Dr. Mercola, Guest
It is estimated that 7.1% of the adult population in the U.S. experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2017. The highest rates are among those ages 18 to 25 years. Many people believe depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. This is a theory that has been widely promoted by drug companies and psychiatrists, to the point it is now accepted as fact. →
Read more via: https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/12/26/can-lowering-inflammation-help-major-depression/
(NaturalHealth365) Although the pharmaceutical industry publicly downplays the validity of natural remedies, honest (scientific) research continues to prove that the intake of certain foods offers significant health benefits. For example, the health benefits of lemon juice and garlic – confirmed by recent studies – can not be ignored.
Read more via Lemon juice and garlic have significant impact on cholesterol and blood pressure levels — NaturalHealth365
(Natural News) Struggling to find clinical benefits for statin drugs and blood pressure medications, a team of researchers put two drug protocols to the test to see their effects on human thinking and memory. The research, funded by the maker of the drugs (AstraZeneca), hoped to find cognitive benefits for candesartan and hydrocholorothiazide, rosuvastatin, or a combination of the protocols. The study was published online in Neurology, the medical journal for the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The AAN represents the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals and is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurological care.
Read more via Memory is impaired by prescription blood pressure meds, but pomegranate juice improves blood pressure and cognitive function — NaturalNews.com
By Dr. Joseph Mercola
Contributing writer for Wake Up World
Originally published at mercola.com and reproduced here with permission.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in nearly every cell of your body, vital for optimal functioning. For instance, your body uses cholesterol in the construction of cell membranes and in regulating protein pathways required for cell signaling. Without sufficient amounts of cholesterol in your body you may experience a negative impact on your brain health, hormone levels and heart disease risk.
Read more via Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease — Wake Up World
(NaturalHealth365) You love avocados as a sandwich garnish or mashed in guacamole at your favorite Mexican restaurant, but this little green superfood is so much more than just a dip or a garnish. Avocados are loaded with nutrients – which offer profound health benefits.
Read more via The powerful health benefits of avocados — NaturalHealth365
(Natural News) One out of every five Americans has been convinced to take a statin drug in order to lower their blood cholesterol levels and supposedly prevent heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admit that statin drug use is on the rise; Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is the best-selling prescription drug in the world. The problem with statin drugs is they cause memory loss, learning difficulties, muscle wasting, rapid aging, irritability, and mental health issues. Peer reviewed research also indicates that almost half of all women who religiously take statins ultimately develop diabetes.
via Cholesterol-lowering drugs have serious side effects that include brain damage — NaturalNews.com
(NaturalHealth365) Conventionally speaking, statins are designed to ‘protect’ your health by lowering your cholesterol. But, in too many cases, there are patients uninformed about the fatal threat of this type of drug. (allow me to explain)
Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? Well, hopefully you remember the disease that the viral challenge was raising money (and awareness) for. That disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease – clinically known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS – is thought to occur “sporadically” in about 90 percent of the cases, according to the ALS Association.
Yet, sadly, stunning new research reveals a possible driving factor behind these ‘sporadic cases’ of ALS: statins, or the popular class of drugs used to lower cholesterol.
How taking statins can threaten your future health, according to a shocking report: Read more
via Drug danger: Statins shown to cause fatal nervous system disorder — Natural Health 365