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|7/3/2014 - A cognitive map is a mental map, model or representation that helps code, store, recall and even decode information regarding attributes of everyday phenomena. This includes metaphorical spatial environment. These maps are also mental representations of physical locations, helping humans and animals...|
|6/25/2014 - June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Many foods deservedly stand in the healthy spotlight for their ability to help heal and keep the body functioning at optimal levels, and the artichoke is no different.
Artichoke hearts, which are part of the Cynara genus, provide a host of heath benefits...|
|6/23/2014 - Workers at a large nuclear waste storage facility in south-central Washington are falling gravely ill from exposure to radiation, according to new reports. But a former company insider says they are too afraid to come out about it for fear of losing their jobs.
NBC Right Now in the Tri-Cities reports...|
|6/14/2014 - If you're uncomfortable with the idea that someone can push a button and completely alter your preferences and choices in life, then it's time to become concerned.
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Leuven in Belgium have discovered that, by stimulating the area...|
|6/13/2014 - Workers at the federal government's Hanford Site, a Department of Energy facility in Washington State that serves as a repository for spent nuclear power plant fuel rods, say their health has been adversely affected by what they say is toxic exposure to chemicals and radiation.
In an interview with...|
|6/10/2014 - A healthy mind is a terrible thing to lose, but due to man-made chemicals, the threat of brain function destruction is always present. These are potentially the most offensive perpetrators to the mind, but the good news is that there are easy ways to avoid them.
The decision to add fluoride...|
|6/10/2014 - Dr. Cameron Rink points to a picture of a brain that is currently undergoing a stroke, noting in particular the dark, feathery arteries that branch out across grayish brain tissue. Some of that tissue has faded to black around the vessels which are obstructed, and they very much resemble a city block...|
|6/5/2014 - The health effects of mercury exposure have been further expounded by a new study recently published in the journal PLoS ONE. Researchers from the College of William and Mary (CWM) in Virginia found that songbirds exposed to sub-lethal and even trace amounts of mercury left over from industrial manufacturing...|
|6/5/2014 - The amount of chemicals and internal disturbances that are wreaking havoc on brain function are limitless. Whether it is fluoride, GMOs, heavy metals or severe intestinal issues, there is no shortage of things causing our noggin problems. Aside from cleaning up your lifestyle, here are four herbs that...|
|6/4/2014 - Antidepressant medications like SSRIs detach users from reality by modifying neurotransmitter levels of serotonin. According to a new study, if these brain chemistry manipulators are taken during pregnancy, they may also detach offspring from reality, inviting newborns into a new age of autism spectrum...|
|5/31/2014 - Is it possible to predict a mood swing or control psychological outcomes? The Pentagon is betting that, someday soon, it will possess the technology to do so, and with it develop the ability to treat anxiety, depression, memory loss and all of the other symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress...|
|5/17/2014 - Questions continue to arise about cell phones and their contribution to certain cancers. Even the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has raised some concern about extensive cell phone use. The NCI explains that cell phones emit radio frequency energy in the form of non-ionizing radiation. In other words,...|
|5/13/2014 - A variety of vitamin E may prevent brain damage caused by stroke and may even be able to prevent strokes from occurring in the first place, two new studies have indicated.
Animal studies by researchers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have shown that, if the blood vessels surrounding...|
|5/6/2014 - Dementia is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. today, and experts say the next generation could see twice as many people suffering from it, particularly in old age. But avoiding the brain-deteriorating disease could be as simple as remembering to exercise just a few times a week, according...|
|5/5/2014 1:21:56 PM - In unrelated studies all published on May 4, researchers from two separate universities have shown that infusions of blood from younger mice may actually reverse the effects of aging in older mice. Older mice who received "young blood" exhibited increases in muscle strength and endurance; their brains...|
|5/1/2014 - Researchers from the University of Liege, Belgium, have discovered that a high-tech brain scan may be able to predict which brain-injured patients who appear to be in a vegetative state have the best chance of eventually regaining consciousness, according to a study published in The Lancet on April...|
|4/18/2014 - Individuals who are more concerned about justice are influenced more by reason than by emotion, according to a new brain scan study from the University of Chicago's Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.
