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 [...]

Scientists Prove Age-Old Memory-Enhancing Herb is Effective

By |October 1st, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Grown in the warm, marshy wetlands of India, Pakistan and other Asian countries, this creeping herb has been prescribed by traditional Ayurvedic (Indian) health practitioners for thousands of years. They believe it strengthens memory, bolsters cognition, improves concentration and even relieves anxiety. Over the last [...]

Medical Shocker: Virus May be a Major Cause of Alzheimer’s

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

In the field of Alzheimer’s research, it’s a million-dollar question whether an infection is the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease. When I say “million-dollar question” I mean it literally. Leslie Norins, a physician and medical publisher, is offering a million dollar “Challenge Award” to any [...]

Toxic Vehicle Particles Accumulate in the Brain

By |September 24th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Environmental scientist Barbara Maher was clearly surprised and alarmed by the results of a study she led. She described the findings as "dreadfully shocking." She said it was “a discovery finding, and...a potentially very important environmental risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.” Her concern centers on [...]

Your Eyes Hold the Key to Brain Health and Memory

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Poems often proclaim the eyes to be a direct window to the soul. Medical researchers are more prosaic, but they make much the same point without the poetry. We now understand that the eyes provide a direct view into the health of your brain. Plus, [...]

Proof That Brain Damage from Trauma Can be Reversed

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

When you get hit by a 255-pound offensive tackle up to 50 times a game, it's bound to inflict physical harm. That's exactly what brain scans of hundreds of active and retired football players have found -- clear evidence these helmet-to-helmet blows cause damage.1 But [...]

Connection Found Between Dementia and Common Health Problem

By |September 14th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

It's painless, it doesn't show any outward symptoms you’d notice, and the first sign you’ve got this problem is often a fracture of the hip, wrist or spine. As you might have guessed from that hint, I’m talking about osteoporosis. The condition is usually associated [...]

Unhealthy Heart and Circulation Equals Huge Increase in Dementia Risk

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

Conventional medicine has made some amazing strides in treating heart disease – bypass surgery, angioplasty and all kinds of wonder drugs have succeeded in reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke. I think this has led quite a few people to be complacent about [...]

This Popular Food is Addictive – and Shrinks Your Brain

By |September 7th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

You’d think that if a food additive has been proven capable of both wrecking your physical health and endangering your brain, we’d all avoid it like it was poison. But we don’t. It remains one of the most popular foods on earth. We slurp it [...]

Multi-Task and Get More Done? No Way. . .

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

The temptation to multi-task often seems irresistible. For instance, our cellphones continually call out to us with notifications of text messages, Facebook postings, new emails, and more. Too often, all those distractions pull us away from spending time with friends, eating dinner with family or [...]

Hobbies in Middle Age Could Prevent Dementia

By |August 31st, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|

Super-agers – people of advanced age who have hung onto their mental capacity -- are known to suffer much the same atrophy and degenerative changes seen in people with advanced Alzheimer's. How can these old-but-still-bright seniors maintain healthy cognitive function even though their brains are [...]

Can You Really Delay Dementia 2 ½ Years Doing This?

By |August 27th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

If you’re a regular reader here, you know about the unique power of frequent exercise, even a daily walk. I’ve called it the world’s most powerful medicine. It keeps us healthy and young. And as I’ve said in other articles, there are plenty of studies [...]

A Surprising Reason Why Smartphones Are Making Us Stupid

By |August 24th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|

"Sit up straight. Don't slouch!" Perhaps you remember this rebuke from your parents or teachers. We should have listened to them. Back in 1984 a US study found 58 per cent of teenage boys and 30 per cent of girls had spinal damage. Just imagine [...]

This Amino Acid Can Lift Your Mood and Boost Your Brain

By |August 20th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Researchers have identified an amino acid that may be the key to warding off the damaging changes linked to two common conditions – chronic stress and depression. According to these studies, the link between mood disturbances and this amino acid is so strong that measuring [...]

Wake Up Worried about the Day Ahead? It’s Not Good for Your Memory

By |August 17th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

What have all these symptoms got in common? Chest pain, stomach upset, insomnia, anxiety, anger, depression, overeating, drug abuse and social withdrawal. If you answered stress, you got it right with one word. To be more precise, each item on the list can be caused [...]

Your Brain is Hungry for This Antioxidant Mineral

By |August 13th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

One of your brain’s biggest enemies is oxidative stress – the buildup of toxic molecules called free radicals that can oxidize and destroy neurons and the network connections among brain cells. When free radicals overwhelm the brain’s antioxidant defenses, your memory and ability to think [...]

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