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Why Sleeping Beauty has better brain health

benefits-of-sleep-for-the-brainRemember the tale of the young princess who pricks her finger on a spindle only to fall into a deep sleep that can’t be awoken until she is kissed by her true love? Although the story involves fairy godmothers, witches and kingdoms, that princess was greatly improving her brain health while in her deep sleep.

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Exercise like pumping iron for your brain (and your memory)

exercise-for-brain-healthIf you need a pep-talk to get up and get moving, this is definitely it.

Exercise is important, that much we know. More and more research reveals the vast and varied effects that exercise has on our bodies. Now we’ve linked physical activity with healthy brainpower.

As we age, it seems as though we become more forgetful, … Read More

4 Top herbs for better brain health

herbs-for-brain-healthYou might want to put down that candy bar and supersize soda and reconsider… What you eat (and don’t eat) can affect your waistline, your disease risk and your brain power. Can your diet actually make you smarter? Absolutely. And junk food is not on the list.

What you eat is one of the most powerful influencers on … Read More

10 power foods for your brain

foods-for-brain-healthEven as you read this, your brain cells are drenched in a mix of nutrients or toxins that have been absorbed from the food you consumed. It’s extremely important that you increase the nutrients in this mix and reduce the toxins.

Because these toxins can, over time, help the formation of plaque in your brain tissue that can … Read More

Brushing and flossing are good for your brain?

Alzheimer's disease, cancerMost people know the bare basics of dental hygiene. If you don’t brush and floss regularly, it can lead to a number of issues ranging from tooth decay to gum disease.

However, there is a whole other area you may not have considered. New information has surfaced showing a connection between oral hygiene and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Do You Know When It’s Time To Sleep? Your Brain Does

80613167If you have trouble falling asleep at night, now you’ll know exactly which part of your brain is to blame.

British researchers discovered a molecular switch in the brain of fruit flies tells them when it’s time for some shut-eye – and they believe that humans have a similar brain function.

Considering how essential good sleep is for our … Read More

Boost Brain Power, Memory With Antioxidants

156208145The decline in brain function needed for everyday thinking, learning and memory is common as we age.

But a new study suggests that nutrients high in antioxidants and other natural ingredients can help boost the speed at which the brains of older adults take in information.

Recently, a team of neuroscientists and gerontologists at the University of South … Read More

Research Suggests That Reading Can Change Your Brain

86503742It’s said that a great book will always leave a significant impression, leave you thinking about the world differently – and even leave you feeling as though you lived a completely different life. Well, take note, bookworms: Your most cherished reads could help to redefine you in more ways than one.

A recent study conducted by Atlanta’s Emory University … Read More

Vitamin D: The New Brain Vitamin

121353325Vitamin D is known to increase bone strength by improving your body’s ability to absorb calcium. However, that isn’t the only trick up the sunshine vitamin’s sleeve.

New research has shown that vitamin D can actually fight depression, and reduce pain in type 2 diabetic women experiencing depression.

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5 Unusual (Yet Incredibly Easy) Ways to Protect Your Brain Health

83110822What a difference, watching how my older patients treat their brain health versus how my younger patients do.

A skipped appointment, confusion about how to take a prescription, or a forgotten instruction from our last visit sends my older patients into a spin of nervous panic, embarrassment, defensiveness, a string of excuses, and several assurances that such “highly … Read More

Your Statin Drugs Could Be Impairing Your Brain Function

177003617In the UK, statin drugs have been credited with a 50 percent decrease in deaths caused by heart attack. According to new research, however, while they may be guarding your heart from the effects of cholesterol or other heart disease, statins could very well be attacking another part of your body – your brain.

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The Newest Scientifically-Proven Brain Food, Available at Your Local Grocery Store

180032285If regularly eating probiotic-infused yogurt could improve your brain function and boost your mood, you might never turn down a cup of yogurt again. Researchers at UCLA have discovered that brain foods really do exist, with probiotic yogurt being one of the most easily accessible brain foods available on the market.  This breakthrough research study has provided the … Read More

Myth Busted: No Such Thing as Left-Brained or Right-Brained Thinker

147959048Throughout your life, you’ve probably been labelled as a “left-brained” or “right-brained” thinker depending on your typical thought processes.  If you’re logical, sensible and detail-oriented, you’ve probably been labeled as a “left-brained” thinker. A creative and subjective person would have likely been labeled as a “right-brained” thinker.  Previous research has hinted at the idea that we typically use … Read More

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