Researchers have discovered that some individuals tend to...|
|4/16/2014 3:47:07 PM - Millions of Americans who claim to be opposed to drug use are actually heavy drug users themselves, according to a new study out of France. Researchers from the University of Paris' Functional and Adaptive Biology laboratory recently found that triglycerides, a type of fat often found in junk foods,...|
|4/15/2014 - People have long believed that cognitive decline is an inherent and inevitable symptom of aging. In reality, however, most age-related mental conditions -- from minor irritations like forgetfulness to serious neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia -- are the product of toxic environments,...|
|4/9/2014 8:23:18 PM - The neurodegenerative effects of fluoride are well documented in the scientific literature, and yet this toxic byproduct of industrial manufacturing continues to get dumped into the water supplies of almost every major city in the U.S. without consent. And while it may take a little more time before...|
|4/4/2014 - Children diagnosed with the most common type of pediatric brain tumor are significantly more likely to die from radiation treatment than from the tumor itself, according to the first comprehensive, large-scale cohort study of long-term survival in such patients.
The study into 20-year survival rates...|
|4/1/2014 - Both CT (computerized tomography) scans and MRIs (magnetic resolution imagery) tend to be overused for headache sufferers to get good images of what's not right in the brain. They both do that well, but they both have their dangers. And they are both very expensive.
From 2007 to 2010, there were...|
|3/19/2014 - Renowned medical doctor and neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock holds nothing back when it comes to telling it like it is, even when "it" goes against the prevailing schools of thought within his profession. And one of his latest Blaylock Wellness Reports is no exception, shining light on the very real...|
|3/19/2014 - First comes a guy curing his stage 4 prostate cancer with baking soda. Next a woman cures her cancer with carrot juice while some time ago a UK farmer cured his cancer with wheat grass juice. Now there's an obscure study proving garlic kills brain cancer cells without side effects.
There's no money...|
|3/10/2014 - Mention the word, "fasting" and it's bound to raise eyebrows. Some say it's a great way to recharge our system and put our bodies on track while others are adamant that it's harmful, suggesting that it throws our bodies out of whack. Where do researchers at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore...|
|3/10/2014 - Eating highly processed carbohydrates can have a similar effect on brain chemistry as addictive substances according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Stimulating regions of the brain involved with reward and craving, refined carbohydrates were found to cause excess hunger and overeating,...|
|3/8/2014 - Veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who were exposed to intense explosions caused largely by IEDs -- improvised explosive devices planted along roadways to target military vehicles -- may have suffered brain injuries without demonstrating any symptoms.
That is the finding of...|
|3/8/2014 - Brain damage or neurodegeneration can commonly be diagnosed by examining the levels of specific protein biomarkers. It turns out that these same biomarkers can be used to diagnose and assess the severity of myocarditis, or heart inflammation, according to a study published in the Journal of Cardiovascular...|
|3/7/2014 - Can an abundance of fish oils in the diet keep your brain from shrinking? A new study published in the January 2014 issue of Neurology says yes.
A natural indicator of normal aging (but also a sign of Alzheimer's disease), reduced brain size can foreshadow problems involving mental health, clarity...|
|3/7/2014 - Dogs have been called man's (and woman's) best friend, and a new brain-imaging study of dogs indicates one reason why: There are striking similarities in how dogs and humans -- and, perhaps, a number of other mammals -- process voice and emotion.
According to Wired, dogs, like humans, may have brain...|
|2/28/2014 - The medical is big on theorizing about your chemicals and adding more into the mix. Traditionally trained doctors, however, give little thought into what causes deficiencies in the first place, especially when those causes are psychological.
This is why research into the effects of chronic stress...|
|2/22/2014 - New research findings suggest that chronic stress over time creates changes in the brain, which might be helpful in explaining how long-term high stress levels can make sufferers more prone to mood disorders and anxiety later in life.
Daniela Kaufer, a UC Berkeley associate professor of integrative...|
|2/21/2014 - Most people associate Alzheimer's disease with older individuals, and indeed, being diagnosed with the affliction generally does not happen until later in life.
But a new study, which was published recently in the medical journal Neurology, has found that people who are currently dementia-free but...|
|2/20/2014 - After having now analyzed over 1,000 foods, superfoods, vitamins, junk foods and popular beverages for heavy metals and other substances at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs, I have arrived at a conclusion so alarming and urgent that it can only be stated bluntly.
Based on what I am seeing via...|
|2/20/2014 - Is it possible that the simple act of drinking green tea can help protect your brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease? A multitude of studies have looked into the effects that the tea has on neurological health -- and the results are promising.
Shielding brain cells from the ravages of...|
|2/18/2014 - Few tropical fruits are as versatile as coconuts. These unique, round drupes, whose name likely derives from the 16th-century Spanish word for "head" or "skull," are processed around the world to make coconut milk, flour, sugar and butter, countless soap and cosmetic products, and, of course, coconut...|
|2/17/2014 - One of the unfortunate realities of growing older is that, over time, cognitive acuity tends to fade as a result of oxidative stress and inflammation, two of the most significant factors associated with early aging and chronic disease. But new research out of Florida has found that the aging process...|
|2/17/2014 - A new study published by JAMA Psychiatry suggests that participating in regular spiritual and religious practice may help protect against depression. Researchers believe this may be due to a thickening of the brain cortex that occurs with regular meditation or other religious and spiritual practices.
|2/17/2014 - "This is your brain . . . and this is your brain on the couch," is Dr. Patrick Mueller, associate professor of physiology at Wayne State University's approach to highlighting the detrimental effects that inactivity has on our brains and hearts.
