This week I will be following up on my post from November on Adrenal Fatigue, as well as connecting to my post from September about Sleep. If you are like me, stress, fatigue, and poor sleep are a daily fact that you are trying to ignore. However, understanding what is contributing to these issues may enable us to better manage and reduce the effects of this chronic problem. All of us have stressors, but each person deals with and reacts to stress differently. Also, insomnia can include the inability to fall asleep, the inability to stay asleep, or even difficulty getting into a deep sleep cycle. And both of these can contribute to feeling of fatigue, malaise, and depression. … More Wired and Tired?
It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted and I’m easing back into it with something simple celery. Long crunchy stalks of celery can be very satisfying to eat, but they’re just “empty calories”, right? Not so, says the research team at Designs for Health. In an article posted last week, team members noted:
“If there’s one food at the intersection of Paleo, vegetarian, vegan, low carb, ketogenic, kosher, halal, and low-calorie diets, it’s celery. For something that’s mostly water, celery has a lot going for it. It’s nutritious, delicious, inexpensive, and can be enjoyed raw or cooked. It may not be the kind of nutrient-packed “superfood” liver, shellfish, or spinach are, but it’s time for celery to move beyond its reputation as … More So what’s so great about celery?
As a follow up to last weeks post about curcumin, as well as past posts on memory, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. This week I’m sharing an article published on the University of California’s website today, by Leigh Hopper (UCLA). In the article Hopper sites research published last week in the The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry which examined the effects a curcumin supplement on … More Curcumin improves memory and mood
“But what is curcumin and why do I need it?” you ask. Well, I asked the same thing when I began to read this fascinating article from Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz at Designs for Health. Fortunately, he didn’t leave us guessing: “There are only a few natural products that have demonstrated as wide a range of protective … More Turmeric Has the Curcumin You Need
In keeping with the theme of vitamins, we are looking at a study related to vitamin A and the connection it may have with cognitive development and the later risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. In the article entitled “Roots of Alzheimer’s disease can extend as far back as the womb”, researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that suggests … More Vitamin A and Alzheimer’s
Here is another important vitamin you don’t want to ignore. A vitamin B12 deficiency could be at the root of your dizziness, fatigue, forgetfulness, and more. If you suspect that you have a deficiency, the next problem is, what do you do about it. Sometimes changes in diet are enough, but often supplementation is necessary to overcome the effects of a deficiency. However, finding good and effective supplements can be … More Could you have a Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
Lutein is a non-provitamin A carotenoid. This means that it isn’t converted into Vitamin A in your body as other carotenoids, like the well known beta-carotene, are. Instead, Lutein is able to pass from the blood into the brain and also into the eyes, where it has some very interesting benefits:
“Lutein concentrates in the lens and retina, where it helps to absorb blue light and limit the amount of blue light reaching the underlying structures involved in vision, thereby … More Lutein, protecting your eye health