits of particular nutrients can often be hard to obtain from diet alone, thus supplements!
Congress defined the term “dietary supplements” in the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, placing it in a special category under the general umbrella of “foods” not drugs, “which is a product taken by mouth that contains a dietary ingredient intended to supplement the diet.”
25% of Americans Have Allergies; 10% Have Hay fever
According to statistics an estimated 25% of the American population suffers from allergies of some type and about 10% from allergic inflammation of membranes of the nose, usually accompanied by a discharge of mucus, commonly known as hay fever. The estimates may be low since many people never seek treatment. Some may not even be aware that they have allergies since symptoms are very similar to a common cold. Hay fever reactions are mild in some people. The less fortunate experience symptoms that are severe enough to disturb sleep and trigger asthma attacks. About 40-50% of asthma attacks triggered by allergies. These airborne allergies are seasonal in nature and later become year round.
As we get older, nutrition rules change or at least get stricter. At what age do we need to make these changes? The recommendations listed below should be addressed at different stages of life, and it's probably safe to start thinking about them as well as applying these changes in your 30’s.
Seek out vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is often overlooked. Needed to make blood cells and improve cognition, vitamin B12 gets into the body along with animal proteins like eggs or meat. If supplemented it should be taken separate from your regular vitamins.
Everywhere you go, people are sniffling, sneezing, and coughing. Think you're next to get sick? Not necessarily. There are no guarantees, but you can seriously lower your odds of illness by taking simple precautions to avoid germs and keep your immune system strong says Sandra Fryhofer, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Here are some ways you can prevent getting sick.
Eat to beat illness
Diet is the fuel that runs the complex human machine and all of its parts, including the immune system. Eat well to be well. Read the labels to know what you are eating.
Every year, sneeze sufferers swear: "This is the worst allergy season ever." And they’re right. "Pollen levels are increasing, pollen seasons are getting longer, and more people are developing allergies," says Estelle Levetin, PhD, chairwoman of the aerobiology committee for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
In fact, this year’s fall allergies (affecting at least 12 million Americans) will likely last up to 27 days longer than average in the northernmost parts of North America, going even into November in some spots, a new study suggests.