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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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3 Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera (Not Just For Sunburn)

Every summer millions of pounds of aloe vera gel are sold to help lessen the pain of sunburn. I understand the feeling all too well, as I’ve accidentally fallen asleep outside and suffered the consequences of a little bit too much sun.  And while I love using aloe vera to help hydrate and soothe a red-hot sunburn I’d be crazy not to let you know about other things aloe can do for you. It just so happens that aloe vera is one of the few forms of vegetation that doesn’t just look great in a terracotta pot, but also will help you maintain great health. As I go through a list of possible uses for aloe vera please keep one...

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These 3 Powerful Food Extracts Keep You In Great Health

In just a second I’m going to show you 3 incredibly powerful (and common) food extracts you can start taking today to keep you in great health. But before I show you these extracts I need to ask you a question. Ever heard the expression “let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”? I’m sure you have. If you’ve been reading my articles for any amount of time I know you’ve seen me write that line before. And if you’re a newer reader you’ve likely heard it elsewhere. Want to know something interesting about that phrase? It is a potentially illegal phrase. I won’t go off on a huge tangent here, but I think it’s worth noting how...

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Get This Under Control Today… Or Else

Not to be overly dramatic, but even though there are hundreds of hormones floating through your body at the moment, there’s one hormone in particular that could be ruining your life. It’s cortisol. Too much cortisol is a significant problem, and it can have a seriously dramatic effect on the quality of your life. I know that’s a broad, sweeping statement. And I also understand saying that doesn’t necessarily give you any insight into whether or not too much cortisol is an issue for you. Fortunately, there are a few options for adequately determining if too much cortisol is negatively affecting your health. Is Too Much Cortisol A Problem For You? The first and most effective way to find out...

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Warning! Too Much of This Hormone May Cause Damage

One of the things we do at our office at Robinhood Integrative Health is help people manage their hormone levels. We do that by giving people bioidentical hormones to help them correct their deficiencies. A majority of Americans, especially those over the age of 50, experience hormone deficiencies due to various reasons. The primary reason is the influence of age on hormone production. However, environmental factors, stress, diet and other nuances will cause hormone levels to fall. Now here’s the interesting thing. While the majority of the work I do with hormones is helping to increase hormone levels, there are a few times where I have to help prevent hormone levels from becoming too high. And one of the hormones...

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