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Noise Pollution Can Damage More Than Your Hearing

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

Spending a lot of time in noisy environments, such as working in a loud factory or living by major roadways or airports, can cause long-term damage to your hearing. This fact is pretty well known. But research now shows that noise pollution can cause non-auditory [...]

Solution to Alzheimer’s Could Lie in Your Bones

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Natural Health|

Those of us who support holistic solutions to health problems are never surprised by the interconnections between “unrelated” parts of the body. Perhaps the most striking example in recent years has been the discovery of the gut-brain axis and the influence of the colon on [...]

Do Genes Really Have Much To Do With Alzheimer’s Disease?

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle|

Genes are the "command centers" of cells. They instruct cells to make specific proteins, which then determine what kind of cell it will be. Genes also control a cell’s construction and operation, as well as assist in cellular repair. Genes are also delicate. Even small [...]

Switch to the Drink that Protects the Brain

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Natural Health|

Until I started to learn more and more about how specific nutrients affect the brain, I never fully appreciated how the liquids we drink affect the way memory works. And while many professional nutrition experts still insist that individual foods are less important to your [...]

Newly Identified Biomarkers Reveal Parkinson’s Disease Dementia Early

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

Parkinson’s disease, like Alzheimer’s disease, is caused at least in part by tangled proteins that steadily build up on neurons. In Parkinson’s disease these clumps are called Lewy bodies. They primarily target dopaminergic neurons in a part of the midbrain called the substantial nigra, the [...]

Major Impact on Brain Health From Little-Known Dietary Ingredient

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|

Its reported health benefits include reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, deterring weight gain, lowering the risks of colon cancer, stroke and cardiovascular diseases, and eliminating waste and toxins from the body. The typical Western diet is depleted in this important part of food. [...]

Alcohol Shrinks Your Brain’s Main Seat of Memory

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle|

In our last issue, I covered some fascinating research that shows regular (and moderate) Champagne drinking is good for the brain. At the same time, I cautioned that daily drinking still doesn’t seem like a good idea to me. This issue we’ll look at some [...]

Someday Your Doctor May Prescribe a Daily Glass of Champagne

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

All Champagne is sparkling white wine, but not all sparkling white wine is Champagne. According to European law, to be labeled a true Champagne, the bubbly must be bottled within 100 miles of the city of Champagne, France and undergo the specific two-step fermentation process [...]

This is The Real Cause of Alzheimer’s – and It’s Preventable

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

After all the money that’s been poured into research on Alzheimer’s, much about the disease remains controversial or just totally mystifying to researchers. And yet important progress is being made, much of it in just the last several years. Now researchers at Harvard say that [...]

It’s Crazy Not to Eat This Vegetable

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|

"...it seems crazy not to eat it on a regular basis." That's the view of UK-registered dietitian and TV nutritionist Carrie Ruxton. She was extolling the nutritional properties and wide-ranging health benefits of beetroot -- a vegetable packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Consumed on a [...]

How to Get a World-Class Memory in 42 Days

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

Imagine remembering all the names of a group of people you've met for the first time. Or all the items you need to buy at the supermarket -- without referring to a list. Or making a speech from memory, without notes. These feats are easy [...]

A Weird New Twist on Sleep and Brain Health

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle|

Getting a good night's sleep is important for maintaining brain health. Poor sleepers tend to have a greater build-up of beta-amyloid -- the protein linked to Alzheimer's -- and perform worse on memory tests. The reason, scientists believe, is that sleep activates the brain's waste [...]

Brain Scans Prove The Value of Omega-3 Supplements

By | July 4th, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

Described as "a major advance", a new study led by renowned neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author Daniel G Amen adds to the growing evidence that omega 3 fatty acids are essential for the brain. Research to date suggests these fats can promote cognitive health and help [...]

Novel Way to Restore the Aging Brain Discovered

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: Brain Science|

It "sounds like the stuff of science fiction," commented Dr. James Pickett, head of research at the Alzheimer's Society. That's because Stanford University School of Medicine has found a factor in the blood that, as Dr. Pickett describes it, "can enter the [aging] brain and [...]

Scientists Discover Important New Brain Nutrient

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

If your thinking feels fuzzy and a little spacy, the problem may be a problem in your spaces – the spaces between the neurons in your brain. Within your brain, the spaces between your neurons -- called synapses -- form connections that not only allow [...]

This Vegetable Gives Your Brain Powerful Protection

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|

Every 40 seconds somebody in the US suffers a stroke. And due to stroke’s devastating consequences, someone dies of one every four minutes. But now researchers from the UK have proved that a chemical found in broccoli called sulforaphane turns on a protective enzyme in [...]

A Clove a Day Keeps Alzheimer’s at Bay

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

The vegetables in the genus Allium are full of medicinal properties and have been used as such for thousands of years. This group of foods includes leeks, onions, scallions, shallots, and chives. While all these have benefits, there is one that stands out from all [...]

The Daily Habits That Fend off Alzheimer’s

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

In my years of writing about ways to lower the risk for Alzheimer’s, I’ve covered a long list of lifestyle habits that can improve your memory. I’ve explained how exercise protects the brain. How various nutrients keep neurons functioning effectively. How a better night’s sleep [...]

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