Why Your Brain Craves PQQ

Why Your Brain Craves PQQ by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola While your diet is one of the most important tools you can use to take control of your health, certain supplements can be helpful, especially when it comes to improving your mitochondrial function. One particularly powerful supplement in this regard is pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ),1 which has been shown to promote the growth of new mitochondria (mitochondrial biogenesis). Your mitochondria also require PQQ to catalyze energy producing reactions, and it’s critical in protecting your mitochondria from damage. Your mitochondria are the tiny energy producers…

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Probiotics Help Prevent Cognitive Decline

Probiotics Help Prevent Cognitive Decline by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola As your “second brain,” the state of your gut has been shown to play an important role in your neurological health. Importantly, studies have shown probiotics (beneficial bacteria) can help decrease pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including amyloid plaques and tangles.1 One of the most impressive of these studies2 was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience in 2016. Sixty elderly patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s received either a placebo or a probiotic milk product containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum…

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Air Pollution Now Strongly Linked to Mental Illness

Air Pollution Now Strongly Linked to Mental Illness by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola Worldwide, 93% of children live in areas with air pollution at levels above World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.1 Further, more than 1 in 4 deaths among children under 5 years is related to environmental risks, including air pollution. When most people think about health risks linked to polluted air, respiratory issues come to mind and, indeed, in 2016 ambient (outside) and household air pollution contributed to respiratory tract infections that led to 543,000 deaths in children under 5.2 However,…

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Blood pressure control could slow age-related brain damage

Blood pressure control could slow age-related brain damage by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,1 1 in 3 American adults (about 75 million people) have high blood pressure, and about 46% have uncontrolled high blood pressure, which increases your risk for a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke,2 kidney disease3 and dementia.4 With regard to dementia, previous research5 has found that high blood pressure disrupts regulatory mechanisms in your brain by impeding blood flow, thereby causing neuronal damage and dysfunction. A study6 published in the August…

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Researchers Find A Single Bout Of Exercise Boosts Cognition And Memory

Researchers Find A Single Bout Of Exercise Boosts Cognition And Memory from Natural Blaze New study suggests exercise is good for the aging brain Exercise seems to endow a wealth of benefits, from the release of happiness-inducing hormones to higher physical fitness. New research shows it may provide a boost to the mind too. University of Iowa researchers have found that a single bout of exercise improves cognitive functions and working memory in some older people. In experiments that included physical activity, brain scans, and working memory tests, the researchers also found…

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Buyer beware — Many fish oils are synthetic

Buyer beware — Many fish oils are synthetic by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola As you probably know, fish oil has long been touted as an excellent source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), two marine-based omega-3 fats that are important for brain and heart health. What may come as a surprise is that many (if not most) fish oil supplements on the market these days contain synthetic fish oil. This little-known fact has been brought to the fore by a recent U.S. Supreme Court petition filed by Amarin…

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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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Boost Your Brain Power With These 11 Superfoods

Boost Your Brain Power With These 11 Superfoods from Mercola Does your brain need a boost? Instead of reaching for caffeine, try filling your diet with these 11 brain-boosting superfoods: WalnutsWalnuts are a good source of plant-based omega-3 fats, natural phytosterols and antioxidants, which have been shown to reverse brain aging. The DHA omega-3 in walnuts has also been found to boost brain function and even promote brain healing. BeetsBeets are packed with antioxidants and nitrates that help boost blood supply to your brain and improve cognitive performance. CoconutThe MCTs…

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Are you a highly sensitive person? There are 4 profound brain differences that explain why you feel the way you do

Are you a highly sensitive person? There are 4 profound brain differences that explain why you feel the way you do by: Evangelyn Rodriguez for Natural News GNN Note – I have been told my entire life that I am “too sensitive”. Well, now we know why. I have always been made to believe this is some kind of abnormality and, just a few years ago instead of buying into this lie I actually did a 180 degree turn, completely and absolutely embraced my hypersensitivity. Free of the shackles of concern…

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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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