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Alzheimer’s: Prevent Memory Loss, Dementia with Naturopathic Medicine

According to a recent 60 Minutes (CBS) story, 2 of every 5 U.S. seniors that reach 85 years of age will develop Alzheimer’s Disease. I was left with the impression from the program that developing Alzheimer’s and dementia is merely random. Is that true or is Alzheimer’s and dementia, potentially preventable? As a , I believe, it is.

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Acupuncture Soothes Knee Osteoarthritis With Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Acupuncture Soothes Knee Osteoarthritis With Anti-Inflammatory Effects

 

Researchers conclude that reduces stiffness while restoring physical functioning patients osteoarthritis. enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, researchers made an important . Acupuncture successfully downregulated osteoarthritis related proinflammatory plasma levels TNFα, IL-6, and apelin.

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4 Signs You’re Sleep Deprived—Plus 5 Ways to Fix It

4 Signs You’re Sleep Deprived—Plus 5 Ways to Fix It

 

 

 

Between demanding careers, kids, spouses and a non-stop, 24-hour society that demands we become real-life Energizer Bunnies, it’s no surprise that most of us don’t get enough sleep. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared insufficient sleep a public health problem, reporting that nearly a quarter of adult Americans suffer with some symptoms of sleep deprivation.

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Cognitive Impairment: Herbal Considerations

Cognitive Impairment: Herbal Considerations

Robin DiPasquale, ND, RH (AHG)

The definition of cognitive function is an intellectual process by which one becomes aware of, perceives, or comprehends ideas. It involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning, and remembering. Cognition includes the attention of working memory, producing and comprehending language, learning, reasoning, problem-solving, and decision making. (www.thefreedictionary.com)

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Herbal Medicines for Hair Loss

Herbal Medicines for Hair Loss

In addition to genetic predisposition to androgenic alopecia and poor circulatory health, stress may exacerbate the process. Acute stress causes hair loss in animals and humans. One investigation of serum cortisol levels and glucocorticoid receptor expression in patients with severe alopecia areata showed a lower expression of glucocorticoid receptors compared to controls1; researchers believe this contributes to pathological changes in the scalp that promote alopecia. Therefore, adaptogenic and nervine herbs might be included in formulas for patients with hair loss where stress and adrenal activation are suspected to play a role.Male-pattern baldness – referred to medically as androgenetic alopecia – involves a slow transformation of large, scalp hair follicles into shorter, thinner, vellus hairs. The major mechanisms that contribute to hair loss in genetically predisposed individuals include rapid shifts in hormone levels (such as in menopause and andropause), loss of extracellular matrix proteins in the follicular bed, poor circulation to the scalp, and localized microinflammation. The most active form of testosterone, 5α-dihydrotestosterone, aggravates genetically-programmed scalp hair follicles to stop producing “normal” head hair, and instead produce fine, miniaturized vellus hairs.

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