Magnesium—the Missing Link to Better Health

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An estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium. The health consequences of deficiency can be quite significant, and can be aggravated by many, if not most, drug treatments Continue reading

Statins Slow Your Brain Down

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While many Americans take statin drugs to reduce their cholesterol in order to protect their heart, that reduction in cholesterol may be hurting their brains. Continue reading

The Hidden Key to Optimal Brain Performance

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A Natural Way to Fight the Blues

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Depression is a major topic in the health news these days, as the veil is being lifted and people are feeling more and more comfortable disclosing their issues. Here is an introduction to SAMe and depression. It is one of the top natural supplements in the fight against depression. Continue reading

Probiotics May Help Alleviate Anxiety, Depression

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In recent years, probiotic bacteria have been touted as an alternative medicine to relieve gastrointestinal issues, like indigestion, bloating and irritable bowel syndrome. Now, researchers believe that the healthy microbes may also be good for the mind.

In a mouse model, scientists from University College Cork and McMaster University found that rodents that consumed probiotic-enriched food displayed fewer symptoms and signs of depression and anxiety when compared to a control group.

“These findings highlight the important role that gut bacteria play in the bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain, the gut-brain axis, and opens up the intriguing opportunity of developing unique microbial-based strategies for treatment  Continue reading

Boost your Brain Power Naturally

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“Where are my keys?” “What was that person’s name again?” Memory glitches like these, though ordinary enough, can sometimes be an upsetting reminder that our memory may not serve us forever. If your brain function is not quite as sharp as it once was, here are 5 natural ways to protect your memory and boost your brain power, no matter what age you are!Where does your memory go?

Most people over the age of 40 experience some memory loss. Our memory is facilitated by chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters; these messengers transfer information from one neuron to the next. Find out more about neurotransmitters in The Natural Health Dictionary. As we age, our levels of these chemical neurotransmitters are lowered, and a mild slowing down of the memory and thought processes can occur.  Continue reading