Research shows that the gaps between brain cells increase by as much as 60% during sleep. This allows the cerebrospinal fluid to move freely between brain cells and flush away harmful toxins, which build up during the day.
One of these toxins is known amyloid-beta, which forms plaque in the brain - and is associated with Alzheimer's disease in many studies.
And now, more recent research has ... ››› more
And a humble food could protect your brain from this deterioration...
Researchers from several universities in London ran a study, now published in the medical journal BMJ, involving 131 000 people over a seven year period.
The participants were between the ages of 50 and 79 in 2004 when the study began, and none of them suffered from dementia at the time.
The researchers used the parti... ››› more
Scientists have found that Alzheimer's patients are often deficient in vitamin B12. A major problem has always been that our livers can only convert 1% of dietary vitamin B12 into the physiologically active form of methylcobalamin.
And, until recently, this poor absorption extended to vitamin B12 dietary supplements too. Now, this problem appears to have finally been solved, with the arrival of... ››› more
Brain fog is a condition millions of people experience. It feels like you can't focus as well as you used to - like your brain is a little scrambled. You get confused sometimes and just feel metally tired. You can't concentrate for too long and you know you're just not as sharp as you used to be.
Find out below why this happens... Is there a toxic build-up of metals in your body?
A major ca... ››› more
If you had the chance to look inside a failing brain, you'd know why you can't remember where you left your keys or what was on your grocery list!
The cause? An accumulation of cellular debris.
In a healthy brain, your body naturally breaks down and eliminates this debris. But when your memory starts failing, it's because this debris builds up and slows down brain function.
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You'll be surprised to know that preventing memory loss and reduced cognitive abilities has a lot to do with your general health.
Research proves obesity and cholesterol have a lot to do with keeping your mind young.
Read on to find out which small changes you can make in life that have a huge impact on your brain health, as well as your general health... Small changes with big results for ... ››› more
The idea of losing your mind and with it much of your personality and dignity is terrifying. Worse - you may believe there is nothing you can do about it.
But leading integrative medicine neurologist and author of Grain Brain, Dr David Perlmutter confirms, Alzheimer's is preventable... Starting with four foods to avoid...
The best cure for Alzheimer's is prevention...
Artifici... ››› more
Despite the severity of the symptoms many people associate with Alzheimer's, within the first few years, there are virtually no tangible symptoms at all.
Because of this, both patients and their loved ones experience a great level of frustration as symptoms suddenly start to develop and intensify.
Worse, the possibilities of preventative treatment diminish with every new stage the patient en... ››› more
A Swedish study showed that women who undergo extreme stress during middle age are more likely to develop Alzheimer's.
According to the study, stressful situations with life-changing consequences, like divorce and bereavement, are the most problematic. But, don't ignore prolonged periods of less severe stress.
Find out more below... Manage your stress levels to help prevent Alzheimer’s…
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Alzheimer's develops from a buildup of protein plaque and tangles. This overabundance causes neurons to die which causes brain shut down.
But two compounds found in cinnamon help prevent the tangle development. Discover the benefits of Cinnamaldehyde and Epicatechin...
Cinnamaldehyde (the sweet smell of cinnamon) blocks oxidative stress and so keeps neurons functioning effectively.
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