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|1/19/2013 - 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...|
|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...|
|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 - 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...|
|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...|
|11/5/2012 - 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...|
|10/29/2012 - It may come as no surprise that what we eat affects the brain, and this is most obvious when looking at dietary disorders like obesity, compulsive overeating, and diabetes. The annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience took place between October 13 and October 17, and featured several new studies...|
|10/28/2012 - For the very first time, a supreme court has ruled that using mobile or cordless phones is directly linked to causing brain tumors, affirming what many scientists have been saying for years now about the dangers of cell phone radiation. The U.K.'s Telegraph reports that 60-year-old Innocente Marcolini,...|
|10/25/2012 - In March 2010, high school student Bobby Ghassemi was taken out of his crashed vehicle and airlifted to a nearby Virginia hospital more dead than alive with severe brain trauma.
He was so much more dead than alive that the physician who eventually advised the Ghassemi family on using fish oil, Dr....|
|10/24/2012 - Have you ever wondered what's really in vaccines? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's vaccine additives page, all the following ingredients are routinely used as vaccine additives:
• Aluminum - A light metal that causes dementia and Alzheimer's disease. You should never inject...|
|10/20/2012 - A new study has shed light on the neurological underpinnings of the "power nap," a short nap during the middle of the day that refreshes the mind and often helps illuminate the solution to thorny problems.
The study was conducted by researchers from the Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging...|
|10/9/2012 - Researchers from the Department of Natural Sciences at Middlesex University in the U.K. have made a fascinating discovery concerning two natural "superfood" compounds and their ability to kill cancer cells. It turns out that both chokeberry extract (Aronia melanocarpa) and turmeric (Curcuma longa) work...|
|10/2/2012 - Research findings just announced at the Canadian Stroke Congress provide hopeful news for stroke victims. A treatment has been documented that can improve memory, language, thinking and judgment problems by almost 50 percent -- all within about six months after a person suffers a stroke. The therapy...|
|9/29/2012 - A Michigan man was recently fired from his managerial position at a Walmart store in Battle Creek, Michigan, after it was discovered that he had been using medical marijuana outside of work hours in accordance with his doctor's recommendations for treating an inoperable brain tumor. The American Civil...|
|9/27/2012 - Science continues to provide more evidence that fluoride, which is added to most public drinking water systems in the U.S. as a way to fight tooth decay, causes more harm than good.
The Fluoride Action Network said in a press release that a newly discovered and translated study found that fluoride...|
|9/27/2012 - The parents of a New Zealand teenager say a drug aimed at preventing cervical cancer was instead responsible for her death, a claim that is being "rejected as convoluted pseudoscience" by a researcher at the University of Auckland.
According to The Dominion Post, a local newspaper, Jasmine Renata,...|
|9/25/2012 - Diabetes has become a burden on the healthcare system and taxpayers. In 2007, the national cost of diabetes was calculated to be $174 billion. We can assume this figure has since increased since then and may well be approaching $200 billion. There are three main types of diabetes: Type I - Juvenile...|
|9/19/2012 - Bisphenol A (BPA) has been a chemical item of great health concerns for the past few years. It's common in many plastics, including plastic food and beverage containers, inner epoxy linings of cans used for canned foods, thermal paper, and paper money.
BPA leaches into the liquids and foods in those...|
|9/19/2012 - Back in June, singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow told Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Doug Elfman that she had a brain tumor, confirming suspicions held by some that Crow's failure to remember the lyrics to one of her most famous hit songs at a show earlier in the year was more than just a consequence...|
|9/13/2012 - If you think drinking green tea seems to make your thinking more clear, you probably aren't imagining it. Research just published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research reveals natural properties of green tea actually affect the generation of new brain cells linked to improved memory and...|
|9/10/2012 - Health-minded individuals know that consuming a diet rich in sugary foods or laden with high fructose corn syrup increases incidence of heart disease, dementia, diabetes, and cancer. We can now add cognitive decline and poor memory retention to the list. This should be of particular interest to high...|
|9/8/2012 - Attitude and outlook may not all be in the head. Researchers have found that the gut can function like a second brain -- influencing the nervous system and behavior. High fat intake has been shown to affect this gastrointestinal nervous system, helping to improve emotional balance. But not any fat will...|
|9/4/2012 - Dr. Keith Ablow, a prominent psychiatrist and member of the Fox News "Medical A-Team," recently wrote an editorial for the news giant that questions the safety of water fluoridation in light of all the recent science illustrating its dangers. The piece is indicative of an increasing awareness, even...|
|9/4/2012 - It's no secret that overconsumption of calories, especially those from high calorie refined and processed carbohydrate junk foods is making America fat and taking nearly a decade off our natural lifespan. Since the early 1970's, our food supply has been infused with synthesized sweeteners such as high...|
|8/29/2012 - Increase energy, lose weight, feel happier and eliminate depression by raising the levels of the brain neurotransmitter dopamine with simple dietary changes.
