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Should We Worry About the Impact of General Surgery on The Brain?

By |2019-10-13T15:32:31+00:00October 11th, 2019|Natural Health|

It's been a major concern for the last 60 years. But as yet, we still don't know whether surgery harms the brain. And I’m not just talking about brain operations – I mean any kind of surgery. Most of the concern focuses on anesthesia and its effects. Previous studies have been inconsistent. Some report negative [...]

You Need to do Aerobics Plus THIS Type of Exercise

By |2019-10-05T12:44:49+00:00October 4th, 2019|Natural Health|

What's good for the heart is good for the brain. If we want to stay mentally sharp, we need to give the cardiovascular system a regular workout. Generally, aerobic exercise is the go-to option: walking, running, biking, swimming, etc. But aerobic exercise is not the only kind you need. For a healthy brain, you need [...]

New Clue as to Why Women Are More Prone to Dementia

By |2019-09-30T13:15:04+00:00September 30th, 2019|Natural Health|

Almost two out of three Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, yet we only have some dubious theories to explain why. Is it caused by genetics? Differences in brain anatomy? Hormones? All of the above? Scientists aren’t sure. But another possibility has emerged. Aging affects a woman's stress response differently from a man's. This in [...]

Thumbs-Down to Sleeping Pills – If You Want to Avoid Dementia

By |2019-09-23T09:13:51+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Natural Health|

The advice from sleep experts couldn't be clearer. If you have trouble sleeping, seek help. Ignoring the problem increases the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. But seek out natural sleep aids. A visit to the doctor's office too often means a prescription for sleeping pills. Even if the [...]

Can Walking in This Weird Way Help Your Memory?

By |2019-09-16T17:28:36+00:00September 16th, 2019|Natural Health|

Remember the last time you lost your cellphone or keys? Chances are you solved the mystery by retracing your steps, mentally going over where you’d been in the last few hours. But next time, you just may want to take a few actual steps backward to jumpstart your memory. I just came across some fascinating [...]

How Many Steps a Day Do You Need for Good Brain Health?

By |2019-09-13T09:08:50+00:00September 13th, 2019|Natural Health|

To keep memory loss at bay, many people make sure they clock up 10,000 steps every day. Fitbits and other devices make it easy to count every step you take, and make sure you get enough exercise. For most of us, 10,000 steps is a lot. Even at a moderate pace, such a goal would [...]

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 [...]

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