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One Food Protects Your Brain From Air Pollution

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick0 Comments

Air pollution is an underrated killer.

Most of us don’t think of it as a major threat to our health. But it’s linked to heart disease, cancer, strokes, cognitive problems, lung disease, and diabetes.

It’s responsible for 107,000 American deaths a year, according to a University of Minnesota study. That’s more people than die in car accidents.[1]

Another recent study found that even if you’ve never lit a cigarette in your life, your lungs may be as badly damaged as someone who has smoked a pack a day for 29 years if you live in one of six major U.S.

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He Meditates Every Day. Here’s What It Did to His Brain.

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Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a Buddhist monk. He meditates every day. He has done so since his early teens.

Scientists wondered if it had an impact on his brain. So they took MRI scans.

What they found astounded them.

Rinpoche did not have the brain of someone his age. His brain looked almost 10 years younger.

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

The study was published in the journal Neurocase.

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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. 

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One Supplement May Hold the Key to Preventing Alzheimer’s

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

Mainstream medicine has no answers for Alzheimer’s.

Five different prescription drugs have been approved to treat the disease. But they are virtually useless. They don’t do anything to stop—or even slow down—the disease. At best, all they do is temporarily make the symptoms less severe.[1]

And prevention? 

Conventional doctors don’t have the first clue, short of telling you to avoid getting concussions.

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Puzzles Make Your Brain 8 Years Younger, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick0 Comments

The idea that puzzles can slow brain aging is controversial.

Some neurologists strongly recommend puzzles like crosswords and sudoku as a way to keep your mind sharp into old age. Others say they don’t help your brain do anything better…other than puzzles.

But major new research shows that crossword and sudoku puzzles are extremely effective in preserving mental sharpness.

The two studies were published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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Broccoli Compound Fights Mental Illness

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Mainstream doctors have long been baffled by schizophrenia. They don’t know what causes it. And they don’t have a cure for it.

It’s one of the most common mental illnesses. About 3.5 million Americans have it. And it can be completely debilitating, causing patients to hallucinate and experience delusions.

The first-line treatment is antipsychotic drugs. Some patients are given electroconvulsive therapy.

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