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 changes are now officially termed
Cognitive and memory concerns are a common issue in America. (1) More than half of folks over 85 have some sort of cognitive concerns. (2) The real concern is that, to date, western medicine has found nothing to slow and stop the decline of normal mental clarity and memory. Researchers are realizing that certain cognitive
New studies show that regular, moderate exercise has a beneficial effect on the brain as we age. With more than half of adults over 85 experiencing cognitive or memory issues, a little exercise may go a long way. (1) Neuroscientist Art Kramer at the University of Illinois scanned the brains of 120 older adults over
Tomatoes are loaded with a carotenoid called lycopene. Carotenoids are the antioxidants responsible for giving fruits and veggies their red, yellow and orange colors. Generally, these carotenoids protect the tomato plants from the potentially damaging effects of the suns rays. When eaten, these protective properties play a huge role in optimal health and disease prevention.
In my article, Cooking Part I: Foods that Harm, I cited many studies that linked foods cooked with high heat (over 300 degrees) to numerous cancers, accelerated aging, and chronic inflammation. Here’s the good news: There are numerous foods that help to protect the body from the damaging effects of over-cooked foods. The bad news:
Sadly, aging has become nearly synonymous with a handful of age-related concerns. What if these concerns all had a common denominator – something that, if nipped in the bud, would lower your risk of not just one, but most of the problems that plague us as we approach old age? Certainly, such a discovery would
As children we often cope with adversity by enduring emotional stress through the digestive system, most commonly with a “tummy ache.” Studies have now mapped this process by locating 95% of the body’s serotonin, (a neurotransmitter that stabilizes mood) in a surprising place: only 5% of it is found in the brain and the rest