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Spot Parkinson’s Disease Dementia in Its Early Stages

By | 2017-08-08T08:24:57+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Brain Science|

Newly Identified Biomarkers Reveal Parkinson’s Disease Dementia Early Parkinson’s disease, like Alzheimer’s disease, is caused at least in part by tangled proteins that steadily build up on neurons. In Parkinson’s disease these clumps are called Lewy bodies. They primarily target dopaminergic neurons in a part of the midbrain called the substantial nigra, the area that [...]

Little-known Food Ingredient Has Major Impact on The Brain

By | 2017-08-02T11:11:53+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Nutrition|

Major Impact on Brain Health From Little-Known Dietary Ingredient Its reported health benefits include reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, deterring weight gain, lowering the risks of colon cancer, stroke and cardiovascular diseases, and eliminating waste and toxins from the body. The typical Western diet is depleted in this important part of food. People [...]

Alcohol Shrinks Your Brain’s Main Seat of Memory

By | 2017-08-01T08:00:30+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Lifestyle|

In our last issue, I covered some fascinating research that shows regular (and moderate) Champagne drinking is good for the brain. At the same time, I cautioned that daily drinking still doesn’t seem like a good idea to me. This issue we’ll look at some of the reasons why. There’s a lot of contradictory evidence [...]

Someday Your Doctor May Prescribe a Daily Glass of Champagne

By | 2017-07-27T14:49:48+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Lifestyle|

All Champagne is sparkling white wine, but not all sparkling white wine is Champagne. According to European law, to be labeled a true Champagne, the bubbly must be bottled within 100 miles of the city of Champagne, France and undergo the specific two-step fermentation process known as Méthode Champenoise -- Champagne Method. Champagne is usually made from [...]

This is The Real Cause of Alzheimer’s – and It’s Preventable

By | 2017-07-11T05:41:20+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Brain Science|

After all the money that’s been poured into research on Alzheimer’s, much about the disease remains controversial or just totally mystifying to researchers. And yet important progress is being made, much of it in just the last several years. Now researchers at Harvard say that they’ve discovered what’s probably a key cause of this memory-destroying [...]

It’s Crazy Not to Eat This Vegetable

By | 2017-07-11T05:30:15+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Nutrition|

" seems crazy not to eat it on a regular basis." That's the view of UK-registered dietitian and TV nutritionist Carrie Ruxton. She was extolling the nutritional properties and wide-ranging health benefits of beetroot -- a vegetable packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Consumed on a regular basis, it reduces inflammation, slashed your risk of cancer, [...]

Your Brain Needs This Healing Balm

By | 2017-07-11T05:19:00+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Natural Health|

A balm is a preparation that heals or soothes. And there’s an ancient balm with a long history that not only soothes your anxious brain, but may also be able to preserve your ability to think straight and keep your memory working better as you grow older. Remarkably, this balm – which has been giving [...]

How to Get a World-Class Memory in 42 Days

By | 2017-07-11T04:47:10+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Brain Science|

Imagine remembering all the names of a group of people you've met for the first time. Or all the items you need to buy at the supermarket -- without referring to a list. Or making a speech from memory, without notes. These feats are easy for world memory champions. But the question that intrigued some [...]

A Weird New Twist on Sleep and Brain Health

By | 2017-07-11T04:05:46+00:00 July 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 [...]

Beer for Better Brain Health?

By | 2017-07-10T16:52:59+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Lifestyle|

New research emerges all the time about the benefits of drinking wine… The findings about fermented grape juice got some folks so excited, they started testing the benefits of beer too. And for good reason: when it comes to amount consumed, beer ranks #3 among all the beverages in the world, after water and tea.1 [...]

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