A recent study published in the Journal of Comparative...|
|2/13/2014 - Researchers have known for quite some time that fish oil is highly beneficial to optimal human health. These benefits include better brain health, which is why so many manufacturers of infant milk substitutes rushed to add both DHA and omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids found in high quantities in fish,...|
|2/7/2014 - Technology is advancing at an alarming pace - perhaps faster now than at any time in our history - and the major technology companies are leading the charge.
One such firm is search and media giant Google, but the tech company isn't just interested in finding new and better ways to deliver ads and...|
|2/5/2014 - Spirulina is a type of green algae that grows in fresh water bodies. It is a survivor plant which, unlike most flora, is able to withstand considerable temperature variations and still thrive. It is cultivated worldwide and has been harvested as a food source for thousands of years.
|2/3/2014 - Scientists have linked copper to the development of numerous brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, prion conditions such as mad cow disease, and Wilson's disease. Although it remains unclear exactly what role copper plays in such brain damage, at least one study suggests that the mineral's...|
|2/3/2014 - Newly minted research studies continue to extol the critical nature of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in preserving and maintaining optimal metabolic and brain health. In the past, researchers have identified and clearly demonstrated that eating fish or supplementing with a high-quality fish oil...|
|2/1/2014 - Omega-3 fatty acids may slow the brain shrinkage associated with aging and dementia, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of South Dakota in Sioux Falls and published in the journal Neurology.
The researchers found that people who consumed the most omega-3s had brains...|
|1/30/2014 - Aluminum's role in causing neurotoxicity and contributing to a number of degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, has been widely discussed and is supported by a number of studies, though the exact mechanism remains inconclusive.
Now, scientists have reached a better understanding of...|
|1/30/2014 - The blood brain barrier prevents dangerous substances and infections from entering the brain. If the barrier is compromised, the brain is susceptible to any toxin or bacteria circulating in the bloodstream. Toxic detergents contained within vaccines can destroy the blood brain barrier and then proceed...|
|1/29/2014 - The EPA publicly states that cadmium toxicity through inhalation and oral exposure can cause developmental effects, such as low fetal weight, skeletal malformations, interference with fetal metabolism and impaired neurological development.
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology in...|
|1/28/2014 - If there is one area that keeps bombarding humanity with new and interesting discoveries, then it is the field of human health. The latest news is the discovery that fish oil has the capacity to cure brain damage. This is based on the case of a teenager who was knocked out by a hit-and-run car. He went...|
|1/27/2014 - When John Virgin and his son Bryce heard sirens just outside of their neighborhood in Palm Desert, California, they ventured out to see what was up.
Pulling up to the scene of the accident, John gestured for an emergency medical technician. Knowing that his older son Grant (16) had gone on a walk...|
|1/25/2014 - Although many things remain unknown about the roles that zinc and aluminum play in the human brain, one thing is certain: high aluminum concentrations lead to brain damage.
Because aluminum is ubiquitous as both an environmental and industrial chemical, it is impossible to avoid some exposure to...|
|1/23/2014 - Watching too much television can actually cause harmful changes to a child's brain structure, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tohoku University in Japan and published in the journal Cerebral Cortex. The more television watched, the more severe the changes.
"TV viewing is directly...|
|1/20/2014 - The naturally occurring metal copper plays an essential role for certain functions of the body; however, underutilized copper can accumulate in the soft tissues of the body and actually be toxic.
Too much copper can roam freely and accumulate in the liver and the brain, eroding necessary cellular...|
|1/16/2014 - A 10-year-old New Zealand boy, Ethan Wyman, died recently after an 11-month long battle with brain cancer. He attended Te Horo junior school along the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand. His death prompted his parents to petition the school that Ethan attended to disable their Wi-Fi system because of their...|
|1/14/2014 - Strokes, mini-strokes or infarcts and vascular dementia, along with heart disease, account for one in three deaths each year. Expert analysis shows that nearly 200,000 of these deaths are fully preventable by following simple lifestyle modification steps that dramatically lower the risk of being added...|
|1/5/2014 - When I gave and supervised shock treatment or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) during my psychiatric training, patients expressed these desperate words to me - "Please, no more shock treatments!" After two or three of the treatments, they would stop expressing anything, and their shock "therapy" would...|
|1/3/2014 - The importance of sleep in relation to physical health is well known. Too little sleep has been linked to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. It is recommended that adults sleep seven to nine hours per night, but 30% of the United States population...|
|1/2/2014 - People who spend their lives in a vegetative state alternate between being awake and asleep, breathe on their own and otherwise engage in normative functions, with notable exceptions, of course.
