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Breathe the “Right Way” for a Better Memory

By |2018-11-26T15:57:03+00:00November 26th, 2018|Natural Health|

If you've ever been in a state of sheer panic, someone may have told you to "take a deep breath" to calm yourself down. This is good science-based advice. A cluster of nerve cells in the brain links breathing to different emotional states. When we’re very anxious, we breathe fast and unevenly, while slow, deep, [...]

These Scientists Say Alzheimer’s Drugs Have Failed Because of This

By |2018-11-23T10:42:39+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Brain Science|

In the 1990s, the "amyloid hypothesis" provided a new and simple explanation for the cause of Alzheimer's disease. The idea was that beta-amyloid proteins build up to form plaques that damage brain cells. The brain plaque theory caught on bigtime and quickly became conventional wisdom. To this day it remains the most popular theory in [...]

Studies Prove Optimists are Less Likely to Get Dementia

By |2018-11-19T14:57:05+00:00November 19th, 2018|Brain Science|

From ‘you’re as young as you feel’ to ‘age is just a number,’ our culture provides us with a wealth of adages urging us to take a positive attitude toward aging. Perhaps these old chestnuts sound corny (or, worse yet, like whistling past the graveyard), but recent studies prove that people who embrace a positive [...]

This Simple Therapy Might Slow Alzheimer’s

By |2018-11-16T16:04:13+00:00November 16th, 2018|Natural Health|

Researchers at the University of Utah think they may have found a way that might – just might – slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease – no drugs, foods or supplements required. The non-invasive technique they’re studying stimulates parts of the brain that Alzheimer’s doesn’t touch. And the Utah scientists think that it could be [...]

Don’t Let a Trip to the Hospital Set You up for Alzheimer’s

By |2018-11-12T14:22:42+00:00November 12th, 2018|Natural Health|

Any trip to the hospital can stress you out. The hubbub of people constantly in motion. The noises of the medical machinery. Anxiety about your health problems... And when you’re hospitalized you rarely get to relax: Your sleep is constantly interrupted. You may be besieged by having blood withdrawn and a string of other medical [...]

Clear Eyesight and Good Memory Go Hand in Hand

By |2018-11-09T15:12:55+00:00November 9th, 2018|Brain Science|

Over the next three decades the number of US adults with cataracts is expected to double from 25 to 50 million. It's the reason one in five lose their sight and one in seven suffer moderate to severe vision impairment. This is a needless tragedy because cataract removal is one of the most routine, safe [...]

The Mighty Vegetable that Rejuvenates Your Brain

By |2018-11-05T14:42:51+00:00November 5th, 2018|Nutrition|

A few years ago I would have thought it unlikely, but beets have risen close to the top of the superfood hit parade. They not only support your brain and boost muscle performance but also keep your heart functioning better. And now some researchers think this invigorating veggie may secretly be harboring an Alzheimer’s “drug.” [...]

Lower Muscle Mass Ups Your Risk of Dementia

By |2018-11-02T13:52:11+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Natural Health|

You may know that it’s harder to hold onto lean muscle mass as you age – a condition of aging called sarcopenia. In fact, the average person loses 30% of their muscle by the time they reach 60! While lack of exercise is an obvious reason, sarcopenia is also caused by declining hormone levels and [...]

Fix This “Unrelated” Problem and Slash the Risk of Memory Loss 75%

By |2018-10-29T11:31:02+00:00October 29th, 2018|Natural Health|

It's a common health condition affecting one in six Americans. If you’re over age 65, the incidence rises to one in four. And after age 75, half of us suffer from a loss of this important faculty. The problem I’m talking about is hearing loss. In itself, it’s a nuisance – and can even be [...]

To Understand Alzheimer’s You Need to Look Outside the Brain

By |2018-10-26T14:39:03+00:00October 26th, 2018|Brain Science|

With brain diseases like Alzheimer's, maybe it's time to start thinking outside the box. While the brain is the obvious go-to place to look for the cause, it's not the only body part to consider. There's another organ that plays a central role in brain health. In July, several new studies were presented at the [...]

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