Fight Aging! Newsletter, July 22nd 2019
This study elucidates the potential to use mitochondria from different donors (PAMM) to treat UVR stress and possibly other types of damage or metabolic malfunctions in cells, resulting in not only in-vitro but also ex-vivo applications. Gene Therapy in Mice Alters the Balance of Macrophage Phenotypes to Slow Atherosclerosis Progression https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/07/gene-therapy-in-mice-alters-the-balance-of-macrophage-phenotypes-to-slow-atherosclerosis-progression/ Atherosclerosis causes a sizable fraction of all deaths in our species. It is the generation of fatty deposits in blood vessel...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 21, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Common Dietary Supplements Have Little to No Effect on Mortality
Yet another sizable study has shown that common dietary supplements have little to no effect on late life mortality. This finding of course has to compete with the wall to wall marketing deployed by the supplement market. Researchers have been presenting data on the ineffectiveness of near all supplements of years, but it doesn't seem to reduce the enthusiasm for these products. In the past it was fairly easy to dismiss all supplements as nonsense, or at the very least causing only marginal effects that were in no way comparable to the benefits of exercise and calorie restriction, but matters are now becoming more complex....
Source: Fight Aging! - July 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

10 Simple Concentration Exercises You Should Try
You're reading 10 Simple Concentration Exercises You Should Try, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Nowadays it is tough to keep our minds still even for one single minute. And there are always halves of ideas and unfinished projects around every one of us. If you came here wondering how to escape today’s numerous distractions, then you’re in the right place. Here are 10 simple exercises to strengthen your attention. 1. Count Backward Counting is a great way to increase your focus. Star...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: maryjames Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement concentration focus Source Type: blogs

12 Depression Busters for New Moms
It’s supposed to be the most exciting time of your life … and everyone is telling you how lucky you are to have a beautiful baby, but all you can do is cry. You’re pretty sure none of your new-mom friends are feeling this way. But they might be. Because 15 to 20 percent of new moms, about 1 million women in the US each year, experience some form of postpartum depression. Truth be told, my baby days were the most difficult and painful hours of my life. I was a hormonal and stress train wreck. Looking back now–my youngest is five–I see that a few alterations in my lifestyle might have helped m...
Source: World of Psychology - May 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Brain and Behavior Depression General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Personal Psychotherapy Relationships Self-Esteem Sleep Stress Treatment Women's Issues Baby Blues Baby Days Beautiful Baby Brooke S Source Type: blogs

9 Facts That Exercise Helps Reduce Depression and Anxiety
You're reading 9 Facts That Exercise Helps Reduce Depression and Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. It's a disheartening fact that an estimated twenty per cent of Australians will suffer from depression and anxiety at some stage of their lives. With a population of approximately twenty-five million that's around five million people. Although there's often a belief that the two conditions are the same there are distinct differences between them but exercise can be a remedy for both. 1. Sense of Purpos...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick-WPat Tags: confidence depression featured happiness health and fitness motivation productivity tips psychology self improvement success anxiety and depression benefits from exercise best self improvement Source Type: blogs

Confusion after gastric bypass with Roux-en-Y
At at recent case conference, we discussed a woman who had had a gastric bypass 20 years previously, and now had confusion. To remind you of the details of a gastric bypass: First, a small stomach pouch, approximately one ounce or 30 milliliters in volume, is created by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach. Next, the first portion of the small intestine is divided, and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the newly created small stomach pouch. The procedure is completed by connecting the top portion of the divided small intestine to the small intestine furt...
Source: DB's Medical Rants - April 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: rcentor Tags: Medical Rants Source Type: blogs

Reversing Memory Loss: Non-Drug Approach May Help Some
Rather than a drug or treatment, MEND is a protocol where patients made dramatic lifestyle changes. According to the ABC report, "They avoided simple carbs, gluten, and processed foods. They increased their fish intake, took yoga and meditated. They were instructed to take melatonin, get adequate sleep, incorporate vitamin B-12, vitamin D-3 and fish oil." Read the full article on HealthCentral about how lifestyle changes can help many people (not all) avoid or stave off dementia symptoms:  Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding ...
Source: Minding Our Elders - August 2, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Vitamin B12 Deficiency and dementia
The Framingham Offspring Study found that Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a big problem. How bad? As many as forty percent of the population might be at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency.by Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomI wrote the following,I Cured My Neighbors' Alzheimer's, andexplained how my neighbor was cured of his Alzheimer's like symptoms with a series of Vitamin B 12 shots.His dementia like symptoms were being cause by a Vitamin B12 deficiency -- a low blood level of vitamin B12.The odds that an older person is suffering from a Vitamin B12 deficiency is quite high. This happens because as we age our bodies lose the ...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - May 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's care Alzheimer's Dementia B12 Deficiency b12 deficiency dementia dementia care dementia help for caregivers help alzheimer's memory care facility nursing home Source Type: blogs

