Trans fatty acids are the worst type of fats. Sometimes called “FrankenFats,” they’ve been linked to numerous diseases, ranging from cancer to heart disease to diabetes. They’re known to drive up cholesterol levels, contribute to insulin resistance and promote weight gain, among many other things. Recent studies also show that trans fats can harm your brain. In one study, which appeared in the … Continue reading Study: Trans fats linked to poor brain health and greater risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s
Maintaining heart health is crucial to your overall well-being. But did you know that keeping your heart healthy is also key to boosting your brain health? Your brain health is tied to your heart health Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide while dementia is fifth. However, while “Alzheimer’s disease” and “dementia” are used interchangeably, the two … Continue reading Proactive stroke prevention: Keep your brain healthy by strengthening your heart
When a doctor tells someone that their cholesterol levels are high enough to warrant a prescription for statins, many people are more than willing to comply in hopes of avoiding a heart attack. Statins are the second-most prescribed drugs on the planet, and one out of every five Americans aged 40 to 75 takes these … Continue reading Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts
You’ve childproofed your home, switched to organic food and personal care products, and generally do all you can to ensure your little ones are safe from harm. However, one danger you might have overlooked is aluminum. That might sound like a ridiculous statement on the surface; after all, you’ve probably been wrapping your food in … Continue reading Are your children safe from toxic aluminum exposure?
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, a class of medicinal herbs prescribed to alleviate stress and fatigue. Also called Indian ginseng, it has recently gained immense popularity as a health supplement that helps people deal with chronic stress. Adaptogens restore and promote balance. These nonspecific herbal remedies respond to the body’s needs. If the user feels nervous, adaptogens will exert a … Continue reading Ashwagandha: Discover the health benefits of this popular ancient adaptogen
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that impairs memory and other important cognitive functions. Today, it affects about 5.3 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. The number is alarming and continues to increase each year. Before it’s too late, take extra steps on keeping your brain young and … Continue reading Maintaining brain health: Keep your brain young with these supplements and lifestyle habits
The risks of cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline increase with age, but that doesn’t mean that these problems can’t be prevented. Older people can avoid suffering from these conditions by adhering to a healthy diet and taking supplements that contain B vitamins. An article published on the website NaturalHealth365.com discussed how B vitamins, such as vitamin B9 (folate), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), and vitamin B12 … Continue reading Understanding how B vitamins help improve brain, heart health
Researchers from the University of Regensburg in Germany recently reviewed the findings of preclinical studies and clinical trials which focused on the efficacy of ketogenic diets in treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Results from different trials suggested that ketogenic diets could halt the progression of AD by counteracting the impaired glucose uptake and metabolism that precedes the onset of AD. Their … Continue reading Can the keto diet be used to treat Alzheimer’s?
Researchers claimed to have figured out exactly how amyloid beta and tau proteins harm the brain during the onset and progress of Alzheimer’s disease. They urged for therapies that simultaneously target both pathogenic proteins because the structures they formed could interact with each other. When amyloid beta accumulates in the brain, it forms stiff plaques. Similarly, high levels of … Continue reading New study sheds light on how Alzheimer’s disease damages the brain
Could coconut oil help mitigate the effects of Alzheimer’s disease? Some research has indicated that it very well could be a natural way to boost cognition, and possibly even reverse the effects of this dreaded disease. Alzheimer’s disease is currently the most common form of dementia across the globe, and there is no currently recognized cure for … Continue reading Coconut oil studied for its potential to reverse Alzheimer’s