Monthly Archives: September 2017

Finnish Scientists Put Their FINGER on How to Prevent Alzheimer’s

By |2017-12-29T08:25:21-05:00September 29th, 2017|Natural Health|

In the last issue we mentioned a major trial called the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment (FINGER). The study was designed to see if it was possible to lower the risk of cognitive decline with changes in lifestyle that almost any motivated person could make. Commenting on the outcome of the research, [...]

To Beat Alzheimer’s, Use a Shotgun, Not a Rifle

By |2017-12-29T08:16:27-05:00September 25th, 2017|Lifestyle|

They cost billions, yet have ended in almost total failure. 244 clinical trials were conducted to test new drugs for Alzheimer's between 2002 and 2012, yet only one of the pharmaceuticals showed any benefit, and even this had hardly any impact on the disease. Developing a drug to target a single aspect of brain chemistry hasn't worked. [...]

This Hormone May Restore Your Memory as You Age

By |2017-12-29T08:16:00-05:00September 22nd, 2017|Brain Science|

A year or so ago I reported on a hormone made by the body that helps neurons stay healthier and acts to keep your intellectual abilities at a higher level with the passing years. Now comes more good news from the researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center who have been studying this hormone. They [...]

Best Way to Improve Your Brain’s Circuitry and Memory

By |2017-12-29T08:15:39-05:00September 18th, 2017|Natural Health|

Deep in your brain is a small, wishbone-shaped cluster of nerve cell connections that makes a big difference in how well your brain and memory function. You’ve probably never heard about this part of the brain. It’s called the fornix, and it’s one of the first sets of brain cells to go bad when your memory is [...]

Do This and You Sabotage the Benefits of Cutting Down on Sugar

By |2017-12-29T08:15:33-05:00September 15th, 2017|Lifestyle|

The Centers for Disease Control report the average American consumes 13 to 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day, much of it in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages. I’ve seen estimates that average annual sugar consumption is around 150 pounds per person. Someone else is eating my 150 pounds because I seldom touch the stuff. [...]

Seaweed Extract Shows Every Sign of Being a Powerful Brain-Booster

By |2017-12-29T08:15:00-05:00September 11th, 2017|Nutrition|

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, three PhD students at the University of Iowa were developing drugs to combat cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. They started to question the conventional tactic, which was to focus on inhibiting certain biochemical responses. Blocking biochemical processes often comes with unwanted -- and sometimes deadly -- side effects. [...]

Does Marijuana Hurt or Harm The Brain?

By |2017-12-29T08:09:41-05:00September 8th, 2017|Brain Science|

I hear a great deal about the medical benefits of marijuana these days, mostly because our group also publishes information about alternative cancer treatments. When it comes to cancer, marijuana has become quite the thing. A number of states have legalized medical marijuana. Some have gone the extra step of legalizing the drug for recreational [...]

Can Acupuncture Help an Alzheimer’s Patient?

By |2017-12-29T08:09:33-05:00September 4th, 2017|Natural Health|

Ancient East Asian treatments for all kinds of conditions have made their way into Europe and the Americas as complementary practices. One of the first to do so was acupuncture. It made a big splash in the early ‘70s as a result of President Nixon’s opening to China, and it remains popular. These days acupuncture is [...]

Loneliness Can be Dangerous to Your Health

By |2017-12-29T08:09:15-05:00September 1st, 2017|Lifestyle|

Social interaction is a basic human need. Studies have shown infants who don’t receive touching and involvement with others often fail to thrive, and even die young. And the world’s jailers have certainly figured out that solitary confinement is a terrible punishment. The need for social interaction doesn’t change as we age. In fact, it [...]

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