(NaturalHealth365) Far too many Americans are deficient in vitamin D, an important nutrient that offers “whole body protection.” For example, adequate levels of vitamin D can help to maintain calcium levels and promote the growth and maintenance of bone.
Vitamin D does much more than simply help to maintain a strong skeleton – research supports its ability to protect against a variety of serious diseases. But, here’s a disturbing fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 6 out of every 10 Americans currently suffer from some sort of chronic degenerative disease, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
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(Natural News) The connection between diet and neurodegenerative diseases has long been the subject of scientific investigations. Today, although much remains to be understood, researchers and clinicians acknowledge the importance of diet in preventing, delaying, or improving the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent cause of dementia around the world. This debilitating disease is still without a cure. Hence, scientists continue to search for viable treatments that can stop and reverse its progression. →
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(Natural News) For expecting mothers, eating nuts while pregnant may improve the brain development of the child, a study finds. Researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that nut consumption in the first trimester of pregnancy was linked to better cognitive function, attention capacity, and long-term working memory in children. They published their findings in the European Journal of Epidemiology. →
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By Dr. Edward F. Group
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
You may have heard that taking extra vitamins can improve your memory, protect against Alzheimer’s disease, or help you ace that test. Are “brain vitamins” really a thing? In reality, a debate exists over whether vitamins can boost your brain health. You may see wild claims that one vitamin or another may make you smarter, wiser, or delay aging. Others say they do not actually improve your brain’s functioning and make you smarter but do support an already-healthy brain. →
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(Natural News) The food you’re putting in your body can influence your health today and even later in life. A study in Neurology revealed that adhering to a heart-healthy diet – one that’s rich in fruits and vegetables; moderate in nuts, fish, and alcohol; and low in meat and full-fat dairy – is associated with better cognitive performance, including thinking and memory skills, later in life. →
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(Natural News) Obesity has become a global epidemic, affecting more than 650 million people. Poor diet is one of the reasons behind this widespread problem. A study published in The British Medical Journal found that oversized meals served at restaurants and fast food outlets are part of a poor diet, and associated with obesity.
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