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Smart Fats: brain food for all ages

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

The human brain is mostly fat, and good fat at that! To develop, grow and protect itself properly, the brain relies on us to give it a steady supply of this good fat, which cannot be made by the body but must come through the diet. However, most of us don’t give our brains enough [...]

Alzheimer’s and Vitamin E: Vitamin/drug combo appears to slow progression

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Combining vitamin E and a drug used to treat mild to moderate dementia may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. Researchers at Ohio State University found that after just a year of treatment with vitamin E and the drug donepezil (Aricept), people with Alzheimer’s disease performed much better on tests of [...]

Brain Food? Fish, flax can reduce Alzheimer’s risk

By | June 12th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids (found in foods including fish, flaxseed and nuts) and weekly consumption of fish may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer disease (AD) later in life. According to the article published in the Archives of Neurology, brain cell membranes contain omega-3 fatty acids. Previous studies show that lab animals [...]

CoQ10 may help the troubled brain

By | June 8th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Coenzyme Q10 is a nutrient found in all living things, including humans. Produced by the body, CoQ10 works with enzymes to produce metabolic reactions, and is essential for energy production. CoQ10 is also a potent antioxidant — so potent that it is widely used in Europe and Asia in the treatment of congestive heart failure. [...]

Low B-12 in seniors common and risky

By | June 8th, 2015|HNU Archive|

It is estimated that up to 15% of those over age 60 have varying degrees of B-12 deficiency. The longer their deficiency goes undetected, the longer their brains and nervous systems will undergo progressive deterioration, culminating in a greater risk for the Alzheimer’s-like dementia as well as paralysis. Emerging evidence also points to B-12 deficiency [...]

Ginkgo boosts brain function and more

By | June 8th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Ginkgo contains two potent compounds — terpene lactones and flavone glycosides — which make blood platelets less sticky and combat free radical damage. Ginkgo is commonly used as an antioxidant to help improve circulation and brain function. At the Department of Psychobiology at Sao Paulo Medical University, researchers tested how ginkgo affected elderly functional individuals. [...]

Fish Oil: Food for the healthy brain

By | May 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

Despite all the research to back it up, it’s still hard to convince people that some fats are good for us. But the research on the benefits of fish oil may help change some minds—literally! Among their many health benefits, these fats may be one of the best natural approaches to a number of brain [...]