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A Single Junk Food Meal Damages the Blood Vessels and the Brain

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

People may get away with eating a nutritionally poor diet for a time, but eventually the damage it causes to the body will appear as heart disease, dementia, cancer and other chronic, debilitating diseases. None of this is up for any scientific debate. But what [...]

Does Negativity Trigger Dementia? Fascinating New Study Tells the Story…

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

Calling all “glass half empty” types: your persistent negative outlook is not doing your health any favors. Scientists have long been fascinated by how behavior influences our general well-being. And regular readers of this site, and its sister site Aging Defeated, may recall our previous [...]

Does HRT Protect Against Alzheimer’s?

By |June 29th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Since almost two out of three Alzheimer's patients are women, some scientists speculate hormonal changes that take place leading up to and during menopause may trigger the disease process. This theory has these scientists thinking that if estrogen is a neuroprotective hormone, as many studies [...]

The Brain Can Trigger Hay Fever Symptoms – No Pollen Required

By |June 26th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, fatigue, headaches. Those who endure hay fever know these symptoms all too well. When allergies occur this time of year, they’re usually due to an allergic sensitivity to airborne mold spores or to pollens from grass, weeds and trees. But [...]

Beware the Modern Monster that Can Eat Your Brain – the Video Screen

By |June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

For many people, video screens have become a central part of daily living. We spend an awful lot of time staring into the screens on our phones, televisions and computers. Some estimate that the average person spends more than three hours a day looking at [...]

Common Virus Shown to Cause Alzheimer’s

By |June 19th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

The cold sore virus, herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1), is often considered not much more than a nuisance for the estimated 67 percent of the world’s population believed to be infected. However, the latest research shows HSV-1 might cause more health problems than we’re being led [...]

New Coronavirus Complication: A Mental Health Crisis

By |June 15th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Trauma of the Lockdown is “Almost Beyond Comprehension” "As a doctor, I'm worried about a new epidemic - post lockdown traumatic stress disorder," says Bilal Hassam who works in the National Health Service in Britain. He believes coronavirus will be eclipsed by a mental health [...]

How Exercise Revives Fading Memories

By |June 12th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Evidence has been growing for years that exercise improves brain health, but research has mostly been carried out in younger people who are already mentally fit. What about the benefits for people experiencing normal brain aging or those folks whose memories are already beginning to [...]

These Factors Increase Your Alzheimer’s Risk – and You Can Do Something About Them

By |June 8th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Because the possibility of Alzheimer’s disease is so frightening, it’s natural to wonder about your chances of developing this brain-destroying condition – and what you can do about reducing your risk. Well, it turns out that as researchers focus on uncovering physical factors that influence [...]

Alzheimer’s-Specific Protein Leads to Greater Risk of the Disease

By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

There’s no single, underlying cause of Alzheimer's disease, but many researchers point to a range of genetic and environmental factors that are scientifically confirmed to contribute to the disease. It’s a complex picture for sure, but one way to unravel the mystery behind Alzheimer’s disease [...]

Feast on Flavonoids that Fight Alzheimer’s

By |June 1st, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

Research into how Alzheimer’s disease develops shows that little everyday habits produce big results in keeping your brain healthy. First and foremost of those habits are the foods you eat. If you’re a frequent reader here, you’ve heard me preach about the brain-boosting benefits of [...]

Simple No-Effort Exercise Program Reverses Dementia

By |May 25th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

To stay mentally fit, you need to stay physically fit. But for those suffering from dementia, aerobic exercise and strength training may be beyond them. Fortunately, an easy exercise program is now available that fits the bill for just about any health situation. This new [...]

Surprising New Link Between Lifestyle and Memory

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Lifestyle|

To keep our memories intact it's important to exercise and eat a nutritious diet. But even with the best lifestyle choices, one person may stay razor sharp in their older years, while another isn't so lucky. The latest research reveals a reason for this difference [...]

How Snoring and Breathing Problems While You Sleep Can Affect Your Brain

By |May 18th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

The sounds of snorting, snoring and other gurgling noises mean that a person is having trouble breathing, and that they’re not getting good sleep as a result. I think most of us know this because sleep apnea has received a ton of publicity over the [...]

Dangers of COVID-19 Reach Beyond The Lungs

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Fever, dry cough, fatigue: by now you’re familiar with the most common symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. Less typical ones include headache, sore throat and skin rash. By far, the most dangerous symptom is shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. But there's also another set [...]

New Research Reveals Effects of Food Combinations on Brain Health

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

Regular readers know this familiar brain health mantra: exercise regularly, manage stress, eat lots of different fruits and vegetables, and supplement wisely. It seems that every day there’s another important study that reinforces how lifestyle can boost—or diminish— brain health and cognition. Scientists have explored [...]

The Memory-Robbing Effects of Toxic Air

By |May 8th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Air pollution is linked to over four million premature deaths worldwide and up to 360,000 fatalities in the U.S. each year. Research from around the world points to “fine particles” from pollutants as causing vascular damage and increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke or [...]

Space Travel Damages the Brain (This Finding Could Lead to New Answers for Dementia)

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Brain Science|

Before astronauts are allowed to travel to Mars, scientists say they need to understand the impact of extended space flight on the body. Up until now, few men or women have remained in space long enough to know how the body would respond to a [...]

How Close are We to a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s?

By |May 1st, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Conventional medicine has spent a fortune researching Alzheimer’s. Of course this includes trying to concoct a drug to treat Alzheimer’s, but it also includes attempting to find some kind of blood test – or other screening tool – that might detect the disease at an [...]

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