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Vitamin D and Alzheimer’s Disease

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 21, 2013 |

Vitamin D and Alzheimer’s Disease. Higher vitamin D dietary intake is associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Women who developed Alzheimer’s disease had lower baseline vitamin D intakes (an average of 50.3 micrograms per week) than those who developed no dementia at all (an average of 59.0 micrograms per week). Journals of…

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Cigarette Taxes

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 14, 2013 |

Cigarette Taxes. According to a study conducted by Tobacco Control, the typical smoker averaged 16 cigarettes per day in 2001. Three years later, that number decreased to 14 cigarettes daily. The price for a pack of cigarettes increased from $3.96 in 2001 to $4.41 in 2004, mainly due to increased taxes on cigarettes. It’s believed…

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Multiple Media Use

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 14, 2013 |

Multiple Media Use. Media use among United States youth has increased 20% in the past decade, and the amount of time spent multitasking with media has spiked 120%. Using multiple forms of media at the same time (ie. playing a computer game while watching TV) has been linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression. Cyberpsychology.…

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Want A Healthy Brain?

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 14, 2013 |

Want A Healthy Brain? Physical exercise is important when it comes to maintaining a healthy brain. Scientists found that Growth Hormone (stimulated by exercise) increases the amount of stem cells that actively generate new nerve cells in the brain. Growth Hormone also slows and can even reverse the decline in new nerve cell formation normally…

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Rice Bran

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 14, 2013 |

Rice Bran. The bioactive components in rice bran show anti-cancer activity, including the ability to inhibit cell proliferation, alter cell cycle progression, and initiate the programmed cell death (known as apoptosis) in malignant cells. Bioactive components of rice bran act not only within cancer cells but around the cells to create conditions in the surrounding…

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Sleep and Insulin Resistance

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 14, 2013 |

Sleep and Insulin Resistance. High levels of insulin resistance can lead to the development of diabetes. Teenagers who normally sleep six hours a night can improve insulin resistance by 9% by simply sleeping one additional hour. Sleep, October 2012

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Bone Spurs?

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 14, 2013 |

Bone Spurs? Bone spurs (osteophytes) are bony projections that form off of bones in and along joints, and are often seen with arthritis. Bone spurs can limit joint motion and can cause joint pain. Bone spurs form when the body tries to increase the surface area of the joint to better distribute weight across a…

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Sleep and Pain?

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 7, 2013 |

Sleep and Pain? Sleep disorders lead to 253 million days of sick leave a year in the United States. 63.2 billion dollars are lost a year due to insomnia. A third of this is due to absence from work, while the other two thirds is due to a loss in productivity at work. 10% of…

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Quit Smoking!

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 7, 2013 |

Quit Smoking! Smokers suffering from spinal disorders and related back pain reported greater discomfort than those who stopped smoking during an 8 month treatment period. Patients who had never smoked and prior smokers reported significantly less back pain than current smokers and those who had quit smoking during their care. Journal of Bone and Joint…

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Good Vibrations

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 7, 2013 |

Good Vibrations. Within 7 months of starting a poor diet, normal mice became obese, with significant damage to their immune and skeletal systems. Daily 15-minute treatments of low-intensity vibration, barely perceptible to human touch, helped restore the immune and skeletal systems of the mice towards those of mice fed a regular diet. If this effect…

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