They do not interact with or respond to things that are happening around them. They don't really exhibit...|
|12/12/2013 - If you live in the real world, you're going to encounter bad news and negativity every single day.
For many of us, it's a lot to cope with. However, research has revealed a counter-intuitive little trick that puts your brain the best possible position to deal with reality.
In fact, your brain...|
|12/12/2013 - They're technically illegal in all 50 states. But so-called "magic mushrooms," or what street dealers and those in the know refer to as "shrooms," are a highly medicinal reparative food that scientific research put out by the University of South Florida suggests could be used to improve cognitive function....|
|12/11/2013 - Recent research published by the journal Biological Psychiatry has shown that psychotherapy techniques do much more than reduce the symptoms of certain psychological disorders.
Psychotherapeutic intervention also affects underlying biology, including the physical structure of the brain.
|12/5/2013 - Polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (PCBs) were banned in the US about three decades ago, but the negative effects of these chemical compounds continue to show up in seniors.
Maryse Bouchard, a researcher from the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine, has made a significant association between...|
|12/4/2013 - Healthy circulation to the brain region is a must for ultimate health and well-being. Studies have shown that brain nourishment along with healthy circulation has a direct impact on the performance of your brain. It's well known that brain functions tend to decline as we mature into our later years....|
|11/27/2013 - Swedish researchers have made a fascinating discovery with regard to short wavelength blue light that suggests that it could be used as a natural therapy to help improve cognitive function and boost energy levels. In a test comparing the effects of blue light to caffeine and several other modalities,...|
|11/20/2013 - Soda pop consumption is on the rise. Before 1950, the standard soft drink was 6.5 ounces. By 1960, the average serving size jumped to a 12 oz can, and today, 20 oz bottles have become the norm. It's easy to fill up a 44 oz foam cup of soda from any American gas station, and free refills are encouraged...|
|11/16/2013 - If you're blue, can't seem to shed those extra pounds or suffer from malaise, you may be lacking adequate dopamine. As a powerful brain neurotransmitter, dopamine regulates movement, feelings of pleasure, cognitive ability and appetite. When levels are low, zest for life plummets and we become prone...|
|11/14/2013 - Do you feel depressed, yet skeptical of conventional treatment?
As you pursue natural remedies for depression, it is important to understand that depression has both physical and psychological components.
To be happy, healthy and enthused about life, you must get both your mind and body balanced....|
|11/13/2013 - New, detailed brain measuring research suggests that patients in a vegetative state may actually be fully aware and paying attention, even though they cannot move or speak. Scientists at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit from the University of Cambridge brought forth their...|
|11/11/2013 - Decline in memory and normal thought processes, as well as increased risk for digestive cancers are ever present on the minds of many aging adults. Degenerative brain health leading to Alzheimer's dementia and a lifetime of poor diet precipitate increased risk for colon cancer, both chronic conditions...|
|10/30/2013 - A healthy brain requires plenty of restful sleep, not only to support proper memory retention but also for physical maintenance and detoxification purposes. And new research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health further reinforces these latter points, having found that getting a good night's...|
|10/16/2013 - The other day, I was standing in line at the grocery store behind a woman who stacked up three 12-packs of diet soda on the conveyor belt, including Dr. Pepper, Diet Pepsi and one other brand. I bet you money that, if you hid this woman's soda from her after she got home, she would have a panic attack...|
|10/4/2013 - The incidences of dementia and Alzheimer's in the United States are anticipated to increase along with people's longevity. A study indicated that the direct and indirect medical costs in the country may be expected to double by the year 2040. The rising number of incidences of these mental conditions...|
|10/3/2013 - A Swedish study on the use of wireless phones, including cell phones and cordless phones, has uncovered a link between electromagnetic radiation exposures and the risk of malignant and non-malignant brain tumors.
