Alzheimer’s Prevention: It’s About Regeneration
What’s the key to preventing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia? Regeneration. Lots of information coming into body and brain leads to lots of processing, lots of new brain cell connections, new brain cell growth.
LESSON: Consider that older folk who get out of the house more – just traveling out – have far less dementia. People with higher academic study years and learning hold off Alzheimer’s longer. Those with strong social ties and engagement experience less dementia. Exercise, including such mundane stuff as walking, keeps Alzheimer’s at bay. People who lack large information inputs – as occurs in hearing loss – get dementia earlier.
Doctored: New Documentary Shows Big Pharma’s Cracks
While the U.S. makes up only 5% of the world’s population, its citizens are consuming more than 50% of the world’s pharmaceutical drugs. But America is one of the sickest developed nations. Watch this documentary.
Cholesterol Guidelines Relaxing?
It’s been previously noted in the scientific literature that the idea of treating people according to predetermined cholesterol levels is not founded in science at all. Might this approach be changing?
How Drug Companies Distort Science
Half of the research data on drugs is not readily available to physicians, as the U.K.’s Ben Goldacre reveals in his book, Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients.