Friday, May 2, 2014

How Exercising at Work Saves Money

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By Dr. Mercola

    The top 10 leading causes of death cost the US economy $1.1 trillion, including
not only direct medical care but also the indirect loss of productivity.

    Employers are not only feeling these effects when their workers become
chronically sick or unproductive but also via health insurance costs, which
continue to outpace inflation and earnings growth.

    Yet, many of the leading causes of death, including cancer, heart disease,
diabetes, and even infectious diseases like the flu can be warded off by a healthy
lifestyle; imagine the lowered death toll, not to mention costs to the economy and
employers, if more people decided to take control of their health

    Many companies are, in fact, starting to realize the significant impact employee
wellness has on their bottom-line and are instituting various employee wellness
programs as a result.

Employee Wellness Programs May Save Millions of Dollars a Year on 
Health Care

    In 2008, $1.6 billion was spent on healthcare for state employees in California
alone. Twenty-two percent of this was for treating high blood pressure, heart
disease, stroke and kidney disease  ailments that can be largely prevented through
diet and exercise.

    According to a study by the Urban Institute, if dietary and exercise changes
reduced the prevalence of these conditions by even 5-15 percent  a conservative
estimate  the state would save up to $54 million per year.

    The California Department of Public Health and the Department of Health Care
Services is now working on implementing a worksite wellness program for its
workers that is designed to give flexibility to scheduling, allowing workers to attend
onsite exercise classes during their lunch hour, for instance.

    At Blue Shield of California, meanwhile, a worksite wellness program has re-
organized food in the cafeteria, providing easier access to healthful items, and also
provides employees with a gym and exercise classes at no charge.

    There are even treadmill desks and stand-up workstations, giving employees a
chance to stay active during their workdays. Four out of five Blue Shield of CA
employees have taken part in the program, and the results speak for themselves:

        From 2008 to 2012, regular physical activity increased by 32 percent
        Rates of high blood pressure decreased by 66 percent
        Smoking rates dropped by 48 percent

Making Wellness Programs Accessible to Employees Is Key

    Implementing a comprehensive company wellness program is a win-win for
both the employers and employees, but successfully getting employees to actively
participate in the program is key. This means designing them to actually make it
realistic for employees to participate. As written by one public-health specialist in
The Atlantic

        My family's experience with worksite wellness programs is typical of many.
We were given a small incentive to complete an online baseline health risk
assessment, and then given recommendations on how we could be healthier. We
each got calls from a nurse to discuss these recommendations, but neither of us had
the time for that in the  midst of our busy workdays.

        Worksite wellness programs won't save employers money -- and may in fact
further drive up costs -- if they aren't designed to help employees actually change
their habits.

    Companies are well advised to take a simple survey to find out which programs
most interest their employees, and provide positive incentives for participating.
CVS’ Caremark, for instance, has actually fined employees $600 for not under-
going an annual wellness review, a step that is virtually guaranteed to have a
negative rather than positive impact on employee morale.

    An example of a positive incentive program that would attract workers is a point-
based reward system, which doesn’t have employees competing with each other.
Instead, employees are rewarded points that can be used for cash bonuses, free travel,
shopping sprees, a month supply of healthy groceries, and/or gift certificates, for
example. Making company announcements on employee successes also helps
encourage and inspire others to participate in wellness at the workplace. Health care
insurance companies are also utilizing incentive programs. When companies
implement wellness programs, insurance companies lower their premiums.

 Empowering wellness programs and simple tools that focus on preventative
health that and other companies offer to assist their employees in
lifestyle modification include:

  1.  Fitness Programs

        Onsite gym with a variety of workout equipment and free-weights

        Classes in yoga, dance, aerobics, Tai Chi, etc.