UCLA MEND Protocol: Non-Drug Approach Shows Promise In Reversing Memory Loss
Rather than a drug or treatment, MEND is a protocol where patients made dramatic lifestyle changes. According to the ABC report, “They avoided simple carbs, gluten, and processed foods. They increased their fish intake, took yoga and meditated. They were instructed to take melatonin, get adequate sleep, incorporate vitamin B-12, vitamin D-3 and fish oil.” Read more about this UCLA study on HealthCentral that shows a reversal of Alzheimer's in some patients: Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol   ...
Source: Minding Our Elders - April 28, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

5 Ways to Declutter Your Brain this Spring
The coming of spring always feels like a time of renewal and awakening. People often use it as a reason to spring clean their homes and offices, making things feel fresh, clean and new. Reorganizing all your closets, cupboards, and drawers can help you feel re-energized in the moment, but don’t dismiss or neglect your mind — that needs a clean up, too. A cleanup of your mind can really help you feel like you are starting the spring season with a clean slate, and a de-cluttered brain. If you are looking for a fresh start, begin by doing a little less spring cleaning of your closets and more spring cleaning of yo...
Source: World of Psychology - April 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Emily Waters Tags: Exercise & Fitness Habits Happiness Health-related LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Self-Help Sleep Stress Breathing Exercise declutter Meditation Productivity Relaxation stress reduction Vitamin Deficiency Source Type: blogs

Eating well to help manage anxiety: Your questions answered
Does diet affect anxiety? If so, what should I eat, and which foods should I try to avoid? People who suffer with anxiety should remember a few simple rules: Low blood sugar, poor hydration, use of alcohol, caffeine, and smoking can also precipitate or mimic symptoms of anxiety. Eating regular meals and preventing hypoglycemic states are therefore important. Adequately hydrating with plain water is best, at least 6 to 8 glasses a day. While nicotine does not cause anxiety, withdrawal from nicotine can mimic anxiety, and people with anxiety may smoke to soothe themselves. It may become a problematic behavior, as nicotine c...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Uma Naidoo, MD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Health Healthy Eating Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Scientific Studies Show How Nutrition Influences Our Creativity
In conclusion, our creative thinking is affected by a number of external elements, but the food we eat is such an important part of it. Choosing a diet with ingredients that are gradually processed by our body are crucial to staying productive. At the same time, our diet will also affect mental energy and positivity, and the combination of these factors will determine our levels of creativity.  You've read Scientific Studies Show How Nutrition Influences Our Creativity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you've enjoyed this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles....
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Onzain Tags: featured productivity tips self improvement creativity improve well-being nutrition nutrition and creativity nutrition and mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

B12 Shots for Dementia and Those Over 60
Studies indicate that forty percent of the population might be at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomVitamin B12 deficiency can cause memory loss, dementia like symptoms, does cause shrinkage in the brain, and can cause mean and challenging behavior.Learn More -Care of Dementia PatientsSeveral years ago I started reading up on all the B vitamins. I learned vitamin B12 deficiency is wide spread especially among the elderly. It is easy to understand why. If you don't eat foods that are rich in vitamin B12 you won't get enough into your body.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading - This is a ...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - February 13, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimers care dementia care dementia help for caregivers family caregiving help alzheimer's help with dementia help with dementia care memory care homes vitamin b12 deficiency symptom Source Type: blogs

How Does Cholesterol Medication Work? Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease
Discussions with Physicians) online on behalf of Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., within the United States from July 7- August 4, 2017, among 5,014 U.S. adults aged 45 or older, who have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, and have ever used a statin to treat high cholesterol. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Erin Bittner at W2O Group, 212-301-7226. Sources:   https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/statin-medications-heart-di...
Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - October 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Eliz Greene Tags: Award Winning Blog Source Type: blogs

