The Guardian recently reported that 70% of the fruit and vegetables produced in the US has detectable pesticide residues on
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What's been going on?
For years, you’ve been told that in order to burn fat you have to avoid fat. So you have sacrificed flavour — because that’s what fat provides — to achieve your weight loss goal. You’ve even convinced yourself that those fat-free options are delicious, despite their disappointing aftertaste.
Along with chronic diseases, something else is starting to surface, something less visible but arguably more sinister. The human brain is shrinking, as confirmed by a body of research that has been accumulating since 1988. This shrinkage — atrophy — began during the Epipaleolithic period, which was the transitional period between hunter-gathering and agriculture, and remains an ongoing phenomenon. Over the last 20,000 years, average brain size has decreased by 10%. What’s even more alarming is that the last 4,000–6,000 years have witnessed an acceleration of this atrophy.
From depression to Alzheimer's: avoiding cognitive decline and staying brain healthy.
You probably associate vitamin D with bone health, but that’s just a fraction of the picture. There are receptor sites for this vitamin throughout the brain and deficiency is associated with a range of neurological disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and Parkinson’s disease.
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