Cell phones and cordless phones emit a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation,...|
|10/1/2013 - It's hard to believe that the healthy and radiant 17-year-old Megan Sherow was facing a terminal cancer diagnosis just a few years ago. "Uh, I guess sometimes it can happen..." was the bewildered response Megan received from her doctors when they discovered that her cancer had gone into full remission.
|9/22/2013 - For thousands of years, ginger has been hailed as a superfood for its healing properties that aid every system of the body. The oils that ginger contains are antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, and ginger has even been found to inhibit cancer growth. Now a study has actually proven that ginger...|
|9/17/2013 - Ginger root is a well-recognized health marvel, mending everything from inflammation to cancer to diabetes. But did you know that it can also improve brain function? In our demanding world, acute cognitive ability is essential. Fortunately, ginger is an outstanding ally in the quest for enhanced memory...|
|9/6/2013 - Bad news for migraine sufferers who don't take preventative measures to decrease migraine frequency and severity. A meta-analysis of six population-based (epidemiological) studies and 13 clinic-based studies was conducted at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
The study author, Messoud Ashina,...|
|8/27/2013 - An Australian family is seeking compensation from a large pharmaceutical company after their daughter became severely disabled following the administration of the flu vaccine, Fluvax, in 2010.
According to reports, shortly after receiving the vaccine in April 2010, little Saba Button began suffering...|
|8/22/2013 - Much of modern science remains stuck in an endless inward spiral of false paradigms. That's why "scientific" medicine, for example, offers no real answers to the really big diseases: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and so on.
More importantly, modern medicine will never solve these...|
|8/20/2013 - Sage, scientifically known as Salvia officinalis, comes from the latin word salvere which basically means to be saved. During the 10th century, Arab physicians thought sage promoted immortality, while in the 14th century, Europeans would use it to protect themselves from witchcraft. Although these old...|
|8/19/2013 - In July, the state of Missouri began offering for free a vaccine aimed at preventing, among other ailments, whooping cough. According to officials, the TDap vaccine, which reportedly prevents tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, was necessary because "of the rising incidence of whooping cough is reported...|
|7/30/2013 - There are over five thousand species of mammals on planet Earth, but only one of them is insane. It also turns out there is only one species of mammal that intentionally poisons itself (and its children) by injecting toxic, neuro-damaging chemicals into most members of the species. That species is,...|
|7/29/2013 - A new study by The University of South Florida has found that low doses of the active ingredient in magic mushrooms repairs brain damage caused by extreme trauma, offering renewed hope to millions of sufferers of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
The study confirms previous research by Imperial...|
|7/13/2013 - Welcome to the "People's Farmacy." No prescription needed. More proof that food is medicine.
Do you want to maintain or increase your mind power despite aging? Here are a few proven brain boosting nutrient dense fruits that may surprise you.
An apple a day is actually a good ideaAn apple a day...|
|7/11/2013 - I recently interviewed Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed., author and expert on addictions. Cynthia's knowledge of brain chemistry as it relates to addictions is worth understanding, given that this kind of information is rarely available in conventional addiction treatment.
What follows are Cynthia's words.
|7/9/2013 - Rosemary's delightful fragrance combined with its pungent taste has convinced many avid cooks to use it in various dishes, including soups and sauces. It is historically known to improve memory by increasing blood flow to the brain and head, which by extension also helps improve concentration. Rosemary...|
|7/7/2013 - It certainly will come as no surprise that eating processed junk food is detrimental to your health. Few people may realize though that sugary sweet foods and highly processed wheat fortified breads, pasta and sweets actually change brain metabolism in a similar manner to opiates and narcotics. This...|
|7/2/2013 - Stress management techniques like meditation, yoga, and deep breathing can enhance the body's ability to handle and recover from stressors like chronic disease, work stress, or relationship stress. These practices bring the body in to a state of relaxation, dominated by the parasympathetic nervous system....|
|6/28/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|6/26/2013 - Research proving the importance of gut bacteria for the immune system and mental and emotional health has gone viral lately. It started as a ripple slightly over a decade ago, and now it's becoming a tsunami of evidence.
The ancient concept established in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine...|
|6/25/2013 - Breastfeeding improves brain development in newborns. New research published in NeuroImage reported that babies fed with breast milk showed more white matter growth in their brains. These are the areas of the brain that deal with emotions, motor ability and learning language. Those mothers not able...|
|6/25/2013 - In this article, I'm going to reveal how transhumanism is a dangerous, irrational death cult shrouded in the language of geeky cybernetics. In fact, the entire idea that you can "upload your mind to a computer" is complete junk science quackery, as you'll soon see.
In case you're new to the term,...|
|6/16/2013 - More than just a modern cultural fad, mindfulness meditation is increasingly proving to be a powerful healer both emotionally and physically. As evidenced by an accumulation of scientific research on the subject, mindfulness meditation has been shown to help repair damaged neurons in the brain and form...|
|6/15/2013 - Large daily doses of B vitamins may protect vulnerable populations from the brain shrinkage and memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in May.
|6/12/2013 - It's very likely there is no other more single internationally researched herb than turmeric's curcumin. Curcumin is the active ingredient of the food spice turmeric, which has been commonly used mostly in curries throughout Asia for centuries.
