Fat for Your Brain

With fad diets each claiming to improve your health and trim our waistline, it can be confusing to determine the best foods for your cognitive health. In recent years there has been a substantial amount of research on dietary patterns and health, including research specifically on cognitive health – and the findings may surprise you. […] Read More

Curry Spice For Memory

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have discovered that the compound curcumin is able to reverse memory problems and also improve mood. Curcumin is the main biologically active phytochemical compound of Turmeric and gives the spice its bright yellow color and strong taste. Turmeric root is a leafy plant in the ginger […] Read More

Let’s Get Cooking with Berries!

Earlier this week we shared information about the power of berries.  Click here if you missed it.  We would be remiss if we didn’t share a few great recipes for adding berries to your life.   First, check-out this Strawberry, Fennel and Arugula salad recipe from Rebecca Katz, author of The Healthy Mind Cookbook.   […] Read More

The Brain Boosting Benefits of Berries

As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, fields across America are growing nutritional power pellets in the form of berries. Each summer, the deep red, blue and purple hues of ripening berries are celebrated in many communities.  U-pick farms, produce stands, and restaurants burst with a variety of freshly picked berries and berry-inspired […] Read More

Is Dehydration Masking as Dementia or Making Dementia Symptoms Worse?

Mostly Water The adult body is comprised of about 60% water. Water is important for flushing toxins from the body, digestion, skin complexion, headache prevention, and immune system function.  Water also provides the brain with the necessary energy for brain function, including thought and memory.  Body water is lost each day through breathing, talking, sweating, […] Read More

Out with the Sugar and Unhealthy Fats to Make Room for Brain Healthy Foods: Stocking the Kitchen for the Mediterranean Diet

Once you decide to give the brain boosting Mediterranean Diet a try, you will realize that corn syrup, butter, margarine, mayonnaise, and some of the other foods high in unhealthy fats and sugar that may be lurking in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer aren’t what you need to start cooking. It is time to find those items […] Read More

Does the Food I Eat Impact my Risk for Alzheimer’s?

You have probably heard the statement “You are what you eat” at least once in your life. Many people recognize that certain foods are healthier than others, but many people do not see a direct relationship between what they eat and the risk of disease.  This is partially due to the “it won’t happen to […] Read More

Ladies, Your Lifestyle Choices Impact Your Brain Health: What’s Your Health Style?

Wondering how you are doing on health behaviors? Did you know that your sleep habits, exercise routine, food choices, stress management, and environmental health (cleaning products, beauty products, etc.) all impact your brain health?  Check-out this quiz from the Womenshealth.gov to find out what your health style is, so you can identify areas you can […] Read More

Is Soaking Nuts Really Necessary?

Have you ever eaten a large serving of nuts and felt a little unsettled later? Perhaps you even saw what looked like chopped nuts in your stool. Digestion of nuts requires careful and thoughtful chewing and is aided by soaking and drying nuts before consumption to reduce phytic acid. Phytic acid is found not only […] Read More