Monthly Archives: September 2016

Weird Little Tricks to Boost Your Memory

By |2016-09-19T14:52:58-04:00September 29th, 2016|Lifestyle|

Remember when people used to tie a string around a finger as a reminder to remember something? Unfortunately, that didn’t seem to work too well. The string might help you recall that you meant to remember something, but sometimes you couldn’t remember what it was! String might not be good for much, but there are [...]

6 Foods That Protect You Against Alzheimer’s

By |2016-09-28T13:27:45-04:00September 27th, 2016|Nutrition|

The role of diet in brain health has grown to such an extent that it even has its own name – neuro-nutrition. And no wonder: there’s strong evidence that some foods are especially good for cognitive functioning and memory. Olive Oil and Nuts: A study published in July, 2015 found that a Mediterranean diet supplemented [...]

Good News For Your Brain: No Snacks Between Dinner and Breakfast

By |2016-12-20T16:11:11-05:00September 22nd, 2016|Lifestyle|

Someone once observed that the best drugstore is the one located inside your body. When your body manufactures its own natural health-boosting compounds, you benefit from substances that prescription medicines can’t match. Among the substances the body makes for itself is one that protects the brain from problems like Alzheimer’s disease. And with a few [...]

This “Red Flag” Could Warn of Memory Problems up to 2 Decades Ahead

By |2016-12-20T16:11:11-05:00September 20th, 2016|Brain Science|

It’s so common it’s usually overlooked. Just a case of getting older. The person with the complaint thinks nothing of it. Family members aren’t concerned. Physicians don’t see a need to do any tests or ask any questions. And yet this seemingly innocuous condition is not one to ignore. Recent research suggests it could foretell [...]

A Lot of People Still Don’t Know About This Vitamin

By |2016-12-20T16:11:11-05:00September 15th, 2016|Nutrition|

It’s been nicknamed “the forgotten vitamin”. Yes, when it comes to vitamins, most of us only know our alphabet from A to E. But there’s another one that lies beyond: Vitamin K. Even people who know about this vitamin think we’re getting plenty of it in our food, and it only serves one function in the [...]

7 Best Snack Foods for Your Brain

By |2016-12-20T16:11:11-05:00September 13th, 2016|Nutrition|

As a Natural Health Insiders reader, you know your diet is one of the mostimportant factors for keeping your brain healthy and your mind sharp for the rest of your life. But the one thing that can throw you off the rails is bad snacking. Sudden hunger pangs in between meals drive many people to [...]

Healthy Gut Microbes May Be Essential to Brain Health

By |2016-12-20T16:11:11-05:00September 8th, 2016|Nutrition|

Over 2000 years ago Hippocrates, the “Father of Western Medicine” said that all disease begins in the gut. One of the founders of immunology in the 19th century, Élie Metchnikoff, theorized that longevity is directly linked to the balance of bacteria in the body. After totally dismissing these concepts, scientists are now coming round to [...]

The Truth About Alcohol and Brain Health

By |2016-12-20T16:11:16-05:00September 6th, 2016|Lifestyle|

Research suggests a history of heavy drinking, especially in middle-aged folks, could contribute to memory loss in later years. It may even contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. And take note: The “sweet spot” between healthy, moderate consumption and dangerous, “heavy drinking” is surprisingly small. Read on to find out where your scientific “sweet [...]

Eye Test Can Detect Alzheimer’s Years Ahead of Time

By |2016-12-20T16:11:16-05:00September 1st, 2016|Brain Science|

Doctors generally can tell if a person has advanced dementia. The symptoms are pretty obvious. But as a rule they can’t tell if it’s the Alzheimer’s form of dementia without an expensive, highly radioactive PET scan. Other than that, only an autopsy can confirm the presence of the brain plaques that mean it’s Alzheimer’s. That’s [...]

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