The Role of Dietary Coconut for Alzheimer’s Disease

Coconut, Cocos nucifera L., is a tree that is cultivated to provide a large number of products, although it is mainly grown for its nutritional and medicinal values. Coconut oil, derived from the coconut fruit, has been recognised historically as containing high levels of saturated fat; however, closer scrutiny suggests that coconut should be regarded […]

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Low-and High-Carbohydrate Weight-Loss Diets Have Similar Effects on Mood but Not Cognitive Performance

93 overweight/obese individuals were randomized to either a low-carb, high-fat diet or a low-fat, high-carb diet for 8 weeks. Both groups were calorie restricted. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost 7.8 kg (17.2 lbs), while the low-fat group lost 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs). The difference was statistically significant. Conclusion: The low-carb group lost more weight. Both groups […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was A Cure?

Alzheimer’s disease now affects more than 5.5 million Americans, and it is a disease without cure or meaningful treatment. Dr. Mary Newport, a medical doctor specializing in the care of critically ill newborns, was thrust into the role of caregiver when her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. But rather than remain passive and agree […]

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Proven Health Benefits of Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant made by the body. It is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. Antioxidants attack “free radicals,” waste products created when the body turns food into energy. Free radicals cause harmful chemical reactions that can damage cells, making it harder for the body to fight off […]

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The Health Benefits of Ubuiquinol

There are many coenzymes. Among the most important is called Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10. This vitamin-like substance is made naturally in the body and plays a critical role in the creation of cellular energy. It’s no surprise, then, that lots of CoQ10 is found inside the tissue of energy-demanding organs such as the heart, brain, […]

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Has Been Quietly, Deceitfully Renamed

High fructose corn syrup is a killer. Since humans started consuming it, obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven fold. Even when used in moderation it is a major cause of heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay, and more. Your News Wire: High Fructose Corn Syrup Has Been […]

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Researchers Discover How to Regenerate Your Entire Immune System in 72 Hours

The immune system is something that is highly misunderstood not just by everyday people but also by the many conventional doctors who we depend on for health advice. Most people resort to things like synthetic vitamins and medicines (ignoring better natural alternatives) to deal with colds and improve immunity, but the cycle of sickness always […]

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The Gut Microbiota and Alzheimer’s Disease

The gut microbiota comprises a complex community of microorganism species that resides in our gastrointestinal ecosystem and whose alterations influence not only various gut disorders but also central nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). AD, the most common form of dementia, is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with impaired cognition and cerebral accumulation of […]

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How Sugar Makes You Sick

Table sugar (sucrose) consists of two bonded molecules: glucose and fructose. Inside the body, the bond is broken and glucose and fructose are released. The bloodstream picks up the glucose molecule and delivers it to any organ or muscle tissue that needs energy. The fructose molecule, however, can be metabolized only by the liver, which […]

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Short-Term Fasting Induces Profound Neuronal Autophagy

Disruption of autophagy—a key homeostatic process in which cytosolic components are degraded and recycled through lysosomes—can cause neurodegeneration in tissue culture and in vivo. Upregulation of this pathway may be neuroprotective, and much effort is being invested in developing drugs that cross the blood brain barrier and increase neuronal autophagy. PMC: Short-term fasting induces profound neuronal […]

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