Dopamine is naturally produced by the brain and controls the body's movements, stimulates metabolism and proper body weight, supports the circulatory...|
|8/24/2012 - The approach of western science is usually totally mechanical. So the inclusion of that which is not tangible is often excluded. Neuroscience delves into the brain's pleasure points according to what areas "light up" in the brain during sex and during meditation.
This type of research tends to oversimplify...|
|8/20/2012 - The next time somebody tries to tell you that there is no scientific evidence proving that fluoride chemicals are harmful to human health, simply point them to a new study review recently published in the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences journal Environmental Health Perspectives that shows,...|
|8/13/2012 - The frenzy of day to day life with its stress, worries and constant stimuli, can overwhelm the brain. Constantly running in hyperdrive causes the brain and body to eventually succumb to hyperactivity, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, seizures, addictions, headaches, Parkinson's disease and even cognitive...|
|8/8/2012 - Health Ranger: Welcome back to InfoWars Nightly News. Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, filling in tonight. And we've got a great interview coming up for you right now, with Don Tolman. He's known as the Whole Food Cowboy. He's an expert in nutrition and natural medicine. And I want to ask him about these...|
|8/6/2012 - Emerging research on the widespread degenerative brain disease known as Alzheimer's suggests that this prevalent form of dementia is actually a type of diabetes. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, a recent study out of Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) confirms that Alzheimer's is marked by...|
|7/13/2012 - A common parasite may significantly increase women's risk of self-destructive behaviors, including suicide attempts and self harm, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
|7/3/2012 - While it's admirable for research to inform communities about which foods are good and bad for their health, another barrier plays a larger role than awareness. Taste preferences are considered to be the major motivator that causes people to consume low nutrient, high fat, and high sugar foods. It's...|
|6/27/2012 - Is it possible to sort of "rewire" your brain so you can better control imposing symptoms of depression and angst? The short answer, according to recent new research, is yes, and it all it takes in large part is some "mindfulness meditation."
According to a study which appeared more than a year-and-a-half...|
|6/21/2012 - Research has shown that with as few as 11 hours of mindful meditation, the white matter of the brain that aspartame destroys, can begin to grow back. Research into the brain damage that aspartame causes, has revealed lesions to the nerve fibers known as white matter. This is due to the by-products created...|
|6/20/2012 - The autism research industry experienced a major loss recently after it was discovered that a freezer at the Harvard University-affiliated McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., had failed. According to reports, one-third of "the world's largest collection of autism brain samples" that were being stored...|
|6/12/2012 - Children who undergo computed tomography (CT) scans during their early years are significantly more prone to develop brain cancer than children who are not exposed to this high radiation source. These are the findings of a new study published in the journal Lancet, and ones that could change the way...|
|6/9/2012 - There are four major systems that control most bodily functions and when these systems are out of balance, disease will eventually manifest. These systems include in order of priority: the nervous system, hormonal system, digestive system and the detoxification system. Since the brain rules all, first...|
|6/4/2012 - In one school in San Diego, 65 percent of fifth graders had been diagnosed with ADD and put on medications. Even "normal" kids are subject to random drugging so they act like the adults in charge of them want them to... dull, placid, and compliant.
The fact is that up to 20% of American school-aged...|
|5/27/2012 - The long-dreaded "zombie apocalypse" may already be underway in Miami, where a human zombie -- a mindless naked man -- was encountered by police officers who found him literally feasting on the face of another naked man. This is a true event and has been reported by CBS Miami (http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/05/26/miami-police-confrontation-men-leaves-1-dead-1-hurt/)...|
|5/27/2012 - Over the past several years, astaxanthin has earned a reputation as one of the most potent and powerful nutritional supplements ever made. I first began spreading the word about astaxanthin in 2004 when I toured the BioAstin production farm in Hawaii and published a series of articles and interviews...|
|5/27/2012 - A study led by Dr. Patricia Boyle of Rush University Center in Chicago has concluded that people with greater life purpose maintained cognitive ability better than those who weren't leading a purposeful life.
