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You Don’t Have to Rely on Beetroot Juice to Boost Blood Flow to the Brain

By | March 19th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

It decreases blood pressure, boosts athletic performance and improves cognitive function, but a lot of people just don’t like beetroot juice. This was demonstrated in a trial of 14 participants where one person refused to drink it a second time, so the researchers had to [...]

Can’t Think Straight When You’ve Got Cold or Flu? Here’s Why

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

Some people report that when they get sick with a cold or the flu, it often feels like their brain stops in its tracks. They can’t do any deep thinking, and if they have to make difficult decisions they find it best to wait till [...]

Hours Spent in Low-Level Light Physically Alter Your Brain

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

If you find yourself feeling better the last couple of weeks, it could be because spring is just around the corner. During the winter months many people suffer with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). They experience persistently low moods, irritability and lethargy. The condition is thought [...]

5 Tips to Improve Your Memory — No Food, Drugs or Supplements Required

By | March 9th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

No matter what shape your memory is in, research shows there are easy ways to make it perform better. These 5 techniques are simple, and studies show they’re effective. Quick Memory Boost Research at the University of Surrey in England shows that if you are [...]

Nutrient-Rich Nuts Can Nudge Up Your Brain Power

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

If there’s one piece of diet advice I feel completely confident in giving, it’s “Eat nuts.” To start with, they’re a wonderful high-fat snack to replace the carbohydrates nearly everyone eats too much of. Plus they’re convenient and delicious. I can’t tell you how many [...]

How to Knock a Decade Off The Age of Your Brain

By | March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

One American in seven takes part in this relaxing yet challenging activity. From the comfort of your armchair it involves nothing more than turning to the back of your daily newspaper with a pen or pencil at the ready. And yet, in one of the [...]

Does Salt Raise the Risk of Dementia?

By | February 26th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

I'm sure you've received the message loud and clear by now that too much salt is bad for you. Medical authorities tell us it pushes up blood pressure, thereby contributing to heart attacks and strokes. I’ve been hearing about this for years. Already when I [...]

Regular Sex Makes Older People Smarter

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

Considering it’s a universal human activity, it's surprising how little research has been conducted on the relationship between sex and the brain. To fill the void, several researchers from the UK decided to look into the association, if indeed there is one. They discovered that [...]

New Forms of Curcumin Show More Powerful Memory and Mood Benefits

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Curcumin is thought to be responsible for most of turmeric's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant dividends - making it a first choice for many suffering with arthritis. But it does more: The curcumin molecule extracted from the spice also acts against beta amyloid and tau, the two [...]

This One Protein Can Make the Difference in Brain Health

By | February 16th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

There’s a protein that produces huge benefits for the brain. This assertion is a fact; it’s been proven. Study after study shows this substance – brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) – keeps the brain functioning properly and promotes resistance against Alzheimer’s disease. You want the highest [...]

This Simple Device Could Soon Be Used to Treat Alzheimer’s

By | February 12th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Drug companies have been running in circles and spending fortunes to develop drugs for Alzheimer's disease. Basically, none of them have worked. But researchers at Ohio State have come up with a fairly simple device that could, at the minimum, slow the progress of this [...]

New Research Says It All: This Supplement Works, and It Works Fast

By | February 9th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

Your brain cells require specialized types of cell membranes to keep your memory functioning. And each of those membranes requires a particular type of substance that gives it the right structure and carefully regulates what’s allowed into the cell and what’s kept out. This crucial [...]

A Remarkable Herb Improves Memory and Mood

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

Today's subject is an herb native to the Mediterranean region that has a long history of treating a wide variety of issues, including memory, cognition and anxiety. These days it's found in gardens throughout Europe and North America, including mine, where it's kind of annoying [...]

The “Original Memory Herb” is Still Going Strong

By | February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Your brain relies on a dependable, sufficient blood supply to keep it operating at its best. And there's a venerable herb that has been shown to help keep that blood supply flowing. It's been used medicinally for thousands of years in China -- which should [...]

This Diabetes Drug has a Weird Side Effect: Better Memory

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

The link between dementia and high blood sugar could hardly be more clear. The effect is so pronounced, Alzheimer's has been dubbed type 3 diabetes. Even when your glucose - blood sugar - is well within what doctors call the "normal" range, it impairs brain [...]

You Need a Wide Range of Fatty Acids For a Healthy Brain

By | January 26th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

For a healthy heart, most of our savvy readers know they need two omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA from fish oils. Probably there aren't as many people who know they also need these fats if they want to optimize their brain function, including cognition [...]

For a Strong Mind, Strong Muscles are Essential

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

Back when I was a kid, "muscle head" was a term of derision applied to weight-lifters, and maybe the occasional football player, a class of people thought to be a bit dimwitted. Weight-lifters may get the last laugh, because it turns out strong muscles are [...]

“Sugar Coma” Touted as New Medical Syndrome When You Eat Too Much, Too Fast

By | January 19th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

A syndrome called "sugar coma" has achieved the status of urban myth. The phrase describes the cognitive price people supposedly pay if they eat too much sugar in a short period of time. The cause can be any sugary blowout from cakes to soft drinks. [...]

New Discovery Confirms Link Between Inflammation and Alzheimer’s

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Inflammation is a major factor in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Instead of being a short-term protective response initiated by the immune system to ward off pathogens, inflammation can turn into a long-term harmful response that provokes structural damage and cell death. But how exactly [...]

This is What Your Cellphone Can Do to Your Brain

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

If your cellphone dominates your life – if, like most people, you carry it everywhere and you check it continually – this little device could be making significant changes inside your brain. Smartphones were introduced just a little over ten years ago. Now they’re a [...]

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