How Does Cholesterol Medication Work? Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease
Discussions with Physicians) online on behalf of Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., within the United States from July 7- August 4, 2017, among 5,014 U.S. adults aged 45 or older, who have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, and have ever used a statin to treat high cholesterol. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Erin Bittner at W2O Group, 212-301-7226. Sources: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/statin-medications-heart-disease-h...
Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - October 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Eliz Greene Tags: Heart Disease Risk Factors Heart Health Women's Wellness cholesterol communication with doctor Statin Source Type: blogs

Plasmonic Lasers Find, Destroy Circulating Tumor Cells to Prevent Metastasis
Though reasonably good techniques for ridding the body of primary tumors have been developed over the decades, preventing metastasis is still a major challenge. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) break off from established tumors and wonder off to start new mets in other parts of the body. To prevent CTCs from safely traveling through the blood stream, researchers from Georgia State University, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science have combined their expertise in different fields to use nano-scale devices called spasers to kill...
Source: Medgadget - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Nanomedicine Oncology Source Type: blogs

8 Foods that Boost Your Mood
What we eat might not be able to cure us indefinitely from depression. I learned that hard lesson earlier this year. However, researchers are compiling strong evidence that what we eat can influence our risk for developing depression and can keep persons in remission from possibly relapsing. Eating better foods has certainly helped my mood and allowed me to get by on less medication. A 2014 review published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the link between diet and depression risk and found that a diet consisting mainly of fruit, vegetables, fish, and whole grains was significantly associated with a r...
Source: World of Psychology - July 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Depression Mental Health and Wellness Personal Self-Help Caffeine Depressive Episode Major Depressive Episode Mood Disorder phytochemicals Psychology Psychopharmacology Source Type: blogs

How to Overcome Shyness: 90 Remarkably Fresh Strategies
Note: This post is written by Dan Stelter Terrified in social situations? Feel everyone’s eyes on you? Like they can’t wait for you to screw up so they can criticize you? You may feel it’s impossible to overcome your fear. Will you be reserved to the corner of the room, or maybe your own home, for your entire life? Nope. You can be confident and comfortable in social situations that have haunted you your entire life. Well, you can if you follow these 90 strategies for overcoming shyness: Your anxious thoughts lie to you. They always tell you you’ll mess up and someone will reject you. A rare few pe...
Source: Life Optimizer - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Tags: Attitude Relationship Source Type: blogs

Vitamin B12 Deficiency and dementia
The Framingham Offspring Study found that Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a big problem. How bad? As many as forty percent of the population might be at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency.I wrote the following,I Cured My Neighbors' Alzheimer's, andexplained how my neighbor was cured of his Alzheimer's like symptoms with a series of Vitamin B 12 shots.His dementia like symptoms were being cause by a Vitamin B12 deficiency -- a low blood level of vitamin B12.The odds that an older person is suffering from a Vitamin B12 deficiency is quite high. This happens because as we age our bodies lose the abilityto properly absorb vitamin B12 ...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - March 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimers alzheimers care B12 Deficiency b12 deficiency dementia dementia care dementia help for caregivers dementia symptoms health memory memory care nursing home Vitamin B12 Source Type: blogs

Video: Medical Conditions That Can Cause Psychiatric Symptoms
It seems like common sense that psychological problems require psychological solutions. If anxiety is interfering in your life, then surely the appropriate treatment is psychotherapy or anxiety medication, right? In reality, though, other medical conditions can sometimes masquerade as psychiatric conditions. Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety, and vitamin B-12 deficiency can cause paranoia, to give only two examples. What that means is that when you’re being evaluated for symptoms that seem to have a psychological origin, it’s worth keeping in mind that a trip to your physician might be helpful. Any psychiatric ...
Source: World of Psychology - January 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Neil Petersen Tags: Aging Anxiety and Panic Health-related Treatment Video Daniel Tomasulo Dementia Diagnosis Marie Hartwell-Walker Vitamin Deficiency Source Type: blogs

Engineering Functional Stomach Tissue Organoids
Researchers continue to expand the types of tissue that can be produced in small amounts to form organoids, lacking the integrated blood vessel network needed to support larger sections, but otherwise at least partially functional. This stage of development in the tissue engineering field offers considerable benefits, both as a way to speed up research with a cheaper alternative to animal studies, but also the potential for transplantation. Even small tissue patches can be an effective therapy for some conditions: the tissue will integrate with the body, and blood vessels will grow in to support it. For organs that are ess...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 5, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

