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NeuroShine: Preventive Brain Health
NeuroShine: Preventive Brain Health


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It was Neil Armstrong, the first person on the moon, who said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Just as it seemed impossible for a man to walk on the moon before 1969, it now seems almost as challenging to address the growing epidemic of cognitive impairment from dementia, Alzheimer’s and depression amongst the 65 and older population.

But there is hope! Clinical trials and studies are underway worldwide focusing on targeted nutrition, diet, physical exercise and mental exercises giving evidence for improved outcomes of cognitive impairment. You have the power of choice and can take action now to support better brain health.

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NeuroShine was formulated and developed with oversight from John McBurney, MD, a Neurology Specialist with over 37 years of diverse experience, Robert Sheeler, MD, a Board Certified Family Physician who spent 22 years at Mayo Clinic Rochester, and Ankit Chander, MD, a Johns Hopkins educated and trained primary care physician.

We must remember that our brain controls our thoughts, memories, speech, movement of arms and legs and functions of our many organs. Brain health is one of the most important things we can do to ensure a better quality of life as we age!

We simply must recognize that we live in a toxic world. We are surrounded by toxic air, food, water, relationships, media and government. This toxic world affects us physically, emotionally, spiritually and does impact our brain health. Romans 12:2 in the scriptures says, “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

I believe renewing the mind is more than just thoughts, as we are physical beings requiring supporting nutrients for our brain and nurturing exercise, sleep and stress management.

We need not be victims of this toxic world. We can have better health and wellness as we gain a better understanding through clinical evidence of the choices we can make to support healthy brains, body systems and organs...

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Lithium is the oldest and best treatment for the protection of the brain. As it also supports reducing decline in cognitive performance , and is known as one of the best and most effective mood stabilizers available today in the market.

Included in NeuroShine at twice the Recommended Daily Allowance, Pantotothenic Acid (b5) is needed for the synthesis of some essential neurotransmitters in focus and attention. It is also effective for metabolism of engery in the brain and the entire body system. BacoMind is present in NeuroShine in its stanardized and patented form as it adds an extra level of protection to ensure that the required level of active ingredients in the herbal product are present. Its protective role as a good antioxidant also gives NueroShine its competive edge in the market. The combination of these three active ingredients offers an amazing and synergistic formulation to support brain health and function in several ways that compliment each other.

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Can a new exercise regimen boost your brain health if you're over 50?

Possibly, suggests a new research review that found middle-age folks can improve their thinking and memory skills by adopting regular moderate-to-vigorous routines involving aerobic and resistance exercise.

"When we combined the available data from [39 previous] studies, we were able to show that undertaking physical exercise was able to improve the brain function of people aged 50 and over," said study lead author Joseph Northey. He's a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow at the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise in Australia.

The review included 18 studies that looked at the impact of aerobic exercise -- such as walking, running and swimming -- on thinking, alertness, information processing, executing goals and memory skills.

Resistance training, such as weight lifting, was the focus of 13 studies. Another 10 studies looked at various types of exercise done in combination. And, a handful of studies specifically explored the impact of tai chi and yoga on brain health.

Study participants did their exercise under some degree of supervision, the researchers noted.

Activity routines were categorized in terms of exercise type, intensity and length. They were then stacked up against the results of tests that measured brain performance.

In the end, the researchers determined that exercise did help brain health. However, different forms of exercise were linked to different types of benefits.

For example, aerobic exercise and tai chi appeared to enhance overall brain function. Resistance training was linked to improved memory.

Northey added that, besides highlighting the benefits of aerobic exercise, "being able to show that resistance training -- such as lifting weights or using body weight -- was similarly beneficial is a very novel and important finding."

"Combining both aerobic and resistance training is ideal," he said.

"In addition to improving your brain function as our review shows, you should expect to see improvements in cardio-respiratory fitness and muscle strength, which are important for maintaining general health and being able to undertake day-to-day tasks," Northey said.

The research team also concluded that the biggest brain boost comes from routines that are of moderate to vigorous intensity and conducted as often as possible for between 45 minutes to an hour.

