Is healthy gut microbiome the health future?

The more I read about probiotics and the gut microbiome, the more I believe that gut health is going to determine our future understanding of human health.  And not just digestive function.  There’s growing evidence that gut microbes affect brain function: everything from mood to cognition to social behaviors.  In terms of how that information gets […]

A diet for Alzheimer’s prevention

The MIND diet may help you avoid Alzheimer’s. When it comes to aging, it’s a safe bet that cognitive decline is a bigger concern than weight loss for lots of people.  Since there are no effective medical treatments to reverse Alzheimer’s Disease, prevention is the best strategy we have.  And, no surprise, there’s evidence that […]

Statins, calories and omega-3

Three random research reports for Monday 1. Statin users gorging on junk food Statins drugs are everywhere.  They’re prescribed to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.  Some doctors reportedly think they should be added to the water supply.  Major ugh!  Although they can lower LDL, they come with a giant laundry list of unpleasant (or worse) side effects, […]

Brain nutrition in the news

While obesity may be causing health havoc worldwide, is scarcely strikes fear in the heart of the average person the way dementia does.  Cognitive decline with age is now a big research field, with an aging population.  Loss of cognitive ability is a scary prospect, not to mention an expensive one.  A study reported last […]

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