The Complexity of Treating Alzheimer’s Disease Requires a Broad Range of Effective Nutrients

There is not a single cause of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). As such, a single pill does not cure it or stop it. In addition, what might work well in treating inflammation is not effective in treating plaque or tangles. Current … Continue reading

The Best Measure for Heart Health

Homocysteine is an amino acid. It is a great predictor of health and longevity. Homocysteine used to be the Gold Standard for heart health. It has been replaced by the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. More on the … Continue reading

A Connection Between Diet and Depression

There are many causes of depression. Diet is one of them. Dr. Daniel Perlmutter wrote, Grain Brain. He discusses the role of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates in depression and other mental health issues. Dr. William Davis wrote, Wheat Belly. He … Continue reading

Three B’s of Health

I order several extra blood tests when I get my annual physical. One of them is a homocysteine level test. In the past, it had been considered by some scientists to be the gold standard of heart health. Today, the … Continue reading

Some Risks of Heart Disease are Easier to Control

Homocysteine is an amino acid. It is formed during the metabolism of methionine and cysteine. Methionine is an essential amino acid that our bodies do not produce. We have to get this amino acid from the foods we eat (Brazil … Continue reading

Brain Health and Heart Health Are Linked

Homocysteine is an amino acid that is commonly associated with higher cardiovascular disease risk. It also affects your brain as well as your heart. It has been linked to: ● Reduced blood flow to the brain ● Memory impairment ● … Continue reading

The Old Gold Standard for Heart Health

Homocysteine used to be the Gold Standard for heart health.  It has been replaced by the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids.  More on the new gold standard in a future blog. Homocysteine is an amino acid. It is … Continue reading