Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Folate Reduces Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease

A study published in The Journal of Nutrition followed 46,036 men aged 40 to 75 for 12 years. They found that men averaging 840 mcg per day of folate in their diet had a 33% reduction in coronary heart disease as compared to a group that was just taking 244 mcg per day. Folate had previously been found valuable for women wanting to become pregnant as a way of preventing spinal defects. So now it's the men's turn to benefit from folate. Since folate is had to get in our foods, you'll want to take a supplement.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Things You Can Do With WD-40

One of my monthly Teplitz Report readers sent me an interesting list of the things WD-40 can do. Here are some of them.
    Protects silver from tarnishing
    Gets oil spots off concrete driveways
    Gives floors that "just waxed" sheen without making it slippery
    Keeps flies off cows (I like this one the best)
    Removes lipstick stains
    Untangles jewelry chains
    Removes stains from stainless steel sinks
    Removes tomato stains from clothing
    Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots
    Gives children play gym slides a super fast slide ability
    Restores and cleans leather dashboards
    Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SOD May Increase Life Span

No, I'm not taking about grass, I'm taking about Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). In the book Critical Reviews of Oxidative Stress and Aging, JS Beckman reports that SOD stops an oxidant called peroxynitrite in its tracks. In fruit flies, the removal of SOD resulted in a 60% reduction in their life span. Adding SOD corrected that outcome.

While we are not fruit flies, it may be a good thing to consider adding SOD to your supplements. I have.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Slowing Parkinson's Disease With CoQ10

Dr. Flint Beal from Cornell University reported on a sixteen-month trial that had patients taking 300 to 600 mg per day of CoQ10. This resulted in a 25% decrease in the rate of disease progression while those patients given 1,200 mg per day experienced a 44% decrease. Even the highest amounts were well tolerated, and studies are currently evaluating the effect of higher doses.

So... if someone you know has Parkinson, they can take at least 1,200 mg of CoQ10 every day.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Some Hope For ALS Sufferers

Dr. Joseph Beckman from the Linus Pauling Institute reported that zinc deficiencies in a  mouse model of ALS, also know as Lou Gehrig disease, accelerated the progression of the disease and that treating the mice with appropriate amounts of zinc normalized the mortality curve.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Baby Boomers Have Positive Attitude On Longevity

A study of by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago of 1,000 baby boomers found that they believe they'll be healthy and free from aches and pains and won't feel their age until after they are 80. Go Boomers!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Keep An Eye On Drugs Prescribed For The Elderly - They May Be Wrong

A study by the National Center for Health Statistics reported that doctors are prescribing the wrong drugs for the elderly 1 out of every 12 times that they write a prescription. While that's only a little over 8% of the prescription being written, keep in mind an elderly person may be taking a dozen different drugs themselves.  Doctors don't seem to realize that just as some drugs are deemed not appropriate for children, the same applies for drugs for people 65 and older. The author of the study Margie Goulding said "for every inappropriate drug, there is a safe alternative."