October 26, 2022
Cognitive performance is a critical capability that allows individuals to function accordingly in their everyday lives; it provides humans with the capacity for sustenance and self-preservation and the free will to engage in activities of their choice. However, many researchers have posed a question regarding the sustainability of the human body’s cognitive performance, particularly because cognition may not be an all-enduring ability and is subject to different levels of degradation.
Several studies have proposed this concept, and research shows that several factors could affect a person’s cognitive ability, along with the discovery that multiple types of cognition correlate to specific functionality in the human body.
After several assessments of this proposed thesis, oxidative stress was considered one of the most significant factors correlated to a decrease in cognitive performance. This type of degradation is associated with the inherent decline of the body – aging.
March 4, 2022
March marks the beginning of National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign focused on expanding awareness and education, promoting informed dietary choices, and helping the population develop healthful eating and physical activity habits.
From a functional medicine perspective, nutrition plays a crucial role in overall health and can be leveraged as part of an integrated approach to prevent, manage, and treat diseases. Even slight changes in dietary habits can significantly benefit patient well-being, outcomes, and age-related disease risk. A recently published New York Times article outlined five nutrition-based tips that can be easily implemented to promote healthy aging.
July 9, 2021
Characterized by the progressive loss of physiological capacity resulting in impaired functioning and susceptibility to diseases, the biological aging process at a cellular level has two key hallmark elements: telomere length (TL) shortening and cellular senescence. A variety of therapeutic methods aimed at reversing or slowing down this process continues to be investigated while a novel treatment shows promise – a specialized form of oxygen therapy that may be able to reverse the aforementioned biological markers of aging.
In a new small study published in the Journal of Aging, researchers present potential breakthrough findings. Per their results, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may be an effective method for delaying or even reversing cellular degeneration as it was shown to lengthen telomeres and decrease levels of senescent cells, potentially helping prevent age-related illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and dementia.