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How obesity and insulin resistance change your brain

Aging gracefully is an art. It’s everyone’s desire to remain healthy, active and mentally sharp their entire lives. There are lots of things that can help prevent cognitive decline… everything from exercise to supplements to nutrition to stress management. But while Alzheimer’s disease will only hit a relatively small percentage of us (10 percent of…

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Three pillars of a better brain

So far, Alzheimer’s is a disease that has stumped the medical and pharmaceutical community. There are no drugs that can stop the progression of the disease completely… much less reverse it. But that hasn’t stopped scientists from looking for an answer. And researchers at the University of Southern California may have recently found it in…

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When estrogen declines, BP goes up

If you’ve been fortunate enough to go through the first 40 or 50 years of your life without blood pressure problems, you’ve been lucky enough. But that also makes it even harder to deal with if and when your blood pressure does start creeping up… Sadly, it’s an experience shared by women around the world…

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Could the red wine nutrient be the key to managing diabetes?

Blood sugar problems put you at risk of developing everything from heart disease and kidney failure to nerve damage and blindness… not to mention COVID-19… If you’re not already living with type 2 diabetes, your chances of developing the disease increase every year. Type 2 diabetes, which is an outgrowth of insulin resistance, affects around…

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Is my thyroid working? (7 ways to know below)

Your thyroid may be small, but when it comes to your health… it’s huge. I’ve written to you often about my own thyroid challenges and my experience with Hashimoto’s Disease — an autoimmune thyroid disorder. The hormones this tiny gland produces control a large number of your body’s processes. In fact, thyroid hormones are used…

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More than half a year of COVID… now what?

We’re approaching the seven month mark of the COVID-19 pandemic. Can you believe it? It’s hard to imagine we’ve been trapped in this COVID holding pattern for over half the year. And unfortunately, it’s still going strong… for every step forward we take, we seem to take two steps back. The Center for Infectious Disease…

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