Memory & Brain Support

  1. Depression drugs could be deadly in heart patients

    This common drug can be deadly in heart patients

    Your doctor will SAY that he's doing it to help you.

    He'll INSIST that he's trying to save your life.

    He'll SWEAR up and down that treating depression after a heart attack is key to your overall survival.

    He's right about that last part.

    Fighting mood disorders IS essential to recovery and longevity, as heart patients with depression are three to four times more likely to die.

    But he's WRONG about how to treat it. He's DEAD wrong -- because the drugs that he claims will save you could actually KILL you.

    New research focused on the patients who are most at risk, looking at nearly 9,000 folks who'd just survived the scare of a lifetime.

    They'd each had a heart attack.

    It's an emotional time in any life. Some feel closer to God... others feel closer to the grave.

    You can be happy to be alive and yet sad to be so sick -- and it's normal to feel gratitude, anxiety, fear, and flat-out depressed.

    Some folks run through ALL of those emotions!

    All of the patients in the study were no doubt sent home from the hospital with a host of new meds because of their heart problems.

    But 6 percent found one extra pill in the mix: They were given antidepressant drugs to deal with their post-attack mood problems.

    In theory, this should've helped them. In theory, they should've had a better survival rate.

    In theory (and at the very least), they shouldn't have had a WORSE survival rate. But in reality, that's just what happened.

    Over the next 12 months, they had a 66 percent higher risk of death from any cause than the folks who didn't get the antidepressants.

    The study doesn't prove that the drugs caused this risk, and it doesn't show the reason for it.

    It could be that these meds are simply bad news in heart patients.

    It could be that depression leads to inflammation, which can worsen heart problems -- and the drugs don't treat inflammation.

    It could be that the drugs simply aren't very good at treating the depression itself.

    It could be all of the above.

    But if you're battling heart problems and mood disorders, you don't want to mess around with "could be."

    You want proven help.

    Brain-boosting nutrients such as B vitamins and fish oil can ease depression, fight inflammation, and protect the heart at the same time. If you need a little more help, this is the perfect time to consider homeopathic remedies, which are often highly effective.

    Because they're highly diluted, they generally won't interact with medications, but speak with a doctor just to make sure.

  2. Dementia damage linked to daytime sleepiness

    Sleepy? It could be a warning from your brain!

    Everyone loves a nap.

    If I had the time, I'd like to take a daytime doze myself!

    But there's a difference between WANTING a nap and desperately NEEDING one.

    And if you're in that second category... if you're plumb exhausted in the middle of the day and don't know why... I've got your wake-up call today.

    All of that sleepiness could be a warning sign of a DANGEROUS change taking place deep inside your brain!

    New research shows how feeling very tired during the day isn't just a signal that you're running a wink or two short of 40 every night.

    It may be a warning sign of sleep so poor that it could lead to damage inside of your brain that could eventually trigger dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

    You won't feel that damage -- not at first, anyway -- because it unfolds very, very slowly.

    In the new study, scans taken across up to seven years found that the folks who were very tired during the day had dramatic changes inside the brain.

    They had higher levels of beta-amyloid plaques, the "junk" proteins that clog up the brain and lead to cognitive struggles and, eventually, dementia.

    No one in the study had the condition yet. But they were certainly well on the way there, especially if that damage continued.

    That's why we're not going to let it continue.

    We're going to act now, because this isn't the only time that problems in bed have been linked to dementia and dementia-related damage in the brain.

    One study earlier this year even found that just a single night of missed sleep can cause those same junky proteins to accumulate up in your gray matter.

    And, of course, other studies over the years have found a consistent link between poor sleep now and dementia risk later.

    But you can stop it. You can stop it now... sleep better than ever... enjoy more energy during the day... and save your brain years down the road.

    Sometimes, it's as easy as fixing bad habits: Avoid caffeine and alcohol... turn off the TV a little earlier.

    But that's not going to do the trick for everyone, especially folks who are so tired that their days are ruined.

    That's often a sign of another deeper problem. In older people, it's generally an indication of hormonal problems.

    Complete testing and treatment can restore your balance and help you sleep better than ever, keeping you from feeling tired during the day and making sure that your brain stays sharp for years to come.

    If you're in the San Diego area, I can run those tests right here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.

    Not in the area? I'm also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

    And don't forget to connect with me on Facebook!

