Can Alzheimer's Disease be prevented?

Do you have Insulin Resistance? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. This is perhaps the single most important question any of us can ask about our physical and mental health—yet most patients, and even many doctors, don’t know how to answer it. Here in the U.S., insulin resistance has reached epidemic proportions: more than half of us are now insulin resistant. Insulin resistance is a hormonal...

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease Is Easier Than You Think

Do you have Insulin Resistance? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. This is perhaps the single most important question any of us can ask about our physical and mental health—yet most patients, and even many doctors, don’t know how to answer it. Here in the U.S., insulin resistance has reached epidemic proportions: more than half of us are now insulin resistant. Insulin resistance is a hormonal...

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Are we controlled by microbes? Gut bacteria and the brain

Although the interaction between our brain and gut has been studied for years, its complexities run deeper than initially thought. It seems that our minds are, in some part, controlled by the bacteria in our bowels. The gut has defenses against pathogens, but, at the same time, it encourages the survival and growth of "healthy" gut bacteria. The vast majority of these single-celled visitors are...

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Gluten Intolerance: Signs and Symptoms

Gluten intolerance is one of the wheat-related disorders. These are symptoms that some people have after they eat foods that contain gluten. Wheat has high gluten content. Barley and rye also contain it. Researchers often give gluten intolerance the name non-celiac gluten sensitivity. The reaction to eating gluten is not the same as that for people who have celiac disease, even though the...

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What Happens When a Malignant Narcissist Starts to Unravel?

A malignant Narcissist makes breaking up especially hard to do. Here's why. When Miriam* started dating Harry, she sang his praises to her friends. “I told them he was handsome, charming, smart and funny,” she says. “But later I realized I had never said that he was generous or kind.” That's because he wasn’t. Before long, Miriam realized that Harry was instead easy to anger, self-centered, and...

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Healthy diet boosts children's reading skills

A heathy diet is linked to better reading skills in the first three school years, shows a recent study from Finland. Published in the European Journal of Nutrition, the study constitutes part of the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children Study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland and the First Steps Study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä. The study involved 161 children...

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The '5-second rule' is disproved in new study

It is likely that most of us have faced this dilemma: a tasty morsel of food has fallen on the floor, but rather than discard it, the thought of picking it up quickly and eating it crosses the mind. The so-called 5-second rule suggests that eating food from the floor is safe, so long as it is picked up within 5 seconds. A new study, however, says otherwise. Researchers led by Prof. Donald...

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Statins: 'Harms have been overestimated,' says review

The harms of statins have been largely overestimated due to misinterpretation of study results, and the benefits of the cholesterol-lowering drugs have been underrated. This is the conclusion of a large-scale review recently published in The Lancet. The authors of the review - including Prof. Liam Smeeth of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom - hope their...

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