You aren’t feeling yourself lately. You’re forgetful, irritable, and overly emotional. You’ve left your cell phone in the refrigerator again, and are starting to feel like you’re going crazy. You may even wonder if you’re developing Alzheimer’s. If you’re a 50-something woman, you can almost certainly blame at least part of your brain fog on menopause. […] Read more »
Books About Brain Health and Fitness
On these pages, you'll learn more about the books we like that'll help your brain be healthier and fitter.
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Heart disease is the number one cause of death in industrialized nations. A million people have a heart attack every year in the US alone, yet half of these victims have normal cholesterol. If there is only a 50/50 chance that heart attack victims have high cholesterol, a question begs to be answered: “Does high […] Read more »
We’re living longer than ever, but not necessarily living that well into old age. The statistics on people over age 65 aren’t pretty. The average 65-year-old will be overweight, be on five prescription medications, and have three chronic health conditions. But you don’t have to fall apart as you age. Mental decline is not an […] Read more »
Prescription drugs cause over 100,000 deaths per year and cause another 1.5 million people to experience side effects so severe they must be hospitalized. You may be shocked to learn that according to the FDA, adverse drug reactions are now the fourth leading cause of death in the US. (1) This is in part due to the problem […] Read more »
The brain is the most important, yet least appreciated organ. If your brain could sing, its theme song would almost certainly be What Have You Done for Me Lately. Few of us give our brains a second thought … until something goes wrong. So I was pleasantly surprised this week to learn that a new […] Read more »
The US was in the news recently as being #1 … in increased number of deaths from neurological diseases including dementia. The number of deaths related to brain conditions rose an astounding 66% in men and 92% in women between 1979 and 2010. And while “prevention” is on everybody’s lips, prevention, like medicine in general, […] Read more »
Albert Einstein famously said, “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” This sentiment can also apply to your brain. When you stop learning, some parts of your brain start to atrophy while unused neural connections wither away. Fortunately, this is the greatest time in history to keep up with lifelong learning. The internet has made […] Read more »
There is no doubt that loneliness is a serious health risk. Studies consistently find that people who are socially isolated are at much greater risk for dementia and even of death. The health risk of loneliness is considered comparable to that of smoking or being obese. And 40% of us admit to being lonely. Don’t count […] Read more »
Since man first figured out how to domesticate plants, we’ve been trying to make them more palatable. Most edible wild plants are too bitter, sour, astringent, tough, full of seeds, or dry to be enjoyable. Over the course of the last 12,000 years we’ve bred plants to taste better, to be more productive, and to […] Read more »
Before the advent of agriculture 12,000 years ago, all humans were what archaeologists call hunter-gatherers, people who spent most of their time in search of food. If future archaeologists were to look at us now, they would surely call us “clicker-sitters” since we spend most of our days sitting on out bottoms clicking away at […] Read more »