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Want a Healthy Brain? Take Care of Your Heart

By |2021-05-07T10:01:57+00:00May 7th, 2021|Natural Health|

This won’t be the first time you’ve read news here about the importance of your heart to the health of your brain. Everything from high blood pressure to clogged arteries, diabetes and stroke has been linked to memory loss. Now, researchers are pointing to a growing heart problem that’s giving rise to brain damage and [...]

A Yawn is More Complicated – and Important to Mental Focus – Than We Think

By |2021-04-05T14:13:04+00:00April 5th, 2021|Natural Health|

For the longest time, the act of yawning puzzled medical researchers. Yawning seems commonplace and insignificant – you feel tired, you yawn. You see somebody else yawn, you yawn. You get bored, you yawn. The problem researchers faced was how to tie these circumstances together and figure out a definitive biological purpose for yawning. When [...]

Reset Your Circadian Rhythms and Sharpen Your Memory

By |2021-03-29T14:34:52+00:00March 29th, 2021|Natural Health|

When it's working at its best, your brain, like the rest of your body, remains on a daily rhythm that synchronizes its cellular activities with the functions of your digestive tract, heart, liver, kidneys and other organs. If those daily rhythms, called your circadian rhythms, weaken or falter then your sleep is disrupted. Your mood [...]

Why the MIND Diet is Proven to Cut Alzheimer’s Risk in Half

By |2021-03-12T11:26:17+00:00March 12th, 2021|Nutrition|

One of the best ways to deal with Alzheimer’s disease? Make sure you never get it in the first place. And one of the more effective methods for lowering your risk of Alzheimer’s disease is to build up your brain health with the right foods. According to researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in [...]

“Reverse Dippers” Have an Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s

By |2021-03-08T16:01:43+00:00March 8th, 2021|Natural Health|

Checking your blood pressure with your own home monitor is a sensible health practice. But, of course, you can't do this while you’re asleep. Now, new research reveals that this might be the most important time to take a blood pressure reading. You see, blood pressure varies over 24 hours and should dip during the [...]

New Research Reveals Direct Link Between Mental Health and Heart Health

By |2021-03-01T10:35:28+00:00March 1st, 2021|Natural Health|

The American Heart Association is reporting on dramatic new evidence that poor psychological health can damage your heart. The new study directly links mental and emotional trauma, stress and negativity to numerous heart problems that can take years off your life. The researchers evaluated 128 studies addressing both psychological wellness and cardiovascular health.1 They first [...]

Is Your Waistline Weakening Your Memory?

By |2021-02-22T10:02:21+00:00February 22nd, 2021|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 extra pounds could also be a key indicator of whether [...]

Can Afternoon Naps Boost Brain Function?

By |2021-02-19T03:36:58+00:00February 19th, 2021|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 results of a new study suggest that dozing off, even [...]

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

By |2021-02-01T14:45:27+00:00February 1st, 2021|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 making long-term memories. In fact, the latest research shows that [...]

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

By |2021-01-22T10:58:06+00:00January 22nd, 2021|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 body is good for the brain, too. Consumed regularly, caffeinated [...]

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