Monthly Archives: May 2019

What Do You Do if You Want to Forget Something?

By |2019-06-01T02:24:36+00:00May 31st, 2019|Brain Science|

In this newsletter the topic is usually how to remember things. Memory loss is a huge worry, especially among those of us who are getting old. But what if you want to forget something? Sounds odd, but sometimes that is the case. For example, someone suffering from PTSD is haunted by terrible things that happened [...]

Common Medical Procedures Endanger Your Brain

By |2019-05-28T12:10:25+00:00May 27th, 2019|Brain Science|

Before you have any kind of surgery, especially if you are middle-aged or older, you need to be aware of the brain damage that often results from general anesthesia – the kind where you lose consciousness. Studies now show that this problem has been drastically underestimated by medical professionals. Being “put under” and operated on [...]

This Vitamin Is Vital for Protecting Your Brain and Nerves

By |2019-05-24T15:40:33+00:00May 24th, 2019|Nutrition|

In looking into the importance of a vitamin you need to keep your brain and nerve tissue healthy, I’ve had to wonder – when is a widespread lack of a nutrient a national emergency? Because every time I investigate the importance of vitamin B12, I’m reminded that millions of people – millions! – don’t get [...]

Does Beer Help Prevent Dementia?

By |2019-05-20T05:58:46+00:00May 20th, 2019|Natural Health|

First, a confession: This headline is a teeny bit misleading. I don’t recommend beer for dementia prevention. But a common beer ingredient – hops – does exactly that. And it’s available as a supplement. The first recorded use of hops in beer dates all the way back to the year 822. Hops adds some bitterness, [...]

When Alzheimer’s Isn’t Really Alzheimer’s

By |2019-05-17T02:11:38+00:00May 17th, 2019|Natural Health|

Up to 600,000 Americans may be living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's even though they have no permanent damage to their memories or cognitive abilities at all. In other words, they've been misdiagnosed. Instead, they suffer from a treatable and reversible condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). If you've never heard of it, you're in [...]

How Do We Know Somebody Is Truly Brain Dead?

By |2019-05-13T15:47:13+00:00May 12th, 2019|Brain Science|

In the last few years it seems like it’s been accepted that somebody is truly dead and beyond hope when they’re “brain dead.” It’s broadly defined as a state when brain activity has apparently ceased, and there’s no hope of restoring it. But research is now beginning to raise some challenging questions on what exactly [...]

Garlic May be the New “Must-Have” for the Brain

By |2019-05-09T07:41:07+00:00May 9th, 2019|Nutrition|

Used for over three thousand years for conditions ranging from hemorrhoids to snake bites, modern scientists have confirmed the healing properties of garlic. This intense, aromatic, and flavorful culinary ingredient is well-known for its heart health and anticancer benefits. A few decades ago, it even had a brief moment as one of the best-selling herbal [...]

Pump Up Brain Power with a 5-Minute Workout You Can Do in Your Chair

By |2019-05-07T14:22:48+00:00May 7th, 2019|Brain Science|

If you’re looking for a better memory and a sharper edge to your intellectual abilities, an easy, five-minute exercise may do the trick. According to research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, this exercise might also improve your heart health. And get this: It doesn’t require lifting weights or even taking a single step. [...]

Do Heartburn Meds Lead to Dementia?

By |2019-05-05T14:47:16+00:00May 5th, 2019|Natural Health|

Normally I don’t like to give away the punchline until I’m well into the story. But today the news is so important, I’m going to answer the question in the headline right away: Heartburn/acid reflux drugs may increase your risk of dementia from forty to fifty percent. Here at Brain Health Breakthroughs, we often report [...]