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Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 2

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Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 2

The formation of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are thought to contribute to the degradation of the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and the subsequent symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.Amyloids are structures of proteins that become folded into a shape that allows many copies of that protein to stick together forming fibrils. The previously healthy proteins lose their normal physiological functions and form fibrous deposits in plaques around cells that disrupt the healthy function of tissues and organs.Nattokinase is a proteolytic enzyme extracted and purified from a Japanese food called nattō, made from fermented soybeans. Published in the 2009 Journal...

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Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 1

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Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 1

Memory and cognitive decline is becoming an ever growing problem. Watching a loved one slip away mentally and physically from Dementia / Alzheimer’s is so difficult. Knowing that it could happen to you is terrifying! Dementia is not a disease but a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain. The causes of dementia can vary, depending on the types of brain changes that occur.  It is not uncommon for people to have mixed dementia. For example, some people have both vascular...

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Spinal Stenosis Part 2 Inflammation, Nerve Damage & Reducing Pain

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Spinal Stenosis Part 2 Inflammation, Nerve Damage & Reducing Pain

Please read Spinal Stenosis Part 1 if you haven’t already! Inflammation, nerve & tissue damage from spinal stenosis often leads to chronic pain. Arthritis: Remember as I mentioned in part 1, arthritis is often an instigator to developing spinal stenosis. Therefore at the first signs of arthritis you should begin taking a natural arthritis formula to prevent further deterioration and also to help repair the joint.  There are many great formulas that typically contain glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, MSM, and natural anti-inflammatory like curcumin and boswellia. My personal favorite, which I take myself is Osteomove by Natural Factors. Pain relievers...

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Spinal Stenosis Part 1: Vitamin D & Magnesium Connection

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Spinal Stenosis Part 1: Vitamin D & Magnesium Connection

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the open spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on your spinal cord, nerve roots and nerves that travel through the spine to your arms and legs. It is most common in men and women over 50 years old. Causes of spinal stenosis may include: Aging, wear and tear on the parts of your spine can cause discs to bulge, spine ligaments to thicken, and joints near your spinal canal to become enlarged and the space for the spinal cord and nerves to get smaller.  Overgrowth of bone/ damage from osteoarthritis in the...

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Constipation… Get Moving Again!

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Constipation… Get Moving Again!

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, constipation is one of the most common digestive problems in the United States. More than four million Americans every year complain of frequent constipation and yet having a regular easy bowel movement every day is extremely important. I know most medical doctors say having a bowel movement every 3 days is normal, however it’s NOT. Think of it this way, constipation is like having a clogged drain in the kitchen sink. If stuff keeps going down the clogged drain 3 x day for 3 or more days, what...

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