A number of studies have linked exercise to lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but until recently, scientists have been unable to identify the underlying mechanism that helps protect the brain. Now new research suggests that increases in the stress hormone corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) generated during exercise may be behind
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When the early signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) start to appear, you should consider talking with your doctor about getting an evaluation of your cognitive health. Recently updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of MCI suggest that changes in memory and thinkings skills should be examined, and not
Some days I would give just about anything to increase concentration. I’m currently standing in my home office in search of something I knew I needed just seconds ago. I was in the kitchen, scrolling through chicken recipes online while simultaneously helping my kids with their homework when it popped
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
When it comes to brain aging, it’s best not to take age-related cognitive decline sitting down. In fact, recent research suggests that swapping a sedentary lifestyle for one that includes regular moderate-to-vigorous exercise may be one of the best ways to slow brain aging among older adults.
In a study published
The brain ages, just as the rest of the body does. Signs of wear and tear usually begin to appear in middle age, and they affect all areas of the brain. In most of us, brain aging brings noticeable changes in mental functioning, the most common of which are a
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), an unrelenting intestinal disorder, occurs in up to 1 in 5 Americans, presenting with bloating, alteration in bowel habits, pain, and cramping. Diet may be your first line of defense. Here are 10 evidence-based strategies that may minimize symptoms:
What is the low FODMAP diet?
The low FODMAP
When it comes to brain health, it’s never too late to turn over a new leaf, and the New Year provides a perfect opportunity. It’s the ideal time for vow- ing to put your gray cells first by changing aspects of your lifestyle and behavior that otherwise might have long-term
When it comes to brain health, it’s never too late to turn over a new leaf, and the New Year provides a perfect opportunity. It’s the ideal time for vowing to put your gray cells first by changing aspects of your lifestyle and behavior that otherwise might have long-term negative
Healthy adults concerned about age-related declines in their memory and other cognitive abilities may have a new weapon in the battle to stay mentally acute: Recent research suggests that the prescription drug modafinil may be capable of boosting a variety of thinking skills in people who experience mild cognitive changes