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This Cheap Vegetable Oil May Harm Your Brain

By |2020-02-17T13:43:52+00:00February 17th, 2020|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 it takes some effort to avoid them. And now the [...]

Lift This “Fog” to Reverse Dementia

By |2020-02-14T09:34:54+00:00February 14th, 2020|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 in its tracks, scientists found they were able to reverse [...]

Mood Enhancing Medication Helps Save Failing Memories

By |2020-02-10T09:13:06+00:00February 10th, 2020|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 the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.1 This newest study, published in [...]

Is Your Smartphone Compromising Your Brain?

By |2020-02-07T10:11:59+00:00February 7th, 2020|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 problem with this obsession goes beyond the social and [...]

The Bionic Era of Medicine Draws Near

By |2020-02-03T12:40:58+00:00February 3rd, 2020|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, keep people alive. Now, scientists are turning their attention to [...]

Can Traditional Games Preserve Memory and Thinking Speed?

By |2020-02-03T01:04:40+00:00January 31st, 2020|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 and prevent cognitive decline. Studies have confirmed that some of [...]

How “Memory Style” Impacts Your Dementia Risk

By |2020-01-27T10:29:19+00:00January 27th, 2020|Brain Science|

There are scores of studies exploring the roots of dementia; why some folks get it and others don’t, and what lifestyle advice we can glean from this data. Now here’s a new factor: Some of the latest research reveals that each of us have different memory styles, and these memory styles might impact our memory [...]

Serious Questions About What Statin Drugs Do to Your Brain

By |2020-01-24T11:48:10+00:00January 24th, 2020|Natural Health|

Sales of statin cholesterol-lowering drugs produce huge profits for drug companies. Global sales this year alone are expected to hit about a trillion dollars. But as a report from Australia published in the journal the British Journal of Sports Medicine warns, “There are concerns that the benefits have been exaggerated and the risks have been [...]

Core Ingredient of the Mediterranean Diet Keeps Dementia at Bay

By |2020-01-20T09:30:24+00:00January 20th, 2020|Nutrition|

The traditional diet of people living on the Greek island of Crete is well-known for its ability to promote a healthy and long life. One element of their diet counts for as much as a third of an individual's daily need for energy. This culinary ingredient is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, [...]

Bad Dreams Serve a Useful Purpose

By |2020-01-17T14:28:43+00:00January 17th, 2020|Natural Health|

Ancient Greeks and Romans believed dreams predicted the future. Sigmund Freud thought they expressed repressed conflicts or desires and could help people unravel the reasons for mental illness. I take a dim view of both theories, but a new study now shows bad dreams do help us out in a completely different way. Scientists today [...]

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