Aging can be a blessing or a curse. When you have good health, active interests, a loving family and friends, and financial security, aging is not “aging,” but living. However, when financial, social, and medical worries weigh you down, aging is a frightening prospect. One of the biggest fears that people have concerns cognitive abilities – that is, losing the ability to remember, think, and reason. Losing these mental facilities is known as dementia.

Dementia is the umbrella term for a number of specific diseases. Dementia can be defined as a persistent decline in intellectual function, and it involves memory, problem solving, and learning. It is characterized by short-term memory loss; the inability to complete everyday, simple tasks; confusion; impaired judgment (such as walking into traffic); getting lost in familiar places; and paranoia. Dementia can be relatively minor, and is often just referred to as a “bit of dementia,” or it can be life debilitating and fatal, when it occurs as Alzheimer’s disease. read more

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Are you one of those healthy people? Do you say you don’t need to watch your diet or use supplements because, “Hey, I’m healthy”? Or, do you have a few minor health worries, but chalk them up to “I’m getting older, what do you expect?”

If one of those statements reflects your sentiments, wise up! Now when you are young; or now, when you are older and healthy; or now, when you are just easing into middle age is the time to act.

Don’t wait, or you’ll cause yourself unnecessary health worries and health expenses. read more

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Here are some unknown health benefits of the Beet

The Facts: One cup of raw beets is high in carbohydrates and low in fat. It contains phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium, as well as fiber, vitamins A and C, niacin, and biotin. Beets contain folic acid, which is recommended for pregnant women because it may lower the risk of spina bifida and other neural tube defects in newborn infants.

Heartbeet City

The Facts: According to John Heinerman, in the Encyclopedia of Healing Juices, beets (and beet juices) are a blood-building herb that detoxifies blood and renews it with minerals and natural sugars. Recent studies point to betaine as contributing to the prevention of coronary and cerebral artery diseases. read more

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