Dr. Vivien Brown

OPTIMAL BRAIN HEALTH MEANS HEALTHY AGING

Optimal Aging Means Good Brain Health, Especially For Women By Dr. Vivien Brown  Published by http://www.youareunltd.com/   Healthy aging is a lifelong process. We want to optimize opportunities for improving and preserving all aspects of health: physical, social and mental wellness and independence. We all want to live a long life, but also, a life…

Is Life Expectancy Heading Downward?

Have we reached the tipping point? An interesting article recently appeared in the prestigious Journal of American Medicine Association (JAMA) about life expectancy and death rates in the US. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the US (CDC) noted that death rates for the first nine months of 2015 increased significantly most notably…

Sugar Shock – The Unsweetened Truth!

Canadians eat an astounding 88 pounds of sugar per year—it’s about one in every five calories we consume. Sugar by any name; barley malt, brown rice syrup, corn syrup, cane syrup, dextrin, dextrose, and sweeteners, *, is still a substance that if consumed in excess can lead to the proliferation of many cancers. In fact,…

Valentines Day – Straight From the Heart

Taking care of loved ones means knowing the signs of heart attack symptoms Valentine’s Day as we know is a time to acknowledge your loved ones, showing your appreciation and yes, love. But I would suggest the most important thing you can do for those you care the most about, is take care of yourself…

Is it the end of red meat?

When weighing the cancer risk of some meats to colorectal cancer moderation is the new normal. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) a subsidiary of the World Health Organization, (WHO) ruled that processed meat causes colorectal cancer and red meat e.g. pork, lamb, beef probably does. The finding was reached by a group…

Six Top Tips For Healthy Aging

A healthy older woman is active and independent. By active, I mean being able to do the things you want like meeting your friends, going out, and working out. You don’t have any limitations based on physical issues. Being independent is a more cognitive aspect o f health. It means you are able to do…

MIND Diet May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by as Much as 53%!

MIND diet study shows growing evidence that what you eat may affect your brain health A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago shows a diet plan they developed — appropriately called the MIND diet — may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 53 percent. Even…

Heart Disease in Women: Different Than in Men

Understanding the symptoms Although heart disease is often thought of as a problem for men, more women than men die of heart disease each year. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. Fortunately, women can take steps to understand their unique symptoms of heart disease…