Essential Nutrient Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

Click to register Every time a new study is published about brain health and Alzheimer’s, my ears perk up. When the research focuses on nutrition and lifestyle factors, it really gets my attention. So, when a recent study compiled evidence suggesting the mineral, selenium, is …

Your Thyroid Might Be Making You A Debbie Downer

Click to register I’m not usually one to get caught up in celebrity gossip, but the other day, I couldn’t help but notice a headline about a celeb who has been battling a serious thyroid disorder. Thyroid disorders? Autoimmunity? I’m in. Long story short, this …

What are Goitrogens and How Do They Affect My Thyroid?

Goitrogens are substances that disrupt the production of thyroid hormones by interfering with iodine uptake in the thyroid gland. This triggers the pituitary to release thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which then promotes the growth of thyroid tissue, eventually leading to goiter. Goiter will eventually adversely affect …

Thinking Smarter by Decreasing Brain Stress

What is brain stress? When talking about a stressed brain it is really a topic about oxidative damage to the brain -a type of stress caused by rampant free radicals and an imbalance in the antioxidant status of brain metabolism . Abnormal oxidative stress is …

5 Infections Increasing Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is currently affecting over 5 million Americans and is expected to double in just over 3 decades.  While this disease is costing Americans over $440 billion per year, targeted pharmaceutical therapies have done nothing to delay this devastating disease. Unfortunately, the cause of Alzheimer’s …

Over-the-Counter to Cognitive Decline

Over-the-counter drugs are usually considered safe– that’s why you don’t need a prescription, right? Unfortunately, some over-the-counter drugs may not be as safe as they seem. These drugs are classified as anticholinergic, which means that they block acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter in the nervous system. …