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Saffron

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Saffron is “equally effective” against depression as are antidepressants.
In history saffron was used for depression but there were no drug tests back then. By 2000 researchers found that saffron was antidepressant in mice. The next step was to test it in humans.
The double-blind test show a significant improvement in those who took saffron as against those without.
The next test was to test saffron against antidepressant. The results showed the antidepressant did no better than saffron but the antidepressant had a side effect which saffron did not.

Following these tests they also looked at the use of saffron for a broad range of emotional and cognitive conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and Alzheimer’s disease.

The story is now unfolding on how saffron can restore people to healthier lives without all the negative side effects of many other drugs.

Life Extension Magazine, July 2013

Are You Afraid of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Friday, March 9th, 2012

There are more and more studies out their now that show that exercise slows the process of developing dementia. Sometimes genetics plays a part. All people carry the gene APOE, which is involved in metabolism. But people who carry the APOE gene mutation e4 increase their risk of developing AD by 15 times that of someone without the e4 mutation.

If you have the e4 mutation you can neutralize it’s effect with exercise.