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
What if we told you that some of your favourite indulgence, such as coffee, dark chocolate and wine, keep your brain healthy and even make you smarter? Well, it's true!
You already know that a wholesome diet is the cornerstone of good health - think a wide variety of foods, including dark green, red and orange vegetables, whole fruits and proteins like meat.
However, certain foods aren't ju... ››› more
Do you often misplace your key or blank on a name now and then? Don't worry - this doesn't mean your mind is doomed to turn into a colander as you get older!
Just like you do exercise to build up your muscles, you can adopt habits to muscle up your brain. Here are four top tips for keeping your brain young and your memory sharp at any age.
Four simple lifestyle tweaks to boost your brain and... ››› more
By now, you understand that what you eat plays a big role in your brain health. For example, fish is labelled as a top brain food due to the healthy dose of brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids that it delivers. But omega-3 isn't the only nutrient that's critical to your brain health…
In fact, there are a number of other nutrients that your brain needs to function properly. But there are two in... ››› more
Here's an interesting fact: Every cell in your brain can form a tumour. When you consider this along with the fact that your brain interprets information from every other part of your body, it makes sense why the list of brain tumour signs and symptoms encompasses just about anything.
That being said, brain tumour symptoms will depend largely on the location of the tumour. For example, if you h... ››› more
“We live in a world where we breathe in chemicals, smoke and toxins (just to name a few), which we have no control over,” says Stacey Roberts-Davis, a registered dietitian based in Florida in the United States.
“We also eat foods with pesticides and chemicals, and have allergies to foods we don't even realise. All of these things can affect the way we think and how our bodies work,” ad... ››› more
If you've ever gone into the kitchen and forgotten why, or been unable to recall a familiar name during a conversation, don't worry - everyone has the occasional “senior moment”.
Contrary to popular belief, ageing alone isn't a general cause of cognitive decline. That's right - memory lapses can occur at any age. When cognitive capacities become significantly worse among older people, it's... ››› more
Brain fog, also known as brain fatigue, can be a mild to serious episode of mental confusion characterised by symptoms such as forgetfulness, poor memory recall, lack of focus and mental clarity, and reduced mental acuity.
Brain fog can strike at any time without warning. In the long term, it can take a serious toll on both your personal and professional life. In order to put brain fog to an en... ››› more
Researchers have come up with a number of different theories as to why we sleep. If there's one that they all agree on, it's that the brain does lots of work while we're sleeping.
This theory may confuse you because you'd think that while you're unconscious, your brain is “off” and doesn't do any work at all. However, when you're asleep, your brain is incredibly “on” in many ways.
Th... ››› more
Approximately 32% of people take dietary supplements or functional foods to improve their brain function in order to cope with the daily demands of a high workload and family issues. One ingredient that's emerging as a remedy to improve cognitive functions such as concentration, alertness and working memory on demand is lemon balm.
Also known as Melissa officinalis, lemon balm is a perennial he... ››› more
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