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5 Common Causes of “Brain Fog”

By | 2017-05-10T03:35:30+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Ever get one of those days where you feel like your brain isn’t on top of its game? I do from time to time. And it’s awful. On one of those days, it’s hard to stay focused on what you’re trying to accomplish. Distractions are impossible to ignore. Your mental powers and your thinking slow [...]

Laugh Your Way to a Better Brain

By | 2017-05-10T03:07:15+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Bertrand Russell, a famous British philosopher, once said, "Laughter is the most inexpensive and most effective wonder drug." Medical researchers, who have named the study of laughter "gelotology," are starting to agree with him. Here are a few reasons why. . . Even though scientists can’t rigorously explain exactly what makes something funny and what [...]

Napping: The New Secret for a Sharper Mind

By | 2017-04-06T15:38:43+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Winston Churchill was devoted to "that refreshment of blessed oblivion." So were Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, P.G. Wodehouse, and many others. In fact, some our greatest philosophers, statesmen, artists and writers swore by it. They liked to take an afternoon nap. The habit may have contributed to their great achievements. Science is now confirming what [...]

Can Acupuncture Help an Alzheimer’s Patient?

By | 2017-03-02T11:04:04+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Ancient East Asian treatments for all kinds of conditions have made their way into Europe and the Americas as complementary practices. One of the first to do so was acupuncture. It made a big splash in the early ‘70s as a result of President Nixon’s opening to China, and remains popular. But, although its origins [...]

This May Be The Most Powerful Way To a Stronger Brain

By | 2017-02-02T04:53:06+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Longtime readers of this newsletter know there are many recommended ways to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. These include reading fiction, being social, exercising, eating well, playing board games and getting hearing aids if you’re experiencing age-related hearing loss. Now here’s another thing showing up in the research that can [...]

For Once, Something Fun is Good For You, Too

By | 2016-12-21T10:57:53+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Lifestyle|

It improves the immune system, lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of a heart attack, relieves pain, improves sleep and eases stress. That’s quite a collection of benefits for one activity. Better still, it’s something people look forward to and enjoy (so you know it can’t be exercise). It’s sex. Now a new study has [...]

How Pesticides are Wrecking Your Brain

By | 2016-12-21T10:47:25+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Lifestyle|

If you aren’t eating organic food now, you will at least consider it after you read this. The story I’m going to tell you sounds like the plot to a TV show. In the 1940s, researchers at Hoffman-La-Roche figured out how to make a type of synthetic heroin called MPPP (desmethylprodine 1,3,dimethyl-4-phenyl-4propionoxyperidine). But the drug [...]

A Natural Way To Refresh Your Brain and Become More Focused

By | 2016-12-21T10:39:19+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Lifestyle|

If you start to feel sluggish and your concentration wavers, your body has a rapid, easy method to make the brain more alert. And you don’t even have to get out of your chair to use it. All you have to do is yawn. Research into what happens when you yawn shows that the simple [...]

Polluted Air Raises Dementia Risk

By | 2016-12-21T10:24:08+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Lifestyle|

As air pollution increases so do the number of road accidents. The reason? Pollution has an impact on the brain, affecting drivers' ability to concentrate and focus. That was the surprising conclusion from a five-year study conducted by the London School of Economics. It seemed a bit farfetched and the findings raised a lot of [...]

Countries With The Lowest Dementia Rates Follow These 7 Food Secrets

By | 2016-12-20T16:11:08+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Lifestyle|

Living longer we may be, but record numbers of people are experiencing cognitive decline and dementia. In fact, in mid-November, Brits woke up to the scary headline that dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. How long will it be before such headlines appear in the USA? And yet some [...]

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