Brain Health

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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Best Vitamin Supplements for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Best Vitamin Supplements for a Healthy Mind and Body
    Many of the commonly prescribed mood-enhancing medications can be addictive and almost all of them have potentially dangerous side effects. Despite what the large pharmaceutical companies would have you believe, chemicals are not the answer. Mother Nature has provided us with the tools
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  4. Research Shows Hearing Loss Can Affect the Brain

    Research Shows Hearing Loss Can Affect the Brain
    Hearing loss" 30 to 40 percent of people 65 years of age and older suffer from this debilitating sensory disability, and approximately 85 percent of these go untreated. The loss of hearing can be frustrating as it worsens, which can sometimes lead to depression. In fact, the chances of experienc
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  5. Alpha Lipoic Acid - The Antioxidant your Brain Loves

    Alpha Lipoic Acid - The Antioxidant your Brain Loves
    Free radicals are waste products that can cause cell-damaging reactions within the body. In their fight against free radicals, many of the body’s antioxidants are used up. Evidence indicates that alpha-lipoic acid – an important antioxidant - can help rekindle and reactivate other
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  6. Is What You Are Eating Killing Your Brain Cells

    Is What You Are Eating Killing Your Brain Cells
    There is plenty of information available about foods for a healthy brain, but how about highlighting some of the foods that are damaging to brain health. Knowing the dangers of some of these additives and processed foods may help you make an informed decision about what you and your family
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  7. How GABA Naturally Aids Sleep

    How GABA Naturally Aids Sleep
    When doctors talk about the brain, they talk about all sorts of things that often baffle most of us. They talk about neurons and neurotransmitters and dendrites. They talk about receptors, axons, synapses, hemispheres and lobes. They tell us that neurotransmitters are really communicating chemicals
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  8. Do Memory Exercises Really Improve Brain Function?

    Do Memory Exercises Really Improve Brain Function?
    There has been a great deal of press in recent years about the importance of keeping one's brain active. Many articles have been written touting the benefits of activities such as crossword puzzles, suduko and puzzles in general. While many seniors have been told quite religiously that
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  9. Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Protection for the Brain

    Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Protection for the Brain
    Omega-3s aka polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) - are "essential" fatty acids, meaning humans need them for good health. Since the body doesn't make them however, we must get them through food. Certain types of fatty fish like halibut, salmon and tuna are good dietary sources of Omega-3 fatty acid
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  10. Astaxanthin: food for a healthy brain

    Astaxanthin: food for a healthy brain
    By now most of us know that salmon is a nutrient-packed superfood, recommended as part of a healthy diet by Dr. Oz and practically every other health expert on the planet. Among the most powerful health benefits of salmon is one of its components known as astaxanthin (pronounced asta-ZAN-thin)
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