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Dharma S. Khalsa, M.D.

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Dharma S. Khalsa, M.D., is President and Medical Director of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation in Tucson, Arizona. The ARPF is dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease and finding a cure through research and prevention. Dr. Khalsa wrote about Alzheimer's for HealthCentral.

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An Ancient Herb is Getting Well-Deserved Attention for Alzheimer's

Drug companies have been scrambling for years to develop prescription medications that treat Alzheimer’s and other degenerative brain diseases. As many of us know, their success has been limited. At the same time, cutting-edge researchers are discove...

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Huperzine A: An All-Natural Secret Weapon Against Brain Aging

Anyone interested in brain health and longevity should be aware of an extract known as huperzine A, a phytonutrient from the Chinese club moss plant, Huperzia serrata. According to Chinese researchers, huperzine A helps people with Alzheimer’s and ot...

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Vinpocetine: Food for Thought

One of the unfortunate consequences of aging is sluggish blood flow to your brain. This means that even though you’re eating the right foods, your brain may not be receiving all the nutrients it desperately needs to function at its best. There’s a na...

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Life Expectancy: The Most Important Measure of Health

Life expectancy is perhaps the most important measure of health. It is readily comparable across countries and asks the most fundamental question concerning health: how long can the typical person expect to live? Life expectancy increases due to heal...

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The Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease

Diseases such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease are single-gene disorders. If a person inherits the gene that causes one of these disorders, he or she will usually get the disease. Alzheimer’s disease, on the other hand...

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Why Taking Care of Your Brain is Just as Important as Taking Care of Your Body

I’ve just finished reading a pretty scientific article and want to share it with you. It highlights the importance of really focusing on taking care of your brain and not just your body. In the article, researchers uncovered an early disruption in th...