But a notable new study published last week in Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that a little advance planning could change that prospect. Being or becoming fit in middle age, the study found, even if you haven’t previously bothered with exercise, appears to reshape the landscape of aging. via The Benefits of Middle-Age Fitness Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

Mercola interviews Dr Daniel Amen about brain SPECT imagery and offers all kinds of new approaches to depression, anxiety, ADD, compulsive and impulsive disorders (including overeating) which came out of his research into NFL players who have suffered brain injury. Its fascinating!   Here are the titles of Dr Amen’s books: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Change Your Brain, Change Your Body Use Your Brain to Change Your Age Unleash the Power of the Female Brain is his latest book, which will be released in February 2013   Story at-a-glance Research has negated the outdated view that once you lose brain function, you cannotRead More →

Abstract: White children exposed to high levels of bisphenol A are five times more likely to be obese than children with low levels, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The research is the first to link the chemical to obesity in children; previous studies reported links in adults and animals. It is unclear why BPA levels were so strongly associated with obesity in white children but not blacks or Hispanics. “It is possible that there is some genetic interaction that may be specific to the [white] population … but we don’t know,” said Dr. Leonardo Trasande ofRead More →

Wow this is the first time I have heard of Diabetes type 3… that’s an hypothesis for Alzheimers that has been around since 2005 apparently. Read the whole article! And NB the reference to nitrates (in processed meats) in the quote.   What’s new is the thought that while diabetes doesn’t “cause” Alzheimer’s, they have the same root: an over consumption of those “foods” that mess with insulin’s many roles. Genetics have an effect on susceptibility, as they appear to with all environmental diseases. “Sugar is clearly implicated,” says Dr. de la Monte, “but there could be other factors as well, including nitrates in food.”Read More →

Ideally, your immune system should operate like an enlightened action hero, meting out inflammation precisely, accurately and with deadly force when necessary, but then quickly returning to a Zen-like calm. Doing so requires an optimal balance of pro- and anti-inflammatory muscle. via Immune Disorders and Autism – NYTimes.com. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

“Tucked away in the acknowledgements at the back of her new novel NW, along with the names of friends, family, editors and publishers who have helped her, Zadie Smith thanks freedom and self-control “for creating the time”. Every writer needs the freedom to be creative and the self-control to stick with a project until completion, but Smith has something rather more 21st century in mind: Freedom © and SelfControl© are computer applications that can be downloaded and configured to increase productivity by blocking access to the internet.” read the whole article here: Shutting out a world of digital distraction – Telegraph. PS no I haveRead More →