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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 [...]

Want Some Extra Brain Power with That Dessert?

By |2019-04-29T05:45:42+00:00April 29th, 2019|Nutrition|

If you’re like me, when you think about dessert, you probably consider it a guilty pleasure, not a healthy option. But at least many desserts contain an appealing spice that stimulates the brain as well as the taste buds. According to the latest research, cinnamon contains a provocative profile of natural chemicals that can help [...]

Things Dementia Caregivers Wished They’d Known Sooner

By |2019-04-26T09:08:36+00:00April 26th, 2019|Natural Health|

Here at Brain Health Breakthroughs, we report on useful research findings that prove how certain lifestyle habits can help to prevent, slow down or even reverse dementia. These healthy behaviors range from exercise and diet to restorative sleep, social interaction, selected nutrients, learning a new language or musical instrument -- and more. But at the [...]

For Brain Health, One Food Makes All the Difference

By |2019-04-22T14:43:57+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Nutrition|

Botanically, it's closer to an animal than a plant. Some types glow in the dark, others are hallucinogenic, many are poisonous. Fortunately, the safe, edible variety is not only chock full of nutrients, but could be the single, most valuable food for the brain. You may have guessed I’m talking about mushrooms. I’ve long recommended [...]

Occasional Day of Fasting Yields Newly Discovered Brain Benefits

By |2019-04-19T11:55:55+00:00April 19th, 2019|Natural Health|

If you’re an avid follower of the research into improving brain health, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of fasting or near-fasting – when you eat a very limited amount of food during a 24-hour period. “Near-fasting” is more commonly called “intermittent fasting.” If you haven’t heard about fasting, then it’s time you did! Simply [...]

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