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Earliest useful Alzheimer’s disease test everyone over 65 needs to take

by Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. One of the best “advancements” in Alzheimer’s disease to come along over the past several years is a new diagnostic brain scan. The test detects the presence of beta-amyloid protein “plaques” in the brain, one of the hallmarks of AD. But you need to know right now about a […]

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Favorite wintertime treat offers serious brain boosting benefits

by Fred Pescatore, M.D. I know how much everyone likes chocolate. (I even enjoy it myself on rare occasions.) So I’m always happy to see cocoa making headlines. Especially when they’re as promising as the ones I came across recently. Turns out, drinking cocoa can boost the impact that blood flow has on your brain’s […]

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Slash high blood pressure…with a milkshake?!

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Whey protein shakes are becoming increasingly popular. And there has been some impressive research on the health benefits of whey. For instance, take a look at the results of this recent study… Researchers from Florida State University assigned 33 obese and sedentary young women to three different groups […]

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Choline can help improve brain function

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Some recent research shows that one little-known nutrient can help improve brain function and may even protect against memory loss. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine published this study, involving nearly 1,400 subjects, in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. All the participants wer between 36 and 83 years old […]

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The billion-dollar memory thief drug

By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. I often warn about the dangers of statin drugs. They are metabolic poisons that interfere with your body’s natural production of vitamin D and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). And at least one prominent U.S. scientist thinks they even disrupt brain function. Of course, big pharma is trying to tell us […]

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Fishing for the best source of omega-3s

by Fred Pescatore, M.D. By now, even the mainstream has come around to acknowledging the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Over the last decade, study after study has shown that omega-3s are the key to controlling inflammation. And inflammation is the No. 1 cause of many chronic diseases—heart disease, high blood pressure, dementia, depression, and […]

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Your brain on chocolate

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Study after study has shown that the antioxidants in cocoa and chocolate are abundant. In fact, an impressive review of chocolate’s antioxidant benefits appeared recently in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. The researchers examined data from 100 different studies, looking specifically at chocolate’s potential brain benefits. They found […]

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CoQ10 boosts the body’s antioxidant defenses

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Coenzyme Q10 is a well-known nutrient in the natural medicine world for its heart health benefits. A recent study published in Nutrition backs up that long-held stance—and shows even more good news about CoQ10. This particular study involved 65 patients with serious heart problems. Some had just been diagnosed […]

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B vitamins from head to toe

By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. A few months ago, a colleague of mine told me a story about a middle-aged patient named Bill. One evening, Bill broke out in a sweat, began to feel nauseous and short of breath. Then suddenly, his legs began to shake and jerk uncontrollably. Feeling like something was terribly […]

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The common toxin that quadruples your risk of Alzheimer’s

by Fred Pescatore, M.D. A disturbing new study found that high levels of a pesticide metabolite called dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) come with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease. More than four times as high, in fact. Yet the powers that be (and that includes the public health departments) continue to doubt the truth of findings like […]