Some “Magic Words” have Health Benefits – But Not the Words You’d Think

By |October 14th, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|

Encouraging words can have powerful effects. For instance, halftime inspirational pep talks by sports coaches are famous for getting athletes to improve their performance. But now medical researchers have found that other types of words can help you alter your own physiology and brain function. [...]

Should We Worry About the Impact of General Surgery on The Brain?

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

It's been a major concern for the last 60 years. But as yet, we still don't know whether surgery harms the brain. And I’m not just talking about brain operations – I mean any kind of surgery. Most of the concern focuses on anesthesia and [...]

Is there a link between migraines and dementia?

By |October 7th, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

As if they weren’t troublesome enough, migraines – those crippling, high-octane headaches – may also raise your risk of cognitive decline. Canadian researchers have found a link between migraines and dementia. But don’t panic just yet. Let’s first get a better understanding of this painful [...]

You Need to do Aerobics Plus THIS Type of Exercise

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

What's good for the heart is good for the brain. If we want to stay mentally sharp, we need to give the cardiovascular system a regular workout. Generally, aerobic exercise is the go-to option: walking, running, biking, swimming, etc. But aerobic exercise is not the [...]

New Clue as to Why Women Are More Prone to Dementia

By |September 30th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Almost two out of three Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, yet we only have some dubious theories to explain why. Is it caused by genetics? Differences in brain anatomy? Hormones? All of the above? Scientists aren’t sure. But another possibility has emerged. Aging affects [...]

This Memory Nutrient has a Strange Source

By |September 27th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

Some of the most powerful nutrients yet discovered for ensuring a sharper, stronger memory are made naturally by your own body. I’m talking about nutrients like enzymes and vitamin D. Recently, scientists uncovered another naturally occurring nutrient that could eventually be accepted as a potent [...]

Thumbs-Down to Sleeping Pills – If You Want to Avoid Dementia

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

The advice from sleep experts couldn't be clearer. If you have trouble sleeping, seek help. Ignoring the problem increases the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. But seek out natural sleep aids. A visit to the doctor's office too [...]

Friends and Family are Good for Your Brain

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

"When you are just getting out and interacting with people, you are using your brain a lot." So says Claudia Kawas, Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine. She strongly suggests we speak to as many people outside of our own households as [...]

Can Walking in This Weird Way Help Your Memory?

By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Remember the last time you lost your cellphone or keys? Chances are you solved the mystery by retracing your steps, mentally going over where you’d been in the last few hours. But next time, you just may want to take a few actual steps backward [...]

How Many Steps a Day Do You Need for Good Brain Health?

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

To keep memory loss at bay, many people make sure they clock up 10,000 steps every day. Fitbits and other devices make it easy to count every step you take, and make sure you get enough exercise. For most of us, 10,000 steps is a [...]

This Gift of the Grape Can Protect Memory and May Fight Depression

By |September 9th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

A nutrient that gets a lot of attention for slowing down aging is now also being recognized for the good things it does for your brain and mood. Those good things include improving memory, protecting neurons from the kind of destruction that leads to Parkinson’s [...]

Excessive Belly Fat Linked to Smaller Brain

By |September 6th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

If you know you should lose weight, but haven’t quite summoned up the motivation to get the job done, today’s article may give you the extra push you need. In a large observational study,1researchers measured body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratios found in men [...]

A Single Class of Drugs May Cause One Out of Ten Dementia Cases

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

"Avoid them like crazy," was a recommendation I gave three years ago. We've had to wait a while, but the lead author of an important new study now says the same thing. Okay, she didn't put it quite as strongly as I did. In sober [...]

Poor Hearing Linked to Alzheimer’s

By |August 30th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Hearing loss has emerged as an important risk factor for dementia. Compared to people with normal hearing, many studies have found those with a declining ability to hear have an increased risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Depending on the study, the increase in risk [...]

New Evidence on Why Women are More Likely to Get Alzheimer’s

By |August 26th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Women generally live longer than men. And it used to be thought their longevity was the reason they developed Alzheimer’s disease more often than men. They simply lived longer. Men died sooner, from other medical issues. That belief is now being challenged. Women may be [...]

NAC is Proven Effective Against Brain Problems

By |August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

I was a late convert to the wonders of NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), a well-known nutrient. Somehow I overlooked it. But now I’m a full believer and proselytizer. I got religion when I learned that NAC is perhaps the most effective way to boost your glutathione [...]

This Little-Discussed Nutrient is a Priceless Brain Food

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

Your brain needs to be protected from itself. That’s because your brain is a workaholic, always chugging along overtime, relaying messages from neuron to neuron. Those messages are whirling around you brain right now as you read this article. And to keep those messages moving [...]

These Drugs Double or Even Triple Your Risk of Dementia

By |August 12th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

The number of people prescribed one particular class of medication climbed by 64% in the US between 1999 and 2014. These days, one person out of every five over-60s take these meds, with women being twice as likely to rely on them as men. The [...]

Insufficient Sleep Steps Up Alzheimer’s-Linked Proteins

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

What keeps you awake at night? Nothing, I hope. But if you’re like most people, then caffeine, stress, worry, or simply reluctance to turn off the smartphone or the TV may be cutting into the time you need to sleep -- assuming you want to [...]

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