A powerful compound in rosemary protects your brain from damage

A powerful compound in rosemary protects your brain from damage

( Natural News ) Are you in need of stress relief? According to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine , carnosol, an antioxidant compound found in rosemary, can relieve chronic stress and help fend off its side effects on the body. The American Psychology Association (APA) reports that a large percentage of Americans, including children, are experiencing chronic stress or its symptoms . A 2010 survey revealed that 44 percent of respondents suffered more significant levels of stress than they did the past year. Common causes included finances, employment, and the economy. The APA warns that chronic stress cannot be ignored as it can result in far-reaching consequences. Stress disrupts brain function, leading to confusion, depression, and anxiety, but its effects do not stop there. Stress also affects other parts of the body , causing conditions like body pain, difficulty or rapid breathing, irregular menstruation in women, erectile dysfunction in men, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. More worrisome is the revelation that chronic stress is affecting younger people, too. The noted survey indicated that almost a third of children had experienced physical stress-related symptoms, such as headaches, stomach troubles, and difficulty sleeping. Overweight children were of particular concern as experts noted that stress and being overweight has a bidirectional relationship, meaning that either could be a cause and an effect of each other. A study funded by the Research Affairs of Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences looked into the de-stressing ability of carnosol , a compound found abundantly in rosemary . Their study focused on the antioxidant’s ability to protect the brain from damage caused by stress. The power of the elements : Discover Colloidal Silver Mouthwash with quality, natural ingredients like Sangre de Drago sap, black walnut hulls, menthol crystals and more. […]

Nourish your brain by choosing organic food

Nourish your brain by choosing organic food

( Natural News ) Eating well nourishes not just your body, but also your brain. And when it comes to food, nothing is better for your neurons than organic produce . The brain is called the control center of the body – and for good reason. All the processes in your body are practically managed by the brain, even those you do not have conscious control over. The brain also stores your memories, gives rise to your moods, and makes your emotions possible. Eating organic food is one of the best ways to ensure that your brain is adequately fed the nutrients it needs to function optimally. Not only are organics free from chemical pesticides and other harmful toxins, they also contain more of the nutrients that make fruits and vegetables so essential to good health. That they taste better than conventional fare – preserved and shipped for weeks from other countries – is a huge bonus. The best way to obtain organic food is to visit your local farmer’s market. Because they are grown in your area, they end up costing cheaper, too. But because the stalls are usually open just one day in a week, it’s best to plan ahead before you set out to fill your pantry. It’s a problem during winter, but the summertime offers a rich variety of flavors and food items you can buy to get a healthy body and mind. What nutrients does your brain need? Because of its many crucial functions and its non-stop action, the brain is understandably one of the most nutritionally demanding organs of the body. Here are some of the nutrients most needed by your brain and what they do: 100% organic essential oil sets now available for your home and personal care, including Rosemary, Oregano, Eucalyptus, […]

Exercise preserves brain cells and prevents memory loss

Exercise preserves brain cells and prevents memory loss

( Natural News ) Exercise has been known to be essential for overall health. In a study carried out by researchers at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, the benefits of exercise on brain health have been emphasized. Researchers found that exercise can help preserve brain cells and prevent loss of memory, cognitive problems, and general problems in memory. For the study, the researchers assigned different groups of mice to three different workout programs in order to identify the effects of the exercises on memory and overall brain health. The three types of workout programs studied were weight lifting, running, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). These were created as a model of approximately what the typical human might do in a workout program. At the end of the study, all of the mice exhibited general fitness gains. In particular, aerobic activity was found to enhance the health of brain cells and prevent memory problems better than the two other exercise programs. Although the weight lifting group and the HIIT group showed better fat-burning activities than the aerobic group, they did not show any signs of new brain cell growth or prevention in memory loss and other memory problems. The Finnish study was not the only study to demonstrate the benefits of exercise to the brain. In fact, a 2014 study of elderly women revealed a similar effect. In that study, elderly women who engaged in regular aerobic exercise exhibited growth in the region of the brain responsible for memory. Meanwhile, those who engaged only in weightlifting did not show this positive effect on their brain cells. Mother Nature’s micronutrient secret : Organic Broccoli Sprout Capsules now available, delivering 280mg of high-density nutrition, including the extraordinary "sulforaphane" and "glucosinolate" nutrients found only in cruciferous healing foods. Every lot laboratory tested. […]

Insidious, rich, white “industrialist” men in America are leading the charge for you to HATE another rich white man in America – our POTUS

Insidious, rich, white “industrialist” men in America are leading the charge for you to HATE another rich white man in America – our POTUS

