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Improve Your Memory By Improving Brain Circulation

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Resveratrol supplementation has shown to improve executive function and memory in older adults (Thaung Zaw JJ., et.al., 2017).

The benefits were due to improved cerebral perfusion, circulation in the brain.

When 80 post-menopausal women were supplementing with trans-resveratrol or a placebo for 14 weeks, the researchers found that the women taking the resveratrol had significant improvements in verbal memory and overall cognitive function (Evans HM, et.al., 2017).

The researchers also measured cerebrovascular responsiveness and found an increase of 17% in the women taking resveratrol.

The dosage producing the improvements was low.

 

Only 75 mg of resveratrol taken twice a day was required to produce the results.

Post-menopausal women are at a higher risk for memory loss because of hormonal changes.

The bioavailability of resveratrol is low. That can, however, be greatly improved by using a methylated form of resveratrol (Wen X, Walle T, 2017).

 

 

References:

Evans HM, Howe PR, Wong RH. Clinical Evaluation of Effects of Chronic Resveratrol Supplementation on Cerebrovascular Function, Cognition, Mood, Physical Function and General Well-Being in Postmenopausal Women-Rationale and Study Design. Nutrients. 2016 Mar 9;8(3):150.

 

Thaung Zaw JJ, Howe PRC, Wong RHX. Does phytoestrogen supplementation improve cognition in humans? A systematic review. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2017 Sep;1403(1):150-163.

 

Wen X, Walle T. Methylated flavonoids have greatly improved intestinal absorption and metabolic stability. Drug Metab Dispos. 2006 Oct;34(10):1786-92.

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Resveratrol is found in the skin of grapes, but also in other various plants. It is known as an antioxidant and got a lot of attention when a study on mice showed that resveratrol increased their lifespan spite of a high fat, high-calorie diet. Some of the changes included improved insulin sensitivity, increased number of mitochondria (the energy producing entity of the cell) and improved motor function (they moved better).

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Reduce Inflammation By Adding 1 Food

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You can reduce inflammation by adding just 1 type of food to your diet.

If you also remove another food, you will get even better results.

When a group of type 2 diabetes patients replaced 2 servings of red meat with different types of legumes like lentils, chickpeas, peas and beans for only 3 days per week for 8 weeks, this was the result (Hosseinpour-Niazi S, et.al., 2015).

 

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The legumes resulted in significantly reduced levels of the inflammatory markers hs-CRP, IL-6 and TNF-alpha, compared to when they ingested the red meat instead of the legumes.

 

After consuming a legume diet for 6 weeks, comparing it to their regular diet, first-degree relatives of patients with diabetes had significantly reduced levels of hs-CRP (Saraf-Bank F, et.al., 2015).

Women with the highest legume intake had lower levels of hs-CRP, IL-6 and TNF-alpha compared to the ones with the lowest intake (Ezmaillzadeh A, Azakbakht L, 2012).

 

Just by adding beans or lentils to your meals, you can reduce low-grade inflammation significantly.

That is not difficult. Adding beans to a salad is easy, and if you substitute potatoes or rice with beans or lentils, you should notice a nice difference in your inflammatory markers.

Not only will you see a difference there, but most likely you will also see a reduction in cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well.

 

 

References:

  1. Hosseinpour-Niazi, S., Mirmiran, P., Fallah-Ghohroudi, A., & Azizi, F. (2015). Non-soya legume-based therapeutic lifestyle change diet reduces inflammatory status in diabetic patients: a randomised cross-over clinical trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 114(2), 213-219.
  2. Saraf-Bank, S., Esmaillzadeh, A., Faghihimani, E., & Azadbakht, L. (2015). Effect of non-soy legume consumption on inflammation and serum adiponectin levels among first-degree relatives of patients with diabetes: A randomized, crossover study. Nutrition, 31(3), 459-465.
  3. Esmaillzadeh, A., & Azadbakht, L. (2012). Legume consumption is inversely associated with serum concentrations of adhesion molecules and inflammatory biomarkers among Iranian women. The Journal of nutrition, 142(2), 334-339.

