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5 Strange Ways OTC Pain Relievers Affect Your Brain

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Cognitive Health, Featured Article

Many of us don’t go a day without popping ibuprofen or acetaminophen. One study found that the average adult takes 373 over-the-counter pain pills a year.[1]

But if so many people take them, and you can buy them without a prescription, they must be safe… Right?

Not exactly.

A major study warns that these drugs have strange and frightening psychological side effects—ones that most people don’t know about.… Read More

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Is It Normal Forgetfulness…or Is It Alzheimer’s?

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Featured Article

As we get older and memory lapses get more frequent, many of us wonder if it could be the start of Alzheimer’s.

It is especially easy to get worried if you have watched a relative’s mind slip away because of the disease. That’s because Alzheimer’s can run in families.

Dr. Heather M. Snyder is vice president of medical and scientific operations at the Alzheimer’s Association.… Read More

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CBD Study Reveals Potential as Alzheimer’s Treatment

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Featured Article

Older Americans often turn to CBD to ease chronic pain or insomnia. But a new study shows that it may also be a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

The preliminary research, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, notes that none of the drugs currently approved by the FDA to treat the brain illness do anything to slow down the disease.… Read More

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9 in 10 Americans Are Deficient in This Crucial Brain Nutrient

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article

It’s crucially important for a healthy brain and strong memory.

It regulates your heartbeat.

It prevents fatty liver disease.

And it helps you perform at your peak during exercise.

But chances are this vital nutrient isn’t on your radar. Many doctors don’t even know it’s essential to good health.

And most of us don’t get nearly enough of it.

Nine in 10 Americans are deficient in choline, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.… Read More

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It Raises Your Parkinson’s Risk by 250%…and It’s in Your Food

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article

Big Agriculture has a problem. And they are making it your problem.

For decades, its most effective weed killer was a chemical made by Monsanto called Roundup. But weeds are becoming resistant to it. Roundup no longer kills many varieties.

So corporate farming operations are turning to a different chemical. It’s called paraquat.

You may have heard of it. It made headlines in the 1970s when the American government sprayed it on marijuana plants in Mexico.… Read More

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This Food Makes Your Brain 11 Years Younger

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article

A new study shows that one food is a powerful weapon against the mental deterioration that comes with getting older.

A team of researchers from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Tufts University in Boston followed the eating habits of 960 adults for up to four years. The subjects ranged in age from 58 to 99.[1]

The participants completed diet questionnaires, which asked them how often they ate certain foods.… Read More