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

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick

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.… Read More

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 Messick

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.… Read More

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 Messick

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. … Read More

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Keep Aluminum From Destroying Your Brain

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

Aluminum is almost everywhere.

It’s the third most abundant element on the planet (behind only oxygen and silicon). That’s why aluminum is cheap and used in so many products.

Besides being used to make things like airplanes and window frames, it’s also in products that come in direct contact with your body or the food you eat. Aluminum is widely used in food packaging, cookware, cosmetics, antiperspirants, medications such as antacids, and even toothpaste. … Read More

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Scientists Discover the Best Exercise for Your Brain

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick

Researchers have known for years that exercise is one of the best ways to keep your brain strong as you get older. 

Which kind of exercise works best? 

They had no idea…until a recent study was published. 

Scientists from Canada’s McMaster University recruited 64 sedentary people between the ages of 60 and 88. They divided them into three groups.[1]

Each group did one of the following routines, three times a week for 12 weeks:

  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT).
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Plant-Based Diet Puts Your Brain at Risk

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

In just the last three years, there has been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans.[1]

It’s easy to see why…

Health organizations increasingly recommend “plant-based” eating. Books and op-ed columns extol the virtues of giving up meat.[2]

Celebrities such as Bill Clinton, Carrie Underwood, Paul McCartney, Ariana Grande, and Brad Pitt say they have gone vegan.[3] [4]

Veganism (eating no animal foods) and vegetarianism (eating no meat, but consuming eggs and/or dairy) are touted as being healthier, better for the environment, and more ethical.… Read More