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5 Things You can do for a Better Brain

Reduce the mental decline that begins in mid-age by making moderate changes in your diet and lifestyle

7 Conditions Masquerading As Dementia

7 Conditions Masquerading As Dementia

More than 40% of dementia diagnoses have been shown to be wrong.  Here's what may really be going on.  

Imagine this nightmare. For the last few years your mother has had serious memory problems.  She gets lost driving.  She repeats the same question to you over and over again.  She can't process new information.  She loses her train of thought in mid-sentence.  A CT scan comes back with a diagnosis of early Alzheimer's disease.  The doctors offer a prescription with little encouragement it will work. 

Do you despair? 

7 Proven Ways to Keep Your Brain Young

Over 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Another 10,000,000 suffer with severe dementia and Parkinson’s. Even more struggle with age-related mild cognitive impairment. Here are 7 natural ways to defend your brain.   

Afraid of Alzheimer's Disease? Eat Your Berries!

Afraid of Alzheimer's Disease? Eat Your Berries!

Fear of Alzheimer's disease is rampant. But there is berry good evidence that a particular food significantly decreases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia

Dementia and other neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease have become increasingly worrisome over the past few decades for many of us. This is especially the case among those of us in industrialized countries -- those regions that maintain the 'perfect storm' of rampant toxic pollutants and the Western diet.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid Improves Multiple Sclerosis

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Many times there are extremely positive preliminary results with a natural product improving very serious health condition and there are no follow up studies. In 2005, a clinical trial indicated that a common dietary supplement can produce meaningful improvements in multiple sclerosis. Since this initial study there has been considerable additional studies that also demonstrate dietary supplementation with this compound is capable of making a positive clinical impact

Ancient Ayurvedic Herb Boosts Memory and Multitasking, Reduces Stress

Ayurvedic Remedy Bacopa Improves Memory and Multitasking, Reduces Stress

While modern researchers scramble to create synthetic drugs to delay the onset of memory disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, a latent form of institutional dementia prevails: A purposeful forgetfulness and outright dismissal of ancient remedies for memory, stress and mood disorders

Bacopa monieri is an herbal medicine used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for a variety of mood-related, memory-related and cognitive-related disorders.

Now we find modern clinical research proves the effectiveness of Bacopa to boost memory, improve moods, increase multi-tasking, reduce stress and boost cognition in general.

Are Mental Disorders the Result of Neuroinflammation?

Are Mental Disorders the Result of Neuroinflammation?

New research is increasingly finding that not only are many cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia related to inflammation among brain tissues, but classic mental diseases such as schizophrenia and depression may also be connected to brain inflammation.

Recent research from Japan's Kyushu University Medical School and Saga University have been revealing that many mental disorders are produced by inflammation involving the microglia cells of the brain.

Dementia and Cognitive Decline Linked to Sleep Disorders

Dementia and Cognitive Decline Linked to Sleep Disorders

Research from the Mayo Clinic has found that adults who have abnormal sleeping habits and the associated disruptions of their daytimes have a greater risk of developing dementia and mild cognitive impairment later on.

The researchers followed 1,282 normal women through their elderly years, and found that those women whose peak circadian rhythm activity occurred later than normal had an 83% increased risk of either contracting dementia or mild cognitive impairment later in life.

The women's peak circadian rhythm activity was measured using wrist actigraphy. Wrist actigraphy uses a small device worn on the wrist to measure a person's motor activity throughout the day and night. The highest level of motor activity during the day illustrates the person's peak circadian rhythm activity. Motor activity also peaks during the night, but its daytime peak is determined by one's sleep patterns.

Highly-Fit Women 90% Less Likely to Develop Dementia Later

As we age, it can be tempting to “take it easy” on ourselves physically, and even let our fitness slide. A new long-term study on dementia has highlighted the importance of staying as fit as possible, for as long as possible, to ensure not just a healthy body, but also a healthy mind.

The Amazing Health Benefits of Dancing

The evidence-based health benefits of dancing are numerous and profound. In fact, if dancing were a drug it would be considered unethical not to use it.

Why You Need To Supplement Essential Fatty Acids

Why You Need To Supplement Essential Fatty Acids

Today, healthy fatty acid deficiency is epidemic. This deficiency leads to cardiovascular and immune issues and other disorders. What do you do if you're HFA deficient? 

[Note: Melanie Christner is leading an upcoming 12-week GAPS™ Protocol course which is still open for enrollment. Learn more here.]

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