Monthly Archives: September 2019

New Clue as to Why Women Are More Prone to Dementia

By |2019-09-30T13:15:04-04:00September 30th, 2019|Natural Health|

Almost two out of three Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, yet we only have some dubious theories to explain why. Is it caused by genetics? Differences in brain anatomy? Hormones? All of the above? Scientists aren’t sure. But another possibility has emerged. Aging affects a woman's stress response differently from a man's. This in [...]

This Memory Nutrient has a Strange Source

By |2019-09-27T08:32:37-04:00September 27th, 2019|Nutrition|

Some of the most powerful nutrients yet discovered for ensuring a sharper, stronger memory are made naturally by your own body. I’m talking about nutrients like enzymes and vitamin D. Recently, scientists uncovered another naturally occurring nutrient that could eventually be accepted as a potent brain-saver. In fact, it looks to be a powerful new [...]

Thumbs-Down to Sleeping Pills – If You Want to Avoid Dementia

By |2019-09-23T09:13:51-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Natural Health|

The advice from sleep experts couldn't be clearer. If you have trouble sleeping, seek help. Ignoring the problem increases the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. But seek out natural sleep aids. A visit to the doctor's office too often means a prescription for sleeping pills. Even if the [...]

Friends and Family are Good for Your Brain

By |2019-09-20T09:06:13-04:00September 20th, 2019|Brain Science|

"When you are just getting out and interacting with people, you are using your brain a lot." So says Claudia Kawas, Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine. She strongly suggests we speak to as many people outside of our own households as often as we can. There's a lot of evidence to [...]

Can Walking in This Weird Way Help Your Memory?

By |2019-09-16T17:28:36-04:00September 16th, 2019|Natural Health|

Remember the last time you lost your cellphone or keys? Chances are you solved the mystery by retracing your steps, mentally going over where you’d been in the last few hours. But next time, you just may want to take a few actual steps backward to jumpstart your memory. I just came across some fascinating [...]

How Many Steps a Day Do You Need for Good Brain Health?

By |2019-09-13T09:08:50-04:00September 13th, 2019|Natural Health|

To keep memory loss at bay, many people make sure they clock up 10,000 steps every day. Fitbits and other devices make it easy to count every step you take, and make sure you get enough exercise. For most of us, 10,000 steps is a lot. Even at a moderate pace, such a goal would [...]

This Gift of the Grape Can Protect Memory and May Fight Depression

By |2019-09-09T15:00:30-04:00September 9th, 2019|Nutrition|

A nutrient that gets a lot of attention for slowing down aging is now also being recognized for the good things it does for your brain and mood. Those good things include improving memory, protecting neurons from the kind of destruction that leads to Parkinson’s disease, and also potentially stopping the cellular processes that lead [...]

Excessive Belly Fat Linked to Smaller Brain

By |2019-09-07T02:38:31-04:00September 6th, 2019|Natural Health|

If you know you should lose weight, but haven’t quite summoned up the motivation to get the job done, today’s article may give you the extra push you need. In a large observational study,1researchers measured body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratios found in men and women. Those with higher ratios of both had the [...]

A Single Class of Drugs May Cause One Out of Ten Dementia Cases

By |2019-09-02T16:31:53-04:00September 2nd, 2019|Natural Health|

"Avoid them like crazy," was a recommendation I gave three years ago. We've had to wait a while, but the lead author of an important new study now says the same thing. Okay, she didn't put it quite as strongly as I did. In sober academic language she said, "The risks of this type of [...]

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