Brain-healthy Nutrients Found in the Mediterranean Diet

A new study published March, 2019 in NeuroImage tested the Mediterranean Diet to find the association between nutrition, cognition and MRI scans in seniors who did not have dementia. They did this to try to discover exactly which nutrient biomarker pattern (NBP) gives protection against brain disease and cognitive function. To get specific results they…

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Post Stroke Sleep Disorders can interfere with Stroke Rehabilitation

Post-Stroke Insomnia Post-stroke sleep disorders like insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea can interfere with stroke rehabilitation and recovery from a stroke. A study published May 30, 2018 in Scientific Reports discovered that insomnia, which is the inability to fall asleep or to remain asleep, may be a long-term post-stroke condition. This is especially common for…

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Plant-based Diet Shown to be Beneficial for Diabetes

Diabetes Epidemic According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million Americans have diabetes and most of these have type 2 diabetes. The CDC reports that diabetes has tripled over the last 20 years and diabetes is spreading at such an alarming rate that the term “diabetes epidemic” is now…

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Risks of Drinking Alcohol for Seniors

There has been a lot of confusion about what amounts of alcoholic beverages pose risks for the senior population. At one time only heavy alcohol drinking was considered to be bad, but newer research shows that drinking alcohol increases risks for heart attacks, strokes and early death. A study published April 14, 2018 in Lancet…

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Sugar can Fuel the Growth of Certain Kinds of Cancers

Got a sweet tooth? We all know that sugar is not good for our teeth. Eating sugar and sweets has been linked to obesity and diabetes and in turn, diabetes is associated with an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease and dementia. As if all of this is not enough, research has…

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Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)

March is National Kidney Month March is National Kidney Month to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), diabetes is the number one leading cause of chronic kidney disease and is called diabetic kidney disease (DKD), kidney disease of diabetes or diabetic nephropathy.…

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Whey Helps Seniors Rebuild Muscle Mass

One of the consequences of aging is a reduction in muscle mass called sarcopenia. Leading a sedentary lifestyle makes it even worse. To date, no one has really found a way to prevent the loss of muscle mass or reverse it. Also, seniors who are recuperating from periods of inactivity after hospitalizations and surgeries may…

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Type 2 Diabetes and Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease can be reversed by Losing Weight

Amazing study by researchers at Newcastle University published August 2, 2018 in Cell Metabolism shows that type 2 diabetes can be sent into remission and insulin levels can be reversed to normal by losing weight.  Now doctors have some real evidence to help them persuade overweight diabetic patients to lose weight. Losing Weight Reduced Fat…

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Yerba Santa Shrub may be able to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

The search for a cure, prevention or way to retard the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) so far has not borne fruit, in spite of the fact that millions of dollars are being poured into research. Scientists all over the world are trying hard to find some way to prevent, slow down or cure Alzheimer’s…

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