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Friends and Family are Good for Your Brain

By |2019-09-20T09:06:13+00:00September 20th, 2019|Brain Science|

"When you are just getting out and interacting with people, you are using your brain a lot." So says Claudia Kawas, Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine. She strongly suggests we speak to as many people outside of our own households as often as we can. There's a lot of evidence to [...]

Can Walking in This Weird Way Help Your Memory?

By |2019-09-16T17:28:36+00:00September 16th, 2019|Natural Health|

Remember the last time you lost your cellphone or keys? Chances are you solved the mystery by retracing your steps, mentally going over where you’d been in the last few hours. But next time, you just may want to take a few actual steps backward to jumpstart your memory. I just came across some fascinating [...]

How Many Steps a Day Do You Need for Good Brain Health?

By |2019-09-13T09:08:50+00:00September 13th, 2019|Natural Health|

To keep memory loss at bay, many people make sure they clock up 10,000 steps every day. Fitbits and other devices make it easy to count every step you take, and make sure you get enough exercise. For most of us, 10,000 steps is a lot. Even at a moderate pace, such a goal would [...]

This Gift of the Grape Can Protect Memory and May Fight Depression

By |2019-09-09T15:00:30+00:00September 9th, 2019|Nutrition|

A nutrient that gets a lot of attention for slowing down aging is now also being recognized for the good things it does for your brain and mood. Those good things include improving memory, protecting neurons from the kind of destruction that leads to Parkinson’s disease, and also potentially stopping the cellular processes that lead [...]

Excessive Belly Fat Linked to Smaller Brain

By |2019-09-07T02:38:31+00:00September 6th, 2019|Natural Health|

If you know you should lose weight, but haven’t quite summoned up the motivation to get the job done, today’s article may give you the extra push you need. In a large observational study,1researchers measured body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratios found in men and women. Those with higher ratios of both had the [...]

A Single Class of Drugs May Cause One Out of Ten Dementia Cases

By |2019-09-02T16:31:53+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Natural Health|

"Avoid them like crazy," was a recommendation I gave three years ago. We've had to wait a while, but the lead author of an important new study now says the same thing. Okay, she didn't put it quite as strongly as I did. In sober academic language she said, "The risks of this type of [...]

Poor Hearing Linked to Alzheimer’s

By |2019-08-30T03:45:20+00:00August 30th, 2019|Natural Health|

Hearing loss has emerged as an important risk factor for dementia. Compared to people with normal hearing, many studies have found those with a declining ability to hear have an increased risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Depending on the study, the increase in risk varied from almost double to five-fold. Yet a recent report [...]

New Evidence on Why Women are More Likely to Get Alzheimer’s

By |2019-08-26T07:04:08+00:00August 26th, 2019|Natural Health|

Women generally live longer than men. And it used to be thought their longevity was the reason they developed Alzheimer’s disease more often than men. They simply lived longer. Men died sooner, from other medical issues. That belief is now being challenged. Women may be genetically more disposed to this medical problem. Here’s what researchers [...]

NAC is Proven Effective Against Brain Problems

By |2019-08-23T03:52:39+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Nutrition|

I was a late convert to the wonders of NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), a well-known nutrient. Somehow I overlooked it. But now I’m a full believer and proselytizer. I got religion when I learned that NAC is perhaps the most effective way to boost your glutathione levels, one of the most important markers for how long [...]

Your Brain Could Use a Pep Talk

By |2019-08-19T05:34:02+00:00August 19th, 2019|Natural Health|

The last time you faced a big challenge like interviewing for a job or giving a presentation, did you try to get yourself stoked with a little pep talk? Good idea. Many of us try to psych ourselves up before a performance, and now academic research shows it works for that application. . .and more: [...]

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