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DZNE Alzheimer’s study: A Mediterranean diet might protect against memory loss and dementia

Bonn (Germany), May 5th, 2021. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by protein deposits in the brain and the rapid loss of brain matter. But a Mediterranean diet rich in fish, vegetables and olive oil might protect the brain from these disease triggers. Experts from the DZNE report on this in a recent study. Their findings are…

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July 8, 2021
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COVID Antibodies Last for at Least Six Months after Infection

A critical question that everyone wants to know is, “How long will immunity to the novel coronavirus last after one is infected? A new Rockefeller University study suggests that the antibodies linger. Those who recover from COVID-19 are protected against the virus for at least six months, and likely much longer. The findings, published in…

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February 24, 2021
gluten free

Big Wheat Wants You to Think a Gluten-Free Diet is Dangerous—Don’t Buy It

The wheat industry gave some money to some food scientists and a behavioral economist from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to try to figure out “why gluten-free foods have become so popular among those who aren’t medically required to avoid gluten.” . It’s also no secret that most gluten-free snacks are nutritionally inferior to comparable non-gluten-free…

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January 18, 2021
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Low FODMAPs: The New Gluten Free

As patients without diagnosed gluten allergies continue to benefit from a gluten-free diet, researchers, medical professionals, and nutritionists alike are now turning to a related, but more prevalent, perpetrator of GI discomfort: FODMAPs. But, what are FODMAPs and how do they affect the microbiome? And, for those experiencing uncomfortable GI symptoms: could FODMAPs, not gluten,…

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December 28, 2020
fertility doctor west orange nj

Diet Rich in Almonds, Hazelnuts and Walnuts Alters Sperm DNA Methylation

Many environmental and lifestyle factors have been implicated in the decline of sperm quality, with diet being one of the most plausible factors identified in recent years. A recent epidemiology study showed a 50% decline in human sperm numbers and quality in the last 50 years. Moreover, several studies have reported a close association between…

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December 22, 2020
adaptogens west orange nj

De-stress the Holidays with Adaptogens

Even though the holiday season is meant to bring us happiness and joy, all too often, it fills us with anxiety and stress — before, during, and after every event that takes place. This year, let’s try to resolve some of this holiday turmoil — we’ve had enough to contend with in 2020, as it…

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December 18, 2020
blood sugar


HEALTHY BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS 101 According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are 422 million people with diabetes mellitus (DM) and 318 million with impaired glucose tolerance (dysglycemia). This is an important public health issue that requires attention given its relationship to a plethora of chronic diseases as well as economic burden. We know…

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February 20, 2020
melatonin and vitamin d

The Importance of Melatonin for Optimal health.

  • Your circadian rhythm is largely dictated by your pineal gland, located near the center of your brain, which produces melatonin, a hormone that is crucial for the regulation of your sleep cycle • Melatonin is also an important energy hormone and a potent antioxidant that appears to play an important role in cancer prevention. • It…

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February 6, 2020
omega 3

Vitamin D and omega-3s offer protection from cancer and cardiovascular disease

Heart disease and cancer are now the leading causes of mortality in the United States. Together, these two deadly diseases are responsible for over 1.2 million deaths a year – a tragic toll, and one which experts say is largely preventable.Recent research demonstrates the potential of natural nutrients – vitamin D, along with a pair…

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January 13, 2020

Is DHEA Beneficial to Aging Skin?

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is one of the most abundant circulating steroid hormones in humans, with concentrations typically peaking between the ages of 25 and 35 and then gradually declining with age. It is released mostly from the adrenal glands as a precursor to androgens and estrogens, but it may have its own effects on the body…

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November 12, 2019