The brain has been called the body’s “command center,” so it’s only natural that ensuring optimal health also means keeping this vital organ in top shape.
Vivian Goldschmidt, 2016
Today’s post is about an amino acid that’s not found in foods, nor is it a building block of protein.
Ben Lynch, M.D., is scheduled to speak at The Thyroid Summit, an online event which begins June 2 and runs through June 9. His presentation will be titled "Folic Acid, Methylation and the Connection to Low Thyroid."
A study with Chinese women evaluated their vitamin B6 and folic acid intake1 in comparison to breast cancer risk. Researchers found that the lower the intake of these two B vitamins the greater the risk for breast cancer.
Heart Disease -High Cholesterol Fat and cholesterol are virtually interchangeable words these days and both have negative connotations, neither of which is strictly correct.
A primary cause for the dramatic rise in cardiovascular disease leading to coronary artery disease and heart attack deaths is arterial hardening or loss of elasticity in the delicate endothelial lining of the arteries supplying blood to the heart.
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A natural compound found in blueberries, tea, grapes, and cocoa enhances memory in mice, according to newly published research. This effect increased further when mice also exercised regularly.
"This finding is an important advance because it identifies a single natural chemical with memory-enhancing effects, suggesting that it may be possible to optimize brain function by combining exercise and dietary supplementation," says Mark Mattson, PhD, at the National Institute on Aging.
By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY
Researchers have more disappointing news for people who hope to protect their health with vitamins.
In the longest-running trial of its kind, doctors found that folic acid and other B vitamins didn't prevent breast cancer or cancer in general, according to a seven-year study of 5,442 women in today's Journal of the American Medical Association.