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This Diabetes Drug has a Weird Side Effect: Better Memory

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

The link between dementia and high blood sugar could hardly be more clear. The effect is so pronounced, Alzheimer's has been dubbed type 3 diabetes. Even when your glucose - blood sugar - is well within what doctors call the "normal" range, it impairs brain [...]

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

By | January 26th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

For a Strong Mind, Strong Muscles are Essential

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Back when I was a kid, "muscle head" was a term of derision applied to weight-lifters, and maybe the occasional football player, a class of people thought to be a bit dimwitted. Weight-lifters may get the last laugh, because it turns out strong muscles are [...]

“Sugar Coma” Touted as New Medical Syndrome When You Eat Too Much, Too Fast

By | January 19th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

A syndrome called "sugar coma" has achieved the status of urban myth. The phrase describes the cognitive price people supposedly pay if they eat too much sugar in a short period of time. The cause can be any sugary blowout from cakes to soft drinks. [...]

New Discovery Confirms Link Between Inflammation and Alzheimer’s

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Inflammation is a major factor in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Instead of being a short-term protective response initiated by the immune system to ward off pathogens, inflammation can turn into a long-term harmful response that provokes structural damage and cell death. But how exactly [...]

This is What Your Cellphone Can Do to Your Brain

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

If your cellphone dominates your life – if, like most people, you carry it everywhere and you check it continually – this little device could be making significant changes inside your brain. Smartphones were introduced just a little over ten years ago. Now they’re a [...]

Don’t Overlook the Health Benefits of this Neglected Grain

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

This Cooking Oil May Be Damaging Your Brain

By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

If you're like most Americans, you're consuming huge amounts of a cooking oil that can make you more prone to serious memory problems. The food industry wants you to think this oil is a healthy food. But scientists who have taken a clear-eyed look at [...]

How Much of This Trace Element is in Your Water?

By | January 1st, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

The Answer May Indicate if You’ll Get Alzheimer’s. The evidence just keeps on growing. Previous research groups revealed this mineral can lower rates of crime, suicide, homicide, drug-dependency, impulsiveness and death from any cause - provided you get an adequate dose. It's also been shown [...]

This “Universal Antioxidant” Boosts Your Brain in Two Ways

By | December 29th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

Problem to Solve? Time to Take a Few Steps Back

By | December 25th, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

If you catch sight of a beautiful flower, you'll want to take a closer look. Spot a rattlesnake, and you'll back away fast. It's natural to move towards pleasure and away from anything that could cause pain. In each case the emotion or thought comes [...]

Not All Brain Boosters are the SAMe

By | December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

Only introduced to the American public 20 years ago, this supplement was first tested in Italy as a treatment for schizophrenia in the 1970s. But while doing so, doctors noticed it also lifted the mood of their patients. This set off a plethora of studies [...]

A Specific Type of Brain Training Lowers Dementia Risk by Up to 45%

By | December 18th, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

It takes a lot to get the goat of scientists. Yet dozens became so exasperated by vendors claiming their online games can improve memory and prevent Alzheimer's, they collectively signed a statement rejecting all such notions. That was three years ago, when the evidence on [...]

Foods That Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

Common Blood Problem Makes You More Likely to Get Dementia

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

More than three million Americans suffer from a red blood cell condition that can make them an easy prey to memory problems. And most of these people don't know they have this medical problem. Its symptoms may seem unimportant and of little concern. But if [...]

Can Eating These “Healthy” Vegetables Lead to Dementia?

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Natural Health|

Earlier this year, Gwyneth Paltrow came under fire when her lifestyle website, Goop, warned against eating cucumbers, saying they caused dementia. As it turns out, there was some truth to her claim. Cucumbers, potatoes, tomatoes and other vegetables are high in a particular protein that [...]

Did Your Doctor Put a Toxic Metal in Your Brain?

By | December 1st, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

Chuck Norris is suing his wife’s doctors for exposing her to a toxic metal during a medical scan. Researchers warn that this toxic metal, used in taking diagnostic images of the body, may enter the brain and never leave. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [...]

How to Keep Your Brain and Memory From Shrinking

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

Research shows that many Americans have brains that are shrinking at an alarming rate. And that shrinkage is a dangerous sign: It means you are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. It indicates you may face serious future health difficulties. It signals that [...]

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

By | November 24th, 2017|Categories: 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. [...]

Quality of Relationships Influences Dementia Risk

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle|

Relationship advice columnist Wendy Atterberry believes there are 15 issues every couple must discuss before tying the knot. As well as more obvious ones concerning children and career plans, they include the type of mattress to sleep on, whether to have a TV in the [...]

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