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Category: Micronutrients and Mental Health

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind – It All Starts In The Cell.

In the last decade, there’s been an orchestrated effort to change the culture around mental health issues; But, while public service announcements may intend to remove the stigma, if we are honest with ourselves, that stigma remains.  Why is that?   One potential reason is this:  The ability to quantify emotional health is inherently challenging.  Consider how “easy” it is to quantify heart health – we have blood tests that monitor our risk o... Read More

The Impact of Zinc and Copper on Cognitive Function

The prevalence of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) in our aging population is frightening, affecting 10% of those over age 60, 20% of those over age 70, and 30% of those over age 80.1 There are roughly 5 to 6 million AD patients in the US and an equal number of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), memory loss, but not enough loss of function to be called AD. In general, MCI is a precursor to AD, with 80% eventually developing AD, at the rate of 15% per year.2 Supplementation with Zi... Read More