June 5, 2018

How To Rescue Your Memory, Recharge Brain

Your brain’s history is not its destiny. Even if you have brain fog or trouble remembering now, it doesn’t mean you always will. Although the problem is common as we age, it is not inevitable. And memory loss can be treated most effectively in the early stages. If you or a loved one is struggling with recall or memory, no matter how significant it seems, now is the time to get serious about your brain’s health. Memory Rescue by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. is based on an amazing simple idea: The best way to sharpen your memory, reverse brain energy, […]
August 15, 2017

5 Ways To Keep Your Brain Healthy

Too often, we neglect our brains when we think about our overall physical health. You may be trying to eat healthily or exercise more – but when was the last time you thought about the health of your brain? That’s what we thought! But the health of your brain is absolutely critical to your overall well-being. So read on, and see 5 of the simplest ways you can ensure that your brain is happy and healthy. These tips may help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia later in life, and aid you in maintaining a healthier mind and […]
July 18, 2017

Poor Diet May Fuel Alzheimer’s Disease

The University of Southern California issued the following news release: A diet high in cholesterol, fat and sugar may influence the development of Alzheimer’s disease in people who carry the ApoE4 gene, a leading risk factor for the memory-erasing disease, indicates a new USC study. The study on mice, published June 12 in the journal eNeuro, is the latest to explore the association between obesity and Alzheimer’s disease, both of which are associated with inflammation and both of which affect millions of people. For the study, researchers at the USC Davis School of Gerontology compared the effects of a poor […]
March 21, 2017

How To Keep Your Mental Edge & Memory

Occasionally forgetting where you left your keys or what you were supposed to buy at the market might be annoying, but it’s not usually a sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Nor does it point to Alzheimer’s prelude: mild cognitive impairment (MCI). MCI is characterized by significantly poorer memory than what is common for one’s age, and Alzheimer’s signs include severe deterioration of memory, difficulty completing familiar tasks and trouble with planning or solving problems. By middle age, it’s normal to have occasional memory lapses, especially when we’re juggling so much in our always-on, 24/7 world. “The brain, like every other organ […]
October 25, 2015

Lose Weight to Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer’s

Are you insulin resistant? Have metabolic syndrome? You may have heard your doctor  mention these conditions but didn’t really understand what they mean.  If you’re over 50, and you’ve gained a few pounds, especially around your waist, there’s a good chance you have one of them.  Recently, they’ve been found to up your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.  That’s why I’d like to explain to you what these conditions are about and how you can prevent, and/or reverse, them. Lower This Number and Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Like many of my over-50 patients, you may be carrying a little more […]
March 25, 2014

Sugar, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s: Unraveling the Truth

Recent studies have led to an interesting correlation between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. One prominent study (published online by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health) concluded that sugar consumption “correlated significantly” with diabetes, “independently of other socioeconomic, dietary and obesity prevalence changes.” In plain English, they found that the more sugar you consume and the longer you consume it, the higher your diabetes risk; and as sugar consumption drops, diabetes rates drop as well. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), the most common form, is caused by insulin resistance in peripheral tissues and is most frequently […]
July 30, 2013

A Bag of Popcorn, a Can of Beer: Recipe for Alzheimer’s?

After a busy day