A recent study in India seems to have given a remedy...|
|6/12/2013 - A significant number of people believe that memory loss, inability to learn new concepts and the risk for vascular dementia (mini strokes leading to cognitive impairment) are a natural part of aging. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a society we are so conditioned to witness aging adults...|
|6/10/2013 - The number of people suffering from Alzheimer's dementia worldwide currently totals 30 million, with new cases expected to triple by the year 2050. What has changed over the past 50 years to account for such an epidemic rise in this once extremely rare disease, now being diagnosed more increasingly...|
|6/8/2013 9:36:11 PM - The local pharmacy is promoting memory and mood-enhancing drugs. The advertisement says "if coffee is a socially acceptable drug, then why not this?" This is the age of instant gratification with a huge debate in tow about the ethics of peddling and consuming drugs for just about anything and everything.
|6/8/2013 - Alzheimer's disease is pathologically characterized as a reduction in brain volume, commonly referred to as shrinkage, as well as amyloid protein tangles that prevent efficient communication between neurons by altering chemical and electrical signaling. Fortunately, many natural nutrients (curcumin,...|
|6/2/2013 - Anti-aging is one of the major concerns among "baby-boomers" and others as well. This is bad news for social security and other pension plans, but it can't be helped. Everyone wants to stay young forever.
If not actually youthful, at least spared the ravages of debilitating health issues and dementia...|
|6/1/2013 - Bacopa monnieri, also called brahmi, is a thick-leafed herb that favors wet and muddy locations in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and southern parts of the United States. It is characterized by its green leaves and white flowers, and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries thanks to its considerable...|
|5/31/2013 - Medical nutrition scientists have written volumes that show how the nutrients from the foods we eat daily alter our genetic structure as well as the metabolism of every one of the trillions of cells in our body. Neurons in the brain are particularly susceptible to an accurately-delivered array of nutrients...|
|5/29/2013 - The brain neurotransmitter dopamine activates the metabolism helping the body establish a healthy weight. Additionally, dopamine helps the brain generate sufficient energy to run the body. It stimulates the heart, regulates the flow of information through our brains, controls movement, and allows humans...|
|5/23/2013 - The human brain contains an extensive network of special receptor sites that modulate nervous system function only when activated by the appropriate cannabinoid compounds, many of which are found in abundance in the marijuana plant. And emerging research continues to uncover the unique role these cannabinoids...|
|5/6/2013 5:03:53 AM - A study reported by scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York announced that they have found the region of the brain responsible for aging and can target it to increase longevity in mice. The research, published in the journal Nature, reported that the hypothalamus, the area...|
|5/5/2013 - Positive health benefits abound in the multi-colored flavonoids found in all berries, especially blueberries and strawberries. Nutrition experts and a wealth of scientific reports show that berry consumption lowers levels of dangerous inflammation within the trillions of cells throughout our body, and...|
|5/3/2013 - You probably know enough about neurological excitoxins such as aspartame and MSG to avoid them, right? If not, plug in those terms in the NaturalNews search window at the top of the site's page and explore NaturalNews archives.
Those are the bad guys. Let's proceed with a list of the good guys.
|4/28/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|4/27/2013 - It's odd that studies are being done to "prove" certain medical arts have positive effects even after they've proven beneficial over centuries. This seems to be the case with Traditional Chinese Medicine's (TCM) and its most widely practiced methodology, acupuncture.
A meta-analysis is an overarching...|
|4/23/2013 - Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative brain condition that comes with a multibillion-dollar per year cost to the American public, and its takeover doesn't seem to be slowing down. It is estimated that in 2013 alone, Alzheimer's disease will cost Americans more than $200 billion. With its prevalence...|
|4/8/2013 - Imagine a society where your brain can be scanned to see if you are a danger -- because the scan can predict that you are likely to commit crime. This may sound like a sci-fi movie but the brain scanning technique already exists, according to a new study conducted by the Mind Research Network (MRN)...|
|4/6/2013 - It's amazing how coconut oil has recently been acknowledged for the healthy oil that it is after having been vilified for decades as a heart attack oil. Now it's been discovered to boost even brain health.
Defaming coconut oil saturated fat was part of the 1950s creation of low and no fat foods,...|
|3/28/2013 - Fructose fails to trigger activity in regions of the brain associated with feelings of fullness and satiety, according to a preliminary study conducted by researchers from Yale University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In contrast, consumption of glucose leads directly...|
|3/27/2013 - The health effects of our friendly bacteria of our gastrointestinal tract are rarely fully understood by most in the medical field, and even less appreciated by the general public.