Dr. Boyle and her team wanted to establish a strategy for avoiding Alzheimer's consequences...|
|5/17/2012 - The use of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been long associated with fatty liver disease, diabetes and increases in obesity, but a new study has investigated its effects on the brain. HFCS is an inexpensive ingredient added to fast food and fizzy drinks and is 6 times sweeter than sugar obtained...|
|5/15/2012 - If someone - or some government entity - were able to figure out the science behind what makes people violent, what do you suppose they would do with that knowledge? It's a legitimate question, because the Pentagon is trying to find out.
According to a recent report by the BBC, the Defense Department...|
|5/1/2012 - Members of the Depression Industrial Complex (DIC) are still saying that their wonderful and effective antidepressant medication can treat your symptoms and wrestle your depression to the ground. However, the DIC evidence is built on a house of cards, mostly flimsy cards. It's been in the news, but...|
|4/20/2012 - Most of us know that radiation from X-rays can be harmful to our body. High amounts of radiation exposure can increase the risk of several types of cancer. Ionizing radiation from X-rays can potentially damage the DNA. A recent study published in Cancer, Journal of the American Cancer Society, provides...|
|4/20/2012 - Alzheimer's disease is characterized by an initial loss of short term memory and the ability to form rational and permanent thoughts. Protein tangles known as tau aggregates strangle neural synapses, blocking the vital flow of neurotransmitter and electrical signals necessary to form memories and personality....|
|4/14/2012 - The March 2004 World Health Organization Fact Sheet states that headaches are the most common nervous system disorder. Tension headaches are reported by 67 percent of adult men and 80 percent of adult women. The report also indicates that 3,000 migraine attacks occur daily for every one million people....|
|4/13/2012 - In the following interview, Dr. Russell Blaylock, renowned neurosurgeon, author and researcher, talks to Mike Adams about MSG, aspartame and other brain-damaging excitotoxins that are widely used in our food supply today. Dr. Blaylock is the author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills and other important...|
|4/11/2012 - Berry fruits including blueberries, blackberries and strawberries are not only refreshing and tasty, but they also provide a wide variety of phytonutrients that cross the blood-brain barrier to enhance neural communications and prevent oxidation and inflammation. This has beneficial effects on the brain...|
|4/2/2012 - Brain fog is a real problem despite the lack of information in most medical and psychological texts. Brain fog describes mental confusion or a lack of mental clarity. People with brain fog have difficulty thinking clearly most of the time and in varying degrees. A morning bagel, lunchtime sandwich or...|
|3/29/2012 - As we grow older, we tend to worry more and more about our memory. Lapses in memory that we didn't give much importance to when we were younger now seem to have a new meaning. It is common to do such things such as misplace things like car keys, eyeglasses and cell phones, to draw a blank on a friend's...|
|3/28/2012 - Curcumin, the bioactive compound found in the Indian curry spice turmeric and commonly referred to as 'holy powder', has been used for centuries in folk medicine to treat wounds, infections, and other health problems. Today researchers are using the power of the evolving science of epigenetics to reveal...|
|3/25/2012 - Cognitive decline, the unnatural loss of memory and ability to think clearly as we age is rapidly approaching epidemic proportions. Poor diet and lifestyle choices have taken a toll after we subject our body to years and decades of abuse from sugar, hydrogenated fats, pollution and lack of physical...|
|3/23/2012 - New diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease cases continue to mount at an unprecedented rate, threatening both the lives of those suffering from this dreaded illness and the health care system itself, as billions are spent to care for the millions suffering from this lifestyle-mediated disease. New hope is...|
|3/23/2012 - After several interesting responses from readers on the original seven tricks article, here are seven more tricks your brain may be playing on you. Beware of these assumptions that, for one reason or another, your brain cannot help but make.
1. You just need to discover the secret to...This...
|3/16/2012 - Omega-3 fats including DHA and EPA are preferentially selected by the human body to form the critical cellular membrane boundary separating the cell nucleus and DNA with the surrounding extracellular environment. The precise fatty acid composition of the membrane determines permeability properties for...|
|3/14/2012 - Health Ranger Mike Adams sat down recently with Dr. Russell Blaylock, noted neurosurgeon, author and foremost authority on excitoxins such as MSG and aspartame, to discuss the dangers of these substances for NaturalNews TV.
