Thursday, August 25, 2016

Treadmill Tests for Heart Function Missing A Key Piece

The New England Journal of Medicine reported that Doctors evaluating treadmill examinations for heart function are missing a key element in determining how effective the heart is working. That element is looking at the way the heart is beating during the recovery period after the work-out. The Journal reported that looking at the irregular heart beats during recovery is a better indicator of the risk of death over the next five years.

So...if you're going to be having a stress test on a treadmill, make sure the Doctor records and analyses what happens during the recovery period.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Depression May Really Be In Your Brain

Recently Discover Magazine reported that depression may be located in the right side of your brain in an area called the right pre-frontal cortex. The left pre-frontal cortex is where positive feelings and emotions are located. Research now suggests that cause of depression may be from an underpowered left cortex and an outpouring of negative feelings from the right side. With the positive side not working up to speed, the person is flooded with fear that leads to helplessness and despair.

University of Wisconsin researchers are using magnetic stimulation to stimulate the neurons in the left cortex. They are finding as many as half their patients are experiencing significant relief from depression. And these were people who had all failed to improve using previous therapies.

Another technique being pioneered at Northwestern University is the use of neurofeedback. This approach uses alpha brainwaves to increase the alpha waves on the right cortex and decrease them on the left. Of 20 patient who underwent treatment, all reported feeling better.

So...another option I'd recommend is to consider meditation which changes alpha brainwave activity. Also you might want to check out Brain Gym(r) movement exercises that affect the brain's wiring system. You can find out more information about Brain Gym at

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Keep Cuts and Scrapes Covered

 People used to think wounds would heal better after they would scab over.  New research suggests that keeping the wound sealed and moist may work better. It seems to reduce infection, speeds healing and minimizes scars. You can now find liquid skin bandages on drug store shelves.

The only thing different is if you are using a liquid bandage, do not apply ointment.

Decreasing Wrinkles Without Irritation

There's an anti-wrinkle substance that decreases wrinkle depth and increases the smoothness of you skin. It's called Palmitoyl pentapeptide and in a study comparing it with retinal cream, it worked better and did not cause any irritation at all. Two products that already contain it are Olay's Regenerist Cream and L'Oreal's Plentitude Age Perfect Cream.

If you decide to experiment with it, let me know your results.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Lifting Weights Can Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

As reported in Prevention Magazine a study of 13 people with MS who did a customized strength training program for 16 weeks had significant improvements in immune function and decreased inflammation. This helped with physical performance and made everyday tasks such as walking and climbing stairs easier.

So if you have MS or know someone with it, have them talk to a physical therapist or exercise specialist to have a weight training program designed for the person.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Aromatherapy For Alzheimer's Patients

A study published in the British Medical Journal found that lavender and lemon balm can help calm people who have Alzheimer's disease who are agitated. The most recent theory as to why aromatherapy works is that it is due to a chemical in the essential oils called terpenes that are rapidly absorbed through the lungs and could directly affect the nervous system. It's best to spray it around the person's face so they breathe it in.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Feedback on Turmeric for Stomach Ailments

One of my Teplitz Report readers emailed me that he's been using Turmeric, which I had previously recommended for stomach problems. He wrote "It is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory available as I am a full time user... After a year of not one incident of any kind, I firmly believe in its medicine. I take a combination of Turmeric and Bromelain as they work in combination to help in digestion and heal the stomach lining. Take it 1-2 hours after eating." The Turmeric needs to be standardized (95% pure).