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Will I Inherit Dementia?

“My mother had dementia, so I will too.” I hear this common misconception all the time, so allow me to clarify a few things.  Dementia is not a disease or trait.  It is not a genetic certainty like eye color ...

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The Prevention Paradox

We humans are an interesting breed. We have the capacity to learn what causes disease, how to treat it, and how to cure it. We spend a boatload of money on medical research, looking for disease treatments and cures.  And ...

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Reversing Metabolic Syndrome

*** Our modern day diets look nothing like that of our ancestors.  Although our basic human physiology has been exactly the same for the last 200,000 years, our dietary intake has changed dramatically, especially within just the last 50 years. ...

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The National Alzheimer’s Plan (B)

… Nobody likes hypotheticals, especially the real-life kind that play out beyond the laboratory microscopes and petri dishes. And I hate to be a Debbie-Downer, but after billions of dollars and hundreds of single-therapeutic drug failures, at some point you’ve ...

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Stress and the 24 Hour News Program

Carl is a 73 year-old man with diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.  He has upper body obesity and lower extremity neuropathy due to diabetes.  Up until a year ago, Carl was fairly active.  An ankle sprain was the catalyst to ...

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