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Your Brain Could Use a Pep Talk

By |2019-08-19T05:34:02+00:00August 19th, 2019|Natural Health|

The last time you faced a big challenge like interviewing for a job or giving a presentation, did you try to get yourself stoked with a little pep talk? Good idea. Many of us try to psych ourselves up before a performance, and now academic research shows it works for that application. . .and more: [...]

These Drugs Double or Even Triple Your Risk of Dementia

By |2019-08-13T04:47:49+00:00August 12th, 2019|Natural Health|

The number of people prescribed one particular class of medication climbed by 64% in the US between 1999 and 2014. These days, one person out of every five over-60s take these meds, with women being twice as likely to rely on them as men. The drugs I’m talking about are supposed to relieve depression. A [...]

Insufficient Sleep Steps Up Alzheimer’s-Linked Proteins

By |2019-08-09T16:55:34+00:00August 9th, 2019|Natural Health|

What keeps you awake at night? Nothing, I hope. But if you’re like most people, then caffeine, stress, worry, or simply reluctance to turn off the smartphone or the TV may be cutting into the time you need to sleep -- assuming you want to avoid dementia at some point in your future. It may [...]

Even Young Adults are “Eating Away at Their Brain”

By |2019-08-05T07:19:38+00:00August 5th, 2019|Natural Health|

The link between type 2 diabetes, impaired brain health and cognitive decline is so well established that some doctors call Alzheimer's disease “type 3 diabetes.” But don’t be too sure the risk of dementia only goes up once you’ve been diagnosed with full-blown diabetes, which typically happens when you’re middle-aged or a senior. In our [...]

Sugar Treats are Mood Downers

By |2019-07-25T13:14:10+00:00July 26th, 2019|Natural Health|

At one time or another -- hopefully now in the past -- you probably gorged on a candy bar, stuffed yourself with ice cream, or downed a fizzy drink to give yourself a pick-me-up and boost your mood. This sugar rush, so scientists tell us, is caused by a surge of the feel-good brain chemical [...]

WHO Details 10 Best Strategies to Prevent Dementia

By |2019-07-15T07:01:46+00:00July 15th, 2019|Natural Health|

“In the next 30 years, the number of people with dementia is expected to triple. We need to do everything we can to reduce our risk of dementia." So stated the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in May. With that in mind, WHO produced a report listing the most [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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