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Bad Dreams Serve a Useful Purpose

By |2020-01-17T14:28:43+00:00January 17th, 2020|Natural Health|

Ancient Greeks and Romans believed dreams predicted the future. Sigmund Freud thought they expressed repressed conflicts or desires and could help people unravel the reasons for mental illness. I take a dim view of both theories, but a new study now shows bad dreams do help us out in a completely different way. Scientists today [...]

Clearing Away Toxic Alzheimer’s Proteins in the Brain Using Genes

By |2020-01-13T07:31:44+00:00January 13th, 2020|Natural Health|

When it comes to memory-robbing brain proteins, amyloid and tau top the list. Lately, scientists are investigating how these can be removed from the brain once they've grown out of control, or better still, how their formation can be prevented in the first place. In breakthrough research, scientists identified two genes that help clear both [...]

New Research Links Mid-life Heart Health to Dementia Risk

By |2020-01-10T15:38:58+00:00January 10th, 2020|Natural Health|

Nearly a decade ago the American Heart Association began to promote seven targets to shoot for to achieve ideal cardiovascular health. They hoped the strategy, called “Life's Simple 7,” would reduce the incidence of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. This could be achieved, they said, with simple lifestyle changes plus medication if needed. What's good [...]

New Study Reveals You Can Beat the “Alzheimer’s Gene”

By |2020-01-06T04:42:46+00:00January 6th, 2020|Natural Health|

Your height, eye color and wavy hair can all be linked to your DNA. However, the development of Alzheimer’s disease may not be determined by your genetics to the extent some experts think, according to a recent Canadian study.1 Let’s take a closer look at what scientists found. Twin Study Links Dementia to Genetics Scientists [...]

Do This to Reduce the Mistakes You Make in Daily Life

By |2019-12-28T00:32:25+00:00December 27th, 2019|Natural Health|

Raymond Dalio is an American investor. Jack Dorsey is the founder of Twitter. Both have something in common -- apart from being billionaires that is. They both take time out to meditate each day. And they're not alone. Many successful people practice meditation. In fact, it's catching on big time with a large number of [...]

When Friends Leave After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

By |2019-12-23T15:43:13+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Natural Health|

Long-time readers know that we strive to offer the latest research on brain health, as well as lifestyle tweaks proven to cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. However, in this article I’d like to delve into a troubling facet of this misunderstood disease. Here’s a common scenario: A person is diagnosed with dementia, they share [...]

This Popular Beverage Can Ravage the Brain

By |2019-12-13T07:03:29+00:00December 13th, 2019|Natural Health|

Even though just about everybody knows cola soft drinks are unhealthy, the focus is usually on weight gain, high blood sugar, and so forth. Few people know about the bad things they can do to your brain. And for once I’m not talking about the effects of the sugar in the drink. Instead, there’s another [...]

Experts Question the Studies “Proving” Aspartame Safety

By |2019-12-10T07:36:34+00:00December 9th, 2019|Natural Health|

Is aspartame hazardous to our health? This question has been hotly debated for nearly fifty years. In 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conducted a thorough review of the artificial sweetener. Their conclusion, after analyzing 154 studies, was that it's perfectly safe. In some experts’ eyes, this put an end to the matter once [...]

Banishing Brain-Robbing Toxins

By |2019-12-06T10:53:55+00:00December 6th, 2019|Natural Health|

[Editor’s Note: Part one of this article covered how this health secret can help you slash your Alzheimer’s risk by 65% and burn 600 calories while sitting still. To review part one, please click here.] If your memory is fuzzy, the real cause might not be aging. It could be toxins. Chemicals, heavy metals, and [...]

Does a High Salt Diet Harm the Brain?

By |2019-12-03T01:05:35+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Natural Health|

Last year scientists thought they'd discovered why excessive salt intake causes memory loss. It's because salt restricts blood flow to the brain. But it turned out they were wrong. True, it does restrict blood flow, they were right about that, but this isn't the main reason behind the damaging effects of massive salt intake. So [...]

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