Essential Nutrient Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

Click to register Every time a new study is published about brain health and Alzheimer’s, my ears perk up. When the research focuses on nutrition and lifestyle factors, it really gets my attention. So, when a recent study compiled evidence suggesting the mineral, selenium, is …

Thinking Smarter by Decreasing Brain Stress

What is brain stress? When talking about a stressed brain it is really a topic about oxidative damage to the brain -a type of stress caused by rampant free radicals and an imbalance in the antioxidant status of brain metabolism . Abnormal oxidative stress is …

5 Infections Increasing Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is currently affecting over 5 million Americans and is expected to double in just over 3 decades.  While this disease is costing Americans over $440 billion per year, targeted pharmaceutical therapies have done nothing to delay this devastating disease. Unfortunately, the cause of Alzheimer’s …

Over-the-Counter to Cognitive Decline

Over-the-counter drugs are usually considered safe– that’s why you don’t need a prescription, right? Unfortunately, some over-the-counter drugs may not be as safe as they seem. These drugs are classified as anticholinergic, which means that they block acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter in the nervous system. …

4 Foods That Will Help Fortify Brain Function

In order for the brain to function optimally, it needs the right amount of nutrients. If it doesn’t get enough of the material it needs, it will struggle to build brain cells and keep the lines of communication open between the cells and their receptors. …