Studies Show Probiotics Essential to Brain Health

Probiotics are known for their abilities to heal your digestive woes and promote a healthy gastrointestinal system. But did you know that new research shows that can impact whole body healthy? In fact, Continue reading

The Healing Power of Light

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Sunlight provides a number of important health benefits, over and beyond vitamin D synthesis, that you simply cannot get from food or a supplement

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Fast Food May Stunt Your Child’s Academic Performance

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Many kids are not getting the nutrients they need for optimal health and brain function; in the US nearly 40 percent of children’s diets come from added sugars and unhealthy fats Continue reading

How To Keep Your Brain Young

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If you notice memory lapses, you may want to consider making some immediate lifestyle changes to help reverse, or at least minimize further damage that might lead to Continue reading

How Sugar Harms Your Brain Health and Drives Alzheimer’s Epidemic

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One in nine seniors over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s, and the disease is now thought to be the third leading cause of death in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer

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Prevent Wrinkles and Repair Your Skin with Beet Juice

The benefits of beet juice have been backed by countless studies, but it seems most people are unaware of its nutritional power.

These bright red root vegetables pack a variety of vitamins and minerals rarely found in such high concentrations within one food.

Beets became popular around the world in the 19th century when it was discovered they could be used to make sugar; the very first beet sugar plant was built in Poland. Continue reading

Brew Up a Wealth of Healthful Benefit with Chai Tea

Next time you are savoring a creamy cup of Indian chai tea, here’s something to ponder: The characteristic spicy flavor is also what makes chai outrageously healthy. Cinnamon, ginger, clove, anise and black tea are super foods in their own right Continue reading

Easy Way to Beat Performance Anxiety

Have you ever participated in a sporting match of any kind where your next move could win it all…or lose the game for you? Even if you are not an athlete, that kind of pressure can appear at many points in life, from making a presentation before a large audience at work to taking an important test. If you ever worry about choking at a key moment, there is some good new for you. A recent study found a very easy, Continue reading

How to Protect Yourself from the Dangers of Sugar

With colder weather starting to roll in and the holidays around the corner, many of us may already be struggling with conflicts about eating carbohydrate-rich comfort foods and sugary holiday treats. The war against refined sugar and its sneaky siblings — simple carbohydrates (such as bread and pasta) — is certainly justified. Of course, we need some carbohydrates for energy, brain function and other processes, but these can be obtained from eating fruits, many vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Continue reading

Why Half of America May Have Impaired Brain Function by 2030

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  • A new UCLA study shows that fructose impairs your memory and learning; this is the first study to demonstrate that excess fructose consumption can directly damage your brain
  • The research also indicates that omega-3 fats, specifically DHA, can mitigate fructose’s damaging effects on brain function Continue reading

Eugenics: Doctor Denies Young Girl Kidney Transplant because she Is Considered Mentally Retarded

The value placed on human life in American society today is in rapid decline. The mindset in vogue today is one that looks at mentally- or developmentally-impaired individuals as less than human, and not worthy of receiving the same care and dignifying treatment as everyone else. Even many so-called doctors have fallen for this eugenicist propaganda, denying life-saving transplants to individuals considered to have less-than-optimal brain function.

The heartbreaking story you are about to read recently occurred at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHP), where an arrogant, uncaring doctor and his social worker pawn told the parents of a young girl with mental impairment that she is not eligible for a needed organ transplant at their hospital. Even though both parents expressed willingness to donate one of their own organs for the transplant, Continue reading

Salk Scientists Map the Frontiers of Vision

Pioneering vision study in mice will help revolutionize the study of brain function and mental disease

There’s a 3-D world in our brains. It’s a landscape that mimics the outside world, where the objects we see exist as collections of neural circuits and electrical impulses.

Now, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies are using new tools they developed to chart that world, a key step in revolutionizing research into Continue reading

Berries Activate Brain Cleanup

Blueberries, strawberries and acai berries activate a natural brain mechanism to clean up proteins linked to memory loss in the elderly, U.S. researchers say.

 Shibu Poulose and the late James Joseph — both of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston — focused on why nerve function declines with aging. Cells called microglia are the housekeepers and in a process called autophagy, they remove and recycle biochemical debris that otherwise would interfere with brain function, Poulose says.

 “But in aging, microglia fail to do their work and debris builds up,” Poulose says in a statement. “In addition, the microglia become over-activated and actually begin to damage healthy cells in the brain. Our research suggests that the polyphenolics in berries have a rescuing effect. They seem to restore the normal housekeeping function. These findings are the first to show these effects of berries.”