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AREDS vitamin supplement

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If you are an older adult (age 30+) or have a history of macular degeneration in your family, this supplement is worth discussing with your doctor. I take one daily, as it is safe and has great likely benefits, plus providing my morning dose of vitamin C, and giving enough vitamin E to make vaccinations […] Read more »

Notes from the Linus Pauling Institute meeting, Sept 9-12, 2015

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Note these notes are not the responsibility of these experts.
From Maret Traber, Vitamin E [VE] and the Brain
VE is essential during the first 20 days of pregnancy! VE level is proportional to infant brain size.  VE deficiency may cause autism. For brain health, B vitamins, C, D, E, and fish oil are esp. […] Read more »

August Reading Notes

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Here are answers to readers’ questions, and notes from other readings related to nutrition, aging, and brains. Read longer explanations here.
In July, I met with the Meydanis, former and current Director of the Tufts USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. From their newsletter: Healthy food intake increased in all countries globally, but not as much […] Read more »

Reading notes for Oct 2014

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Lots of highlights from additional reading I have done in the past 2 months. See details below headlines. Teaberry trial coming soon – look for announcement in next few weeks.
I. Journal of the American Aging Association, October 2014 1. Exercise improves cognition 2.  Melatonin is anti-inflammatory 3. Reservatrol benefits the heart 4.  Curcumin improves your energy
II. From AARP Oct 2014 […] Read more »

Roc’s CONCISE summary of readings Sept 2014

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something in the blood can potentially reverse aging

A Memorial Day Feast: Complete notes to the 2013 Linus Pauling Institute meetings

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Here are my complete unedited notes from the Linus Pauling Institute meetings in Corvallis, OR on 15-18 August.  I will post an edited version when I have time, but if you want to read all of the exciting details of where I find the best guidance for optimal health, this is a feast for Memorial […] Read more »

Apr AJCN from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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DETAILS follow these one line summaries. Links are to abstracts in peer-reviewed journal.
IMMEDIATE ACTION – 10. Human skeletal muscle needs much more vitamin C than leukocytes. So getting 500 mg twice a day may be much better than just 200 mg daily. 6. Eating consciously reduces overeating. – Evidence indicates that attentive eating provides a novel approach to aid weight loss […] Read more »

AJCN Sept, 2010

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APOLOGY – Classes are starting, I am at work on several grants, the roses still require tending, and I am sorry my editing is suffering.  But the news is still exciting and I want to share it with you. Thanks for understanding.
SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles further down this page […] Read more »


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An essential part of good nutrition is happiness. One can actually learn to be happy, using cognitive therapy and applying psychoneuroimmunology. Below are some things that may help:
1. SAMe and exercise are especially effective for relieving depression, much more effective than anti-depressants that have serious side-effects.
2. NPR Program: Subject: Love, Happiness, Consciousness http://www.wpr.org/book/090412a.cfm (Link: […] Read more »

Links to Products of Interest

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This page has links to products considered which the site manager has considered useful to purchase for himself or close friends with specific health concerns. The sites are not being endorsed, and most nutrition sites sell whatever is popular and will bring profit to the company, which is not necessarily what […] Read more »

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