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A New Clue about Alzheimer’s Points Toward a Revolution in Treatment

By |2019-07-13T17:31:59+00:00July 12th, 2019|Brain Science|

Researchers have not been very successful at deciphering exactly how Alzheimer’s disease begins its destructive course through the brain. When the destruction of brain tissue becomes extensive, it’s fairly easy to observe. Scientists are less certain about what goes on at earlier stages. This means the mangled proteins seen in the brain when Alzheimer’s is [...]

The Internet Wreaks Havoc with Your Brain

By |2019-07-08T12:31:33+00:00July 8th, 2019|Natural Health|

The internet is changing how we live, work, shop and interact with each other. There are many positive aspects to this. But it also comes with drawbacks. In the first major review of the way the internet affects the brain, the researchers found that online activity lowers attention span, worsens memory and even changes the [...]

Another Look at the “Crossword Puzzle Theory” of Brain Health

By |2019-07-05T10:41:41+00:00July 5th, 2019|Brain Science|

The brain may not be a muscle, but many scientists believe you can exercise it and train it to stay in better shape much the same way. The most familiar form of this theory is that working crossword puzzles or sudoko – on a regular basis – improves memory and cognition and may actually stave [...]

Your Spice Cabinet is Full of Brain “Medicines” Besides Curcumin

By |2019-07-01T10:10:27+00:00July 1st, 2019|Nutrition|

In these pages we’ve let you know that sage, cinnamon, turmeric, and saffron are all powerful brain boosters. Sage is so potent, it’s an ingredient in a brain supplement from our sister company, Green Valley Natural Solutions. We’ve also written up rosemary, another herb I recommend for brain health. It’s good for way more than [...]

People Who Fall for Scams at Greater Risk of Alzheimer’s

By |2019-06-28T13:15:51+00:00June 28th, 2019|Brain Science|

You’re notified of a big win on the lottery. Swept away by an internet romance. Excited to receive a phone call from a grandchild whose voice doesn’t sound quite right – and who urgently needs money. These represent just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fraudulent schemes devised by con artists to [...]

Let Coffee Make You Brilliant

By |2019-06-25T07:37:08+00:00June 24th, 2019|Nutrition|

If you’re a fan of caffeine like me, you’re well aware of its power to enhance cognition. It obviously gives you energy, but that’s not what I’m talking about. Beyond all the get-up-and-go, I find the great ideas come fast and furious. At least I think they’re great at the time. And most of them [...]

Can Putting This Up Your Nose Cure Alzheimer’s?

By |2019-06-21T02:26:33+00:00June 21st, 2019|Natural Health|

Could snorting insulin save your memory if you start to develop Alzheimer’s disease? Some researchers believe it can. But studies of whether or not it works have been mixed. And questions remain. For instance, what exactly happens that makes brain cells less sensitive to insulin in a way that seems to be linked to Alzheimer’s? [...]

Do This First Thing in the Morning to Make Your Brain Work Better All Day

By |2019-06-17T07:49:48+00:00June 17th, 2019|Natural Health|

Research shows that how you start the day can make a big difference in how well your memory works and how reliable your decision-making abilities hold up through the day. So why not start your day with these three simple habits that make for more brainpower? A study in Australia of people aged 55 to [...]

Being “Too Thin” Can be Bad for Your Brain

By |2019-06-14T11:03:47+00:00June 14th, 2019|Natural Health|

Obese middle-aged men and women are at greater risk of cognitive decline and dementia. That much is known. But this link is not well established among obese seniors. And in fact, some studies even suggest being overweight in old age protects against dementia – while being thinner than normal is detrimental! This odd riddle needed [...]

Synchronized Brainwaves Give Seniors the Memory of a 20-Year-Old

By |2019-06-10T10:04:30+00:00June 10th, 2019|Brain Science|

In the first century AD, a man named Scribonius Largus was the court physician to the emperor of Rome. Among other things in his medical bag of tricks, he had a novel method for relieving headaches. He would lay an electric ray (torpedo fish) across the patient's head. The 30 to 50 volts produced by [...]

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