( Natural News ) Several of the richest white dudes in America want you (any patriot with a job and the ability to vote) to be sick, broke, and brain-dead so they can become wealthier and even more powerful. Who are they? Let’s take an inside look at the multi-billion dollar fake philanthropists Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charles Koch, David Koch, and Michael Bloomberg, and find out what really makes them “tick.” There’s a saying that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe, but that may be about to change if these billionaire globalists can force Trump out of office and turn America into one huge version of Venezuela – a nightmarish socialist and Orwellian (communist) wasteland. If you don’t hate your Constitution-defending POTUS, a handful of rich white twisted and demented billionaires want to convince you that you should, because dissonance, hate and confusion are all what communism was founded upon. The formula for changing your mind and continuing to brainwash all the other “Americans” involves further poisoning American food, medicine, and the mass media, including all of social media. How can these demented rich white dudes do this? It’s simple when you’re filthy rich, because you just pretend to be a philanthropist while manipulating everything “consumed” by the people you want to control. Keep reading. It’s true: 7 of the richest 11 people in the world want to destroy your health, happiness, and way of life so they can be more powerful Jeff Bezos is worth $112 billion. Bill Gates is worth $90 billion. Warren Buffett is worth $84 billion. Mark Zuckerberg is worth $70 billion. Brothers Charles Koch and David Koch are together worth $120 billion. Michael Bloomberg is worth a cool $50 billion. What more could these guys […]

7 ways to eat to boost your brainpower, without taking supplements

7 ways to eat to boost your brainpower, without taking supplements

In our recent pursuit to become smarter, faster, a new pharmaceutical market has been born for a type of supplement called ‘nootropics’. Also known as ‘smart drugs’, nootropic supplements promise to enhance your cognition function and supercharge your memory. Take a nootropic pill regularly, marketing claims suggest, and you’ll be able to learn new things, feel more motivated, have better memory recall and boosted concentration rates. Yet the sale of nootropic supplements raises one vital question: do we really need to be taking pills to boost our daily brain performance? Melanie McGrice, spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia , tells SBS that we don’t need to turn to pills for brainpower. We can boost our memory, concentration and mental performance by eating the right foods: nootropic foods. “Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule: people who are unable to meet their nutritional requirements because they’ve had gastrointestinal surgery, have a food allergy or intolerance, a specific illness or are pregnant,” says McGrice, an Accredited Practising Dietitian. “But, for the general population, I believe food should be our main source of our nutritional needs, for all situations including cognitive performance.” Here are nootropic foods – ‘smart foods’ – that McGrice recommends we eat to maximise our brain’s performance. 1. Caffeine You’ve probably already experienced how a cup of coffee or tea has boosted your mental alertness. But research also suggests that caffeine may be able to improve various memory types. A study conducted by researchers at John Hopkins University shows that caffeine enhances certain memories for at least 24 hours after it is consumed. The research, published by the journal Nature Neuroscience in 2014 , concluded that caffeine can enhances our brain’s ability to consolidate long-term memories. Another study also found caffeine may be able to improve […]

Aluminum is far from harmless – here’s how to reduce your exposure

Aluminum is far from harmless – here’s how to reduce your exposure

( Natural News ) Aluminum doesn’t sound all that dangerous. We see it everywhere in our daily lives: we buy food in aluminum cans, we wrap our vegetables in aluminum foil and grill them, and many of us even unwittingly bake with it. The word aluminum certainly doesn’t strike fear into us the way metals like mercury and lead do, but this substance is far from harmless . Our exposure to aluminum begins shortly after birth because it’s used as an adjuvant in the vaccines that many newborns are given. In fact, in the first 18 months of life, the average child will receive 17 injections that contain aluminum. Some of the vaccines that can contain aluminum adjuvants include the hepatitis A, DTP, DTaP, influenza type B, HPV, rabies and anthrax vaccines. Even if you skip vaccines , you’re not out of the woods. That’s because it’s found in municipal tap water and kitchen staples like flour, salt, baking powder, and cocoa. It’s in cookware and food packaging, and it can even be found in over-the-counter antacids like Rolaids. Once you realize how prevalent it is, it should come as no surprise that 80 percent of the people tested were found to have excessively high levels of aluminum. That’s a scary statistic because it has no benefits to the body – quite the opposite, in fact. Aluminum is a neurotoxic substance that accumulates in the liver, brain, lungs, and kidneys. It affects bone mineralization, causes brain inflammation, and hinders calcium absorption. It has also been associated with several illnesses. For example, one study found that drinking water with a high concentration of aluminum raises the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. It has also been linked to anemia, ALS, anxiety, cognitive deficits, mood disorders, and insomnia. 100% organic essential oil sets […]

The Smoothie Whisperer: A Creativity Boost With Reishi + Tonic Herbs

The Smoothie Whisperer: A Creativity Boost With Reishi + Tonic Herbs

COURTING CREATIVITY is a delicate process. While getting cracked out on coffee might give you a flood of new thoughts – and the endurance to chase them down – our best creative work comes from a place of calm. Whether it’s big a project at work, a side hustle or just a weekend DIY, make this functional smoothie recipe to keep those creative vibes flowing! Our favorite series this summer comes from Sage Dammers, co-founder of Addictive Wellness and resident Smoothie Whisper. We’ve been asking him to solve every life issue we have from behind the blender, including energy issues and that that low-budget life . This creativity booster includes one of “the greatest adaptogens in the world” that you probably haven’t heard of yet… Q: I’m looking for a smoothie to make when I need a creative boost. I want my brain to be firing away as I tackle work projects, but not overstimulated. I’d like something I can drink on the weekend too, when I have downtime to be creative! I want to feel open and inspired in my process, not too antsy or hyper-focused. A: Naturally, most people would reach for coffee in this situation, but there are much more interesting ways we can go about this! We’re looking for an experience of peaceful invigoration facilitated by the greatest tonic herbs rather than the simple stimulation offered by coffee. Gynostemma is not related to the tea plant and does not contain caffeine, so this is not technically a tea, but rather an herbal infusion. Coming from a small region in southern China where people regularly live to be over 80 and 100 years old, gynostemma is one of the greatest adaptogens in the world. It also holds the honor of being the highest saponin-containing plant known […]

