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Play Your Way to a Better Brain

By |2019-01-16T14:35:57+00:00January 14th, 2019|Brain Science|

To keep your memory and intellect going strong, follow the old maxim “Use it or lose it.” It’s good advice, and repeated often in these pages. You can’t go wrong when you keep your brain fine-tuned by learning new things – like a second language or the information in an adult ed course. And today, [...]

Doctors Could be Transmitting Alzheimer’s to Their Patients

By |2019-01-11T11:27:17+00:00January 11th, 2019|Brain Science|

A leading UK neuroscientist has issued a warning that neurosurgical instruments could be contaminated. He also advises monitoring blood donated by people over 60 years of age. His concerns center on the possible transmission of Alzheimer's disease to patients during certain medical procedures. He is not alone. Other scientists have expressed the same concerns. This [...]

The Appendix May Contribute to a Major Brain Problem

By |2019-01-07T13:08:15+00:00January 7th, 2019|Natural Health|

In their search for a therapy that can stave off brain issues like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s, researchers have performed a staggering variety of tests, scans, examinations and experiments on brain tissue. And they haven’t made much progress in figuring out functionally what happens in the body to cause these diseases. Could it be these [...]

The Tree Nut that Keeps Dementia at Bay

By |2019-01-04T07:00:56+00:00January 4th, 2019|Nutrition|

The industry has thrived in the state of Oregon for over a century. Grown in 800 orchards -- many of which have been farmed by the same family for generations – and covering 70,000 acres, the state produces 99% of the US crop of hazelnuts. Hazelnuts are an excellent source of many nutrients including folic [...]

Tests for Dementia Not Fit For Purpose

By |2018-12-31T11:02:04+00:00December 31st, 2018|Brain Science|

It's natural to assume medical tests are valid and precise. But in reality, few meet these criteria. Even if the test is accurate, mistakes can arise in the way it was executed, in calibration of equipment, specimen handling, and so forth. This can lead to failure to see a health problem, or, on the other [...]

Best Type of Exercise for Fighting Dementia is Also Easy

By |2018-12-28T13:52:07+00:00December 28th, 2018|Natural Health|

More than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. What’s more, experts predict that these numbers will only increase in coming years. In spite of these troubling statistics, there’s hopeful news because researchers now believe that wise lifestyle choices can prevent many cases. Exercise is one of those choices. And now there’s new, [...]

Use Brain Waves to Improve Your Memory and Ease Pain

By |2018-12-24T14:47:00+00:00December 24th, 2018|Brain Science|

I’m sure that if you’ve watched a sporting event on TV or gone to a game, you’ve seen the fans in the stands do “the wave” – standing up and sitting down in a coordinated way that sends a wave around the ballpark. Well, scientists studying the brain say that its neurons send electrical signals [...]

Both New Technology and Practical Tips Can Tell Us Who’s Lying

By |2018-12-21T06:17:47+00:00December 21st, 2018|Brain Science|

Pity poor Pinocchio. The wooden boy of legend always had to tell the truth – otherwise his nose would grow longer and give away the fact that he was lying. Well, soon we may all be living in a world where our bodies will betray us when we’re telling a fib. But a casual observer [...]

What Winter Does to Your Brain

By |2018-12-17T13:02:00+00:00December 17th, 2018|Natural Health|

Everyone knows that winter is the flu season, and many of us also know it’s the time of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression brought on by lack of sunlight. Other issues aggravated by the winter months include asthma, cold sores, painful joints, cold hands and feet, and dry skin. It gets worse: [...]

This Trick Helps Us Remember Things We Didn’t Know We’d Seen

By |2018-12-14T09:31:33+00:00December 14th, 2018|Brain Science|

The brain benefits of sleep are becoming more apparent every year. Seven or eight hours of deep, restorative sleep helps regulate mood, boost learning, solve problems and preserve memory. But some people also like to enjoy a mid-day nap. And this, too, has been shown to aid thinking, memory formation and learning. Now a new [...]

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