Monthly Archives: March 2017

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This Food Contains Brain-Supporting Properties Not Found Anywhere Else

By | 2017-03-28T11:46:05+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Nutrition|

To the Romans, they were "food of the gods." Ancient Greeks warriors ingested them before battle to increase their strength. In Chinese culture, they’re considered an "elixir of life." While most people enjoy them as part of their everyday diet, certain varieties of mushroom are prescribed in ancient medical traditions for their health and healing [...]

These Popular Foods Can Fry Your Brain

By | 2017-03-28T10:42:52+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Nutrition|

To most folks, a fried or grilled piece of meat smells great when it’s cooking and tastes wonderful when you eat it. But your brain isn’t as pleased as your taste buds when you chow down on those types of foods. For once, the problem isn’t carbs, or the evils of red meat or something [...]

Your Brain Needs Vitamin A – But Not Too Much!

By | 2017-03-21T07:39:12+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Nutrition|

After investigating a crucial nutrient that contributes to a better memory, researchers are still largely in the dark on how it influences neurons as we get older. But there's one thing the scientists know for sure about vitamin A -- if you run short of this natural chemical, your thinking processes will slow with the [...]

Don’t Let a “Leaky Brain” Give You Alzheimer’s

By | 2017-03-21T06:45:52+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Brain Science|

For years, people who keep up with health advice have heard about "leaky gut syndrome" – the pathology whereby holes in the intestinal walls allow particles to pass into the blood that don’t belong there. Your brain has its own lining to keep out unwanted particles, and we may need to start thinking about "leaky [...]

This Way of Eating Cuts Brain Loss in Half

By | 2017-03-02T11:15:45+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Nutrition|

Inspired by the cuisine of people in Spain, Greece, Southern France and Italy, many health experts have strongly endorsed the Mediterranean diet in recent years. That's because this way of eating seems to protect against cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Now there's growing evidence it guards against cognitive decline and dementia too. In fact, a [...]

Can Acupuncture Help an Alzheimer’s Patient?

By | 2017-03-02T11:04:04+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Ancient East Asian treatments for all kinds of conditions have made their way into Europe and the Americas as complementary practices. One of the first to do so was acupuncture. It made a big splash in the early ‘70s as a result of President Nixon’s opening to China, and remains popular. But, although its origins [...]

Can High Blood Pressure Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s?

By | 2017-03-02T10:55:15+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Natural Health|

We've been getting some real health shocks in recent years. The first came when studies showed people with high cholesterol are smarter, have a reduced risk for dementia and live longer. Then three major studies demonstrated that being overweight or even obese can be protective against dementia. And now a new study has really thrown [...]

Common Mineral Drops Risk of Alzheimer’s 600%?

By | 2017-03-02T10:46:33+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Brain Science|

A neglected supplemental mineral defends your brain cells as you age. It’s a shame so few people know about it. It can also improve your mood, boost personal energy and – perhaps -- even offer longer life expectancy. According to James M. Greenblatt, MD, lithium gets just a fraction of the attention it should attract. [...]

Big Doubts Cast on The Brain Plaque Theory of Alzheimer’s

By | 2017-03-02T10:32:44+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Brain Science|

The theory that brain plaques cause Alzheimer’s disease may be on its last legs. Readers who watched our “Awakening from Alzheimer’s” video interviews last autumn already know the plaque theory is under challenge. Now, the recent failure of a drug trial conducted by a pharmaceutical giant, Merck & Co., may start a rush for the [...]