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Parkinson's - Benefits for Parkinson's by Bruce Brightman - LifeSource Vitamins - Article - Alpha Lipoic Acid

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects between one and one-and-a-half million Americans. Clinically, the disease is characterized by a decrease in spontaneous movements, gait difficulty, postural instability, rigidity and tremor. PD may appear at any age, but it is uncommon in people younger than 30, and the risk of developing it increases with age.

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Stroke Patients - Benefits for: by Bruce Brightman - LifeSource Vitamins - Article - Alpha Lipoic Acid

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted due to the presence of a blood clot (ischemic stroke) or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts (hemorrhagic stroke). Brain cells die when they no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood or when they are damaged by sudden bleeding into or around the brain.

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Alzheimer's Disease and Alpha Lipoic Acid: By Bruce Brightman - LifeSource Vitamins - Article

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that destroys cells in the brain. It is the leading cause of dementia, a condition that involves gradual memory loss, decline in the ability to perform routine tasks, disorientation, difficulty in learning, loss of language skills, impairment of judgment, and personality changes. The rate of progression of Alzheimer's varies from person to person.

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Testosterone - Acetyl-L Carnitine - An Alternative to Testosterone? - Article

Many men, as they get older, lose their sex drive; this may be associated with increased fatigue and sometimes depression. If their testosterone level is low, they are often treated with this hormone, in one form or another. But there are some risks (real or apparent) to the use of testosterone, so an alternative effective treatment would be very welcome.

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Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia with Acetyl-L-Carnitine While Boosting Brain Function. - Article

Acetyl-L-carnitine may offer unprecedented hope for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease or the aftereffects of a stroke. The human brain is uniquely powerful and complex, but it is sometimes difficult for it to fully recover from damage. People who have been affected by stroke, traumatic brain damage or age-associated dementia know this all too well. Fortunately, research studies suggest that ...

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Slow the Process of Alzheimer's Disease - Acetyl-L-carnitine Extremely Helpful - Article

In a double-blind, placebo study, acetyl-L-carnitine was administered to 7 probable Alzheimer's disease patients who were then compared by clinical and 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopic measures to 5 placebo-treated probable AD patients and 21 age-matched healthy controls over the course of 1 year. Compared to AD patients on placebo, acetyl-L-carnitine-treated patients showed significantly ...

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Melatonin Effective for Treating Insomnia in Children with ADHD. - Article

Insomnia is a chronic inability to obtain or sustain sleep. While everyone occasionally experiences sleeplessness, chronic insomnia is an ongoing, often debilitating condition. After a night of inadequate sleep, those with insomnia report impaired mental and physical abilities, diminished memory, reduced alertness, and impaired reaction time. Chronic lack of sleep threatens the well being, productivity, and ...

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Deep Breathing May Lead to Better Sleep - ZZZ's... - Article

Good quality sleep is a lost art in America. Sleep seems to be one problem that plagues many Americans. In my medical practice, although few patients complain about sleep deprivation as a primary complaint, it seems to be an almost universal secondary medical problem.

The average American get about 6.5 hours of sleep a night. I suspect that it is not a straight 6.5 hours but is broken up throughout ...

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Big Belly in Middle Age Increases Alzheimer's Risk - Article

It's not just about your weight. While previous research has found evidence that obesity in middle age raises the chances of developing dementia later, the new work found a separate risk from storing a lot of fat in the abdomen. Even people who weren't overweight were susceptible.

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Resveratrol from Red Wine May Help Postpone the Onset of Alzheimer's Disease. - Article

Lots of press has been given recently to the health benefits of moderate red wine or grape juice consumption.  Some of the components of red wine and grape juice, specifically resveratrol, quercetin and catechin, are powerful antioxidants.  Resveratrol, in particular, protects the nervous system 1 and reduces the risk of developing  Alzheimer's disease. (2,3) Alzheimer's disease is characterized by ...

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Positive Thought and Prayer by Bruce Brightman - LifeSource Vitamins - Article

Prayer and other practices of spirituality for health and the treatment of disease have been used for thousands of years. Many cultures, dating back to the beginning of recorded history, have used some form of spirituality as a healing therapy.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health defines prayer as "an active process of appealing to a higher spiritual ...

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Secondhand Smoke Increases Stroke Risk - Article

Women who smoke cigarettes have a greatly increased risk of suffering from a stroke if their spouse also smokes, reports the journal Stroke (2005;36:74-6).

