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Don’t Overlook the Health Benefits of this Neglected Grain

By | 2018-01-09T11:25:10+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Nutrition|

Every 40 seconds someone in the US has a stroke, which makes it one of the leading causes of long-term disability.1 Chances are pretty high that someone you know has been disabled by one. But there’s a superfood Christopher Columbus brought to America in 1494 that packs a nutritional wallop. Because of its high beta-glucan content, barley reduces [...]

This “Universal Antioxidant” Boosts Your Brain in Two Ways

By | 2017-12-30T06:00:30+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Nutrition|

There’s one antioxidant that’s so important in helping boost the brain’s health, many enthusiasts call it a “universal antioxidant.” In fact, more than 20 years ago this particular supplement was one of the first to be identified and recommended by alternative doctors as a way to combat dementia. This potent antioxidant is alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), a [...]

Foods That Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

By | 2017-12-28T14:16:55+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Nutrition|

Fish is one of those foods we’ve heard is good for the heart. Recent research has discovered that eating fish can likewise preserve your brain function as you age. A 2016 study at Rush Medical Center in Chicago looked at 554 Chicago residents taking part in a long-term aging study. They all died within a [...]

When Choosing Brain Supplements, Don’t Overlook This Old Standby

By | 2017-12-28T14:11:11+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Nutrition|

Vitamin C more or less started the whole current wave of alternative health more than 50 years ago when Linus Pauling, a Nobel Prize winner, first told the world this vitamin could treat the common cold – and cancer, too. That was many moons ago. It’s easy to forget about vitamin C when looking for [...]

Certain Foods and Medications Can Increase the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

By | 2017-12-28T14:05:57+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Nutrition|

Parkinson’s disease is characterized by tremors, loss of balance and decreased mobility. It affects roughly one million people in the United States. It’s not a fatal disease, but as it progresses it usually leaves its victims completely disabled. Statistically, Parkinson’s disease affects more people than Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis combined. [...]

Protect Your Brain with This Crucial Vitamin

By | 2017-12-28T14:04:56+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Nutrition|

About 90 percent of American men and 96 percent of women don’t get enough vitamin E in their food or supplements. That’s bad news, because new research shows it’s essential for preventing memory loss. Without this nutrient, the membranes of the brain’s neurons run short of a vital component. The lack of vitamin E has [...]

This Food Makes Great Brain Medicine

By | 2017-12-28T13:46:33+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Nutrition|

For quite a while, medical researchers have explored all the ways a wonderfully helpful food acts as preventive medicine for the brain, keeping memory problems at bay. As a result, people whose memories are starting to slip may soon find themselves with an unusual prescription from their healthcare practitioner -- Eat blueberries every day. Brain [...]

Your Iron Levels Are Probably Putting Your Health at Risk

By | 2017-12-29T08:25:56+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Nutrition|

Many people take iron supplements to defend against iron-deficiency anemia, a condition where the body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells. This kind of anemia is caused by factors like poor diet, frequent blood donation, endurance training, some digestive conditions and menstruation.1 Iron is necessary for metabolic and energy functions in the brain. But it [...]

Losing Weight This Way Puts You at Risk of Dementia

By | 2017-12-29T08:25:41+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Nutrition|

We touched on the dangers of artificial sweeteners, particularly in diet sodas, back in Issue #301… And since that time diet soda consumption in the United States has continued to increase. Among children, consumption of diet soda has doubled in the last 15 years.1 This is bad news. Especially since a growing body of research on [...]

Seaweed Extract Shows Every Sign of Being a Powerful Brain-Booster

By | 2017-12-29T08:15:00+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Nutrition|

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, three PhD students at the University of Iowa were developing drugs to combat cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. They started to question the conventional tactic, which was to focus on inhibiting certain biochemical responses. Blocking biochemical processes often comes with unwanted -- and sometimes deadly -- side effects. [...]

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