In the interview, Blaylock talks about monosodium glutamate (MSG), aspartame...|
|3/13/2012 - Some people are literally stumbling through life thinking they are a klutz when really gluten is to blame. Before gastrointestinal symptoms like upset stomach appear, neurological damage may already be done, according to the Center for Peripheral Neuropathy. The Gluten Free Society calls gluten a "potential...|
|3/10/2012 - Below are three little known mind/body systems that contribute to high stress, weight gain and the inability to lose weight. Chances are you haven't heard of at least one of them, yet they affect your life on every level. When you understand how these systems operate, you can work with them and reverse...|
|2/29/2012 - We all want to believe we are tough to fool. The problem is, even if you are not so gullible, your brain still works a certain way, making associations that create vulnerability to being easily fooled, or fooling yourself. It takes work to release yourself from these natural assumptions that are presumed...|
|2/22/2012 4:04:17 PM - According to a new study carried out at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, fasting for one or two days each week may help improve the condition of individuals suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Researchers have found that stopping nearly all food intake for short periods of time...|
|2/2/2012 5:17:41 PM - Many within the alternative health community believe anesthetics cause brain damage. Evidence for this claim has included innumerable animal studies demonstrating a wide range of side effects from every class of anesthetics.
Clinical observations of patients and in certain instances a physician directly...|
|2/2/2012 - A new study demonstrates that an active brain is just as essential to continued health as an active body. Researchers have learned that fewer deposits of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's, appear in the brain scans of people who engage in mental stimulating activities throughout...|
|1/24/2012 4:17:37 PM - Vaccine Forum Turns Emotional
12 Girls in Le Roy New York Develop Tics - Gardasil Related?
Diagnosed as Mass Hysteria
Mass Hysteria? Myasshysteria
Saying that these girls have conversion disorder takes all females back 100 years.
(I.e. Females tend to be "hysterical" rather than having real,...|
|1/22/2012 - Today I begin to introduce my Batman and Robin Medicine for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Magnesium is Batman and Cannabis is Robin and they do make for a holy medical combination.
In Multiple Sclerosis marijuana can limit the
muscle pain and spasticity caused by the disease,
as well as...|
|1/20/2012 - Researchers reporting in the prestigious journal, Neurology have found that proper diet and specific nutrients can lower the risk of brain shrinkage by nearly forty percent. Other lifestyle factors including degree of education and elevated blood pressure combined with a healthy diet can slash brain...|
|1/18/2012 - There are many people, an estimated 350,000 people in the United States that are living with this painful, debilitating, and sometimes fatal disorder of the central nervous system. Western medicine has not come up with good treatment strategies for this disease and the United States government keeps...|
|1/16/2012 2:09:45 PM - Ongoing research is being performed to investigate the cause of Alzheimer's disease. A form of dementia, Alzheimer's robs its victims slowly of their cognitive powers, intelligence, memories and eventually, their lives. Scientists don't know for sure how Alzheimer's develops; however, emerging evidence...|
|1/8/2012 - Researchers have long theorized that a Mediterranean diet full of vegetables, fruit, fish, nuts, seeds and olive oil can help promote good health. Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden reporting in the European journal AGE provide the unanimous results: four independent studies demonstrate...|
|1/2/2012 - Fisetin is a unique flavonoid compound found naturally in many fruits and vegetables including strawberries, blueberries and the skin of cucumbers. A wealth of scientific research now explains how a diet packed with raw fruits and vegetables can help prevent amyloid plaque formation in the aging brain...|
|12/28/2011 - Nuts, especially walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts, combined with the potent polyphenol resveratrol team, together improve mood and protect the aging brain, thus helping to maintain memory and cognition. Researchers reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine have found that nuts consumed over a period...|
|12/26/2011 - Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that people who eat baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis may be improving their brain health and lowering their risk of developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease. The results, released at the annual meeting of the Radiological...|
|12/24/2011 - Is gorging on a bag of nacho cheese-flavored corn chips, for instance, the same as snorting a line of cocaine? A number of scientific studies, many of which were conducted within the past year, have found that junk food addiction is essentially the same as cocaine addiction, at least as far as the brain...|
|12/14/2011 - Consuming sodium fluoride, a toxic chemical commonly added to US water supplies to allegedly help prevent tooth decay, definitively causes neurodegenerative damage in the brain, spinal cord, and sciatic nerve. These are the findings of a recent study published in the Journal of Medical and Allied Sciences,...|
|12/13/2011 - Just like they often do in response to the numerous health problems brought about by things like Morgellons Disease and the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, doctors commonly deny that the cognitive problems reported by breast cancer patients following chemotherapy are in any way related to the toxic...|
|12/8/2011 - When science is biased and works to comply with a certain agenda, the research can be confusing at best. Such is the case with the most recent attempt to divert attention from early childhood vaccinations as a causal factor for autism.
