Tag Archives: Brain health

Pandemic Leads to Higher Depression, Anxiety and Fear

During the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, people reported an increase in symptoms of depression, fear, anxiety, psychological trauma, and suicidal ideations. The COVID-19 pandemic led to higher levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and psychological trauma among American … Continue reading

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Vegan and Plant-Based Diets Worsen Brain Health

Eating a vegan or plant-based diet can be bad for your brain health, especially if you already have a low choline intake, researchers report. The momentum behind a move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Factors Linked to Brain Health of Young Adults

A new study reports lifestyle choices, such as smoking or drinking alcohol during early adulthood, can increase the risk of developing dementia or having a stroke later in life. Researchers from the University of Oxford, in collaboration with researchers from … Continue reading

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Why Low Oxygen Damages the Brain

Dysfunction in brain cells caused by low oxygen is caused by the same responder system that is intended to be protective. Brain cell dysfunction in low oxygen is, surprisingly, caused by the very same responder system that is intended to … Continue reading

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Feed Your Stem Cells – Is nutrition the future of brain health?

We take it for granted that our body can regenerate cells that become injured or simply wear out and die. For most of the 20th century, however, scientists were convinced that one organ—the brain—lacked that ability. Shortly after birth, they … Continue reading

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Can anxiety damage the brain?

Purpose of review: Stress exacerbates mental illnesses such as depression but also appears to increase risk of dementia, suggesting a common mechanism for development of stress-induced affective and cognitive impairment. The purpose of this review is to address the question … Continue reading

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Body Weight Has Alarming Impact on Brain Function

Summary: Obesity and higher body mass are linked to decreased cerebral blood flow. Lower cerebral blood flow is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and a range of psychiatric disorders. As a person’s weight goes up, all regions … Continue reading

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What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it altogether would be the ultimate elixir to achieve eternal youth. Is brain aging a slippery slope … Continue reading

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Better Brain aging through Diet

I have spent a lot of time writing about the benefits of exercise for the brain as well as the body. Herewith info from the Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter on what I can only call food for thought. Currently … Continue reading

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Challenging Your Brain for Health and Wisdom

In their book, “Maximum Brainpower: Challenging the Brain for Health and Wisdom,” renowned cognitive psychologist and visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Stanford University, Schlomo Breznitz, with technologist Collins Hemingway, provide an in-depth look at how the … Continue reading

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