Juvenon Health Journal

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Sugar High: The Low-Down on the Health Dangers

You’ve probably heard the expression “sugar high.” Sugar-laden foods do make us feel good while we’re eating them. We can become “addicted” to the taste and the energy burst, too, always wanting more. But could sugar possibly be as damaging to our health as addictive drugs?

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Plants, Genes and Health: a Growing Connection

Plants, Genes and Health: a Growing Connection

What if you could tune your body, like a mechanic tunes a race car, to achieve maximum performance/health? This is not just a fantasy, even though the human body is far more complex than an automobile engine. But thanks to recent advances in analytical technology and nutrition, medical research is getting closer to making “fine-tuning” the body’s biochemical reactions a reality.

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Hydrogen Sulfide: What a Gas For Body and Mind

Hydrogen Sulfide: What a Gas For Body and Mind

Blood gases have long been the subjects of scientific study. They act as messengers to help regulate biological pathways. Take nitric oxide (NO), for example. In 1998, the Nobel Prize was awarded to Louis Ignarro et al. for their work on NO’s importance to the brain, other organs and tissues, and the cardiovascular system.

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Sleep: An Eye-Opening Theory on Why We Need To

Sleep: An Eye-Opening Theory on Why We Need To

etting older does have some advantages. Like becoming wiser, with more knowledge not only about our surroundings, but also about human behavior and motivations, including our own. Among the not-so-good senior experiences, there’s one that’s common, although less conspicuous than slowing down physically and mentally. That’s a decline in the quality of sleep.

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Vitamin D3: Not Just for Strong Bones Anymore

Depending on who you talk to, you may hear different opinions on taking vitamins. However, recent research indicates at least some of us, especially as we get older, may need more nutrition than our diet is providing. Certain vitamins may also help protect us from health concerns associated with aging. Take vitamin D3, for example, and its potential benefits related to type 2 diabetes.

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The Aging Brain: Why We Forget and What Might Help

Where did I put the car keys? Why did I come into the kitchen? Memory impairment is something we all encounter, to various degrees, as we age. So, what’s happening to us? Let’s take a closer look at some of the scientific knowledge about the aging brain and memory, including encouraging information from recent research.

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Calcium to Magnesium: How the Ratio Affects Your Health

Calcium to Magnesium: How the Ratio Affects Your Health

Thanks to media coverage, advertising and the vast number of choices in stores, most of us are aware of the need for vitamins and supplements for better health. But our diets may not be providing other essential nutrients in sufficient amounts. These chemical elements, primarily metals (iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, etc.), support the biochemical reactions of metabolism.

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Sugar: Should It Have a Warning Label?

Sugar: Should It Have a Warning Label?

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Life is short; eat dessert first.” For some, it’s more of a mantra than a joke. In fact, sugary foods can literally become addictive. The reasons are complex and the subject of ongoing neurobiological research. But the results of consuming too much sugar…

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