But will middle-aged people new to exercise gain as much of a brain boost as those who've been exercising for decades?

"We know in many animal models and population type studies that the longer people are physically active the greater the benefits to brain function," Northey said.

He added that more research is underway to assess just how much exercising while young might ultimately confer on brain health among those over 50.

Northey also offered some advice for those motivated by the findings to get moving. If you're currently inactive, he suggested speaking to your doctor to make sure it's safe for you to start exercising.

"It is also worthwhile gaining some instruction on exercise methods to ensure that you are setting achievable goals and getting the most out of the time invested in exercise," he said.

Dr. Anton Porsteinsson is director of the Alzheimer's Disease Care, Research and Education Program with the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, N.Y.

He said that earlier investigations looking into the protective effect of exercise on brain health "have not agreed on this matter."

But looked at collectively, he said, the current review "suggests that exercise, including aerobic exercise, resistance training and tai chi, is beneficial to brain health in addition to the well-established positive effects that exercise has to improve general health and reduce risk of disease.

"Of particular interest to me," Porsteinsson added, "is that a combination of aerobic and resistance training appears to have the largest effect."

"(And) along with studies suggesting that certain diets contribute to brain health," he noted, "it appears that adopting a healthy lifestyle is never too late."

The study was published online April 24 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Men who had low muscle strength during their teen years are at increased risk for early death from several major causes, a new study contends.

The researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that, for men, the effect of having low muscle strength in youth was similar to the well-known risk factors for early death such as being overweight or having high blood pressure.

The findings point to the need for young people, particularly those with very low strength, to get regular exercise to improve their muscular fitness, the study authors said in the report, published in the Nov. 20 online edition of the BMJ.

The study included more than 1 million Swedish males aged 16 to 19 who were followed for 24 years. The participants underwent strength tests at the start of the study. Early death was defined as death before age 55.

During the follow-up, 2.3 percent (more than 26,000) of the men died. The most common cause of death was suicide (22 percent), while cancer accounted for nearly 15 percent of deaths and cardiovascular diseases caused just less than 8 percent of deaths, the investigators found.

Adults who had high muscular strength as teens had a 20 percent to 35 percent lower risk of early death from any cause and also from cardiovascular diseases, independently of blood pressure or body-mass index (a measurement of fat based on height and weight), the results indicated.

In addition, those who were the strongest as teens also had a 20 percent to 30 percent lower risk of early death from suicide and were 65 percent less likely to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder, such as schizophrenia or mood disorders.

When the researchers looked at death rates from any cause, the rates ranged from 122.3 per 100,000 person years for those with the lowest muscle strength and 86.9 per 100,000 person years for those with the greatest muscle strength. Death rates for cardiovascular diseases were 9.5 and 5.6 per 100,000 person years, respectively, and for suicide were 24.6 and 16.9 per 100,000 person years, respectively.

The findings suggest that lower muscle strength in teens "is an emerging risk factor for major causes of death in young adulthood, such as suicide and cardiovascular diseases," study author Finn Rasmussen and colleagues concluded in a journal news release.

The results also point to the importance of exercise for children and teens, the authors noted.

The study found an association between low muscle strength during teen years and early death in men; it did not prove cause-and-effect.

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If you're thinking about using one of those extra-large inflatable orbs called a stability ball as part of your exercise routine, the American Council on Exercise says the product can help:

Strengthen the core muscles in the abdomen and lower back.

Improve balance of strength between the abdominal and lower back muscles.

Improve posture.

Improve balance.

Help create a stronger core that better supports your body during any activity.

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The Future Of Muscle Growth and Muscle Maintenance is Here!

Hello My Name Is Bobby Brown

You know we start loosing muscle mass each year after the age of 30. By age 50 we have lost 5% of our muscle mass, by 60 10% is gone and by 70 15% is lost. Meanwhile the protein we need becomes harder to digest and absorb plus it is more likely to be stored as fat. Not too mention that building lean muscle mass becomes progressively harder as we age..

Why Is It Important For Me To Maintain My Muscles Mass As I Age?

