For some, retirement is like jumping off a cliff, with structureless days and a loss of identity that fills them with a sense of dread. But for others, retirement can’t come quickly enough. They take the first opportunity to exit the workforce early and begin a life of leisure. Very few consider the question, what [...]
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No one wants to get that call… You know, the one where your doctor tells you, “It’s dementia… and it’s not going to get any better.” That’s because this life-changing disease can slowly strip away your health and independence. You shouldn’t have to suffer through this horrible disease… and neither should anyone you love. Fortunately, [...]
The ancient exercise of yoga is claimed to have multiple physical benefits - improving mobility, balance, and strength, while preventing or slowing frailty. It’s also said to offer mental health benefits and to protect your memory against cognitive decline. Until recently, scientific backing for these claims has been lacking, but now results from multiple, well-designed [...]
Ask any mainstream doctor what they think about cholesterol, and you’ll probably get the same old tired answer… “It’ll give you heart disease.” But here’s what they won’t tell you… There’s a certain type of cholesterol that can have a positive impact on your health and aging. In fact, new research from the Keck School [...]
A high resting heart rate puts you at greater risk of coronary heart disease, abnormal heart rhythm, heart failure and stroke. These same conditions are also linked to dementia. So, does it follow that a rapid pulse leads to a greater dementia risk, too? And if it does, is it caused by these heart conditions [...]
This won’t be the first time you’ve read news here about the importance of your heart to the health of your brain. Everything from high blood pressure to clogged arteries, diabetes and stroke has been linked to memory loss. Now, researchers are pointing to a growing heart problem that’s giving rise to brain damage and [...]
The American Heart Association is reporting on dramatic new evidence that poor psychological health can damage your heart. The new study directly links mental and emotional trauma, stress and negativity to numerous heart problems that can take years off your life. The researchers evaluated 128 studies addressing both psychological wellness and cardiovascular health.1 They first [...]
In the U.S., more than 38 million people suffer with migraine headaches, with some estimates suggesting that this number may be even higher, impacting as many as 50 million or more. Some migraine studies estimate that 12 percent of adults in the U.S. population have occasional migraine headaches, and four million have chronic migraines.1 What’s [...]
A new study from Japan is the first to show that oxytocin can reverse some of the damage caused by the build-up of brain plaques that form in Alzheimer’s disease. Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the love hormone because it can induce feelings of love and happiness, is released into the body through positive physical [...]
Detoxification of the body is a controversial subject. Expert opinion is mixed on whether you should or shouldn’t undertake a detoxification program. We’ve written about the pros and cons of detoxification in past articles, as well as how to detoxify your body safely. And by the way, the programs for such general detoxification are often [...]