The Top 3 Over-the-Counter Drugs Increasing Your Risk of Cognitive Decline

There’s an array of seemingly “safe” over-the-counter drugs that are anything but harmless. These drugs are anticholinergic, meaning that they block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the nervous system. This blocks the neurotransmission responsible for involuntary movement of smooth muscle in the lungs, urinary tract, digestive tract, and cardiovascular system. A recent study published in JAMA Neurology used MRI and PET …

4 Foods That Will Help Fortify Brain Function

In order for the brain to function optimally, it needs the right amount of nutrients. If it doesn’t get enough of the material it needs, it will struggle to build brain cells and keep the lines of communication open between the cells and their receptors. When this occurs, cognitive decline is not too far behind. Food is a great natural …

Do Low-Carb Diets and Low Thyroid Sufferers Mix?

Are you jumping on the low-carb bandwagon? It’s true; low-carb diets can be an effective way to lose weight and reduce risks associated with low thyroid function like obesity and cardiovascular disease. The low-carb diet forgoes carbohydrates and replaces them with fat and protein. Some research has found that those with low thyroid function struggle to digest and absorb carbohydrates, …

Type 2 Diabetics Can’t Afford to Ignore This Trace Mineral

While everyday minerals like calcium and magnesium get all of the attention, I’d bet most people have never heard of the essential mineral manganese. But just because it isn’t well-known doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. In fact, a recent study found that type 2 diabetics have significantly lower levels of this critical trace mineral. This doesn’t mean that low …

Essential Nutrient Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

Every time a new study is published about brain health and Alzheimer’s, my ears perk up. When the research focuses on nutrition and lifestyle factors, it really gets my attention. So, when a recent study compiled evidence suggesting the mineral, selenium, is deficient in the brain tissue of those with Alzheimer’s, I made a cup of tea and put on …

Recent Study Finds New Stress-Related Cause for Diabetes

This month, the Journal of the American Heart Association published a study that linked stress to an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. “Yeah, yeah,” you might think. “I’ve heard it all before–cortisol is to blame, blah, blah, blah.” But before you stop reading, this new study took a new approach, and throws aldosterone under the bus. Aldosterone is …

Don’t miss the 3 commonly overlooked clues that your thyroid is in danger

The symptom list is nothing new; you’ll find the same list of ailments when self-diagnosing yourself on WebMD: fatigue, weight gain, pain, insomnia, depression, and cold intolerance. But did you know that earlier symptoms of a thyroid disorder can actually look like the complete opposite? This is known as Hashitoxicosis and occurs because most individuals with an underactive thyroid have …

The 3 Hidden Heavy Metals That Are Destroying Your Thyroid

Every day, we are unintentionally and unknowingly exposed to toxins that can derail our health. Sure enough, tiny but dangerous molecules make their way into our bodies through food, water, air, and home and body products. If you are suffering from symptoms of low-thyroid, you need to be paying special attention to these 3 heavy metals that are crashing your …