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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 [...]

This Art Form Can Replace Medication for Alzheimer’s Patients

By |2019-06-07T12:04:22+00:00June 7th, 2019|Natural Health|

For one man, his mother's dementia was so distressing he decided to stop visiting her at the care home she was staying in. Yet only a short time later he was seeing her regularly. What made the difference? Personalized music. It’s quite a story. . . When the first melody on her playlist kicks off, [...]

Does Beer Help Prevent Dementia?

By |2019-05-20T05:58:46+00:00May 20th, 2019|Natural Health|

First, a confession: This headline is a teeny bit misleading. I don’t recommend beer for dementia prevention. But a common beer ingredient – hops – does exactly that. And it’s available as a supplement. The first recorded use of hops in beer dates all the way back to the year 822. Hops adds some bitterness, [...]

When Alzheimer’s Isn’t Really Alzheimer’s

By |2019-05-17T02:11:38+00:00May 17th, 2019|Natural Health|

Up to 600,000 Americans may be living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's even though they have no permanent damage to their memories or cognitive abilities at all. In other words, they've been misdiagnosed. Instead, they suffer from a treatable and reversible condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). If you've never heard of it, you're in [...]

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