Most people think of muscle only in regard to physical activity, regardless of their age or health, but muscle serves many metabolic functions such as supporting bone health, enabling greater survival in case of heart failure and cancer. As stated above, the older we get, the higher the rate of muscle loss we experience. Here is a simple equation for you to remember: More muscle = higher metabolism = burning more fat!

Muscle loss as a result of injury or illness is far more severe than that of aging, where the loss of muscle mass is slow and occurs over many years. Muscle Mass in critical illness is a direct contributor to survival and the ability for you to recover.

That Fact Is: Muscles Keep You ALIVE!

Muscle plays a key role in maintaining the plasma amino acids levels in the absence of absorption of dietary amino acids from digested protein. You can consider muscle to be the reservoir of amino acids for the rest of the body.
It is the only tissue in the body that can afford to lose some of its mass without impairment of health. In the absence of dietary amino acids, there is a net breakdown of muscle protein to supply amino acids to the blood to balance the amount take up by the tissues, in order to maintain health in other tissues and organs. The result is ant loss of skeletal muscle in the absence of dietary protein intake.

In short: Your muscles sacrifice themselves to that you can live!

That is precisely what muscle atrophy is. Your body is sacrificing its muscles in an effort to get the essential amino acids to your vital organs. If you are not eating a balance of essential amino acids, and the average person is NOT... then protein synthesis is not happening at the rate you want or need.

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Older patients often disagree with their physicians as to whether they really need a medical test or medicine, according to the findings of a new poll of Americans over age 50.

Only 14% of people over age 50 say that more is usually better when it comes to medical treatment, according to the findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging.

On the flip side, about 1 in 10 of those polled said their doctor or provider had told them a test or medication they requested wasn’t needed. Most said the doctor explained why, but 40% said they didn’t completely understand the reasoning behind the decision.

The poll points to the need for improved communication about the mismatch in opinions, which might reduce the use of unneeded scans, screenings, medications and procedures and ultimately reduce healthcare costs. “The new findings suggest patients and providers need to work together more to prevent overuse of healthcare services that provide the least value to patients,” said Jeffrey Kullgren, M.D., assistant professor in internal medicine at the University of Michigan, who designed the poll and analyzed its results.

The poll included a national sample of 2,007 Americans between the ages of 50 and 80 and was conducted by the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. It was sponsored by AARP and Michigan Medicine, the university’s academic medical center.

“Patients should speak up when they aren’t sure if a test or medication recommended to them is needed,” said Kullgren. “And providers need to communicate about how a particular service will—or will not—affect the patient’s health, both when they’re recommending it and when a patient has requested it.”

Some 54% of those polled said they believe that health providers often recommend tests, medications or procedures that patients don’t really need and studies show they are right. A recent study from the nonprofit Washington Health Alliance looked at claims filed in the state of Washington and found more than 622,000 patients underwent a medical procedure or test that was deemed unnecessary during a one-year period, which cost the healthcare system an estimated $282 million.

The poll suggests doctors and other clinicians may have more leeway than they think to hold back on ordering services that are of little or no value. A survey of physicians found they blame over-treatment on profit motives, fear of malpractice suits and acceding to patient demands.
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Craving potato chips or a piece of chocolate candy? A craving, even if you know the food you’re longing for isn’t good for you, can be a signal that your body is craving a particular nutrient contained in your food of choice. Here’s a list of common cravings, and what your body could be telling you:

If you crave candy, your body may be signaling that your blood sugar level is low. However, eating candy or a similar sweet treat can send your blood sugar soaring and then plummeting a short time later, causing a roller-coaster effect. Choose fruit instead, since it contains fiber that cause the sugars to be absorbed more slowly, lessening the blood sugar spikes.

A constant sweet craving could be due to health conditions, though, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or Type 2 diabetes.

If your craving can only be satisfied by chocolate, you may be stressed, and chocolate may be a “cure.” According to a study conducted by the American Chemical Society and published in the Journal of Preteome Research, eating about an ounce-and-a-half of dark chocolate daily for two weeks increased levels of the “feel good” chemicals, serotonin and dopamine, and reduced the levels of stress hormones in people who were highly stressed.

