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Priceless Protein Helps Your Brain Manufacture New Cells

By | 2018-04-09T18:11:27+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Nutrition|

If you want to keep your memory going strong as you get older, you need to know that taurine is central to the health of the brain’s neurons. Although not technically one of the “amino acids” you often hear about, it’s a closely related protein the body can’t live without. Taurine derives its name from the Latin [...]

A Serving of Squash Lowers Your Risk of Dementia

By | 2018-03-23T10:07:35+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Nutrition|

If you’ve been indulging in sweet squash this winter, like acorn, butternut, or sugar pumpkin, you made a good choice for your overall health. You may even have reduced your risk of dementia. Why? Because winter squash varieties are high in beta-carotene… and beta-carotene is a powerful nutrient that helps keep your brain sharp. One [...]

You Don’t Have to Rely on Beetroot Juice to Boost Blood Flow to the Brain

By | 2018-03-21T09:41:35+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Nutrition|

It decreases blood pressure, boosts athletic performance and improves cognitive function, but a lot of people just don’t like beetroot juice. This was demonstrated in a trial of 14 participants where one person refused to drink it a second time, so the researchers had to boot him off the study. If only the health properties [...]

Nutrient-Rich Nuts Can Nudge Up Your Brain Power

By | 2018-03-06T03:57:03+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Nutrition|

If there’s one piece of diet advice I feel completely confident in giving, it’s “Eat nuts.” To start with, they’re a wonderful high-fat snack to replace the carbohydrates nearly everyone eats too much of. Plus they’re convenient and delicious. I can’t tell you how many times I didn’t have time for a full, sit-down meal [...]

Does Salt Raise the Risk of Dementia?

By | 2018-02-26T10:30:42+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Nutrition|

I'm sure you've received the message loud and clear by now that too much salt is bad for you. Medical authorities tell us it pushes up blood pressure, thereby contributing to heart attacks and strokes. I’ve been hearing about this for years. Already when I was a child, back in the 1960s, I remember the [...]

This One Protein Can Make the Difference in Brain Health

By | 2018-02-16T13:03:24+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Nutrition|

There’s a protein that produces huge benefits for the brain. This assertion is a fact; it’s been proven. Study after study shows this substance – brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) – keeps the brain functioning properly and promotes resistance against Alzheimer’s disease. You want the highest levels you can get. The good news is, your body [...]

New Research Says It All: This Supplement Works, and It Works Fast

By | 2018-02-09T18:16:08+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Nutrition|

Your brain cells require specialized types of cell membranes to keep your memory functioning. And each of those membranes requires a particular type of substance that gives it the right structure and carefully regulates what’s allowed into the cell and what’s kept out. This crucial substance is also incorporated into myelin – the sheath that [...]

You Need a Wide Range of Fatty Acids For a Healthy Brain

By | 2018-01-26T11:53:25+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Nutrition|

For a healthy heart, most of our savvy readers know they need two omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA from fish oils. Probably there aren't as many people who know they also need these fats if they want to optimize their brain function, including cognition and memory. But few people know this: It's a mistake to [...]

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 [...]

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