The study was conducted at UC Davis and its findings were published...|
|12/4/2011 - A diagnosis of cancer, especially the most prevalent form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma, can be devastating, with a dismal prognosis for this particularly fast moving form of the disease. Many cancer lines develop and progress due to a decline in immune function, allowing single cancer cells...|
|11/30/2011 - According to the National Institute on Aging, as many as 5.1 million Americans may already have the progressive brain disease known as Alzheimer's, and those numbers are expected to increase as the population ages. What's more, countless people also suffer from mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Although...|
|11/29/2011 - Magnesium is an essential mineral required to perform more than 300 critical biochemical enzymatic reactions within the human body. Optimal circulating magnesium levels are well known to promote cardiovascular health. Emerging evidence published in The Journal of Neuroscience explains the importance...|
|11/22/2011 - Natural News readers are likely already aware that fish is considered "brain food" and affects cognitive function. However, until this time, little was known about the interaction between genetics and nutrition. During a recent conference held in Madrid, Spain, the European Commission-funded Nutrimenthe...|
|11/20/2011 - The collection of medically-indoctrinated idiots known as the European Food Standards Authority has officially disallowed a product health claim that says water prevents dehydration.
This means the EU does not even recognize the therapeutic ability of water to reverse chronic dehydration. It makes...|
|11/15/2011 - Primary breast cancer (meaning a breast malignancy that hasn't spread to other parts of the body) isn't usually thought of as causing neurological problems. After all, if cancer hasn't spread to the brain, why would it? Researchers have been forced to wonder about the answer to that question because...|
|11/2/2011 - In the aftermath of the apology and recall issued on the Adya Clarity product by its top North American distributor, many people are concerned about whether they may have inadvertently exposed themselves to toxic levels of iron or aluminum, the two most common elements found in the Adya Clarity product...|
|11/2/2011 - IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient. Contrary to common misconception, IQ does not measure a person's actual intelligence, but rather is measurement of one's problem solving abilities. It has long been thought that a person's IQ remains fairly stable from very early in life. However, new studies have...|
|10/25/2011 - Over the last decade, a multitude of studies have been conducted, aimed at testing the effect of cannabis compounds on several types of health conditions, including cancer, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, nausea, and many more.
In 2000, scientists at the Complutense University of Madrid carried...|
|10/21/2011 - A Natural News article entitled "Five easy ways to increase mental acuity, end depression, and prevent or reverse Alzheimer's" was posted in April 2011. You can access that article in the sources section below. But there are more preventative measures to add to that list. It seems wise to launch an...|
|10/13/2011 - What is it about meditation that invokes so much mystery? When asked, people conjure images of difficult lotus positions, strange beliefs and exotic settings. Of course, none of that is necessary and the realities of a person sitting comfortably on their living room floor for a few minutes isn't quite...|
|10/6/2011 - Many people are aware that vitamin B12 status declines during aging, as millions of seniors fall prey to a decline in this critical nutrient. Vitamin B12 circulating in the blood declines in the elderly due to absorption problems in the digestive tract leading to poor uptake by body tissues, especially...|
|10/4/2011 - The outdated apple a day keeps the doctor away adage has been replaced with fresh apple juice three times a week. This new routine was discovered after a ten-year study determined it helped Alzheimer's patients by greatly reducing the chance of Alzheimer's disease (AD) from even occurring. Another study...|
|9/29/2011 - Zinc is an essential mineral known to improve skin tone, aid wound healing, fight cancer and shorten the length of the common cold. Researchers publishing in the journal Neuron now identify the crucial role this super-nutrient plays in support of memory formation and cognitive stability. Additionally,...|
|9/29/2011 - Walnuts have long been known to influence the brain and in the natural health world, they're known as a key brain food. Now, according to research published in the British Journal of Nutrition, eating walnuts regularly can significantly increase critical thinking and especially what's called inferential...|
|9/28/2011 - When elders have cognitive problems, like forgetting things, and when imaging tests show their brains are actually shrinking, the diagnosis is often a hopeless one -- some form of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. But what if the problem in a lot of these people is simply a lack of a nutrient?
