VIDEO: Here’s a brilliant use of peanut butter…. to diagnose early stage Alzheimer’s disease. According to University of Florida Health researchers, all you need is a tablespoon of peanut butter and a ruler.
Why Test Your Nose for Alzheimer’s?
The ability to smell is associated with your first cranial nerve (the olfactory nerve) which is one of the first parts of your brain to deteriorate in Alzheimer’s disease. This nerve is located in your temporal lobe and that’s also where new memories are formed. Being unable to capture new information and remember it later is characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
On Friday I crossed the 200 mark and published my 201st blog post. If you asked me on Day 1 if I thought I’d make it to this point, I would have said, “No way!” because it was inconceivable that I’d have that much to say. But here I am today.
Many thanks to all of you who follow The Health Reporter. I am honored that you “like” my posts, leave comments, share the info, ask questions, grow with me, and say, “Wow, Karen, I didn’t know that!”. You keep me motivated and inspired knowing you find value in this blog.
Again, thank you. I’m not promising another 200 posts, but for now, together let’s strive to live longer, stronger and happier lives.
Take a tip from your vet. Dogs are eating this wonder food every day, why not you? Wouldn’t you also like a soft, glossy coat and healthy skin? This superseed is known for its immune system benefits and anti-inflammatory properties. What is it? It’s ground flaxseed.
Per a study published in the American Journal of Physiology¹, flaxseed is actually considered a ‘functional food’. That is, it:
2. Decrease total cholesterol by 7% and LDL levels or “bad” cholesterol by 10%. (Per a study of menopausal women² that consumed 4 tablespoons of ground flaxseed each day for three months.)
3. Reduce atherosclerotic plaque buildup by up to 75%. Arteries harden when plaque is deposited in the arteries (atherosclerosis). Some studies suggest that flaxseed omega-3’s keep white blood cells from sticking to the inner lining of the blood vessels. Continue reading “Eat this Food EVERY Day”→
Increased chronic low-level inflammation which leads to chronic disease (such as, coronary artery disease, dementia, and stroke)
Increased blood pressure
If Seven is Good, Is Eight Better?
Many people believe that they need at least eight hours of sleep a night for good health. But a study* reveals that sleepingseven (7) hours per night had the best survival rates. In fact, mortality hazard significantly increased when sleeping:
≥8 hrs. (When sleeping >8.5 hrs., health risk exceeded 15%.)
≤6 hrs. (When sleeping <4.5 hrs., health risk exceeded 15%.)
Causes of death associated with sleep duration include:
Stroke (Deaths from stroke were highest in men and women who slept 8, 9, and ≥10 hrs.)
Bottom line: Those who reported they slept 6.5 to 7.4 hourshad a lower mortality rate than those with shorter or longer sleep.