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Jane's Blog Digestion & the Brain

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Jane's Blog Digestion & the Brain

A healthy diet, exercise helps to keep our brains sharp. Research suggests that regular exercise & proper nutrition improves cognitive function, slows down the mental aging process and helps us process information more effectively. A study reported in the February15th 2016 medical journal JAMA Neurology, older users of the popular Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) were 44% more likely to develop dementia when taken regularly than those who did not. The researchers said the study only found an association, however, and not a cause-and-effect link. These include Prevacid (lansoprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), and Prilosec (omeprizole). The patients in the study had taken...

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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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