Category Archives: Brain Health


Chemical Imbalance and Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome – Part 1

Chemical Imbalance and Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome – Part 1

Neurotransmitters (NTs) are chemicals in the brain that act as messengers, transmitting signals between the neurons, allowing communication to take place with the multitude of organ systems functioning within the body. These are potent neurochemicals that regulate nearly every function in the body including, physical and cognitive performance, weight, the perception and response to pain, […]

Microbiome Gut Brain Axis: The Mind-Bending Power of Gut Flora – Full Version

Microbiome Gut Brain Axis: The Mind-Bending Power of Gut Flora – Full Version

A human body contains over 10,000 microbes–or more than ten times the number of human cells! The genome of the microbiome, as an entity, is 100 times larger than the human genome, implying that the majority of genetic material inside your body is not actually yours, but the microbes’. These microbes include viruses, fungi, […]

Microbiome Gut Brain Axis: The Mind-Bending Power of Gut Flora

Microbiome Gut Brain Axis: The Mind-Bending Power of Gut Flora

A human body contains over 10,000 microbes–or more than ten times the number of human cells! The genome of the microbiome, as an entity, is 100 times larger than the human genome, implying that the majority of genetic material inside your body is not actually yours, but the microbes’. These microbes include viruses, fungi, and […]

Sleep and Symptoms of Adrenal Gland Disorders

Sleep and Symptoms of Adrenal Gland Disorders

Sleep disordered breathing, including sleep apnea and heavy snoring, are not uncommon among the elderly. It’s especially relevant as it’s also one of the common symptoms of adrenal gland disorders. This is typically a consequence of ventilation obstruction while people are sleeping and it is quite prevalent, and often goes undiagnosed among the elderly. Ricardo […]

Flavanols in Cocoa Found to Reverse Memory Decline

Flavanols in Cocoa Found to Reverse Memory Decline

A recent study conducted by Dr. Scott A. Small, MD, at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has found that certain compounds, called flavanols in cocoa could reverse memory decline in older adults who are otherwise healthy. The study was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The study is the first to provide evidence that changes […]

Microbiome Research into How it May Affect Anxiety Levels

Microbiome Research into How it May Affect Anxiety Levels

Neuroscience has recently started gaining an interest in the possibility of a strong connection between bacteria in the gut and what kind of impact it may have on the brain. Microbiome research on how to restore gut health and the impact it has on the brain is new and promising. Although research has demonstrated a […]

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Could be Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Could be Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease

In a study conducted at Umeå University in Sweden, researchers determined that individuals with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), the virus that causes most cold sores, were at almost double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Once infected with the virus, it stays in the body forever, though it is only active periodically. About 90% […]

New Study Shows Dementia Patients Helped by Horticultural Therapy

New Study Shows Dementia Patients Helped by Horticultural Therapy

A study published in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association indicates that gardening or horticultural therapy can offer certain benefits to patients with dementia that include increased relaxation, lower levels of agitation, and increased activity. The study was done by a team from the University of Exeter Medical School […]

Stanford Study Shows Link Between Fatigue and Abnormal Brain MRI Images

Stanford Study Shows Link Between Fatigue and Abnormal Brain MRI Images

Could there be a relationship between abnormal brain mri images and fatigue? Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found specific changes in the brains, particularly the white matter, of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Compared to a normal person the CFS patients often showed abnormal brain MRI images. Below, we’ll discuss […]

How Quercetin Benefits the Brain and Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease

How Quercetin Benefits the Brain and Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease

Quercetin is the red pigment in apple skins and it is also a flavonoid, and flavonoids are powerful antioxidants. Many health experts believe that quercetin has much stronger antioxidative and anticarcinogenic activities than vitamin C and that it is a disease-fighting antioxidant that protects cells throughout the body, including the brain. Quercetin benefits are so […]

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