        Onsite trainers and class instructors to help employees customize their

        Paid off-site gym memberships

        Organized office team sports and activities: bowling, softball, group walks
        during breaks, bicycling, weekend  hikes, etc.
        Encourage staff to use the stairs instead of taking the elevator
        Provide a secure site for bicycles to encourage cycling commuters

  2.  Healthy Work Place Food Choices

        Cater office lunches by local health food stores  providing organic foods

        Offer gift certificates to local organic restaurants  and/or health food stores

        Provide organic tea and coffee

        Replace processed food and soda vending machine choices  with sparkling/
        mineral water, nuts, dried fruits and other healthier choices

   3. Educational Seminars and Classes (at lunch or after hours)

        Offer classes by local chefs on how to prepare healthy meals, preparing proper
        food portions, and how to create healthy snacks

        Offer educational courses by local experts and/or authors on specific related

   4. Mental and Emotional Tune-ups

        Onsite health clinics offering: chiropractic, physical therapy, chair massage,
        nutritionists, etc.
        Discounts or free services provided by an alliance of  off-site specialist

        Employee Assistant Program providing confidential  access for employees
        and their immediate family members to professional counseling services
        for short-term help           in confronting such personal challenges as: alcohol
        and other substanc abuse; marital and family difficulties; financial or legal
        issues, and emotional distress

        Also provide appropriate referrals to community and  private services for
        long-term challenges

Is Your Workplace Lacking a Wellness Program?

    Many small and large companies are embracing wellness programs to help lower
health care costs and create a healthier office culture but some have yet to see the
light. If your employer has yet to implement such options, you (or even better a
group of your colleagues) may want to introduce the idea to the human resources
department or another key decision-maker in the company.

    When doing so, let them know that nearly 70 percent of costs associated with
health care are due to preventable conditions and that new data indicates that
companies who have moved away from managing the cost of illness and instead
support their employees abilities to manage their health have lowered company
risk for large catastrophic health care claims, and will pay less in health care costs
in the long run.

    As an example, IBM spends more than $1.3 billion a year on health care for the
450,000 employees, retirees, and family members it covers in the US. Their
long-term investment in empowering their employees to be proactive in adopting
healthier behaviors has paid off; their wellness program saved the company $190
million in health care costs, according to a 2009 report.

 No Time to Exercise at Work?

    Hopefully your place of employment will be receptive to implementing a
wellness program if it doesn’t already have one in place. If not, at least inquire
about adjusting your working hours so that your schedule allows you to take
control of your health when you’re not at work (such as working from home a
couple of days a week or lengthening your work days to work a four-day week).

    If you can’t exercise during your lunch hour or other breaks at work, you’ll need
to fit it in elsewhere. Viewing exercise as a non-negotiable part of your day is really
the trick to getting it done. Ideally, schedule it into your appointment book the way
you would an important meeting or social event. Set the time for it and then make
no excuses about keeping it. Some options to add more activity to your day easily

        Walk or bicycle to and from work

        Walk your child to school, but recognize you will need far more intense exercise
        than walking to achieve any major benefits

        Be active in and around your home -- use the stairs to exercise, work in the
        garden, or install some gym equipment

    These are all excellent recommendations. However, I recommend not settling
there, but continuing and implementing a well-rounded fitness program to really
optimize your health benefits. This includes high-intensity interval-type training
like Peak Fitness, which gives you a phenomenal workout in just 20 minutes a
few times a week.

    Wellness in the workplace definitely matters, and many companies are moving
toward this healthier, happier office culture. If, however, your workplace is not and
you can’t find employment elsewhere, it becomes all the more important for you to
implement a wellness program in your life outside of work.

Thank You Dr. Mercola

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tips for Avoiding Alzheimer's Disease

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Tips for Avoiding Alzheimer's Disease

    The beauty of following my revised Nutrition Plan is that it
helps treat and prevent all chronic degenerative diseases, from
the common ones like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and
Alzheimer's to the ones you have never heard of or can't even
pronounce. So please read the Plan as soon as you can. It is
divided into three helpful sections, Beginner, Intermediate and
Advanced to help you start at the right level.

    The plan is the first step in addressing Alzheimer's disease,
which is currently at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million
Americans including one in eight people aged 65 and over
living with the disease.

