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For Brain Health, One Food Makes All the Difference

By |2019-04-22T14:43:57+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Nutrition|

Botanically, it's closer to an animal than a plant. Some types glow in the dark, others are hallucinogenic, many are poisonous. Fortunately, the safe, edible variety is not only chock full of nutrients, but could be the single, most valuable food for the brain. You may have guessed I’m talking about mushrooms. I’ve long recommended [...]

Beware the Foods Linked to Alzheimer’s

By |2019-04-13T12:08:44+00:00April 12th, 2019|Nutrition|

In Issue #583 I warned about the brain dangers of BMAA, a toxin produced by cyanobacteria. These are very common microbes found in algae blooms in lakes and oceanic red tides – and recently linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological illnesses. These are early days – more research is needed – but there’s reason [...]

The Four Worst Foods for Your Brain (And some of them have been called “healthy”!)

By |2019-03-22T04:06:08+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Nutrition|

You know omega-3-rich fish, berries and even dark chocolate are your brain’s best friends. But did you know that for every brainy food out there, there’s a tempting food that can undo all your good efforts? Worse yet, you probably think some of these foods are healthy, when in fact they damage your memory and [...]

A Maverick Scientist has Made an Important New Alzheimer’s Discovery

By |2019-03-18T12:16:12+00:00March 18th, 2019|Nutrition|

If I told you that a native people in Guam have a tradition of eating bats – the entire animal -- boiled in milk, you’d probably find it revolting. I sure did. Among members of this tribe, though, it’s a delicacy. Or was. They hunted the creature into extinction. This was lucky for them, although [...]

This Is a Tasty Way to Improve Your Memory

By |2019-03-08T05:15:00+00:00March 8th, 2019|Nutrition|

It’s a well-accepted fact that all of us are going to experience memory changes with the passing years. But some of us will do better than others and hang on to more of our mental abilities. Fortunately for our taste buds, there’s a delectable treat that not only has a taste most of us can’t [...]

If You Take Only Three Brain Supplements, Make Sure This is One of Them

By |2019-02-11T11:35:56+00:00February 11th, 2019|Nutrition|

Many nutrients play their part in lowering the risk of Alzheimer's, but one in particular stands out in importance. Yet only one American adult out of every nine meets the recommended “Adequate Intake.” Not only is this nutrient vital for sustaining good mental health, it's also critical for brain development in the fetus and early [...]

This Surprising Nutrient Could be the Most Important for Brain Health

By |2019-01-21T07:27:00+00:00January 21st, 2019|Nutrition|

If you want your brain to be at its best from now until a ripe old age, there’s one crucial nutrient that may be the most vital. For years everyone – including me – has thought of it as an eye supplement. And that’s true, but it’s turning out to be much more. Lutein stands [...]

The Tree Nut that Keeps Dementia at Bay

By |2019-01-04T07:00:56+00:00January 4th, 2019|Nutrition|

The industry has thrived in the state of Oregon for over a century. Grown in 800 orchards -- many of which have been farmed by the same family for generations – and covering 70,000 acres, the state produces 99% of the US crop of hazelnuts. Hazelnuts are an excellent source of many nutrients including folic [...]

The Mighty Vegetable that Rejuvenates Your Brain

By |2018-11-05T14:42:51+00:00November 5th, 2018|Nutrition|

A few years ago I would have thought it unlikely, but beets have risen close to the top of the superfood hit parade. They not only support your brain and boost muscle performance but also keep your heart functioning better. And now some researchers think this invigorating veggie may secretly be harboring an Alzheimer’s “drug.” [...]

The Right Foods Can Keep Immune Cells from Destroying Your Memory

By |2018-10-08T12:50:36+00:00October 8th, 2018|Nutrition|

Your immune system can be your best friend – when it protects you from pathogens – or your worst nightmare when it goes on the blink. . . . . .because misbehaving immune cells can cause as much harm to the body as any disease. Your brain is particularly vulnerable to this type of destruction. [...]

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