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Parkinson’s Disease: When Is Driving No Longer Safe?

Parkinson’s – The Disease Common Effects of Parkinson’s The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation reports that as many as one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease.  Rooted deep within the brain, the disease is a movement disorder that is both chronic and progressive, meaning that the symptoms are likely to continue and will probably worsen over time.  Although there is no known cure for the disease, …

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Factors That Affect Our Memory – Part 1

… concentration. If you suspect you have thyroid trouble, please read thesenatural protocols for addressing thyroid dysfunction. Menopause Hot flashes and insomnia are common during menopause, and both can impair your sleep and contribute to memory loss. This is temporary and should improve when your menopause symptoms subside (try thesesimple solutions for stopping hot flashes). Lack of Sleep The process of brain growth, or neuroplasticity, is believed to underlie your brain’s …

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Let Walking Make You a Better Driver [2]

… physical well-being. A systematic review carried out by a team at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry has analysed existing studies and concluded that there are benefits to mental and physical well-being by exercising in the natural environment. Their findings are published in the research journal Environmental Science and Technology on February 4th 2011. Walking has been shown to: reduce physical symptoms of anxiety associated with minor stress; increase self‐reported energy …

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Adverse Side Effects of Statin Drugs and the Elderly Driver (2)

… four to fourteen times more at risk of such symptoms and often, regrettably, with irreversible damage.  Researchers at the Weston Foundation, Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD, have noted that, “people who take large doses for a long time may be left with permanent nerve damage, even after they stop taking the drug.”  So they have speculated on “whether widespread statin-induced neuropathy makes our elderly drivers (and even not-so-elderly drivers) more accident prone?” Dizziness …

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Adverse Side Effects of Statin Drugs and the Elderly Driver (1)

… people with high cholesterol levels, especially as a replacement for an earlier class of not so effective cholesterol lowering drugs that caused unpleasant symptoms like nausea and constipation. Because of their significantly higher effectiveness at lowering those high cholesterol numbers, without the unpleasant symptoms mentioned earlier, statin drugs have become one of the best sellers in pharmaceutical history. Given enormous promotional stimulus from the media, the medical community and Big …

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