Air & Alzheimer’s

We’re all concerned about the quality of air we inhale, and we see more and more information published about the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease … as well as having the experience of helping someone we know who is inflicted. But until now I hadn’t expected to see this kind of direct correlation between the two.

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The surprising link

between air pollution

and Alzheimer’s disease

 

Melissa Healy

Contact Reporter

LA Times

 

With environmental regulations expected to come under heavy fire from the Trump administration, new research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and dementia risk.… Keep reading

Cup of Joe

Today, there are so many diets that often tell us that the foods and beverages we ingest are not healthy, that it’s gratifying to see some evidence that one of the things we do consume in quantity is actually healthier for us.

Here’s an unusual bit of research concerning the positive effects that coffee – and especially caffeinated coffee – have on us as we age.

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Cup of Joe Could Fight

Age-Related Inflammation

 

Live Science

January 16, 2017

Caffeine could counteract the inflammation

that comes with aging, a new study finds.Keep reading

Your Aging Brain

As sustainable living necessarily includes health and vitality, here’s a recent piece of research that provides a path to longer term high performance of our brain. The “treatment” is simple enough: just the right diet.

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Less Shrinkage:

This Is Your Aging Brain

on the Mediterranean Diet

 

January 4, 2017

LA Times

 

The aging brain is a shrinking brain, and a shrinking brain is, generally speaking, a brain whose performance and reaction time are declining: That is a harsh reality of growing older.… Keep reading

Tidal Power

Here’s a source of power that’s regular and larger in scale. It’s not one you can personally add to your home, as you can photovoltaics.  But it’s a likely source for non-polluting power that’s within easy reach of the world’s largest cities.  Scotland already has such installations.  Canada’s first is now on-line, with additional ones in progress.

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Giant turbine launches to harness powerful Fundy tides

Michael Tutton,

The Canadian Press

Nov 07, 2016

 

A giant tidal turbine has been lowered into position on the Bay of Fundy seabed near Parrsboro, N.S., a “huge milestone” for a test project aiming to demonstrate the industry’s potential.… Keep reading

Nuts !

Here’s a brief piece of research about the positive impact of nuts on our overall health … and our ability to avoid several major diseases.

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A handful of nuts a day

cuts the risk of a wide

range of diseases

 

Imperial College London

4-Dec-2016

 

A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases.… Keep reading