Saturday, June 4, 2016

Paradigm Shift Remembering Bernando LaPallo A New Podcast


Writer Anne Cornelius 
A lot of good things have been going on in the wake of Bernando LaPallo's great transition on December 19, 2015 at the age of 114. A podcast is now available on iTunes and the first Episode Paradigm Shift is a conversation with writer and collaborator Anne Cornelius on Bernando's first book Age Less, Live More- Achieving Health & Vitality at 107 Years and Beyond.  Subscribe for Inspiration on how to add more life to your years and not just years to your life. Subscribe on iTunes today!
The Official Bernando LaPallo Legacy Podcast is on ITunes 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Lutein supplementation improves visual performance at night


February 10, 2015
Lutein supplementation improves visual performance at night
At a Glance
In a new study, healthy drivers that were supplemented with lutein over one year experienced a significant improvement in visual performance in low-light conditions, such as driving at night.
Read more about this research below.
Previous research has shown that the carotenoid lutein supports the health of the eyes and can positively affect visual performance. In a new study published in the journal Nutrition, researchers examined the potential benefit of lutein supplementation on visual function in healthy drivers who are exposed to long-term light exposure.
The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involved 120 normally healthy drivers. Over the course of 1 year, the active group was supplemented with 20 mg of lutein daily. Participants were analyzed for visual acuity, serum lutein concentrations, visual performance, and macular pigment optical density (MPOD). Low MPOD is a key risk factor for age-related macular degeneration while a high MPOD not only reduces one’s risk for macular degeneration but also helps to improve visual performance.
Analyses were conducted at the beginning of the study, and after month 1, 3, 6, and 12. Dietary intakes and visual-related quality of life were also measured at the beginning and at the completion of the study.
Serum lutein and central MPOD in the supplemented group were increased significantly, while there was no change observed in the placebo group. The active group experienced a trend toward improved best spectacle-corrected visual acuity measured. Significant improvements in contrast and glare sensitivity, especially in low light conditions, were observed in the supplemented group. The active group also saw significant improvements in the score of the National Eye Institute 25- Item Visual Functioning Questionnaire.
This study showed that supplementation with 20 mg/day of lutein increases MPOD levels, and that lutein may benefit visual performance in low-light conditions, such as driving at night.
Yao Y, Qiu QH, Wu XW, Cai ZY, Xu S, Liang XQ. Lutein supplementation improves visual performance in Chinese drivers: 1-year randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Nutrition 2013 Jul-Aug;29(7-8):958-64.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bernando LaPallo Dead at 114 - Popular Health and Lifestyle Guru's Legacy Continues

As the word continues to get out about Bernando's passing I've taken to social media and begun to thank all the news and media outlets that have supported his positive message over the decade plus of his time in Arizona. A press release has been posted here. If you have a lead on a local paper in Tempe or elsewhere that would be interested in his legacy please share with the reason why it's important to you. Here is the link to the official press release http://bit.ly/1RaHMI2 Thank you very much
Erika Ekayani Chamberlin ,Manager & Granddaughter of Bernando LaPallo, Jr
Bernando LaPallo 1901-2015 pictured at age 113 in Mesa, Az

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Ins and Outs of RESET | USANA Video

High magnesium intakes reduce cardiovascular and cancer mortality risk

High magnesium intakes reduce cardiovascular and cancer mortality risk

At a Glance
In a newly published study of adults at high risk for heart disease, magnesium intake was inversely associated with cardiovascular, cancer and all-cause mortality.
Read more about this research below. 
Previous research has shown that magnesium plays a role in normal blood pressure, helps inhibit platelet aggregation, modulates inflammation, and is important for normal vascular health. In a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers sought to assess the association between magnesium intake and cardiovascular (CVD) and mortality risk in a Mediterranean population at high risk of heart disease.
The study included 7,216 men and women aged 55-80 years that were at high risk of CVD. Participants were randomly assigned to Mediterranean diets supplemented with nuts or olive oil or a control low-fat diet.
After an average follow-up time of about 5 years, there were 323 total deaths documented. Of those, there were 81 deaths from cardiovascular disease (stroke, heart attack, heart disease), and 130 deaths from cancer.
Compared to lower consumers (average 312 mg/day), the subjects in the highest third of intake (average 442 mg/day) had a 59% reduced risk of death from CVD, a 37% decreased risk of death from cancer, and a 34% reduction in all-cause mortality.
In this study of Mediterranean adults, high intakes of magnesium in the diet reduced overall mortality, and deaths from cardiovascular disease and cancer. It is estimated that only about 20-30% of U.S. adults are currently meeting the recommended intake of magnesium in their diets.
Marta Guasch-Ferré et al. Dietary Magnesium Intake Is Inversely Associated with Mortality in Adults at High Cardiovascular Risk. First published November 20, 2013, doi: 10.3945/​jn.113.183012.

The effects of high-intensity exercise on neural responses to images of food

January 6, 2015
The effects of high-intensity exercise on neural responses to images of food - The Weekly Essentials of Health from Usana Health Sciences
At a Glance
Research shows that high intensity exercise increases neural responses in reward-related regions of the brain in response to images of low-calorie foods and suppresses activation during the viewing of high-calorie foods.
Read more about this research below.
Short bouts of intense exercise are known to suppress hunger through appetite regulating hormones. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers aimed to determine the effects of high-intensity exercise on central (brain) response to visual food stimuli.
The study included 15 healthy men of normal weight that completed two 60 minute trials: exercise (running at 70% maximum aerobic capacity) and a resting control trial. After each trial, images of high- and low- calorie foods were viewed and the brain response to the foods was measured using an MRI.
After the bout of exercise, thirst and core body temperature were increased while appetite response was significantly suppressed. Exercise significantly suppressed ghrelin (an appetite stimulating hormone) and enhanced the release of peptide YY (an appetite reducing hormone). When compared to the resting control, neural (brain) response in the brain’s reward related regions were stimulated in response to viewing the images of low-calorie foods but suppressed upon viewing images of high-calorie foods.
This study shows that high intensity exercise increases neural responses in reward-related regions of the brain in response to images of low-calorie foods and suppresses activation during the viewing of high-calorie foods. These central responses are associated with exercise-induced changes in peripheral signals related to appetite-regulation and hydration status.
Daniel R Crabtree et al. The effects of high-intensity exercise on neural responses to images of food. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Feb;99(2):258-67