Posts Tagged "Alzheimer’s"

5 Uncommon Ways to Cure Loneliness

By Etta Hornsteiner
September 19th, 2018 Health & Wellness No Comments
lonely ship out to see

I was in the middle of writing this blog when I got the text from my niece’s husband.  He was rushing my niece to the hospital. The baby was coming earlier than expected.  In fact, four weeks early. My niece had asked me to be her so-called doula, so I quickly packed up my writing tools and headed to the hospital. The new addition to the family arrived before I got there.  Preparing the infant for the world was like changing everyday clothing for the two nurses that were stationed in the room. The newborn was hungry; so they fed her as my niece gradually recovered from…

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Fighting Chronic Inflammation Holistically

It’s the culprit behind the top three causes of death in Michigan—heart disease, Alzheimer’s and lung cancer. It’s also the culprit behind the top three health problems that cause the most disability —low back and neck pain, skin diseases and depressive disorders. What is this dangerous culprit? Chronic inflammation.

Inflammation is a part of the immune system’s defense when the body has an infection, an irritant or injury. (Think of the body’s reaction to a bee sting.) Immune-related cells send chemical messengers called cytokines to aid in the healing. Ho…

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systemic inflammation-trainer workout middle-aged woman

“Exercise is the poor man’s plastic surgery.” Maybe you’ve heard this popular fitness quote. Though intended for humor, the quote conveys a truth about exercise. That is, exercise not only makes us feel younger, it also makes us look younger. That’s because exercise slows down the aging process. But, apart from being a source of the fountain of youth, exercise is now recognized as one of the safest and economical ways to prevent many age-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and Alzheimer’s, which are now proven…

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