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MIND DIET

MIND DIET

M Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is the early stage of cognitive ability loss (such as language/hearing/ visual/spatial perception) in individuals who maintain the ability to independently perform their activities of daily living. The 4 ½ year study done by Rush University nutritional epidemiologists found that people who followed the MIND diet had 53% less reduced risk of moving onto the dementia spectrum. The overall findings: Maintain good blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood glucose levels. Stop smoking and limit alcohol…

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How Is Your Ticker, Fellas?

How Is Your Ticker, Fellas?

June is men’s’ health month. Realize your heart is the muscle that pumps blood around your body. It beats up to 100,000 times a day to deliver oxygen and the nutrients needed for your body to work properly and be healthy.   There are conditions of the heart that need to be monitored professionally, such as angina, arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, heart attack, cardiomyopathy and stroke. If you have any of these conditions, please be sure to have regular check-ups…

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Shoulding Yourself?

Shoulding Yourself?

Psychotherapist, Karen Horney identified the “tyranny of the should”: as dividing our personalities into an ideal self and a real self being, the human tendency to tell ourselves what “what we have to do” even if it doesn’t fit into our values or goals. The Shoulds: Are your “shoulds” a personal distraction, or a procrastination technique? Telling yourself that you have an obligation to do something different from what you are doing? Are you stuck in what you should feel…

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Beat Boredom

Beat Boredom

Beating Boredom is a process.  Boredom is easily caused by not really knowing the direction your life is taking at whatever age you may be.  Many people mistake boredom for not feeing challenged. Let’s try a 31-day challenge to beat boredom. Socialize every day! Read a random Wikipedia/etc. article each day Go to your local library and find an interesting book Ask your friends to teach you a skill they have Eliminate a bad habit Stargazing at night gives perspective…

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Boost Your Hearing to Aid Your Memory

Boost Your Hearing to Aid Your Memory

Hearing loss is Never Normal. Mayo Clinic studies have shown that hearing woes grow into cognitive decline. When hearing difficulty prevents you from engaging in your life that will lead to the psychological consequences of social isolation and depression. Suggestions from the study are: Have you hearing tested annually over the age of 60? Review all hearing aid option to find the best for you. When you have been given hearing aids WEAR THEM DIALY. Get tested for hearing loss,…

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Got Bloat?

Got Bloat?

Bloating usually happens when excess gas builds up anywhere in the (GI) gastrointestinal tract. When bloating occurs, it may be possible to speed up the relief process by tackling the common triggers for bloating: Digestive issues.. Constipation and food allergy intolerances can lead to bloating. Excess gas may also build up behind the stool, making the bloating worse. Diet. Fizzy drinks, too much salt or sugar, and not enough fiber in the diet can all cause bloating. Relief may be…

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Stop Drum Scrolling

Stop Drum Scrolling

We all have that voice in our heads but is it doing more harm than good? Doom scrolling, meaning obsessively scanning your world and media for bad news. It triggers the release of stress hormones that can affect your mental and physical health. Is it undermining reasoning and decision making? University of Michigan Psychologist, Ethan Kross, writes on how to change to a better perception. The past few years of “all negative” chatter have brought out two feelings that weaken…

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A Picture is Worth……

A Picture is Worth……

“A Chinese proverb is ‘I hear, and I forget; I see, and I remember,” In reviewing a study by Amy Poremba and James Bigelow at University of Iowa brought many supporting statistics to light. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you’ll remember 65%. It takes 13 milliseconds for the human brain to process an image. Hearing to absorb 3 seconds. The study suggests the brain may process auditory…

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Oral Care for Seniors

Oral Care for Seniors

Oral diseases of teeth and gums, are common among our oldest Americans who grew up without the benefit of community water fluoridation and other fluoride products. Often why a dentist asks “are you pre-medicated” before doing many procedures.  Periodontal (gum) disease or tooth decay (cavities) are the most frequent causes of tooth loss. Most older Americans take both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Over 400 commonly used medications can cause a reduction of saliva, a dry mouth and increases the risk…

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Lowing Your B/P

Lowing Your B/P

Cleveland Clinics’ Heart and Blood Pressure Disorder Center study found that multiple factors are at fault for increase in B/P during COVID.. The primary reasons found were increase in stress, in alcohol intake, not enough exercise, lack of sleep, and putting off needed medical care. Know you Numbers.  Check your B/P. Best average B/P is 120/80. If you reach 130/80 plus you should be under MD care. Eat the right foods. DASH is the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension plan…

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