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When Friends Leave After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

By |2019-12-23T15:43:13+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Natural Health|

Long-time readers know that we strive to offer the latest research on brain health, as well as lifestyle tweaks proven to cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. However, in this article I’d like to delve into a troubling facet of this misunderstood disease. Here’s a common scenario: A person is diagnosed with dementia, they share [...]

Does a Colombian Woman Hold the Key to an Alzheimer’s Cure?

By |2019-12-20T15:20:16+00:00December 20th, 2019|Brain Science|

Some people have the misfortune of experiencing a rare mutation in a gene called presenelin 1, which causes early memory loss. Presenelin 1 triggers memory loss in people as young as 40 and develops into full blown Alzheimer's by the late 40s, inflicting death by age 60, or thereabouts. Scientists discovered the group of people [...]

A Single Head Injury Sparks Lasting Brain Damage

By |2019-12-16T15:33:22+00:00December 16th, 2019|Brain Science|

I don’t think a lot of people are aware of what a major factor head injuries are in making you susceptible to dementia. The public probably has some awareness of the problem because it’s now known that pro football players – and even high school and college athletes – can get dementia decades later because [...]

This Popular Beverage Can Ravage the Brain

By |2019-12-13T07:03:29+00:00December 13th, 2019|Natural Health|

Even though just about everybody knows cola soft drinks are unhealthy, the focus is usually on weight gain, high blood sugar, and so forth. Few people know about the bad things they can do to your brain. And for once I’m not talking about the effects of the sugar in the drink. Instead, there’s another [...]

Experts Question the Studies “Proving” Aspartame Safety

By |2019-12-10T07:36:34+00:00December 9th, 2019|Natural Health|

Is aspartame hazardous to our health? This question has been hotly debated for nearly fifty years. In 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conducted a thorough review of the artificial sweetener. Their conclusion, after analyzing 154 studies, was that it's perfectly safe. In some experts’ eyes, this put an end to the matter once [...]

Banishing Brain-Robbing Toxins

By |2019-12-06T10:53:55+00:00December 6th, 2019|Natural Health|

[Editor’s Note: Part one of this article covered how this health secret can help you slash your Alzheimer’s risk by 65% and burn 600 calories while sitting still. To review part one, please click here.] If your memory is fuzzy, the real cause might not be aging. It could be toxins. Chemicals, heavy metals, and [...]

Does a High Salt Diet Harm the Brain?

By |2019-12-03T01:05:35+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Natural Health|

Last year scientists thought they'd discovered why excessive salt intake causes memory loss. It's because salt restricts blood flow to the brain. But it turned out they were wrong. True, it does restrict blood flow, they were right about that, but this isn't the main reason behind the damaging effects of massive salt intake. So [...]

Personalized Lifestyle Strategy Reverses Cognitive Decline and Memory Loss

By |2019-11-30T02:24:06+00:00November 29th, 2019|Lifestyle|

"I feel a certain sense of comfort knowing there are factors I can control that can contribute to the decreased risk of me getting Alzheimer’s.” That's what Stephen Chambers, a 48-year-old physical therapist, had to say after he took part in the first trial of a personalized non-drug treatment strategy to help people at risk [...]

Reduce Your Risk of Dementia 45% with a Brain Game

By |2019-11-26T06:58:20+00:00November 25th, 2019|Brain Science|

Your thinking may slow down as you get older, but just as exercise can work wonders for your physical health, a regular workout can boost your brain, too. In fact, the latest research reveals mental exercise heightens memory so much, seniors can go head to head with those 50 years their junior in mental recall. [...]

A Fun Way to Make Your Neural Connections Less “Fuzzy”

By |2019-11-23T06:08:25+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Brain Science|

If you want a brain that quickly learns new information, remembers things easily and helps you cope with the problems of daily life, you need a well-connected brain. What do I mean by that? I mean the brain's neurons need to arrange themselves in a wide variety of neural networks linked up for quick communication [...]

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