cognitive decline

  1. This “forest treasure” BLOCKS the cognitive struggles of aging

    There are two types of people in this world:

    Those who pick the mushrooms off the “everything” pizza…

    And those who will happily add those discarded mushrooms to their own slice.

    OK, so there’s also a third type: Me.

    I’d toss the pizza and the rest of the toppings… and keep the mushrooms!

    There’s no better bang for your health buck than mushrooms, and the latest research reveals how those little forest treasures can pull off something that has Big Pharma execs seething in jealousy.

    They’ve TRIED repeatedly to make a drug for the frustrating mental lapses of cognitive impairment (the ones that could mean you’re at risk for Alzheimer’s disease) and they’ve failed every time.

    In a way, it’s one of their BIGGEST untapped markets.

    But thanks to mushrooms, this potential billion-dollar market could dry up almost overnight!

    How MUSHROOMS could protect your brain

    Some people just accept that as they get older, the gears in the brain will slow down.

    In reality, they just need a little grease to get moving – and the new study reveals how adding mushrooms to your meals could give those gears just what they need.

    All you have to do is eat them twice a week.

    That’s it!

    In the new study, seniors who enjoyed two servings a week or more had HALF the risk of mild cognitive impairment.

    The secret in the ‘shrooms appears to be an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound called ergothioneine. In previous studies, seniors with mild cognitive impairment had much lower levels of this compound.

    Since your body can’t make it on its own, you have to get it from diet… and the best way to get it from diet is – you guessed it – mushrooms.

    The mushrooms in the new study are the ones found most commonly in Singapore, where the research was conducted, but there are also varieties you can find here in the U.S.:

    • Golden (aka enoki) mushrooms
    • Oyster mushrooms
    • Shiitake mushrooms
    • White button mushrooms

    The study also included dried mushrooms, which are less commonly used here, but if you want to experiment with them you can often find them in larger grocery stories and Asian markets.

    Even canned button mushrooms helped, although you should always try to eat fresh as much as possible.

    Want an even BIGGER boost?

    A mushroom called lion’s mane– aka Hericium erinaceus – may help stimulate the growth of myelin sheaths, an essential part of your brain cells, which has made it an intriguing target of Alzheimer’s research.

    It’s available in some supermarkets for your meals, as well as in supplement form.

  2. Cognitive decline reversed with 1 potent nutrient

    BOOST your fading brain power with this “super nutrient”

    Whether it’s planning a big meal, organizing your day or finishing a project in the yard, none of it comes as easy as it used to.

    That’s not just a sign of “age,” my friend.

    That’s a sign of the MAIN processing center in the very core of your brain slowly going to sleep.Today, I’ve got just the wake-up call you need.

    New research reveals a KEY nutrient that can sound the alarm, fire up your gray matter and get that part of your noggin back up and fully operational.

    And you’re not going to believe how easy it is!

    These core thinking skills are together called “executive function” and it’s just what it sounds like.

    It’s not just a measure of how much or how well you remember.

    It’s how you put what you KNOW and what you’ve LEARNED to use so you can plan and organize.

    When it comes down to it, it’s your basic ability to THINK in every sense of the word.

    As you get older, executive function is often one of the first things to go south.

    When it slips too far, you could plunge into cognitive decline and other problems, even dementia.

    But today I’ve got the study that changes everything.

    It reveals the one nutrient that can REVERSE the slide that makes executive function such a struggle.

    And the answer is in the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil.

    Close to 1,200 volunteers in the Boston area had their blood levels of fatty acids checked and then were given cognitive tests over two years.

    Now, as I mentioned, most people lose some executive function over the years.

    But you don’t have to be “most people,” because the study finds that folks with higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids do BETTER on tests of that critical function.

    It’s as if these fatty acids slow the aging process, keeping your brain young so your mind and memory stay sharp and focused.

    While omega-3s can help, another kind of fatty acid can hurt. Too much omega-6 can trigger inflammation, and the study finds that can lead to DROPS in executive function.

