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Dietary probiotics modulate brain function, study proves

6/15/2016 - The food you eat can directly affect your brain function, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and published in the journal Gastroenterology. The study found that women who ate probiotic-rich yogurt showed changes in brain activity, connectivity...

Over-hyped 'smart drug' actually impairs brain function, shocked scientists discover

1/15/2016 - While some individuals -- mainly students striving to excel in classes and on exams -- have claimed that the drug Modafinil, more commonly known as the popular "smart" drug," has the ability to boost brain power, a new study shows that the drug actually does the opposite. That's right. It impairs brain...

Top 10 herbal teas to enhance immunity, boost brain function, combat exhaustion and more

8/12/2015 - It's been jokingly said that an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea. Herbal tea is one of those universally appreciated beverages consumed in nearly every culture. It can be served year-round hot or iced. Yet herbal tea isn't enjoyed just because it's palatable. For centuries,...

Studies show that coffee can boost brain function, burn fat and more

6/25/2015 - Few beverages divide the natural health world quite like coffee. For every one expert who proclaims that coffee is one of the healthiest drinks we can consume, there seems to be at least one other expert who proclaims the exact opposite: that quitting coffee is a prerequisite for establishing a healthier...

Gluten-free diet improves brain function, intestinal health in celiacs

6/17/2014 5:30:08 PM - A gluten-free diet may improve cognitive function in people with celiac disease, in addition to its previously proven benefits for intestinal health, according to a recent study conducted by Australian researchers and published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. "The study outcomes...

Coconuts can improve brain function, boost cardiovascular health and more

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...

Polyphenol supplements improve brain function in older adults

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...

Studies show that spirulina can help prevent cancer, boost brain function and more

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. According to...

Banned PCBs still present in population, affecting brain function after four decades

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...

Blue light found to improve brain function and focus better than coffee

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,...

Vitamin E slows aging, grows hair, prevents diabetes, improves brain function and blood flow

3/23/2013 - Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that can slow aging and help grow hair. Research has shown that vitamin E can soften the red blood cells, which increases circulation by improving blood flow. Vitamin E comes in eight forms. Four are tocopherols and four are tocotrienoils. Most Americans' diet is rich...

Five powerful ways coconut oil boosts brain function and protects against disease

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...

How to eat to boost brain function and cut Alzheimer's risk

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...

Vaccines found to activate moron genes that cause further belief in vaccines (satire)

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...

Herbs and Natural Foods Maintain Optimum Brain Function

10/5/2009 - Many foods and nutrients are known to improve brain function. Fish has long been known as "brain food" because of the omega 3 fatty acids, but many other foods can improve and maintain healthy mental function and improve memory. Foods that contain B vitamins help boost brain function. B12 in particular...

Key Nutrients Help Maintain Brain Function throughout Lifetime

2/13/2009 - If you want to stay mentally sharp all your life, new research shows the time to intervene is now. Alzheimer's disease and dementia have complex causes that involve nutritional neglect as well as genetic risk factors and predisposition. Genetic risk factors for cognitive decline may remain dormant and...

Radiation for Brain Cancer Reduces Brain Function in Children

12/14/2007 - Children who have received radiation to treat brain cancer get lower grades than children whose brains have not been exposed to radiation, according to a Finnish study published in the journal Neurology. Researchers used data from national registries to compare 300 juvenile brain cancer patients...

Brain health dramatically improved by intake of omega-3 fatty acids and fish oils

1/2/2006 - It's no secret that long-term diet and nutrition choices have an effect on the way we look and feel; but new studies show that nutrition can also affect the way we think. As it turns out, there really is such a thing as “food for thought.” It may seem strange that what we put in our stomachs can have...

Will that facelift get you a pay raise? Cosmetic surgery and your career

5/26/2005 - Is cosmetic surgery important for saving your job? I'm seeing an increasing number of stories on cosmetic surgery for men, and in asking men why they want to get cosmetic surgery, the most common answer I've heard is: they want to save their jobs. This is the answer from men who are middle aged and...

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