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The Nutrition InvestigatorThe health and nutrition blog by Dr. Roc Ordman.

Archive for the ‘Answers to reader’s questions’ Category

Nov 2018 Nutrition long notes from Roc

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Living to 200 and beyond.  (TY WIN & I24 News) Israeli biotech Cellect is developing stem cell technology that may extend individual human life far beyond what currently can be conceived.
The daily aspirin study should be interpreted with caution! – In a 5 yr study of 20,000 over 65 in the US and […] Read more »

Oct Nutrition short notes from Roc

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Happy Halloween. In addition to lots of notes this month, I just took a 3 week vacation, after celebrating my 70th birthday with a reunion of my children and 7 grandkids. I am so glad to still be young. So much news to stay healthier:
Treatment for Fibromyalgia
Notes of Reynaud’s Disease
Longer notes with links to articles
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Long notes Oct, 2018

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Treatment for Fibromyalgia
Notes of Reynaud’s Disease
“Vitamin C Twice a Day Enhances Health” 2010 has been viewed 13,356 times.
I have recently discussed with many people that I am tracking my memory, quantitatively over time, as many my age are fearful of memory loss, and having a quantitative record is helpful.  Here is the test I take […] Read more »

A nutrition investigator reader asks ”should I take vitamin supplements?”

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Hi Roc,  so many of your summaries talk about the importance of vitamins & minerals. Yet articles by physicians in the press usually say that they don’t recommend taking vitamins etc. Save your money, they recommend, & just eat good food.  Can you help me understand the different advice?
This is a very complicated question, and […] 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 »

Roc’s reading notes for Apr, 2015

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Here’s a baker’s dozen of my reading notes for April.
1) Scientific American Mind May/June issue:….Infection and stress can give you the blues. To reduce inflammation – more fish oil, vitamin D and SAMe, less meat and sugar, more exercise and sleep ….Exercise boosts brain health, work out after a study session to retain what you learn. ….Meditation […] Read more »

Reader’s question on LA/ALA anxiety study

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READERS QUESTION about Eating more fishoil reduces anxiety;: Are they fairly high amounts of la and ala in the pig oil trial?

ROC’s response: If you follow the links on all articles in the headlines or summaries, it takes you to the free abstracts, which has details like you requested.  The amounts are quite high – 1.3g/kg body […] Read more »

Aging brain Reading notes for Nov 2014

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Happy Veteran’s Day. How to preserve your aging brain and more. See details below these Headlines.
I. Great guide to healthy student nutrition 
II. Science special edition on the Aging Brain (31 October 2014) 1. Being bright at age 11 is 50% of whether your brain will age well, rather than exercise, education, diet, body mass index, caffeine […] Read more »

Trick or treat? Policy notes from Roc, Nutrition Investigator

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Please read my full response after this summary: A diligent reader followed the links on my notes sent in October. There I had links to articles that I summarized as  3.Reservatrol benefits the heart 4.  Curcumin improves your energy. He followed the links and read that these were based on non-human studies. “Roc, this is very nice, but […] 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 »

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