Juice up your brain: Pomegranates improve brain function and blood flow among the elderly

Juice up your brain: Pomegranates improve brain function and blood flow among the elderly by: Stephanie Diaz for Natural News Pomegranates are some of the healthiest fruits on the planet. They are rich in vitamins and minerals that promote overall health. According to a study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, pomegranate juice can improve cognitive function and blood flow among the elderly. Previous studies have shown that pomegranate juice protects neurons in the brain against aluminum, stroke, and glucose deprivation-associated neurotoxicity. Pomegranate juice also prevents the formation of pathological plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Pomegranate juice can…

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How Sulforaphane in Broccoli May Benefit Those With Schizophrenia, Autism and Alzheimer’s

How Sulforaphane in Broccoli May Benefit Those With Schizophrenia, Autism and Alzheimer’s by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola Science has proven time after time that food is potent medicine. Broccoli, for example, has a solid scientific foundation showing it’s one of the most valuable health-promoting foods around. While it contains several health-promoting compounds, one of the most widely studied is sulforaphane. The cancer-fighting properties of sulforaphane are perhaps the most well-known, but it has also been shown to benefit your heart and brain, boosting detoxification1 and helping prevent and/or treat high blood pressure,2 heart disease, Alzheimer’s3 and…

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Low Cholesterol May Raise Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Low Cholesterol May Raise Your Alzheimer’s Risk by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mecola While cholesterol has been vilified as something that should be as low as possible to prevent heart disease, it’s actually a crucial component for good health and too low a level can have serious repercussions for your health. Cholesterol is found not only in your bloodstream but also in every cell in your body, and is necessary for the production of cell membranes, virtually every steroid hormone, vitamin D and bile acids that help you digest fat. Cholesterol also plays…

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Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s Strengthens

Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s Strengthens By Dr. Mercola for Mercola Alzheimer’s disease — for which conventional medicine believes there is no effective treatment or cure — currently affects an estimated 5.4 million Americans1 and prevalence is projected to triple by 2050.2,3 Within the next two decades, this severe and lethal form of dementia may affect as much as one-quarter of the U.S. population. Already, more than half a million Americans die from the disease each year, making it the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right behind heart disease…

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Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer’s More than 15 Years Before Onset

Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer’s More than 15 Years Before Onset BY MIKE BARRETT for Natural Society The test could be very important for clinical studies Alzheimer’s is an insidious disease that many people fear, so it’s super exciting to hear that a blood test could detect the disease as many as 16 years before onset. This would give doctors and sufferers time to make lifestyle changes and try treatments that could slow the onset of the disease earlier rather than later. The test is simple. It is designed to measure changes in the levels of neurofilament…

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