Resveratrol for memory problems

As you probably know resveratrol, an antioxidant from grapes, has been found to help with cardiac issues. It is marketed as such, and so much so that the public ends up viewing resveratrol, and for that matter all other natural products, as if they were pharmaceutical products:

Depression? Take St John’s wort

Inflammation? Take Curcumin

Hypertension? Take L-arginine

And so on; you get the picture.

This type of thinking has been perpetuated by the pharmaceutical companies’ approach of “one disease, one drug.” It has been VERY successful for the pharmaceuticals; not so such for patients. It ignores the basic root of health and disease AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL, that is, cellular T.O.I.L.

T for Toxificy

O for Oxidation

I for Inflammation,

L for Less than Optimal Mitocondrial Function, and

L for loneliness of Lack of Love

In other words, you fix TOIL with proper nutrition, clean environments, and good relationships, and ALL DISEASES will improve. Once you understand this your life will get a lot simpler. Consider the recent article:

Resveratrol Prevents Age-Related Memory and Mood Dysfunction with Increased Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Microvasculature, and Reduced Glial Activation,” J. Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 8075 (2015)

When it was published it created some confusion. Is not resveratrol good for the heart? Why is it helping with memory problems? This is typical of practically all natural products that have a healing action on cellular TOIL by virtue of their antioxidant, and anti inflammatory functions. Resveratrol is addressing TOIL in ALL CELLS, including those of the brain. It also improves insulin sensitization by decreasing the TOIL of cell membranes. As such it decreases diabetic tendencies, which improves practically all diseases.

Why would it not? But, if you are stuck in “one disease-one drug” mode you will not get it.

This is why food is the best medicine for ALL DISEASES.

Hugo Rodier, MD is an integrative physician based in Draper, Utah who specializes in healing chronic disease at the cellular level by blending proper nutrition, lifestyle changes, & allopathic practices when necessary.

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