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Brains Stay Sharper With Exercise

Brains Stay Sharper With Exercise Want to reduce your risk of dementia in older age? Move as much as you can. We’ve all heard about techniques to get us more physically active — take the stairs, park the car a bit further from your destination, get up and march in place for a minute or two when standing or sitting at a desk. Now a study finds even simple housework like cooking or cleaning may make a difference in brain health in our 70s and 80s. “Exercise is an inexpensive way to improve health and our study shows...

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Signs And Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Signs And Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency Magnesium deficiency, also known as hypomagnesemia, is an often overlooked health problem. While less than 2% of Americans have been estimated to experience magnesium deficiency, one study suggests that up to 75% are not meeting their recommended intake. In some cases, deficiency may be underdiagnosed since the obvious signs commonly don’t appear until your levels become severely low. The causes of magnesium deficiency vary. They range from inadequate dietary intake to loss of magnesium from...

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UltraProcessed Foods = Early Death Risk

UltraProcessed Foods = Early Death Risk Those chips you’ve been snacking on may actually be killing you. There is a 14 percent risk of early death with every 10 percent increase in proportions of ultraprocessed foods consumed, according to a study published in the Jama Internal Medicine journal. Ultraprocessed foods are processed through industrial methods and can contain additives. The study’s author, Dr. Laure Schnabel, a nutritional epidemiologist at Paris-Sorbonne University, says examples are “mass-produced and...

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Healthy Heart Tips

Healthy Heart Tips 28 Healthy Heart Tips There are many steps you can take to help protect your health and blood vessels. Stop smoking—no ifs, ands, or butts Avoiding tobacco is one of the best. In fact, smoking is one of the top controllable risk factors for heart disease. If you smoke or use other tobacco products, the American Heart Association (AHA), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) all encourage you to quit. It can make a huge...

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Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue It’s time to do something about adrenal fatigue because chances are you’re dealing with it. Many proponents of this condition estimate that almost every person can experience adrenal fatigue, also known as hypoadrenia, to some degree at a particularly stressful point in his or her life. Because of the vast influence of the adrenals on the body, symptoms of adrenal fatigue can mimic a number of disorders and isn’t always easily recognizable. Most sources agree that adrenal fatigue symptoms...

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Ozone Health Effects

Ozone Health Effects WIN Health Note: Ozone Pollution is a growing problem in Colorado, since the entire state is blanketed with energy development.  AIRNOW.Gov  is a great resource for you to use to monitor this dangerous situation. Who is at risk? People most at risk from breathing air containing ozone include people with asthma, children, older adults, and people who are active outdoors, especially outdoor workers.  In addition, people with certain genetic characteristics, and people with reduced intake of...

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Human Brain Facts

Human Brain Facts How much does your brain know about…itself? Although there are still many brain facts yet to be discovered, experts learn more each day about the structure and inner workings of the body’s most complex organ. This research not only helps scientists understand what makes us who we are, but could also lead to treatments for a variety of neurological disorders. Put on your thinking cap and noodle on these five fascinating facts about your brain. It’s mostly water. As a whole, the human brain...

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Telomere Tips

Telomere Tips Forget “you’re only as old as you feel” or “age is just a number.” Soon, the saying on everyone’s lips might be “you’re only as old as your telomeres are short.” As researchers learn how to naturally slow aging to keep us looking and feeling young, they’re looking at telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that control aging, for the answers. And with possible links to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some types of cancer, the...

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Stevia VS Sugars

Stevia VS Sugars Sugar — we all crave it. It’s sweet and makes basically everything taste better. If you’re one of the many people who have tried to cut back on sugar, you know how difficult it can be. Some people may even experience withdrawals. This is all due to the fact that when we eat sugar, we become addicted to it. When we eat foods high in sugar, the reward centers of the brain are activated. At the same time, a large amount of dopamine is released. This is what makes eating sugar feel so good....

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Fluoride Toxicity

Fluoride Toxicity Fluoride is a highly toxic substance. Consider, for example, the poison warning that the FDA now requires on all fluoride toothpastes sold in the U.S. or the tens of millions of people throughout China and India who now suffer serious crippling bone diseases from drinking water with elevated levels of fluoride. In terms of acute toxicity (i.e., the dose that can cause immediate toxic consequences), fluoride is more toxic than lead, but slightly less toxic than arsenic. This is why...

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