Monthly Archives: January 2016

Curcumin Boosts AMPK Activation, Prevents Fatty Liver

Several new studies show that curcumin activates the enzyme AMPK, along with related fat burning gene signals, thus preventing the build up of fat in liver cells. 

AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) is a pivotal cell enzyme required to orchestrate the burning of fat and sugar. The first study was trying to figure out if curcumin had a mechanism that could specifically help protect against non-alcohol fatty liver disease; a common consequence of obesity-related health problems. This study showed that curcumin turned on AMPK, induced fat burning, while inhibiting fat deposition in liver cells. The researchers concluded that these mechanisms were adequate to conclude that, &#8…

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Bullying at the gym? Have you ever came across people like this?

I never thought I would see the day. I get it, being over weight is a major turn off. For the people who are over weight and go to the gym we are there for a reason. We are trying to lose weight and better ourselves. I personally don't do it for anybody but myself. It's not like I go to the gym and pay attention to what other people are doing I go to get a good work out and challenge myself. The way I see it if you do pay attention to what other people are doing you aren't getting a proper…

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Low Energy? Detect Thyroid Related Fatigue

Energy is the backbone of life. All systems in your body need energy to function properly. How you produce and distribute energy is complex; thyroid hormone function has a major impact on all of your energy systems. However, not all fatigue or tiredness is due to thyroid malfunction. How do you tell the difference?

Thyroid hormone governs the basal metabolic rate, which is like the idling speed of a car engine. Even when you are sitting in a chair or sleeping your 100 trillion cells keep making energy. This type of energy production is the foundation for all other energy and hormonal systems. If it is not up to par, no other system in your body works as well as it should.  <…

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I don't know where to start

Really, there's not too much to tell you about myself. I'm in the UK, on the Welsh Borders and living is some of the most beautiful countryside England has to offer.I am 65 (born in 1950) married since 1975 and now we are both retired we are taking ourselves in hand. I was a neurosurgical theatre sister for many years. It's not as exciting as it sounds, all I did was hand the surgeon the instruments he wanted. The best part of the job though was teaching nurses and the worst part, having…

I don't know where to start…

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Practice makes perfect, study confirms

Initial learning and performance at seven weeks led to increase in activation in cortical regions during visualization of the dance being learned when compared to the first week, shows a study on ballet cancers. However, at 34 weeks, it showed reduced activation in comparison to week seven.
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Practice makes perfect, study confirms

Initial learning and performance at seven weeks led to increase in activation in cortical regions during visualization of the dance being learned when compared to the first week, shows a study on ballet cancers. However, at 34 weeks, it showed reduced activation in comparison to week seven.
<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciencedaily/top_news/top_health?d=uY-AgU3…

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Curcumin Boosts AMPK Activation, Prevents Fatty Liver

Several new studies show that curcumin activates the enzyme AMPK, along with related fat burning gene signals, thus preventing the build up of fat in liver cells. 

AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) is a pivotal cell enzyme required to orchestrate the burning of fat and sugar. The first study was trying to figure out if curcumin had a mechanism that could specifically help protect against non-alcohol fatty liver disease; a common consequence of obesity-related health problems. This study showed that curcumin turned on AMPK, induced fat burning, while inhibiting fat deposition in liver cells. The researchers concluded that these mechanisms were adequate to conclude that, &#8…

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Low Energy? Detect Thyroid Related Fatigue

Energy is the backbone of life. All systems in your body need energy to function properly. How you produce and distribute energy is complex; thyroid hormone function has a major impact on all of your energy systems. However, not all fatigue or tiredness is due to thyroid malfunction. How do you tell the difference?

Thyroid hormone governs the basal metabolic rate, which is like the idling speed of a car engine. Even when you are sitting in a chair or sleeping your 100 trillion cells keep making energy. This type of energy production is the foundation for all other energy and hormonal systems. If it is not up to par, no other system in your body works as well as it should.  <…

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Practice makes perfect, study confirms

Initial learning and performance at seven weeks led to increase in activation in cortical regions during visualization of the dance being learned when compared to the first week, shows a study on ballet cancers. However, at 34 weeks, it showed reduced activation in comparison to week seven.
<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciencedaily/top_news/top_health?d=uY-AgU3…

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The MIND diet 'reduces risk of Alzheimer's'

The MIND diet may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53%.

What is it?

The MIND diet is an acronym for Mediterranean-DASH intervention for neurodegenerative delay, fusing the acclaimed Med diet and DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension).

Strictly following the MIND diet could markedly drop the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease according to journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. A study showed that the diet reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53 per cent in strict adherents and 35 per cent in moderate followers.

Try it: The MIND diet has 15 dietary components including 10 brain-healthy food groups – green leafy veg, other vegie…

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