Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

As is generally the case with most diseases, early detection and treatment is key.  The Alzheimer’s Association has published the following early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease that everyone should be aware of: Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s, especially in the early stages, is forgetting… Read more »

The Best Brain Boosting Foods

Healthy eating lowers your risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, and now according to a recent study, that may be true of Alzheimer’s disease as well.  An international team of researchers found that seniors who consumed the most nutritious food had a nearly 25 percent reduction in the risk of mental decline compared to… Read more »

Vitamin D-3, Omega-3 and Alzheimer’s Disease

In a small study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, a team of researchers has discovered how vitamin D-3, a form of vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids may help the immune system clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the physical hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). What are Amyloid Plaques? The brains… Read more »

Stress and Prostate Health

Stress can have a significant impact on your health, but did you know that stress can also impact prostate health? Chronic stress and anxiety can lead to increased risk of prostatitis, prostate cancer and enlarged prostate. Reducing the amount of stress in your life while also eating better and exercising regularly may help slow the progression… Read more »

Five Foods for a Healthy Prostate

The prostate, which is part of the male reproductive system, is a gland that surrounds the bladder and urethra. It is about the size of a walnut and grows throughout a man’s life. As you age, it’s important to maintain a healthy prostate. The gland can become enlarged, and prostate cancer is one of the… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Prostate Health

Over the last twenty years, the number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly six times. Over 10 percent of new prostate cancer diagnoses in the U.S. occur in men younger than 55 years old. In younger men, doctors are finding the disease is often much more aggressive. Prostate cancer typically affects… Read more »

Five Ways to Avoid Catching a Cold

Did you know cold season is almost here? This year more than others, you need to make sure you’re doing everything you can to avoid the latest bug.  Make sure you’re at least following the five tips below: Take Vitamin D – As the days get shorter, your vitamin D levels get lower. Canadian researchers… Read more »

White Noise for Better Sleep

When you’re sleeping, your brain continues to register and process sounds.  Noise can interrupt your sleep causing you to wake, move, shift between stages of sleep or experience a change in heart rate and blood pressure.  It happens so briefly that you might not even remember it the next morning.  Whether a noise actually disturbs… Read more »

Ten Foods with More Potassium than Bananas

Potassium is an essential nutrient used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. It is the third most abundant mineral in the body and is required for the healthy functioning of several organs including the heart, kidneys, brain and muscular tissues. Potassium also plays an important role in keeping the body hydrated and… Read more »

Omega 3’s May Improve Psoriasis Symptoms

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease typically caused by inflammation due to stress, environmental factors or infection.  The most common symptoms are dry, itchy, scaly patches of skin and currently there is no cure.  To make matters even worse, psoriasis is a risk factor for heart disease and psoriatic arthritis. Treatment of psoriasis varies widely but… Read more »