Category Archives: Memory

How Gut Health Impacts Our Bodies

You may think our digestive system is relatively simple. Food goes in, is broken down into nutrients that are absorbed, and then the waste is excreted. While that is true, emerging research has found that our gut has far-reaching effects on our entire body.  In fact, gut health is so important that some medical professionals […]

Listen To Your Body: 10 Signs You May Be Nutrient Deficient

Many of us strive to eat healthy every day but it can be hard to know how well we are really doing.  How do you know if you’re eating enough of certain nutrients?  Although we may associate nutrient deficiencies with developing nations, the typical American diet can also leave some big nutritional gaps. The truth […]

Fighting Free Radical Damage with Super Antioxidants

Our body’s cells are always under attack.  While we are all too familiar with the threat of viruses and infections, another threat is looming.  Free radical damage.  But what exactly are free radicals? Free radicals are unstable molecules that  if left unchecked can cause damage to our cells and DNA which is thought to not […]

Nothing Fishy about Flaxseed Oil

Looking to increase your intake of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids?  Most people automatically think of fish oil. But flaxseed oil is a great alternative to fish oil, particularly if you’re vegetarian or vegan. What is Flaxseed Oil? Flaxseed oil (also known as linseed oil)  is derived from the seeds of the plant Linium usitatissimum and contains over […]

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging Tips

September is Healthy Aging Month.  Getting older is a natural part of life, but it doesn’t mean we have to succumb to poor health.  As we age, lean body mass and metabolic rate decrease, which in turn, can affect our ability to effectively absorb certain minerals and vitamins.   Although older adults need less calories overall, they […]

Trendy Turmeric

Tumeric Root Health Benefits

You may have heard the recent buzz around turmeric root and its health benefits.  Well, it’s true; this stuff is seriously good for you! Although you may be familiar with turmeric as a popular Indian spice, this nutrient goes well beyond the kitchen.  It not only packs a serious punch of flavor, but also scores […]

How Fit Is Your Brain?

Did you know that what you eat can affect your everyday brain skills, like alertness, mental sharpness, and memory?  Along with a good night’s sleep and exercise, there’s no doubt that diet plays a major role in brain health.  In fact, research shows that certain foods may even help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other […]

A Smarter Way to Eat?

“You are what you eat” is a phrase we’ve all heard.   And it’s true a nutritious diet can keep our bodies healthy and strong.  But what about our brains?  Is there any way to protect our brain from memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease as we age?  The answer is yes!  Researchers have discovered that a […]

May Food Be Thy Medicine

“Let food be thy medicine…” is a profound ancient quote that continues to prove true over and over again in recent scientific studies.  Despite what the science says, and with modern medicine at our fingertips, we sometimes feel more comfortable taking drugs rather than adjusting our diets.  Of course, in many cases, prescription medication is […]

The Supplement That May Improve Your Memory

Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a mouthful to say, but when it comes to keeping your mind and memory sharp, you may want to remember that name.  PS is a fatty substance called a phospholipid which covers and protects every cell in your body and is particularly important for proper functioning of nerve cells within the brain.   […]