mRNA vaccines may cause your body to churn out PRIONS that “eat your brain” like Mad Cow Disease

The spike protein outer shell of the coronavirus contains “prion-like regions” that give the virus very high adhesion to ACE2 receptors in the human body. This has been documented by a study entitled, “SARS-CoV-2 Prion-Like Domains in Spike Proteins Enable Higher Affinity to ACE2,” published by the Human Microbiology Institute: The presence and unique distribution of … Continue reading mRNA vaccines may cause your body to churn out PRIONS that “eat your brain” like Mad Cow Disease

Understanding the importance of the human endocannabinoid system for healthy aging

In this article, a researcher at the University of California, Davis discussed current knowledge of the key components of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that contribute to appetite and influence energy metabolism, as well as dietary factors that affect the activation of cannabinoid receptors and their impact on the brain. This review was published in the journal Nutrition Research. … Continue reading Understanding the importance of the human endocannabinoid system for healthy aging

Carbs significantly relieve PMS symptoms in women and an increase in serotonin production could explain why

Controlling your intake of carbohydrates is an important part of a healthy weight management plan. But for women who suffer from mild or severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS), increasing their consumption of carbohydrates may give them relief from PMS symptoms because of its effect on serotonin production. Dr. Judith Wurtman, former director of the Research Program in Women’s Health at the Massachusetts Institute … Continue reading Carbs significantly relieve PMS symptoms in women and an increase in serotonin production could explain why

Sleep deprivation linked to more negative effects for cognitive function than earlier theories suggest

Sleep deprivation makes people more prone to errors than scientists previously thought, according to a recent study by researchers at the Michigan State University’s Sleep and Learning Lab. Published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, it showed that people were thrice more likely to have lapses in concentration and twice more likely to make placekeeping errors after one sleepless … Continue reading Sleep deprivation linked to more negative effects for cognitive function than earlier theories suggest

Here’s how you can boost your dopamine levels naturally

When it comes to the brain’s chemical messengers (neurotransmitters), nothing compares to dopamine. A neurotransmitter that activates the brain’s pleasure and reward centers, dopamine plays an important role in stimulating motivation, mental energy and drive. Because of its effects on the brain’s pleasure centers, it’s not surprising that many unhealthy and even dangerous habits, such as drug use … Continue reading Here’s how you can boost your dopamine levels naturally

Study: Trans fats linked to poor brain health and greater risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s

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

Can abdominal pain affect brain function?

Brief pain is something your brain and body can handle with ease. But chronic pain, especially if it is originating from the abdomen, is an entirely different story. Chronic abdominal pain can have complex and lasting effects on your brain. It changes how the brain responds to pain signals. Eva Szigethy, a professor of psychiatry and medicine and the … Continue reading Can abdominal pain affect brain function?

Musk mallow seeds can protect the brain against degeneration caused by fluoride toxicity

Abelmoschus moschatus, commonly known as musk mallow, is a flowering plant native to East Asia and Northern Australia. It belongs to the same genus as okra, a flowering plant whose seed pods are eaten as a vegetable. Musk mallow is a multipurpose plant: Besides being an ornamental, it is also cultivated as a source of food, … Continue reading Musk mallow seeds can protect the brain against degeneration caused by fluoride toxicity

Compounds from two Nigerian vegetables found to inhibit enzymes implicated in neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative disease is a term used for conditions that affect the function of neurons in the human brain. Unlike other cells in the body, neurons, or nerve cells, are incapable of cell reproduction. Once neurons are injured, degenerate or die, the body cannot replace them with new ones. This is why neurodegenerative diseases are debilitating and very difficult to … Continue reading Compounds from two Nigerian vegetables found to inhibit enzymes implicated in neurodegenerative diseases

Study explains how a chemical from Japanese cornel may help treat Alzheimer’s disease

Cornus officinalis, also known as Japanese cornel, is a medicinal plant native to China, Japan and South Korea. Well-known in traditional medicine, the fruit of this small tree, in particular, is used for its analgesic, diuretic and anti-diabetic properties. According to studies, the active components of Japanese cornel can inhibit the activity of a-glucosidase, the enzyme that breaks … Continue reading Study explains how a chemical from Japanese cornel may help treat Alzheimer’s disease