COVID and Long-Term Brain Disorders: What We Know & How to Learn More

COVID-19 and Long-term Brain Disorders, Alzheimer's

As doctors begin to see more and more patients with long-term impact from the COVID-19 virus (so called long-haulers), it’s important to consider what we know about similar viruses and use this evidence for treating patients who have contracted COVID-19 and are experiencing long-term brain disorders. It more than apparentRead …

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New Research Illuminates Polarizing Roles of IL-17 for Respiratory Distress and Mind-Body Connection

Commentary: COVID-19: a case for inhibiting IL-17? The cytokine, IL-17 has been in the news lately, but for very different reasons. We look at two areas of research: COVID-19 and the brain — one with a negative role the other positive. The cytokine’s predominant role is dependent on where itRead …

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Discovery: Caper Berry’s Quercetin Activates KCNQ Potassium Channel

For many years now, Amanda Archibald, RD, culinary genomics expert and author of The Genomic Kitchen, puts the caper berries at the top of her superfood list because of high levels of quercetin. It is well known that quercetin has been shown to decrease decrease the transcriptional activity of theRead …

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Yoga Reduces Migraine Incidence, Duration and Pain

Adding yoga as part of a regularly prescribed migraine treatment may be better than medication alone, according to a study published online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. This new research suggests that yoga reduces migraine frequency, duration and pain level. “Migraine is oneRead …

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Blood Test May Predict Concussion Severity

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Researchers have identified a blood biomarker that could measure concussion severity. A blood test may help researchers understand which people may take years to recover from concussion, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study lookedRead …

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Early morning exposure to blue light can help the healing process for mild traumatic brain injury

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Though exposure to blue light gets bad press, new research shows that the timing of the exposure can be beneficial. Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury, according to new research from the University of Arizona. “Daily exposureRead …

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Interview with Sara Gottfried, MD

In this interview with Dick Benson, editor of Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal, he speaks with Sara Gottfried, best selling author and board-certified gynecologist who specializes in helping women with natural hormone balance. The following is an excerpt of the interview, followed by the full–text interview. “Our current healthcare systemRead …

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Pine Bark Extract Improves Mild Cognitive Impairment

The benefits of pine bark extract continue to evolve with emerging science. This most recent study examined the benefits of Pycnogenol® (Horphag) supplementation over a two-month-period in otherwise healthy individuals with minimal cognitive impairment and initial cognitive dysfunction selected on the basis of their Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score. ImpairmentsRead …

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A Study Review: What Every Clinician Needs to Know About Brain Health and Omega-3s

By Sally Lynch, from Biotics Research / Not long ago, we seemed to accept the notion that humans only use 10% of their brains, as if the other 90% would remain a mystery forever. Today, not only has that myth been debunked, research on the brain is exploding and givingRead …

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