Yearly Archives: 2017

This Food Makes Great Brain Medicine

By |2017-12-28T13:46:33-05:00October 16th, 2017|Nutrition|

For quite a while, medical researchers have explored all the ways a wonderfully helpful food acts as preventive medicine for the brain, keeping memory problems at bay. As a result, people whose memories are starting to slip may soon find themselves with an unusual prescription from their healthcare practitioner -- Eat blueberries every day. Brain [...]

One of The Oldest Brain Therapies is One of The Best

By |2017-12-29T08:26:34-05:00October 13th, 2017|Brain Science|

During the past few years technology companies have been trying to devise video games that improve brain power – with only limited success. What they’re overlooking is that there’s already an easy program -- as old as civilization itself (probably even older) -- that strengthens memory and brain function and that has potent, proven brain [...]

Your Iron Levels Are Probably Putting Your Health at Risk

By |2017-12-29T08:25:56-05:00October 9th, 2017|Nutrition|

Many people take iron supplements to defend against iron-deficiency anemia, a condition where the body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells. This kind of anemia is caused by factors like poor diet, frequent blood donation, endurance training, some digestive conditions and menstruation.1 Iron is necessary for metabolic and energy functions in the brain. But it [...]

Deciphering Your Chances of Alzheimer’s

By |2017-12-29T08:26:39-05:00October 6th, 2017|Natural Health|

If you could figure out your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, would you want to know? Well, it won’t be long before you’ll have to make up your mind about finding out. In fact, the future is here when it comes to foreseeing your brain’s future. Refined Look at Genetic Risks Researchers at the University [...]

Losing Weight This Way Puts You at Risk of Dementia

By |2017-12-29T08:25:41-05:00October 2nd, 2017|Nutrition|

We touched on the dangers of artificial sweeteners, particularly in diet sodas, back in Issue #301… And since that time diet soda consumption in the United States has continued to increase. Among children, consumption of diet soda has doubled in the last 15 years.1 This is bad news. Especially since a growing body of research on [...]

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. [...]

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