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Is Wine Healthy?

Is Wine Healthy?

It’s a logical question to ask if you’re enjoying a glass after a long day at work: Is wine healthy? Research has shown that drinking wine every day—following some important guidelines, of course—may provide adults with multiple health benefits. First, it’s important to keep in mind that the American Heart

The Dangers of Dehydration: Swollen Eyes and a Shrunken Brain

The Dangers of Dehydration: Swollen Eyes and a Shrunken Brain

Busy lifestyles and processed foods and beverages cause nearly all of us to become chronically deprived of water and susceptible to the dangers of dehydration.[1] Although they are not the only organs affected by lack of water, the brain and eyes are especially vulnerable to the following conditions:

Obstruction of

Dementia Types: Irreversible and Reversible Dementia

Dementia Types: Irreversible and Reversible Dementia

Various dementia types can be caused by medical or psychiatric conditions, among them high fever, vitamin deficiency, head trauma, or depression. These are the so-called “reversible dementias.” Other dementia types are irreversible and—if you’re wondering, “Is dementia hereditary?”—can be caused by family genes.

Let’s look at reversible dementia first. It’s important

Early Sign of Dementia? Declining Sense of Smell May Be a Red Flag

Early Sign of Dementia? Declining Sense of Smell May Be a Red Flag

A weakening sense of smell may take some enjoyment out mealtime, but it also may be an early sign of dementia, according to research. Impaired olfactory function is often linked to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as well as Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Earlier studies revealed that neurodegeneration have a notable effect on brain

Brain Food: What to Eat to Protect Your Memory

Brain Food: What to Eat to Protect Your Memory

When it comes to memory power and concentration, selecting the right brain food is essential, Certain foods have been shown to do a good job of protecting memory and cognition, while it’s equally as important to avoid others.

Although diet isn’t the only factor that affects your brain’s prowess, it’s

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Health Benefits of Blueberries

The many health benefits of blueberries may surprise you: They have a positive effect on everything from your heart to your blood vessels to your brain. Let’s start with some blueberry basics: A one-cup serving of blueberries contains just 80 calories and 0.5 grams of fat while delivering almost 25

Acetylcholine Supplement: Use it to Improve Your Memory

Acetylcholine Supplement: Use it to Improve Your Memory

If Alzheimer’s disease or dementia —or what might seem like natural memory loss—has affected you or someone you know, consider the benefits of increasing acetylcholine or using an acetylcholine supplement.

Acetylcholine is an often-overlooked but critically necessary nutrient. Since the brain’s ability to create acetylcholine lessens as we age, the answer

Editor’s Note: Do-It-Yourself Genetic Testing: Does It Make Sense?

With all of the advancements in genetics research that shed light on the risks of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, many patients are eager to get tested. Genetic counselors and genetic medicine specialists (usually pediatricians and internists) specialize in this area and are your best, most reliable, and accurate guides in

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