Avocados for Weight Management

Experts estimate we need upwards of 50-85% healthy fat in our diets, but due to the Standard American Diet and the FDA’s promotion of low-fat, high-carb eating, Americans are seriously deprived in health-promoting fats. A recent study shows that by helping to satiate hunger and curb snacking, avocado may help promote weight management. Continue reading

The Links between Your Diet and Hormone Levels, and How Estrogen May Protect You Against Dementia

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Your hormones have far-reaching effects in your body, and hormone deficiencies can therefore wreak total havoc on your health Continue reading

Why Sex is good for your Brain and also Staves off Everything from Heart Disease to Cancer and Headaches – if you Keep at it!

Having more sex could not only make us feel good, it could provide far-reaching health benefits.

Unfortunately we are having less of it – on average we have sex fewer than five times a month, compared to six-and-a-half times 20 years ago, according to the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. Continue reading

B12 and Choline Will Keep Brain Buzzing

Twenty years ago, I’d sit down in front of the daily crossword puzzle each morning with a pen in one hand and a stopwatch in the other. Nowadays, I sometimes feel like I could time myself with a sundial. Continue reading

The Hidden Deficiency Zapping Your Energy and Brainpower

Sadly, this affects 1 in 2 older adults.  Are you one of them?

Unfortunately, many of us are familiar with the hallmark signs of aging: declining strength and energy, brain fog and “senior moments,” irritability, difficulty sleeping, hearing and vision loss…the list goes on.  Most people attribute these symptoms to “getting older,” Continue reading

Cognitive Decline Linked to Periodontal Disease

A groundbreaking study from the United Kingdom has connected gingivitis and oral health to cognitive decline. The study’s findings are backed up by a multitude of research supporting the mechanisms. Continue reading

The Seven-Cent Cure for High Cholesterol

A new report from the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service (OMNS), a top research group, claims that niacin — and not dangerous statins — is by far the most effective and affordable cure for keeping your nagging high cholesterol in check.

Niacin — a form of vitamin B3 — has been studied in more than 42,000 scientific papers, Continue reading

Blood Lead Levels High in 535,000 Kids in the USA

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  • 535,000 US kids aged 1 to 5 years have blood lead levels higher than 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the “level of concern” at which health problems may occur
  • Lead may cause permanent damage to your brain and nervous system; children under 6 are most at risk for lead exposure and related health problems
  • Common sources of lead exposure include lead-based paint, Continue reading

Vitamin D and Omega-3 for Brain and Heart Health

For years every major drug company in the world has been locked in a bitter battle to bring the first Alzheimer’s disease cure to the market — with a profit potential that’s been estimated at more than $20 billion a year.

Well, that market may have suddenly just shrunk to ZERO. That’s because a team of remarkable California researchers may have discovered the first great Alzheimer’s breakthrough of Continue reading

Green Tea, Red Wine Stop Alzheimer’s in its Tracks

Chemicals naturally occurring in green tea and red wine can actually put a stop to the process that leads to brain damage in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Leeds and published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

“This is an important step in increasing our understanding of Continue reading

This Solution to Dementia’s Music to Your Ears

In recent health news, Researchers at the Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London, have discovered the power of music to heal the mind. The UK team of scientists conducted a large-scale review of the effects of music therapy in the treatment of dementia. Continue reading

Vitamin K Can Prevent Arterial Hardening and Cognitive Decline

Vitamin K is a critical nutrient widely known for its ability to promote normal blood clotting. A wealth of new information demonstrates that this vitamin in its multiple forms can provide a powerful anti-inflammatory shield to protect against many lethal diseases of aging. Writing in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers show that vitamin K works with other fat-soluble nutrients to protect the brain from arterial calcification that leads to a stroke or cognitive decline. Vitamin K works to prevent the deposition of calcium within arterial walls and ushers the mineral toward the normal construction of bone throughout the body. The research provides proof that eating a healthy diet to maintain adequate stores of vitamin K over a lifetime can help prevent arterial hardening, atherosclerosis and cognitive decline.

To determine the effect of vitamin K on cognitive function, researchers studied three groups of mice that were broken into different levels (low, adequate, or high) of vitamin K supplementation in their diet over the course of their lifetime. Vitamin K is a fat soluble nutrient that can easily cross the blood-brain barrier to provide antioxidant support to a critical organ Continue reading

New Research Shows Dementia is Preventable with Natural Means

To hear many people in the mainstream media as well as mainstream medicine describe it, dementia is something similar to a curse: you will get it or you won’t, so all you can do as you get older is just wait and see. Fortunately, evidence is mounting that shows this simply isn’t so, and healthy and natural lifestyle choices can protect the brain and may prevent various forms of memory and identity robbing dementia.

For example, as NaturalNews previously reported, scientist William B. Grant, PhD, of the Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center (SUNARC), is researching a link between a lack of vitamin D and Alzheimer’s disease and other vascular dementias (http://www.naturalnews.com/026392_V…). And now comes word from two new studies that restful sleep and exercise  Continue reading

Is Sugar Destroying your Memory?

Do you ever forget people’s names? Enter a room and forget why you went there? Forget a word mid-sentence? As we get older, these types of “senior moments” happen more often. Many of the people I evaluate worry that these slips mean they are getting Alzheimer’s disease. In most cases, they aren’t. They’re just part of normal, age-related memory decline. Starting at about age 30, our ability to process and remember information declines with age.

But though these cognitive changes are common, cognitive decline is not inevitable. Recent research  Continue reading

Does Sugar Impact Your Memory?

Do you ever forget people’s names? Enter a room and forget why you went there? Forget a word mid-sentence? As we get older, these types of “senior moments” happen more often. Many of the people I evaluate worry that these slips mean they are getting Alzheimer’s disease. In most cases, they aren’t. They’re just part of normal, age-related memory decline. Starting at about age 30, our ability to process and remember information declines with age.

But though these cognitive changes are common, cognitive decline is not inevitable. Recent research has identified specific brain alterations that underlie this kind of age-related cognitive decline. And the good news is that many of these brain changes can be prevented with healthy lifestyle practices. A key finding: Elevated blood sugar contributes to cognitive decline.

The details: It has long been known that problems with short-term memory are related to age-related decreases in blood flow in a part of the brain called the hippocampus. Recently, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center discovered that decreased blood flow  Continue reading