Brain Health

New study proves meditation can keep brains young

Taking a few moments each day to quiet your mind can reduce stress, depression, pain, and fight inflammatory diseases on a genetic level. While the scientific world often remains skeptical about the healing powers of this ancient technique, sometimes we don’t need scientific proof since there is no denying that this non-invasive technique works on so...

Moderate drinking protects your brain as you age… really

A nearly 30-year old cohort study has found that moderate drinking can improve the cognitive health of middle- to upper-class white adults. These findings, while limited to its homogeneity, could potentially indicate a medically preventive effect in social drinking. Should the data be further verified across all races and ages, moderate consumption of alcohol could be...

Mediterranean Diet Found To Slash Risk Of Dementia By 35%

A recent study carried out by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco revealed that following a Mediterranean-style diet may mitigate the risk of developing dementia. The Mediterranean diet, which includes mostly oily fish, vegetables and nuts, has long been touted as a highly effective diet scheme against a plethora of diseases.As part of the...

Lutein in avocados found to protect the brain from effects of aging

A new study showed that while green leafy vegetables such as spinachand kale are a staple food of people who are looking to stay fit, they can also be used by people who are looking to retain their brain power. According to the study that was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscienceand was conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at...

The Real Truth: Antidepressants Actually Deplete These 3 Crucial Nutrients for the Brain

Antidepressants are one of the most prescribed medications out there. But how much do you know about the side effects of antidepressants?One in six Americans takes antidepressants or other psychiatric medications, most of them (84.3%) on a long-term basis. (1) This is especially concerning when using addictive drugs like Valium and Xanax. (2) That number...

Omega-3 oils found to halt neuroinflammation that leads to Alzheimer’s disease

Omega-3 fatty acids have been attracting a lot of nutrition headlines lately as studies continue to reinforce their known benefits and even uncover some new ones.While Omega 3 has long been linked with brain health, new research shows how dietary essential fatty acids could help treat Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions during their early stages.The key Omega-3...

The Magical Spice that Boosts Memory in Just One Hour

Now there's one more reason to enjoy your favorite curry dish. Turmeric, a spice commonly found in many Indian curry dishes, has been found to improve memory and cognition in as little as one hour.Wandering online a while ago, I came across an exciting study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The double-blind, placebo-controlled study explored the...

Eating foods high in Omega 3s like salmon, mackerel, and sardines found to prevents Alzheimer’s disease by boosting blood flow

A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed that eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids — such as salmon, sardines and mackerel — may help keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay by promoting blood flow in brain regions that regulate memory and learning. As part of the study, a team of...

Why Cycling Feels So Damn Good

Science confirms what many of us know: Your bike is your happy place.When you ride, you get a spike in neurochemicals such as serotonin and dopamine that relieve pain and improve mood, says Kim Chronister, PsyD, a psychologist in Los Angeles. You also get a hit of endorphins, which triggers the same receptors in...

Sniffing Rosemary Can Improve Memory By 75%

Rosemary is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs. It has innumerable uses in both the kitchen and in herbal medicine. Both the leaves and flowers of rosemary have been used medicinally for thousands of years to improve memory. Shakespeare was right in saying rosemary can improve your memory. Rosemary Protects The Brain From Damage...
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