A chocolate craving can also indicate a deficiency in magnesium. Foods are often grown in soil that is deficient in this mineral — some experts suggest that as many as 90 percent of Americans don’t get enough.

Red Meat.
If you can’t wait to dig into a nice, juicy steak, chances are you’re low on iron. Being low in iron is common among premenopausal women and vegetarians. But you can get iron from sources other than meat, including iron-enriched grains, nuts (cashews), seeds (sesame), beans, and dried fruit. If you choose this route, remember that vitamin C helps your body absorb more iron from non-meat sources, so you might want to consider taking a supplement.

In addition, craving meat could mean you’re not getting enough protein in your diet.

Potato Chips.
If you’re craving French fries, potato chips and other salty foods, you could have a mineral deficiency, says a study published in the journal Physiology and Behavior. Researchers found that women who reported the highest number of salt cravings were discovered to have the lowest levels of three minerals — calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

If you have a craving for pizza, your first thought might be that you’re low on calcium, and that could be the case. But a hankering for cheese could mean that you’re not eating enough healthy fats, like the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish or the monounsaturated fats found in olive oil, nuts, and avocados.

Adding omega-3’s to your diet could help you cope with stress. A study conducted by the American Psychological Association found that omega-3 fatty acids helped animals cope with sensory overload.

Yale scientists warn that food cravings could also signal that you’re addicted to a food, especially if you’re craving those high in salt and sugar.

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Importance of autobiographical memories
For 30 years, I have talked to people about their memories and, as a neuropsychologist interested in amnesia, I am very interested in brain areas that mediate learning and forgetting.

How memories work
A core brain structure for memory is the hippocampus. The hippocampus (the Greek word for seahorse) is shaped like its namesake. It plays a key role in the consolidation of new memories and in associating a new event with its context (e.g., where it took place, when it happened). For example, you might hear the name Princess Diana. The hippocampus may activate verbal associations (e.g., she was part of the Royal Family), as well as memories of particular images or experiences. When I hear the name Princess Diana, I recall my brother telling me of her death as I descended the stairs of his home on Cape Cod. I can picture that moment in my “mind’s eye.” Despite my age, my (relatively) intact hippocampus allows me to retrieve a complex set of images and ideas that remind me where I was and who I was with when I heard the sad news of Princess Di’s death.

Memories that last
Some memories seem to age well. Recall of specific “flashbulb” events, such as the death of John F. Kennedy, or where you were on September 11th, 2001, seems unblemished and unchanged over time. However, in reality all memories, even flashbulb events, are malleable; they change as a result of the passage of time. They shift each time you call a memory to mind, as they are affected by other memories that have overlapping elements. As a student of memory, I am just as interested in long-term forgetting as I am in remembering. I am particularly intrigued by changes that take place with regard to autobiographical memory. Autobiographical memory is the foundation on which we derive a sense of who we are, what we find rewarding, and how we define our world. It is integral to how we construct meaning and purpose in our lives.

Autobiographical memory as we grow older
As we age our personal memories become fragile. They become less accurate and lose context. People with neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease are particularly vulnerable to the loss of personal memories, due to the combined effects of their neurological condition and the aging process. They no longer have the same access to important milestones that helped define them. The importance of autobiographical memory is often overlooked. People come to me to ask for assistance with memory skills. I teach them all I know about mnemonic techniques to enhance face–name associations. I review cognitive strategies for new learning. I rarely talk about old memories… their first day of school, their first kiss, music from teenage years.

Tending to autobiographical memory
More recently I shifted my focus in conversations with people who want to talk about memory. Together with a therapist colleague, I started the “memoir project.” Why? I want to help highlight the important role of personal memories in maintaining a strong sense of self. People, even those with mild dementia, are encouraged to review important life events by using personal timelines to identify, for example, key events, food, music, and people who contributed to their sense of self. They may contact childhood friends, college roommates, and family members to remind them of shared experiences and to augment past memories. They often receive memory “gifts” as a result of these conversations — filling in the gaps in a memory that was beginning to fade. And of course, documentation and journaling are critical strategies. The stories people have shared with me have been fascinating. More important is the joy of reminiscence they experience.

