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Here’s How to Help Your Body Produce its Own Brain Booster

By |2020-07-31T10:36:11+00:00July 31st, 2020|Nutrition|

A sharper brain is a less inflamed brain. Inflammation is one of the brain’s worst enemies. As you age, your immune cells can get stuck in a continual state of attack mode – called chronic inflammation – even if there’s no pathogen or other health threat they need to attack. When microglia, the roaming immune [...]

A Single Junk Food Meal Damages the Blood Vessels and the Brain

By |2020-07-06T11:48:41+00:00July 6th, 2020|Nutrition|

People may get away with eating a nutritionally poor diet for a time, but eventually the damage it causes to the body will appear as heart disease, dementia, cancer and other chronic, debilitating diseases. None of this is up for any scientific debate. But what has shocked researchers is just how quickly unhealthy food choices [...]

Feast on Flavonoids that Fight Alzheimer’s

By |2020-06-01T13:44:55+00:00June 1st, 2020|Nutrition|

Research into how Alzheimer’s disease develops shows that little everyday habits produce big results in keeping your brain healthy. First and foremost of those habits are the foods you eat. If you’re a frequent reader here, you’ve heard me preach about the brain-boosting benefits of potent little antioxidants called flavonoids, which are found in fruits, [...]

New Research Reveals Effects of Food Combinations on Brain Health

By |2020-05-11T14:52:58+00:00May 11th, 2020|Nutrition|

Regular readers know this familiar brain health mantra: exercise regularly, manage stress, eat lots of different fruits and vegetables, and supplement wisely. It seems that every day there’s another important study that reinforces how lifestyle can boost—or diminish— brain health and cognition. Scientists have explored the potential brain benefits of certain diets including the Mediterranean [...]

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 [...]

Can These Foods Make You Happier?

By |2020-03-09T07:53:59+00:00March 9th, 2020|Nutrition|

The pursuit of happiness has become a cultural obsession. Of course, people have always wanted to be happy. That’s not new. But now it’s been turned into a science. Numerous TED talks advise us on how to be happier. Books constantly come out claiming to offer daily programs that increase happiness. You can even go [...]

Should We Seek Out Foods High in This Forgotten Brain Nutrient?

By |2020-03-06T12:48:07+00:00March 6th, 2020|Nutrition|

Linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's and certain cancers, it's easy to see why olive oil - especially extra virgin - is popular with health-conscious people. But what’s in olive oil that makes it a healthy choice, and how in particular can it maintain good brain function? Credit [...]

Build a Better Brain with this Vitamin

By |2020-03-02T11:21:08+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Nutrition|

If you want to maximize your thinking power and clear up a foggy memory, then you need to know about a vitamin that allows the neurons in your brain to link up effectively and communicate with each other efficiently. Unfortunately, most of us are not getting enough of this nutrient and the lack of it [...]

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, [...]

The Nutrients that Get Together to Boost Your Brain Power

By |2020-01-03T06:36:28+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Nutrition|

The neurons in your brain need a lot of nutritional support to do their jobs, because they never stop working. They need a steady stream of nutrients to protect them from destructive oxidation and keep their cellular structures intact. And research into brain health shows there’s a crucial nutritive category that helps your brain develop [...]

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