From eNewsletter 2/15/2023
DID YOU KNOW that there is an oral substance that halved the risk of suicide attempts in a group of 1.3 million US veterans? If this was a drug, the results would be plastered over every news medium around the world. However, it is not a drug so the news about it is nowhere to be found. A new study from PLoS One found vitamin D supplementation nearly halved the rates of suicide and intentional self-harm, with an even stronger effect among black veterans. Approximately a third of US military members are considered deficient. We already know that vitamin D positively affects seasonal affective disorder. Thus, it is not surprising that it prevents suicide risk. However, the degree that it helped blew us away. Here's another little nugget that published last week in Annals of Internal Medicine: taking vitamin D supplements led to a 15 percent drop for the risk of developing type 2 diabetes among adults with prediabetes!
Our favorite health and wellness counselor represented Nutritional Concepts well this past weekend at the USATF Masters Midwest Indoor Track and Field Championships at Lewis University. Steve competed in the 55 meter dash, placing second with a time of 7:67 seconds. He also competed in the 200 meter dash, placing fourth with a time of 27:09 seconds. Congratulations Steve! We can't wait to see what's in store at this summer's Masters Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Greensboro, NC where he's running the 200 and 400 meter dash.
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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Pet Wellness Start your pets off right this year with our dietary supplement line for dogs and cats! ThorneVet has an impeccable reputation among veterinarians. To order from our wellness shop, please visit here (for prices, enter the Guest Area password: discount2018). Carolyn Martinelli a.k.a. "Coach Care" is available to answer your questions about ThorneVet pet supplements at email@example.com. Please leave detailed contact information as well as the name, age, sex, breed, and/or health issue(s) and med(s) of your pet so Carolyn can respond accordingly.
Prevention ur During Infection COVID-19 is endemic, meaning it is here to stay. Moreover, we are exposed to many other endemic viruses including influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), monkeypox, and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Support your immune system year-round with our Free Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol here.
Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky
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Protecting Cognition & Memory
Steve: A healthy diet, physical activity, and cognitive training help extend life expectancy, and those extra years are likely to be dementia-free, new research suggests in British Medical Journal. An analysis of nearly 2500 participants in the Chicago Health and Aging Project showed those who had a healthy diet, got plenty of physical activity, and participated in cognitive exercises lived longer than those following a less healthy lifestyle. In addition, the number of years living with dementia was almost halved among participants (average age 76) with the healthiest lifestyle versus those with the least healthy lifestyle. Coffee & Tea Drinking coffee or tea may be associated with a lower risk of stroke and dementia, according to a study of healthy individuals aged 50-74 in PLoS Medicine. Drinking coffee was also associated with a lower risk of post-stroke dementia. Chores Cooking, washing the dishes, and gardening can slash the risk of Alzheimer’s by more than a fifth, according to new research from Neurology. A study of more than half a million adults found those who did household chores were 21 percent less likely to develop the disease. Chores rank as the second biggest protective activity behind regular exercise, including brisk walks or bike rides, which lowered dementia cases by 35 percent. Another vital factor was meeting up with family and friends (social visits), lowering rates by 15 percent. The combination of vitamin D (10,000 IU 3x weekly) and physical exercise plus cognitive training led to greater improvements than exercise alone. Diabetes & Alzheimer's You've heard us state that diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer's disease share common pathological changes. Six new studies, from Neurology, Frontiers in Nutrition Nutrients, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Alzheimer's & Dementia, and British Journal of Nutrition suggest multi-nutrient supplements (especially B-vitamins, vitamin D, and fish oil) combined with diverse diets have preventive and therapeutic potential for keeping homocysteine and blood sugar levels in check. Viral Infections People hospitalized with viral infections are more likely to have disorders that degrade the nervous system, like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, later in life, a new analyses in Neuron and Science shows. The viruses included influenza, encephalitis, herpes, hepatitis, pneumonia, meningitis, and shingles. Those viruses were linked to one or more of these conditions: Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), dementia, and multiple sclerosis. Protein Intake Finally, a study in Nutrients found protective associations between improving protein intake and a reduced risk of cognitive impairment over a 5 year span in older subjects.