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The Antioxidant in Kale, Spinach and Tea That Slashes Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

You’ve heard for decades now how eating more fruit and vegetables can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and obesity. And for readers of this newsletter, you also know a diet like this can dramatically reduce your risk of Alzheimer's. But what [...]

Friends and Neighbors Can Help You Retain Your Memory

By |April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

To stave off memory decline we need to keep the brain stimulated. That's why neurologists recommend playing number games and other brain games, learning a new language, learning how to dance, or learning how to play a musical instrument. But "use it or lose it" [...]

“The World’s Best Brain Sport”

By |March 30th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

There's no game to match this one for combining both mental and physical stimulation. It's also fun to play and a great social activity that almost anyone can undertake. Not to mention, this sport is affordable (unlike golf), so it’s no wonder that it's growing [...]

Good News About the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Many people see hearing loss as a normal part of aging. There’s a good reason for this. Age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, is one of the most common health conditions affecting older adults. Tens of millions of people worldwide are affected. In the United States, [...]

Your Risk for Alzheimer’s May Be Hiding in Plain Sight

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

For quite a while, researchers have been searching for ways to accurately predict your chance of developing Alzheimer's disease or one of the other forms of memory-robbing dementia. The idea is that the sooner you know your brain is in danger, the more motivated you [...]

New Research Investigates Headache’s Link to Dementia

By |March 20th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Nearly every adult has one occasionally, but one person in twenty suffers from one almost daily. In fact, headache is one of the most common complaints medical professionals report seeing in their offices and hospital rooms. The vast majority of patients have no known underlying [...]

Does Retiring Help Your Memory or Hurt it?

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Are you looking forward to the time when you can putter around in the garden, amble across the golf links, take long-awaited vacations – or just sleep late? Retirement can certainly bring great rewards, but if you don’t watch out, it can come at a [...]

Do the Downward Dog for Your Brain

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Health and wellness experts have long espoused the virtues of yoga, and for good reason. The most obvious benefits include better flexibility and mobility, as well as stress reduction. Plus, a review of studies published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that practicing [...]

Should We Seek Out Foods High in This Forgotten Brain Nutrient?

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

Linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's and certain cancers, it's easy to see why olive oil - especially extra virgin - is popular with health-conscious people. But what’s in olive oil that makes it a healthy choice, and [...]

Beat Stress with Breakthrough Wearable Technology

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Meditation. Biofeedback. Deep breathing. Yoga. All are extremely valuable tools for combating chronic stress. But many busy people aren’t willing to commit the time needed to master these methods. If only there was an easier way to control stress-- one that involves little time or [...]

Seaweed-Based Drug Approved for Alzheimer’s

By |February 21st, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

The first prescription drug since 2003 to be approved for Alzheimer's is now available at pharmacies -- but not yet in the United States. Much to the surprise of the global Alzheimer's research community, the remedy, called GV-971, has been given the go-ahead in China [...]

This Cheap Vegetable Oil May Harm Your Brain

By |February 17th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

During the past few years, medical research has been sounding a warning about the health risks linked to cheap vegetable oils used in restaurant meals, fast foods, processed foods and even in many home kitchens. These oils – soy, corn, canola – are everywhere, and [...]

Lift This “Fog” to Reverse Dementia

By |February 14th, 2020|Categories: Brain Science|

While the vast majority of scientists focus their Alzheimer’s research efforts on banishing plaque from the brain, others are looking at different ways to prevent and reverse dementia. One alternative is to target another factor linked to the disease -- brain inflammation. By stopping inflammation [...]

Mood Enhancing Medication Helps Save Failing Memories

By |February 10th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

It doesn’t happen often, but a simple remedy from nature sometimes gains acceptance by the medical profession. Lithium – a common mineral – is the most widely used and studied medication for treating bipolar disorder. And now it’s finally getting the attention it deserves for [...]

Is Your Smartphone Compromising Your Brain?

By |February 7th, 2020|Categories: Brain Science|

We are living in a smartphone world. Take a look around. Almost everywhere you go, folks are staring at their phones like zombies. These little devices are obviously addictive. And too many people can’t seem to put them down or stop peering at their screens. [...]

The Bionic Era of Medicine Draws Near

By |February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

For the last several decades medicine has made great strides using artificial devices to replace damaged organs and body parts. From artificial hips and knee joint replacements, to pacemakers and breast implants, these devices are commonly used to fight the diseases of aging and, well, [...]

Can Traditional Games Preserve Memory and Thinking Speed?

By |January 31st, 2020|Categories: Brain Science|

In the last few years, there’s been a lot of buzz about improving your mind and memory through playing games, and a few enterprising companies have cashed in with various computer games to give your brain a workout. They purport to keep you mentally fit [...]

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