We are What We are Eating, This is Brain Food!

We are What We are Eating, This is Brain Food!

#eating #food #brain Experts often advise “you are what you eat” for a good, simple reason. The gut and brain are uniquely tied by a nerve that carries on a “gut-brain romance,” according to Dr. Uma Naidoo, a nutritional psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Naidoo, a trained chef, often gives her patients advice […]

Music Trained Children Do Better in Life

Music Trained Children Do Better in Life

#music #children #think #memory #brain Learning to play a musical instrument helps fine-tune childrens’ brains, researchers say. In a new study, 40 children, 10 to 13 anni, performed memory and attention tasks while their brain activity was monitored with functional MRI. This type of imaging scan detects small changes in blood flow within the brain. […]

The Power of Meditation (Video)

The Power of Meditation (Video)

#meditation #mind #body #spirit #health #mindfullness #brain As of Y 2019, an estimated 500-M people meditate regularly around the globe. Considering its many psychological and physical benefits, this is Good News. There is a large body of evidence demonstrating the mind-body connection is real, and that your mind has a direct impact on our physical […]

The Key Foods that Fuel the Brain

The Key Foods that Fuel the Brain

In 1/10,000 of a sec, the brain can respond to input and generate an action. Although it accounts for only about 3% of our body weight, it uses 30% of the blood your heart pumps and burns 300 calories daily. Plus, it takes your whole brain to make sense of what is being said. While […]

Daily Meditation: the Path to Happier, Healthier Life

Daily Meditation: the Path to Happier, Healthier Life

There is growing evidence revealing that meditation can make us healthier and happier. For example, brain imaging technology suggests meditation actually changes the human brain in a number of beneficial ways. MRI scans have shown that long-term meditation can alter the structure of the cerebral cortex. Additionally, brain regions associated with attention and sensory processing […]

Dark Chocolate: 1 of the Best Foods to Help Boost Mental Focus

Dark Chocolate: 1 of the Best Foods to Help Boost Mental Focus

Dark chocolate is full of neuroprotective flavonoids which benefit the health of the brain by promoting brain plasticity and helping your brain cells live longer. These flavonoids enhance cerebral blood flow which helps to improve attention span, memory, problem solving capabilities and reaction time. The flavonoid epicatechin found in cocoa and dark chocolate helps to […]

Protect Your Heart and Your Brain

Protect Your Heart and Your Brain

“It’s never too late to improve your brain health,” says Lainey Younkin, MS, RD, LDN, registered dietitian and founder of Lainey Younkin Nutrition. These tips may help improve your physical health, your brain health, and your cognitive abilities, they are as follows. Aim for 150 mins or more of aerobic exercise each week. If you have […]

Getting Through a Day on No Sleep

Getting Through a Day on No Sleep

FLASH: These tips will help you survive the day when you are running on empty. Sleepless nights happen to the best of us. Maybe you tossed and turned all night long, were up working on an urgent deadline or had a bit too much fun celebrating last night and it ate into your shuteye. Whatever the […]

Fatty Fish is Brain Food

Fatty Fish is Brain Food

Our diet plays a major role in regulating our physical and mental energy and mood, which in turn affects your mental focus and attention. If you want to boost your mental focus, eating fatty fish has been proven to help. Fatty fish: Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in some nuts and plants, but fatty […]

Eat Real Food, Exercise, Halt Brain Aging

Eat Real Food, Exercise, Halt Brain Aging

FLASH: A recent study is the 1st to separately evaluate diet and exercise, and the effect they have on cognitive ability, finding those who improved their diet and continuously walked or cycled for 30 mins 3X a week reversed signs of brain aging. According to a survey by AARP, 93% of Americans believe maintaining brain health […]

Improve Your Memory!

Improve Your Memory!

Improve Your Memory! A healthy lifestyle can support brain health and even encourage the brain to grow new neurons, a process known as neuroplasticity. Your brain’s hippocampus, i.e. the memory center, regenerates throughout your entire lifetime, when you give it the right tools Lifestyle factors that may improve memory and promote neurogenesis include exercise, eating […]

Experts are saying, “CBD is the Most Effective Medicine of All Time”

Experts are saying, “CBD is the Most Effective Medicine of All Time”

Experts are saying, “CBD is the Most Effective Medicine of All Time” The Cannabis stocks are on Fire, read about them here. Below are the Big Q’s and the Big A’s about CBD What do we know about CBD oil? Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 60 naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa […]

