Benefits Of Swearing: Saying Curse Words Makes You Stronger, Numb To Pain, And More Trustworthy

We may have been taught to keep swearing to a minimum, as it’s seen as rude and vulgar, new research suggests that in certain situations, swearing may be advantageous. The research found that swearing out loud can actually make you stronger, adding to the many surprising benefits of this offensive behavior. … Continue reading

Gut Bacteria May Help Decrease Stroke

Certain types of bacteria in the gut can leverage the immune system to decrease the severity of stroke.  Stroke is currently the second leading cause of death worldwide. The most common type is ischemic stroke, during which a blocked blood vessel prevents blood from reaching the brain. Researchers at Memorial … Continue reading


Our bodies need healthy levels of cholesterol to function. Cholesterol is a fatty substance made by the liver and distributed throughout the body. It allows our bodies to make vitamin D and hormones. High cholesterol means you have a lot more cholesterol in your blood than you need. Most people … Continue reading

Testosterone therapy may help improve pain in men with low testosterone

Testosterone therapy is associated with decreased pain perception in men with low testosterone levels related to opioid (narcotic) pain relievers (analgesics), a new study finds. The results were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.  “In this study, we attempted to determine whether testosterone replacement … Continue reading

Low vitamin B12 levels may lead to brain shrinkage, cognitive problems

For for more information on our therapies including B12 please contact Clinic Director Charlie Blaisdell at BTP/CORE New England 920 Washington Street Norwood, MA 02062 Clinic: 781-269-5953 Older people with low blood levels of vitamin B12 markers may be more likely to have lower brain volumes and have problems … Continue reading

‘Trust hormone’ oxytocin helps old muscle work like new, study finds

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that oxytocin—a hormone associated with maternal nurturing, social attachments, childbirth and sex—is indispensable for healthy muscle maintenance and repair, and that in mice, it declines with age.  The new study, to be published Tuesday, June 10, in the journal Nature Communications, … Continue reading

Low testosterone linked to heightened risk of early death

Low testosterone levels seem to be linked to a heightened risk of premature death from heart disease and all causes, suggests research published online in Heart. The finding refutes received wisdom that the hormone is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The researchers base their findings on 930 men, all … Continue reading

Vitamin E Keeps Muscles Healthy

A study in Free Radical Biology & Medicine provides an explanation of how vitamin E helps maintain muscle.* Previous research conducted by Paul McNeil and colleagues demonstrated that vitamin E promoted membrane repair in cultured cells and that oxidants inhibited it. For the current study, rats were given normal rodent … Continue reading

For seniors, sexual activity is linked to higher quality of life

(Reuters Health) – Older adults who value sexual activity and engage in it have better social lives and psychological well-being, according to a small study in Scotland Older adults said “they miss and want to engage in sexual behaviors, whether that be a kiss to intercourse,” said study coauthor … Continue reading

4 Keys to Better Gut Health and Improved Fitness

By Eirik Garnas “All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates About 2000 years after the father of medicine said these words, the emerging field of microbiome science and increased focus on the gastrointestinal tract in health and disease have revealed that Hippocrates was probably right all along. Of … Continue reading

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