The Science Behind Happiness and Its Impact on Health

The expression "Don't Worry, Be Happy" became a common phrase after it was made popular through the 1980s song of the same name; and it’s good advice. Years of studies suggest that happiness can improve quality of life because happy people tend to have better jobs, excel at work and be more...
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Keep Your Brain Fit By Keeping Your Gut Healthy

More and more people are focusing on brain health and with good reason. As Americans live longer, age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s are rising.

According to AARP’s 2015 survey 93 percent of Americans consider brain health important but few know how to improve or maintain it. And while...
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Eating Probiotics To Protect Your Brain

The mysterious microbes in your belly (yes, there’s a veritable germ farm living in your digestive track) may actually be the key to your good health. Called the gut microbiome, these bacteria are thought to affect many of your body's systems and its risk for certain diseases - even for...

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Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease: New Technique Gives Researchers Important Insights

For decades, Alzheimer’s researchers have faced a major challenge in treating early stages of the disease. They could only study the brain after a patient died and the disease spread throughout the brain. But a relatively new imaging technique has given scientists a window into the development...
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Understanding Nuts and Seeds

In light of the recently published STALL (Statins and Almonds to Lower Lipoproteins) trial, I would like to use this forum to discuss some of the health benefits of nuts and seeds. The results of this study are important as they suggested that regularly consuming almonds help reduce the amount...
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