    Remember, while memory loss is indeed common among
Westerners, it is NOT a "normal" part of aging, and cognitive
changes are by no means inevitable. People who experience
very little decline in their cognitive function up until their deaths
have been found (post-mortem) to be free of brain lesions,
showing that it's entirely possible to prevent the damage from
occurring in the first place… and one of the best ways to do this
is by leading a healthy lifestyle.

        Sugar and Fructose. Ideally, you’ll want to keep your sugar
levels to a minimum and your total fructose below 25 grams
per day, or as low as 15 grams per day if you have insulin
resistance or any related disorders.

        Improve magnesium levels. There is some exciting
preliminary research strongly suggesting a decrease in Alzheimer
symptoms with increased levels of magnesium in the brain.

Unfortunately, most magnesium supplements do not pass the blood
brain levels, but a new one, magnesium threonate, appears to and
holds some promise for the future for treating this condition and
may be superior to other forms.

        Optimize your vitamin D levels with safe sun exposure.
Strong links between low levels of vitamin D in Alzheimer's
patients and poor outcomes on cognitive tests have been revealed.
Researchers believe that optimal vitamin D levels may enhance the
amount of important chemicals in your brain and protect brain
cells by increasing the effectiveness of the glial cells in nursing
damaged neurons back to health.

        Vitamin D may also exert some of its beneficial effects
on Alzheimer's through its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting
properties. Sufficient vitamin D is imperative for proper
functioning of your immune system to combat inflammation that is
also associated with Alzheimer's.

        Keep your fasting insulin levels below 3. This is indirectly
related to fructose, as it will clearly lead to insulin resistance. However
other sugars (sucrose is 50 percent fructose by weight), grains and lack
of exercise are also important factors. Lowering insulin will also help
lower leptin levels which is another factor for Alzheimer’s.

        Vitamin B12: In addition to the research presented above,
a small Finnish study published in the journal Neurology also
found that people who consume foods rich in B12 may reduce their
risk of Alzheimer's in their later years. For each unit increase
in the marker of vitamin B12, the risk of developing Alzheimer's
was reduced by two percent. Remember sublingual methylcobalamin
may be your best bet here.

        Eat a nutritious diet, rich in folate, such as the one  described
in my nutrition plan. Vegetables, without question, are your best
form of folate, and we should all eat plenty of fresh raw veggies
every day. Avoid supplements with folic acid, which is the inferior
synthetic version of folate.

        High-quality animal-based omega-3 fats, such as krill oil.
(I recommend avoiding most fish because, although fish is
naturally high in omega-3, most fish are now severely
contaminated with mercury.) High intake of the omega-3 fats
EPA and DHA help by preventing cell damage caused by
Alzheimer's disease, thereby slowing down its progression,
and lowering your risk of developing the disorder.

        Avoid and eliminate mercury from your body. Dental
amalgam fillings, which are 50 percent mercury by weight, are
one of the major sources of heavy metal toxicity. However
you should be healthy prior to having them removed. Once you
have adjusted to following the diet described in my optimized
nutrition plan, you can follow the mercury detox protocol and
then find a biological dentist to have your amalgams removed.

        Avoid aluminum, such as antiperspirants, non-stick
cookware, vaccine adjuvants, etc.

        Exercise regularly. It's been suggested that exercise can
trigger a change in the way the amyloid precursor protein is
metabolized, thus, slowing down the onset and progression of
Alzheimer's. Exercise also increases levels of the protein PGC-
1alpha. Research has also shown that people with Alzheimer's
have less PGC-1alpha in their brains11 and cells that contain
more of the protein produce less of the toxic amyloid protein
associated with Alzheimer's. I would strongly recommend
reviewing the Peak Fitness Technique for my specific

        Avoid flu vaccinations as most contain both mercury and
aluminum, well-known neurotoxic and immunotoxic agents.

