Tag Archives: brain health

7 causes of age-related cognitive decline

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(NaturalHealth365) “Senior moments.” We’ve all heard of them, or even experienced a few ourselves – those small mental glitches that are annoying, but not significant enough to interfere with daily life. Inevitably, normal aging brings some loss in cognitive function – usually involving lapses in memory, a reduced ability to maintain focus, and decreased problem-solving capacity.  But, it’s the more ... Read More »

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High blood sugar linked to brain shrinkage

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(NaturalHealth365) Research has established a direct correlation between a decline in the size of the hippocampus – the memory center of the brain – and overall brain health.  Elevated blood sugar levels have been shown to have a direct relationship with brain shrinkage and resultant problems with memory, learning and cognition. A report by German researchers published in the journal ... Read More »

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Dramatically reduce the risk of dementia with these 13 foods

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(NaturalHealth365) Normal aging – something we all undergo – causes cognitive impairments that can ultimately progress to Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.  In fact, by the time the average American reaches the age of 85, his or her risk of developing the condition stands at a disturbing 45 percent. Emerging research shows that unhealthy diets and nutrient deficiencies are ... Read More »

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Dementia overtakes heart disease as the leading cause of death in the UK

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(NaturalHealth365) Diseases related to brain health such as dementia and Alzheimer’s are now more fatal than any other illness in the UK, according to its Office for National Statistics. Dementia recently overtook heart disease as the top cause of death for women living in England and Wales, according to a recent BBC article. While we all know that dementia is ... Read More »

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Bacopa: A powerful herb to improve memory and brain health

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(NaturalHealth365) You probably have never heard of bacopa, but it just may be what you’ve been looking for to improve memory and brain health. This little-known herb might even be a key to preventing the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia that can strike in our later years. Bacopa is a perennial herb that grows in the ... Read More »

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Protect your brain health with these 4 powerful nutrients

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(NaturalHealth365) Perhaps you’ve heard people laughingly refer to “senior moments,” those temporary lapses of memory that can leave you searching for a word — or a lost set of car keys. Perhaps you’ve even had a few yourself.  Is this a sign of poor brain health? Unless they occur so frequently that they interfere with daily life, these little lapses ... Read More »

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Being a couch potato causes accelerated brain aging

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(NaturalHealth365) Most people are aware of the importance of nutrition and regular exercise, especially as we age. However, being a couch potato isn’t  just hazardous to your energy levels and waistline; it’s also dangerous to brain health and brain size. Not getting enough exercise could cost you in terms of memory, planning and clarity of thought. A study conducted, as ... Read More »

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Stop Alzheimer’s disease with curcumin

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(NaturalHealth365) Alzheimer’s disease has reached epidemic levels in the U.S.  More than 5 million Americans over the age of 65 are currently afflicted with Alzheimer’s, and this number is expected to rise to 13.8 million by 2050.  But, today, we have some good news about the brain-protective potential of curcumin. Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia in older Americans ... Read More »

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The link between Hashimoto’s disease and brain health

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(NaturalHealth365) Hashimoto’s disease, also called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, is currently the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States.  But, did you know that this autoimmune disease can threaten your brain health? Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, has become increasingly widespread, with women developing this condition at a rate 7 times more than men.  In fact, celebrity figures such as Oprah ... Read More »

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Blueberries and strawberries reduce cognitive impairment in older adults

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(NaturalHealth365)  Did you know that eating blueberries and strawberries is one of the smartest things you can do to prevent cognitive impairment? Let’s face it: Nobody wants to experience dementia or any other brain disorder, but most people haven’t been told by their doctor how to prevent these conditions.  In fact, too often, a person’s loss of memory, inability to ... Read More »

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Plant compound found in herbs can help treat depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

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(NaturalHealth365) Scientists have uncovered more strong evidence that a naturally occurring plant compound found in herbs and other plant-based foods could give brain neurons the boost they need to improve brain health.  The results could be a natural and effective treatment for such conditions as Alzheimer’s disease, depression and Parkinson’s disease, among others. Using a naturally occurring substance known as ... Read More »

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High blood sugar can have damaging effects on the brain

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(NaturalHealth365) Diabetes and high blood sugar is at epidemic proportions in the U.S. According to the CDC, around 29 million Americans – 9.3 percent of the population – have diabetes, which is characterized by high blood sugar. Excess blood sugar can lead to a host of health issues including heart and kidney disease as well as eye issues (including blindness) ... Read More »

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