What an ABI Test Says About Your Brain Health

By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

Can a Cigarette Point the Way to Fighting Memory Loss?

By |April 24th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

Simple Non-Invasive At-Home Treatment Reverses Dementia

By |April 20th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

Strong-Willed People Have a Stronger Memory

By |April 17th, 2020|Categories: 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: [...]

This Fun Hobby Improves Neuroplasticity for a Better Brain

By |April 13th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By |April 10th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

Friends and Neighbors Can Help You Retain Your Memory

By |April 3rd, 2020|Categories: 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" [...]

“The World’s Best Brain Sport”

By |March 30th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

Good News About the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: 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, [...]

Your Risk for Alzheimer’s May Be Hiding in Plain Sight

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

For quite a while, researchers have been searching for ways to accurately predict your chance of developing Alzheimer's disease or one of the other forms of memory-robbing dementia. The idea is that the sooner you know your brain is in danger, the more motivated you [...]

New Research Investigates Headache’s Link to Dementia

By |March 20th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Nearly every adult has one occasionally, but one person in twenty suffers from one almost daily. In fact, headache is one of the most common complaints medical professionals report seeing in their offices and hospital rooms. The vast majority of patients have no known underlying [...]

Does Retiring Help Your Memory or Hurt it?

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Are you looking forward to the time when you can putter around in the garden, amble across the golf links, take long-awaited vacations – or just sleep late? Retirement can certainly bring great rewards, but if you don’t watch out, it can come at a [...]

Do the Downward Dog for Your Brain

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Health and wellness experts have long espoused the virtues of yoga, and for good reason. The most obvious benefits include better flexibility and mobility, as well as stress reduction. Plus, a review of studies published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that practicing [...]

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

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

Beat Stress with Breakthrough Wearable Technology

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

Meditation. Biofeedback. Deep breathing. Yoga. All are extremely valuable tools for combating chronic stress. But many busy people aren’t willing to commit the time needed to master these methods. If only there was an easier way to control stress-- one that involves little time or [...]

Seaweed-Based Drug Approved for Alzheimer’s

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

The first prescription drug since 2003 to be approved for Alzheimer's is now available at pharmacies -- but not yet in the United States. Much to the surprise of the global Alzheimer's research community, the remedy, called GV-971, has been given the go-ahead in China [...]

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