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What an ABI Test Says About Your Brain Health

By |2020-04-27T12:22:33+00:00April 27th, 2020|Natural Health|

A simple test carried out at the doctor's office compares blood pressure in the ankle to the pressure at the brachial artery in the upper arm. It's called the Ankle Brachial Index (ABI). Doctors use it to determine whether a patient suffers from peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that causes reduced blood flow to [...]

Can a Cigarette Point the Way to Fighting Memory Loss?

By |2020-04-24T11:38:50+00:00April 24th, 2020|Natural Health|

New research in people suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) reveals that a highly addictive chemical in cigarettes might point the way to a treatment that can reverse memory loss. I’m talking about nicotine. Here’s the surprising story... Cigarette smoking is the most common preventable cause of death in the United States, causing nearly one [...]

Simple Non-Invasive At-Home Treatment Reverses Dementia

By |2020-04-20T11:19:59+00:00April 20th, 2020|Natural Health|

The results of the first trial were astonishing. Five people diagnosed with dementia -- even the two most severe cases among them -- saw their memories improve. A larger trial is hoping to confirm the findings of this small group. If it does, this could be the first treatment that mainstream researchers will say is [...]

Strong-Willed People Have a Stronger Memory

By |2020-04-17T13:02:26+00:00April 17th, 2020|Brain Science|

The husband of the Queen of England, Prince Philip, is known to be a blunt character with no interest in political correctness. As you can imagine, he's caused much embarrassment to the royal household through the years. Among his most colorful statements you’ll find these: To a teenager who wanted to go into space, Prince [...]

This Fun Hobby Improves Neuroplasticity for a Better Brain

By |2020-04-13T08:39:01+00:00April 13th, 2020|Natural Health|

A key to better brain health as you age is strengthening your brain’s neuroplasticity - the capacity of the brain’s neurons to reorganize themselves and form new networks. This process maintains your ability to learn and remember new knowledge. If you want to reap the most benefits from keeping your brain neuroplastic and able to [...]

This Brain-Boosting Advice Will Give You Something to Chew Over

By |2020-04-10T14:51:05+00:00April 10th, 2020|Natural Health|

One of the fastest growing ‘super-aged’ societies in the world is Taiwan. By 2026, over 20 percent of the population in Taiwan is expected to be over 65. This senior surge will drive medical costs skywards, especially the cost of caring for dementia patients. It’s why Taiwan launched a new brain-healthy initiative late last year [...]

The Antioxidant in Kale, Spinach and Tea That Slashes Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

By |2020-04-06T08:06:00+00:00April 6th, 2020|Nutrition|

You’ve heard for decades now how eating more fruit and vegetables can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and obesity. And for readers of this newsletter, you also know a diet like this can dramatically reduce your risk of Alzheimer's. But what plant chemicals found in these foods are responsible for powerful [...]

Friends and Neighbors Can Help You Retain Your Memory

By |2020-04-03T16:04:25+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Natural Health|

To stave off memory decline we need to keep the brain stimulated. That's why neurologists recommend playing number games and other brain games, learning a new language, learning how to dance, or learning how to play a musical instrument. But "use it or lose it" doesn't only include mental stimulation, as two new studies make [...]

“The World’s Best Brain Sport”

By |2020-03-30T12:48:27+00:00March 30th, 2020|Natural Health|

There's no game to match this one for combining both mental and physical stimulation. It's also fun to play and a great social activity that almost anyone can undertake. Not to mention, this sport is affordable (unlike golf), so it’s no wonder that it's growing more popular. I’m talking about ping pong, or table tennis. [...]

Good News About the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

By |2020-03-28T02:36:53+00:00March 27th, 2020|Natural Health|

Many people see hearing loss as a normal part of aging. There’s a good reason for this. Age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, is one of the most common health conditions affecting older adults. Tens of millions of people worldwide are affected. In the United States, as many as one person out of every three over [...]

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