The brain is the most complex organ of the human body. Weighing three pounds, the brain has about 100 billion neurons (nerve cells). Without our brains, we could not walk, talk, eat, breathe, control our heart rate and so much more. I cannot express enough how important it is to be proactive about brain health. Some medical research suggests that we slowly start to lose some of our cognitive skills at the ripe old age of 27!
This disease essentially causes you to lose control of your brain. And if you do not have control of your brain, you may find it difficult to control your body.
Part of what I love most about my job is that I get to learn about different health issues and educate the public about them. The pH Labs team and I really pride ourselves on creating a safe online community where members can share their health obstacles and receive feedback on how they can be proactive about them.
You have probably heard of the term “hangry,” when you are so hungry that you become angry and irrational. It’s like you turn into your evil twin until you get something into your belly.
It’s likely that you’ve seen Dr. Oz on his TV show, or previously on The Oprah Winfrey Show where he gained popularity talking about the latest diet trends and how to stay healthy. But recently, Dr. Oz sadly announced that his 81-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s disease.
The average life expectancy for an American is 78.6 years. And if we are proactive about our health, many of us may live long enough to reach our nineties and even make it to 100! Take, for example these celebrities.
There are some diseases which disproportionately affect certain racial groups. For example, diabetes and hypertension are especially prevalent in the African-American communities. And amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, appears to be most common among Caucasians - especially males. According to the ALS CARE Database, 60% of the people with ALS in the Database are men and 93% of patients are Caucasian.
Football is America’s favorite sport to watch. Between 2016 and 2018, the average TV audience for a regular season NFL game was approximately 15 million viewers. And the Super Bowl - the final game of the football season - attracted over 100 million viewers over the past five years.
Actress Charlize Theron was just doing her job. For a new role where she played an overwhelmed mom, the normally svelte star had to gain 50 pounds. But she gained more than just extra weight.
A recent study conducted by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that having a healthy heart could greatly diminish your chances of suffering from dementia later on in life. By protecting your heart, you’re actually protecting your mind as well.
Women may need more nutrients in their diet to support cognitive health and promote positive emotional well-being, according to new research conducted by Binghamton University. Oddly enough, the study suggests that the same may not be true for men.
Singer Neil Diamond kicked off his 50 Year Anniversary World Tour in April of 2017. The 77-year-old Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee was going strong and giving fans what they wanted, stellar performances with his greatest hits like “Sweet Caroline” and “America.”
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