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This Gift of the Grape Can Protect Memory and May Fight Depression

By |2019-09-09T15:00:30+00:00September 9th, 2019|Nutrition|

A nutrient that gets a lot of attention for slowing down aging is now also being recognized for the good things it does for your brain and mood. Those good things include improving memory, protecting neurons from the kind of destruction that leads to Parkinson’s disease, and also potentially stopping the cellular processes that lead [...]

Excessive Belly Fat Linked to Smaller Brain

By |2019-09-07T02:38:31+00:00September 6th, 2019|Natural Health|

If you know you should lose weight, but haven’t quite summoned up the motivation to get the job done, today’s article may give you the extra push you need. In a large observational study,1researchers measured body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratios found in men and women. Those with higher ratios of both had the [...]

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 [...]

Poor Hearing Linked to Alzheimer’s

By |2019-08-30T03:45:20+00:00August 30th, 2019|Natural Health|

Hearing loss has emerged as an important risk factor for dementia. Compared to people with normal hearing, many studies have found those with a declining ability to hear have an increased risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Depending on the study, the increase in risk varied from almost double to five-fold. Yet a recent report [...]

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 [...]

NAC is Proven Effective Against Brain Problems

By |2019-08-23T03:52:39+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Nutrition|

I was a late convert to the wonders of NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), a well-known nutrient. Somehow I overlooked it. But now I’m a full believer and proselytizer. I got religion when I learned that NAC is perhaps the most effective way to boost your glutathione levels, one of the most important markers for how long [...]

Your Brain Could Use a Pep Talk

By |2019-08-19T05:34:02+00:00August 19th, 2019|Natural Health|

The last time you faced a big challenge like interviewing for a job or giving a presentation, did you try to get yourself stoked with a little pep talk? Good idea. Many of us try to psych ourselves up before a performance, and now academic research shows it works for that application. . .and more: [...]

This Little-Discussed Nutrient is a Priceless Brain Food

By |2019-08-16T06:43:18+00:00August 16th, 2019|Nutrition|

Your brain needs to be protected from itself. That’s because your brain is a workaholic, always chugging along overtime, relaying messages from neuron to neuron. Those messages are whirling around you brain right now as you read this article. And to keep those messages moving requires a prodigious amount of cellular energy. The brain makes [...]

These Drugs Double or Even Triple Your Risk of Dementia

By |2019-08-13T04:47:49+00:00August 12th, 2019|Natural Health|

The number of people prescribed one particular class of medication climbed by 64% in the US between 1999 and 2014. These days, one person out of every five over-60s take these meds, with women being twice as likely to rely on them as men. The drugs I’m talking about are supposed to relieve depression. A [...]

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 [...]

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