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Healthy behaviors clearly make sense from a rational standpoint, but they can be a drag — and difficult to maintain. For example, there are few people who doubt the beneficial effects of exercise, yet one study found that close to 75% of people either do not exercise at all or exercise only seldomly. Eating healthily is also important, yet more than a third of all adults are obese. It’s not because we’re ignorant or because we aren’t motivated to adopt healthy behaviors. It’s just very difficult to stay the course.

Here are some strategies to help you develop and maintain healthy behaviors.

Combat stress

In an ideal world, it would be great to be able to reflect on each choice prior to making it. Yet, under stress, our brains tend to be reflexive rather than reflective. When we are reflexive, we tend to go back to old habits that are the established “default” pathways in our brains. For example, excessive sugar consumption is a risk factor for obesity, yet sugar also decreases the stress hormone cortisol, which is why people may get hooked on it. In general, stress prompts habit behavior in humans, so dealing first and foremost with stress is probably advisable when you’re looking to make lasting changes. Luckily, your brain can change throughout life. This means that decreasing stress could ultimately help your brain become less vulnerable to habit.

People tend to focus on themselves when stressed, but a recent study showed that helping others may significantly decrease the negative effect of stress on your body. This may be due to the protective anti-stress effects of the hormone oxytocin. Another study affirmed these findings by showing that helping others may help you live longer.

Also, people who find meaning in their adversity and focus on the benefits of their hard times deal much more effectively with stress. To that end, what could you learn from the stressors in your life now? How could they make things better? For example, people who lose a dear friend may learn to appreciate others more. Those who’ve had financial difficulties may learn to save more effectively. Looking for the silver lining in a cloud can be more than just a “fake” refocusing of your mind. If you do it authentically, it can reduce the negative impact of stress.

Set meaningful goals

Setting goals can help you think more clearly and stay motivated, yet for many people, this approach does not work. A recent study provided an explanation for why this may be. Beyond your conscious goals, there are many unconscious goals also competing for attention. For example, while weight loss may be your conscious goal, stress relief may be your unconscious goal. While healthy eating may be your conscious goal, this may take a back seat to resolving relationship difficulties. All around, goals are selfish. It’s every goal for itself in the human brain. If your health-related goal doesn’t have special preference, it may fail you. It helps to attach a “priority tag” to the goals that are most important to you.

To do this, you need to delve a little more deeply — that is, ask yourself why your goal matters to you. Things like looking good, living longer, enjoying life, avoiding dementia, and understanding that being unhealthy-but-wealthy is suboptimal for you may all help your goal gain priority. To make changes for the better, your health-related goals should be the goals above all other goals. When you elevate their importance by thinking of them in ways like these, they will beat out other goals in your brain.

Design intentions that your brain will respond to

Finally, your brain responds to two types of intentions — goal and implementation intentions. Goal intentions are broad and non-specific. Implementation intentions are quite specific. Studies show that breaking all goal intentions into more specific intentions can go a long way. For instance, rather than just planning to work out, specify the time and place, or even the change you are seeking in pounds. When you spell things out for your brain, it can access that goal more readily than when you are vague and non-specific.

Habits are a powerful force that make change difficult. Yet, decreasing stress, attaching a priority tag to your goal, and being more specific will prepare your brain more adequately for the changes that will support your life.

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Increasing your muscle mass can help lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from 13,644 adults who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III between 1988 and 1994. They found that for each 10 percent increase in the skeletal muscle index (SMI) -- the ratio of muscle mass to total body weight -- there was an 11 percent reduction in insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.

There was also a 12 percent reduction in pre-diabetes, a condition characterized by higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, said the researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"Our findings suggest that beyond focusing on losing weight to improve metabolic health, there may be a role for maintaining fitness and building muscle mass," Dr. Preethi Srikanthan, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, said in a UCLA news release.

"This is a welcome message for many overweight patients who experience difficulty in achieving weight loss, as any effort to get moving and keep fit should be seen as laudable and contributing to metabolic change," she added.

The study appears in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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