Thinking of You
From eNewsletter 7/6/2022
We are thinking of you. It is difficult to find the right words to explain the sadness, hurt, and disillusionment we feel from what transpired Monday at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade. These heinous acts are inexcusable wherever they occur in the world, but when it shows up at your doorstep, it becomes that much more real. Being in business on the North Shore for over 30 years, with literally thousands of clients from Highland Park and the surrounding areas, it is unfathomable to think that the feelings of safety and innocence have been ripped from these peaceful, wonderful communities. If there is one thing we know, these communities may bend, but will not break from this. Our resolve will endure and we will not let evil overcome good. We are grieving with you, but are also here to heal with you. Steve, Bonnie, and everyone at Nutritional Concepts. DID YOU KNOW that for those who have found little success ameliorating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, hypnotherapy is a non-invasive, well-researched therapy, according to a study from Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics? We have reported on hypnotherapy for IBS numerous times before. Now there is enough data that these authors made a strong recommendation in its favor. For mild IBS, the authors suggest group or self-help hypnotherapy for adults and self-help hypnotherapy for children. Not only was hypnotherapy a successful treatment, but economical. The key is to find a reputable instructor who can either teach you to do it yourself or handle a group setting.
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7 Lifestyle Tips to Prevent Dementia
Steve: It seems the neurology community is buying into the importance of diet and lifestyle for cognitive disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. While they did not cover everything we'd like, and their recommendations were vague, the fact that they made an official statement is significant. Appearing in the most recent issue of Neurology, the American Academy of Neurology made an official statement that there are seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors that lower dementia risk in people with the highest genetic risk. They based their statement on a study that looked at 8,823 people with European ancestry and 2,738 people with African ancestry with an average age of 54 who were followed for 30 years. Subjects reported their level of participation for all seven health factors: being active, eating better, losing weight, not smoking, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, and reducing blood sugar. For people with European ancestry, researchers found that people with the highest scores for all lifestyle factors had a lower risk of dementia across all five genetic risk groups, including the group with the highest genetic risk of dementia. Among those with African ancestry, the intermediate and high genetic risk categories were associated with a lower risk for dementia. Omega-3 Fatty Acids People with higher levels of omega-3 DHA in their blood were 49% less likely to develop dementia than those with lower levels. Researchers in Nutrients say adding additional omega-3 DHA to the diet (easiest way through fish and fish oil), especially in those with the Alzheimer’s associated Apoe4 gene mutation, could slow the development and progress of dementia. Vitamin D3 A world-first study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, through genetic research, shows a direct link between dementia and a lack of vitamin D. Investigating the association between vitamin D, neuroimaging features, and the risk of dementia and stroke, the researchers found:
Low levels of vitamin D were associated with lower brain volumes and an increased risk of dementia and stroke;
Genetic analyses supported a connection between vitamin D deficiency and dementia;
In some populations, as much as 17 per cent of dementia cases might be prevented by increasing everyone to normal levels of vitamin D (above 50).
This reiterates, yet again, the critical nature of not just checking your vitamin D blood levels periodically, but knowing your genetic propensity for deficiency (through screenings like our Pure Genomics).