Posted on: December 2, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

Eat more fish to lower risk of vascular brain disease, stroke and dementia

When I was growing up, my mother always told us that fish was “brain food,” and it kind of makes sense. Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, the famous omega-3 fat in oily fish like salmon, is the main component of brain cell membranes, and communication between brain cells depends on the health and strength of these membranes. There’s plenty of research to back up the notion that eating more fish improves…

Posted on: December 2, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

8 holiday depression triggers and how to work around them

The Christmas season can be a double-edged sword. It brings with it feelings of love, togetherness and joy. But many people find themselves stepping around emotional landmines for the entire month of December. The overwhelming presence of Christmas, and what many see as the forced happiness and commercial hype that goes with it, often trigger feelings of anxiety and depression. Even if you are not prone to these feelings during…

Posted on: December 2, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

The chemical-fat combo driving prostate cancer

According to the CDC, prostate cancer is only surpassed by melanoma as the most common cancer among men in the United States. In fact, almost 250,000 men will receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer and over 34,000 men will die from it this year alone — a rate that’s predicted to skyrocket! And now, thanks to a study from scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of…

Posted on: December 2, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

Tame tinnitus in 1-minute with this simple trick

If you’ve ever had a stubborn case of tinnitus, you know just how unbearable it can be. Constant ringing, buzzing, clicking or hissing in the ears is enough to bring anyone to a breaking point… It interferes with your ability to hear, work, socialize and sleep… leaving you frazzled, frustrated and in desperate need of some peace and quiet. Now, tinnitus itself is not a disease but a symptom of…

Posted on: December 2, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

Your body on carbs: Metabolic distress and accelerated aging

A number of popular diets limit, or almost eliminate, carbohydrates to accelerate weight loss. In fact, people around the world have been successfully turning to meal plans like Paleo and Keto for years to slim down and firm up. However, let’s face it… Most of us still eat way too many carbs. After all, who doesn’t love a perfectly baked potato dripping with butter or some ooey gooey mac and…

Posted on: December 1, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

15 foods to undo binging over the holidays

‘Tis the season — for overindulging. And let’s face it, we all tend to overdo it a bit around the holidays. Even if you don’t stuff down thousands of calories a day, I’m willing to bet that, during Christmas and New Year’s, you’re going to be eating combinations of foods that you don’t eat during the rest of the year. This alone can wreak havoc with your digestive system, not…

Posted on: December 1, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

Why older adults are at high risk from this ‘open door’ to disease

When you hear the term “leaky gut,” some pretty awful pictures may spring to mind. But it’s important to understand what leaky gut really is, and how you can keep it from making you sick. Most doctors are less than well-informed about this syndrome that affects as many as one-third of all adults in the U.S. Most will tell you that it’s just a digestive issue associated with mild pain.…

Posted on: December 1, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

The surprising hormone that helps burn belly fat

Like many people, I put on some weight last year as a result of all that pandemic-inspired comfort baking. And this year I’ve been working hard to lose it by getting more exercise and carefully watching what I eat. I’m proud to say I’m almost at my pre-pandemic weight. But those last few pounds have been stubborn. And one reason is that I’m constantly hungry — especially in the long…

Posted on: December 1, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

The answer to reversing Alzheimer’s may already be on the pharmacy shelf

We’ve learned a lot about the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in the past decade or so. We know it’s characterized by brain lesions and deposits in the brain known as amyloid plaques and tau tangles. We also know that conditions like inflammation and high blood pressure are linked with the formation of these lesions and protein deposits. Unfortunately, this knowledge hasn’t brought us any closer to finding an effective treatment…

Posted on: November 30, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

Risky drugs: From bladder trouble to vision damage

For consumers who suffer lifelong side effects after prescription drugs use, the question that often arises first is: How could medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cause them serious harm? Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is one of the drugs that led consumers to make that inquiry. A possible answer is that the pharmaceutical industry seems to be so dependent on marketing that it tries to squeeze every…