13 Foods That Are as Inexpensive as They Are Healthy
You're reading 13 Foods That Are as Inexpensive as They Are Healthy, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Eating a quality, nutritious diet is critical to health and wellbeing. Without the right foods, your body and mind cannot function as nature intended them to. Unfortunately, a small budget can make eating well seem impossible. Nutritious but expensive foods are not an option for those with limited resources. Thankfully, there are plenty of foods that are as inexpensive as they are healthy. Here are thirte...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jaketyler Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement best self-improvement blogs diet tips healthy inexpensive foods most healthy foods pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

9 Steps to Treat Depression Naturally
Ever since I started an online community for treatment-resistant depression — depression and anxiety that don’t respond to psychotropic medications — I’ve been inundated with mail from desperate people who have tried 30 to 40 different kinds of antidepressants, and feel no relief. I repeatedly hear from family members of folks who have tried everything, and are not getting better. I sense the utter frustration and despair in their words, and it pains me. I, too, felt hopeless after trying countless medication combinations and sitting through years of psychotherapy sessions, only to continue my ...
Source: World of Psychology - September 14, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Depression Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Treatment Alternative Medicine Bipolar Disorder homeopathy Immune System Mood Disorder Omega-3 fatty acid Sleep st Source Type: blogs

9 Budget Friendly Ways to Live the Grain-Free Lifestyle
Some people balk at the prospect of following a grain-free lifestyle because they’re concerned that the increased reliance on pasture-fed, organic, meats and vegetables will end up costing them an arm and a leg. They worry about how difficult and costly a life without quick, inexpensive, processed, convenience foods will be. Have no fear! Wheat Belly is here! There are a number of strategies that you can use to keep a lid on costs as you make your new food choices. Incorporating just a few of these can really help your budget. 1.    ELIMINATE JUNK FOOD – MAKE YOUR OWN SNACKS. ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 26, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Grain Brain Grain Free Lifestyle Grains News & Updates Weight loss Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly Success Stories Dr. Davis gluten grain-free Wheat Belly Total Health WheatBelly Source Type: blogs

Does Dial Body Wash really moisturize skin? Episode 96
Please support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free audio book at Audible.com. Click here to get your free audio book. Does Dial Body Wash really moisturize skin? This is the segment of the show where we dissect the claims of popular personal care products. We try to help you understand what the claims really mean, how the company might go about proving that these claims are really true, and whether or not the claims are important enough to persuade you to buy the product. Today we’re talking about a product I spotted on the shelves of my local Walgreens: Dial’s Moisturizing Body Wash with vitamin co...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Randy SchuellerDiscover the beauty and cosmetic products you should use and avoid Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, November 14, 2014
From MedPage Today: Future Uncertain for the National Children’s Study. What was once considered a ground-breaking U.S. study to track the health of children from birth to adulthood may be stopped before its official start, causing alarm for advocates and researchers who say its findings are crucial to developing prevention strategies for childhood illnesses like asthma, autism, and attention deficit disorder. Vitamin B Doesn’t Reduce Cognitive Risk in Healthy Elderly. Lowering plasma homocysteine levels with oral vitamin B12 and folic acid does not appear to be an effective strategy for reducing memory l...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 14, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Diabetes Endocrinology Neurology Source Type: blogs

How to Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer
“TREE OF HOPE” Breast Cancer Survivor Tree I found out I had breast cancer on June 11th 2014. I had a double mastectomy on July 3rd 2014. I am 4 months out from surgery and I am feeling great. However, as you might imagine, it was no walk in the park. Lots of emotional upheaval. Lots of physical difficulty. But with great support from friends, family and good health care workers I’m doing very well. Over the last 4 months I have spent most of my free time learning about cancer and in particular breast cancer, what causes it and what cures it.  Before my diagnosis, it never crossed my mind that I...
Source: Life Learning Today - October 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AgentSully Tags: Healthy Living breast cancer lower breast caner risk prevent breast cancer prevent breast cancer naturally Source Type: blogs

