Let Coffee Make You Brilliant

By |2019-06-25T07:37:08+00:00June 24th, 2019|Nutrition|

If you’re a fan of caffeine like me, you’re well aware of its power to enhance cognition. It obviously gives you energy, but that’s not what I’m talking about. Beyond all the get-up-and-go, I find the great ideas come fast and furious. At least I think they’re great at the time. And most of them [...]

This Vitamin Is Vital for Protecting Your Brain and Nerves

By |2019-05-24T15:40:33+00:00May 24th, 2019|Nutrition|

In looking into the importance of a vitamin you need to keep your brain and nerve tissue healthy, I’ve had to wonder – when is a widespread lack of a nutrient a national emergency? Because every time I investigate the importance of vitamin B12, I’m reminded that millions of people – millions! – don’t get [...]

Garlic May be the New “Must-Have” for the Brain

By |2019-05-09T07:41:07+00:00May 9th, 2019|Nutrition|

Used for over three thousand years for conditions ranging from hemorrhoids to snake bites, modern scientists have confirmed the healing properties of garlic. This intense, aromatic, and flavorful culinary ingredient is well-known for its heart health and anticancer benefits. A few decades ago, it even had a brief moment as one of the best-selling herbal [...]

Want Some Extra Brain Power with That Dessert?

By |2019-04-29T05:45:42+00:00April 29th, 2019|Nutrition|

If you’re like me, when you think about dessert, you probably consider it a guilty pleasure, not a healthy option. But at least many desserts contain an appealing spice that stimulates the brain as well as the taste buds. According to the latest research, cinnamon contains a provocative profile of natural chemicals that can help [...]

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 [...]

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