Author: Erin Elizabeth

Memory loss is a women’s health issue! Menopause could be among alzheimer’s disease causes

To say the impact of Alzheimer’s on women has reached epidemic proportions would be an understatement. Alzheimer’s strikes every 65 seconds and approximately 66 percent are women. Upwards of 5 million Americans have been diagnosed, and that figure could exceed 14 million by 2050. Consider that Alzheimer’s ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in American women over 60. More than 3.2 million women in the United States over 65 are currently suffering. And, 16 percent of all women 71 and older have already been stricken. While female-oriented conditions such as breast cancer and fertility are taking up much of the healthcare...

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Better than meds for blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar

Your diet is one of the most important tools you can use to take control of your health. But supplements can also be useful, especially when it comes to improving mitochondrial function. In this interview, Dr. Michael Murray, a naturopathic physician and author of several books, discusses some of the most useful supplements for mitochondrial optimization, including PQQ and berberine. Murray graduated from Bastyr University in 1985 — the oldest naturopathic university in the U.S. and widely regarded as one of the best — and has also served on Bastyr’s faculty and board of trustees during his 30-year career....

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6 best core exercises you can do at home without equipment

Over time, age can take quite a toll on strength and mobility. Without proper upkeep and maintenance, your body will grow weaker and more immobile, as will the risk of falls, fractures, breaks, and other injuries. Think of your core muscles as a tree trunk, where your lower body is the roots and your upper body is the branches – in a hurricane. In the face of strong winds, your core muscles or “tree trunk” will help keep you stable and upright. Unfortunately, far too many people forget and neglect the importance of core strength which can result in unnecessary pain...

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Worse than sugar, this alternative boosts your risk of obesity and diabetes

If you’re still holding out hope that science will eventually prove artificial sweeteners to be beneficial, or at the very least harmless, you’re likely to be disappointed. Again and again, research shows no-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose cause the same problems as excess sugar, and then some. According to the latest statistics nearly 40 percent of American adults, over 18 percent of teens and nearly 14 percent of young children are now obese, not just overweight, and processed foods and sweetened beverages are clearly driving factors. Unfortunately, many make the mistake of thinking artificially sweetened products are a...

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Breast-cancer victim cured by a new immunotherapy treatment

Judy Perkins, a 52-year-old woman who was given months to live after repeated chemo treatments failed to rid her body of tumors the size of plums in her liver, is alive and well thanks to a revolutionary immunotherapy treatment administered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mother-of-two has been cancer-free for two years now. Her story has been published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Medicine and the approach used was presented at the annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in June. RELATED STORY: Diet kicked her terminal breast cancer into remission, now Harvard wants to...

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