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#6 Of THE TOP 10 MOST IMPORTANT NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE RESEARCH ARTICLES OF 2014

THE  TOP 10  MOST IMPORTANT NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE RESEARCH ARTICLES OF 20014

Over the past year I’ve shared with you over seventy  postings containing the most important research findings reported in the areas of nutrition, natural treatments, and lifestyle factors that we in Integrative Medicine believe are the best treatments now and for the future.

On this fifth day of our daily countdown please see #6 of my TOP 10 research articles of the year. The most important criteria that I considered for inclusion in the list was the study’s  importance in changing our understanding or treatment  approach to any disease.  Today’s pick is about Omega 3 fatty acids, in this case from fish oil supplements , and the increasing proof that everyone should be mindful of the importance of fish, nuts, and other foods or supplements that provide omega 3 fatty acids , and  may help optimize our health and prevent disease.
It is my hope that some reader(s) of my top 10 Research Articles of 2014 will take any of  the information to heart and it  can inspire  them to enjoy better health in their lives. If I am of help to any reader in this way, my job will have been well done.

Thank you and HERE”S #6

Use of Fish Oil Supplements Prevents Cognitive Decline and Brain Atrophy

Researchers have completed a study that found  the preventive  use of fish oil supplements  reduced cognitive decline and brain atrophy in older adults.  The study at the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital examined whether there may be  a preventive role for fish oil supplement use  for declining  brain function. The study is  published in the medical journal of Alzheimer’s & Dementia with the title  Association of fish oil supplement use with preservation of brain volume and cognitive function.

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#8 of THE TOP 10 MOST IMPORTANT NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE RESEARCH ARTICLES OF 2014

THE  TOP 10  MOST IMPORTANT NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE RESEARCH ARTICLES OF 20014

Over the past year I’ve shared with you over seventy  postings containing the most important research findings reported in the areas of nutrition, natural treatments, and lifestyle factors that we in Integrative Medicine believe are the best treatments now and for the future.

On this third day of our daily countdown please see #8 of my TOP 10 research articles of the year. The most important criteria that I considered for inclusion in the list was the study’s  importance in changing our understanding or treatment  approach to any disease. In 2014 the facts now show clearly that advising people to eat low fat and low salt is proving to be wrong. Sugar is the problem. Both Picks #1 and #2 for 2014 are on this same crucial topic. And today’s pick is another piece of evidence that eating a diet that avoids sugars is the healthy way to eat.
It is my hope that some reader(s) of my top 10 Research Articles of 2014 will take any of  the information to heart and it  can inspire  them to enjoy better health in their lives. If I am of help to any reader in this way, my job will have been well done.

Thank you and HERE”S #8

New Study Shows Low Carb Diet Reduces Inflammation,Cardiovascular Risk

New research has shown that a low-carbohydrate diet, but not a low-fat diet, reduced inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease risk.

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#9 of THE TOP 10 MOST IMPORTANT NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE RESEARCH ARTICLES OF 2014

THE  TOP 10  MOST IMPORTANT NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE RESEARCH ARTICLES OF 20014

Over the past year I’ve shared with you over seventy  postings containing the most important research findings reported in the areas of nutrition, natural treatments, and lifestyle factors that we in Integrative Medicine believe are the best treatments now and for the future.

On this second day of our daily countdown please see #9 my TOP 10 research articles of the year. The most important criteria that I considered for inclusion in the list was the study’s  importance in changing our understanding or treatment  approach to any disease. In 2014 the facts now show clearly that advising people to eat low fat and low salt is proving to be wrong. Sugar is the problem. Both Picks #1 and #2 for 2014 are on this same crucial topic.

The importance of  exercise takes up three of our top  10. Even if it isn’t big news that exercise is good for you, it is being proven again and again to be helpful in different ways, and it’s importance simply cannot be overemphasized. The  importance to our health  of vitamin D and Omega 3 fatty acids has also been shown  again in new research this year.
It is my hope that some reader(s) of my top 10 Research Articles of 2014 will take any of  the information to heart and it  can inspire  them to enjoy better health in their lives. If I am of help to any reader in this way, my job will have been well done.

Thank you and HERE”S #9

Senior Athletes Prove Exercise Slows The Aging Process

A review of  research on senior athletes (ages 65 and up) entitled The Effects of Fitness on the Aging Process appears in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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“Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency, Dementia Risk Confirmed.” -The Title of a New Study

“Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency, Dementia Risk Confirmed.” -The Title of a New Study

Previously published  research has established that people with low vitamin D levels are more likely to develop a decline in mental functioning. A new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, confirms that Vitamin D  substantially increases  the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The authors felt that the evidence is now so clear that they entitled their  research paper Link Between Vitamin D, Dementia Risk Confirmed.  Participants in the study who were severely Vitamin D deficient were more than twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

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Fish Is Indeed “Brain Food” New Research Shows

Fish Is Indeed “Brain Food” New Research Shows

For  many years fish has had the  reputation of being good for your brain. There is accumulating evidence that this is indeed the case. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain.  The research was done at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. “Our study shows that people who ate a diet that included baked or broiled, but not fried, fish have larger brain volumes in regions associated with memory and cognition,” according to researcher  James T.  Becker ph.D.

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Research Shows that Green Tea Enhances Memory

Research Shows that Green Tea Enhances Memory

Researchers at the University of Basel have published a  study in the journal Psychopharmacology, which found that green tea extract enhances memory and other cognitive functioning.  What the researchers found was that communication between different areas of the brain, a function called “connectivity” was enhanced by green tea. They showed this by doing  MRI studies of the brain which revealed that electrical activity was enhanced  in such a  manner as to show that the “connectivity” between two different areas of the brain,  (the parietal area and the  frontal cortex ) was enhanced.

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