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Omega-3s for Memory in Young People

…in the striatum is not the mechanism by which Omega-3s affect working memory. The interesting take away from this study is that young healthy people—who already have relatively good memory—were able to improve their working memory by taking Omega-3s. The researchers noted, “Before seeing this data,…

Can Chocolate Help Boost Your Memory Skills?

First heart health and now a better memory? No wonder we love chocolate. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center recently completed a small but noteworthy study in which antioxidant compounds found in chocolate were shown to help older adults improve memory skills as they age. Scientists…

New Study Says Trans Fats Linked to Memory Loss

…they had with memory—specifically, word memory. Those who ate the most trans fats (about 15 grams per day) recalled approximately 0.76 fewer words, which translated to about 11 or 12 fewer words out of a total of 86. That’s about a 10% drop in memory, researchers point out. In addition, there…

Environmental Toxins Possible Cause of Top Five Children’s Disabilities

…“the association of black carbon (an airborne byproduct of fossil-fuel combustion) with reduced verbal and nonverbal intelligence and poor memory; of low lead exposure with lower IQ scores; prenatal exposure to tobacco with ADHD; and organophosphate pesticides, mercury, and PCBs with ADHD.…

Is Fish Oil The Key To A Younger Brain?

…new study published in the journalNeurology, diets lacking in omega-3, the essential fat found in fish oil, could lead to memory loss and dementia and cause the brain to age faster. Click on the following link to watch a video on the topic: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/46548774/#46548774…

Do I Really Need a Prescription Fish Oil?

…help to nourish active tissues in the body like those found in the heart, brain, eyes and joints. Not only that, but beneficial Omega-3s help with digestion and bowel regularity, and current research links a diet rich in Omega-3 fats with enhanced memory, mood, and even improved fat metabolism.

Seniors: Sex & Intimacy Boost Brain Health

As it turns out, sex may be just as important in your 70s and 80s as it is in your 20s and 30s, especially when it comes to a sharper brain and memory. And not just the act of sex, but your perception of sex—that is, how important you think it is to a healthy lifestyle. Researchers from Manchester…

Cocoa Gives Your Brain a Boost + 2 Sweet Valentine Recipes

…cocoa are linked to improved thinking and memory skills. In a study of nearly 100 older adults in good mental health, those who consumed a daily beverage containing either 520 mg or 993 mg of cocoa flavanols performed better in tests that measured memory, attention span and overall cognitive…

Surf’s Up! Study Shows Fish Once a Week Boosts Brain Health

…Regular fish eaters showed a greater volume of grey matter (responsible for routing sensory and motor stimuli) in the brain areas involved in memory and learning. But why only baked or broiled and not fried fish? “Baked or broiled fish contains higher levels of Omega-3s than fried fish because…

Food for Thought: 2 New Studies Making Headlines

…the only health issue we need to worry about when it comes to poor diet, and point out that previous studies have linked poor diet to impaired memory and learning skills. Good News: Consumers Eating Fewer Processed Foods On a more positive note, a new study out of the University of North Carolina…

Back-to-School Basics for Kids: 5 Tips for a Healthier, Happier Year

…year long. Researchers found that the brain scans of physically fit kids showed more white matter—indicating a greater capacity for learning, memory and paying attention in the classroom. Sports and after-school activities are a great way to encourage exercise, and parents can even arrange meet-ups…

New Research Points to Dietary Changes for a Healthy Gut

…associated with a high-fat diet were linked to heightened feelings of anxiety and depression, as well as problems with cognitive function and memory. How to Get a Head Start on Healthy Gut The good news is that our gut bacteria respond quickly to positive changes in diet. Start by loading up…

Daily Exercises Boosts Brain Function in Children

…in big “brain gains” for those enrolled. The kids who attended the weekday program showed significant improvement in a range of cognitive skills: memory, concentration, the ability to focus and ignore distractions, and multi-tasking (being able to switch back and forth from one task to the next).…

3 New Studies, 3 Good Reasons to Eat More Healthy Fats

…high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids showed signs of new tissue development and an increase in gray matter—the areas of the brain involved in memory, emotions, muscle control, sensory perception and decision making. Americans Still Eating Too Many Unhealthy Fats Results of a new long-term study…

Detox Teas

…and circulatory systems. It has been used traditionally to enhance mood and soothe digestive complaints, and it has also been shown to improve memory. Lemon balm contains antiviral compounds and has been shown to have a mild sedative effect. Anise Respiratory Remedy Serves: 2 (1-cup servings)…