Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Novel Way to Restore the Aging Brain Discovered

By | 2017-07-10T16:34:14+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Brain Science|

It "sounds like the stuff of science fiction," commented Dr. James Pickett, head of research at the Alzheimer's Society. That's because Stanford University School of Medicine has found a factor in the blood that, as Dr. Pickett describes it, "can enter the [aging] brain and restore some of the processes that are essential for forming [...]

Scientists Discover Important New Brain Nutrient

By | 2017-07-10T16:26:07+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Brain Science|

If your thinking feels fuzzy and a little spacy, the problem may be a problem in your spaces – the spaces between the neurons in your brain. Within your brain, the spaces between your neurons -- called synapses -- form connections that not only allow neurons to relay information to neighboring neurons but are also [...]

This Vegetable Gives Your Brain Powerful Protection

By | 2017-06-21T06:07:23+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Nutrition|

Every 40 seconds somebody in the US suffers a stroke. And due to stroke’s devastating consequences, someone dies of one every four minutes. But now researchers from the UK have proved that a chemical found in broccoli called sulforaphane turns on a protective enzyme in the brain that helps guard against stroke’s most damaging effects. [...]

A Clove a Day Keeps Alzheimer’s at Bay

By | 2017-06-20T15:15:36+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Lifestyle|

The vegetables in the genus Allium are full of medicinal properties and have been used as such for thousands of years. This group of foods includes leeks, onions, scallions, shallots, and chives. While all these have benefits, there is one that stands out from all the others. It qualifies for that overused term "super food" [...]

The Daily Habits That Fend off Alzheimer’s

By | 2017-05-31T17:29:27+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Lifestyle|

In my years of writing about ways to lower the risk for Alzheimer’s, I’ve covered a long list of lifestyle habits that can improve your memory. I’ve explained how exercise protects the brain. How various nutrients keep neurons functioning effectively. How a better night’s sleep boosts the brain. So what if we took all those [...]

Easy (And Free) Way to Boost Your Creativity By 60%

By | 2017-05-31T17:02:37+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Aristotle did it for clarity of thought while he lectured his students. Virgin boss Richard Branson does this with his associates to help generate ideas. For the poet William Wordsworth, it was an essential daily habit that fired up his imagination. For philosophers, poets, and chief executives alike, walking is a good way to stimulate [...]

Get “Infected” With These Brain-Healthy Bacteria

By | 2017-05-31T16:55:08+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Brain Science|

We know that eating a variety of organic fruits and vegetables promotes good health… We also know spending time in nature, whether it’s walking through green spaces or spending time in the garden, can increase feelings of well-being and reduce cortisol, the stress hormone. Now researchers have discovered another reason why spending time outside makes [...]

Eating Like This Reduces Your Risk of Alzheimer’s By Half

By | 2017-05-31T16:42:21+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Nutrition|

What would you say if I told you there’s a delicious way to adjust your diet that could reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease and dementia by 53%? And not only can you reduce your risk of neurodegenerative diseases, but cardiovascular disease as well? Plus you’ll look and feel 7.5 years younger than someone your [...]

How Your Stomach Makes Your Brain Better

By | 2017-05-31T16:27:25+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Brain Science|

The next time you’re feeling really, really hungry, don’t be too quick to treat yourself to a snack. It turns out that the hormone behind that famished feeling is doing good things for your brain. By waiting a few extra minutes before you start munching, you may add to this hormone’s brain benefits. And, once [...]