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With rates of dementia rising dramatically, you’re not alone in wondering how to avoid becoming another casualty. Although lowering the risk of dementia depends on dietary and lifestyle changes, one little known approach involves cultivating your garden. Not the garden in your yard, but the one in your gut. A team of Harvard-affiliated researchers discovered [...]

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you fall asleep around 2 or 3 a.m. and sleep until noon? Or do you wake up at 4 a.m. and can't fall back asleep? Studies show insomnia does more than make the days drag — it raises your risk of dementia later in life. Heart disease, diabetes, [...]

Memory loss and dementia are valid concerns for everyone these days: one in three seniors dies of Alzheimer's or  dementia  and Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, dementia is largely preventable with many lifestyle and dietary adjustments, one of which is including plenty of greens in your diet. New research [...]

Even though you can breathe normally your brain may not be getting enough oxygen. Lack of oxygen in the brain is not something the average person can recognize. However it can cause poor brain function and increase the risk of  vascular dementia, the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s. The brain can be hungry [...]

Retirement may be bad for your health

Many people look forward to concluding a lifetime of work with retirement, but  retirement  can lead to a drastic decline in health. Research shows that although retirement may initially reduce stress, it significantly increases the chances of depression, physical illness, and the need for medication while reducing overall health. The longer one is in retirement the more [...]

Dementia cases doubling–how to lower your risk

The numbers of people with dementia are expected to more than  double in 30 years  and outpace both heart disease and cancer in terms of cost. Because dementia can take root in the brain years or decades before symptoms appear, you can take action now to avoid becoming part of this skyrocketing statistic. Today, nearly 15 percent [...]

While we eat well and exercise to prevent disease, studies show one of the best ways to stay healthy is to hang out with friends. Studies have linked socialization with better  heart health, warding off  depression, and preventing  memory loss. In fact, research shows  social isolation  carries the same health risks as smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity, and that regular [...]

Do you feel sleepy or have intense cravings for sugar after meals? Are you a woman whose hair is thinning, yet you're growing facial hair? Are you a man who cries at movies and has "moobs" (male breasts)? If so, you probably suffer from insulin resistance. Not only does insulin resistance gender bend your hormones, [...]

A recent study found a diet high in trans fats shrinks the brain and increases the risk of dementia, making them a poor choice for people with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. The brain depends on proper thyroid function, and a brain-healthy diet is paramount for people with Hasimoto’s and hypothyroidism. Trans fats are found in fast [...]

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