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Has a New Cause of Alzheimer’s Been “Swept Under the Rug?”

By |June 11th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

When someone develops Alzheimer's diseases, the brain changes. These changes include more than the growth of telltale plaques. The brain’s cells themselves change, especially their membranes. These membranes lose up to 60 percent of crucial compounds known as plasmalogens. And, according to researchers at Washington [...]

The Brain Change that Predicts Alzheimer’s Disease

By |June 7th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

The latest research points to a new hallmark of Alzheimer's disease that could prove to be far more promising as an early marker of the malady than the often talked about tau tangles and amyloid plaques. Detecting this marker when it first develops could provide [...]

Is This the Most Important Indicator of Dementia Risk?

By |June 4th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Memory researchers have long been searching for early warning signs indicating the development of Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. The latest scientific studies are leading them to an unlikely place, or should I say organs… the kidneys. Let’s take a closer look at [...]

Want a Healthy Brain? Look to Your Bones…

By |May 31st, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Years ago I first reported on a startling discovery – one of the most important factors that keeps your brain healthy and your memory intact is a hormone released by your bones. And unless you can support your bones in their task of supplying the [...]

How You Drive Can Predict Dementia

By |May 28th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Driving is a complex task involving multiple cognitive processes. It's also an essential part of people's lives, so it's surprising how little is known about how changes in the brain that come with aging affect our ability to drive. But now, using artificial intelligence and [...]

Money: the secret of good brain health

By |May 24th, 2021|Categories: Lifestyle|

In the search for a healthy body and brain many folks exercise, improve their diet and try to get more sleep. But research now shows there’s another factor they probably should pay more attention to: Their bank account. Studies on the link between financial health [...]

New Study Reveals Shocking Discovery About Amyloid Plaque and Memory Loss

By |May 21st, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

For decades Alzheimer’s drugs have been developed to clear amyloid beta plaques from the brain. Yet when it comes to testing these drugs in clinical trials with Alzheimer's patients they’ve failed miserably. A new study suggests a surprising reason why. The research shows that some [...]

Is Your Canned Beverage Causing Memory Loss?

By |May 17th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

For years, experts have argued over how much of a danger aluminum presents to the brain. But one thing that’s not disputed: The brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease contain elevated amounts of aluminum.1 The question becomes, is that increase in aluminum a cause or [...]

Spring Cleaning Could Help Save Your Memory

By |May 14th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

While you may not look forward to chores like vacuuming the living room, washing dishes or ironing shirts, a new study suggests you should embrace them. The research shows that these and other household chores will stop your brain from shrinking, and a bigger brain [...]

Do Bad Gums Mean You’ll Have a Bad Memory?

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Looking for yet another reason to take care of those gums and pearly whites? More research linking gum disease with Alzheimer’s disease will have you running to your bathroom for your toothbrush and dental floss in no time flat. What’s the story behind this correlation? [...]

Want a Healthy Brain? Take Care of Your Heart

By |May 7th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

This won’t be the first time you’ve read news here about the importance of your heart to the health of your brain. Everything from high blood pressure to clogged arteries, diabetes and stroke has been linked to memory loss. Now, researchers are pointing to a [...]

Common Heart Problem Doubles Your Chances of Alzheimer’s

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke. In fact, 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year. While a stroke often has short-term health consequences for those who survive, such as partial paralysis, inability to speak and memory loss, stroke also presents a [...]

Never Make an Important Decision on an Empty Stomach

By |April 30th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Shopping for food when you're hungry is never a good idea. It’s no surprise that candy bars and chocolate fudge cake are hard to resist when your stomach is rumbling. But fascinating new research into hunger and cognitive function reveals a surprise: When you're hungry, [...]

Can Eating Cheese Boost Your Memory

By |April 26th, 2021|Categories: Nutrition|

Medical authorities are sticking to their guns when it comes to advice on high fat dairy foods like cheese. They suggest replacing cheese, milk and yogurt with low or non-fat versions to protect against heart disease. However, evidence shows that high fat cheese does not [...]

New Study Reveals Loneliness Causes Long-Lasting Cognitive Damage

By |April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

If the global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that social isolation is detrimental to mental health. What’s more, it’s been particularly rough for older people, who may not be as technologically savvy with online platforms that can bridge the gap. Sadly, the repercussions of [...]

Controversial Treatment Improves Alzheimer’s Symptoms in Days

By |April 19th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

In a Canadian pilot study published this year, a very simple but controversial therapy helped three out of four Alzheimer’s patients enjoy “remarkable improvements” in their mental abilities within days of being treated.1 The improvements included expanded alertness and significant changes in cognitive ability. The [...]

Can Sex Protect Your Memory as You Age?

By |April 16th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Do sexually active older people have better cognition than their more celibate counterparts? The answer seems to be a resounding yes, at least when it comes to some aspects of cognition. Here’s the story… Numerous studies from around the world have investigated the effects of [...]

Does Processed Meat Cause Memory Loss?

By |April 12th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Springtime is when people everywhere start dusting off their backyard grills and filling them with burgers and hot dogs. But before you reach for a hot dog, consider new research from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. They’ve found what they call a [...]

How One Little-Known Neurological Illness is Robbing People of Body and Mind (Plus, what to do about it!)

By |April 9th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

There is no diagnostic test, objective measure or clear sign that chronic fatigue syndrome exists, still health authorities are beginning to accept that this syndrome is a real medical condition. Even so, the illness, sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is not always taken seriously by [...]

A Yawn is More Complicated – and Important to Mental Focus – Than We Think

By |April 5th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

For the longest time, the act of yawning puzzled medical researchers. Yawning seems commonplace and insignificant – you feel tired, you yawn. You see somebody else yawn, you yawn. You get bored, you yawn. The problem researchers faced was how to tie these circumstances together [...]

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