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 [...]

Poor Hearing Linked to Alzheimer’s

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

Hearing loss has emerged as an important risk factor for dementia. Compared to people with normal hearing, many studies have found those with a declining ability to hear have an increased risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Depending on the study, the increase in risk [...]

New Evidence on Why Women are More Likely to Get Alzheimer’s

By |August 26th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Women generally live longer than men. And it used to be thought their longevity was the reason they developed Alzheimer’s disease more often than men. They simply lived longer. Men died sooner, from other medical issues. That belief is now being challenged. Women may be [...]

NAC is Proven Effective Against Brain Problems

By |August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

I was a late convert to the wonders of NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), a well-known nutrient. Somehow I overlooked it. But now I’m a full believer and proselytizer. I got religion when I learned that NAC is perhaps the most effective way to boost your glutathione [...]

This Little-Discussed Nutrient is a Priceless Brain Food

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

Your brain needs to be protected from itself. That’s because your brain is a workaholic, always chugging along overtime, relaying messages from neuron to neuron. Those messages are whirling around you brain right now as you read this article. And to keep those messages moving [...]

These Drugs Double or Even Triple Your Risk of Dementia

By |August 12th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

The number of people prescribed one particular class of medication climbed by 64% in the US between 1999 and 2014. These days, one person out of every five over-60s take these meds, with women being twice as likely to rely on them as men. The [...]

Insufficient Sleep Steps Up Alzheimer’s-Linked Proteins

By |August 9th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

What keeps you awake at night? Nothing, I hope. But if you’re like most people, then caffeine, stress, worry, or simply reluctance to turn off the smartphone or the TV may be cutting into the time you need to sleep -- assuming you want to [...]

Even Young Adults are “Eating Away at Their Brain”

By |August 5th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

The link between type 2 diabetes, impaired brain health and cognitive decline is so well established that some doctors call Alzheimer's disease “type 3 diabetes.” But don’t be too sure the risk of dementia only goes up once you’ve been diagnosed with full-blown diabetes, which [...]

This Old Standby is One of the Best Things You Can do for Your Brain

By |August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

Back in 1970, Nobel Prizewinner Linus Pauling made headlines when he said large amounts of vitamin C could cure or prevent the common cold. It was probably the first introduction most Americans had to “alternative” medicine, especially the supplement side of it. Now millions of [...]

Try This if You Want to Ace a New Skill

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

If you are a frequent reader of this publication, you’ve seen articles urging you to learn a new skill to keep your brain young. The benefits are huge, especially for working memory. Learning a new language or mastering a musical instrument are good examples. “In [...]

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