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
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
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