Yearly Archives: 2017

This “Universal Antioxidant” Boosts Your Brain in Two Ways

By |2017-12-30T06:00:30-05:00December 29th, 2017|Nutrition|

There’s one antioxidant that’s so important in helping boost the brain’s health, many enthusiasts call it a “universal antioxidant.” In fact, more than 20 years ago this particular supplement was one of the first to be identified and recommended by alternative doctors as a way to combat dementia. This potent antioxidant is alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), a [...]

Problem to Solve? Time to Take a Few Steps Back

By |2017-12-27T17:38:16-05:00December 25th, 2017|Brain Science|

If you catch sight of a beautiful flower, you'll want to take a closer look. Spot a rattlesnake, and you'll back away fast. It's natural to move towards pleasure and away from anything that could cause pain. In each case the emotion or thought comes first, followed by the physical action. But what if it [...]

Not All Brain Boosters are the SAMe

By |2017-12-27T17:38:03-05:00December 22nd, 2017|Brain Science|

Only introduced to the American public 20 years ago, this supplement was first tested in Italy as a treatment for schizophrenia in the 1970s. But while doing so, doctors noticed it also lifted the mood of their patients. This set off a plethora of studies which were so successful, S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe) became a prescription [...]

A Specific Type of Brain Training Lowers Dementia Risk by Up to 45%

By |2017-12-28T14:16:43-05:00December 18th, 2017|Brain Science|

It takes a lot to get the goat of scientists. Yet dozens became so exasperated by vendors claiming their online games can improve memory and prevent Alzheimer's, they collectively signed a statement rejecting all such notions. That was three years ago, when the evidence on this subject was limited. Now things have changed. Impressive findings [...]

Foods That Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2017-12-28T14:16:55-05:00December 15th, 2017|Nutrition|

Fish is one of those foods we’ve heard is good for the heart. Recent research has discovered that eating fish can likewise preserve your brain function as you age. A 2016 study at Rush Medical Center in Chicago looked at 554 Chicago residents taking part in a long-term aging study. They all died within a [...]

Common Blood Problem Makes You More Likely to Get Dementia

By |2017-12-28T14:17:03-05:00December 11th, 2017|Brain Science|

More than three million Americans suffer from a red blood cell condition that can make them an easy prey to memory problems. And most of these people don't know they have this medical problem. Its symptoms may seem unimportant and of little concern. But if you are one of these millions, your brain and ability [...]

Can Eating These “Healthy” Vegetables Lead to Dementia?

By |2017-12-28T14:12:06-05:00December 4th, 2017|Natural Health|

Earlier this year, Gwyneth Paltrow came under fire when her lifestyle website, Goop, warned against eating cucumbers, saying they caused dementia. As it turns out, there was some truth to her claim. Cucumbers, potatoes, tomatoes and other vegetables are high in a particular protein that can cause problems for some people who are sensitive to [...]

Did Your Doctor Put a Toxic Metal in Your Brain?

By |2017-12-28T14:11:25-05:00December 1st, 2017|Brain Science|

Chuck Norris is suing his wife’s doctors for exposing her to a toxic metal during a medical scan. Researchers warn that this toxic metal, used in taking diagnostic images of the body, may enter the brain and never leave. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) insists there’s nothing to worry about. But if you’d like [...]

How to Keep Your Brain and Memory From Shrinking

By |2017-12-28T14:11:16-05:00November 27th, 2017|Brain Science|

Research shows that many Americans have brains that are shrinking at an alarming rate. And that shrinkage is a dangerous sign: It means you are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. It indicates you may face serious future health difficulties. It signals that important connections among your neurons are being destroyed But you [...]

When Choosing Brain Supplements, Don’t Overlook This Old Standby

By |2017-12-28T14:11:11-05:00November 24th, 2017|Nutrition|

Vitamin C more or less started the whole current wave of alternative health more than 50 years ago when Linus Pauling, a Nobel Prize winner, first told the world this vitamin could treat the common cold – and cancer, too. That was many moons ago. It’s easy to forget about vitamin C when looking for [...]

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