It doesn’t take much to make me want to eat chocolate. A sunny day. A rainy day. A snowy day. Pretty much any kind of day is perfect for indulging in my favorite sweet. Yes, chocolate can be good for you (this is what I keep reminding myself when I
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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
Anybody who has been either diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or is caring for someone with it hopes that ongoing research will soon identify drugs or other treatments that make a difference. Currently, there are more than 100 drugs in clinical trials, with 28 of these being studied in phase
When it comes to memory power and concentration, selecting the right “brain food” is essential, and certain foods have been shown to do a good job of protecting memory and cognition. The foods you should avoid are equally as important as the ones you should consume. Although diet is not
The world’s love affair with chocolate has only grown over the years. We love it drizzled on ice cream, mixed with warm milk for a delicious beverage, or combined with nuts and caramel for a tempting treat. Chocolate remains one of our favorite indulgences; Americans eat around $18.27 billion worth
Researchers have identified a number of herbal and nutritional supplements that can prevent or slow the progression of memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. But four stand out as being especially effective. Because symptoms don’t manifest until years or decades after they begin, these four supplements for cognitive
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
Stress is clearly a major contributor for most people who experience depression. And guess which system in your body controls how you react to stress? Your adrenal glands and the stress hormone it releases—cortisol.
But there is much more to the depression/hormone connection than just that. Other hormones, such as thyroid,
Healthy Habits (and Cutting Unhealty Ones) May Boost Working Memory
Healthy working memory—the ability to store and process information necessary for the task at hand—is associated with certain positive health traits, such as physical endurance and better cognitive function. The traits were associated with greater cohesiveness of the working memory network
It may not seem like an obvious connection, but being unsteady on your feet could be a sign that you’re not thinking clearly, either. You may be inclined to chalk up changes in your coordination to advancing age or muscle weakness. But research suggests that while balance problems may be