Monthly Archives: June 2018

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Your Memory and Well-Being Depend on Your Three Brains

By |2018-06-29T04:54:33+00:00June 29th, 2018|Brain Science|

Don’t tell me you thought you only had one brain. Although the brain that sits inside the skull gets most of our attention when we think about our memory and cognition, many medical researchers recognize that we actually possess at least two other brains – dense groupings of nerve tissue and neurons – that help [...]

Fish Oil in This Form has Extra Benefits

By |2018-06-25T14:23:55+00:00June 25th, 2018|Nutrition|

If you’ve read anything about alternative medicine in the last 20 years, you’ve probably heard the main reason to eat fish is the omega 3 fatty acids, found at especially high levels in oily fish like salmon and herring. Omega 3 oils benefit the heart and circulation, the brain, and probably other body parts we [...]

Beware This Danger to Bees and Your Brain

By |2018-06-22T06:37:20+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Natural Health|

A few years ago, there were a lot of news stories about the die-off of bee colonies. I haven’t seen anything lately – the media circus moves on – but if you’re concerned about your brain health, maybe this story should be on your personal front page. Scientists who study the environmental contaminants that are [...]

Eat This Once a Day to Protect Your Eyes and Improve Brain Function

By |2018-06-18T10:10:11+00:00June 18th, 2018|Nutrition|

Added to salads or smoothies, its green, creamy texture is high in fiber and chock-full of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and healthy fats. One important carotenoid found in this nutrient-dense fruit is lutein, known for its ability to protect the eyes from harmful light at the blue end of the spectrum. It’s old news that lutein [...]

How to Fix Those Tip-of-the-Tongue, Can’t-Remember-the-Word Moments

By |2018-06-15T11:43:12+00:00June 15th, 2018|Natural Health|

I'm sure you've had that frustrating feeling of trying to call a word or name to mind but feel like it's just out of reach – on the tip of your tongue. But now researchers believe they've located the part of the brain that gives birth to these annoying can't-quite-remember-the-word moments. And they also think [...]

Healthy Food Choices Reduce The Age of Your Brain

By |2018-06-11T15:13:57+00:00June 11th, 2018|Brain Science|

Last year, three anthropologists from New York published research which revealed that brain size of non-human primates is predicted by diet. Whether this finding applies to humans is unknown, but if it does, it will be of huge significance, because after the age of 40, the brain shrinks by five percent every decade, and this [...]

The Melt-In-Your-Mouth Treat that Boosts the Brain

By |2018-06-08T17:27:57+00:00June 8th, 2018|Nutrition|

Switzerland leads the world, consuming almost 20 pounds per person annually. The US trails in 9th place. We only munch our way through a mere 9½ pounds. Then again, the Swiss are renowned for their exceptional chocolate. The cardiovascular benefits of chocolate - or more specifically, its most important component, cocoa (cacao) - are well [...]

Most People Don’t Know This is Vital to Your Brain Health

By |2018-06-04T12:19:38+00:00June 4th, 2018|Natural Health|

Strange as it may seem, less than half your body is human. 57% of the cells in you body are bacteria, viruses, fungi, and a type of single-celled microorganism you've probably never heard of, called archaea. Together they make up the microbiome. Evidence has been mounting over the last 25 years that the microbiome (particularly [...]

These Brain Cells – Not Neurons — Could Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

By |2018-06-01T14:12:26+00:00June 1st, 2018|Brain Science|

Much of the research into Alzheimer's disease has focused on neurons - the nerve cells in the brain that transmit the electrochemical impulses that are associated with thinking and memory. But what if the answer to treating Alzheimer's actually resides in a different kind of brain cell? A growing number of researchers now believe that [...]