Reduced vitamin D levels linked to cognitive decline

Reprinted with permission of Life Extension

A study conducted by an international team of researchers, published in the July 12, 2010 issue of the American Medical Association journal Archives of Internal Medicine, found a greater risk of cognitive decline in older individuals with vitamin D insufficiency compared to those with sufficient levels.

Researchers from the University of Exeter, the UK Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, the University of Michigan, Perugia University Hospital and Medical School in Italy, and the US National Institute on Aging analyzed data from more than 850 men and women who participated in the InCHIANTI study from 1998 to 2006. Cognitive function assessments, including measures of cognitive performance, mental flexibility and mental speed, were conducted at the beginning of the study, and at three and six years. Read more of this post

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Cutting-Edge Colon Support: Boost Your Immunity with Prebiotics

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Prebiotics in the colon help enhance immune function.

Modern science has found that the majority of our body’s immune system originates in the digestive system—60-70% according to some estimates. The problem is that colonic digestive and immune functions decline with age, contributing to disease throughout the body.

Prebiotics are a class of nutrients that help immune-supporting bacteria to proliferate in the colon. They have been shown to optimize immune function, generating a broad array of health benefits. Cutting-edge clinical research indicates that they help to combat cancer Read more of this post

Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Fruit Extract

Super Omega-3

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An abundance of scientific research substantiates the wide-ranging health benefits, including promoting a healthy heart, of omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil and monounsaturated fatty acids-polyphenols in olive fruit.

Super Omega-3 from Life Extension® uses a patented EPA/DHA extraction process that results in a pure, stable and easy-to-tolerate fish oil extract.  While most fish oil is distilled to decrease contaminants such as mercury and PCBs, the Pure +™ fish oil used in Super Omega-3 is produced with a patented method that purifies the oil with a highly advanced distillation process to reduce pollutants to virtually undetectable levels. The result is an improved fish oil that exceeds the standards set by international rating agencies. Read more of this post

Supercharge Your Immune System

20 Ways to Supercharge Your Immune System and Prevent Colds and Flu

from Prescription Alternatives by Dr. Earl Mindell

1. Stretching helps your lymphatic system do its job of removing toxins from your body. Be sure to stretch your neck muscles and your torso, and to stretch your arms over your head.

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2. Get an extra hour of sleep, or go to bed early with a cuup of chamomile tea and an uplifting book.

3. Zinc lozenges are powerful weapons in the fight against winter colds. Try the variaties with propolis and vitamin C added.

4. The homeopathic remedy Oscillococcinum will quickly knock out many kinds of flu. The only way to find out if it will work for what you’ve got is to try it.

5. Reduce the stress in your life through meditation and exercise. Chronic stress depletes your adrenals, which play a vital role in immunity.

6. Stock up on the vitamin C and bioflavoniods. If you feel something coming on, take 1,000mg of vitamin C and a bioflavoniod such as grapeseed, green tea extract, or quercetin every hour.

7. Drink plenty of clean water, which will help your body keep itself detoxified.waterglass

8. Eat plenty of fiber to keep things moving through the digestive system.

9. Eat yogurt once a day for the calcium and beneficial intestinal flora. The friendly bacteria in your intestines are your best weapon against unfriendly bacteria.

10. Skip the candy and soda pop. Try a peice of fruit or some nuts instead.

11. Keep alcohol consumption low. A glass of wine with dinner is fine. More than that and your liver may be diverted from protecting you from illness.

12. Eat your vegetables — fresh and preferably organic.

13. Are you allergic to dairy products? Wheat? Corn? Chronic food allergies can weaken your immune system.

14. Eat more complex carbohydrates and less refined white flour, which causes blood sugar jumps and constipation.

lettuce15. Try shiitake or reishi mushrooms with your veggies — the Chinese use them to bolster the immune system.

16. Take extra care of yourself when you’re under extra stress.

17. If you have a late night or stressful day, balance things out by getting extra rest.

18. If you’re going to be traveling on a plane, take plenty of vitamin C and other cold and flu preventatives for a few days ahead of time.

19. Seek out the company of loved ones or volunteer for someone less fortunate than you.

20. Exercise keeps everything in the body ship-shape, but if you feel weak or tired, don’t push it too hard.

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