The population's minority of health conscious consumers do understand the intestinal flora's digestive importance. As...|
|3/26/2013 - Researchers believe that vitamin D3 acts to protect an aging brain and boost overall memory and cognitive function. This is thought to be done by increasing levels of protective antioxidants, increasing key hormones and suppressing a hyperactive immune system that can inflame the neurological circuitry....|
|3/22/2013 - Most people have their own particular styles of music they enjoy. Music is one of the greatest joys of mankind and it is effective at simulating the brain and enhancing learning. Listening to music stimulates the whole brain through diverse neural circuitry that stimulate better brain metabolism. Listening...|
|3/10/2013 - The European Union has approved funding for a project designed to build a robotic brain, the first stepping stone toward constructing robotic humans (androids).
"Robots will challenge the way we feel about machines in general," said robotics researcher Danica Kragic of KTH Royal Institute of Technology...|
|3/10/2013 - For thousands of years, the human race has benefited significantly from the consumption of fresh coconut and its many derivatives. Coconut water, coconut flesh, and coconut oil all possess unique nutritional profiles that make them superior healing foods. And coconut oil in particular has gained considerable...|
|3/10/2013 - A shocking new cell phone radiation study conducted on New Zealand adolescents and their cell phone usage asks the question, "Are children at increased risk of brain tumors already?" The conclusion of the study is even more shocking than the question because it implicates all children who use cell phones....|
|3/7/2013 - You can prevent (and reverse) dementia, Alzheimer's disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, plus many other neurodegenerative disorders by eating coconut-related foods. This is not just a "health nut" making these claims - it's all backed by scientific research and touted by many natural healthcare professionals...|
|3/6/2013 - Aerobic exercise doesn't just build muscle, it also builds mass in key brain areas and improves cognitive performance, says Art Kramer of the University of Illinois. Kramer presented the results of his research into the relationship between physical fitness and cognition at the 2013 meeting of the American...|
|3/5/2013 - Got milk? A better question would be: Got seizures, migraine headaches, brain tumors or depression? If the dairy industry has its way, a major cause of these disorders in the form of aspartame could soon be a common ingredient in the milk supply. Bear in mind this is the chemical that has been linked...|
|3/3/2013 - A recent study published in the Polish journal Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis raises new and pertinent questions about the intensifying link between mercury toxicity and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Far from being the definitively debunked hoax that the mainstream media and so-called "skeptics"...|
|3/2/2013 - Our Brains are under siege from all angles. From the dumbing down of the education system, toxins and hormones in food and water, the covert reduction of people's attention spans and information saturation, to endless stimulant induced peaks and troughs - times are hard for your grey matter. Over stimulated,...|
|2/24/2013 - Nightmares, out-of-control aggressive behavior, extreme sadness and passivity, confusion, hallucinations, mania, brain damage, suicide, homicide---these are just a few central effects of psychiatric drugs.
Read the staggering statistics reported by Robert Whitaker, the author of Mad in America: "The...|
|2/22/2013 - Excitotoxins, as they are appropriately named, are supposed to enhance flavor and excite your taste buds, but this "class" of chemicals overstimulate neuron receptors, which are what allow brain cells to communicate with each other. This causes a firing of impulses at such a rapid rate that they become...|
|2/22/2013 - The Obama administration has just announced a far-reaching 10-year program to map the human brain down to the last neuron of activity.
So let's begin with this:
"The mind is not a material object at all. The mind is not the brain."
If you made that statement to a modern neuroscientist, the...|
|2/20/2013 - According to the figures, some 20 million Americans either suffer themselves from Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia, or have a family member who does. And as the current generation of "baby boomers" ages into its senior years, this figure is only expected to increase dramatically. But...|
|2/20/2013 - New research funded in part by the U.S. government has finally proven that all those corn industry-funded commercials that claim high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the same thing as table sugar, and that your body cannot tell the difference between the two, are patently false. According to the data,...|
|2/19/2013 - First they map your brain. And by you, I mean everybody.
President Obama has just greenlighted a 10-year Manhattan Project for the human brain. I warned it was coming years ago.
The new billion-dollar enterprise is called BAM, the Brain Activity Map project. The fact that DARPA is one of the agencies...|
|2/18/2013 - A recent study, presented on February 15, involving 16 pregnant women, divided evenly between obese and lean subjects, conducted at the Mother Infant Research Institute (MIRI) at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, "found that fetuses of obese women had differences in gene expression as early as the second...|
|2/18/2013 - Meditation isn't only a way to relax or a throw-back to the 1960s when the Beatles first made the practice popular in the U.S. In fact, in recent years, mainstream scientists have published several studies showing that mindfulness meditation, which is centered on being aware of the present moment by...|
|2/17/2013 - I've been forcing myself to read gushing statements about the march of artificial intelligence (AI) and how, in the near future, we will have "the source code of the brain," and computers will be able to do whatever the brain can do, except much, much faster.
