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Chronic fatigue Brain scans

Cat ladies' behaviour explained?

The Economist magazine has a fascinating article summarizing research on a real parasite that may actually impact human behavior:  "If an alien bug invaded the brains of half the population, hijacked their neurochemistry, altered the way they acted and drove some of them crazy, then you might expect a few excitable headlines to appear in the press. Yet something disturbingly like this may actually be happening without the world noticing."  It may even explain why both the French and Cat Ladies are so neurotic.

DHA and senior moments

The Omega 3 fatty acid DHA is a required ingredient in baby formulas and is being studied as a possible additional treatment for senior dementia and Alzheimer's.  The 2009 Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) had a number of reports on DHA studies.  A conference press release started with the fairly underwhelming results from one study, but buried on page two was a shocking statement from another trial. MIDAS study author Karin Yurko-Mauro (admittedly employed by a large DHA manufacturer) reported: "The benefit [after six months of DHA supplementation] is roughly equivalent to having the learning and memory skills of someone three years younger."

A real mechanism for acupuncture?

A team from University of Rochester Medical Center has just published a hard science study in Nature Neuroscience of the effects of acupuncture on pain relief. The study shows that acupuncture increases adenosine levels near the site of the needle 24x.  Adenosine is "a natural painkiller, becoming active in the skin after an injury to inhibit nerve signals and ease pain in a way similar to lidocaine."  The addition of another drug, deoxycoformycin, which prolongs the effects of adenosine increases the effect 3x.  But sadly, the pain relief has only been proven in mice, so far...

Plaque and plaque

Everyone knows brushing reduces plaque on your teeth.  A new study reported in the British Medical Journal concludes: "Participants who reported less frequent tooth-brushing had a 70% increased risk of a cardiovascular disease event in fully adjusted models compared with participants who brushed their teeth twice a day."

Aspirin reduces colon cancer risks

Researchers, reporting in JAMA (subs reqd) found evidence that aspirin can prevent the occurence and re-occurence of colon cancer. This time, the mechanism of action is known and may impact other cancers.

Butter better than bread?

As we kick off a new series of articles about revolutionary new research into diet's effect on health, let's preview some key findings regarding the relative impact of fats, carbohydrates, and a food's Glycemic Index on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular health.  A provocative summary of nutritional research appeared in a recent edition of Scientific American.

Modern Recovery Front Page
Avoid Pain and Lower your a1c without Bullshit
Recovery Strategies - DIY Research
Written by Research Staff   
Friday, 04 December 2015 08:55

If You've been told you have High A1c? Expect Bad long term Outcomes

Keep your A1c 6 or below =and have No additional risk!A1C levels versus relative complication risk


Amputations? Neuropathy?  nerve pain? heart problems? vision loss?  these are the  horrible consequences of  the higher A1c levels associated with untreated type 2 diabetes

You may have already seen or visited websites that promise to reverse your TYPE 2 Diabetes BY doing things other doctors and big drug companies are keeping secret. Skeptical? What will follow is the story Patient X. A sixty year old man who brought his his A1C From a very bad 9.3 down to a normal 6.0 simply using established medical tactics. Consult your doctor. You may be able to do it too! Follow reputable University and Government research. online. and if you might enjoy a hobby not unlike tuning high performance engines it will be fun to reduce your A1c. You'll thank yourself later.

alpha lipoic acid And diabetic nerve pain
Feature Articles - Current
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 23 November 2015 12:24

ALA is considered a front line treatment for diabetic nerve pain.  we review the  research.

Happier even if they forget you
Care Giving - Love and Family

Care givers and visitors of loved ones with dementia often feel they no longer make a difference because they are not recognized or remembered.  A new University of Iowa study demonstrates that, at a deeper level, familiar faces still trigger happy feelings.

Turmeric each day keeps Alzheimer's away?
Nutrition - Science

Turmeric and eggsTurmeric's wonderful spiciness belies the hard science showing what a powerful drug it may be.  An article from UCLA Neurology Department researchers, first published in Current Alzheimer's Research, examines the demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-amyloid (Alzheimer's plaque) activity in test tubes, mice and people and rare among suplemnts Trumric moleculesd can cross the BrBlood brain barrier..

The first epidemiological clue was the low rate of Alzheimer's-like disease in India.  Some attributed this, in part, to turmeric's place in traditional Indian curry dishes.  You can test this theory with a breakfast of "Green eggs and ham" the synergy is research shows combining  turmeric with the albumin in eggs increases its bioavailabilyty dranamtically.

Kellen's Health Tips
Recovery Strategies - General Health

Kellen says:

  1. Don't take drugs!
  2. Don't eat fast food!
  3. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables!
  4. Drink a lot of water!
  5. Exercise!

Sound advice, transcribed verbatim from the words of a wise 8 year old from the Pacific Northwest...


Supplement Review: Co-Enzyme Q10
Nutrition - Supplements

This best selling nutraceutical can be expensive.  Is it worth it? A CoQ10 advocate Dr. Peter Langsjoen MD, FACC has written a good opening overview of CoQ10 research.   A University of Maryland Medical Center web resource has a broad summary of possible benefits.  Some key points...

Vitamin D deficiency in children and adults widespread
Nutrition - Supplements

New research from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine shows many children have low to very low levels of Vitamin D.  A  Canadian study, available from the NIH's Pubmed, of healthy young adults also reported widespread wintertime deficiency or insufficiency.


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