We all know that smoking is bad for you. But, did you know nicotine actually helps prevent and slow the development of Parkinson's Disease?
Several studies have shown that nicotine could be beneficial for those with Parkinson's, and the good news is you don't have to light a cigarette to get these benefits, you can eat nicotine foods.
Surprised? Keep reading to find out more... Parkinson'... ››› more
According to a Finnish study published in the journal, Neurology, people who consume foods rich in B12 may reduce their risk of Alzheimer's in later years.
Another study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that these vitamins prevented shrinkage of the medial temporal lobe - the part of the brain directly associated with Alzheimer's. B vitamins could save your... ››› more
Candida albicans is a single-celled yeast (a kind of fungus) that is just one of several hundred species of micro-organisms living in your gut.
Normally it poses no problem to your health, and is kept in check by beneficial gut bacteria, such as Acidophilus. However, when the balance of your natural ‘gut flora' becomes upset, due to poor diet, medication or prolonged stress, Candida can run r... ››› more
Curcumin - one of the main ingredients in curry, is extracted from turmeric - a deep yellow spice. It's proving to have numerous beneficial health effects, including
protecting against Alzheimer's disease.
In fact, in India, where turmeric is used regularly in dishes, the rates of Alzheimer's
disease are much lower than in Western countries.
Scientists have found that because of its low mo... ››› more
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia that affects older people, but it's difficult to accurately diagnose. In fact, doctors can really only say for sure that someone has Alzheimer's after they've died and experts have physically examined the patient's brain.
This is a catch-22 situation because the earlier Alzheimer's is diagnosed, the better it can be managed and even slowed down. ... ››› more
According to a study by John Hopkins Medical School researchers, if you take day-time naps, your risk for Alzheimer's could be three times more than people who don't need to take a nap in the day.
Read on to find out why and how to protect your brain against this devastating disease... Day-time napping could be first warning sign of Alzheimer's...
It's not clear exactly how napping ... ››› more
I'm such a fan of Nature - I just think there's so much we can learn from her if we take the time.
This weekend got me thinking about meal times. Why do humans eat three meals per day?
Besides the advent of the Industrial Revolution where masses of workers had to be organised and productive for most of the day, I can't think of another reason.
Herbivores graze all day long because veget... ››› more
It's called the 'student herb' in Bali because the young turn to it for help during exams, to sharpen the mind, reduce anxiety and stress, as well as sleep deprivation.
But, it's in the spotlight for its powerful memory-enhancing properties that may help Alzheimer's patients restore some of their long term memory.
Read on to find out what it is and how it could help you keep your mind shar... ››› more
From about the age of 20, we begin to lose neurons - and by the age of 75, we've lost a tenth of our neurons.
This may sound like bad news, but really it isn't.
The truth is, while neurons don't get replaced, those that don't die off, continue to grow and branch off - making new connections right up until the day you die.
The secret to a sharp mind right into your 90s is to feed the b... ››› more
Mental exhaustion is more common than ever today.
Without realising it, we're exposed to around 7,000 adverts every day.
The average person spends four hours per day on their phones.
The average working day has become longer with today's poor economic climate and many more people working remotely.
And, we all spend a lot more time in traffic... every day.
It's no wonder most peopl... ››› more
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