Heart Health via a Whole-Food, Unprocessed, Plant-Based Diet

Heart health supports health span, brain health, and vitality. Here are a few suggestions.   Eating a plant-based diet at any age may lower cardiovascular risk. People can choose among plant foods that are as close to natural as possible, not highly processed. More plant foods mean less risk. The most dangerous plaques go away… Continue reading Heart Health via a Whole-Food, Unprocessed, Plant-Based Diet

Longevity via a Whole-Food, Unprocessed, Plant-based Diet

People who improve the quality of their diets over time, eating more whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, and fish and less red and processed meats and sugary beverages, may significantly reduce their risk of premature death. Be aware that supermarket “whole grain bread” is not really whole grain.   A whole-food plant-based diet (avoid… Continue reading Longevity via a Whole-Food, Unprocessed, Plant-based Diet

Magnesium for longevity, long-term cognition, and vitality

Magnesium (Mg2+) plays an important physiological role particularly in the brain, heart, and skeletal muscles. Moreover, Mg2+ supplementation has been shown to be beneficial in treatment of, among others, preeclampsia, migraine, depression, coronary artery disease, and asthma. Two doctors discuss magnesium and magnesium supplementation. From the Mayo Clinic: Many Americans don’t get enough magnesium in… Continue reading Magnesium for longevity, long-term cognition, and vitality

Long-term cognition via minimizing neuroinflammation

  There is increasing evidence suggesting that chronic neuroinflammation is the most relevant pathological feature of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), regulating other pathological features, such as the accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) and hyperphosphorylation of Tau. Systemic inflammatory signals caused by systemic disorders are known to strongly influence neuroinflammation as a consequence of microglial activation, inflammatory mediator… Continue reading Long-term cognition via minimizing neuroinflammation