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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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Toxin Or Health Superstar?

If you had asked researchers 60 years ago what they thought about selenium, they would have told you it was a toxin. They would have told you selenium has no known health benefits. And they would have told you to avoid it at all costs. Now, the opinions on selenium have shifted towards the positive. Before I tell you about the benefits of selenium, let me forewarn you about selenium and it’s potential for toxicity. The reason researchers would have told you selenium is toxic is because at certain levels selenium can actually be toxic. It is a heavy metal and it’s one of the the few essential minerals that you need in precise amounts. Too little, and you won’t...

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A Smelly Horse and Your Bone Health

A smelly horse and your bone health. I know, it’s a weird way to start an email. But I promise, what I’m about to share with you isn’t weird, it’s quite interesting, and if you want to keep your bones strong and healthy this info could certainly help. Clinical studies show the following practices are some of the best, natural methods for keeping your bones healthy throughout the rest of your life. Now, before I show you exactly what they are… I need to talk to you about your bone health and stress. The Role of Stress In Bone Health First off, stress is something every single person is going to deal with in their life. That’s a given. Stress...

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Did You Know Zinc Does All This?

If you were to look at the nutritional panel on most foods you’d see zinc is listed as one of the nutrients you’re about to eat. What you’ll also notice is there’s not a lot of zinc in most foods. I’ll get into low levels of zinc later, but right now I just want to let you know something. Zinc is an ultra-important nutrient. One that has more health benefits than most people know. If you want to maintain physical health, enjoy peak sexual function and a host of other benefits it’s important to maintain proper zinc levels. Are You Deficient in Zinc? A common theme I focus on in my writing is how many people are deficient in vital...

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