Secondhand smoke, also known as environmental or passive tobacco smoke, is a mixture of the smoke from a lit cigarette and the exhaled smoke from the smoker. Environmental tobacco smoke is a human carcinogen, ...

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St. John's Wort: Good for More than Depression. - Article

A new study finds that St. John's wort (SJW) is a helpful treatment for somatoform disorders (SDs), according to Psychosomatic Medicine (2004;66:538-47). SDs are a group of conditions characterized by several ongoing physical symptoms that cannot be explained by any identifiable illness.

People with SDs may experience symptoms such as nausea, sexual dysfunction, widespread pain, and neurological ...

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Supplement Shown Effective for Common Depression. - Article - Chromium

Chromium supplements can relieve symptoms in some patients suffering from one type of depression (atypical depression), reports the Journal of Psychiatric Practice (2005;11:302-14).

Atypical depression, one of the most common forms of depression, is characterized by mood reactivity (increased sensitivity to being rejected by another person and improved mood when something good happens), increased ...

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Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms, Read this:- Article - Omegas

People being treated with medications for multiple sclerosis (MS) can benefit from eating a very-low-fat diet and supplementing with Omega 3 (fish oil), according to a study published in Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids (2005; 73:397-404).

MS is a chronic and progressive disease of the nervous system. Although the cause is not completely understood, it is clear that an ...

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Stroke - Preventative Potassium - Wow... by Bruce Brightman - LifeSource Vitamins - Article

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in Western societies. The most common type is caused by a blockage of one of the arteries that supplies oxygen to the brain, usually as a result of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Risk factors for stroke are similar to those for other types of cardiovascular disease: high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, cigarette smoking, ...

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Women - Iron Supplements May Help Fatigued Women. - Article

Women who experience unexplained fatigue, but who are not anaemic may benefit from iron supplementation.

However, the effect of any iron supplementation may be restricted to women with low or borderline serum ferritin concentrations, reports Dr Bernard Favrat and colleagues at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. They think their study is the first randomised clinical trial in women of ...

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Magnesium May Reduce Opiate Dependency and Cocaine Cravings. - Article

People addicted to opiate drugs, such as heroin and morphine, may be able to reduce their use by taking oral magnesium, according to a new study in Journal of Addictive Diseases (2003;22:49-61). Magnesium may also help cocaine addicts experience fewer cravings for the drug, although it is not clear that it reduces cocaine use.

Opiates and opioids are substances derived from opium or that have ...

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Why Omega 3 Is A Must For All Adults: by Bruce Brightman - LifeSource Vitamins - Article

Cancer is less common in communities that eat large amounts of fish, and the reason is thought to be the presence in fish of the long chain omega-3 polyunsaturates. Japanese women, for example, eat a lot of fish, and have a very low rate of breast, (and other) cancer. Men who eat fish frequently have a lower risk of prostate cancer. Stomach and intestinal cancers also appear to be less common in fish eaters.

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Useful for Schizophrenia - Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Antioxidants - Article

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids and specific antioxidants may relieve symptoms associated with schizophrenia and improve quality of life, according to a new study in Schizophrenia Research (2003;62:195-204). This is exciting news for the millions of people worldwide who suffer from this debilitating condition.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects more than 1% of the ...

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Women with Personality Disorder - Essential Fatty Acid (Omega 3), Shown Beneficial - Article

Women with moderately severe borderline personality disorder (BPD) may become less aggressive and less depressed by taking supplemental eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), according to a study in the American Journal of Psychiatry (2003;160:167-9). While EPA has been shown to be an effective adjunctive treatment for other mood disorders, this is the first study to suggest it may also be useful ...

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Vitamin D Plus Curcumin May Treat or Prevent Alzheimer's Disease: - Article

Alzheimer's is a debilitating disease that causes severe degeneration of brain tissue. Plaque deposits accumulate in the spaces between brain cells. The cells themselves form twisted, spaghetti-like masses called "neurofibrillary tangles." Why these changes happen in the brains of some people but not others remains a matter of speculation. Scientists are unsure as to which of these abnormalities occurs first ...

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Why LifeSource Vitamins uses Stevia and Not Sucralose: Splenda?� By; Bruce Brightman

If I could only use one word that word would be: SAFETY!  This is the only sweetener we felt comfortable to use in our Whey Proteins, Meal Replacements, Pre Workout Powders and anything else we make that needs sweetening.

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