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Green Tea Extract and L-Theanine Improve Mental Function

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New Study Shows Exercise Dramatically Increases Longevity

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How to Slow Down Your Genetic Clock

There has been a great deal of study in recent years about what causes us to age, and whether it’s possible to slow down our genetic clock. For many years it was thought that cells were immortal if given an ideal environment. This long-held belief was discarded in the...

Fish Oil Increases Life Expectancy

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Another Study Shows the Importance of Fish Oils to Brain Health

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Understanding the Telomere Theory of Aging and What You Can Do About It

Are telomeres the key to aging? The latest, and most likely, program theory of aging is the telomere shortening theory. Telomeres are the end-cap…

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Curcumin Shown to Possess a Powerful Anti-aging Effect

Introduction: The latest, and most likely, program theory of aging is the telomere shortening theory. Telomeres are the end-cap segments of DNA…

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Hot Cocoa Helps Brain Function in Elderly

Introduction: One of the major contributors to impaired mental function as we age is reduced blood flow to the brain. Not surprisingly, natural…

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Fish Oils Prevent Brain Atrophy Due to Aging

Introduction A key goal to boosting brain function and fighting degenerative brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease is to bathe the brain in…

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Omega-3s May Help Treat Depression, Osteoarthritis and Prostate Cancer

Another Study Shows the Importance of Fish Oils to Brain Health

Introduction The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA found in fish and fish oil supplements are absolutely critical to optimal brain…

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Fish Oil Increases Life Expectancy

Introduction: One of the major advances in nutritional medicine is the ability to produce a fish oil supplement that is highly concentrated form of…

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How to Slow Down Your Genetic Clock

There has been a great deal of study in recent years about what causes us to age, and whether it’s possible to slow down our genetic clock. For…

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New Study Shows Exercise Dramatically Increases Longevity

It is common sense that the better shape that you're in physically, the greater your odds of enjoying a healthier and longer life. For examples, most…

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Green Tea Extract and L-Theanine Improve Mental Function

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Diets Rich in Antioxidants May Reduce Stroke Risk

New research shows that even if you have a history of cardiovascular disease, eating a diet loaded with antioxidants may substantially lower your…

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On the show I discussed the failure of conventional medicine to address the underlying issues in many health conditions offering little more than drugs as biochemical “band aids.”

December is Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month

In seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is associated with winter depression Typically, these individuals not only feel depressed they also feel tried, slow down, and generally oversleep, overeat, and crave carbohydrates in the winter. In the summer, these same patients feel very good and maybe even are elated, active, and energetic.
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Although many variables may be responsible for SAD, insufficient light exposure is the most logical explanation. Many mammals exhibit seasonal variations in activity level, sleep patterns, and appetite and are extremely sensitive to changes in day length. The antidepressant effects of full-spectrum light therapy have been demonstrated in well-monitored, controlled studies in SAD. The antidepressant effect of light therapy is probably due to the restoration of proper melatonin synthesis and secretion by the pineal gland, leading to reestablishment of the proper circadian rhythm. Full-spectrum white light (10,000 lux) is prescribed for at least 30 minutes every day in the morning. Or, better yet, use full-spectrum lighting throughout the indoor environment.

The key hormonal change caused by exposure to full spectrum lighting may be a reduced secretion of melatonin from the pineal gland and an increased secretion of cortisol by the adrenal glands. Melatonin supplementation is thought to improve SAD because it increases brain melatonin levels, but it may also suppress cortisol secretion.Take 3-5 mg 45 minutes before retiring.

Vitamin D is also an important consideration. Many experts recommend a dosage of 2,000 to 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily, especially during the winter months.

 

For more information, please see the completely revised and updated 3rd edition of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.

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Mind Your Ps and Qs

PQQ may be the perfect answer to preventing or reversing age-related mental decline.

kiwiPQQ (short for pyrroloquinoline quinone) is a vitamin-like compound found in plant foods that shows a wide range of benefits for brain function and energy production. Learn more about PQQ with the following Q&A.
What Exactly Does PQQ Do?

PQQ is an extremely potent antioxidant that is able to carry out the role of an antioxidant in the body more than 20,000 times—which is a rare thing. For example, other antioxidants, such as vitamin C, are only able to accomplish this “cycling” process about four times.
Are There Any Food Sources of PQQ?

PQQ has been found in all plant foods analyzed to date. Particularly PPQ-rich foods include parsley, green peppers, kiwi, papaya, and tofu. These foods contain 2–3 mcg of PQQ per 100 grams. Green tea provides about the same amount per 4-oz. serving. While these amounts appear to be sufficient in helping our cells carry out their basic functions, research indicates that boosting PQQ through supplementation can produce some amazing effects.

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