|9/15/2011 - Several recently published articles highlight the critical importance of Omega-3 fats from fatty fish consumption and fish oil supplements. Scientists publishing in the journal Stroke demonstrate that the active DHA Omega-3 fat component helps brain cells to better withstand the stress load placed on...|
|9/15/2011 - Let's be real here: Attending frequently with chronic low back pain can be distressing for both patient and doctor. Because conventional treatment options tend to be ineffective and limited, many sufferers now seek help from licensed acupuncturists, who have repeatedly provided the safest, quickest,...|
|9/8/2011 - According to the American Chemistry Council, a family of plasticizer compounds called phthlates are fine and dandy additions to everything from wall coverings, flooring, toys, perfumes, shampoos and IV tubes.
In fact, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studies show average phthalates...|
|8/20/2011 - It seems that the benefits of a mother's raw milk for a newborn baby are being observed by scientists faster than synthetic baby formula companies can keep up. New research adds to the body of evidence that maternal raw milk is a super-potent nutrient cocktail that should be a part of every newborn's...|
|8/17/2011 - The general consensus nowadays is that smoking cigarettes is harmful to health, and that it can lead to heart disease and cancer. But what about pure nicotine derived directly from the tobacco plant? According to a new study published in The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental...|
|8/11/2011 - The result of a new study published in the journal Neurology (the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology) has found that poor lifestyle habits and related health disorders such as smoking, overweight and obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure cause brain shrinkage and cognitive decline....|
|7/31/2011 - A trial involving a new Alzheimer's drug currently being developed by pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb has revealed that the drug may be the cause of a severe form of brain swelling known as vasogenic edema.
And the industry-funded study is not the first to identify a link between the condition...|
|7/24/2011 - An interesting product, to say the least, royal jelly is the food that turns regular bee larvae into queen bees - it's the substance that elevates the physical capabilities of certain bees to allow them to become leaders of their own hives. Secreted by the nurse bees that look after the larvae in a...|
|7/20/2011 - Several recent studies (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) are demonstrating a number of common factors in the cause and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and diabetes mellitus. These include impaired glucose utilization due to insulin resistance, a decrease in growth factors such as IGF-1 and IGF-2, lowered energy...|
|7/18/2011 - Advanced age and the build-up of amyloid beta protein clumps on brain structures are the clinical manifestation leading to the devastating form of dementia known as Alzheimer`s disease. Breaking research published in the journal Fluids and Barriers of the CNS provides crucial evidence that vitamin D...|
|7/15/2011 - Getting older means you will not be as mentally sharp and, in fact, your brain will shrink. It's just the way life is and there's nothing you can do about it, right? Wrong. Now it appears we can take control of brain changes and even make our brains larger, not smaller, as we age and cause electrical...|
|7/13/2011 - No one likes breathing polluted air. Exhaust fumes and particulate matter hanging in the air can make you cough and give you a headache. As NaturalNews has reported previously, it can harm your health in ways that aren't so obvious, as well. For example, Ohio
State University researchers have found...|
|7/11/2011 - It is becoming increasingly difficult for fluoride fanatics to defend the practice of artificial water fluoridation, thanks to a plethora of new reports highlighting its many dangers. A new study published in the journal Neurologia reveals that chronic exposure to, and ingestion of, the synthetic fluoride...|
|7/4/2011 - While city living offers many amenities and advantages not found in rural living, it might have a downside in the area of mental health. City dwellers generally are more stressed and are at a higher risk of developing mental illness than their rural counterparts. Although scientists have been aware...|
|6/20/2011 - Can dietary practices impact memory and affect Alzheimer's risk? A recent study published in Archives of Neurology found that a healthy diet may lower levels of brain chemicals linked to Alzheimer's disease, while an unhealthy diet may raise them: Mail Online reports. Furthermore, a healthy diet may...|
|6/15/2011 - We all have addictions - some to sweets, others to sports. For me, as for many of us, it's the latter. The 'good' reason for this is that sports offers us great fun to watch and it helps us to relax - a winning combo that is hard to beat. Strangely enough, the longer we are being immersed in having...|
|6/7/2011 - Sage is a wonderful herb that can add flavor to soups, salad dressings and juices. The herb also has anti-inflammatory and powerful memory enhancing qualities. In trials, even small amounts of sage have been shown to significantly boost memory recall. It's also been known since 2003 that the root of...|
