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Meditation Restores Mental Sharpness

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

There’s strong clinical evidence that meditation can effectively treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even drug addiction.[1]

Now, a new study shows that it can help people restore memory loss caused by aging.

The research was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Scientists looked at subjects between 55 and 90 with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). It’s often the first step toward Alzheimer’s.

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Your Brain Takes a Beating as You Age. Here’s How to Save Your Memory.

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

Why do people start to lose their mental sharpness as they get older? 

One theory is that brain cells start to die without being replaced.

Another is that protein tangles associated with Alzheimer’s disease accumulate in the brain and clog neural pathways. 

But a new scientific paper concludes there is another factor at work: Blood vessel health. Swedish scientists believe the condition of your brain is largely dependent on the blood vessels that serve it.

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The Disturbing Surgery Side Effect They Don’t Tell You About

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

Before surgery, doctors have a standard procedure that they follow with each patient.

They explain the possible side effects. They discuss after-surgery pain care and rehab. They give you a general idea of what to expect. 

And then, just before the operation, you are asked to sign a consent form that says you agree to allow your doctor to perform the operation and you understand the risks. 

But there is one danger that you likely won’t know about.

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Giving Up Meat Can Trigger Dementia

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

For decades, mainstream doctors told us that we should eat less meat and eggs. They warned that animal foods were full of saturated fat and cholesterol that would make us put on weight and lead to heart disease. 

This “common wisdom” has been widely debunked. Even the American Heart Association now admits it was wrong to warn people against eating eggs. 

Eating less meat is a bad idea, too.

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Common Antidepressant Drugs Linked to Dementia

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Big Pharma, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s not surprising that antidepressants are among the biggest-selling prescription drugs.

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders. About 17 million American adults have a major depressive episode each year. And doctors often prescribe antidepressants for other conditions like menopause, hot flashes, nerve pain, and insomnia.[i] [ii]

About 13% of Americans over 12 take these drugs. That’s a 65% increase since 1999.

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They Took Almost 10 Years Off Their Brain Age by Doing This

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

They were older folks who could feel their mental sharpness slipping away. But they didn’t have dementia…at least not yet.

They had bouts of forgetfulness, but they could still function in everyday life.

Scientists did a unique experiment to find out if their thinking skills could be restored. By the end of the study, one group of seniors took nearly 10 years off their brain age.

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