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Nine Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

Want to boost your intellect and stave off mental aging? These nine simple lifestyle changes may do the trick.

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Strawberry Compound a Key to Good Memory

24 Jul 2017 | 12,524 Views

More research is emerging about a little-known compound called fisetin, shown to have multiple disease-negating effects throughout your body, especially in your brain. Strawberries contain more fisetin than any other fruit, but they also top the 'Dirty Dozen' list of most pesticide-ridden produce. How can you get around that?

Do Fidget Spinners Help Anxiety and ADHD? Experts Are Skeptical

20 Jul 2017 | 20,946 Views

Fidget spinners have taken off as the latest go-to gadget among kids, in part due to claims that they relieve stress and increase focus, which is useful for those with ADHD, autism and anxiety. Controversy has quickly ensued among those who believe fidget spinners may be more of a distraction than a source of relief.

Anxiety Overtakes Depression as No. 1 Mental Health Problem

29 Jun 2017 | 173,007 Views

Unfortunately, it's a sign of the times. The crazy world we're living in is taking its toll on Americans' health without many fully realizing. This medical condition is now so widespread, some have even ventured to suggest that if you're a human living in 2017 and you're not experiencing this, then you may not be normal.

Cannabis May Help Rejuvenate the Aging Brain and Ward Off Dementia

25 May 2017 | 196,506 Views

Research shows it stops buildup of beta amyloid plaque in the brain - a hallmark of Alzheimer's. And that it promotes homeostasis and helps you respond to stress. All it takes is a small amount to restore a youthful brain. A late-breaking study confirmed it, many times over.

How Cellphones Can Cause Brain Tumors and Trigger Chronic Disease

23 May 2017 | 206,713 Views

Could there actually be a risk worse than a brain tumor from using a cellphone? Researchers recently concluded a $30 million study to evaluate the effects of prolonged exposure in mammals, reflecting the average person's use of their cellphone. After this exhaustive two-year study, here's what they found.

Can Ginkgo Give Your Brain a Boost?

15 May 2017 | 24,518 Views

While scientists have shown the plant extract ginkgo biloba can protect your brain from exposure to aluminum - a known neurotoxin - optimizing your diet and lifestyle with the goal of preventing a degenerative brain disease is a far better approach to healthy living

What Does Sugar Do to Your Brain?

06 May 2017 | 257,157 Views

The overconsumption of this is increasingly being linked to brain-related health issues such as depression, learning disorders, memory problems and overeating. Research suggests consuming this can also trigger reward and craving states in your brain similar to addictive drugs. Shouldn’t you quit eating it?

Can Young Blood Help an Old Brain?

04 May 2017 | 28,310 Views

Intriguing scientific studies have suggested aging, including brain function, can be slowed or reversed when older animals receive blood from younger ones. New research suggests human blood plasma from umbilical cords may have a similar effect.

Beets Boost Brain Health and Much More

01 May 2017 | 182,660 Views

I add 1 to 2 ounces of this raw ingredient to my smoothie each day, and you'll want to do the same, too, once you learn all it can do for your body and brain. It's been shown to help fight cancer, improve brain neuroplasticity, boost immune function, lower your heart failure and stroke risk and inflammation and blood pressure.

Can This Banned Condiment Boost Brain Function?

17 Apr 2017 | 68,927 Views

Not many in the US eat Marmite, the British version of Australia's savory spread known as Vegemite. Somewhat controversial in some countries (for an arguably uninformed reason), Marmite has been found to contain nutritional components proven to boost brain power, protect against antibiotic-resistant superbugs and more.

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