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Brain Protector: Evidence that grape seed extract lowers risk of dementia

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) report the first direct evidence that grape seed extract affects specific proteins in healthy brains in ways that may protect against future age-related dementia. “This is the first identification of specific molecules in mammalian tissues that are changed in response to oral intake of complex dietary [...]

Longer study finds ginkgo effective

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers found significant improvement in verbal recall among a group of people with age-associated memory impairment who took the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba for six months when compared with a group that received a placebo. The small UCLA study used a technology called positron-emission tomography (PET) and found that for subjects taking gingko biloba, improved [...]

Action and Antioxidants to help avoid Alzheimer’s

By | June 22nd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Our improved understanding of how to maintain normal brain health is providing tantalizing clues about what may prevent or reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to Marilyn Albert, PhD, a leading authority on risk factors and AD. "The normal aging of the brain is very different from what happens in AD,” she [...]

Think Ginkgo: Longer-term study shows memory benefits from herb

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

Researchers at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute found significant improvement in verbal recall among a group of people with age-associated memory impairment who took the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba for six months when compared with a group that received a placebo. The UCLA study, used positron-emission tomography (PET) and found that for subjects taking gingko biloba, [...]

Poor memory? Remember to try bacopa!

By | June 7th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional healing therapy from India, have long used the herb bacopa (sometimes called brahmi) to enhance memory and mood. It is also used to help ease epilepsy and insomnia, and as a mild sedative. A number of years ago, bacopa was tested on animals with great success. More recently, human [...]