Mental and Cognitive Health
It’s an extremely grey (and rainy) day here in London as I write this, which reminds me that autumn and winter are not too far away. Some look to the colder, darker seasons with some trepidation, because they find that their general vitality and mood take a nose dive.
What vitamin do we need in amounts up to 25 times higher than the government recommends for us to be healthy?
What vitamin deficiency affects over half of the population, is almost never diagnosed, and has been linked to many cancers, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic muscle pain, bone loss, and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis?
Join me in a toast?
Cheers! (Prost, salute, and L'chaim too!)
It’s official. Well…about as official as we can get at any rate. Moderate drinking…a maximum of two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women…offers an impressive amount of protection against Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline.
Mineral and herbal baths have been used for used for thousands of years to relieve everything from sore muscles and joints to arthritis and much more.
Serotonin is the brain chemical that makes us feel happy and content.
“He got lost driving home from the store where he has done his grocery shopping for more then 20 years now…and it’s only five minutes from home.”
It’s an all-too-familiar story. In fact, maybe it’s even your own.
Let’s say you’re diagnosed with diabetes. Suddenly, it seems as if you have to make a load of adjustments to your life. Navigating the holidays or a social gathering can start to feel like a nightmare, and before long you begin to feel down.
Dr. Maggie Peterson talks about how your body reacts to stress and how that stress affects different parts of your body. She explains how most of today’s so called health “epidemics”…ranging from heart disease to diabetes…can be directly tied to our body’s natural response to stress.
Heart disease and related cardiovascular diseases claim nearly half a million lives in this country each year. There’s no wonder why doctors and medical researchers have grasped onto a pharmaceutical to fight this killer.
Inflammation is your body's natural response to threats from germs, harmful toxins, environmental pollutants, injury and stress, and others. The process involves immune, vascular, and cellular biochemical reactions that work to remove the offenders and protect tissues from damage.