How Stress is Slowly Killing You (And How to Avoid it)
Let me guess… You clicked on this article because your guilty conscience is telling you that you stress too much. And you’re worried that all this time, you've been causing damage to your body (without even realizing it!) Well, it’s no secret anymore. Chances are, it’s true. Stress is a killer and at its very least, it will lower your immune system and make you more prone to serious illnesses. But…there’s some great news! You can do something about it. You can live a healthy, balanced and happy life and you can avoid the nasty effects of stress. To help you do that, I’ll be...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: chantalle gerber Tags: happiness health and fitness motivation self education self improvement find happiness pickthebrain self improvement tips stress stress relief Source Type: blogs

Suplemen Penting untuk Rambut Anda
Tak hanya tubuh saja yang memerlukan vitamin agar lebih kuat dan sehat dalam menjalani berbagai aktivitas di luar rumah, ternyata rambut juga sangat memerlukannya. Hal ini dilakukan agar rambut lebih sehat, mengalami pertumbuhan dengan baik, lembut, serta terhindar dari berbagai macam masalah rambut yang sering mendera kaum wanita.Sayangnya, banyak wanita yang tak paham vitamin apa yang cocok untuk kondisi rambutnya. Salah-salah memilih vitamin justru akan membuat rambut indah menjadi bermasalah. Sebenarnya, vitamin apa yang dibutuhkan oleh rambut para wanita? Berikut penuturannya yang dilansir oleh Magforwomen, Selasa (22...
Source: Rescuing Providence - July 23, 2014 Category: Ambulance Crew Source Type: blogs

The Truth About Supplements
There is no proof that they work!There I have said it. It is a fact that many of my patients and friend don't want to hear. However, at this time, there is no clinical randomized, trial results that show any benefit to any of the many supplements that are advertised and written about on the web.Many of my patients have heard me discuss this with them in the past. When I was in medical school and starting my residency, there were many patient taking Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Both of these have been shown not to prevent heart disease. (Vitamin E may actually increase the risk of heart disease). When I was in fellows...
Source: Dr Portnay - May 28, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr Portnay Source Type: blogs

B12 Shots for Dementia
Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause memory loss, dementia like symptoms, does cause shrinkage in the brain, and can cause mean and challenging behavior.Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Several years ago I started reading up on all the B vitamins. I learned vitamin B12 deficiency is wide spread especially among the elderly.It is easy to understand why. If you don't eat foods that are rich in vitamin B12 you won't get enough into your body.I also learned that as you age your brain shrinks. Baby boomers and dementia care givers should pay attention to this information.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail: My mother...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - March 3, 2014 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs

Alzheimers Tests B12
The Framingham Offspring Study found that Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a big problem. How bad?As many as forty percent of the population might be at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency.In response to the keyword searchAlzheimers Tests B12Yahoo suggested the following articleAlzheimer's and Vitamin B12 DeficiencyVitamin B12, vitamin B12 or vitamin B-12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood.It is one of the eight B vitamins. It is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially affe...
Source: I am an Alzheimer's Caregiver - December 3, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs

Statins
By David Spero According to new guidelines, everyone with diabetes should take a statin drug to lower cholesterol. It doesn't matter how low his cholesterol already is. This makes little sense to me. See what you think. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association just released these new guidelines. In one way they look like an improvement. According to Harlan Krumholz MD, the guidelines say doctors should be treating people, not just cholesterol numbers. Only those at "high risk" of heart disease and stroke should be treated. "The question is not whether a drug makes your lab tests...
Source: Diabetes Self-Management - November 20, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: David Spero Source Type: blogs

Yet another incompetent regulator. The General Pharmaceutical Council is criminally negligent
Conclusions The main conclusion from all of this is that the General Pharmaceutical Council is almost criminally negligent. It continues to allow pharmacists, Anthony Pinkus among them, to endanger lives. It fails to apply its own declared principles. The members of its Council, and Duncan Rudkin (its chief executive and registrar), are not doing their job. Individual pharmacists vary a lot, from the superb to those who believe in quackery. Some, perhaps many, are embarrassed by the fact that their employer compels them to sell rubbish. It’s too much to expect that they’ll endanger their mortgage payments by sp...
Source: DC's goodscience - November 4, 2013 Category: Professors and Educators Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: Ainsworths Alliance Boots Anthony Pinkus Avogadro CAM General Chiropractic Council General Pharmaceutical Council homeopathy Royal Pharmaceutical Society Ainsworth's malaria meningitis pertussis pharmacists Pharmacy regulator Source Type: blogs

