Improve Your Brain with “Blue Space”

By |November 8th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Think about what you encounter when you walk along the beach: The soothing sound of waves crashing into the shore. Sea birds darting back and forth. A comforting ocean breeze and the salty smell of the surf. The sun’s light glimmering off the sand and [...]

Relax, Enjoy, and Cut Your Alzheimer’s Risk by 65%

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Imagine if you could sharpen your memory and revitalize your brain just by sitting still. Simply relax, take a nap, listen to music, meditate, or watch a DVD. While you take it easy your brain and memory are automatically revitalized. Is this some futuristic medical [...]

This Bug Bite Can Destroy Your Memory

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Years ago, I reported on the case of the songwriter Kris Kristofferson who thought his mind and memory were being wiped out by Alzheimer’s disease when, in actuality, it was the result of an infection he’d picked up from a bug bite. Well, the news [...]

This Nutrient is Absolutely Essential to Brain Health – And Most People are Deficient

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

Frequent readers of this site know that throughout the years I’ve shared piles of evidence linking a healthy, nutrient-rich diet with optimal brain function. But I recently discovered there’s one nutrient that we all seem to be lacking and this deficiency inflicts terrible damage to [...]

Chronic Napping Could be an Early Alzheimer’s Indicator

By |October 25th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Suffer a poor night's sleep and you may find yourself nodding off during the day -- you might even feel the urge to take an afternoon nap. But if daytime napping becomes excessive, especially in the absence of night-time sleep problems, please don’t believe the [...]

A Devastating Yet Overlooked Symptom of Dementia

By |October 21st, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

A single symptom affects a high proportion of patients with all forms of dementia. In fact, it's been described as the most common neuropsychiatric symptom of dementia, with a bigger impact on function than memory loss. Apathy – meaning a lack of motivation or loss [...]

Your Neglected Sixth Sense Can Expand Your Memory

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Although you’re well aware of your five senses – hearing, vision, touch, taste and smell – you have a sixth sense that you may never have heard of. (And no, movie fans, it’s not “seeing dead people!”) This sixth sense is not a movie plot [...]

Some “Magic Words” have Health Benefits – But Not the Words You’d Think

By |October 14th, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|

Encouraging words can have powerful effects. For instance, halftime inspirational pep talks by sports coaches are famous for getting athletes to improve their performance. But now medical researchers have found that other types of words can help you alter your own physiology and brain function. [...]

Should We Worry About the Impact of General Surgery on The Brain?

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

It's been a major concern for the last 60 years. But as yet, we still don't know whether surgery harms the brain. And I’m not just talking about brain operations – I mean any kind of surgery. Most of the concern focuses on anesthesia and [...]

Is there a link between migraines and dementia?

By |October 7th, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

As if they weren’t troublesome enough, migraines – those crippling, high-octane headaches – may also raise your risk of cognitive decline. Canadian researchers have found a link between migraines and dementia. But don’t panic just yet. Let’s first get a better understanding of this painful [...]

You Need to do Aerobics Plus THIS Type of Exercise

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

What's good for the heart is good for the brain. If we want to stay mentally sharp, we need to give the cardiovascular system a regular workout. Generally, aerobic exercise is the go-to option: walking, running, biking, swimming, etc. But aerobic exercise is not the [...]

New Clue as to Why Women Are More Prone to Dementia

By |September 30th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Almost two out of three Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, yet we only have some dubious theories to explain why. Is it caused by genetics? Differences in brain anatomy? Hormones? All of the above? Scientists aren’t sure. But another possibility has emerged. Aging affects [...]

This Memory Nutrient has a Strange Source

By |September 27th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

Some of the most powerful nutrients yet discovered for ensuring a sharper, stronger memory are made naturally by your own body. I’m talking about nutrients like enzymes and vitamin D. Recently, scientists uncovered another naturally occurring nutrient that could eventually be accepted as a potent [...]

Thumbs-Down to Sleeping Pills – If You Want to Avoid Dementia

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

The advice from sleep experts couldn't be clearer. If you have trouble sleeping, seek help. Ignoring the problem increases the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. But seek out natural sleep aids. A visit to the doctor's office too [...]

Friends and Family are Good for Your Brain

By |September 20th, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

"When you are just getting out and interacting with people, you are using your brain a lot." So says Claudia Kawas, Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine. She strongly suggests we speak to as many people outside of our own households as [...]

Can Walking in This Weird Way Help Your Memory?

By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Remember the last time you lost your cellphone or keys? Chances are you solved the mystery by retracing your steps, mentally going over where you’d been in the last few hours. But next time, you just may want to take a few actual steps backward [...]

How Many Steps a Day Do You Need for Good Brain Health?

By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

To keep memory loss at bay, many people make sure they clock up 10,000 steps every day. Fitbits and other devices make it easy to count every step you take, and make sure you get enough exercise. For most of us, 10,000 steps is a [...]

This Gift of the Grape Can Protect Memory and May Fight Depression

By |September 9th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

A nutrient that gets a lot of attention for slowing down aging is now also being recognized for the good things it does for your brain and mood. Those good things include improving memory, protecting neurons from the kind of destruction that leads to Parkinson’s [...]

Excessive Belly Fat Linked to Smaller Brain

By |September 6th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

If you know you should lose weight, but haven’t quite summoned up the motivation to get the job done, today’s article may give you the extra push you need. In a large observational study,1researchers measured body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratios found in men [...]

A Single Class of Drugs May Cause One Out of Ten Dementia Cases

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

"Avoid them like crazy," was a recommendation I gave three years ago. We've had to wait a while, but the lead author of an important new study now says the same thing. Okay, she didn't put it quite as strongly as I did. In sober [...]

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