Those Pounds Around Your Waistline Can Hurt Your Brain

By |2021-11-26T10:03:17+00:00November 26th, 2021|Natural Health|

For quite a while now, researchers have known that the extra pounds most of us carry around our waistlines can contribute to harmful inflammation that increases the risk for heart disease and cancer. But now the most recent investigations into this type of fat also show that it can send destructive cellular messages to the [...]

Memory-Sharpening Benefits of a Beginner’s Mind

By |2021-11-22T10:05:58+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Brain Science|

When was the last time you tried something new that was totally out of your comfort zone? Perhaps it was flailing around the pickleball court with a friend. Or that ceramics class you took, even though you’re a self-described “non-creative.” Whatever the new pursuit, there’s a slew of cognitive benefits to be had, say researchers. [...]

New Algorithm Might Predict Alzheimer’s

By |2021-11-19T09:47:46+00:00November 19th, 2021|Brain Science|

According to researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, they've come up with an algorithm that can predict Alzheimer’s disease and its progress. The researchers use brain scans to determine your Alzheimer’s risk and, if the disease has already begun, how much time you have left until your memory and sense [...]

Brain-Penetrating Beam of Light Can Diagnose Early Alzheimer’s

By |2021-11-15T11:07:55+00:00November 15th, 2021|Brain Science|

In breakthrough research, scientists have, for the first time, diagnosed a neurodegenerative condition in living patients using a non-invasive technique. The condition, of course, is Alzheimer's. And unlike the blood tests that are under development to identify proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease in a patient’s blood, this test relies on a beam of light and [...]

Is There a Connection Between Chronic Pain and Dementia?

By |2021-11-12T10:00:14+00:00November 12th, 2021|Natural Health|

Chronic pain affects a quarter to a third of older adults and your risk rises with age. While those medical facts may not surprise you, this one might: Chronic pain occurs even more frequently in patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Why is this? Researchers have a theory or two and, recently, decided [...]

Does Improved Air Quality Reduce the Risk of Dementia?

By |2021-11-08T11:00:07+00:00November 8th, 2021|Natural Health|

Vehicle exhaust was cut dramatically. Dust particles flying from construction sites ceased. Star gazers enjoyed a clear view of the constellations and, at long last, fresh air wafted through open windows in cities around the world. The first pandemic lockdown brought into sharp focus just how much air pollution city dwellers live with, and the [...]

Does Coffee Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |2021-11-05T10:02:38+00:00November 5th, 2021|Natural Health|

We Americans love our coffee. It's the most popular hot beverage in the U.S. with double the number of drinkers compared with tea. It’s not surprising, really. Coffee not only picks you up at the start of the day and provides a much-needed lift after a mid-afternoon slump, it also has a plethora of health [...]

Does Television Really “Rot” Your Brain?

By |2021-11-01T03:55:06+00:00November 1st, 2021|Natural Health|

For decades, parents everywhere have told their children that watching too much television will rot their brains (in a manner of speaking, of course). And if you’re of a certain age, you’ll recall your folks calling it the “boob tube.” Ever wonder why? The word “boob,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary, once commonly referred [...]

Revolutionary Two Minute Test Can Diagnose Alzheimer’s Earlier

By |2021-10-29T10:00:05+00:00October 29th, 2021|Brain Science|

By the time people are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, they may have had the disease for up to twenty years. During that time, the disease can damage cells and tissues in the brain that are hard, if not impossible, to restore to health. So, there's an urgent need for an early diagnostic tool to ensure [...]

How Listening Can Save Your Memory

By |2021-10-25T07:11:04+00:00October 25th, 2021|Natural Health|

Do you have a valued friend or family member who always has time to lend an ear? Well, count yourself lucky. Not only is it heartwarming to feel heard, but those of us who have a good sounding board may also fare better cognitively as we age. According to a new study published in the [...]

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