Can you avoid grains and gluten on a vegan diet?
On my Facebook page, an ever-increasing number of people have asked me about whether or not a gluten-free and grain-free diet, the Grain Brain diet, is compatible with a vegetarian and/or vegan one. Many interpret my call to avoid grains, something that has become a staple in vegetarian and vegan diets, as an endorsement of the meats, proteins, and fats individuals on these types of diets avoid. However, though I may not be a vegetarian or vegan, there is certainly no reason one can’t be a vegetarian/vegan and on a Grain Brain-friendly diet. In fact, it’s quite easy to be on a vegetarian or vegan diet that...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 24, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition coconut oil fat Gluten Grains Mushrooms Vegan Vegetarian vitamin B-12 Vitamin D Source Type: blogs

Baby’s First Foods: Millet, kale and nutritional yeast
Millet is a super healthy whole grain cereal and can be used instead of brown rice as a first cereal. With recent concerns about arsenic levels in white and brown rice, even organic, millet is a terrific choice as a Super Porridge base. Millet is not likely to cause an allergy and is easily digested. Millet has many wonderful nutritive properties including Vitamin B, potassium, iron, protein, and other vitamins and minerals. Super Porridge millet alone is a terrific meal. Below, I describe the preparation of millet Super Porridge and the preparation of steamed, puréed kale. To blow things right out of the nutritiona...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - October 2, 2013 Category: Pediatricians Authors: Ruth Yaron Tags: Perspectives Infant Infant Feeding Source Type: blogs

Baby’s First Foods: Tips for adding fruit and wheat germ to baby’s diet
Peaches are safe to feed your baby at 6 months. Peaches are a terrific source of fiber and a good source of Vitamins A and C. Pears are a terrific source of fiber and Vitamin C and are also safe to feed at 6 months. Both are, of course, delicious. Selection of Peaches and Pears Select firm or slightly soft peaches with a nice fragrance. Color is important. Peaches should have a yellow or cream-colored skin, and most varieties also have a red blush. Stay away from peaches with any green color. Pears are usually sold green and turn yellow as they ripen. Select pears that are plump and firm, but not hard. Pears are ripe when ...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - October 1, 2013 Category: Pediatricians Authors: Ruth Yaron Tags: Perspectives Infant Infant Feeding Source Type: blogs

Stress and Vitamin B in Recovery
Conclusion Given the direct and indirect costs of workplace stress, these findings point to the utility of a cost-effective treatment for the mood and psychological strain effects of occupational stress. These findings may have important personal health, organisational and societal outcomes given the rising cost and incidence of workplace stress. Stough, C., Scholey, A., Lloyd, J., Spong, J., Myers, S. and Downey, L. A. (2011), The effect of 90 day administration of a high dose vitamin B-complex on work stress. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental. doi: 10.1002/hup.1229 (Source: Twelve Step Facilitation.com)
Source: Twelve Step Facilitation.com - September 15, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Sparrow Tags: Addiction Adjunctive therapy Alcoholics Anon Alcoholism Brain Personal stress relapse in alcoholism vitamin B Source Type: blogs

Keeping Fit On the Road (Or Not): Crappy Travel Pictures Part I
Gosh, isn't it wonderful when a health blogger hits the road, and instead of sharing useful information they just slop a bunch of cameraphone pics into a blog post? Um, well, ok, it's not wonderful, but that's what we got today. No one visits the blog over the weekend anyway, and there's a great guest post coming up next week. Some of the photos do actually have something to do with health and fitness. But many are just gratuitous selfies and wifeys or are fascinating-to-no-one-but-me aspects of our campervan travel routine. Pretty much all of them highlight the fact I can't focus (literally or figuratively) to save my l...
Source: Cranky Fitness - August 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Crabby McSlacker Source Type: blogs

Does Vitamin B Prevent Alzheimer's, and How Vitamin B Saved Us over $8,000
Yes, after reading about Vitamin B in 2007 I asked our doctor to give Dotty a monthly B12 shot. He agreed. Did it help? I believe it did. One thing for certain, it saved us over $8,000. By Bob DeMarco +Alzheimer's Reading Room  A couple of days ago a story with this headline appeared in The Telegraph - Vitamin B could stave off Alzheimers. It appears this has triggered off the usual media copy cat frenzy, the latest story in a long list of copy cat stories coming from MSN. The bottom line here is simple and straightforward - it appears Vitamin B may protect against brain shrinkage. We actually wrote about this...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - May 22, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs

