Fish Oil in This Form has Extra Benefits

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

If you’ve read anything about alternative medicine in the last 20 years, you’ve probably heard the main reason to eat fish is the omega 3 fatty acids, found at especially high levels in oily fish like salmon and herring. Omega 3 oils benefit the heart [...]

Beware This Danger to Bees and Your Brain

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

A few years ago, there were a lot of news stories about the die-off of bee colonies. I haven’t seen anything lately – the media circus moves on – but if you’re concerned about your brain health, maybe this story should be on your personal [...]

Eat This Once a Day to Protect Your Eyes and Improve Brain Function

By |June 18th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

Added to salads or smoothies, its green, creamy texture is high in fiber and chock-full of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and healthy fats. One important carotenoid found in this nutrient-dense fruit is lutein, known for its ability to protect the eyes from harmful light at the [...]

How to Fix Those Tip-of-the-Tongue, Can’t-Remember-the-Word Moments

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

I'm sure you've had that frustrating feeling of trying to call a word or name to mind but feel like it's just out of reach – on the tip of your tongue. But now researchers believe they've located the part of the brain that gives [...]

Healthy Food Choices Reduce The Age of Your Brain

By |June 11th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Last year, three anthropologists from New York published research which revealed that brain size of non-human primates is predicted by diet. Whether this finding applies to humans is unknown, but if it does, it will be of huge significance, because after the age of 40, [...]

The Melt-In-Your-Mouth Treat that Boosts the Brain

By |June 8th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

Switzerland leads the world, consuming almost 20 pounds per person annually. The US trails in 9th place. We only munch our way through a mere 9½ pounds. Then again, the Swiss are renowned for their exceptional chocolate. The cardiovascular benefits of chocolate - or more [...]

Most People Don’t Know This is Vital to Your Brain Health

By |June 4th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Strange as it may seem, less than half your body is human. 57% of the cells in you body are bacteria, viruses, fungi, and a type of single-celled microorganism you've probably never heard of, called archaea. Together they make up the microbiome. Evidence has been [...]

These Brain Cells – Not Neurons — Could Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Much of the research into Alzheimer's disease has focused on neurons - the nerve cells in the brain that transmit the electrochemical impulses that are associated with thinking and memory. But what if the answer to treating Alzheimer's actually resides in a different kind of [...]

For a Healthier Brain and Focused Attention, Breath Like This

By |May 28th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

An easy-to-use technique you can start doing immediately produces far-reaching and powerful brain benefits. It’s not hard to learn and it has been shown to sharpen your intellectual capabilities and protect the brain as you age. The method: breathing exercises and meditation that elicit measurable [...]

First These Toxins Come for your Sense of Smell, Then They Come After Your Brain

By |May 25th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

It’s always been obvious that inhaling air pollution can hurt your heart and lungs. But now researchers are catching on to the fact that the brain and nervous system can be harmed, too. And the damage can often start with your sense of smell. Odor [...]

Can a Device Used to Relieve Depression Stop Alzheimer’s?

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen any kind of breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research. That’s why this recent news caught my attention. While it’s not a cure, it shows promising ways we can help reduce some symptoms of the disease and give patients additional [...]

Raw or Cooked? Lift Your Spirits with the Right Choice

By |May 18th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

Fresh, frozen, canned or dried; it doesn't matter. Just make sure you include at least 14 ounces in your diet every day. That's the message of Fruits & Veggies - More Matters®. This initiative was set up over a decade ago in the hope it [...]

Later Menopause Improves Memory

By |May 14th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Chills. Hot flashes. Night sweats. These are just some of the unpleasant symptoms that can come with the "change of life." More serious is the fact (covered in Issue #493) that the plunging estrogen levels associated with menopause are damaging to certain brain cells and increase [...]

Get a Grip! For a Healthy Brain You Need a Strong Handshake

By |May 11th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

As strange as it sounds, the strength of your handshake is a key determinant of your state of health. Even more surprising, it's a better measure than high blood pressure or obesity for predicting the chances of dying from heart disease or indeed from any cause.4 So [...]

One Reason More Women Than Men Get Alzheimer’s – And a Solution

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Twice as many women as men get Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s not just because women usually live longer than men. Researchers have discovered that as women age, metabolic changes in their brains – linked to menopause – give rise to changes that make them more [...]

Virtual Reality Goggles Can Help with Stroke, Parkinson’s and More

By |May 4th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Video game companies and movie makers have been the most enthusiastic supporters of developing virtual reality goggles. If you’re not familiar with these techno-gadgets, they are generally helmet-like devices you wear over your head that induce the belief you’re somewhere where you really aren’t, doing [...]

Aromatic Herb Enhances Short-Term Memory and Helps You Sleep

By |April 30th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Its leaves provide a popular flavor for foods and drinks. Its oil flavors toothpaste, chewing gum and candy. The herb is also widely used in healing. For maladies ranging from bad breath, indigestion and gas to sore throat, the common cold and arthritis, this can [...]

Scientific First: New Study Proves Mental Decline is Not Inevitable

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

20 years ago, in a landmark article, researchers concluded that the human brain retains the potential for self-renewal throughout life. Before this, scientists believed the adult brain was hard-wired and therefore not able to produce new cells. While most neuroscientists accepted the new findings, there [...]

Two-Nutrient Combo Lowers Risk of Alzheimer’s Better than Either One Alone

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

Researchers have stumbled on a super-powered duo of nutrients that may be able to rescue your brain from the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other debilitating disorders. According to some of the most advanced research, this pair of nutrients can help the brain make more [...]

Boost Your Brain Performance with the Proper Color

By |April 20th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|

If you’ve been with us for a while, you’re aware that the right nutrients in fruits and vegetables can improve the way your brain functions and ages. But researchers have now also found that the color scheme that surrounds you in your daily life exerts a [...]

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