Getting to the HEART of the Matter- Are Statins the Answer?
It is heart disease month, and I cannot help but reflect on when I was 12 years old. Sadly, I lost my father to heart disease after he suffered a series of heart attacks. I always wondered what happened to him? When would medical science catch up so early treatment or prevention measures would help… Read more about Getting to the HEART of the Matter- Are Statins the Answer?
Inflammation and Weight Gain
We all know that inflammation is problem as it pertains to neurodegenerative disease, problems with healing from TBI and now it seems it alters appropriate hypothalamic function in weight control. Things to consider when looking at your weight. 1. Insulin resistance and c-peptide and glucose usage. 2. Thyroid function, free levels, bindings globulins and autoimmunity.… Read more about Inflammation and Weight Gain
Are We Getting Crazy Over Thinking About Concussions?
I have to start out by saying that most folks get over a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury. They seem ok at a certain point, and then everyone moves on. We also know that about sixth grade, athletes are a bit more prone for injuries it seems and when it comes to concussion,… Read more about Are We Getting Crazy Over Thinking About Concussions?
Narcotics: The Government is Making it Harder to get them, but is this a Wise Choice!!!
What is Changing: It seems that the Obama administration has really been pushing hard to have drug control across the country, illegal and legal. I mean we all know that those pesky Hyrdrocodones and Percocets and Oxys are really killing folks, and to be fair and balanced, they are with abusers, but so are a lot of… Read more about Narcotics: The Government is Making it Harder to get them, but is this a Wise Choice!!!
Selenium (My love affair with a nutrient that works)
Mechanism of Action General: Selenium is a metallic substance that is available in a variety of chemical compounds. Often selenium is attached to an organic molecule as in selenocysteine, selenomethionine, and kappa-selenocarrageenan. In broccoli, garlic, onions, and other selenium-accumulating plants it is found as Se-methylselenocysteine or selenocystathionine. In dietary supplements selenium is commonly provided… Read more about Selenium (My love affair with a nutrient that works)
Vinpocetine – Time to let the blood flow and let the brain grow!!
Preliminary clinical research suggests that vinpocetine might enhance memory in normal volunteer! How many people suffer from poor blood flow or construction of crucial vasculature? Orally, vinpocetine is used for enhancing memory, improving cerebral blood flow, improving cerebral oxygen and glucose utilization, protecting against age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, treating cerebrovascular disease, preventing post-stroke… Read more about Vinpocetine – Time to let the blood flow and let the brain grow!!
Could the Food Your Child Eats Be Giving them Anxiety?
Recent studies show that food can have an impact on the immune system and that can ultimately lead to inflammation which can cross many barrier systems. One of them is the blood brain barrier. Inflammatory cytokines can cross the blood brain barrier and alter cytokines thus activating the cells that make inflammation. These cells are… Read more about Could the Food Your Child Eats Be Giving them Anxiety?