|5/4/2011 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently surveyed 73,000 children and found one in 10 has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is a 22% increase since 2003. Research has shown that toxic and deficient lifestyle patterns are the chief contributing factor for this...|
|5/3/2011 - A recently published study on a popular Alzheimer's disease drug demonstrated that there is no significant difference between patients taking the prescription drug and those taking a placebo. With one in seven Americans over the age of 71 affected by some form of dementia, the popularity of pharmaceuticals...|
|5/3/2011 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered 'super-foods.' When we combine certain superfoods together it creates nutritional synergy that boosts the bioavailability of the nutrients found within. The new superfood omelet is an...|
|5/2/2011 - The brain's response to the tempting appeal of a sugary, fatty milkshake or to a bag of salty, greasy snack chips appears to be the same response a drug addict's brain exhibits when anticipating the next "hit," suggests a new study published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry. Ashley Gearhardt...|
|4/5/2011 - Loss of concentration or mental fogginess does not only afflict the elderly. Rushed modern living, technology overload, divorce and other stress factors contribute to distracted thinking. In addition, memory loss can be the result of heavy metal poisoning, traumas, certain vaccines, exposure to mold...|
|3/28/2011 - The toxic effects of the mercury, also known in vaccines as Thimerosal, have once again been confirmed, this time by researchers from the University of Brazil. Marking the sixth major study in recent months to condemn the use of mercury in medicine, the new study reveals that mercury causes serious...|
|3/16/2011 - A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University has shown that daily consumption of beetroot juice can promote brain health in older adults - a finding that could have great potential for combating the mental decline common in the elderly. The new findings add to a growing list of healthy benefits...|
|3/7/2011 - Does using a cell phone have an effect on the brain? According to a 2011 study titled "Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism," the answer is absolutely. The study, headed by Nora D. Volkow, M.D. and conducted by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda,...|
|2/28/2011 - A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that the radio frequency waves emitted from mobile phones demonstrably alter brain wave activity. The findings lend credence to previous studies that have suggested long-term use of such devices may be implicated in causing...|
|2/27/2011 - Weekend satire special: New research accidentally conducted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has discovered that vaccines activate the "moron" genes that normally lie dormant in human beings. Once activated, these "moron genes" cause individuals to lose higher brain function and the ability...|
|2/26/2011 - It`s estimated that between 10 and 20% of people over the age of 65 suffer from mild cognitive impairment or have been diagnosed with Alzheimer`s disease. By the age of 80 more than half have some loss of memory or functional decline and the trend continues to escalate as the number of baby boomers...|
|2/23/2011 - The father of a 29-year-old woman who was permanently injured as a young child by the DPT vaccine, a combination vaccine for diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus, says if he had to do it all over again, he would still get his daughter vaccinated. The girl, who prior to her second dose...|
|2/23/2011 - If you're over 50, chances are you've begun to notice some memory loss. Even in perfectly healthy adults with exceedingly active brains, the hippocampus - a part of the brain important to the formation of memories - begins to atrophy around the age of 55. As this happens, no doubt you begin to wonder,...|
|2/18/2011 - Everyone fears aging to some extent, even if they age well. But well beyond wrinkles and sagging skin, the most intimidating loss associated with aging is that of memory and cognition. These functions rely heavily on a part of the brain called the hippocampus and have recently been the focus of study...|
|2/7/2011 - Meditation is just a way to relax and maybe calm you down for the moment, right? Wrong. Not only will most regular meditators tell you that meditation makes them feel better emotionally and physically, but now there is also scientific evidence that regular meditation literally changes the body -- specifically,...|
|2/3/2011 1:43:45 AM - It's been nearly a month since the nation's attention was focused on Tucson, where five were killed and 13 injured , including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, several other shootings missed the mainstream news. Violence seems to be erupting among youths everywhere, from Los Angeles(1) to Omaha(2)...|
|1/17/2011 - The liver and brain are two metabolically active organs that are under constant attack from disease promoting free radicals. Elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels combined with blood glucose abnormalities and obesity cause damage to the cellular matrix of the liver and brain that worsen with...|
