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High Blood Sugar is a Four-Alarm Fire For Your Brain

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

The link between diabetes and all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's, is now well established. The greater the blood sugar instability, the higher the risk for dementia, with type 1 insulin-dependent diabetics having the biggest Alzheimer's risk – four times that of people who don’t [...]

New Test Predicts Future Dementia (But Not Everyone Wants to Know)

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Your doctor completes the short procedure and gives you the unwelcome news: You are at high risk of developing a devastating neurological disease ten years down the road. This scenario could soon become a reality, because a new way has been found to predict if [...]

Is Your Brain Being Plasticized?

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Every year, companies in the US produce 100 billion pounds of plastic for all kinds of products and packaging. But a toxic substance -- bisphenol A (BPA), described as a “plasticizer” – is frequently included in plastic to make it flexible and less brittle. BPA [...]

The Temperature in Your House Affects Your Mental Power and Memory

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

When most people think about how to keep their brain working better, they probably think about foods, dietary supplements, or exercise to help support cognition and memory. But there’s a tool inside your house that can also help boost your brain power. It’s called your [...]

Breathe the “Right Way” for a Better Memory

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

If you've ever been in a state of sheer panic, someone may have told you to "take a deep breath" to calm yourself down. This is good science-based advice. A cluster of nerve cells in the brain links breathing to different emotional states. When we’re [...]

These Scientists Say Alzheimer’s Drugs Have Failed Because of This

By |November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

In the 1990s, the "amyloid hypothesis" provided a new and simple explanation for the cause of Alzheimer's disease. The idea was that beta-amyloid proteins build up to form plaques that damage brain cells. The brain plaque theory caught on bigtime and quickly became conventional wisdom. [...]

Studies Prove Optimists are Less Likely to Get Dementia

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

From ‘you’re as young as you feel’ to ‘age is just a number,’ our culture provides us with a wealth of adages urging us to take a positive attitude toward aging. Perhaps these old chestnuts sound corny (or, worse yet, like whistling past the graveyard), [...]

This Simple Therapy Might Slow Alzheimer’s

By |November 16th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Researchers at the University of Utah think they may have found a way that might – just might – slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease – no drugs, foods or supplements required. The non-invasive technique they’re studying stimulates parts of the brain that Alzheimer’s doesn’t [...]

Don’t Let a Trip to the Hospital Set You up for Alzheimer’s

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Any trip to the hospital can stress you out. The hubbub of people constantly in motion. The noises of the medical machinery. Anxiety about your health problems... And when you’re hospitalized you rarely get to relax: Your sleep is constantly interrupted. You may be besieged [...]

Clear Eyesight and Good Memory Go Hand in Hand

By |November 9th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Over the next three decades the number of US adults with cataracts is expected to double from 25 to 50 million. It's the reason one in five lose their sight and one in seven suffer moderate to severe vision impairment. This is a needless tragedy [...]

The Mighty Vegetable that Rejuvenates Your Brain

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

A few years ago I would have thought it unlikely, but beets have risen close to the top of the superfood hit parade. They not only support your brain and boost muscle performance but also keep your heart functioning better. And now some researchers think [...]

Lower Muscle Mass Ups Your Risk of Dementia

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

You may know that it’s harder to hold onto lean muscle mass as you age – a condition of aging called sarcopenia. In fact, the average person loses 30% of their muscle by the time they reach 60! While lack of exercise is an obvious [...]

Fix This “Unrelated” Problem and Slash the Risk of Memory Loss 75%

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

It's a common health condition affecting one in six Americans. If you’re over age 65, the incidence rises to one in four. And after age 75, half of us suffer from a loss of this important faculty. The problem I’m talking about is hearing loss. [...]

To Understand Alzheimer’s You Need to Look Outside the Brain

By |October 26th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

With brain diseases like Alzheimer's, maybe it's time to start thinking outside the box. While the brain is the obvious go-to place to look for the cause, it's not the only body part to consider. There's another organ that plays a central role in brain [...]

Don’t Let This Bad Habit Ruin Your Brain

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

You don’t need me to tell you that loud noise and loud music can destroy your hearing. That’s very well-known. But just as worrying – you have another body part that is vulnerable to damage from these sounds. Your brain. According to researchers at the [...]

More Proof that You Have to Use Your Brain if You Want to Keep It

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

The idea first came to poet Gary Glazner whilst working as a florist in 2003. Delivering bouquets of flowers to a nursing home and seeing the residents' faces light up gave him the inspiration to help those with dementia express themselves through poetry. From an [...]

Don’t Make This Common Mistake that Devastates Memory and Cognition

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Researchers have discovered that drinking a particular brain-boosting beverage can restore your depleted intellectual abilities, improve your mental focus, banish fuzzy cognition and even change the way your neurons fire off signals to each other. When I call water a wonderful brain elixir, I’m not [...]

New Evidence Implicates Herpes as a Cause of Alzheimer’s

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

A few weeks ago (Issue #534) I wrote about the role infections play in Alzheimer’s disease. Much of the focus of that article was on herpes viruses. The herpes-dementia link is an important enough discovery to visit again, and go into in greater depth. For [...]

The Right Foods Can Keep Immune Cells from Destroying Your Memory

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

Your immune system can be your best friend – when it protects you from pathogens – or your worst nightmare when it goes on the blink. . . . . .because misbehaving immune cells can cause as much harm to the body as any disease. [...]

This Powerful Air Purifier Comes with Other Brain-Boosting Benefits, Too!

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

You may remember learning in school about the reciprocal relationship animals (including us) have with plants. We inhale oxygen and exhale CO2 (carbon dioxide.) Plants “inhale” carbon dioxide and send out oxygen. That means we need plants as much as they need us. But plants [...]

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