Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Promising New Indicator Predicts Risk of Alzheimer’s

By | 2017-02-02T05:44:58+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Brain Science|

Many scientists today see Alzheimer's as a brain-specific form of diabetes. Taking a blood test to see how your body deals with sugar should be a valuable indicator, not just of diabetes risk, but of future cognitive decline. Trouble is, a blood sugar test doesn't always represent what's occurring in the brain. But now a [...]

Menopause, Female Hormones, and Alzheimer’s Risk

By | 2017-02-02T05:27:21+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Brain Science|

While scientists don’t know exactly what causes Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, they do know that hormones play a major role. Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers, responsible for everything from signaling neurotransmitters and directing nutrients and blood to different parts of the body, to stabilizing sleep, metabolism and mood. When hormone levels in the body [...]

The Cheap Nutrient That Could Save a Million Brains

By | 2017-02-02T05:07:40+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Natural Health|

A safe, widely available antioxidant nutrient is now being recognized as a brain-protector that can both defend your brain against the damage of a concussion and help improve your brain if you get Parkinson's disease. Those are two remarkable characteristics for a single, natural nutrient. But don’t wait till you get a bang on the [...]

This May Be The Most Powerful Way To a Stronger Brain

By | 2017-02-02T04:53:06+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Longtime readers of this newsletter know there are many recommended ways to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. These include reading fiction, being social, exercising, eating well, playing board games and getting hearing aids if you’re experiencing age-related hearing loss. Now here’s another thing showing up in the research that can [...]

Deficiency in This B Vitamin Can Be Dangerous (NOT B12)

By | 2017-02-02T04:39:27+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Nutrition|

They looked at the US diet, the Mediterranean diet, vegetarian diets. They looked at different calorie intakes. Whatever the diet or the amount of food Americans consume, the scientists sitting on the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) found a serious shortfall in our consumption of choline. Most of us are eating from 14% to 37% [...]

Can Botox Cut The Risk of Alzheimer’s?

By | 2017-02-02T04:21:43+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Brain Science|

As a 65-year-old, I’m resigned to not being as fresh and pretty as someone in their twenties. Looking in the mirror can be a bit depressing, but I don’t dwell on it. But it gets to some people in a really big way. This has given rise to what might seem an unlikely proposition: The [...]

The Neglected Brain-Booster That Can Quickly Improve Your Brain

By | 2017-02-02T03:58:53+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Brain Science|

After Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords suffered brain damage from being shot in the head in 2011, her doctors used a highly effective therapy that helped her brain recover in a short time. But the specialists who use this therapy on patients are puzzled. They can’t understand why more of us don’t put this therapy to work [...]

The Brain-Enhancing Effects of Sensory Stimulation

By | 2017-02-02T03:40:15+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Brain Science|

It came as quite a revelation. It was sparked by the visit of a singer to entertain dementia patients at a rest home in Auckland, New Zealand. Yvonne Kleyn, the home's care manager, noticed that the residents were paying more attention to the lights surrounding the entertainer than the singing. This led to an experiment [...]