        Eat blueberries. Wild blueberries, which have high
anthocyanin and antioxidant content, are known to guard against
Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases. Like any fruit
though, avoid excesses here.

        Challenge your mind daily. Mental stimulation, especially
learning something new, such as learning to play an instrument
or a new language, is associated with a decreased risk of
Alzheimer's. Researchers suspect that mental challenge helps to
build up your brain, making it less susceptible to the lesions
associated with Alzheimer's disease.

        Avoid anticholinergic and statin drugs. Drugs that block
acetylcholine, a nervous system neurotransmitter, have been
shown to increase your risk of dementia. These drugs include
certain nighttime pain relievers, antihistamines, sleep aids,
certain antidepressants, medications to control incontinence,
and certain narcotic pain relievers.

        Statin drugs are particularly problematic because they
suppress the synthesis of cholesterol, deplete your brain of
coenzyme Q10 and neurotransmitter precursors, and prevent
adequate delivery of essential fatty acids and fat-soluble
antioxidants to your brain by inhibiting the production of the
indispensable carrier biomolecule known as low-density

Other Natural Treatments for Your Anti-Alzheimer's Arsenal

    Finally, there are a few other nutritional recommendations
worth noting for their specific benefits in preventing and
treating dementia. So, although your fundamental strategy for
preventing dementia should involve a comprehensive lifestyle
approach, you may want to consider adding a few of these natural
dietary agents to your anti-Alzheimer's arsenal. These four
natural foods/supplements have good science behind them, in terms
of preventing age-related cognitive changes:

        Coconut Oil: The primary fuel your brain needs for energy
is glucose. However, your brain is able to run on more than a
single type of fuel, one being ketones (ketone bodies), or
ketoacids. Ketones are what your body produces when it converts
fat (as opposed to glucose) into energy.

        The medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) found in coconut oil
are GREAT source of ketone bodies, because coconut oil is about
66 percent MCTs. In fact, ketones appear to be the preferred
source of brain food in patients affected by diabetes or

        Astaxanthin is a natural pigment with unique properties
and many clinical benefits, including some of the most potent
antioxidant activity currently known. As a fat-soluble nutrient,
astaxanthin readily crosses your blood-brain barrier. One study
found it may help prevent neurodegeneration associated with
oxidative stress, as well as make a potent natural "brain food."

        The molecules of astaxanthin neutralize free radicals and
other oxidants without being destroyed or becoming pro-oxidants
themselves in the process. It's is a unique molecule whose shape
allows it to precisely fit into a cell membrane and span its entire
width. In this position, astaxanthin can intercept potentially
damaging molecules before they can damage your cells.

        You can get some astaxanthin by taking krill oil, which
is a fantastic omega-3 fat supplement. But you can boost your
astaxanthin even MORE by adding a pure astaxanthin supplement
to your nutritional regimen. For optimal absorption, make sure to
take krill oil and/or astaxanthin with a fat-containing meal, since
both are fat-soluble.

        Gingko biloba: Many scientific studies have found that
Gingko biloba has positive effects for dementia. Gingko, which
is derived from a tree native to Asia, has long been used
medicinally in China and other countries. A 1997 study from
JAMA showed clear evidence that Gingko improves cognitive
 performance and social functioning for those suffering from

        Research since then has been equally promising. One study
in 2006 found Gingko as effective as the dementia drug Aricept
(donepezil) for treating mild to moderate Alzheimer's type
dementia. A 2010 meta-analysis found Gingko biloba to be
effective for a variety of types of dementia.

        Alpha lipoic acid (ALA): ALA can stabilize cognitive
functions among Alzheimer's patients and may slow the progression
of the disease.

Thank You  Dr. Mercola

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Vitamins Offer Hope for Alzheimer's

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By  Dr. Mercola

    In the United States, Alzheimer's disease is currently at epidemic proportions,
with 5.4 million Americans including one ineight people aged 65 and over living
with the disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association's 2011 Alzheimer's
Disease Facts and Figures.

