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On a new take on the exercise truism ‘use it, or lose it,’ researchers show neurological health is an interactive relationship with our muscles and our world, and using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy neural cells. The groundbreaking study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine — giving doctors new clues as to why patients with certain neurological disorders often rapidly decline with limited movement.


A Harvard University researcher while reporting the findings of a new study, said, “In these patients, alternative strategies are invaluable. In this study, we found that the relaxation response can successfully help reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients who are not taking medication!”



The largest and most detailed study of the long-term impact of, a class of drugs commonly prescribed in the United States and United Kingdom as antidepressants and incontinence medications, has found that their use is associated with increased risk of dementia, even when taken 20 years before diagnosis of cognitive impairment.



Adults taking a unique antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, reversed aging in see aging of their blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new research at Colorado University.



In this final article of our series, you’re going to learn about the unfortunate experiences of Christine Shockey. She suspected she was having a heart attack when she awoke at 2 a.m. with excruciating pain shooting down her left arm. Tragically, it took her doctors, who ignored her requests for additional tests 5 days to figure it out — a delay that changed her health forever.


A few weeks ago, I met a new patient, we’ll call Mark. He’s in his late twenties and has a history of heart disease-he’s already had multiple stents placed into his heart’s arteries to keep them open. Mark volunteered an important experience, that saved his life, when he insisted to his doctors that something was seriously wrong with him.

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