Exercise: Closest Thing To A Free Miracle Anti-Aging Drug Available

Exercise: Closest Thing To A Free Miracle Anti-Aging Drug Available

Exercising will get the heart pumping, sweat flowing, and brain focused. Cardio/aerobic exercise can have significant and beneficial effects on both the mind and body and is well supported by a wealth of research with bodies of evidence that continue to grow including 2 recent studies just published in the journal Neurology and the journal Aging Cell. Middle aged women who are physically fit were roughly 88% less likely to develop dementia in a study involving 191 women with the average of 50 for 44 years. Researchers from the University of Gothenburg assessed subject cardiovascular health using cycling tests to group subjects into one of three categories: unfit, moderately fit, or fit. Over 44 years subjects were screened regularly for dementia with 32% of unfit subject being diagnosed with dementia, one quarter of the moderate fit subjects being diagnosed with the condition, and only 5% of the fit women developed dementia. Links were shown between fitness and decreased risk but was not able to prove one caused the other, even still this work adds to several other studies suggesting powerful links between exercise and brain health. In another study 125 amateur cyclists in the age group of 55-79 were evaluated and compared to 75 people of similar age who either rarely exercise or never exercised. Cyclists subjects were found to have more muscle mass and lower levels of body fat and cholesterol than the sedentary subjects . Cycling subjects were observed to also appear to have younger and healthier looking immune systems, especially regarding the thymus which is a key organ responsible for generating T cells. The thymus begins to start shrinking at around 20 years of age and T cell production starts to dwindle. Thymus glands in the cycling subjects looked as if they belonged to younger people […]

Dairy alternatives: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Dairy alternatives: The good, the bad, and the ugly

( Natural News ) Conventional dairy products are often one of the first substitutes a family makes when transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. It makes perfect sense, when you consider that conventional dairy is pasteurized (enzymes destroyed), tainted with GMOs, and infected with residual antibiotics and hormones that have been injected into the cows producing the milk. Is it any wonder why this milk is acidic and mucous forming to the body? It’s virtually guaranteed to cause intestinal inflammation. Thankfully, alternatives have been produced but, as with any new product, the question always remains — is the producer hell-bent on creating a high quality product, or riding a profitable trend to the promise land, leaving ethics behind? Unfortunately, it seems it’s mostly the latter. Good dairy alternatives There are plenty of nice dairy alternatives to chose from, and each has their healthiest versions. So depending on what you prefer, here are some of the most common options, that are best of their class. Homemade almond milk : The most common of dairy alternatives, almond milk has been around for decades and lines the shelves of nearly any grocery store with healthier options. However, the only way to get good almond milk is to make it yourself because there are negligible (if any) options for organic, sprouted, and fresh almond milk in the store. Fortunately, almond milk is very easy to make at home, simply by soaking almonds for 8 hours or more and running them through a blender with purified water. Here’s the full recipe, to make clean, fresh, and easily digested almond milk . Mother Nature’s micronutrient secret : Organic Broccoli Sprout Capsules now available, delivering 280mg of high-density nutrition, including the extraordinary "sulforaphane" and "glucosinolate" nutrients found only in cruciferous healing foods. Every lot laboratory tested. See […]

Do These 3 Things Today To Keep Your Memory From Failing Later

Do These 3 Things Today To Keep Your Memory From Failing Later

By the year 2050, the United States will have 14 million people in need of full-time care for Alzheimer’s disease, a number equal to the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults , and issues like brain fog are finally being taken seriously. Taking care of our brain health is more urgent than ever, so we’re spending the next 10 days at mindbodygreen talking about our brains and what we can all do to protect our mental health. Follow along here at #mbgbrainhealth and on Instagram and Twitter . And be sure to sign up for our FREE brain health webinar with 11-time NYT best-selling author and pioneering functional medicine doctor Dr. Mark Hyman . Memory loss is not a normal part of aging; it does not have to be our fate (despite what you may have heard from doctors or articles). There’s another way to think about brain aging. The brain responds to all the same insults as the rest of the body—stress, poor diet, toxins, lack of exercise or sleep, nutritional deficiencies, and more. We can prevent and reverse cognitive decline, at any age, when the right steps are taken. Dementia is an issue that’s growing every day. Sadly, dementia and Alzheimer’s alone are responsible for the death of one out of every three seniors, more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. But memory loss is not just limited to seniors. Up to 5 percent of all Alzheimer’s cases are early-onset —which can happen at any age, but the general description is that it’s prior to 65 years old. Just since 2000, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased by a staggering 123 percent. Not only is this devastating […]