    By 2050, this is expected to jump to 16 million, and in the next 20 years, it
is projected that Alzheimer's will affect onein four Americans, rivaling the
current prevalence of obesity and diabetes.

    There is still no known cure for this devastating disease, and very few
treatments. Alzheimer's drugs are often of little to no benefit at all, which
underscores the importance of prevention throughout your lifetime.

    Research repeatedly suggests the best hope for patients lies in prevention
through optimal diet, exercise and staying socially and mentally active. As
recently reported by Forbes

        [A] new study in Science suggested that last year’s ‘breakthrough
pharmaceutical, bexarotene (Targretin) a cancer drug that had initially
received wide publicity for helping break up the plaques in Alzheimer’s
doesn’t seem to do this very well at all, and can have significant adverse side
effects for the patient.

        ‘Something happened in that initial report either something technically
or otherwise, which we can’t put our hands on at this point in time, study
author Sangram Sisodia told US News & World Report. ‘Something is seriously

    While memory loss is common among Westerners, it is NOT a "normal" part
of aging. Research has shown that even mild "senior moments" are caused by
the same brain lesions associated with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of
dementia. These cognitive changes are by no means inevitable!

    People who experience very little decline in their cognitive function up until
their deaths have been found (post-mortem) to be free of brain lesions, showing
that it's entirely possible to prevent the damage from occurring in the first place.
At the end of this article, I share my best tips for maintaining healthy brain
function well into old age.

    In recent years, researchers studying natural compounds have offered new hope.
For example, two recent studies suggest that compounds in cinnamon, as well as
vitamins B12, B6, and folate may delay the onset and/or slow progression of the

The Promise of Cinnamon and Vitamins in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

    The first study in question, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease,
found that cinnamaldehyde and epicatechin, two compounds found in cinnamon,
have an inhibitory effect on the aggregation of a particular protein called tau. Tau
plays a large role in the structure and function of neurons.

    But while a normal part of cell structures, this protein can begin to accumulate,
forming neurofibrillary tangles that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Both
compounds were found to protect tau from oxidative damage that can lead to

    Donald Graves, adjunct professor in UCSB's Department of Molecular, Cellular,
and Developmental Biology and co-author of the study explained the protective
process to Medical News Today

        "'Take, for example, sunburn, a form of oxidative damage. If you wore a hat,
you could protect your face and head from the oxidation. In a sense this
cinnamaldehyde is like a cap. While it can protect the tau protein by binding to its
vulnerable cysteine residues, it can also come off,' Graves added, which can ensure
the proper functioning of the protein.

    It’s interesting to note that there’s a high correlation between type 2 diabetes
and Alzheimer's disease. Some even believe Alzheimer’s may be a form of brain
diabetes. Insulin and insulin receptors in your brain are crucial for learning and
memory, and it’s known that these components are lower in people with
Alzheimer’s disease.

    In addition to the above findings, cinnamon has also been found to
have beneficial effects on blood glucose management in type 2 diabetics. This is
one of the reasons I include cinnamon in my healthy coconut candy recipe.

B Vitamins Again Show Promise in Alzheimer’s Prevention

    The other study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
found that vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid may help slow the progression of the
disease, confirming and supporting previous studies. As reported in the featured

        The fact that B-family vitamins may play a significant role in dementia, or more
specifically in warding it off has been consistently illustrated. What is news from the
current study, however, is that high-dose B-vitamin treatment in people at risk for
the disease slowed shrinkage of whole brain volume,  and especially reduced
shrinkage in areas known to be affected in Alzheimer’s disease.

    The 156 study participants, all of whom were over the age of 70, were diagnosed
with mild cognitive impairment. This, along with midlife hypertension, midlife
obesity and diabetes, is a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s. One group of
participants received a placebo while the other received high-dose B-vitamin
treatment consisting of:

        0.8 mg folic acid
        20 mg vitamin B6
        0.5 mg vitamin B12

    It is important to note that vitamin B12 comes in many forms and it is typically
injected because it is not absorbed well by most people, especially in the elderly who
need it most. This is due to it being one of the largest vitamins known. The most
common form is cyanocobalamin but a better from would be methylcobalamin. A
better alternative to B12 injections would also be sublingual sprays, which are
absorbed very similarly to the injections.

