Health Basics - Brain
Losing Weight Helps Brain Functioning
New research shows that losing weight - and maintaining a healthy weight - helps promote a healthy, active brain and memory function.
Myth - Your Brain needs Carbohydrates to Function
An urban legend states that the brain needs carbohydrates to function well. In reality, your brain needs just a small amount of glucose. Here is what the difference is and how to keep your brain running in top shape.
Removing Lead from Your Body
Once lead gets into your body, it accumulates there for years and years, causing all sorts of serious trouble for your nervous system and brain. Even small amounts every week can add up to a lot by the time you're an adult! Did you know chocolate has lead in it?
Soy Consumption in China and Japan
Proponents of a soy diet often point out that Japanese and Chinese people are healthier than their American counterparts. However, research has found soy does not seem to be why.
Soy, Alzheimers and Brain Aging
Research seems to indicate that eating excess soy product brings on brain aging and alzheimers disease. Soy is a key component in most processed foods.
Study links Fish Eating to Decreased Alzheimer´s
A study done with 815 older Chicago patients found that eating fish at least once a week helped decrease the incidence of Alzheimer´s by 60%.
Study links Overweight Women and Alzheimer´s
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that overweight older women ran a higher risk of Alzheimer´s disease than healthy-weight women.
Vitamins for Healthy Brain Functioning
You want to keep your brain functioning as well as possible for as long as possible. Here are the vitamins to ensure your brain is running at its optimal level.
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