I've been reading about the day when...|
|2/14/2013 - Child abuse comes in many forms, and can result in serious and permanent health conditions such as Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), a type of brain damage that typically afflicts children younger than one-year-old. But the cause of such abuse is not always physical trauma as many experts claim -- pediatricians,...|
|2/7/2013 - Low energy, poor memory and attention deficit disorders are at epidemic proportions in our modern society. Weakened brain function affects all areas of our life including, business productivity; interpersonal relationships and overallperspective. It's no wonder that depression is linked to a sick brain.
|2/2/2013 - Although their genetic underpinnings differ, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease are all characterized by the untimely death of brain cells.
What triggers cell death in the brain? American neurologists and sleep experts suggest in a recent study that rapid eye movement...|
|1/29/2013 - The brain depends upon specific nutrients in order to function with peak capacity. There are certain nutrients that are challenging to get from our diet and lifestyles. These nutrients can be supplemented through whole food based sources. These are some the most specific nutritional supplements for...|
|1/10/2013 - Do you wake up in the morning with a headache or breathing problem? If so, don't wait for conventional medicine to help solve the problem - you'll be disappointed with the results. Fortunately, there is a simple, natural solution for chronic headaches plus many other health problems.
Learn how poor...|
|1/8/2013 6:36:35 PM - Brain fog, or cognitive dysfunction, is an increasingly common condition in today's society. It is characterized by a lack of mental clarity and poor concentration, and almost everyone has suffered from it at some point in their lives. Due to the subjective nature of brain fog, however, it is often...|
|12/27/2012 - The conventional fight against Alzheimer's disease has taken a new direction, as some researchers are now investigating a unique form of "electromedicine" they believe might be a viable alternative to the failed pharmaceutical approach. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, expanded trials will soon begin...|
|12/27/2012 - It's no secret that a healthy nervous system is important for well-being and longevity. The spinal nerves are responsible for controlling most of the muscles in your torso, arms, and legs, along with bowel, bladder, and reproductive functions. The cranial nerves reside mostly in the head region and...|
|12/24/2012 - The brain governs violent behavior. Research from esteemed universities such as Tulane University, University of California, Stanford University, Cornell Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical School, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford University, and Yale University have found that the biological and...|
|12/13/2012 - Neuro-plasticity refers to the capacity of the nervous system to change its structure and function over a lifetime.
Most people understand that if a right-handed person loses the ability to use his right arm, he will soon adapt and come to depend on his left. The process of learning will take place...|
|11/30/2012 - An overwhelming amount of evidence has been released in scientifically validated, peer reviewed research studies to confirm that many chronic illnesses are not the result of natural aging, but rather years and decades of sub-optimal nutrient intake, consumption of processed and synthetic foods and exposure...|
|11/20/2012 - Ron Paul recently reminded us in his farewell speech that liberty requires certain attributes from the people. In this article, I will highlight those attributes, then tie them to the scientifically researched brain networks that make those attributes possible.
Then, based on clear medical research,...|
|11/17/2012 - A new study has found that those who participate in an eight-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how their brains function, even when they are not actively meditating.
Scientists and experts at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston University (BU), and several other...|
|11/14/2012 - A recent study published in the open-access journal Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs provides shocking new evidence that viral components contained in the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil are capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier and triggering cerebral vasculitis, a severe form of...|
|11/12/2012 - There's a secret that's much bigger than politics, health freedom, science or even the entire history of the human race. That secret remains entirely unacknowledged -- even condemned -- by the scientific community, and yet it is the single most important secret about everything that is. Yes, everything.
|11/8/2012 - Most people don't need an excuse to eat chocolate -- its creamy texture and delicious taste are reason enough. Yet, here is another compelling reason to savor chocolate: it helps your brain work better. Flavonols present within chocolate may be the key to this enhanced cognitive functioning. But we...|
|11/8/2012 - Perhaps the greatest threat to brain function is chronic stress. Challenged by fear and anxiety, the body will produce excessive amounts of cortisol, the "stress hormone", which eventually damages the brain's memory center. And, although cortisol is a necessary hormone for survival purposes, excessive...|
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|11/5/2012 - Long chain omega-3 fatty acids Ecosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are critical for brain and eye health and development throughout the course of life. The western diet is deficient in high quality omega-3 fatty acids and is loaded with processed vegetable oils. This critical imbalance...|
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