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  1. Parkinson's Starts in the Gut, Suggests New Study

    Parkinson's Starts in the Gut, Suggests New Study

    A new study from John Hopkins University School of Medicine suggests that Parkinson's starts in the gut. These recent findings further support the theory that the gut microbiome strongly influences brain health. Study Finds That Parkinson's Starts in the Gut Research conducted recently at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine sought to confirm the theory that Parkinson's disease first develops...
  2. Common Prescription Drugs Increase Dementia Risk

    Common Prescription Drugs Increase Dementia Risk

    Dementia is a condition that involves memory loss, but also impacts one's overall thinking and ability to function in social situations. According to a new study, certain prescription drugs increase dementia risk. This alarming discovery suggests that senior health may be adversely affected by the frequent use of these common medications. What are the Symptoms of Dementia? When people hear...
  3. Gut Bacteria and Autism: Could Supporting a Healthy Gut Microbiome Help?

    Gut Bacteria and Autism: Could Supporting a Healthy Gut Microbiome Help?

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects one's ability to communicate effectively and/or interact with others. Symptoms of ASD typically appear in childhood and may vary in severity from person to person, thus it is often considered a "spectrum" disorder.  A new study has uncovered a link between gut bacteria and autism, suggesting that taking a probiotic...
  4. Powerful Broccoli Compounds Slow Arthritis, Protect Cellular Health and More

    Powerful Broccoli Compounds Slow Arthritis, Protect Cellular Health and More

    There are 21 million Americans suffering from schizophrenia; most of those people don't get the treatment they need. Those that do seek treatment are prescribed anti-psychotic drugs that treat the symptoms of the illness, but produce severe side effects, such as cardiovascular problems and "the shakes," or body tremors. This has caused researchers to look for alternative treatments for schizophrenia...
  5. Why the Human Body Needs Animal Fat (and When to Take a Supplement)

    Why the Human Body Needs Animal Fat (and When to Take a Supplement)

    A lot has been written recently about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Although there are indisputable benefits to a primarily vegetarian diet, there is equally compelling evidence that animal fat in moderate amounts is actually necessary for good health. According to several new studies, your body needs animal fat to perform many of its essential functions. Is Animal Fat...
  6. New Research on Tea and Cognitive Decline Finds Green Tea Reduces Risk

    New Research on Tea and Cognitive Decline Finds Green Tea Reduces Risk

    Exciting new research findings link tea and cognitive decline, suggesting that the regular consumption of green tea may help protect against illnesses like dementia and Parkinson's disease. In order to fully understand how green tea has been found to benefit mental functioning, it's first important to understand cognitive decline. Cognitive decline describes a process whereby thoughts become more difficult to...
  7. Skin Health and Disease: Could Moisturizing Your Skin Reduce Your Risk?

    Skin Health and Disease: Could Moisturizing Your Skin Reduce Your Risk?

    In order to study how skin health and disease are related, researchers had to first understand why disease causes us to experience inflammation. When it comes to physical injuries, inflammation is a necessary part of the healing process because it builds a buffer around the wound to protect it. Even though we try to reduce the swelling around the wound, it's...
  8. Three Important Breakthroughs In Depression Research

    Three Important Breakthroughs In Depression Research

    Several depression research studies have linked this serious health condition to certain lifestyle habits and biological phenomena. Here, we will briefly touch on depression, as well as several important scientific studies that offer new insight into possible causes of depression and novel ways to minimize its deleterious effects. What is Depression? Depression encompasses more than merely feeling down or being...
  9. The Unlikely Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Mental Disorders

    The Unlikely Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Mental Disorders

    Could mental disorders like dementia be connected to gut bacteria? This seemingly unlikely correlation may not be so far-fetched: New research suggests that an imbalance of healthy gut bacteria could be one of the possible causes of dementia, a mental condition that primarily affects the elderly. Gut Bacteria and Dementia Defined The gut's microbiome is made up of trillions of...
  10. 5 Unexpected Threats to Optimal Brain Health

    5 Unexpected Threats to Optimal Brain Health

    Today we are so busy keeping their bodies in shape, it's easy to forget that brain health is just as important. The human brain is the biggest puzzle known to man, and there have been countless studies attempting to unlock its many secrets. Like most parts of the human body, the brain requires proper maintenance and conditioning. Brain and physical health go...

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