Monthly Archives: May 2018

First These Toxins Come for your Sense of Smell, Then They Come After Your Brain

By | 2018-05-25T03:51:28+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Natural Health|

It’s always been obvious that inhaling air pollution can hurt your heart and lungs. But now researchers are catching on to the fact that the brain and nervous system can be harmed, too. And the damage can often start with your sense of smell. Odor Blindness According to a study by researchers at the University [...]

Can a Device Used to Relieve Depression Stop Alzheimer’s?

By | 2018-05-21T05:08:00+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Brain Science|

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen any kind of breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research. That’s why this recent news caught my attention. While it’s not a cure, it shows promising ways we can help reduce some symptoms of the disease and give patients additional “good” years. The treatment involves a type of brain training [...]

Raw or Cooked? Lift Your Spirits with the Right Choice

By | 2018-05-18T14:39:45+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Nutrition|

Fresh, frozen, canned or dried; it doesn't matter. Just make sure you include at least 14 ounces in your diet every day. That's the message of Fruits & Veggies - More Matters®. This initiative was set up over a decade ago in the hope it would encourage Americans to eat healthier food. Similar campaigns operate [...]

Later Menopause Improves Memory

By | 2018-05-14T12:56:50+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Brain Science|

Chills. Hot flashes. Night sweats. These are just some of the unpleasant symptoms that can come with the "change of life." More serious is the fact (covered in Issue #493) that the plunging estrogen levels associated with menopause are damaging to certain brain cells and increase the risk of dementia. Many women would happily put off [...]

Get a Grip! For a Healthy Brain You Need a Strong Handshake

By | 2018-05-11T04:01:06+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Natural Health|

As strange as it sounds, the strength of your handshake is a key determinant of your state of health. Even more surprising, it's a better measure than high blood pressure or obesity for predicting the chances of dying from heart disease or indeed from any cause.4 So it’s not surprising that grip strength has also been shown [...]

One Reason More Women Than Men Get Alzheimer’s – And a Solution

By | 2018-05-07T16:37:14+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Brain Science|

Twice as many women as men get Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s not just because women usually live longer than men. Researchers have discovered that as women age, metabolic changes in their brains – linked to menopause – give rise to changes that make them more vulnerable to losing their memories and eventually their lives to [...]

Virtual Reality Goggles Can Help with Stroke, Parkinson’s and More

By | 2018-05-04T16:06:04+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Natural Health|

Video game companies and movie makers have been the most enthusiastic supporters of developing virtual reality goggles. If you’re not familiar with these techno-gadgets, they are generally helmet-like devices you wear over your head that induce the belief you’re somewhere where you really aren’t, doing something you really aren’t doing. The experience is so real [...]