How Trans Fat Harms Your Memory

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Preliminary findings reveal that trans fat is linked to a higher risk of memory impairment

Trans fats may act as a pro-oxidant, contributing to oxidative stress that causes cellular damage Continue reading

Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia Confirmed

dementiaStory at-a-glance  Vitamin D can improve a number of brain disorders, including dementia and its most severe form, Alzheimer’s disease Seniors with severe vitamin D deficiency may raise their risk for dementia by 125 percent As many as 95 percent of seniors are lacking in vitamin D Recent findings suggest levels of vitamin D, below 20 ng/ml increases your risk for dementia I believe Continue reading

4 Ways to Keep from Loosing your Eyesight (Cataracts)

cataractThe human eye is uniquely equipped to stay young in appearance and health late into life (thanks to the heightened expression of the enzyme telomerase) but not without good nutrition!
The gradual clouding of the lens inside of the eye which leads to a decrease in vision – even blindness – is called a cataract. Continue reading

How Sugar Harms Your Brain Health and Drives Alzheimer’s Epidemic

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One in nine seniors over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s, and the disease is now thought to be the third leading cause of death in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer

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How Agricultural Chemicals and Hospital Stays Contribute to Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease currently afflicts about 5.4 million Americans, including one in eight people aged 65 and over

Research suggests zinc deficiency can contribute to Alzheimer’s by promoting accumulation of clumps of defective proteins in your brain, which is one of the hallmarks of the disease Continue reading

New Trigger of Alzheimer’s Identified: Stress

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According to recent research, stress appears to be related to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, by triggering a degenerative process in your brain and precipitating disruption of your neuroendocrine Continue reading