Real Food and B Vitamins are Keys to a Good Memory

Real Food and B Vitamins are Keys to a Good Memory

Real Food and B Vitamins are Keys to a Good Memory B vitamins are important for mood, motor function, memory, and nerve and brain health When we have a limited supply of B vitamins, the central nervous system can be the 1st to be affected. Omega-3 fatty acids are vitally important for brain health, and […]

Dark Chocolate is Good for Our Brains

Dark Chocolate is Good for Our Brains

Dark Chocolate is Good for Our Brains According to a recent review published in Frontiers in Nutrition Cocoa beans, it found are a rich source of flavanols, a class of compounds that has neuroprotective effects. Italian researchers studied available literature on the effects of cocoa flavanols on the brain, what happens to your brain in […]

There is No “Glory” in Not Getting Enough Sleep

There is No “Glory” in Not Getting Enough Sleep

There is No “Glory” in Not Getting Enough Sleep The documentary film, Sleepless in America, co-produced by the National Geographic Channel tells us that 40% of Americans are sleep deprived. And that many get less than 5 hours of sleep per night, and that adolescents are among the most sleep deprived. The consequences are dire, […]

Fuel Your Brain With Good Food

Fuel Your Brain With Good Food

Fuel Your Brain With Good Food There are 2 types of fuel the human body and brain can use to convert into energy. Either metabolized carbohydrates or fats may supply the brain and body with the energy it needs to survive. Although our brain can use both, there is evidence to suggest that the metabolic […]

Laughing Helps Us Learn New Things

Laughing Helps Us Learn New Things

Laughing Helps Us Learn New Things Psychology Today says laughter helps facilitate your capacity to learn new things. Especially for children, and that is why laughter is such an important part of their playful activities. It actually helps them learn new skills as they engage in play. Plus, laughter helps ensure they are in an […]

Train Your Brain, Live Happier Longer

Train Your Brain, Live Happier Longer

Train Your Brain, Live Happier Longer A computerized brain training program cut the risk of dementia among healthy people by 48%, US researchers said Sunday in reporting an analysis of the results of a 10-year study. The preliminary findings, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto, are the 1st to show that any […]

The Spice to Boost Human Intelligence: Cinnamon

The Spice to Boost Human Intelligence: Cinnamon

The Spice to Boost Human Intelligence: Cinnamon A Chicago research team has revealed that Cinnamon turns poor learners into good ones, at least in studies involving mice. Lead researcher Dr. Kalipada Pahan with Rush University and the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, said the study offers the 1st tantalizing evidence the spice […]

Practice Meditation for a Happier, Healthier Life

Practice Meditation for a Happier, Healthier Life

Practice Meditation for a Happier, Healthier Life There is growing evidence revealing that meditation can make us healthier and happier. For example, brain imaging technology suggests meditation actually changes the human brain in a number of beneficial ways. MRI scans have shown that long-term meditation can alter the structure of the cerebral cortex. Additionally, brain […]

Put Exercise at Top of “To Do List”

Put Exercise at Top of “To Do List”

Put Exercise at Top of “To Do List” Do you w ant to protect your cognitive health as you age, improve your memory and brain function, then put exercise at the top of your “to do list”. There is compelling evidence that shows exercise improves memory and cognition, and helps stave off dementia. A Y […]

We Live in Interesting and Disruptive Times

We Live in Interesting and Disruptive Times

We Live in Interesting and Disruptive Times The Chinese greeting, ‘may you live in interesting times’ is a metaphor for life in the 21st Century. Over the past several years we have seen major changes and developments for the in the Television and Advertising industries, the impact of most of those changes are only understood in […]

Synthetic Fructose Found in Processed Foods May Cause Brain Damage

Synthetic Fructose Found in Processed Foods May Cause Brain Damage

Synthetic Fructose Found in Processed Foods May Cause Brain Damage New American research finds that fructose consumption could alter and potentially damage hundreds of genes in the brain. These genetic modifications could be linked to medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A team of scientists from the […]

Forget Jogging, Try Dancing, Gardening & Swimming

Forget Jogging, Try Dancing, Gardening & Swimming

Forget Jogging, Try Dancing, Gardening & Swimming Forget jogging or running lonely miles and boring, repetitious exercises in crowded gyms. Dancing, swimming, and gardening can provide great health benefits, including keeping the mind sharp. A recent report published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that the brain scans of older people who burned the […]