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Some “Magic Words” have Health Benefits – But Not the Words You’d Think

By |2019-10-14T12:41:01+00:00October 14th, 2019|Lifestyle|

Encouraging words can have powerful effects. For instance, halftime inspirational pep talks by sports coaches are famous for getting athletes to improve their performance. But now medical researchers have found that other types of words can help you alter your own physiology and brain function. They can make you measurably stronger and less susceptible to [...]

Should We Worry About the Impact of General Surgery on The Brain?

By |2019-10-13T15:32:31+00:00October 11th, 2019|Natural Health|

It's been a major concern for the last 60 years. But as yet, we still don't know whether surgery harms the brain. And I’m not just talking about brain operations – I mean any kind of surgery. Most of the concern focuses on anesthesia and its effects. Previous studies have been inconsistent. Some report negative [...]

Is there a link between migraines and dementia?

By |2019-10-08T09:02:35+00:00October 7th, 2019|Brain Science|

As if they weren’t troublesome enough, migraines – those crippling, high-octane headaches – may also raise your risk of cognitive decline. Canadian researchers have found a link between migraines and dementia. But don’t panic just yet. Let’s first get a better understanding of this painful enemy and then unpack the findings of the newest study1. [...]

You Need to do Aerobics Plus THIS Type of Exercise

By |2019-10-05T12:44:49+00:00October 4th, 2019|Natural Health|

What's good for the heart is good for the brain. If we want to stay mentally sharp, we need to give the cardiovascular system a regular workout. Generally, aerobic exercise is the go-to option: walking, running, biking, swimming, etc. But aerobic exercise is not the only kind you need. For a healthy brain, you need [...]

New Clue as to Why Women Are More Prone to Dementia

By |2019-09-30T13:15:04+00:00September 30th, 2019|Natural Health|

Almost two out of three Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, yet we only have some dubious theories to explain why. Is it caused by genetics? Differences in brain anatomy? Hormones? All of the above? Scientists aren’t sure. But another possibility has emerged. Aging affects a woman's stress response differently from a man's. This in [...]

This Memory Nutrient has a Strange Source

By |2019-09-27T08:32:37+00:00September 27th, 2019|Nutrition|

Some of the most powerful nutrients yet discovered for ensuring a sharper, stronger memory are made naturally by your own body. I’m talking about nutrients like enzymes and vitamin D. Recently, scientists uncovered another naturally occurring nutrient that could eventually be accepted as a potent brain-saver. In fact, it looks to be a powerful new [...]

Thumbs-Down to Sleeping Pills – If You Want to Avoid Dementia

By |2019-09-23T09:13:51+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Natural Health|

The advice from sleep experts couldn't be clearer. If you have trouble sleeping, seek help. Ignoring the problem increases the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. But seek out natural sleep aids. A visit to the doctor's office too often means a prescription for sleeping pills. Even if the [...]

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 [...]

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