Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s. This disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the only one that can not be prevented or cured. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.
Changes in the Brain
It seems likely that damage to the brain starts a decade or more before memory and other cognitive problems appear. During this preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease, people seem to be symptom-free, but toxic changes are taking place in the brain. Abnormal deposits of proteins form amyloid plaques (abnormal clumps) and tau tangles (tangled bundles of fibers) throughout the brain, and once-healthy neurons stop functioning, lose connections with...
I run into clients that are not regularly eating breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Just like most of you my schedule is hectic and limited. At least two days a week I’m out of the house by 6 am and do not return before 8pm. It’s imperative that I start with a healthy breakfast so keep me going on those 14 hour days. I often start the other 5 days with a 60-90 minute workout heavy on weight lifting. So how do I do it? How do I have time to make such a complete breakfast? What do I eat before/during/after workouts? I often get asked by clients and friends alike what goes into my protein shake. So here are the answers.
Base: I keep it simple and easy and start with water. Depending on the amount of frozen ingredients I’ll use between 4-6 oz of filtered water. If I’m making the shake for my husband or company I’ll sometimes substitute some of the water for coconut or almond milk – just to mix it up a bit.
Shopping for the right supplements can be an overwhelming task. Nearly every store has an aisle from floor to ceiling filled with hundreds of different brands. Not only are stores carrying supplements, BUT you can buy them off infomercials and individual sales companies. Where do you start and who do you trust?
Supplements can most definitely help recovery time, improve energy and aid in nearly every function of the body; IF you are taking the right type. The number one reason I hear in the office for why people stopped taking their supplements is they didn’t “feel” a difference. Pending on the purpose and the quality of the supplement you will not always “feel” a change within your body.
If you take anything away from this blog post please know that generic supplements aren’t even worth the $5.00 that you paid. I hate to put it so bluntly, but they are the lowest quality on the market. The FDA...
At our practice we run into numerous patients who think they have fibromyalgia, but have never been diagnosed. I wanted to take some time to explain what fibromyalgia(FM) is and what options there are if you are suffering.
FM is classified as a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain and sensitivity to the entire musculoskeletal system. Individuals suffering from FM have days of pain from moderate to severe in multiple body locations. Most people also report some level of fatigue along with the pain. To be diagnosed with FM, a patient will possess a minimum of 11 out of 18 specific tender points on the body.
It is estimated that nearly 2% of the population is suffering from FM and women are being affected 10 times more than men. FM is difficult to treat because you are dealing with multiple complaints and concerns, and the best treatment is most often holistic.
Although studies are lacking for the benefits of chiropractic on fibromyalgia...
Colostrum is a supplement that has been around for awhile, but new research is coming to light everyday. Colostrum is the first milk produced by cows during the initial days after giving birth. This type is called bovine colostrum. This milk is very rich in immunoglobulins (proteins that help boost the immune system and fight germs). There are also other compounds not found in regular milk such as growth factors, cytokines and nucleosides.
Enough with the science already, let me tell you what it can help with. Studies are showing supplementing with bovine colostrum can help improve:
*Immune System Support
*Gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea, etc.
*Serotonin levels in the brain
Basically speaking, the immune factors in colostrum support the resistance to colds and the flu, to acute or chronic bacterial or fungal conditions. In turn this will also help your gut repair and improve your nutrient absorption.
Immediately taking ...