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Recommendations that work. Foods that can reduce inflammation. This is not a regular diet.

3 Important Benefits of Flax Seeds

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One of the impressive health benefits of flax seeds is the ability to decrease blood pressure (Rodriguez-Leyva D, et.al., 2013).

In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, 30 g of flax seeds daily for 6 months reduced the systolic blood pressure of 10 mm Hg and the diastolic blood pressure with 7 mm Hg.

 This is as good as some blood pressure medications, and instead of side-effects, you get even additional benefits.

13 g of flax seeds daily has shown to decrease blood glucose and insulin and improve insulin sensitivity in obese individuals with pre-diabetes (Hutchins AM, et.al., 2013).

Flax seeds can also lower cholesterol. 

In just 7 days a drink made of flax seeds lowered total cholesterol by 12% and LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) 15% (Kristensen M, et.al., 2012).

Even if many people are not aware of these health benefits, it’s been known for a long time that flax seeds can reduce total cholesterol, LDL and decrease the blood glucose after a meal (Cunnane SC, et.al., 1993).

 

It is very important to keep the blood glucose in a good range even after a meal, it is not enough to only have good fasting blood glucose.

I recommend grinding 2 tablespoons of flax seeds in a coffee grinder and put them in a glass with water, stir it and drink it thick. You can of course also sprinkle it on food, like a salad if you prefer.

 

References

Cunnane, S. C., Ganguli, S., Menard, C., Liede, A. C., Hamadeh, M. J., Chen, Z. Y., … & Jenkins, D. J. (1993). High α-linolenic acid flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum): some nutritional properties in humansBritish Journal of Nutrition69(2), 443-453.

Hutchins, A. M., Brown, B. D., Cunnane, S. C., Domitrovich, S. G., Adams, E. R., & Bobowiec, C. E. (2013). Daily flaxseed consumption improves glycemic control in obese men and women with pre-diabetes: a randomized study. Nutrition research33(5), 367-375.

Kristensen, M., Jensen, M. G., Aarestrup, J., Petersen, K. E., Søndergaard, L., Mikkelsen, M. S., & Astrup, A. (2012). Flaxseed dietary fibers lower cholesterol and increase fecal fat excretion, but the magnitude of the effect depends on food typeNutrition & Metabolism9(1), 8.

Rodriguez-Leyva, D., Weighell, W., Edel, A. L., LaVallee, R., Dibrov, E., Pinneker, R., … & Pierce, G. N. (2013). Potent Antihypertensive Action of Dietary Flaxseed in Hypertensive PatientsNovelty and Significance. Hypertension62(6), 1081-1089.

This is how you can protect your skin.

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Ultraviolet light is causing oxidative stress and that is damaging to the skin.

This also leads to the depletion of important cellular antioxidants, especially glutathione, which you may have guessed.

Glutathione is a very effective antioxidant.

Glutathione protects the liver, it’s involved in detoxification, and it also regulates the immune system.

The body is making this antioxidant, but the problem is that it is making less as we get older.

When we get into our forties, we start to make approximately 10% less each year.

The logical solution would be to take glutathione, but regular glutathione is not effective as a treatment, because it is oxidized (damaged in the stomach).

For that reason the researchers in this study used S-Acetyl Glutathione because that has been shown to effectively get into the cells.

The research showed that the S-Acetyl Glutathione increased the intra cellular glutathione level and protected against ultraviolet induced free radical damage and lipid peroxidation (Wright D, et al. 2013). 

Most of the glutathione on the market is not getting into the cells where it is needed.

To ensure that you receive the benefits of glutathione use S-Acetyl Glutathione.

