Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. At Natural Stacks we’re celebrating all generations of health!
“Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” - Barack Obama
This week’s edition is about having the courage to make a change. Brush your teeth, get a good night’s sleep, and reduce inflammation. These oldie but newbie habits have revived results.
Brush your teeth to postpone Alzheimer's
Science Daily featured a study in which researchers discovered the connection between oral health (gum disease) and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Researchers discovered the first DNA-evidence that a bacteria found in the mouth produces an enzyme that destroys nerve cells in the brain which can lead to loss of memory and ultimately, Alzheimer’s.
- They examined 53 people with Alzheimer’s and discovered the enzyme in 96% of the cases.
- To prevent your risk: brush your teeth and use dental floss. If you have gingivitis and Alzheimer’s runs in your family, take extra precautions to visit your dentist regularly.
Regular sleep schedule benefits metabolic health
Medical News Today featured a study on the benefits of a regular sleep pattern and its impact on metabolism.
- Researchers looked at the relationship between variability of sleep patten (using ActiGraph wrist watches and sleep diaries) and development of metabolic risk factors in 2,003 people, ages 45 to 84 years old, for an average of six years.
- Researchers found that for every 1 hour of day-to day variation in bedtime or length of sleep, there was a 27% increased risk of developing metabolic risk factors.
- Having a regular bedtime (waking up and going to bed at the same time) can help lower your chances of developing risk factors related to the metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, obesity, and high cholesterol).
READ MORE: 6 Scary Dangers of Sleep Deprivation
Lack of motivation and its relationship to inflammation
A study in Trends in Cognitive Sciences examined how low-grade inflammation could impact motivation and how it may have implications related to depression.
- Researchers found that low-grade inflammation may lead to a lack of motivation by diminishing dopamine.
- The reasons for this connection are unclear. One hypothesis is that inflammatory cytokines signal for the body to preserve available energy resources for future actions.
- Dopamine is the neurotransmitter associated with motivation-related behaviors including confidence, attention, movement, learning, and survival.
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Natural Stacks habitué
Speaking of habit building and discipline, our featured Stacker this week is Camille, a National Physique Committee (NPC) figure competitor -- one of the largest amateur bodybuilding organizations in the United States.
Camille prioritizes her body and brain while balancing being a mom and wife. “I had great results and have been using Natural Stacks CILTEP, Serotonin and Dopamine supplements... I use MycoBoost everyday post workout, MycoMind ever afternoon to get me through my late day slump.”
Using Natural Stacks has helped her achieve more mental clarity in the early morning and afternoons. “As an aging athlete (Camille is in the over 45 age range for the NPC!), it is important to use supplements that work. I know that I’m getting quality products with Natural Stacks.”
What else we're Stacking…
- Research confirms gut-brain connection in autism [Science Daily]
- Both Red and White Meat Raise Cholesterol Levels, Study Finds [Healthline]
- Parkinson's: New gene therapy shows promise for prevention [Medical News Today]
- It’s Not Just Winter: You Can Have Seasonal Sadness During Summer, Too [Healthline]
- Vitamin D may prolong life in people with cancer [Medical News Today]
Stay groovy & take your supplements,