B3 has different forms, where nicotinamide riboside (NR) is the most important one in case of Parkinson’s. It serves as a raw material for the essential metabolic factor NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), which is vital to various cellular processes, including energy metabolism, DNA damage repair, control of gene expression and stress resistance of our brain […]
Recent review of the existing studies highlighted that both high (daily/near daily) and low (> 2 times a week) frequency cannabis young users were 6 times more likely to develop schizophrenia compared to those who had never used cannabis. However, not all compounds of cannabis have such disasterious results on the mental health. A recent […]
A recent study gives us another good reason to pay a closer attention to various plants in nature that have a natural compount farnesol as a potential remedy for Parkinson’s. Farnesol is predominantly found in citronella, lemon grass, tuberose, cyclamen, rose, neroli, balsam and musk. The majority of these plants is used nowadays in perfume, […]
Tremor, slowed movement, rigid muscles and other movement disorders are an example of the symptoms of Parkinson’s. They are the result of the inflammatory response in the midbrain of people with Parkinson’s that cause the selective death of dopaminergic neurons leading to neurodegeneration.
A recent study investigated this question in detail. The researchers examined the insurance claims of 379.352 women aged 45+ who were in menopause and found that women on hormone therapy were up to 58% less likely to develop any kind of neurodegenerative disease (f.e. Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, MS and ALS). The degree of the decreased […]
According to a recent small study, it actually can. The study investigated how dancing with music impacts people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s during 3 years time and found that dance training for 1 ¼ hours per week can slow down the disease progression and even improve daily living and daily function.
If you have sleep problems, how do you know that these are related to your REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep? The main characterics of REM sleep disorder is an abnormal behavior during REM sleep with sudden arms and legs movements and vocal sounds as a reaction to vivid dreams.
Our brain is complex. It has various parts with their own function. On top of that, the brain cells (we have app. 100 billion of them) differ from one to the other. That is why it is so hard to diagnose correctly and treat a brain disease. On the other hand, the science doesn’t give […]
Light therapy, an exposure to both controlled natural daylight and artificial light of specific wavelengths, is already successfully used to treat mental and sleep disorders. It also seems to be a new a safe and cost-effective alternative for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, seasonal depression and cognitive disorders.
Everyone who is interested in his/her genes, is afraid of having the gene variant APOE e4, as it is a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. People who have APOE e4, can experience faster cognitive decline than people without the variant. On the other hand, people with Parkinson’s in combination with APOE e4, are in […]