Monthly Archives: January 2020

Can Traditional Games Preserve Memory and Thinking Speed?

By |2020-02-03T01:04:40-05:00January 31st, 2020|Brain Science|

In the last few years, there’s been a lot of buzz about improving your mind and memory through playing games, and a few enterprising companies have cashed in with various computer games to give your brain a workout. They purport to keep you mentally fit and prevent cognitive decline. Studies have confirmed that some of [...]

How “Memory Style” Impacts Your Dementia Risk

By |2020-01-27T10:29:19-05:00January 27th, 2020|Brain Science|

There are scores of studies exploring the roots of dementia; why some folks get it and others don’t, and what lifestyle advice we can glean from this data. Now here’s a new factor: Some of the latest research reveals that each of us have different memory styles, and these memory styles might impact our memory [...]

Serious Questions About What Statin Drugs Do to Your Brain

By |2020-01-24T11:48:10-05:00January 24th, 2020|Natural Health|

Sales of statin cholesterol-lowering drugs produce huge profits for drug companies. Global sales this year alone are expected to hit about a trillion dollars. But as a report from Australia published in the journal the British Journal of Sports Medicine warns, “There are concerns that the benefits have been exaggerated and the risks have been [...]

Core Ingredient of the Mediterranean Diet Keeps Dementia at Bay

By |2020-01-20T09:30:24-05:00January 20th, 2020|Nutrition|

The traditional diet of people living on the Greek island of Crete is well-known for its ability to promote a healthy and long life. One element of their diet counts for as much as a third of an individual's daily need for energy. This culinary ingredient is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, [...]

Bad Dreams Serve a Useful Purpose

By |2020-01-17T14:28:43-05:00January 17th, 2020|Natural Health|

Ancient Greeks and Romans believed dreams predicted the future. Sigmund Freud thought they expressed repressed conflicts or desires and could help people unravel the reasons for mental illness. I take a dim view of both theories, but a new study now shows bad dreams do help us out in a completely different way. Scientists today [...]

Clearing Away Toxic Alzheimer’s Proteins in the Brain Using Genes

By |2020-01-13T07:31:44-05:00January 13th, 2020|Natural Health|

When it comes to memory-robbing brain proteins, amyloid and tau top the list. Lately, scientists are investigating how these can be removed from the brain once they've grown out of control, or better still, how their formation can be prevented in the first place. In breakthrough research, scientists identified two genes that help clear both [...]

New Research Links Mid-life Heart Health to Dementia Risk

By |2020-01-10T15:38:58-05:00January 10th, 2020|Natural Health|

Nearly a decade ago the American Heart Association began to promote seven targets to shoot for to achieve ideal cardiovascular health. They hoped the strategy, called “Life's Simple 7,” would reduce the incidence of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. This could be achieved, they said, with simple lifestyle changes plus medication if needed. What's good [...]

New Study Reveals You Can Beat the “Alzheimer’s Gene”

By |2020-01-06T04:42:46-05:00January 6th, 2020|Natural Health|

Your height, eye color and wavy hair can all be linked to your DNA. However, the development of Alzheimer’s disease may not be determined by your genetics to the extent some experts think, according to a recent Canadian study.1 Let’s take a closer look at what scientists found. Twin Study Links Dementia to Genetics Scientists [...]

The Nutrients that Get Together to Boost Your Brain Power

By |2020-01-03T06:36:28-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Nutrition|

The neurons in your brain need a lot of nutritional support to do their jobs, because they never stop working. They need a steady stream of nutrients to protect them from destructive oxidation and keep their cellular structures intact. And research into brain health shows there’s a crucial nutritive category that helps your brain develop [...]

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