Legendary Performer Glen Campbell Succumbs to Alzheimer’s: Can the Disease Be Prevented?

Prevention Is Key: Studies Show that Alzheimer’s Begins Developing Long Before Symptoms Appear by BodyLogicMD Glen Campbell, legendary singer and self-taught guitarist whose career spanned both country and pop music, passed away on August 8 after a long and public battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Perhaps best known for his chart-topping hit, “Rhinestone Cowboy,” Campbell sold … Continued

Gain Control Over Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Study Finds That Low-Carb Diets Really Work by BodyLogicMD Insulin is one of the body’s essential hormones, and it is critical for the proper metabolism of blood glucose. If the body is responding properly to it, insulin helps the body’s cells process and utilize glucose in the bloodstream in an effective and efficient way. The … Continued

What Causes Inflammation?

Reducing Chronic Inflammation in the Body by BodyLogicMD Inflammation can be your friend or your foe—if you stub your toe or cut your thumb, your immune system goes into overdrive, rushing hormones and nutrients to the site, along with white blood cells to combat germs. The area becomes warm, sensitive to the touch, and perhaps … Continued

5 Bad Habits That May Be Disrupting Your Sleep… and Your Health

Sleep Better, Quicker, and Longer by BodyLogicMD If you frequently “borrow” hours from the sleep department in order to get more done, you’re not alone: more than a third of Americans aren’t getting the minimum of seven hours a night recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). … Continued

Could You Have Hypothyroidism and Not Even Know It?

Symptoms of Underactive Thyroid May Mimic Other Conditions by BodyLogicMD Many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) coincide with other conditions, allowing hypothyroidism to go undetected for quite some time. Changes in the menstrual cycle, constipation, depression, dry skin, hair loss, fatigue, and difficulty losing weight could be attributed to everything from menopause to … Continued

Why You Can’t Lose Weight

How Diets Can Make You Fatter by BodyLogicMD Have you ever experienced the “boomerang effect” from dieting? It’s a common story: you get serious about dieting and gradually succeed in losing weight, but it doesn’t last. Eventually, it comes back―very likely in a greater amount than you lost. In fact, many people who diet gain … Continued

7 Character Traits of a Good Doctor: A Patient Perspective

Characteristics That Improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship by BodyLogicMD The doctor-patient relationship is often cited as integral to positive patient outcomes in any discussion about the healthcare system, and for good reason. How you feel about your doctor, whether he or she takes the time to answer your questions and involve you in treatment goals, and … Continued

Acid Reflux Symptoms? We’ve Got Solutions…

Resolving Acid Reflux Without Antacids by BodyLogicMD Anyone who has ever had a full-blown attack of acid reflux disease (otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) knows that it can be seriously debilitating. Unfortunately, it’s a common problem—more than 15 million people are thought to suffer from acid reflux, and they keep the market … Continued

Warning Signs of Andropause… and What to Do About It

Pay Attention to These Symptoms of “Male Menopause” by BodyLogicMD It’s common knowledge that at or near middle age, all women experience a process called menopause, where their hormone production slows, their ovaries eventually stop producing eggs, and they stop menstruating. This process comes with a wide variety of side effects, including weight fluctuation, mood … Continued

Do You Need a Brain Boost?

Advances in Cognitive Health by BodyLogicMD The traditional medicine view of neurodegeneration (the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons) has been that it is irreversible and that adults cannot grow back lost or damaged neurons. However, more and more research is showing that this is not true, and experts in the field of … Continued