Dementia

The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…cardiovascular disease is, at worst, neutral. Health Benefits of Coconut Oil: MCTs, Ketones, and Dementia Intriguing evidence suggests that coconut oil may play a role in the treatment of dementia. A few years ago, I wrote about Mary Newport, MD, a neonatologist from Florida whose 59-year-old…

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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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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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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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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?

…fat, raise your blood pressure and blood sugar, stress your immune system, and increase your risk of diabetes, stroke, heart attack, and dementia. At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, if patients have any of these symptoms or disorders—or if they snore, a common sign of this condition—we…

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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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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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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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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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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…progression. The acetyl group in this type of L-carnitine can be used to form acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter that markedly declines as dementia advances. Both forms, however, increase mitochondrial energy production and power up energy-starved brain cells. Patients with cancer will…

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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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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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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of 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. Folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 reduce levels of homocysteine, a toxic amino acid linked with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.…

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