Monthly Archives: January 2018

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This Diabetes Drug has a Weird Side Effect: Better Memory

By | 2018-01-29T13:52:08+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Brain Science|

The link between dementia and high blood sugar could hardly be more clear. The effect is so pronounced, Alzheimer's has been dubbed type 3 diabetes. Even when your glucose - blood sugar - is well within what doctors call the "normal" range, it impairs brain function and memory. So keeping your blood sugar under control [...]

You Need a Wide Range of Fatty Acids For a Healthy Brain

By | 2018-01-26T11:53:25+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Nutrition|

For a healthy heart, most of our savvy readers know they need two omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA from fish oils. Probably there aren't as many people who know they also need these fats if they want to optimize their brain function, including cognition and memory. But few people know this: It's a mistake to [...]

For a Strong Mind, Strong Muscles are Essential

By | 2018-01-23T06:47:29+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Natural Health|

Back when I was a kid, "muscle head" was a term of derision applied to weight-lifters, and maybe the occasional football player, a class of people thought to be a bit dimwitted. Weight-lifters may get the last laugh, because it turns out strong muscles are a key to protecting your brain and memory. Fortunately, you [...]

“Sugar Coma” Touted as New Medical Syndrome When You Eat Too Much, Too Fast

By | 2018-01-19T15:15:47+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Natural Health|

A syndrome called "sugar coma" has achieved the status of urban myth. The phrase describes the cognitive price people supposedly pay if they eat too much sugar in a short period of time. The cause can be any sugary blowout from cakes to soft drinks. I'm told that some people report a slowdown or loss [...]

New Discovery Confirms Link Between Inflammation and Alzheimer’s

By | 2018-01-16T12:13:52+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Brain Science|

Inflammation is a major factor in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Instead of being a short-term protective response initiated by the immune system to ward off pathogens, inflammation can turn into a long-term harmful response that provokes structural damage and cell death. But how exactly does persistent inflammation lead to dementia? The precise mechanism has [...]

This is What Your Cellphone Can Do to Your Brain

By | 2018-01-14T13:46:50+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Brain Science|

If your cellphone dominates your life – if, like most people, you carry it everywhere and you check it continually – this little device could be making significant changes inside your brain. Smartphones were introduced just a little over ten years ago. Now they’re a universal distraction and obsession. According to the Pew Research Center, [...]

Don’t Overlook the Health Benefits of this Neglected Grain

By | 2018-01-09T11:25:10+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Nutrition|

Every 40 seconds someone in the US has a stroke, which makes it one of the leading causes of long-term disability.1 Chances are pretty high that someone you know has been disabled by one. But there’s a superfood Christopher Columbus brought to America in 1494 that packs a nutritional wallop. Because of its high beta-glucan content, barley reduces [...]

This Cooking Oil May Be Damaging Your Brain

By | 2018-01-06T14:13:35+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Brain Science|

If you're like most Americans, you're consuming huge amounts of a cooking oil that can make you more prone to serious memory problems. The food industry wants you to think this oil is a healthy food. But scientists who have taken a clear-eyed look at what it can do to your body tell us that [...]

How Much of This Trace Element is in Your Water?

By | 2018-01-03T18:14:24+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Natural Health|

The Answer May Indicate if You’ll Get Alzheimer’s. The evidence just keeps on growing. Previous research groups revealed this mineral can lower rates of crime, suicide, homicide, drug-dependency, impulsiveness and death from any cause - provided you get an adequate dose. It's also been shown to stabilize cognition in those with mild memory loss and [...]