Does Having Purpose Protect Against Cognitive Decline?

Over the last few decades, we’ve learned a lot about what’s happening in the brains of those with cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Some discoveries are more inspiring than others. This is one such jewel. Rush University Medical Center research has unveiled a fascinating link between a person’s sense of purpose and cognitive health. Researchers define purposeful living as having …

Is This Essential Mineral Increasing Your Risk of Cognitive Decline?

Countless vitamins and minerals work together to keep your brain going strong, but when those micronutrients become unbalanced, your cognitive health can be  at risk. But lesser known is the increased risk of brain damage and cognitive decline caused by a high intake of essential minerals like copper. It’s true; your body and brain need tiny amounts of the trace …

Flush out to Function: The Top 3 Detox Methods for Thyroid Relief

When you have thyroid dysfunction, it’s true: the problems occur within your body. But you may be surprised to know that your outside environment plays a huge role in the healing process; it can help you heal, or it can make your condition worse. For example, environmental toxins can disrupt thyroid function and actually cause an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s …

Don’t Let These Metals Throw off Your Blood Sugar

When type 2 diabetics visit my clinic, they’ve usually already heard about the importance of macronutrient balance– getting the right amount of carbs, proteins, and fats. However, when going over nutritional benefits, they haven’t usually heard of micronutrients. We get them from our diets, and these micronutrients are really important for regulating blood sugar and pretty much every biological function …

Air Pollution Is Linked to Cognitive Decline – Reduce Your Risk Now

A new study unveiled a dramatic connection between air pollution and cognitive decline that may help explain why cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s are on the rise. Researchers in China were concerned about high levels of pollution including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter <10µm, especially in the years 2010 and 2014. This prompted them to assess air pollution’s impact …

Can Just One Night of Lost Sleep Increase Your Risk of Diabetes?

No, one night of lost sleep won’t cause diabetes, but a new study has identified some of the major reasons that poor sleep increases your risk of developing diabetes over time. Insomnia and poor sleep habits have long been connected to the risk of type 2 diabetes. However, theories about why these two conditions are related have been up for …

Lost Your Libido? Check Your Thyroid

Thyroid problems can cause all sorts of seemingly unrelated symptoms, so I’m not surprised that the findings of a recent study just added low libido to the list of frustrating indicators pointing to thyroid dysfunction. While thyroid hormone is most directly involved in metabolic activity, its influence is far-reaching in our bodies, affecting virtually every system including the heart, skeleton, …

The 6 Secret Foods Your Thyroid Needs to Thrive

If you’re dealing with low thyroid symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, or cold hands and feet, or if you have already been diagnosed, you need to fuel your body with the best foods. This is not just about a healthy diet; there are specific foods that your thyroid needs to produce hormones and convert them into energy generators. …

Top 4 Diet Mistakes Diabetics Can’t Afford to Make

There is no doubt; good nutrition is at the foundation of health and diabetes reversal. Often, my diabetic patients are already trying to make healthy choices and follow common diabetes guidelines. But good diabetes nutrition isn’t just about choosing low-sugar foods and managing insulin. There are other factors you’re likely overlooking that trigger inflammation and perpetuate high blood sugar. If …

Six Leading Causes of Neuron Destruction and Cognitive Decline

When neurons are chronically or traumatically damaged, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease become a real possibility. Studies have pinpointed amyloid plaques, which are found in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease, as your body’s physiological response to inflammation or infection. There are six well-known causes of neuron destruction that lead to cognitive decline relating to inflammation. It’s crucial to …