Memory & Brain Support

  1. Alzheimer’s disease linked to nighttime eating

    Midnight munchies could lead to dementia

    It’s a hard habit to kick. You’re tucked in with the TV on…and then you decide to get up…and grab a pint of ice cream and a spoon.

    Or, maybe it’s a little late night grazing through the leftovers in the fridge…a little bit of this…a little bit of that…and by the time you’re done, you’ve eaten your fourth meal of the day.

    Late-night snacking is never healthy no matter what it is you’re eating, and a new study on mice finds that eating during the off-hours takes a toll on the brain.

    In a series of experiments, mice fed during normal meal hours were able to remember newly-learned information – but mice fed during what would normally be their sleep hours struggled.

    And in addition to short-term memory loss, mice that were fed when they should’ve been sleeping also showed signs of long-term memory problems over time.

    You’re not a mouse, of course. But your own memories are formed and stored in much the same way.

    Information in your brain travels through nerve pathways to a region called the hippocampus, which kind of acts like a hard drive for memory storage. But when you eat at night, those nerve pathways don’t quite work right and your hippocampus doesn’t store everything correctly.

    The study also finds that nighttime eating cuts the activity of a brain-related protein called CREB (cAMP response element-binding protein), which is important to forming new memories. Reduced CREB activity doesn’t just mean forgetting a few things – it’s even been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

    So along with sticking to the routine of three squares at the usual times, make sure you enjoy a healthy diet rich in brain-boosting nutrients such as B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids.

    There’s one easy-to-follow diet with naturally high levels of these essentials, and studies prove it can cut the risk of dementia. You can read all about it in this free report from my House Calls archives.

    Along with changing your eating habits, it’s time to rethink what you drink.

  2. Apigenin can fight Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

    Protect your brain with herbs from your kitchen

    It’s the brain-saving miracle cure – hiding in your own kitchen!

    New research proves once again that the biggest breakthroughs in medicine aren’t being cooked up in Big Pharma’s mad science labs.

    They’re out there right now, in some cases all around us, hiding in plain sight – just waiting for someone smart enough to come along and figure out how to use them.

    Now, new research spots what just may be one of the most promising cures for brain diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and it comes from one of the humblest sources of all: kitchen herbs.

    It’s a compound called apigenin, and it’s found in common household seasonings like parsley, thyme, celery, oregano, cloves, and chamomile, just to name a few. Like I said, odds are you have this stuff – and plenty of it – sitting in your kitchen right now.

    In a series of tests, researchers were able to turn human stem cells into brain cells by adding apigenin to them in a lab dish. (Stem cells without apigenin added did not undergo the same change.)

    In just 25 days, those cells had turned into neurons, or the type of cell needed in your brain. Then, when more apigenin was added to the newly-formed neurons, it strengthened their cellular connections to each other.

    These connections are critical to brain function, and strong ones between neurons are specifically needed for memory, learning, and overall good brain function. Think of them as the WiFi signal in your head. When the connections are strong, your brain is firing lightning fast with few hiccups. When they’re weak, everything slows down to a crawl…as you wait for information to buffer….

    Apigenin appears to work by binding to estrogen receptors in the cells of the nervous system, a process that could delay or even stop neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s as well as psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia and depression.

    It’s an exciting development because although we’ve known about the potential for apigenin for a while, this is the first research that shows its effects on actual human cells.

    Of course, eating bushels of parsley won’t cure any of those diseases, but the apigenin itself could ultimately become a highly effective natural therapy once researchers find the best way to use it in living, breathing humans.

    That said, feel free to eat a variety of apigenin-rich foods, because it’s a powerful antioxidant – and studies have shown it can even help fight cancer. Learn more in this free report from my House Calls archives.

  3. Slow cognitive decline with exercise

    Cognitive decline isn’t an unstoppable march to dementia. New research shows how a little exercise can protect your brain and slow the progression.
  4. Anesthesia linked to cognitive risks

    Anesthesia used in common surgeries can lead to serious cognitive problems – yet doctors don’t routinely warn seniors of the risk.
  5. Pine bark extract boosts cognition in older folks

    Pine bark extract can help chase away brain fog, boosting memory, attention span and decision-making skills.
  6. Foot ulcers linked to cognitive decline

    New research shows that foot ulcers could be a warning of problems in the brain.
  7. Androgen deprivation therapy linked to Alzheimer’s

    Androgen deprivation therapy, commonly given to men with prostate cancer, can double your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
  8. Gluten-free diet can improve memory and focus

    A gluten-free diet can do so much more than help your stomach, with new research showing how it can improve memory and focus.
  9. Lifting weights can help protect the brains of seniors

