Learn about Ground-Breaking Brain Health Research from Dr. Michael Lewis at Natur-Tyme’s 15th Annual Health Fair

Dr. Michael Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM
Sunday, April 19th, 2015   | 11:00 AM–12:30 PM
NYS Fairgrounds, Art & Home Center

Omega-3s: Building Blocks of the Brain 

Omega-3 fatty acids are important nutrients throughout life, from the time a mother is pregnant with her child, through the full scope of adulthood. Adequate omega-3 intake can have a significant impact on mental well-being in children, adolescents, athletes, and the elderly.* While omega-3s are best known for their cardiovascular benefits, research is now exploring the benefits of omega-3s for brain health. Understood as building blocks of the brain, omega-3s consumed in sufficient amounts can have profound health effects, including benefits for brain development, cognition, resilience, and overall health.*

Dr. Michael Lewis, founder of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute (BHERI), is a pioneer in the field of essential fatty acids and brain health, and will be a keynote speaker at Natur-Tyme’s 15th Annual Health Fair. Dr. Lewis’s work has been featured on CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD Show, and is frequently heard on radio. He will share real-life experiences of how omega-3s can help support the structure and function of the brain, including the amazing story of Bobby Ghassemi, who was left comatose after a 2010 car crash, and whose family worked diligently with Dr. Lewis to support his recovery.*

About Dr. Michael Lewis & BHERI

BHERI was founded by Dr. Michael Lewis in 2011 to pursue educational and research endeavors to further our knowledge of natural and nutritional ways to improve brain health. With Dr. Lewis’s 30-plus years of military experience, a special emphasis is working towards improving the care and outcomes of our military personnel and veterans who have experienced psychological or physical trauma to the brain. BHERI is a not-for-profit organization in Potomac, Maryland.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Yet Another Amazing Benefit of Vitamin D

factoids-banner-sunshineMost of us, especially in the Northern Hemisphere, are deficient in vitamin D. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration has recently increased the recommended daily allowance from 400 IU to 800+ IU. Research has shown that vitamin D is beneficial for immune health, brain health, and more. And now a study by Italian researchers has found that vitamin D may benefit heart health. This small study looked at a group of heart failure patients, averaging 74 years old, with low vitamin D levels. Half the group took 4,000 IU vitamin D daily for 25 weeks, and the other half took a placebo. The vitamin D group experienced an improvement in ejection fraction rate (how well blood is being pumped out of the heart) by over 20%, but the placebo group worsened. The vitamin D group also lowered their systolic blood pressure.

Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis Aug. 2014;24(8):861-8.