  3. Neuropathy linked to gluten in diet

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  4. Cognitive decline stopped with a ‘super aging’ brain

    Groundbreaking study shows how to SLOW aging in your brain! It's the stunning difference inside the brain that can practically STOP time, HALT aging, PROTECT your memory, and PRESERVE your vital cognitive function. It's the difference between starting to slip mentally in your 60s... and hitting 80 while staying as sharp and vibrant as ever. Doctors can't explain this difference...
  5. Antidepressants are too risky to use

    Beat depression WITHOUT drugs It's the ugly new push to get MILLIONS of new people on antidepressants. Never mind that the drugs don't actually treat the CAUSE of the depression. Never mind that millions of people can tell you firsthand that they either don't work or don't work well. And never mind that the drugs can rob of you of...
  6. Parkinson’s disease linked to calcium

    Could THIS be what finally CURES Parkinson's disease? There's new hope today in the battle against one of the most frightening diseases of aging. So far, the mainstream has been completely powerless against Parkinson's disease. It can't stop it. It can barely even slow it down. It can't even recognize the condition early enough to give people the help they...
  7. Dementia linked to lack of awareness

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  8. Shock treatment is making a comeback

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  9. Antidepressants pushed on older Americans

    WATCH OUT: Ugly new push to drug millions of older Americans Antidepressants are treated like magic beans that can cure just about anything. They're given for pain... sleep... hives... migraines... sexual dysfunction... and more. Some docs even prescribe the drugs for pee problems! But they're not magic beans. There's little to no evidence these drugs work for ANY of those...
  10. Stroke survivors run higher risk of dementia

    The hidden damage of a stroke... and how to STOP it Baseball spring training starts up this week, and everyone knows the rule when you're at the plate: three strikes and you're out. Out in the real world, you don't always get a third strike. When it comes to one major health risk, it could be two STROKES and you're...
  11. Alzheimer’s disease linked to daytime drowsiness

    Is a nap actually an urgent warning? Everyone loves a nap, right? A quick daytime doze can help you recharge and get you ready for the rest of your day. But there's a difference between snoozing because you WANT to... and knocking out because you HAVE to. And if your own naps are more of the latter these days, it's...
  12. Curcumin eases memory loss

    Protect your memory... even if it's already slipping! It's the brain-boosting breakthrough that every senior has been waiting for! New research reveals what may be the ultimate key to protecting your memory as you get older. This simple, safe, and inexpensive natural compound can help you keep sharp... even if you already feel like you're starting to slip. More importantly...
  13. Dementia linked to anxiety in seniors

    This could be the very first warning sign of dementia Ask any doctor, even a top neurologist, and he'll be forced to admit the truth: He doesn't know why some people develop dementia. Docs don't know WHAT causes the disease... or even WHEN it starts. Now, the latest research could change all that. It unlocks what could be one of...
  14. Stop memory loss… with walking?

    The dollar-store secret to a better brain As much as I like a good bargain, I'm no fan of dollar stores. They're a reminder of the truth to the old adage that you get what you pay for. But there's one thing you'll find in any big dollar store that's worth more than a buck. A simple pedometer has the...
  15. Parkinson’s disease may not always be what it looks like

    Could Parkinson's disease really be something else? Music icon Neil Diamond just delivered devastating news to his millions of devoted fans: He's giving up live performances, and it's for one of the most heartbreaking reasons possible. He has Parkinson's disease. Diamond said that the disease makes it difficult for him to travel and be onstage. But what if his career...
  16. Leafy green nutrients slash dementia risk

    This supermarket secret can give you a younger brain It was a stunning announcement from Big Pharma. One of the biggest players in the game is throwing in the towel on dementia drugs! It's giving up on the development of the meds, and others are expected to follow suit after spending billions on research with absolutely NOTHING to show for...
  17. Dementia linked to high urea levels

    Cutting-edge study reveals new dementia risk Cutting the risk of dementia is one of the holy grails of modern medicine. Most mainstream scientists admit that they have NO CLUE what causes the disease... and they're POWERLESS to stop it. The best they can say is try to live healthily -- eat right, get a little exercise -- and maybe you'll...
  18. Memory loss reversed with better sleep

    Preserve and protect memory with this nighttime trick Improve your memory... literally overnight? I know that sounds too good to be true, but maybe you should sleep on it before you dismiss it. I've got a secret to boosting your brainpower and keeping yourself sharp as you get older, and you're not going to believe how easy it is. It's...
  19. Stroke recovery improved with ginkgo

    What every stroke survivor needs for a better, quicker recovery It's an instant where everything changes... and you might never feel the same way again. Surviving a stroke often means battling lasting and, in some cases, permanent damage -- and not just the notorious speech, nerve, and muscle problems that can leave you in pain or even disabled. Some folks...
  20. Cellphone radiation is a nighttime risk

    New warning over cellphone radiation Once again, today's news is ripped from the headlines of yesterday's House Calls. You know that I'm an advocate of keeping your cellphone away from your body as much as possible -- and now, a new government warning backs my advice in a big way. The state of California is advising concerned residents to avoid...

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