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With the explosion of Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive decline (memory impairment), are you concerned about yours? Here’s a new study that indicates eating more of a certain group of veggies can protect your memory.


In the two preceding blog posts, we’ve reviewed the multiple causes of depression, and why anti-depressants are not effective in the treatment of mild to moderate symptoms. Now we’re going to review a wide variety of treatment approaches.


During an interview this week on the Frankie Boyer show about depression, she asked me what were, in my opinion the top 3 causes of depression-my response diet, stress and physical inactivity. Diet plays a significant role in our brain function. Dietary factors should always be addressed when managing depression, as evidence demonstrates that various aspects of diet can affect the disorder.


For many years physicians and scientists believed that cognitive decline—memory loss, etc, was an unavoidable portion of living longer, into the sixties, seventies, and eighties.  Fortunately, a growing number of research studies are finding that lifestyle factors including exercise and a healthy diet can delay and probably prevent the process.  Researchers at Rush University Medical […]


According to a new study published in Cancer Causes Control, supplementation with antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E is strongly associated with lower levels of colon cancer. The researchers also found that folate, a B vitamin is associated with lower cancer risk as well.


A recent review of complementary and alternative therapies in the treatment of depression are quite promising.  A study review of the medical literature, conducted by the American Psychiatric Association’s Task Force on Complementary and Alternative Medicine reported its findings  in the June, 2010  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.   The following is a brief overview of […]


    Australian researchers have determined that daily vitamin supplements produced a two-fold reduction in disability caused by migraine headaches.  Previous studies have found that CoQ10 and magnesium supplementation can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.   Researchers at the Genomoics Research centre in Brisbane have found that a gene that reportedly makes […]