6 Steps Toward Resilience & Greater Happiness
The opposite of depression is not happiness, according to Peter Kramer, author of “Against Depression” and “Listening to Prozac,” it is resilience: the ability to cope with life’s frustrations without falling apart. Proper treatment doesn’t suppress emotions or dull a person’s ability to feel things deeply. It builds a protective layer — an emotional resilience — to safeguard a depressive from becoming overwhelmed and disabled by the difficulties of daily life. However, the tools found in happiness research are those I practice in my recovery from depression and anxiet...
Source: World of Psychology - April 30, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Anxiety and Panic Depression General Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Relationships Self-Esteem Self-Help Treatment Appropriate Response Blood Stream California At Berkeley Chronic Sleep Deprivation Cognitive Performance De Source Type: blogs

Healing Leaky Livers
By David Spero It may surprise you to know that, for many people, Type 2 diabetes is primarily a liver disease. The pancreas damage comes later. Is there anything we can do to heal a diabetic liver? Liver issues in diabetes are complicated. An article in the journal Clinical Diabetes explained that diabetes can cause liver disease; liver disease can cause diabetes; or both can arise together from other causes. Whichever comes first, the sick liver may produce way too much glucose, enough to overwhelm the body's insulin. Why would a liver start pumping out unneeded glucose? Unhealthy livers tend to have a lot of fat in the...
Source: Diabetes Self-Management - April 17, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: David Spero Source Type: blogs

Scamorama
One more on quackery, and then back to science. You may have seen this story, which broke in Sports Illustrated, on a strange little outfit that called themselves Sports With Alternatives To Steroids, or S.W.A.T.S. They seem to have had a long list of professional and college athlete customers looking for some sort of (legal) performance edge. And who wouldn't sign up when there are cutting-edge therapies like this on offer? (S.W.A..T.S.) prescribed a deluxe program, including holographic stickers on the right elbow; copious quantities of the powder additive; sleeping in front of a beam-ray light programmed with frequenci...
Source: In the Pipeline - January 30, 2013 Category: Chemists Tags: Snake Oil Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer’s Disease: Are You Secretly Afraid You’re Getting It?
How are we to know whether these are normal sign of aging or whether they may be something more ominous? By Marie Marley Alzheimer's Reading Room Given all the attention Alzheimer’s is getting these days, it wouldn’t be unusual for people to fear they are getting it. When you have ‘a senior moment’ you may laugh about it with your friends and family, but you may also be among the numerous people who are secretly afraid it may be an early sign of dementia. Two groups of people are especially vulnerable to this fear - those who have a loved one with dementia and those who work with dementia...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - January 27, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs

Does taking supplements help IVF patients ?
Practically all women doing IVF are taking supplements of one sort or another ! These are supposed to improve egg yield, egg quality and embryo implantation , thus helping to improve IVF pregnancy rates.  I have come across women who take over 10 different supplements daily – and I wonder how they manage to swallow so many different tablets, syrups and capsules in a day ! On second thoughts thought,  it is not surprising , because the craving for a baby can make a woman move heaven and earth; which means taking umpteen supplements is not such a difficult task to accomplish. I have heard the followin...
Source: The Patient's Doctor - January 14, 2013 Category: Obstetricians and Gynecologists Tags: Food and Drug Administration Vitamin B In vitro fertilisation Aspirin Polycystic ovary syndrome Vitamin C Antioxidant Vitamin D Source Type: blogs

Your Fatigue May Be a Vitamin B Deficiency
There are many causes of fatigue: depression, stress, or sleep habits. But your fatigue may also be a sign of a vitamin B deficiency, caused by dietary intake or malabsorption issues. A simple trip to your doctor can help get you back in gear.Contributor: Cathryn HarperPublished: Jan 12, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - January 12, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs

Dangers of energy drinks
It seems everyone today is looking for energy.   They have found the answer in energy drinks, which are becoming their own food group.The true remedy for lack of energy is getting enough sleep and eating right.  Energy drink chemicals have enormous dangers and side effects.   The stimulating properties in energy drinks increase heart rates and blood pressure, and prevent sleep.  People who eat well, drink water, and get enough physical activity and rest will have plenty of energy — the natural way.DANGERS OF ENERGY DRINKSIt seems everyone today is looking for energy. ...
Source: Dr. Needles Medical Blogs - July 8, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Tags: DANGERS OF ENERGY DRINKS Source Type: blogs