Brain Health

Noticing "senior moments" lately? Tips for memory and brain health.

  1. What are Nootropics?

    What are Nootropics?
    Do you remember the movie Limitless with Bradley Cooper? In case you missed that one, in the movie Bradley starts taking this drug called NZT to help him access the abilities of his entire brain. This allows him to learn an entire language in an hour and outsmart everyone around him. This ends up being extremely beneficial for Brad, but...
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  2. Fruits & Vegetables Fight Depression

    Fruits & Vegetables Fight Depression
    Your mood and your food are more closely related than you realize and you never outgrow the need for proper nutrition. Studies have shown a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables can have a significant positive impact on your mental health at all stages of your life. The benefits of fruits and vegetables are well-documented. They...
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  3. Can Flu Shots Increased Risk Of Alzheimer’s

    Can Flu Shots Increased Risk Of Alzheimer’s
    Our country has become so accustomed to chemical solutions to health concerns that millions of senior citizens line up for flu shots each year without considering the side effects.  According to researchers, the flu vaccine has been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s in people over 55 who take the vaccine for three or more consecutive years.  The vaccine...
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  4. Best Brain Foods for Brain Function

    Best Brain Foods for Brain Function
    Food and certain supplements literally fuel your brain. Without good nutrition, your brain cannot function properly. Eating a steady diet of steak, potato chips, and ice cream would not give you nearly the mental boost that organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains would. So, when at the grocery or health food store, try to select foods that would have a...
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  5. The Thyroid - Serotonin Connection

    The Thyroid - Serotonin Connection
    Serotonin is intimately bound with thyroid hormone. Healthy thyroid function plays an important role in supporting healthy serotonin production and concentration, as well as preventing serotonin re-uptake. As a result, strong, healthy thyroid levels result in an increased level of serotonin in the brain.   If you exhibit symptoms of low thyroid, you can work to increase your serotonin levels...
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  6. Short-Term Pain Relief Causes Long-Term Issues

    Short-Term Pain Relief Causes Long-Term Issues
    Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1951, acetaminophen is part of a class of drugs that are pain relieving (analgesic) and fever reducing (antipyretic).   Acetaminophen products (like Tylenol) are found in a majority of U. S. households.  Many people are not aware however, that Tylenol and other acetaminophen products can be dangerous to the health, sometimes deadly. Differing...
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  7. Birth Defects Tied to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

    Birth Defects Tied to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy
    Get a better understanding about taking antidepressants during pregnancy. Do antidepressants pose health risks to your baby and how stopping might be dangerous to you? Get the latest information about antidepressants and pregnancy. A Closer Look at Antidepressants and the Tie to Birth Defects: What is of particular concern and worry is the use of serotonin re-uptake inhibitor or SSRI. ...
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  8. Green Tea Slashes Stroke Risks

    Green Tea Slashes Stroke Risks
    A key factor in stroke prevention may be as near as your next cup of tea, according to a recent study conducted in Japan. The study, which was featured in the March issue of Stroke: A Journal of the American Heart Association, found that drinking green tea may lower overall stroke risk. Study participants who drank at least two cups of...
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  9. Boost Vitamin D in the Winter

    Boost Vitamin D in the Winter
    Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin aptly coined the “sunshine vitamin” because the sun is our best natural source.  This important vitamin partners with calcium in the building and maintenance of strong bones, and it plays a role in cell development and in the regulation of hormone levels and a healthy immune system.  Unfortunately, some experts believe that up to...
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  10. Extreme Cold Can Trigger Heart Attack And Stroke

    Extreme Cold Can Trigger Heart Attack And Stroke
    The extreme cold winter conditions that can put people at greater risk—male and female—not only for hypothermia and frostbite, but also for stroke, heart attack and asthma flare-ups. In the winter and cold-weather season, heart attacks can increase by over 50 percent...
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