Monthly Archives: August 2018

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Hobbies in Middle Age Could Prevent Dementia

By |2018-08-31T13:42:12+00:00August 31st, 2018|Lifestyle|

Super-agers – people of advanced age who have hung onto their mental capacity -- are known to suffer much the same atrophy and degenerative changes seen in people with advanced Alzheimer's. How can these old-but-still-bright seniors maintain healthy cognitive function even though their brains are as physically wrecked as people with a deadly disease? To [...]

Can You Really Delay Dementia 2 ½ Years Doing This?

By |2018-08-27T12:01:39+00:00August 27th, 2018|Natural Health|

If you’re a regular reader here, you know about the unique power of frequent exercise, even a daily walk. I’ve called it the world’s most powerful medicine. It keeps us healthy and young. And as I’ve said in other articles, there are plenty of studies that show exercise helps prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Now [...]

A Surprising Reason Why Smartphones Are Making Us Stupid

By |2018-08-24T09:56:39+00:00August 24th, 2018|Lifestyle|

"Sit up straight. Don't slouch!" Perhaps you remember this rebuke from your parents or teachers. We should have listened to them. Back in 1984 a US study found 58 per cent of teenage boys and 30 per cent of girls had spinal damage. Just imagine what a study carried out today would reveal about the [...]

This Amino Acid Can Lift Your Mood and Boost Your Brain

By |2018-08-20T13:28:33+00:00August 20th, 2018|Natural Health|

Researchers have identified an amino acid that may be the key to warding off the damaging changes linked to two common conditions – chronic stress and depression. According to these studies, the link between mood disturbances and this amino acid is so strong that measuring its levels in the blood may soon be used as [...]

Wake Up Worried about the Day Ahead? It’s Not Good for Your Memory

By |2018-08-17T10:10:13+00:00August 17th, 2018|Natural Health|

What have all these symptoms got in common? Chest pain, stomach upset, insomnia, anxiety, anger, depression, overeating, drug abuse and social withdrawal. If you answered stress, you got it right with one word. To be more precise, each item on the list can be caused by stress. It's a condition that can affect people's physical [...]

Your Brain is Hungry for This Antioxidant Mineral

By |2018-08-13T15:22:06+00:00August 13th, 2018|Nutrition|

One of your brain’s biggest enemies is oxidative stress – the buildup of toxic molecules called free radicals that can oxidize and destroy neurons and the network connections among brain cells. When free radicals overwhelm the brain’s antioxidant defenses, your memory and ability to think straight take a hit. To keep this potential disaster under [...]

‘Skinny Fat’ Types Have Higher Dementia Risk

By |2018-08-10T14:31:01+00:00August 10th, 2018|Natural Health|

Do you look good in clothes but not so alluring in the buff? Maybe it comes down to a condition called sarcopenic obesity, or more commonly, 'skinny fat'. I’d never heard of this, but it’s fascinating and has some implications for your health. A slim look can hide the fact that the upper arms, upper [...]

Can’t Afford Brain Supplements? The Most Vital Ones Cost Practically Nothing

By |2018-08-07T09:40:59+00:00August 6th, 2018|Nutrition|

One of the good things about brain health is that the main things you need are inexpensive or even free. For example, you've got to have two simple vitamins that offer priceless protection from a brain-destroying amino acid. They’re available practically everywhere, for pennies. These two nutrients preserve memory and thinking power like all get [...]

News Alert: Men Have Stopped Strangling Themselves

By |2018-08-03T11:09:31+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Lifestyle|

In the midst of our junk-food-addled, sleep-deprived, over-medicated culture, there exists at least one popular trend that’s good for our brains: The near-death of the necktie. The traditional suit for males is still hanging on – barely -- but the necktie that used to go with it has nearly disappeared. You may see ties at [...]