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Are Laxatives Wrecking Your Memory?

By |2023-05-04T14:29:55-04:00May 5th, 2023|Natural Health|

No one gets through life without getting constipated. It’s one of the great equalizers among us humans. But new research shows that the many treatments available for constipation may deliver some unequal results… especially when it comes to your brain and your memory. According to one study, consistent use of this over-the-counter laxative can dampen [...]

Do Marriage And Kids Ruin Your Memory?

By |2023-05-04T14:27:58-04:00May 1st, 2023|Brain Science|

The research is clear that staying socially engaged throughout middle age and beyond helps protect your memory against Alzheimer’s disease. But what about getting married and having a family? Being married continuously from mid-life onwards appears to save your memory and reduce your chances of developing dementia in old age. On the flip side, divorced [...]

Common Kids Medicine Might Help Dementia Patients

By |2022-09-13T12:55:58-04:00September 12th, 2022|Natural Health|

When children don’t pay attention, act impulsively, or are hyperactive a doctor may diagnose ADHD and prescribe medication to help them have better focus, control their impulses and feel more calm. There are a number of drugs available to help both children and adults with ADHD, but one in particular is catching the eye of [...]

Claims of Fraud In Alzheimer’s Research

By |2022-09-13T13:02:51-04:00September 9th, 2022|Brain Science|

It’s one of the most cited scientific articles on Alzheimer’s ever published - a breakthrough 2006 study that identified amyloid beta star 56 as the cause of memory loss in mice. This single study led to billions of dollars in funding and a major research effort to find a treatment that would sweep the damaging [...]

Does Discrimination Cause Memory Loss?

By |2022-09-06T02:59:57-04:00September 5th, 2022|Lifestyle|

The statistics are shocking: African American adults are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as white adults. Why is this? Genetic factors come to mind as an explanation. But two new studies presented recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego have come up with a surprising and quite different answer. The [...]

Solving This Viral Puzzle Unlocks Cause (And Maybe Treatment For) Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2022-09-06T02:55:41-04:00September 2nd, 2022|Natural Health|

For years researchers have been investigating what they believed was the link between the herpes virus and Alzheimer’s disease. Laboratory tests have consistently shown that there was probably some sort of connection, but scientists have been stymied trying to untangle exactly how the presence of the herpes virus in brain tissue might bring on the [...]

Can One Brain Scan Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

By |2022-08-29T09:51:15-04:00August 29th, 2022|Brain Science|

A patient with suspected Alzheimer's may undergo a range of tests and examinations before a diagnosis is ever reached. This is time consuming, and, in the end, the diagnosis might not even be accurate. The reality is, up until recently, it was very difficult to diagnose Alzheimer’s with certainty until after death, during an autopsy [...]

New Treatment For Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |2022-09-06T03:07:14-04:00August 26th, 2022|Brain Science|

For decades scientists have argued that the protein amyloid beta triggers the process that leads to Alzheimer’s. Others question this and suggest other underlying causes. These include abnormal tau protein metabolism, infections, neurotoxic chemicals, and more. Now, a new potential cause has been added to the list. And if researchers are right, there could be [...]

Does This Unusual Sea Animal Hold The Key To Reversing Brain Aging?

By |2022-08-22T10:07:09-04:00August 22nd, 2022|Natural Health|

Prized in Chile as an aphrodisiac, this potato-shaped deep-sea creature is also a very popular delicacy in Japan and South Korea. If you come across one in the wild, take care! When disturbed from a surface it's attached to, it sprays water. This unusual defense is how it got the name sea squirt. Science hasn’t [...]

This Common Illness Can Trigger Dementia

By |2022-08-19T03:25:14-04:00August 19th, 2022|Natural Health|

Ask a mainstream doctor what causes dementia, and they will likely point their finger at three things: your diet, your stress level, and your genetics. And sure, they aren’t wrong – these three factors can contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s. But I’m here to tell you there’s something else you need to look for… [...]

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