In recent years, there has been increasing interest in glutathione (GSH) and the role it plays in the progression and treatment of a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. Glutathione is the most abundant and arguably the most important antioxidant in the body. Several biological processes rely on it to perform optimally, but levels diminish [...]
Two recent publications reinforce the benefits of aerobic exercise and provide even more motivation to get out and break a sweat on a daily basis. The first study, published in JAMA Network Open last week, found that sedentary lifestyles are as harmful to one's health as having a chronic illness. Over the span of 23 [...]
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. For most people, the subject of Alzheimer’s brings fear and trepidation. Why? Because the thought of deteriorating brain function and memory loss is frightening. Unfortunately current medical treatments are inadequate, dealing only with its end result. Alzheimer’s [...]
Feeling unproductive? Fatigued? Having trouble concentrating? These are just some of the complaints associated with brain fog - or when your brain is not on top of its game. Brain fog is characterized by cognitive impairments to memory, attention, executive function, and the speed of cognitive processing. It is not a medical condition itself, but [...]
Earlier this week, news of the horrific Manchester Arena bombing spread rapidly over the internet and news media, sending shock-waves worldwide. Innocent children and families were exposed to unimaginable and unforgettable events. For spectators, when events like this occur, it can trigger intense emotions ranging from feelings of anger, to sadness, confusion, fear, and even [...]
We don’t usually associate increasing the amount of fat in our diets as a way to improve health, but when it comes to a particular type of fat, that’s exactly what the doctor ordered! Omega-3 Fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), a type of essential fat involved in several metabolic processes, and they are a crucial component of good health. Research shows omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis – conditions that often have a high inflammatory process at their root. But most impressive is the research that confirms Omega-3’s benefits on the brain.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be a profoundly stressful event in a person’s life. According to the American Cancer Society, over 14.5 million Americans are living with - or have survived - some form of cancer. The emotional blow of the diagnosis, combined with the pain and discomfort of the disease and treatment, can impact [...]
Q: Someone near and dear to me suffers from such powerful, long-standing shame that he cannot, or won't, admit engaging in behaviors that are destructive to his personal relationships (e.g., verbal abuse). Is there any way to confront him gently, in a way that helps him feel safe, so that he and his loved ones [...]