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A Pill with the Benefits of Exercise (Really!)

By |2019-01-29T17:21:45+00:00January 28th, 2019|Natural Health|

Exercise is an effective tool to ward off Alzheimer's. You probably won’t hear it from your conventional doctor, but it’s widely known among those of us who have looked into the burgeoning field of alternative treatments for dementia. But. . .I’m the last person on earth who will tell you exercise is easy. Many people [...]

‘Giving Something Back’ Improves Mental Health

By |2019-01-25T14:55:48+00:00January 25th, 2019|Natural Health|

To feel valued and wanted and to make a contribution to others is a basic human need. But after people retire, the loss of social connections can harm the mind and body. There's a simple answer to this problem that really does boost mental health and well-being. And there's no need to wait until your [...]

This Surprising Nutrient Could be the Most Important for Brain Health

By |2019-01-21T07:27:00+00:00January 21st, 2019|Nutrition|

If you want your brain to be at its best from now until a ripe old age, there’s one crucial nutrient that may be the most vital. For years everyone – including me – has thought of it as an eye supplement. And that’s true, but it’s turning out to be much more. Lutein stands [...]

Dangerous Dreamers Risk Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease

By |2019-01-18T14:37:39+00:00January 18th, 2019|Natural Health|

Comedian Mike Birbiglia nearly died when he jumped out of a hotel window. Retired grocer Donald Dorff slammed hard into his bedroom dresser. Brian Thomas from Wales strangled his wife to death. These three men all had one thing in common. They were suffering from Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD). People afflicted with [...]

Play Your Way to a Better Brain

By |2019-01-16T14:35:57+00:00January 14th, 2019|Brain Science|

To keep your memory and intellect going strong, follow the old maxim “Use it or lose it.” It’s good advice, and repeated often in these pages. You can’t go wrong when you keep your brain fine-tuned by learning new things – like a second language or the information in an adult ed course. And today, [...]

Doctors Could be Transmitting Alzheimer’s to Their Patients

By |2019-01-11T11:27:17+00:00January 11th, 2019|Brain Science|

A leading UK neuroscientist has issued a warning that neurosurgical instruments could be contaminated. He also advises monitoring blood donated by people over 60 years of age. His concerns center on the possible transmission of Alzheimer's disease to patients during certain medical procedures. He is not alone. Other scientists have expressed the same concerns. This [...]

The Appendix May Contribute to a Major Brain Problem

By |2019-01-07T13:08:15+00:00January 7th, 2019|Natural Health|

In their search for a therapy that can stave off brain issues like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s, researchers have performed a staggering variety of tests, scans, examinations and experiments on brain tissue. And they haven’t made much progress in figuring out functionally what happens in the body to cause these diseases. Could it be these [...]

The Tree Nut that Keeps Dementia at Bay

By |2019-01-04T07:00:56+00:00January 4th, 2019|Nutrition|

The industry has thrived in the state of Oregon for over a century. Grown in 800 orchards -- many of which have been farmed by the same family for generations – and covering 70,000 acres, the state produces 99% of the US crop of hazelnuts. Hazelnuts are an excellent source of many nutrients including folic [...]