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

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

Will You Get Alzheimer’s? Soon This New Test May Let You Know

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

Scientists are constantly looking for methods to detect Alzheimer's at a very early stage, before any obvious signs of memory loss or when the signs are still barely noticeable. Eye tests, the ability to detect odors, altered speech patterns and vocal effects – all are being [...]

Protect Your Brain with This Crucial Vitamin

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

For Better Brain Health, Just Stand Up

By | November 6th, 2017|Categories: Natural Health|

I wonder what Presbyterian minister Job Orton would have made of the dramatic growth in the sales of standing desks. 220 years ago, he wrote, “A sedentary life may be injurious. It must therefore be your resolute care to keep your body as upright as [...]

This Major Cause of Dementia is The Easiest to Fix

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle|

Every 24 hours your brain engages in an activity that helps preserve your memories, re-energize your thinking abilities and defend against problems like Alzheimer’s. But as you enter middle-age and beyond, unless you’re careful to help your brain regenerate itself in this way every day, [...]

Traditional Chinese Herb Comes Out Top for All-Round Brain Protection

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

The root of an exotic orchid has been used for thousands of years in China to relieve pain, control convulsions and treat vertigo. Now, in modern scientific studies, it has demonstrated remarkable cognitive benefits. In fact, it looks like a wonder herb. Whether it's to [...]

“Moderate” Drinking Could be Putting Your Brain at Risk

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle|

After reviewing hundreds of studies, a number of researchers have concluded that light to moderate alcohol intake, particularly red wine, lowers the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. But before you reach for the corkscrew, you need to be aware that research results on brain [...]

Ancient Chinese Flower Can Protect Your Brain from Stroke

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Natural Health|

Since 2012, 31-year-old Frankie Muniz, star of the syndicated sitcom Malcolm In the Middle, has been suffering from transient ischemic attacks, or mini-strokes. Ischemia refers to a constricting or narrowing of blood vessels that starves the brain (or heart) of blood and oxygen, as opposed to a [...]

Zapping the Brain Boosts Memory

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

Devices that transmit continuous electrical impulses are well known to people fitted with pacemakers, and to patients with Parkinson's disease for whom such gadgets help reduce tremors. There is no similar device to benefit Alzheimer's patients. That’s not my news today. But scientists do believe [...]

This Food Makes Great Brain Medicine

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

One of The Oldest Brain Therapies is One of The Best

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

During the past few years technology companies have been trying to devise video games that improve brain power – with only limited success. What they’re overlooking is that there’s already an easy program -- as old as civilization itself (probably even older) -- that strengthens [...]

Your Iron Levels Are Probably Putting Your Health at Risk

By | October 9th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

Deciphering Your Chances of Alzheimer’s

By | October 6th, 2017|Categories: Natural Health|

If you could figure out your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, would you want to know? Well, it won’t be long before you’ll have to make up your mind about finding out. In fact, the future is here when it comes to foreseeing your brain’s [...]

Losing Weight This Way Puts You at Risk of Dementia

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

Finnish Scientists Put Their FINGER on How to Prevent Alzheimer’s

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: Natural Health|

In the last issue we mentioned a major trial called the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment (FINGER). The study was designed to see if it was possible to lower the risk of cognitive decline with changes in lifestyle that almost any motivated [...]

To Beat Alzheimer’s, Use a Shotgun, Not a Rifle

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle|

They cost billions, yet have ended in almost total failure. 244 clinical trials were conducted to test new drugs for Alzheimer's between 2002 and 2012, yet only one of the pharmaceuticals showed any benefit, and even this had hardly any impact on the disease. Developing a drug [...]

This Hormone May Restore Your Memory as You Age

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

A year or so ago I reported on a hormone made by the body that helps neurons stay healthier and acts to keep your intellectual abilities at a higher level with the passing years. Now comes more good news from the researchers at the Columbia [...]

Best Way to Improve Your Brain’s Circuitry and Memory

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Natural Health|

Deep in your brain is a small, wishbone-shaped cluster of nerve cell connections that makes a big difference in how well your brain and memory function. You’ve probably never heard about this part of the brain. It’s called the fornix, and it’s one of the first sets [...]

Do This and You Sabotage the Benefits of Cutting Down on Sugar

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle|

The Centers for Disease Control report the average American consumes 13 to 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day, much of it in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages. I’ve seen estimates that average annual sugar consumption is around 150 pounds per person. Someone else is [...]

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

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

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