Is Your Waistline Weakening Your Memory?

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Are you carrying extra weight around your waist? If so, you’ve no doubt heard how excess weight—especially around the waistline— contributes to numerous health problems, from cardiovascular disease to diabetes. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, say researchers. A new study shows those [...]

Can Afternoon Naps Boost Brain Function?

By |February 19th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

As more people work from home during the pandemic many are reporting an increase in loneliness, snacking more often, and putting on weight. While these aren’t necessarily healthy results of the pandemic, there’s one new habit that is… taking an afternoon nap. In fact, the [...]

Brain Cells Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s 
Identified For The First Time

By |February 15th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

In Alzheimer's disease, some types of brain cells are affected very early on, while others escape the disease process until much later. What causes this difference in vulnerability? Finding the answer to this question could pave the way for new targeted treatment strategies. When a [...]

Want to Rejuvenate Your Brain? 
Improve Your Sleep Habits

By |February 12th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Your brain’s thirst for energy is just about insatiable. Because its neuronal networks constantly reshape themselves and transmit signals, these cells need constant refueling. But all that activity also floods the brain tissue with a never-ending flow of oxidative free radicals and protein debris. To [...]

Miracle Drug Restores Lost Memory
 in Days

By |February 8th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

Doctors and scientists tell us nothing can be done about age-related cognitive decline. Losing our mental faculties to some extent is an inevitable part of aging. But what if they're wrong? What if - instead of brain cells becoming damaged or worn out - a [...]

New Discovery Treats Brain Problems
 Without a Scalpel

By |February 5th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

When you hear the word ultrasound, you might think of a medical imaging system and a pregnant woman looking at images of her unborn baby at a doctor's office. But there's another type of ultrasound that's causing waves in medical research. It’s called "focused" ultrasound. [...]

Without These “Memory-Making” Brain Cells,
 Your Memory Quickly Fails

By |February 1st, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

Although neuroscientists have spent most of their research efforts investigating how the brain’s neurons affect memory, they recently discovered another type of cell in the brain that’s just as vital for our intellectual abilities. They’re called glial cells, and new research reveals they’re essential for [...]

Mindfulness Techniques Relieve Migraine Pain

By |January 29th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

In the U.S., more than 38 million people suffer with migraine headaches, with some estimates suggesting that this number may be even higher, impacting as many as 50 million or more. Some migraine studies estimate that 12 percent of adults in the U.S. population have [...]

New Ginseng Discovery May Hold a Key 
to Beating Alzheimer’s

By |January 25th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Researchers in South Korea announced a scientific breakthrough at the end of last year that centers on the well-known herb, ginseng. This discovery wasn’t about a new active compound within this beloved herb. Instead, researchers wanted to talk about a bacterium that grows in the [...]

Black Tea vs. Green Tea: Which One is Better 
for Sharpening Senior Brains?

By |January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

On any given day, 159 million Americans enjoy a cup of tea. And unlike soft drinks, AKA sugar water, tea is actually good for you, improving bone density, strengthening immunity, and reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. What’s good for the [...]

Highly Accurate Blood Test Predicts 
Alzheimer’s Four Years in Advance

By |January 18th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Currently, the most accurate way to diagnose Alzheimer's is via an invasive and uncomfortable spinal tap or a high-cost PET scan. Clearly something much simpler and more comfortable is needed, which is why so many labs around the world are racing to develop a blood [...]

Physical Activity—Even the Easiest 
Forms—Boosts Memory

By |January 15th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

It’s a medical fact that exercise helps the brain function better. But just like food, not all exercise is created equal. Scientists are now exploring exactly which types of physical activity are best for boosting mental focus and memory and are finding something for just [...]

Wine and Cheese Fuels Memory

By |January 11th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

From the department of “it-sounds-too-good-to-be-true” comes news of a study suggesting wine and cheese may protect you from age-related cognitive issues. Yes, I was skeptical, too. But then I recalled when researchers discovered the brain health benefits of chocolate. It turns out that this tasty [...]

How Quickly You Forget Might Point to
 Future Dementia

By |January 8th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

If you’re like many people today, you regularly listen to a podcast series or an audiobook. Let me ask you, after you've finished listening to the story, how much of it do you remember? If you recall the last chapters but struggle to remember the [...]

Artificial Intelligence Test Measures Language Skills to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

By |January 4th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

Doctors agree that early diagnosis can have a positive impact on the course of almost every disease, and Alzheimer’s is no different. There’s a new study that points to the ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to predict whether a person will go on to develop [...]

The Link Between the Air You Breathe 
and Alzheimer’s

By |January 1st, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Evidence has been building for years that air pollution increases the risk of heart and respiratory diseases and reduces lifespan, but much less is known about how it impacts the brain. That’s changing. Now, two new studies reveal deeply troubling evidence of the effects of [...]

Popular Game Helps Stave Off Dementia

By |December 28th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Numerous studies show that so-called “brain games” may help people fight off dementia by improving cognitive function, and maintaining overall brain health. One review published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics in 2016, shows that mentally stimulating leisure activities can help sharpen thinking skills that tend [...]

Could This New Drug Make Old Brains Sharp Again?

By |December 25th, 2020|Categories: Brain Science|

Researchers in California claim they’ve stumbled onto a potential new way to treat old, slow-thinking brains and make them behave like quick young ones. The experimental drug was discovered mostly by chance while researchers were combing through 100,000 different molecules to see if any had [...]

Boost Your Memory with This Winter Beverage

By |December 21st, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Here’s some positive news you can raise a toast to during this chilly winter season. According to new research, drinking hot chocolate may help make you become a smarter and faster thinker—whether you’re experiencing cognitive decline or not. The benefits boil down to the flavanols [...]

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