BRAIN FUNCTION: Health news, advice and natural remedies

Your risk of Alzheimer’s goes up if you have this…

High blood sugar linked to risk of Alzheimer’s

More than half of senior Americans have prediabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Prediabetes puts people at a higher risk of developing diabetes because they have elevated blood sugar. The good news is that prediabetes does not have to …

Why not getting enough sleep is worse than you think…

sleep deprivation

Sleep serves both physical and psychological functions. We all need sleep. Sadly, in our culture, work and social pressures don’t always allow us to get enough sleep. The National Sleep Foundation reports that most Americans suffer from sleep deprivation. …

Foods that can make you dumb

foods bad for brain healthThere are many reasons to eat besides the obvious fuel for our body. Food can help us in many ways. But what we eat really can have an impact on our bodies.

Generally, we eat food to make us better, …

Memory getting bad? Could be because of this…

hearing loss affects brain healthIt’s very rare that one condition affects only one part of the body. The body is made up of many connective systems and so when one system goes, others suffer. Case in point, hearing loss doesn’t solely affect your ability …

4 signs that reveal how you sleep

sleep quality

Unless you have some high-tech gadget that monitors your sleep, you may not know if you’re sleeping well or not. For example, people with sleep apnea don’t even realize they momentarily stop breathing, which interrupts their sleep. They might wake …

Your risk of diabetes increases if you have this…

 Treatment of sleep apnea reduces risk of diabetesDoes your partner ever nudge you in the middle of the night due to your snoring? You may take it as a sign of being in a deep sleep, but snoring can also be a symptom to a serious sleep …

Hepatic encephalopathy (HE): Facts, symptoms and prevention

symptoms of hepatic encephalopathyWith aging it may seem normal to experience a loss in brain function, but often there are many contributing factors aside from age that takes a toll on brain function. Brain damage and dementia are just some other factors which …

Strong heart linked with a strong mind

boost heart healthWhen we think about love, two key players seem to be involved: The heart and the mind. Your heart may tell you one thing, but the logical mind may sway you another way. The heart-mind battle then rages on when …

This food can easily help reduce stress…

fermented foods to reduce stressThere are many times where we may feel stressed out, nervous or overwhelmed. Stress can be a result of many factors in our life, but the key to living well is managing it. There are many ways to calm our …

Being a perfectionist can increase your anxiety

perfectionism and anxietyDo you strive to achieve greatness? Do you cringe at the thought of an error or making a mistake? If something is out of place, does it drive you mad? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment when someone comments, …

4 reasons why you can’t get a good night’s sleep

tips for better sleepHave you ever just stayed in bed staring at the ceiling, tossing and turning, trying to sleep but simply can’t? What gives? You’re tired, your eyes are heavy and yet you lie there counting sheep.

The Centers for Disease Control …

4 surprising signs of depression

signs of depressionNational statistics indicate depression is a condition that affects one in 10 Americans, but is that really accurate? Many mental health specialists said they believe the numbers are off. They tell us that some people are too embarrassed to admit …

PTSD linked to heart attack and stroke in women

PTSD linked to heart attack and stroke in womenPost traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, an anxiety disorder,is often associated with those who have gone to war. PTSD happens after people have experienced traumatic events and continue to recall stressors.

Symptoms of PTSD can come in the form …

Are your genes causing depression?

genes causing depressionThe Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance reports that roughly 14.8-million American adults suffer from depression. Although it is a mental illness that can occur on its own, depression has also been linked to those suffering from another medical illness such …

Long-term effects of stroke on memory

effect of stroke on memoryWhen blood can’t reach vital organs it can lead to many health consequences. When blood flow is limited in the brain it can result in a stroke. The more the brain goes without the oxygen and nutrients our blood carries, …

Are our guts a source for Parkinson’s disease?

cause of parkinsons diseaseThe cause of Parkinson’s disease continues to baffle researchers. From nerve cells in the brain dying, to genes, and even environmental factors, researchers continue to explore the causes of Parkinson’s disease. Now, researchers are suggesting that Parkinson’s disease might originate

Medication for diabetes aids in dementia prevention

diabetes medication helps prevent demetiaAs we age many functions of the body begin to decline. One function, in particular, is our memory. But losing our memory doesn’t have to be a part of aging and yet dementia diagnoses are on the rise.

Dementia is …

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI): Symptoms and remedies

mild cognitive impairmentAs you get older you may be asking more questions such as where did I put my keys? What’s their name again? And you might be investing in happy belated birthday cards. These tend to be minor bouts …

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