Articles in: Cognitive Health

In this section, read numerous articles and watch videos on how to support cognitive health. Memory, focus, clarity, IQ, intelligence, creative thinking and mood all have a profound impact on optimal health and wellbeing. In Ayurveda, it is said that if the body is out of balance, the mind will be also – but it may be more true that no bodily function can be truly balanced if the mind is out of balance.

Euphoria: Get the Rush without the Risk

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 14 seconds In my first book, Body, Mind, and Sport, I discussed techniques to experience the co-existence of opposites, also referred to as the zone or the flow during exercise. I called it “the hurricane effect”– the principle by which the bigger the eye of […]

How Sweets Accelerate Aging

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study published this month in JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) looked at the average sugar intake of over 31,000 people over a five year period. The findings showed that between the years 2005 and 2010, 71% percent of Americans ate more than […]

Ancient Brain Tonic Also Flushes Lymph

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes, 10 seconds Research on this small perennial, herbal creeper with cute, kidney-shaped leaves called Centella asiatica or, more commonly, Brahmi in Ayurveda, has new and well-documented special effects. Long known as Ayurveda’s premier brain tonic for mood, clarity and memory, Brahmi is now understood as a […]

Brain Fog Linked to Age Spots

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 2 seconds About 60% of people studied in the late-middle-age range showed signs of significant brain aging. (1) For years, these changes have been considered just benign age spots on the brain, but new research has revealed their cognitive impact. Once called simply “age spots,” these […]

Brain Fog? Don’t Forget this Herb

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Bacopa monnieri is the most potent and effective nerve and brain tonic in the Ayurvedic apothecary. It has been used for centuries to help people of all ages learn and remember new information. It has also been traditionally used to support mood and cognitive function. In the ancient Vedic texts, […]

The New Source of Intelligence

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Recently, I reported on how the microbes in the gut have a measurable effect on the mind and mood. For example: In one study, the fecal matter from fearless mice was replaced with fecal matter from anxious mice. The result was that the fearless mice became anxious. When reversed, the […]

Excess Belly Fat Linked to Memory Loss

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In a recent study published in the journal Neurology, 4,323 men and 2,764 women over 65 were evaluated from three different French cities. Sixteen percent of the subjects had blood sugar issues related to excess abdominal fat, blood pressure issues and unhealthy cholesterol levels. All the subjects were given a […]

Is Your Brain Shrinking?

Is Your Brain Shrinking?

New research has revealed that a common vitamin deficiency is responsible for causing the brain to actually shrink. Loss of brain size has been linked to decreased brain function, energy and cognitive decline. (1) Researchers have found that when three simple vitamins are combined, significant support for heart health, brain […]