We baby boomers CAN stay mentally sharp
and keep our brains healthy as we grow older.

Here's how to do it.

Why Cooking Can Save Your Life + Best News & Tips 2.26.13

 

Why Cooking Can Save Your Life
Your tongue can be fooled and your brain can become addicted to the slick combinations of fat, sugar, and salt pumped into factory-made foods, but your biochemistry cannot handle these foods. The result is the disaster we have in America today — 70% of us are overweight, and obesity rates are expected to top 42% by the end of the next decade (up from only 13% in 1960). The solution? Cooking real food.

OUR THOUGHTS: Great article! Note that real cooking with real food isn’t more expensive or time-consuming; it’s just different. And the payoff is huge, saving you a lot of time and money versus a factory food diet.

How Artificial Light Is Wrecking Your Sleep
Research has demonstrated that nighttime light exposure suppresses the production of melatonin, the major hormone secreted by the pineal gland that controls sleep and wake cycles. Tablets, smartphones, and other backlit devices are major sources for suppressing melatonin at night, thereby reducing sleep duration and disrupting sleep.

Zinc Deficiency: An Epidemic Which Can Be Stopped
Factory farming methods that rely heavily on chemical fertilizers and pesticides which deplete the soil of nutrients, along with processed foods and many other factors, all contribute to a poor absorption rate of an essential mineral — zinc.

Is Medical Science Really 86% True?
The idea that most published research findings are false rocked the world of science when it was proposed in 2005. Since then, however, it’s become widely accepted – at least with respect to many kinds of studies in biology, genetics, medicine and psychology. But now, a new study says that only 14% of the medical literature is wrong. What gives?

For more on how to keep your mind sharp for life:

Pillars of Brain Health & Fitness: The foundation of a fit brain

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We baby boomers CAN stay mentally sharp
and keep our brains healthy as we grow older.

Here's how to do it.