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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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Cannabis May Help Rejuvenate the Aging Brain and Ward Off Dementia

25 May 2017 | 166,678 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 | 166,515 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 | 21,393 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 | 240,998 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 | 26,203 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 | 175,810 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 | 65,666 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.

Falling Is Taking a Toll on Elderly Brains

06 Apr 2017 | 29,098 Views

Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury among older adults, and the rate of fall-induced brain injuries has increased significantly in recent years. Researchers cited an urgent need for increased fall-prevention efforts. Unbeknownst to many, falls are often preventable.

Migraine Triggers and Helpful Treatments

30 Mar 2017 | 113,113 Views

In a recent study with more than 7,400 individuals, up to half had below average levels of certain vitamins, and those who suffered from chronic migraines were overall more likely to have one of two deficiencies. Another study found that those with the lowest levels of this nutrient were twice as likely to suffer frequent headaches.

Resveratrol Proven to Slow Brain Aging

27 Mar 2017 | 39,728 Views

Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant found in grape skins and several plant-based foods. New research has revealed it may offer neuroprotective benefits similar to exercise and reduced calories. Scientists have new hope for breakthroughs that would impact age-related problems, including Alzheimer’s.

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