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Insufficient Sleep Steps Up Alzheimer’s-Linked Proteins

By |2019-08-09T16:55:34+00:00August 9th, 2019|Natural Health|

What keeps you awake at night? Nothing, I hope. But if you’re like most people, then caffeine, stress, worry, or simply reluctance to turn off the smartphone or the TV may be cutting into the time you need to sleep -- assuming you want to avoid dementia at some point in your future. It may [...]

Aromatic Herb Enhances Short-Term Memory and Helps You Sleep

By |2018-04-30T17:13:37+00:00April 30th, 2018|Natural Health|

Its leaves provide a popular flavor for foods and drinks. Its oil flavors toothpaste, chewing gum and candy. The herb is also widely used in healing. For maladies ranging from bad breath, indigestion and gas to sore throat, the common cold and arthritis, this can bring relief. Now we know spearmint provides another health benefit. For the [...]

Specific Link Identified Between Low-Quality Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2018-04-06T17:09:56+00:00April 6th, 2018|Natural Health|

Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher slept only four or five hours a night, and were proud of it. So is Donald Trump, who seems to wear it like a badge of honor. But both the former president and prime minister went on to develop Alzheimer's after they left office. Perhaps the current president should take [...]

For a Healthier Brain, Sleep Like This

By |2018-03-31T00:50:11+00:00March 30th, 2018|Natural Health|

Did you know the position you sleep in may have a significant effect on how well your brain cleans itself out at night, and thereby protects your neurological health? We’ve talked in these pages about how removing excess waste products in your brain is critical for health. When this doesn’t happen, waste buildup can contribute [...]

A Weird New Twist on Sleep and Brain Health

By |2017-07-11T04:05:46+00:00July 11th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Getting a good night's sleep is important for maintaining brain health. Poor sleepers tend to have a greater build-up of beta-amyloid -- the protein linked to Alzheimer's -- and perform worse on memory tests. The reason, scientists believe, is that sleep activates the brain's waste disposal system, allowing it to clear away debris, toxic proteins [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Try This if You Want to Ace a New Skill

By |2019-07-29T04:23:01+00:00July 29th, 2019|Brain Science|

If you are a frequent reader of this publication, you’ve seen articles urging you to learn a new skill to keep your brain young. The benefits are huge, especially for working memory. Learning a new language or mastering a musical instrument are good examples. “In addition to making existing synapses more robust, learning causes the [...]

New Discovery Points to an Overlooked Cause of Alzheimer’s

By |2019-07-22T08:13:25+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Brain Science|

When it comes to treating somebody who is just beginning to suffer Alzheimer’s disease, the conventional medicine folks have a big problem. They don’t know how the disease starts. So they can’t catch it at an early stage. In fact, 20 years ago when my mother was developing dementia, her doctor didn’t know a thing [...]

The Internet Wreaks Havoc with Your Brain

By |2019-07-08T12:31:33+00:00July 8th, 2019|Natural Health|

The internet is changing how we live, work, shop and interact with each other. There are many positive aspects to this. But it also comes with drawbacks. In the first major review of the way the internet affects the brain, the researchers found that online activity lowers attention span, worsens memory and even changes the [...]

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