Listening to Your Favorite Songs Does Your Brain a Favor

By |January 3rd, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Years ago, the comedian Bob Hope used the song “Thanks for the Memories” as his theme song. Now, brain researchers are humming a similar tune. Because it turns out that listening to old, familiar songs is not only soothing, but it could also improve brain [...]

Can Your Personality Give You Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |December 31st, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Since Alzheimer’s disease is known to cause structural changes within the brain well before the first symptoms of memory loss appear, the disease can also result in changes to one’s personality. But researchers have long wondered, can it also happen the other way around? Can [...]

Is a Powerful Treatment for Cancer Hiding in Your Brain?

By |December 27th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

Scientists who study how the brain can influence the growth of cancer have become convinced that brain cells hold a cure for the disease. This belief stems from studies that reveal how the brain’s links to the body through the nervous system can stimulate the [...]

Coffee Drinking Linked to a Healthier Memory

By |December 20th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Isn’t it nice when a study comes along that supports a common daily habit that was long regarded as an unhealthy vice? Such is the case with a study published recently on the brain health benefits of coffee drinking.1 While we all know that a [...]

A Single Drop of Blood Reveals Dementia Five Years In Advance

By |December 17th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

There’s another new test on the horizon that claims to help diagnose cognitive decline in its earliest stages, before severe memory loss takes hold. This minimally invasive, inexpensive blood test was developed by a pioneering team of researchers in Germany. Unlike other diagnostic tests, it’s [...]

Revolutionary Drug Designed to Heal Brain, Might Reverse Alzheimer’s

By |December 13th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

No drug has ever been approved for nerve repair, but that may be about to change thanks to groundbreaking research by prize-winning scientist Jerry Silver. His discovery, NVG-291, has been thirty years in development and shows considerable promise in the treatment of nerve damage. If [...]

When Memory-Damaging Toxins Come from Your Own Body

By |December 10th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

As we get older, our brain faces new challenges in defending against toxins. There are well-known toxins such as industrial pollutants in the air we breathe and the water we drink that compromise the brain's neurons and affect memory—but these are only the beginning. Now [...]

What Your Blood Sugar Reveals About Your Memory Health

By |December 6th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Sadly, type-2 diabetes is more prevalent than ever in our society due to increasing rates of obesity, inactivity, stress, as well as an aging population. It’s long been known that diabetes increases your risk of stroke, kidney failure, vascular damage, and heart disease.1 But science [...]

Is Depression an Early Symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

The number of adults suffering from symptoms of depression has skyrocketed during the pandemic and remained high. This is disturbing because depression is linked to an increased risk of developing dementia (among other things). What’s more, these explosive levels of depression spare no age group. [...]

Does COVID-19 Steal Your Intelligence?

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

Recovery from COVID-19 will be different for everyone. But whether a person makes a speedy recovery or suffers with long COVID, a new study has uncovered something alarming that can affect anyone who has contracted the virus. Having COVID-19 may age your memory and intelligence [...]

Those Pounds Around Your Waistline Can Hurt Your Brain

By |November 26th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

For quite a while now, researchers have known that the extra pounds most of us carry around our waistlines can contribute to harmful inflammation that increases the risk for heart disease and cancer. But now the most recent investigations into this type of fat also [...]

Memory-Sharpening Benefits of a Beginner’s Mind

By |November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

When was the last time you tried something new that was totally out of your comfort zone? Perhaps it was flailing around the pickleball court with a friend. Or that ceramics class you took, even though you’re a self-described “non-creative.” Whatever the new pursuit, there’s [...]

New Algorithm Might Predict Alzheimer’s

By |November 19th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

According to researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, they've come up with an algorithm that can predict Alzheimer’s disease and its progress. The researchers use brain scans to determine your Alzheimer’s risk and, if the disease has already begun, how [...]

Brain-Penetrating Beam of Light Can Diagnose Early Alzheimer’s

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

In breakthrough research, scientists have, for the first time, diagnosed a neurodegenerative condition in living patients using a non-invasive technique. The condition, of course, is Alzheimer's. And unlike the blood tests that are under development to identify proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease in a patient’s [...]

Is There a Connection Between Chronic Pain and Dementia?

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

Chronic pain affects a quarter to a third of older adults and your risk rises with age. While those medical facts may not surprise you, this one might: Chronic pain occurs even more frequently in patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Why is [...]

Does Improved Air Quality Reduce the Risk of Dementia?

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

Vehicle exhaust was cut dramatically. Dust particles flying from construction sites ceased. Star gazers enjoyed a clear view of the constellations and, at long last, fresh air wafted through open windows in cities around the world. The first pandemic lockdown brought into sharp focus just [...]

Does Coffee Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?

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

We Americans love our coffee. It's the most popular hot beverage in the U.S. with double the number of drinkers compared with tea. It’s not surprising, really. Coffee not only picks you up at the start of the day and provides a much-needed lift after [...]

Does Television Really “Rot” Your Brain?

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

For decades, parents everywhere have told their children that watching too much television will rot their brains (in a manner of speaking, of course). And if you’re of a certain age, you’ll recall your folks calling it the “boob tube.” Ever wonder why? The word [...]

Revolutionary Two Minute Test Can Diagnose Alzheimer’s Earlier

By |October 29th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

By the time people are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, they may have had the disease for up to twenty years. During that time, the disease can damage cells and tissues in the brain that are hard, if not impossible, to restore to health. So, there's [...]

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