New Study: Brain Can Start To Decline As Early As Age 45, Vitalmax Vitamins’ Memorin Delivers Key Nutrients That Are Proven to Promote Mental Health


Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2012

The demand for Vitalmax Vitamins’ Memorin has increased upon the release of new findings that suggest cognitive decline can begin much earlier in life. Up until this discovery, the widely held belief among experts was that the risk of age-related brain deterioration did not become significant until age 60.

 

Research suggests that family history and advancing age are the two most important risk factors in dementia and memory decline. But, in spite of age and genetics, cognitive decline with progression to dementia is avoidable, according to some experts.

 

Researchers studying the relationship between memory and lifestyle at the University of Illinois found that people who used vitamin supplements tended to have less brain shrinkage than those who didn’t. Other lifestyle factors linked to preventing age-related brain dysfunction are exercise, a balanced diet and continuously engaging the mind.

 

About 4-5 million people in the United States alone have some degree of dementia, and due to aging in the population, this number is expected to increase. By 2050, an estimated 30 percent of the population in industrialized countries will be 65 and older.

 

“There is a clear medical need for interventions, such as nutritional solutions, to prevent, delay and improve cognitive decline,” said Dr. Mark Rosenberg, Director of south Florida’s Institute of Healthy Aging. “Memorin is a great option for this.”

 

“Memorin contains multiple ingredients that are considered brain-boosters,” Rosenberg explains. [It’s] “Known for their ability to help alleviate and remedy forgetfulness, decrease mental fatigue and improve concentration and mental clarity.”

 

Heightened consumer demand for nutritional supplements, such as Memorin, comes on the heels of a University College London (UCL) study, which evaluated the memory, vocabulary and comprehension skills of 7,000 men and women aged 45 to 70 over 10 years. Men and women ages 45-49, experienced a 3.9 percent decline in mental reasoning.

 

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Vitalmax Vitamins is committed to increasing the longevity and quality of life of our customers. We believe in natural, safe alternatives and strive to provide the most advanced nutritional formulas at affordable prices. Vitalmax Vitamins believes that education is fundamental to prevention and wellness. Our online natural health news site, HealthyAnswers.com, offers a wealth of information, written by top physicians and medical experts.

 

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New Study: Meditation Helps Women with Breast Cancer

Fear, anxiety and confusion often accompany the diagnosis of cancer or any life threatening disease. Being able to take control of one’s emotions and navigate through treatment options and life style changes is essential for a speedy recovery. For managing stress and finding the inner strength to deal with a serious illness, many women find that learning Transcendental Meditation is a key factor. Not only does effective meditation provide deep relaxation and calm, but also better intuition and clarity of mind to face the challenges of fighting for one’s life. A recent study gives encouragement for women with breast cancer for improving their ability to manage stress and find solace from within.

A study published in the  peer-reviewed Integrative Cancer Therapies (Vol. 8, No. 3: September 2009), “The Effects of Transcendental Meditation on Women with Breast Cancer” found reduced stress and improved mental health and emotional well being through their practice of the technique.  The study was a collaboration between the Center for Healthy Aging at Saint Joseph Hospital; the Institute for Health Services, Research and Policy Studies at Northwestern University; the Department of Psychology at Indiana State University; and the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University of Management.

“It is wonderful that physicians now have a range of interventions to use, including Transcendental Meditation, to benefit their patients with cancer,” said Rhoda Pomerantz, M.D., study co-author and chief of gerontology, Saint Joseph Hospital. “I believe this approach should be appreciated and utilized more widely.”

The one-hundred-and-thirty women with breast cancer, 55 years and older, who participated in the two-year study at Saint Joseph Hospital were randomly assigned either the Transcendental Meditation technique or to a usual care control group. Patients were administered quality of life measures, including the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast, every six months for two years. The average intervention period was 18 months.

Since emotional and psychosocial stress contribute to the onset and progression of breast cancer and cancer mortality, the Transcendental Meditation technique provides an effective technique to reduces stress and improves emotional well-being and mental health in breast cancer patients, the study found. Having a technique to experience inner silence and timelessness can alleviate the sense of helplessness women often feel in the face of a life threatening disease. Transcendental Meditation is an effortless technique and doesn’t require any belief system or ability to concentrate or focus.

“The women in the study found their meditation practice easy to do at home and reported significant benefits in their overall quality of life. Decades of research have shown that stress contributes to the cause and complications of cancer,” said Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., co-author and director of Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University of Management. “The data from this well-designed clinical trial and related studies suggest that effective stress reduction with the Transcendental Meditation program may be useful in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer and its deleterious consequences.”

Facts on Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women—and remains a leading cause of death. Breast cancer incidence in the United States is 1 in 8 (about 13%).

In 2008, an estimated 250,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in women in the U.S.  Women above the age of 50 have nearly four times the incidence compared to women under 50. Newly diagnosed and long-term survivors are affected by impairment in quality of life, including emotional, physical, functional, social, and spiritual domains. Psychosocial stress contributes to the onset, progression, and mortality from this disease.

Clinical diagnosis of breast cancer increases psychological distress, with sustained distress occurring during cancer treatment and continuing long-term.

There have been an increasing number of women using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for female-specific cancers. In terms of breast cancer, recent studies indicate that CAM use among women may be as high as 90 percent.

As more and more women search for natural remedies for treatment of breast cancer, the Transcendental Meditation technique offers a foundation of inner peace and healing to aid faster recovery from disease. Since it is taught in a professional setting with one-on-one guidance and follow up, women suffering from a serious illness can be sure they are learning an authentic meditation whose benefits have been validated by scientific research. Families may also benefit from the practice as they feel the impact of stress and worry almost as much or more than the cancer patient. Dealing with a crisis requires a level head and patience that stress and tension can undermine. The introduction of Transcendental Meditation as an adjunct therapy in treating cancer is an encouraging sign, indicating the rise of integrative medicine—the medicine of the future.

Written by JeanneBall