Brain Health

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Foods that affect your concentration and memory

Everyday we eat foods that affect our ability to concentrate. Here is what not to eat, in hopes that we will not become brain fried.     Foods high in gluten OK, now if your like me, you love anything with bread or carbs in it for that matter. Gluten, found mainly in grain products, […]
What is Brain Fog?
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What is Brain Fog?

Brain fog may not be a diagnosis for brain or memory problems, and it’s not a recognized medical condition in scientific journals or magazines, but it certainly should be listed as a warning sign. The definition of brain fog, according to Wikipedia is: Clouding of consciousness, also known as mental fog is a conventional medical […]
Bacteria May Be Cause of Some OCD
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Bacteria May Be Cause of Some OCD

Fictional television detective Adrian Monk (on the show Monk) had one of the most severe cases of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) you will probably ever see. On the Big Bang Theory, Sheldon also has OCD tendencies, like knocking three times in succession. Although most with OCD are not as extreme as these two, the condition can […]
Aging Changes Brain Structures
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Aging Changes Brain Structures

What happens to our brain structure as we age? We know our bodies start to lose their muscle tone and as many say, “gravity takes over.” Is that basically what happens to our brain? Does our brain lose the elasticity it needs in order to make the connections, and is that the reason why our […]
Food Allergies Can Trigger Memory Problems
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Food Allergies Can Trigger Memory Problems

Wholegrain foods, such as whole grain breads and wheat germ are some of the best brain foods. Whole grain breads, cereals, barley, popcorn boost blood flow to the brain, and the Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid that they contain are essential in protecting your memory. With the good there is sometimes the bad. Food […]
Memory Loss Can Be Caused By Common Drugs
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Memory Loss Can Be Caused By Common Drugs

When you have problems sleeping do you run to the drugstore and pick up a box of Tylenol PM? How about downing a couple of Dramamine tablets for nausea before boarding a plane? These are common over-the-counter drugs that many of us take for a variety of reasons, but can have long-term effects on our […]

10 Ways to Give Your Memory a Boost

Every 69 seconds someone in the U.S. is being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and the 5th among people over 65. There are no miracle drugs available yet to cure Alzheimer’s, but there are plenty of studies that say making some changes in your lifestyle could add […]
Turning Anxiety in Your Brain to Calm
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Turning Anxiety in Your Brain to Calm

If you normally are a tense and uptight person, trying to get calm can be extremely difficult. Would it help to know that the less fear and stress you put yourself the longer you can prolong your life, and it will help to maintain your mental health and memory as well? Stress is the number […]
How The Mediterranean Diet Helps Your Brain
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How The Mediterranean Diet Helps Your Brain

High cholesterol and saturated fat are definitely bad for you. They build up plaque in the arteries and eventually in the brain. For this reason, low-carb diets and low-fat labels on food in supermarkets are in such high demand. A study published in Neurology, written by a Dutch research team, states that the development of […]