Dementia

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The Link Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

…and dementia go hand-in-hand. Results of a trial published in JAMA earlier this year found that regular use of anticholinergic drugs, which include antihistamines, tricyclic antidepressants, and meds to control Parkinson’s disease and overactive bladder, increased risk of developing dementia

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How to Ward Off Cognitive Decline

Last week, I told you about recent research linking higher blood sugar levels with cognitive impairment. While taking steps to manage your blood sugar is important, there are other ways you can ward off memory loss—and the sooner you start the better. Here is what I recommend. * Exercise…

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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

…volume every decade as we get older. Although this is a normal part of aging, accelerated atrophy is linked with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. British researchers studied annual blood tests and MRI scans of older men and women and found that those with the lowest blood levels of vitamin…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

…because improvements in circulation and arterial health are systemic, we also use EECP therapy at Whitaker Wellness to treat patients with vascular dementia and memory loss, erectile dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, peripheral artery disease, stubborn hypertension, some types of…

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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

…your organs. Carrying a “spare tire” has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Now, a new study shows that belly fat (or visceral fat) also increases your risk of sudden cardiac death. After accounting for multiple risk…

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Folic Acid for Alzheimer's Prevention

…steps you can take. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center enrolled a group of 965 New Yorkers age 65 or older who did not have dementia, and measured their dietary and supplemental intake of folate/folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12. The participants were followed for an average…

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Opinion Piece Is Just the Latest Example of Fear Mongering

…degeneration/cataracts; protection against cardiovascular disease; better insulin sensitivity; lower risk of bone fractures; and reduced risk of dementia. That’s why I suggest that you follow my long-held advice—which is based not only on scientific literature but more than 35 years of…

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Four Simple Steps to Improve Cognitive Function

…hurt or improve cognitive function. In fact, the standard American diet of meat, potatoes, bread, sweets, and processed foods is a recipe for dementia and decreased cognitive function. Saturated fat fuels inflammation. Potatoes, breads, and sweets precipitate insulin resistance and weight gain.…

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Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

…make you fat, raise your blood pressure and blood sugar, stress your immune system, and increase your risk of diabetes, stroke, heart attack, and dementia. In addition, hundreds of scientific studies have confirmed just how devastating sleep apnea itself can be. The combination of deprivation of REM…

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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

…heart attack or stroke than those with normal blood sugar levels. Diabetes is also a primary contributor to erectile dysfunction (impotence) and dementia. Unfortunately, most people either don’t know or tend to ignore the subtle warning signs of this devastating disease. It’s time we all…

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New Study Shows Coffee Can Prevent or Delay Alzheimer’s

…offers protective benefits against Alzheimer’s disease. Now, a new human study shows just how powerful coffee is for reducing the risk of dementia or substantially delaying its onset. This study, which will be published in the online version of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, was…

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Boost Nitric Oxide Levels to Improve Health

…generated in the brain, where it’s involved in neurotransmission. That’s why nitric oxide benefits also include protection against dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders. Nitric oxide is synthesized in the white blood cells as well and is used as a weapon against bacteria, fungi,…

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Higher Blood Sugar Levels Linked With Cognitive Impairment

…a study examining the link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s in which Japanese researchers found that type 2 diabetes increased the risk of dementia by 35 percent. Now, research recently published in the journal Neurology suggests that higher blood sugar—even in the healthy range, without…

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Diabetes is a Silent Killer

…those with normal blood sugar metabolism. Nor do they recognize that diabetes is a primary contributor to erectile dysfunction (impotence) and dementia. Furthermore, most people either don’t know or tend to ignore the subtle warning signs of this devastating disease. It’s time we all…

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The Benefits of Vitamin D Supplements

…Vitamin D supplements for nearly 10 years. This critical nutrient helps to protect against cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, dementia, falls and fractures, flu and more. Plus, taking adequate Vitamin D supplements can lower your risk for 17 different kinds of cancer—and can…

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Can Alcohol Really Increase Risk of Breast Cancer?

…cardiovascular risk. Add to that the known benefits of resveratrol in red wine coupled with alcohol’s proven ability to reduce risk of stroke, dementia, and diabetes, and you find that overall, the benefits still outweigh the risks for moderate drinkers. Heavy drinking, however, is associated…

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