Vol. 25, No. 1, January/February 2016

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FEATURES

A Nutritional Approach to Prevent & Heal Alzheimer’s & Metabolic Syndrome.
Amy Berger, MS, NTP, shows how the overconsumption of sugars and refined carbohydrates contributes to impaired glucose metabolism in the brain, which can ultimately lead to the growth of beta-amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Purslane and the Wild Wisdom of Weeds.
Chef and wild-foods advocate Katrina Blair focuses on purslane, a highly nutritious edible weed that serves as a rich source of melatonin, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, C, and E, and some B-complex vitamins.

Patience.
Bruce Weinstein, PhD, explores the elements of patience—acceptance, flexibility, persistence, and delaying gratification—and offers observations on how their practice can benefit our lives.

Digital Distraction & Mindfulness.
Mike Dow, PhD, suggests that constant technological distractions from smartphones and computers are counterproductive, lowering our efficiency and quality of life, and notes that use from these electronic devices can stimulate dopamine production in a manner reminiscent of addiction.

The Tao of Exercise
Ann and Ross Rosen discuss reasons that fitness doesn’t necessarily equate with health and point out that excessive exercise over time can actually weaken and prematurely age the body.

Nature’s Assistant: Energy Medicine.
Shannon McRae, PhD, discusses how healing energy from nature flows into our bodies, and explains how the practice of energy medicine, when aligned with the client’s intention, can release stress and negative emotions and reverse the ailments they cause.

A Furry Nursing Home Resident Buoys Women Living with Dementia.
Laura T. Coffey writes about how introducing animal companions into nursing homes can reduce feelings of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom and describes how a golden retriever named Rocky brings joy to fellow residents.

IN BRIEF
Gross National Happiness
Back Issue Sale
A Look at a Book
Things That Make You Go Hmmm

HEALTH NOTES AND RESEARCH BRIEFS
There Is a Solution to Alzheimer’s • Supplements for Brain Health • Roadblocks to Brain Health • Lack of Sleep Linked to Dangerous Driving • Olive Oil Kills Cancer Cells • Turmeric: A Better Cancer Treatment • Olive Oil Is Heart Healthy • Purslane Recipes • Music for Anxiety and Mood • 10,000 Steps to Better Health • Mammograms and Breast Cancer • Scotland Announces Ban on GM Crops

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