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B-Vite for Depression Astounds

From eNewsletter 6/14/2023

DID YOU KNOW that to our delight, a study from a major psychiatry journal, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, lauded the active form of folic acid, L-methylfolate (LMT) for patients with major depressive disorder? The B-vitamin LMT can be an effective adjunctive treatment for patients with major depressive disorder with an inadequate response to antidepressants. Treatment response was highest in those with obesity and inflammatory biomarkers. "If clinicians try LMF on their patients with treatment-resistant depression, the treatment is very robust in patients who have high BMI or inflammatory biomarkers, and it’s worth a try even in patients who don’t have these indicators, since it’s safe and well-tolerated, with no downside," the authors postulate. You may recall that we have used this folate source for years because it circumvents potential genetic mutations that would blunt its efficacy.


Services Update

Steve Minsky MS, HWC As a Health and Wellness Counselor, he will analyze and offer solutions to optimize not only the food you eat, but every aspect of your lifestyle, whether for prevention or healing. More information on Steve's services.

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Food Intolerance Blood Draw Options to set up a Biotrition food intolerance test blood draw. By appointment only:

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Amazing Evidence for Physical Activity

Steve: You know that physical activity is important for your overall wellbeing. But did you know how important? The following provides the evidence. Walking Published in the Journal for Alzheimer's Disease Reports, a study examined the brains and story recollection abilities of older adults with normal brain function and those diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment before and after 12 weeks of fitness walking. Participants underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) so researchers could measure changes in communication within and between three brain networks that control cognitive function. After 12 weeks, researchers saw significant improvements in participants' story recall abilities. The brain activity was stronger and more synchronized, demonstrating walking actually can induce the brain's ability to change and adapt. These results provide even more hope that exercise may be useful as a way to prevent or help stabilize people with mild cognitive impairment and maybe, over the long term, delay their conversion to Alzheimer's dementia. Running Results of a study in the journal eNeuro show long-term running wires 'old' new neurons, born during early adulthood, into a network that is relevant to the maintenance of episodic memory encoding during aging. Long-term running profoundly benefits the aging brain by increasing the survival and modifying the network of the adult-born neurons born during early adulthood, and thereby facilitating their participation in cognitive processes. Long-term running may enhance pattern separation ability, our ability to distinguish between highly similar events and stimuli, a behavior closely linked to adult neurogenesis, which is among the first to display deficits indicative of age-related memory decline. Tai Chi In a randomized clinical trial from JAMA Network Open including older adults with type 2 diabetes and mild cognitive impairment, tai chi was more effective than fitness walking in improving global cognitive function. The findings support a long-term benefit, suggesting the potential clinical use of tai chi as an exercise intervention to improve cognitive function for older adults with type 2 diabetes and mild cognitive impairment. Weights According to a study from British Journal of Sports Medicine, lifting weights at the gym or even doing some heavy lifting around the house for just 30 minutes a week cuts the risk of dying early by up to a fifth. Researchers report that muscle strength training for 30 to 60 minutes each week cuts the risk of death from heart disease, diabetes and cancer by 10 to 20 percent. And when combined with aerobic exercise the risk can drop by 40 percent. Conclusion Whether you incorporate only the gentlest of these exercises, tai chi, or all four, if you consistently do them over decades, you will be doing yourself a great service. Moreover, we can help you pinpoint which form of exercise works best for your genetics so you can get the most out of it.


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