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Tylenol Shown to Possibly Damage This In Your Brain

If you’re a user of Tylenol (drug name acetaminophen) and are already aware of the potential dangers associated with it, I’d like to present another reason to avoid using it. I know that’s not always an option. But, consider the research that shows taking Tylenol could damage your ability to be empathetic, and if this affects you it could damage your relationships and your ability to feel human. Does Tylenol Mess With Your Brain? Part of what makes analgesics like Tylenol so effective is the fact they’re able to influence how your brain feels. For instance, a 2010 study showed people who took Tylenol felt less psychological pain after being rejected by other people. Tylenol altered brain chemistry enough that...

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An Unexpected and Powerful Use for Berberine

Berberine is one of the top-selling supplements that Health As It Ought To Be offers to patients. The reason it sells so well is obvious to myself and nearly every patient who’s tried it. Berberine helps keep blood sugar levels within the healthy range better than almost anything on the planet, and certainly better than most other supplement or conventional method. Chances are many of you reading this first came to know who I am through my recommendation of berberine for blood sugar. Some of you may have seen me in my office and started taking berberine after I showed you the studies supporting using it for weight control and keeping your blood sugar within the normal range. But guess...

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New Research Shows This Ancient Herb Works!

  One of the interesting things about integrative medicine that I notice with frequency is how many times, despite all our advancements in modern technology, we discover the ancient use of certain foods and herbs is effective at helping to keep us healthy. Don’t take this as a knock on modern medicine. I believe that many of the advancements we’ve made with drug therapy in the past 150 years are incredibly helpful. It’d be hard to argue otherwise. And yet, I do believe that society at large has devalued ancient ways of improving health in favor of modern approaches to our detriment. Simply put. The treatments of ancient civilizations… those established long before companies like Pfizer and Merck that started...

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Why Everyone Over 45 Should Know about BDNF

BDNF. A 4-letter acronym for one of the most important genes in the human body. BDNF stands for brain-derived neurotrophic factor. Harvard psychiatrist John Ratey describes brain-derived neurotrophic factor as a compound that is like “miracle-grow for your brain”. And like a plant, if you want your brain to remain healthy and function at maximum capacity, then you’d be wise to do all you can to increase the release of BDNF inside your brain. BDNF is a series of chemical agents that help your brain operate at its highest capacity. The way it influences your brain’s power is by affecting a series of genes already present in your brain to promote the growth of new brain cells and to help...

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Your Brain (Interesting Fact)

Your brain is easily the most important organ in your body. While every other organ in your body is essential, thanks to technologies in modern medicine we’ve figured out ways to keep people alive and living happy lives if those organs fail. If on the other hand, your brain were damaged severely there’s not much the medical community can do to restore your health. This is why I fight so hard to help keep my patient’s brains as healthy as possible. When it comes to keeping the brain in top shape, I’ve got an arsenal of activities and nutrients I recommend. One of the ones I recommend most, happens to be one of the first supplements my team and I...

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