    The treatment effectively slowed shrinkage of the whole brain volume over the
course of two years. It also reduced, by as much as seven-fold, the cerebral
atrophy in certain brain regions that are particularly vulnerable to damage
associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Another major boon: The supplements cost
less than 50 cents a day and are readily available in pharmacies and health-food
stores. In the placebo group, higher homocysteine levels at baseline were associated
with faster atrophy in these same regions. According to the researchers

        We... show that the beneficial effect of B vitamins is confined to participants
with high homocysteine... and that, in these participants, a causal Bayesian network
analysis indicates the following chain of events: B vitamins lower homocysteine,
which directly leads to a decrease in gray matter atrophy, thereby slowing cognitive

        Our results show that B-vitamin supplementation can slow the atrophy of
specific brain regions that are a key component of the AD process and that are
associated with cognitive decline.

    Dr. A. David Smith, professor emeritus of pharmacology at Oxford University,
founding director of the Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing, and
senior author of the study told Bloomberg News that this B-vitamin treatment is the
first and only disease-modifying treatment that’s worked. We have proved the
concept that you can modify the disease. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to
anyone who understands that without proper nutrition and exercise, your brain will
be increasingly vulnerable to damage with age...

Vitamin B Cocktail Already Used for Dementia Prevention in Sweden    Three
years ago, the same group of researchers showed that the atrophy rate in patients
whole brains was reduced by about 30 percent in those taking the vitamin cocktail.
The atrophy rate was even higher 53 percent in those who had elevated
homocysteine levels, a benefit that was reconfirmed in the featured study.

According to Bloomberg

        The studies, known as Vitacog, were funded by seven charities and government
agencies and vitamin maker Meda AB of Solna, Sweden. Smith is an inventor on
three patents held by Oxford University for B vitamin formulations to treat
Alzheimer’s disease... Vitamin B12 is found in liver, fish and milk and folic acid in
fruit and vegetables. Deficiency of folate and B vitamins is already linked to

        Doctors in Sweden began measuring homocysteine in people who report
declining memory about two years ago, said [Johan] Lokk [professor and head
physician in the geriatric department at Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden,
who wasn’t involved in the study]...

        Swedish patients with high homocysteine are given folic acid and B vitamins,
even if they aren’t deficient. ‘We think the increased homocysteine level could be
deleterious to the brain, Lokk said. ‘We wanted to be on the offensive in diagnosing
and treating patients. In our opinion, it is harmless and cheap.

General Anesthesia Could Increase Risk of Dementia in Elderly by 35 Percent

    Related research suggests that being exposed to general anesthesia can increase
the risk of dementia in the elderly by as much as 35 percent. The research was
presented at the annual congress of the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA).
As reported by Medical News Today

        Postoperative cognitive dysfunction, or POCD, could be associated with
dementia several years later. POCD is a common complication in elderly patients
after major surgery. It has been proposed that there is an association between
POCD and the development of dementia due to a common pathological mechanism
through the amyloid ß peptide. Several experimental studies suggest that some
anesthetics could promote inflammation of neural tissues leading to POCD and/or
Alzheimer's disease (AD) precursors including ß-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary

    Participants aged 65 and over were followed for a total of 10 years. Participants
exposed to at least one general anesthetic over the follow-up had a 35 percent
increased risk of developing a dementia compared to those who were not exposed
to anesthesia.

According to lead researcher Dr. Francois Sztark

        "These results are in favor of an increased risk for dementia several years after
general anesthesia. Recognition of POCD is essential in the perioperative
management of elderly patients. A long-term follow-up of these patients should be

Thank You  Dr. Mercola

                  Continued on 4/30/14

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

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