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2014-11-28

Vitamin D for Winter-Related Eczema

In children at risk of vitamin D deficiency, a new study has shown that supplementation improves winter-related atopic dermatitis (AD, more commonly known as eczema)  and could provide a safe alternative to UV light treatment.

2014-11-26

How Alzheimer's can Spread

Here's my last post before the American Thanksgiving, and living in Canada, you can read my old rant on the Black Friday that follows.

Anyway, ok, so here's a short post on a new study I came across that sheds light on how the toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's--amyloid-beta--and how it gets transmitted.

2014-11-07

MCT Oil Helps Prevent Brain Ageing

Here's my first post in almost a couple weeks, and in that time, I had the privilege of being an "expert guest" (I know, sounds special right?) on a couple radio interviews: one on cognitive health and the nutrient called PQQ, and the other one just a couple nights ago on medical marijuana. Part of that interview on marijuana focused on it's incredible therapeutic value for a rare form of epilepsy that a number of children suffer from.

Now to make the transition to today's topic of discussion, another therapy shown to help some individuals with epilepsy is a ketogenic diet and the use of MCT oil (medium-chain fatty acids), which is another less known natural health product that's been gaining traction--especially with respect to Alzheimer's disease.

And just as I've been talking more and more about the benefits of MCT oil, here's a brand new study that shows how great this increasingly popular and healthy oil actually is--and again, it all boils down to mitochondria and cellular energetics, the topic of my recently released book.

In this new study, researchers suggest that signs of brain ageing can be postponed in mice when placed on a high-fat diet using MCT oil. This opens the possibility of treatment of children suffering from premature aging (Cockayne syndrome), but also adults with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.