Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Traditional Chinese Herb Comes Out Top for All-Round Brain Protection

By |2017-12-28T13:48:49+00:00October 30th, 2017|Brain Science|

The root of an exotic orchid has been used for thousands of years in China to relieve pain, control convulsions and treat vertigo. Now, in modern scientific studies, it has demonstrated remarkable cognitive benefits. In fact, it looks like a wonder herb. Whether it's to improve blood flow to the brain, defend against toxicity, preserve [...]

“Moderate” Drinking Could be Putting Your Brain at Risk

By |2017-12-28T13:48:59+00:00October 27th, 2017|Lifestyle|

After reviewing hundreds of studies, a number of researchers have concluded that light to moderate alcohol intake, particularly red wine, lowers the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. But before you reach for the corkscrew, you need to be aware that research results on brain health are inconsistent. Other studies associate moderate drinking with brain [...]

Ancient Chinese Flower Can Protect Your Brain from Stroke

By |2017-12-28T13:48:54+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Natural Health|

Since 2012, 31-year-old Frankie Muniz, star of the syndicated sitcom Malcolm In the Middle, has been suffering from transient ischemic attacks, or mini-strokes. Ischemia refers to a constricting or narrowing of blood vessels that starves the brain (or heart) of blood and oxygen, as opposed to a blockage of the vessel. During these episodes, blood supply to [...]

Zapping the Brain Boosts Memory

By |2017-12-28T13:47:05+00:00October 20th, 2017|Brain Science|

Devices that transmit continuous electrical impulses are well known to people fitted with pacemakers, and to patients with Parkinson's disease for whom such gadgets help reduce tremors. There is no similar device to benefit Alzheimer's patients. That’s not my news today. But scientists do believe they’ve found a novel technique that will help them. It [...]

This Food Makes Great Brain Medicine

By |2017-12-28T13:46:33+00:00October 16th, 2017|Nutrition|

For quite a while, medical researchers have explored all the ways a wonderfully helpful food acts as preventive medicine for the brain, keeping memory problems at bay. As a result, people whose memories are starting to slip may soon find themselves with an unusual prescription from their healthcare practitioner -- Eat blueberries every day. Brain [...]

One of The Oldest Brain Therapies is One of The Best

By |2017-12-29T08:26:34+00:00October 13th, 2017|Brain Science|

During the past few years technology companies have been trying to devise video games that improve brain power – with only limited success. What they’re overlooking is that there’s already an easy program -- as old as civilization itself (probably even older) -- that strengthens memory and brain function and that has potent, proven brain [...]

Your Iron Levels Are Probably Putting Your Health at Risk

By |2017-12-29T08:25:56+00:00October 9th, 2017|Nutrition|

Many people take iron supplements to defend against iron-deficiency anemia, a condition where the body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells. This kind of anemia is caused by factors like poor diet, frequent blood donation, endurance training, some digestive conditions and menstruation.1 Iron is necessary for metabolic and energy functions in the brain. But it [...]

Deciphering Your Chances of Alzheimer’s

By |2017-12-29T08:26:39+00:00October 6th, 2017|Natural Health|

If you could figure out your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, would you want to know? Well, it won’t be long before you’ll have to make up your mind about finding out. In fact, the future is here when it comes to foreseeing your brain’s future. Refined Look at Genetic Risks Researchers at the University [...]

Losing Weight This Way Puts You at Risk of Dementia

By |2017-12-29T08:25:41+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Nutrition|

We touched on the dangers of artificial sweeteners, particularly in diet sodas, back in Issue #301… And since that time diet soda consumption in the United States has continued to increase. Among children, consumption of diet soda has doubled in the last 15 years.1 This is bad news. Especially since a growing body of research on [...]