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Bad Dreams Serve a Useful Purpose

By |January 17th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Ancient Greeks and Romans believed dreams predicted the future. Sigmund Freud thought they expressed repressed conflicts or desires and could help people unravel the reasons for mental illness. I take a dim view of both theories, but a new study now shows bad dreams do [...]

Clearing Away Toxic Alzheimer’s Proteins in the Brain Using Genes

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

When it comes to memory-robbing brain proteins, amyloid and tau top the list. Lately, scientists are investigating how these can be removed from the brain once they've grown out of control, or better still, how their formation can be prevented in the first place. In [...]

New Research Links Mid-life Heart Health to Dementia Risk

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Nearly a decade ago the American Heart Association began to promote seven targets to shoot for to achieve ideal cardiovascular health. They hoped the strategy, called “Life's Simple 7,” would reduce the incidence of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. This could be achieved, they said, [...]

New Study Reveals You Can Beat the “Alzheimer’s Gene”

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Your height, eye color and wavy hair can all be linked to your DNA. However, the development of Alzheimer’s disease may not be determined by your genetics to the extent some experts think, according to a recent Canadian study.1 Let’s take a closer look at [...]

The Nutrients that Get Together to Boost Your Brain Power

By |January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

The neurons in your brain need a lot of nutritional support to do their jobs, because they never stop working. They need a steady stream of nutrients to protect them from destructive oxidation and keep their cellular structures intact. And research into brain health shows [...]

“The Wonder Drug of Neurology”

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

To keep our memory and learning abilities strong we need an abundance of dendrites on our brain cells. Good sized dendritic networks indicate a healthy, well-functioning brain. Disrupted dendrite growth is seen in the brains of people with autism and schizophrenia. So it’s pretty clear [...]

Do This to Reduce the Mistakes You Make in Daily Life

By |December 27th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Raymond Dalio is an American investor. Jack Dorsey is the founder of Twitter. Both have something in common -- apart from being billionaires that is. They both take time out to meditate each day. And they're not alone. Many successful people practice meditation. In fact, [...]

When Friends Leave After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Long-time readers know that we strive to offer the latest research on brain health, as well as lifestyle tweaks proven to cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. However, in this article I’d like to delve into a troubling facet of this misunderstood disease. Here’s a [...]

Does a Colombian Woman Hold the Key to an Alzheimer’s Cure?

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

Some people have the misfortune of experiencing a rare mutation in a gene called presenelin 1, which causes early memory loss. Presenelin 1 triggers memory loss in people as young as 40 and develops into full blown Alzheimer's by the late 40s, inflicting death by [...]

A Single Head Injury Sparks Lasting Brain Damage

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

I don’t think a lot of people are aware of what a major factor head injuries are in making you susceptible to dementia. The public probably has some awareness of the problem because it’s now known that pro football players – and even high school [...]

This Popular Beverage Can Ravage the Brain

By |December 13th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Even though just about everybody knows cola soft drinks are unhealthy, the focus is usually on weight gain, high blood sugar, and so forth. Few people know about the bad things they can do to your brain. And for once I’m not talking about the [...]

Experts Question the Studies “Proving” Aspartame Safety

By |December 9th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Is aspartame hazardous to our health? This question has been hotly debated for nearly fifty years. In 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conducted a thorough review of the artificial sweetener. Their conclusion, after analyzing 154 studies, was that it's perfectly safe. In some [...]

Does a High Salt Diet Harm the Brain?

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Last year scientists thought they'd discovered why excessive salt intake causes memory loss. It's because salt restricts blood flow to the brain. But it turned out they were wrong. True, it does restrict blood flow, they were right about that, but this isn't the main [...]

Personalized Lifestyle Strategy Reverses Cognitive Decline and Memory Loss

By |November 29th, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|

"I feel a certain sense of comfort knowing there are factors I can control that can contribute to the decreased risk of me getting Alzheimer’s.” That's what Stephen Chambers, a 48-year-old physical therapist, had to say after he took part in the first trial of [...]

Reduce Your Risk of Dementia 45% with a Brain Game

By |November 25th, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

Your thinking may slow down as you get older, but just as exercise can work wonders for your physical health, a regular workout can boost your brain, too. In fact, the latest research reveals mental exercise heightens memory so much, seniors can go head to [...]

A Fun Way to Make Your Neural Connections Less “Fuzzy”

By |November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

If you want a brain that quickly learns new information, remembers things easily and helps you cope with the problems of daily life, you need a well-connected brain. What do I mean by that? I mean the brain's neurons need to arrange themselves in a [...]

Is Your Blood Pressure Helping or Hurting Your Brain?

By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Over the years you’ve no doubt heard your doctor explain how high blood pressure, or hypertension, increases your risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, and can damage organs like the kidneys and eyes. But your doctor probably hasn’t talked much about how high [...]

Remembering Great Moments in Sports Draws Out Dementia Patients

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

The performance of the United States in the 2019 Rugby World Cup is something to quickly forget, having lost all four games in the group stages. On the other hand, we may have fond memories of Tiger Woods' triumphs, Michael Phelps winning any one of [...]

A Refreshing Way to Boost Brain Health

By |November 11th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

If you'd like your brain to function more effectively—and who wouldn’t?— I've got some good news for you. There's an easy, enjoyable, affordable, at-home way to improve memory and cognition. Even better, it takes only a few minutes of your time, a few days a [...]

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