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Prodigious Memory Update

From eNewsletter 8/23/2023

DID YOU KNOW that a few weeks ago the media hype for the new Alzheimer's drug Donanemab was at a fever pitch? Of course, the hype does not meet the drug's potential. What should have received huge media hype was results of a study from the latest issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The following is a direct quote from the authors. "A moderate-to-high level of evidence suggested that dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids could lower risk of all-cause dementia or cognitive decline by 20%. Each increment of 100 milligrams per day of DHA or EPA intake was associated with an 8% - 9.9% lower risk of cognitive decline. Dietary intake or long-term supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease or cognitive decline." Fish oil baby!


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Student Supplement First Aid Kit Whether going away to school or not, students need support for myriad viruses and bacteria, as well as options to minimize the damage if they develop an infection. Bold items taken daily, others as needed (if tolerated), based upon individual needs. Magnesium Glycinate (anxiety and stress) Monolaurin (viral preventive) Vitamin D3 1000-5000 IU (immune system support) Vitamin C 500-1000 mg (immune system support) Probiotic (one day per week to to balance microflora) Andrographis root (fight infection when it first appears) Elderberry Zinc Lozenges (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue) Zinc Sulfate Solution (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue) Melatonin 0.5 - 3 mg. (sleep support) Alka Support (sour, upset stomach) Steve Minsky MS, HWC As a Health and Wellness Counselor, Steve analyzes and offer solutions to optimize human functioning not only with food, but every aspect of your lifestyle, whether for prevention or healing. More info on Steve's services.

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Memory Update

Steve: What an exciting time for nutrition and complementary and alternative therapies for memory and cognition! Flavanols Taking a daily flavanol supplement improves hippocampal-dependent memory in older adults who have a relatively poor diet, results of a large new study from Proceedings of the National Academy of Science suggest. According to the lead author, "With this new study, I think we can begin to say flavanols might be the first one that really is a nutrient for the aging brain." Flavanol supplement source examples are quercetin, green tea, and cocoa. Probiotics A study presented at NUTRITION 2023 found that daily supplementation of a lactobacillus GG probiotic exhibited positive improvement in cognitive performance and memory in subjects with mild cognitive impairment. The study was double-blind and placebo-controlled. Olive Oil Another study presented at NUTRITION 2023 found that individuals who consumed more than half a tablespoon of olive oil per day had a 28-percent lower risk of dying from dementia compared to those who rarely or never consumed it. Furthermore, substituting just one teaspoon of margarine or mayonnaise with an equivalent amount of olive oil daily displayed a link to an eight to 14-percent lower risk of dying from dementia. Acid Reflux Drugs For the umpteenth time, a study has revealed the link between memory issues and the class of acid reflux drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). This new study from Neurology found that people who took PPIs for four-and-a-half years or more had a higher risk of dementia compared to people who do not take them. Dynamite Supplement Combination Findings in Nutrients study confirmed a lower prevalence of cognitive impairment in those who took B-vitamins, vitamin D, and CoQ10 daily. The authors recommend daily supplementation of these vitamins as a potential preventive measure to slow cognitive decline and neurodegeneration in the elderly. Mixed Nuts Longer-term mixed nut consumption as part of a healthy diet beneficially affected brain vascular function, which may relate to the observed beneficial effects on memory in older adults, as reported in Clinical Nutrition.


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