Wright D1, Zampagni M, Evangelisti E, Conti S, D’Adamio G, Goti A, Becatti M, Fiorillo C, Taddei N, Cecchi C, Liguri G. Protective properties of novel S-acyl-glutathione thioesters against ultraviolet-induced oxidative stress. Photochem Photobiol. 2013 Mar-Apr;89(2):442-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2012.01231.x. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

 

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This is a very important factor if you want to slow down your aging.

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Inflammation may be the most important factor affecting how we age, but inflammation is also directly tied to free radical damage.

We cannot really separate the two since we will always have increased inflammation when we have increased free radical damage.

Some times it can be difficult to tell what came first, the inflammation or the free radical damage.

When several biomarkers were examined in 1,554 individuals ranging in age from 85 years to over 100 years old, inflammation was the marker which predicted all-cause mortality the best (Arai Y, et al. 2015).

Centenarians had also maintained long telomeres.

Telomeres are the DNA-protein caps at the end of chromosomes which protects the genomic DNA from damage.

We know that the food we eat can have a major effect on inflammation, but what else can you do that will have a measurable effect on inflammation?

You can take curcumin.

Research on curcumin, a component of turmeric, has documented the ability of this natural substance to regulate numerous inflammatory pathways (Gupta SC, et al. 2013, Aggarval BB, Harikumar KB, 2009).

Some of the inflammatory cytokines it has shown to reduce are NF-kappaB, TNF-alpha, IL-1, IL-6, cox-2 and CRP.

The list is quite impressive, especially since curcumin has been found to be very safe.

It does not produce any of the side effects anti-inflammatory drugs do.

You just have to remember that regular curcumin is not well absorbed, so be sure you take a formula proven to be better absorbed.

Aggarwal BB1, Harikumar KB. Potential therapeutic effects of curcumin, the anti-inflammatory agent, against neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2009 Jan;41(1):40-59. doi: 10.1016/j.biocel.2008.06.010. Epub 2008 Jul 9.
Arai Y1, Martin-Ruiz CM2, Takayama M3, Abe Y1, Takebayashi T4, Koyasu S5, Suematsu M6, Hirose N1, von Zglinicki T2. Inflammation, But Not Telomere Length, Predicts Successful Ageing at Extreme Old Age: A Longitudinal Study of Semi-supercentenarians. EBioMedicine. 2015 Jul 29;2(10):1549-58. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2015.07.029. eCollection 2015.
Gupta SC1, Patchva S, Aggarwal BB. Therapeutic roles of curcumin: lessons learned from clinical trials. AAPS J. 2013 Jan;15(1):195-218. doi: 10.1208/s12248-012-9432-8. Epub 2012 Nov 10.

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Oxidative stress increases aging.

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Results of a large study suggests two mechanisms involved in the aging process (Zierer J, et al. 2016).

The research involved 3,511 women and the results were replicated in an additional 904 participants.

They found metabolites indicating increased oxidative stress due to alterations of the glutathione metabolism.

This has previously been related to shortened telomere length and aging.

These metabolites were also correlated with functional measures of aging like decreased lung, liver and kidney function and higher blood pressure.

Glutathione is an antioxidant mainly produced in the liver which is also involved in detoxification.

The research highlighted the importance of detoxification of especially the reactive oxygen species involved in aging.

Since the body is making glutathione should that be a problem?

Yes it is, since we are producing less glutathione as we get older, and at the same time, actually using more.

We can, however, do something about that by taking s-acethyl glutathione which will help to replenish the glutathione in the cells.

This is very effective.

Regular reduced glutathione is however not very effective since it is oxidized in the stomach and very little is absorbed.

Glutathione needs to get into the cells and s-acethyl glutathione does that.

Zierer J1,2, Kastenmüller G1,2, Suhre K2,3, Gieger C4,5,6, Codd V7, Tsai PC1, Bell J1, Peters A5, Strauch K8, Schulz H9,10, Weidinger S11, Mohney RP12, Samani NJ7,13, Spector T1, Mangino M1,14, Menni C1. Metabolomics profiling reveals novel markers for leukocyte telomere length. Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Jan;8(1):77-94.

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