Health Optimization

High Fat Ketogenic Diet More Effective than Pysch Drugs for Schizophrenia and Mental Health

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Health Optimization

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the August 6, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show (click link above to listen to the show) Health Impact News has published many articles about the low-carb high-fat ketogenic diet, and its favorable influences on several diseases or dysfunctional health conditions. The ketogenic diet was originally developed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1920s to stop seizures in children with epilepsy, when pharmaceutical drugs did not work. More recently, the ketogenic diet has been used successfully for neurological disorders such as...

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Simply Fearing The Day Will Be Stressful Worsens Memory, Focus, Productivity

Posted on Nov 6, 2018 in Health Optimization

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 30, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show (click link above to listen to the show)     Be optimistic, at least in the morning. Just believing your day will be stressful after you wake up can cause you to be less productive and make a day at the office even harder, a new study finds. That’s because when you start a day off thinking about a later event that could bring about more stress, your working memory weakens, say researchers from Penn State University. Working memory, of course, controls your ability to process...

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1 in 9 U.S. adults over 45 reports memory problems

Posted on Oct 24, 2018 in Chronic Disease, Health Optimization

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 16, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show (click link above to listen to the show)   If you’re middle-aged and you think you’re losing your memory, you’re not alone, a new U.S. government report shows. In fact, one in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they are experiencing thinking declines. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noticing a decline in your mental abilities (“cognitive decline”) is one of the earliest signs of impending Alzheimer’s...

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The psychology of believing in free will

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Health Optimization

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 2, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show From coffee table books and social media to popular science lectures, it seems it has has become increasing fashionable for neuroscientists, philosophers and other commentators to tell anyone that will listen that free will is a myth. But why is this debate relevant to anyone but a philosophy student keen to impress a potential date? Actually, a growing body of evidence from psychology suggests belief in free will matters enormously for our behaviour. It is also becoming clear...

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Toddlers are consuming way too much sugar. Study shows many exceed adult recommendations.

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Health Optimization

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the June 11, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show   A little of the sweet stuff is okay; the American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day for women and 9 teaspoons daily for men Time. Americans love affair with sugar starts at a very early age as many toddlers are consuming added sugar at levels that exceed the maximum amount recommended for adults, a new study has found. Added sugar consumption starts for many before their first birthday and increases with age as toddlers...

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Exercise might make you happier — even if you rarely work out

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 in Health Optimization

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the May 21, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show Originally published May 20, 2018 at 7:00 am A new review of research linked physical activity to better moods. (Marijan Murat/AP) A new review of research shows that even minimal exercise — as little as once a week or 10 minutes a day — could make a difference. By  GRETCHEN REYNOLDS  The New York Times | article from Seattle Times Small amounts of exercise could have an outsize effect on happiness. According to a new review of research about good moods and physical activity,...

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