Hello again everyone: If you have been following our blog, you know that inflammation causes, perpetuates, and aggravates all chronic health conditions, and this absolutely includes aging. So, this is obviously not good, and you also know that inflammation usually has multiple drivers which that means that we need multiple lifestyle approaches to effectively optimize our health and feel and function our best. Here is some very good and interesting news you can use: Abstract: “There is considerable evidence for the effectiveness of mind–body interventions (MBIs) in improving mental and physical health, but the molecular mechanisms of these benefits remain poorly understood. One hypothesis is that MBIs reverse expression of genes involved in inflammatory reactions that are induced by stress. Conclusion: The results of 18 studies that used ... Read more

Hello to all: A timely new study has revealed that micronutrient deficiencies (vitamins & minerals essential to our body functions and health) are surprisingly common and are causing significant illness around the world, plus they are just as bad in the U.S. as in much poorer countries. This is extremely important considering previous work shows that even chronic insufficiencies can cause disease, so it is even worse with deficiencies. An insufficiency is when you have just enough of the nutrient to prevent deficiency signs and illness, but not enough to function optimally…in other words if you are chronically insufficient it will eventually create a disease or illness. However, if you are deficient, you are unwell on some level and you are brewing illness and trouble. This kind of trouble often becomes very expensive in terms of time, money, and suffering. Here is the news plus ... Read more

11.21.2022   Hello once again everyone: Here is some great news for brain health. Keeping your Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid (EFA’s) intake optimal results in better brain function and protects us again age-related decline (Alzheimer’s and other forms of cognitive decline). This study is unique because it looks at this issue in middle aged people rather than older populations that are more frequently studied in relation to brain function and health. “Omega-3 fatty acid concentrations in red blood cells were linked with brain structure and cognitive function in midlife, an exploratory cross-sectional study showed. In about 2,200 people with an average age of 46, a higher omega-3 index was associated with a larger hippocampal volume (the memory center of the brain) and better abstract reasoning, according to Claudia Satizabal, PhD, of the University of Texas ... Read more

Hello to all: In a study from May of this year, we learn that the higher the dietary inflammatory index of the food we consume, the more our brain deteriorates. “Discussion Our findings showed associations between higher DII (Dietary Inflammatory Index) scores and global brain MRI measures. As we are one of the first groups to report on the associations between higher DII scores and brain volume, replication is needed to confirm our findings.” Bottom Line: Poor food choices will certainly destroy our brain, plus most other aspects of health. You might say, well, DUH, and that would be appropriate. However, currently the average citizen is consuming a bit over 50% of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods. Ugh. Want to know more? Read more

Hello to everyone: Articles like this one are very helpful to reduce confusion about what to eat and when. Here are the main findings: “Recently, researchers reviewed hundreds of nutrition studies from cellular to epidemiological perspectives to identify a 'common denominator nutrition pattern' for healthy longevity. In the end, the researchers found that the ‘longevity diet’ includes:

  • A legume and whole grain-rich pescatarian or vegetarian diet
  • 30% of Read more

10.31.2022                  Hello everyone: We all have stress and many of us are looking for ways to lower stress and improve our health. It looks like walking does it again (please recall my last newsletter/blog) as now we know that it helps take us out of stress mode. Here is a little information to help clarify the quote from the article: The amygdala is primarily involved in the processing of emotions and memories associated with fear, in other words, the stress response also known as fight, flight or freeze. Here is the definition of salutogenic: a 'salutogenic' approach is one that focuses on factors that support health and wellbeing, beyond a more traditional, 'pathogenic' focus on risk and problems. This is the type of healthcare that we offer in our practice. Now as you read the quote below it becomes clear that going outside is an essential ... Read more

Hello everyone: Here is a new bit of research on findings that are important to all of us. Some of the findings included:

  • People who took 9,826 steps per day were 50 percent less likely to develop dementia within seven years.
  • People who walked more than 40 steps per minute cut their dementia risk by 57 percent while walking only 6,315 steps per day. (This means walking quickly is best)
  • People who walked 3,800 steps per day at any speed cut their risk of dementia within seven years by 25 percent.
  • People who walked at the brisk pace of 112 steps per minute for 30 minutes per day reduced their risk of dementia by 62 percent. (Walking faster is more effective)
  • This research is the latest in a series of studies this year that promote exercise as a way to boost brain health.
  • Experts say you can also lower your risk of ... Read more

10.17.2022                                    Hello again everyone: I found this information particularly disturbing for many obvious reasons. Why on earth would a child have a chronic condition? Let’s dig in: Over the last century, the primary burden of disease in children and young people has shifted from infectious diseases towards chronic conditions.1 Improvements in neonatal and pediatric care for chronic conditions mean more children with previously lethal conditions are now surviving into adulthood.2 3 Depending on the definition used, 13–27% of children are affected by chronic conditions.4        https://adc.bmj.com/content/archdischild/101/10/881.full.pdf The most natural question is: where is this coming from??? The answer, at least it seems this way ... Read more

Hello again everyone:   More news about the disease – food connection. It is straightforward: “Regular consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, all-cause mortality, and cardiovascular mortality, according to findings from two studies published in The BMJ.” https://www.medpagetoday.com/gastroenterology/coloncancer/100495?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2022-09-01&eun=g1207968d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines%20Evening%202022-09-01&utm_term=NL_Daily_DHE_dual-gmail-definition “Consumption of ... Read more

10.03.2022  Hello again everyone: Recently there has been a great deal of news in the medical press about pesticides and endocrine disrupting plastics and other chemicals. Over the next few weeks, I will be sending you a lot of links about this for several reasons:

  • It is real but invisible, tasteless, odorless, and damages us slowly but surely
  • Exposures are usually chronic and cumulative and build up in our tissues
  • These chemicals distort cellular, hormonal, immune and neurologic function
  • What you don’t know can hurt you, so take steps to reduce your exposure
  • You may think that you are not exposed to Round Up, but over 80% of us have detectable amounts in our urine. This info does apply to you!
In fresh evidence of the pervasive nature of pesticides, more than 80 percent of urine samples drawn ... Read more