3 Personality Traits Stop Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia by Garry Messick0 Comments

Why do some people get Alzheimer’s and others don’t? 

It’s a simple question that researchers are just starting to answer.[i] 

Scientists know that heredity is a major factor. A gene called APOE4 can more than double your risk.[ii]

On the other hand, not having diabetes, high blood pressure, hearing loss, depression, or a history of head injuries can protect you. 

A new study shows there’s something else that may determine whether you are headed for Alzheimer’s.

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Low-Carb Diet Reverses Brain Aging, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

A major new study on brain aging has good news and bad news…

The bad news is that your brain starts to decline much earlier than previously believed, in your late 40s. 

The good news is that you can prevent and even reverse this decline by eating fewer carbohydrates. 

The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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One Avocado Does This to Your Brain

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick0 Comments

Avocados are one the trendiest foods among health-conscious people. For good reason.

Years ago, they were considered fattening. But then researchers discovered that they actually help you lose weight.

Studies have also found that they lower inflammation, protect against heart disease, and lower your risk for cancer

Now, new research shows that avocados have another important benefit: They make you smarter. 

Professor Naiman Khan led the study and published it in the International Journal of Psychophysiology.

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The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Myth

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

We all know that olive oil is good for us. Especially the more expensive extra virgin kind. 

Studies have found that it leads to healthy aging, prevents heart disease, wards off Alzheimer’s, cuts the risk of diabetes, fights arthritis, and contributes to a healthy body weight.[1]

Despite extra virgin olive oil’s status as a superfood, it has always had one drawback.

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Coronavirus: Early Research Provides Hope That One Supplement Could Help Control It

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

The race is on…

Medical research labs around the world have one goal: To find a way to prevent and treat COVID-19. 

Hydroxychloroquine has gotten a lot of publicity. It’s an old malaria drug. News media such as CNN report it could be effective in treating coronavirus.[i]

But it has risks. Its side effects include chest pain, severe dizziness, slow heart rate, muscle weakness, and nausea.

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The Diet That Keeps You Young

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

Few people talk about frailty as a major disease. But it’s what destroys the quality of life for millions of seniors.

Those affected can no longer live independently or be physically active. Simple tasks like opening a jar or walking up stairs become impossible. They may became painfully thin. Their energy evaporates.

And frailty does not just mean losing your quality of life.

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