Monthly Archives: November 2017

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How to Keep Your Brain and Memory From Shrinking

By | 2017-12-28T14:11:16+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Brain Science|

Research shows that many Americans have brains that are shrinking at an alarming rate. And that shrinkage is a dangerous sign: It means you are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. It indicates you may face serious future health difficulties. It signals that important connections among your neurons are being destroyed But you [...]

When Choosing Brain Supplements, Don’t Overlook This Old Standby

By | 2017-12-28T14:11:11+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Nutrition|

Vitamin C more or less started the whole current wave of alternative health more than 50 years ago when Linus Pauling, a Nobel Prize winner, first told the world this vitamin could treat the common cold – and cancer, too. That was many moons ago. It’s easy to forget about vitamin C when looking for [...]

Quality of Relationships Influences Dementia Risk

By | 2017-12-28T14:10:58+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Relationship advice columnist Wendy Atterberry believes there are 15 issues every couple must discuss before tying the knot. As well as more obvious ones concerning children and career plans, they include the type of mattress to sleep on, whether to have a TV in the bedroom and where to take vacations. But there was one [...]

Certain Foods and Medications Can Increase the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

By | 2017-12-28T14:05:57+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Nutrition|

Parkinson’s disease is characterized by tremors, loss of balance and decreased mobility. It affects roughly one million people in the United States. It’s not a fatal disease, but as it progresses it usually leaves its victims completely disabled. Statistically, Parkinson’s disease affects more people than Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis combined. [...]

Will You Get Alzheimer’s? Soon This New Test May Let You Know

By | 2017-12-28T14:05:10+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Brain Science|

Scientists are constantly looking for methods to detect Alzheimer's at a very early stage, before any obvious signs of memory loss or when the signs are still barely noticeable. Eye tests, the ability to detect odors, altered speech patterns and vocal effects – all are being investigated to create consistent and reliable detection techniques. And all [...]

Protect Your Brain with This Crucial Vitamin

By | 2017-12-28T14:04:56+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Nutrition|

About 90 percent of American men and 96 percent of women don’t get enough vitamin E in their food or supplements. That’s bad news, because new research shows it’s essential for preventing memory loss. Without this nutrient, the membranes of the brain’s neurons run short of a vital component. The lack of vitamin E has [...]

For Better Brain Health, Just Stand Up

By | 2017-12-28T14:05:01+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Natural Health|

I wonder what Presbyterian minister Job Orton would have made of the dramatic growth in the sales of standing desks. 220 years ago, he wrote, “A sedentary life may be injurious. It must therefore be your resolute care to keep your body as upright as possible when you read and write; never stoop your head [...]

This Major Cause of Dementia is The Easiest to Fix

By | 2017-12-28T14:04:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Lifestyle|

Every 24 hours your brain engages in an activity that helps preserve your memories, re-energize your thinking abilities and defend against problems like Alzheimer’s. But as you enter middle-age and beyond, unless you’re careful to help your brain regenerate itself in this way every day, you increase your chances of memory loss and other symptoms [...]