    Lifting weights, even light hand weights, can help protect the brain and prevent key warning signs of dementia.
  10. Dementia warning signs can appear years early

    Dementia doesn’t strike out of the blue. New research finds a key warning sign can appear years or even decades earlier.
  11. Mediterranean diet can stop dementia cold

    The Mediterranean diet can do more than protect the heart and prevent a stroke. New research finds it can also help protect the brain from dementia.
  12. Probiotics can help fight stress and improve memory

    Probiotics can do more than help digestion. They can lift your mood and improve your memory, and new research shows how one strain in particular can fight stress.
  13. Alzheimer’s disease linked to fungal infections

    Alzheimer’s disease has stumped researchers for decades, but a new study finds the true cause in at least some cases may be a fungal infection in the brain.
  14. Stop cognitive decline with these common vitamins

    Cognitive decline doesn’t have to be inevitable as you get older as new research finds a handful of common nutrients can help protect your brain and keep you sharp.
  15. The first sign of Alzheimer's disease

    Study reveals surprising Alzheimer's early warning signs Ask any mainstream doctor and he'll tell you the same thing -- there's not much you can do about Alzheimer's. He'll tell you that once the disease sets in, it's an unstoppable downward spiral. And he's flat-out wrong. The truth is, you CAN fight Alzheimer's, especially if you catch it early enough. The real problem is that your typical doc has no idea HOW to catch it early enough. He's looking for memory loss. But by the time memory loss sets in -- by the time he looks you in the eye and utters the "A" word -- your treatment options are already limited and shrinking fast. Continue reading →
  16. Two natural memory boosters that work immediately

    Deep six senior moments with two all-natural brain boosters Stuck on the tip of your tongue. You know that feeling. Maybe it's a name... or a place... or just some odd bit of trivia that you're sure you once knew. But no matter how hard you try, you just can't spit it out. It's enough to drive you nuts! While these little lapses can happen to anyone, they're more common as we get older, which is why some call them "senior moments." If you notice them happening more often, it doesn't mean you've begun the slide into cognitive decline, and it certainly doesn't mean a battle with dementia is in the cards. In many cases, it's just a sign that you're not as sharp as you used to be. Your doctor will tell you there's nothing you can do about it. He'll tell you to get used to it, to learn to live with that frustration. But I'm here to tell you there's another way. Continue reading →
  17. Taurine may help reverse dementia

    Reverse damaging dementia with this powerful amino acid Call it one of the most delicious ways to protect your brain yet. Korean researchers have found that taurine, an amino acid locked inside some of your favorite foods, just might have the power to reverse the damage linked to dementia. In a series of experiments on mice with Alzheimer's, taurine supplements cut the inflammation linked to the disease and even wiped away some of the beta amyloid plaques that scar the brain as the condition progresses. Even better, the same mice who were unable to find their way through a maze before taurine started handling the twists and turns with ease. Continue reading →
  18. Poor blood sugar control can lead to memory loss

    Your high blood sugar is ROTTING your brain Christmas is just a week away, and stores are flooded with last-minute shoppers desperately trying to cross those final items off their shopping lists. It's amazing what we put off until the last minute... until it's practically too late. And I'm not just talking about shopping -- I'm talking about serious health issues, too. Take your blood sugar levels for example. Most folks can rattle off the results of their last cholesterol test or blood pressure reading. But they don't give their blood sugar a second thought until they're staring a diabetes diagnoses square in the face. Continue reading →
  19. Green tea improves memory, new study finds

    Surprising tea treatment boosts short-term memory We all suffer the occasional brain burp, especially as we get older. It's not always a sign of dementia, but it can be downright frustrating when it happens anyway. But there's one simple thing you can do right now that can help boost your memory at any age -- and that's pour yourself a piping hot cup of tea, because green tea improves memory. Green tea is loaded with age-fighting, brain-boosting polyphenols. And now, the latest research finds these terrific compounds can give an older mature brain just the lift it needs so you're never stumbling for something stuck on the tip of your tongue. Continue reading →
  20. New Alzheimer's treatment attacks tau protein

    Treatment that can stop Alzheimer's buried by the mainstream? I'm not the type to toot my own horn, but I've had success treating dementia -- and I've done it with a therapy so controversial that mainstream doctors won't even mention it by name. But there's a major new study out today that backs my Alzheimer's treatment in a big way. The mainstream just doesn't know it yet, because they haven't put two-and-two together on this one. This new study blames Alzheimer's on a protein called tau. When all is well, tau helps your brain cells to "digest" the amyloid beta proteins that accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Continue reading →

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