    And folks who had high levels of the omega-6 fatty acid had a higher risk of cognitive decline.

    So take two steps here.

    Avoid junk and processed foods, which contain high levels of omega-6.

    And if you don’t have plenty of omega-3 rich seafood in your diet, go fishing for a supplement.

  3. Cognitive decline stopped with a ‘super aging’ brain

    Groundbreaking study shows how to SLOW aging in your brain! It's the stunning difference inside the brain that can practically STOP time, HALT aging, PROTECT your memory, and PRESERVE your vital cognitive function. It's the difference between starting to slip mentally in your 60s... and hitting 80 while staying as sharp and vibrant as ever. Doctors can't explain this difference...
  4. Cognitive decline linked to emergency hospitalization

    The must-do after ANY hospitalization Home from the hospital? Be sure to get some rest to help speed your recovery. Just don't rest TOO easy -- because you've got some business to take care of. You might be home, but you're still at risk -- and it's for a condition that probably has nothing to do with your reason for...
  5. Cognitive decline linked to insulin resistance

    This condition could bring your brain to a halt It's your worst fear: Those frustrating little brain burps aren't just "senior moments" anymore. Your doc says you've now got something worse. It's cognitive decline, often the first step on the path toward dementia and Alzheimer's disease... and he'll warn that there's NO treatment, NO cure, and NO way to stop...
  6. Tea prevents cognitive decline

    Cut your risk of cognitive decline by up to 86 percent! Make no mistake about it: If there were a drug that could cut the risk of cognitive decline in HALF, it would be the top story on the nightly news. But there IS something that can do the trick, and it's getting no media play at all. It's simple...
  7. Slow cognitive decline with GABA

    This simple compound can boost your brain There was a time you could answer the questions on Jeopardy! faster than anyone on the show. Today, sometimes it's a struggle just to figure out those silly Wheel of Fortune word puzzles. Frustrating? You bet it is! Complain to your doc, and he'll cut you off the way Alex Trebek handles a...
  8. How much sleep do you need?

    The amount of sleep each person needs varies, but new research claims 7 hours a night is best for brain health.
  9. Chelation removes blockages in carotid arteries

    Clogged arteries, especially a blockage in the artery in your neck, can increase the risk of cognitive problems. Chelation could help clear those blockages, while removing dangerous metals from your body.
  10. Moderate drinking can speed cognitive decline

    Two drinks a night can age the brain and speed the onset of cognitive decline, according to a new study.
  11. Cardiovascular disease boosts dementia risk

    Heart disease and other heart problems can increase the risk of dementia, at least in women, according to new research.
  12. Hardening of the arteries boosts dementia risk

    Hardened arteries can damage the brain and boost your risk of memory loss and dementia.
  13. Common meds can cause brain damage in seniors

    A common class of meds given to seniors can damage the brain and set the stage for dementia.
  14. Diabetes causes brain atrophy

    Diabetes can shrink your brain, causing the damage that can lead to dementia and even Alzheimer's disease.
  15. Spotting early signs of dementia

    Online tests and quizzes can't help detect cognitive decline and dementia -- but you can do it on your own. Here's how.
  16. Junk food and amyloid beta in the brain

    The saturated fats in junk food can block your brain from the ability to clear away the damage that leads to dementia.
  17. Taking blood pressure can predict dementia risk

    A type of blood pressure reading called central blood pressure can help predict your risk of dementia, according to new research.
  18. B vitamins can help protect against memory problems

    A new study confirms that ordinary B vitamins can fight dementia slowing down the physical deterioration in the brain that goes with it.
  19. Anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia in seniors

    A new study finds that anticholinergic drugs like Tylenol PM and Benadryl could boost your odds of cognitive decline or dementia in as little as two months.
  20. 1 in 8 seniors fighting memory problems

    New numbers show 1 in 8 Americans over 60 are battling brain fog. Here's your guide to making sure you're not one of them.

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