Periodontal Disease May be an Initiator of Alzheimer’s

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The findings, which are published in PLOS ONE, suggest that periodontal disease, a common but […]

New study demonstrates the impact of sleep disturbance on cognitive decline

Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) are a group of conditions that cause mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. These conditions affect one’s ability to function socially, personally, and professionally. It’s important to recognize that Alzheimer’s disease begins long before symptoms start just like many other conditions. There is evidence that simple prevention strategies can […]

Cardiovascular Risk Among Masters Athletes

“Despite their high fitness level, masters athletes can exhibit elevated cardiovascular risk and possess CVD.” (Morrison et al, 2018) It’s easy to assume that the people we see jogging or cycling on trails or along the road are in good health—especially cardiovascular health. After all, that’s exactly what that kind of exercise is typically recommended […]

New Case Report Demonstrates Beneficial Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Type 2 Diabetes

Intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular the past few years to support weight loss, insulin resistance, and aging. However, there have been limited human clinical studies. In a recent case report published in BMJ Case Reports, researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of intermittent fasting to reverse insulin resistance. In this case report, 3 men between the […]

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE and COGNITIVE DECLINE – A New Approach

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE and COGNITIVE DECLINE A New Approach Dr. Dale Bredesen and Dr. David Perlmutter have defined a new path for physicians to treat individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive decline. Dr. Perlmutter’s best seller book, “Grain Brain”, first spoke of cognitive decline as a type of insulin abnormality of the brain that he […]

It’s Not All in Your Head – I had butterflies in my stomach.

He’s always had a nervous stomach. She was sick with worry. The English language is full of phrases that suggest a connection between the head and the stomach—or more precisely between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract. And certainly it doesn’t require a medical degree to understand that there does seem to be a link […]

Science Update – Infant microbiome predicts allergies and asthma later in life

According to a new study published this past Monday in Nature Medicine researchers link the gut microbiome of one month old infants to an increased risk of allergies and asthma later in life. This paper identifies that imbalances in the gut microbiome in at-risk infants causes immune dysfunction leading to a hyperactive immune system. Many […]

THE STORY OF THE SILENT KILLER – INFLAMMATION

Inflammation is not complicated- It is quite simply your body’s natural defense to a foreign invader such as bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human […]