Factors affecting cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease that you can change.

Factors affecting cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease that you can change.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Research has found associations between neuroinflammation and oxysterol (oxidated cholesterol) levels on autopsies of the brains of patients who had Alzheimer’s disease (Testa G, et.al., 2016). These results strongly support the association between changes in oxysterol levels and Alzheimer’s disease progression. LDL are the particles that easily get oxidized, and...
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This natural ingredient has shown anti-aging properties.

This natural ingredient has shown anti-aging properties.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
This natural ingredient has shown anti-aging properties. A lot of scientists are working on solutions to slow down and even reverse the aging process. The following study investigated if Berberine a natural ingredient would affect aging. Key pathologies of aging, including oxidative stress, mitochondrial malfunction, and the associated mTOR, AMPK...
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One thing you need to take care of to live a long and healthy life.

One thing you need to take care of to live a long and healthy life.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  You need a well-functioning cardiovascular system. Every organ and tissue in the body need nutrition and oxygen, and the vascular system transports that throughout the body. Without proper nutrient supply tissue will degenerate instead of regenerate. Calcium deposits (plaque) will reduce circulation, make the blood vessels less flexible resulting...
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Can the plant substance Berberine help prevent Alzheimer’s?

Can the plant substance Berberine help prevent Alzheimer’s?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Berberine has been used extensively in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of various diseases, including diabetes and dementia. The following is a laboratory study performed on cells. Since berberine has shown to be neuroprotective, the research was conducted to investigate if berberine could be helpful in treating early stage...
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What will increase your risk tendon injuries. It may not be what you think.

What will increase your risk tendon injuries. It may not be what you think.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  This research was carried out in Denmark and data from 5856 individuals (median age 62 years) were included (Skovgard D, et.al., 2021). These induviduals were followed for 3 years. Individuals with elevated HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) even in the prediabetic range (HbA1c>5.7%) had 3 times higher risk of tendon injury...
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This plant substance does amazing things.

This plant substance does amazing things.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Berberine is a very interesting plant compound. Research is now finding that berberine provides multiple health benefits. Increasing evidence indicates that the gut microbiota may serve as a target for the multifunctional effects of berberine (Yang S, et al., 2921). Under the pathological conditions of atherosclerosis and metabolic diseases,...
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Who should take Berberine?

Who should take Berberine?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Most people could benefit from taking Berberine because it affects many important functions. Insulin resistance and inflammation are getting more and more common and are factors that Berberine can influence. The research published by Anil Poudel and the other authors demonstrated that Berberine improved cytokine-induced inflammation (Poudel A, et...
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Protect your nervous system.

Protect your nervous system.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  As more and more people live longer neurological problems are getting more and more common. There are however things you can do to help protect yourself. The earlier you start the better it is since prevention is always easier than treating a neurological problem. Berberine is an interesting plant...
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This plant extract can kill both bacteria and virus and provide a lot of other benefits.

This plant extract can kill both bacteria and virus and provide a lot of other benefits.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
This formula contains Berberine and Green Tea and was designed to support a healthy glucose metabolism and the cardiovascular system. It also exhibits anti inflammatory and antiviral activities.
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Can glucose levels within the normal range be harmful?

Can glucose levels within the normal range be harmful?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  The participants of this study were 266 cognitively healthy individuals without type 2 diabetes, 60-64 years of age (Cherbuin N, et al., 2012). MRI scans of their brains were recorded at the beginning of the study and 4 years later. Plasma glucose levels were found to be significantly associated...
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Research shows how to reduce neuroinflammation and potentially help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Research shows how to reduce neuroinflammation and potentially help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Berberine a plant compound has shown several health benefits. The following are some interesting examples of that. Berberine suppresses neuroinflammatory responses through activation of the AMP-activated protein kinase (Lu DY, et al., 2010). AMP-activated protein kinase is an enzyme involved in energy metabolism. Berberine has shown to inhibit proinflammatory...
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