It's scary and it could kill you.
But, it doesn't always kill you - not unless you have recurring strokes - but if you survive one, scientists recently discovered it ages your brain - literally overnight - by 8 years.
For each recurring stroke, you could lose almost a decade of brain functionality. Around 25% of people who have strokes, have a recurrence.
But 80% of stroke... ››› more
The more you read up on Alzheimer's, and the more you hear about it, the information and advice is always about helping them retain their memory.
But there's one symptom that often gets overlooked - and if you know about it, you could make a HUGE difference in your loved one's life.
Keep reading... The less-spoken-about symptom of Alzheimer's...
This symptom is Apathy. It describes ... ››› more
In one in three Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans (MRI), doctors use a metallic chemical called Gadolinium contrast to enhance the visibility of the MRI scan.
This chemical was thought to be safe until recently, when scientists found trace amounts of it in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued tougher warnings on the use of this chemical.
Whil... ››› more
You may have come across reports claiming that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs have shown potential in lowering the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
However, statin drugs can actually cause memory loss as a side effect. Not only that but it's important to understand that cholesterol is not only important to your brain - it IS your brain.
Your brain is made up of 60-70% cholesterol by weight. S... ››› more
You know that what you eat plays a big role in your brain health. For example, fish is labelled a top brain food because it contains brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids. But omega-3 isn't the only nutrient your brain needs…
Following a healthy diet is super important because it helps "feed" your brain. But there are two nutrients in particular that you probably aren't getting enough of in your... ››› more
When you read about the prevention of Alzheimer's and dementia, it often entails taking some kind of pill, or avoiding toxins, or doing something else just as unappealing...
But today, I bring you good news... There are five fun things that have been scientifically proven to help you keep your memory in tact for years to come - and they're fun to do!
Find out what they are below...
Do the... ››› more
The one thing we all dread is losing our memory. It feels like it's slowly slipping away with each year that goes by...
But did you know there's one thing you can do every morning for just 30 minutes that could dramatically improve your memory and cognitive function?
Find out what it is below... The one activity studies show can boost your memory...
In a new study out of the University o... ››› more
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
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