|1/11/2011 - The human brain needs a continual supply of fuel. When this continual supply is interrupted brain cells begin to die. In the short-term, this can cause symptoms such as headaches, brain fog, & tiredness. Long-term exposure to environments that deplete sources of brain fuel from effectively getting into...|
|1/11/2011 - Giffords was assaulted while doing what more representatives in Washington should be doing: Talking with their constituents at home in a public place, right out in the open. In an age where many members of Congress hide behind closed doors and spend more time meeting with corporate lobbyists than talking...|
|1/6/2011 - Cognitive decline is unnatural. Millions of aging adults consider an impaired capacity to think, reason and form new memories as the inevitable course of declining health. By accepting brain aging as normal, we condemn our senior years and live in constant fear of whether we will remember our family...|
|12/23/2010 - A new study pre-published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives confirms that fluoridated water causes brain damage in children. The most recent among 23 others pertaining to fluoride and lowered IQ levels, the new study so strongly proves that fluoride is a dangerous, brain-destroying toxin...|
|12/18/2010 - The world of natural science is rapidly painting a clear picture that helps us better understand the underlying mechanism behind devastating diseases including Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s and Multiple Sclerosis. Researchers are revealing that these illnesses develop as a result of poor dietary and lifestyle...|
|12/15/2010 - New research adds more evidence proving that acupuncture is effective at reducing and eliminating pain. Presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the new findings include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans that clearly show a positive change...|
|12/13/2010 - Cognitive decline and memory loss are considered a normal function of aging by millions of people. A `senior moment` is the term coined to describe momentary forgetfulness that some people experience from time to time. Lapses in memory are not normal and are a strong indicator of brain decline that...|
|12/3/2010 - Medical researchers continue to demonstrate that the development and progression of one of the most feared conditions of our generation is not an inevitable occurrence. Alzheimer`s disease affects 1 in 10 people by age 65 and nearly half of those aged 85 or older. The disease develops undetected over...|
|11/29/2010 - Could natural compounds in plants hold the key to helping prevent or treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and even HIV-related dementia? University of South Carolina (USC) neuroscientist Dr. Rosemarie Booze thinks that's a distinct possibility because a substance...|
|11/21/2010 - Studies of meditation have shown that its regular practice that helps individuals cope with issues such as anxiety, stress, chronic pain and high blood pressure. In addition, more recent studies facilitated by brain scan technology have found that regular meditation practice helps prevent or delay age...|
|11/19/2010 - The family of a Canadian boy who suffered "irreversible" brain damage is suing Manitoba healthcare workers and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) for financial compensation and future medical costs. They allege negligence led to his condition.
Dylan Campbell, who was 11-years old at the...|
|11/16/2010 - The memory and mind-destroying disease known as Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia are often seen as terrifying consequences of aging that strike out of the blue -- and supposedly little can be done to prevent or treat these horrible conditions. But while Big Pharma has consistently failed to come...|
|11/9/2010 - A new study published in the journal Translational Stroke Research has determined that potent, anti-inflammatory compounds in fish oil and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids help to limit or prevent brain damage following a stroke. The Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) present in fish oil provides protection...|
|11/3/2010 - Daffodils are a beautiful addition to any home garden, but new research shows they just might make an even better addition to the arsenal of natural cancer treatments. According to a new study published in the FASEB Journal, a compound in daffodils known as narciclasine is a powerful fighter against...|
|10/27/2010 - People with bigger heads may suffer less from Alzheimer's than people with smaller heads, according to a study conducted by researchers from Munich University and published in the journal Neurology.
"Improving prenatal and early life conditions could significantly increase brain reserve, which could...|
|10/27/2010 - Human genetics have evolved by harnessing the power of a wide variety of nutrients which have been available in our food supply for countless generations. Over the past half century many of these natural nutrients which are so essential to our health have been slowly and systematically removed from...|
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|10/18/2010 - Age-related brain illnesses like Alzheimer's disease are devastating, but there are many ways in which individuals can help thwart their onset. According to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition, luteolin, a nutrient found in various vegetables and herbs, reduces inflammation in the brain...|
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