Sauna To Protect Your Brain

  Now this is a medical study I can really get behind! Woot! I LOVE HEAT. And I love love love anything that boosts circulation — like grounding, sauna, steam room, hot baths, sleeping with a hot water bottle, massage, exercise…   …it just feels intuitively right to get your blood flowing, don’t you think?   Turns out there are lasting benefits to getting your brain circulation boosted through heat specifically… having regular sauna bathing decreases risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease! Researchers had previously discovered that men who used a sauna two or more times a week had significantly […]

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Recovering Memory In Dementia — One Simple Trick

New research shows that in Alzheimer’s patients, long term memory can be regained through listening to music!   Listening to music that is familiar to the dementia patient from their past reawakens long term memories about who the person is, who their family is, and the context of their life. This has huge implications in quality of living, in social interactions and even in activity levels. If you play music that holds special meaning to a patient experiencing memory loss, you are very likely to help them recover context and depth and recognition in the form of long term memory

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New Study Proves Dementia Is Preventable (Here’s How…)

Here is some good news you don’t hear very often… …directly from the medical literature: Dementia is on the decline.   Even with obesity and diabetes rates steadily increasing in a population that is aging, the rate of dementia is actually significantly decreasing, and has been for the past 30 years!   Although our population is aging, the incidence of dementia has dropped by 20% every decade over the three decades.   These results, recently published on Feb 10, 2016 in the New England Journal of Medicine, give more than hope… they give definitive proof that dementia is a preventable

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Ease Holiday Stress With This One Essential Supplement

As we previously talked about here, probiotics have been found to be so powerful in stabilizing the mind/gut axis that they are actually a treatment for depression. Add to that, a new study that shows taking probiotics for only one month reduces stress, decreases anxiety and even improves memory!     Researchers looked at the strain of Bifidobacterium longum and followed what effect this probiotic had when used as a “psychobiotic” — looking at mood, stress, and even cognitive performance. Turns out, not only does the gut play an essential role in your ability to absorb and utilize nutrients… …and

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3 Additional Ways To Protect Your Brain Volume

Today I have three suggestions to help you protect the brain you have for a nice long lifetime.     These recommendations are all based on medical reports — ones that I feel do not get highlighted enough — the POSITIVE meaningful study results that show holistic things you can do to take charge of your health… … like focus on protecting your brain volume!   If you haven’t watched last week’s video on ways to boost your restorative sleep, you might want to pop over and watch it… …as deep restorative sleep is step ONE for healthy brain function

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Omega 3’s Increase Brain Volume

  You know I love sharing positive holistic health news with you here. And today is the best!   Positive health information is the only kind of health news I feel is worth focusing on… coupled with practical things you can do TODAY to increase your health and well being for a lifetime. I literally scour the medical literature to bring you something uplifting each and every week. Nothing bothers me more than medical reports or natural health news that try to effect change by creating fear about our health, fear about the foods we consume, fear about the impending

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Caffeine — Best Study Aid Ever?

Last week, I shared with you the news of the recently found heart protective quality of caffeine. Caffeine appears to have an enhancing effect on memory consolidation as well, suggests a study published right on the heels of last week’s study.     Published on January 12, 2014 in Nature Neuroscience, caffeine was shown to have an immediate boost on memory. 140 participants of this study were able to remember and recall images that they were shown 24 hours later better if they were consuming caffeine while looking at the initial image. They were better able to discriminate differences and

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