Boost your brain

Boost your brain

           The brain is the body’s master computer. Although it operates like a computer when it comes to processing information, our brain doesn’t have a “reset” button when it begins to break down.      

 

For the first time in human history, we are living longer than ever before and the rate of growth of the older population is unprecedented!  By 2050 it is projected that there will be over 4 million people over 100 years old.                                                                     

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Metabolic Syndrome – A National Epidemic

Metabolic Syndrome – A National Epidemic

Metabolic Syndrome is a disorder that represents multiple conditions such as:  elevated blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels, all occurring together. Metabolic Syndrome can put you at risk for diabetes, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, excess abdominal fat and obesity.

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A note from the heart

A note from the heart

Taking care of your heart is a life-long process. Unlike other diseases, heart disease may be preventable if you start taking care of your heart early with the proper diet and exercise. Monitoring your cardio bio-markers is also needed to help you to understand your risks and allow you the chance make any changes needed to maintain a healthy heart.

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Anti-Aging Tips for the New Year

Anti-Aging Tips for the New Year

It’s that time again! Time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the New Year. While many people use this time to make their resolutions to break the bad habits and create good healthy habits, here are some easy tips that you should consider that may just be able to help you live longer and age better:

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Dopamine – The reward chemical

Dopamine – The reward chemical

Dopamine is associated with physical movement, memory, alertness, attention, emotions and perception Think of dopamine as the reward and pleasure center of the brain

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Healthy Tips for Longevity

Healthy Tips for Longevity

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver". - Mahatma Gandhi
 

Staying healthy is not always easy but we can help. Here are 10 things you can do that make a BIG difference in your health:

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Missing those ZZZ’s - The Sleep Loss Epidemic

Missing those ZZZ’s - The Sleep Loss Epidemic

Based on an Article from the Wharton University of Pennsylvania, everyone needs more sleep. Some people know they need more sleep, and experience the symptoms, groggy, grumpy and overall tiredness while others are proud of the fact that they can exist on 4 or less hours of sleep each night.

The bottom line is that a lack of sleep takes a toll on the mind, the body and our overall productivity.

“Lack of sleep is nothing less than a public health epidemic. “We know that being a shift worker is very hard on the body, and it’s almost like everyone is a shift worker these days because we’re all doing these crazy things at all hours, and our body likes consistency” – Nancy Rothstein-Corporate Sleep Consultant

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The Benefits of Tea Baths

The Benefits of Tea Baths

If you’ve been a patient of Dr. Parker’s for a while or have been to any of ILIV’s educational talks, you’ve probably heard him recommend taking a “Tea Bath”. 

Why?  Research supports the benefits of Tea because of its many antioxidant and antimicrobial qualities.  

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Preserve Your Brain with Meditation

Preserve Your Brain with Meditation

As the average life expectancy has increased to the record high of 78.8 years, dementia and Alzheimer’s is also rising at record rates. The Alzheimer’s Association is expecting the number of people with Alzheimer’s or other age related dementia to triple by 2050 to over 13.8 million people diagnosed.

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Lengthen Telomeres and Lengthen Life

Lengthen Telomeres and Lengthen Life

 What is a Telomere and how can it lengthen your life? A telomere is part of our cells that affects how our cells age.

It is part of our DNA that actually protects our cells from damage by acting like an “end cap” for each DNA strand protecting our chromosomes so our cells can reproduce. Each time our cells reproduce, the telomere gets shorter and over time, eventually cell division stops. 

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Feeling Depressed? Tired? Aches & Pains? Check your Vitamin D

Feeling Depressed? Tired? Aches & Pains? Check your Vitamin D

A study published in 2014 shows that Low serum vitamin D level is a predictor of depressive symptoms. Other symptoms of vitamin D deficiency are sometimes vague and can include tiredness and general aches and pains and overall just feeling down and out.

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The SMART Way to Reach your Goals in the New Year

The SMART Way to Reach your Goals in the New Year

Research shows that people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions. 

Many people start the New Year off with a list of personal goals and they have good intentions to follow through and successfully accomplish those goals. Unfortunately, only about 8% of people actually achieve their goals. These successful people know that there is a planning process that starts with defining the goal, with the successful outcome in mind.

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