How to Live Well after a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

  It is not easy to imagine what it would be like to be told by our doctors that we have dementia, especially if it is the most common one, Alzheimer’s disease.  To date, Alzheimer’s disease is progressive and incurable. Alzheimer’s disease can lead to severe memory loss. Furthermore, how can we continue to live…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) can Ad up to Five Years to Life Expectancy

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a therapeutic program of physical exercises especially made for improving health and strengthening the heart after a heart attack or surgery. In fact, recent scientific studies show that participation in a cardiac rehabilitation program (CR) can add another five years to life expectancy. Besides the sessions of physical exercise (ideally 36…

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TIA Mini Stroke is Warning of Impending Major Stroke

A stroke is something to be feared, as it is a major cause of disability and death among Americans, especially seniors. Actually, there are cases where a mini stroke occurs and if the right steps are taken a major stroke may be prevented. The mini stroke called a transient ischemic attack (TIA) has neurological symptoms…

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), Vitamin E and Leafy Greens

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a disease condition where excess fat is stored in the liver. Two Types of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver disease (NAFLD) According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), there are two types of nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases and both of them raise the risk for…

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Vitamin D is Necessary for the Building and Proper Functioning of Muscles

Vitamin D, the “sunshine” vitamin is known for its role in maintaining healthy bones and preventing fractures. It has also been shown that a deficiency of Vitamin D is associated with more unintentional falls. However, no one was able to prove that Vitamin D also has a role to play in maintaining good muscle health…

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Prescribing Food as Medicine

Can you imagine your doctor writing a prescription just for you prescribing food rather than medicine and personalizing it according to your DNA? Nutrigenomics is an area of research that aims to give people the correct foods and diet suitable for them according to their genetic makeup. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition…

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Back Pain can Get Worse with Aging or Begin with Aging

Oh my Aging Aching Back! Wine and cheese get better with age but aging does not work like this with humans. Many of our health problems like back pain get worse with aging or begin with aging. Degenerative Disc Disease and Spinal Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis has been shown to be linked with aging and is a…

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