Monthly Archives: February 2019

For a Resilient, Better-Working Brain, Boost Your BDNF Levels

By |2019-02-25T06:47:38-05:00February 25th, 2019|Lifestyle|

One of the paradoxes of brain health is that while your body can make its own brain and memory-boosting chemicals, it often won’t if you don’t have the right lifestyle habits. But that’s the way the human body is designed. You have to be smart about your daily habits if you want to make your [...]

True Confession: I’ve Been Holding Out on You When It Comes to Brain Health

By |2019-02-22T13:05:20-05:00February 22nd, 2019|Natural Health|

I’ve been writing alternative health newsletters for about 12 years now, and Brain Health Breakthroughs specifically for nearly six years. My aim is to give information the average person will actually act on -- as opposed to laying out an ambitious program that involves turning your whole life upside down. My approach is to urge [...]

The Government Just Jumped into Alzheimer’s Prevention (Let’s Hope It Does Some Good)

By |2019-02-18T20:21:26-05:00February 18th, 2019|Brain Science|

“Alzheimer’s is the most under-recognized threat.” -Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Finally, a cause that both sides of the aisle can agree upon. Last month, lawmakers passed, and President Trump signed into law, the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for [...]

Do This in Your 50s and Sharply Reduce Your Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2019-02-15T11:51:16-05:00February 15th, 2019|Natural Health|

Imagine you could do something in your 50s to cut your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s… by an extraordinary 88%. Well a study published recently says you can! Here’s the amazing discovery. . . We’ve known for a while there’s a strong link between exercise and brain health.  And now the results of a [...]

If You Take Only Three Brain Supplements, Make Sure This is One of Them

By |2019-02-11T11:35:56-05:00February 11th, 2019|Nutrition|

Many nutrients play their part in lowering the risk of Alzheimer's, but one in particular stands out in importance. Yet only one American adult out of every nine meets the recommended “Adequate Intake.” Not only is this nutrient vital for sustaining good mental health, it's also critical for brain development in the fetus and early [...]

A Leaky Brain Could be The Chief Culprit in Alzheimer’s

By |2019-02-08T11:06:10-05:00February 8th, 2019|Brain Science|

Unhealthy blood vessels in the brain are found in half of all cases of dementia worldwide. The damage is blamed on the breakdown of the blood-brain barrier with aging. The BBB, as you may know, keeps foreign matter and too-large molecules from passing from the bloodstream into the brain. As we get older, many experts [...]

Do Brain Games Prevent Dementia or is it a Myth?

By |2019-02-04T11:11:19-05:00February 4th, 2019|Brain Science|

Many older adults are trying to slow down memory and cognitive loss by stimulating their brains with teasers, crossword puzzles, or Sudoku. Some even take up cognitive training programs. One such lady said to her doctor: "Every day I'm doing everything I can to stop dementia. I'm not wasting my time am I?" Her doctor [...]

Top 4 Hacks to Manage Anxiety

By |2019-02-01T11:26:52-05:00February 1st, 2019|Brain Science|

According to current estimates, over 40 million1 Americans suffer from anxiety at some point in their lives, making it the most common mental illness in the United States – even more common than depression, which came as news to me. Even more troubling, a new study published in the journal BMJ2 suggests that moderate to [...]

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