Why the MIND Diet is Proven to Cut Alzheimer’s Risk in Half

By |2021-03-12T11:26:17+00:00March 12th, 2021|Nutrition|

One of the best ways to deal with Alzheimer’s disease? Make sure you never get it in the first place. And one of the more effective methods for lowering your risk of Alzheimer’s disease is to build up your brain health with the right foods. According to researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in [...]

Japanese Dietary Staple Helps Retain Memories

By |2020-12-11T12:34:18+00:00December 11th, 2020|Nutrition|

Alzheimer's happens when there’s damage to the brain's gray matter. But deeper parts of the brain, where white matter is located, can also suffer damage that leads to cognitive decline and dementia. Doctors recommend keeping blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol under control to protect white matter, but there's an alternative no orthodox physician seems [...]

Why Your Memory Will Love a Keto Diet

By |2020-10-19T11:35:18+00:00October 19th, 2020|Nutrition|

If you’re a loyal follower of Brain Health Breakthroughs, there’s a good chance you’ve read about the benefits of a ketogenic diet in one of our articles. Researchers have found this type of diet may help prevent mild cognitive impairment, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Recently, researchers made another discovery that reveals new details [...]

This Summer Fruit Preserves Memory

By |2020-09-11T11:49:09+00:00September 11th, 2020|Nutrition|

A plant pigment that gives color to many fruits and vegetables has multiple protective properties that could shield the brain from Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases. Being natural, the compound can't be patented, so it’s of no value to drug companies. But scientists have now developed a synthetic version of this plant pigment and are [...]

Here’s How to Help Your Body Produce its Own Brain Booster

By |2020-07-31T10:36:11+00:00July 31st, 2020|Nutrition|

A sharper brain is a less inflamed brain. Inflammation is one of the brain’s worst enemies. As you age, your immune cells can get stuck in a continual state of attack mode – called chronic inflammation – even if there’s no pathogen or other health threat they need to attack. When microglia, the roaming immune [...]

A Single Junk Food Meal Damages the Blood Vessels and the Brain

By |2020-07-06T11:48:41+00:00July 6th, 2020|Nutrition|

People may get away with eating a nutritionally poor diet for a time, but eventually the damage it causes to the body will appear as heart disease, dementia, cancer and other chronic, debilitating diseases. None of this is up for any scientific debate. But what has shocked researchers is just how quickly unhealthy food choices [...]

Feast on Flavonoids that Fight Alzheimer’s

By |2020-06-01T13:44:55+00:00June 1st, 2020|Nutrition|

Research into how Alzheimer’s disease develops shows that little everyday habits produce big results in keeping your brain healthy. First and foremost of those habits are the foods you eat. If you’re a frequent reader here, you’ve heard me preach about the brain-boosting benefits of potent little antioxidants called flavonoids, which are found in fruits, [...]

New Research Reveals Effects of Food Combinations on Brain Health

By |2020-05-11T14:52:58+00:00May 11th, 2020|Nutrition|

Regular readers know this familiar brain health mantra: exercise regularly, manage stress, eat lots of different fruits and vegetables, and supplement wisely. It seems that every day there’s another important study that reinforces how lifestyle can boost—or diminish— brain health and cognition. Scientists have explored the potential brain benefits of certain diets including the Mediterranean [...]

The Antioxidant in Kale, Spinach and Tea That Slashes Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

By |2020-04-06T08:06:00+00:00April 6th, 2020|Nutrition|

You’ve heard for decades now how eating more fruit and vegetables can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and obesity. And for readers of this newsletter, you also know a diet like this can dramatically reduce your risk of Alzheimer's. But what plant chemicals found in these foods are responsible for powerful [...]

Can These Foods Make You Happier?

By |2020-03-09T07:53:59+00:00March 9th, 2020|Nutrition|

The pursuit of happiness has become a cultural obsession. Of course, people have always wanted to be happy. That’s not new. But now it’s been turned into a science. Numerous TED talks advise us on how to be happier. Books constantly come out claiming to offer daily programs that increase happiness. You can even go [...]

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