Your Brain Is Capable of Producing New Cells through Neurogenesis; Here Are FIVE Ways to Improve Cognition

Prior to about 20 years ago, it was believed that the human brain was incapable of producing new brain cells after reaching maturity. But scientists now widely accept the fact that the human brain can undergo neurogenesis, in which new neurons are born, even into adulthood, and that this process can be helped along through certain dietary and lifestyle changes. Continue reading

Does a Pepper a Day Keep Parkinson’s Away?

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Eating peppers – but not other vegetables in the Solanaceae family — was associated with a 19 percent lower risk of Parkinson’s disease in a new study

The association was strongest among those who Continue reading

Diabetes Ages Your Brain Five Years Faster Than Normal

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Diabetes ages your brain about five years faster than normal

People who are diagnosed with diabetes in their 50s are at a significantly heightened risk for mental decline by the time they’re 70 Continue reading

Suffering from Depression? You’re Not Alone

depDepression is a major health issue in this country, impacting 20% of Americans at some point in their lives. What’s interesting, though, is that it appears many cases may be avoided, or at least limited, by making lifestyle changes.

As the factors of depression are examined more closely, increasing amounts of preventative measures are coming to light. Providing therapeutic opportunities existing beyond pharmaceutical and psychological treatments, these factors can play Continue reading

Healing the Heart in Body, Mind and Emotions

Integrative cardiology is a newer field in the larger scope of integrative medicine. It specializes in treating the heart from a body, mind and emotions perspective and in doing so; decreases the reliance upon using medication alone to help the function of the heart. Since most medications have an average of 70 side effects and some up to 525, Continue reading