Friday Fun Facts Dr. Meimaris

Fact #1

Magnesium the magnificent.
Magnesium deficiency is a common factor in many chronic and age-related diseases including Alzheimer’s. Among other important functions, magnesium is required for proper digestion, nerve conduction, cardiac muscle function, hormonal balance and carbohydrate metabolism.
Source: Altered ionized magnesium levels in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease.




Fact #2  One sign that tells you it is time to stop breast feeding:   Child demands that you express for his cafe latte.
Colostrum is the first mammary gland fluid produced by mammals post-partum and is high in immune-boosting proteins.  These proteins, immunoglobulins and growth factors confer immune benefits to the newborn through passive immunity acquisition
Therapeutically in humans, colostrums from bovine sources have been shown to enhance recovery from NSAID-induced ulcers by improving the immune defenses of the mucosa of the gastro-intestinal tract.
Source: A white paper on an immunoglobulin -rich nutritional extract of bovine colostrum whey
Fact #3
If you broke your leg in two places, what would you do? Stay away from those two places.
Most of us are familiar with milk thistle as the powerful herb known for its liver-protective properties. One of milk thistle’s most active components, silibinin, a flavonolignan, was shown to increase bone-forming osteoblastic activity, demonstrating possible therapeutic value in conditions such as osteoporosis.
Source: Osteoblastogenesis and osteoprotection enhanced by flavonolignan silibinin in osteoblasts and osteoclasts.
Fact #4
One sign your prostate exam may not go well:
You look on the wall to find your doctor got his MD from the University of Phoenix.
Patients who were about to undergo radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer who were supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil in order to reduce the patient’s omega-6 to omega-3 ratio were shown to experience a decrease in prostate cancer cell proliferation.
An imbalance in the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, or a high level of omega-6, sets the groundwork for systemic inflammation, which is a contributing factor to most serious chronic disease processes.
Source: Phase II Prospective Randomized Trial of a Low-Fat Diet with Fish Oil Supplementation in Men Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy
Fact #5
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
–Woody Allen
While it may appear to be obvious, researchers have found that people who suffer from depression, have more difficulty expunging negative thoughts from their memories than those who are not experiencing depression.
Source: Depression and Negative Thoughts

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