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New Discovery Confirms Link Between Inflammation and Alzheimer’s

By | 2018-01-16T12:13:52+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Brain Science|

Inflammation is a major factor in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Instead of being a short-term protective response initiated by the immune system to ward off pathogens, inflammation can turn into a long-term harmful response that provokes structural damage and cell death. But how exactly does persistent inflammation lead to dementia? The precise mechanism has [...]

This is What Your Cellphone Can Do to Your Brain

By | 2018-01-14T13:46:50+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Brain Science|

If your cellphone dominates your life – if, like most people, you carry it everywhere and you check it continually – this little device could be making significant changes inside your brain. Smartphones were introduced just a little over ten years ago. Now they’re a universal distraction and obsession. According to the Pew Research Center, [...]

Don’t Overlook the Health Benefits of this Neglected Grain

By | 2018-01-09T11:25:10+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Nutrition|

Every 40 seconds someone in the US has a stroke, which makes it one of the leading causes of long-term disability.1 Chances are pretty high that someone you know has been disabled by one. But there’s a superfood Christopher Columbus brought to America in 1494 that packs a nutritional wallop. Because of its high beta-glucan content, barley reduces [...]

This Cooking Oil May Be Damaging Your Brain

By | 2018-01-06T14:13:35+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Brain Science|

If you're like most Americans, you're consuming huge amounts of a cooking oil that can make you more prone to serious memory problems. The food industry wants you to think this oil is a healthy food. But scientists who have taken a clear-eyed look at what it can do to your body tell us that [...]

How Much of This Trace Element is in Your Water?

By | 2018-01-03T18:14:24+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Natural Health|

The Answer May Indicate if You’ll Get Alzheimer’s. The evidence just keeps on growing. Previous research groups revealed this mineral can lower rates of crime, suicide, homicide, drug-dependency, impulsiveness and death from any cause - provided you get an adequate dose. It's also been shown to stabilize cognition in those with mild memory loss and [...]

This “Universal Antioxidant” Boosts Your Brain in Two Ways

By | 2017-12-30T06:00:30+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Nutrition|

There’s one antioxidant that’s so important in helping boost the brain’s health, many enthusiasts call it a “universal antioxidant.” In fact, more than 20 years ago this particular supplement was one of the first to be identified and recommended by alternative doctors as a way to combat dementia. This potent antioxidant is alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), a [...]

Problem to Solve? Time to Take a Few Steps Back

By | 2017-12-27T17:38:16+00:00 December 25th, 2017|Brain Science|

If you catch sight of a beautiful flower, you'll want to take a closer look. Spot a rattlesnake, and you'll back away fast. It's natural to move towards pleasure and away from anything that could cause pain. In each case the emotion or thought comes first, followed by the physical action. But what if it [...]

Not All Brain Boosters are the SAMe

By | 2017-12-27T17:38:03+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Brain Science|

Only introduced to the American public 20 years ago, this supplement was first tested in Italy as a treatment for schizophrenia in the 1970s. But while doing so, doctors noticed it also lifted the mood of their patients. This set off a plethora of studies which were so successful, S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe) became a prescription [...]

A Specific Type of Brain Training Lowers Dementia Risk by Up to 45%

By | 2017-12-28T14:16:43+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Brain Science|

It takes a lot to get the goat of scientists. Yet dozens became so exasperated by vendors claiming their online games can improve memory and prevent Alzheimer's, they collectively signed a statement rejecting all such notions. That was three years ago, when the evidence on this subject was limited. Now things have changed. Impressive findings [...]

Foods That Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

By | 2017-12-28T14:16:55+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Nutrition|

Fish is one of those foods we’ve heard is good for the heart. Recent research has discovered that eating fish can likewise preserve your brain function as you age. A 2016 study at Rush Medical Center in Chicago looked at 554 Chicago residents taking part in a long-term aging study. They all died within a [...]

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