Articles relating to 'BRAIN FUNCTION'

Unusual signs of stroke in women

risks of stroke in womenLet’s set the record straight: … Read More

New MIND diet reduces risk of Alzheimer’s by 53 percent

MIND diet to reduce Alzheimer’s diseaseAs we age, the threat of developing Alzheimer’s disease increases. Although the cause of Alzheimer’s disease is still unknown, researchers are working diligently to uncover more information to combat this life-changing illness.

What we do know is there are effective means to help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. And there is something you do every day that … Read More

Cashews: Handful (or two) a day keeps the doctor away

Cashews keep depression at bay Nuts are certainly having a moment! All the enthusiasm comes from an onslaught of studies over the past decade showing nuts are no longer just snacks for baseball games – nuts are bona fide health food. Their most salient effect is heart attack prevention, and some studies suggest they help protect against diabetes. The nut of the day … Read More

Lonely? How to make it work in your favor…

How time alone can improve your healthI’ve often said that life is better shared. The things you do with family and friends can be the most memorable moments in your life. But there’s something to be said for carving out “alone time” or “me-time” to do something just for yourself. And as it turns out, alone time is good for your health.

Why? You … Read More

Why Sleeping Beauty has better brain health

benefits-of-sleep-for-the-brainRemember the tale of the young princess who pricks her finger on a spindle only to fall into a deep sleep that can’t be awoken until she is kissed by her true love? Although the story involves fairy godmothers, witches and kingdoms, that princess was greatly improving her brain health while in her deep sleep.

And Sleeping Beauty … Read More

The answer to depression and anxiety for seniors? Yoga

Do-yoga-for-depressionI have a love-hate relationship with yoga. I love the high I get from a good workout that includes some sun salutations and downward dogs. But I hate that some of the poses show how tight and inflexible I’ve become.

Pigeon pose, where you pretzel your leg under by bending at the knee and rest on your hips … Read More

14 Highly effective food choices to get a good night’s sleep

diet for better sleepHow’d you sleep last night? Like a baby or as if your mattress was a bed of nails? Was the tossing and turning too much and did you wake up feeling exhausted?

If you’re having trouble sleeping, you could be harming your health.

You see, sleep is necessary and if you think pulling all-nighters or skimping out on … Read More

Herbs to combat stress the natural way

herbal-remedies-for-anxietyFeeling more than a little anxious these days? You’re not alone. The faster life gets, often the more intense we experience the ups and downs. There’s less of an emphasis on relaxing and enjoying the simple things. Modern life is much more focused on doing and achieving, ticking all the things we can off the to-do list each … Read More

Your risk for diabetes increases if you’re not getting enough of this

lack-of-sleep-may-cause-diabetesIt seems like there’s not enough time in a day to get everything we need to do, done. So instead of putting tasks off until tomorrow, we stay up later impeding on our sleep time. It may not seem like a big deal now to skimp out on some shut-eye, but over time, you’re actually impacting not only … Read More

Top 10 reasons to eat walnuts every day

benefits-of-walnutsThis is it. I’m committed. I’m going to start eating walnuts every day. Raw, maybe some days roasted, but definitely minus the salt.

That’s because, as you’re about to find out, the top health benefits of walnuts are far too convincing for me to keep munching on almonds or pistachios (which have been my favorites for the past … Read More

Your tiredness could be hypersomnia

tiredness-could-be-hypersomniaHow much sleep did you get last night? Six, seven maybe even up to nine hours? When we get little sleep it makes sense to wake up tired, but when we have prolonged amounts of sleep and still wake up tired then that’s a problem.

If you’re clocking in many hours of shut-eye and still can’t seem to … Read More

Get to know the different types of schizophrenia

types-of-schizophreniaAlthough mental illness issues are becoming more openly talked about, there is still a heavy stigma that surrounds them. As news media portrays criminals as having some mental disorder, society associates mental illness with people who are harmful and dangerous. Learning more about mental illness is a sure way to begin to eliminate the stigma.

One mental illness … Read More

5 Fixes for memory loss

improve-memory-naturallyDo you remember your child’s second birthday? How about what you ate last week? If your memory is starting to fog, don’t hit the panic button! It’s not too late to give it a boost. In fact, there are many different things you can do every day to improve your memory.

With memory being so precious, wouldn’t … Read More

Why depression takes a toll on your body

why-depression-takes-a-toll-on-your-bodyAs of 2012, one in 10 Americans has experienced bouts of depression. This number is estimated to increase by 20 percent each year. Sadly, though, up to 80 percent of these people are not receiving treatment for their depression, whether they are scared to ask for help or are not able to do so, factors are in … Read More

Anxiety: Signs, symptoms and risk factors

signs-symptoms-of-anxietyYour heart starts to feel like it’s coming right out of your chest. Your hands are clammy and maybe start to tremble. Worst of all, your head feels as though it could explode. These are just some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety.

At some point in our lives, we all experience anxiety and learn how … Read More

Can’t sleep? You’re at risk for diabetes

sleep-linked-to-diabetesIt seems like there’s not enough time in a day to get everything we need to do done. So instead of putting tasks off until tomorrow, we stay up later, encroaching on our sleep time.

It may not seem like a big deal now to skimp on some shuteye, but over time, this has a negative impact on … Read More

Home remedies for Alzheimer’s disease

home-remedies-for-alzheimers-diseaseWe like to think with age comes wisdom and life experience, and so many things to pass on to the generations to come. All this is true and worth enjoying. But age does bring its challenges, too, along with a body that’s weathered the years, the stress, and the toxins we’ve absorbed from our food and environment.

The … Read More

Exercise like pumping iron for your brain (and your memory)

exercise-for-brain-healthIf you need a pep-talk to get up and get moving, this is definitely it.

Exercise is important, that much we know. More and more research reveals the vast and varied effects that exercise has on our bodies. Now we’ve linked physical activity with healthy brainpower.

As we age, it seems as though we become more forgetful, … Read More

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