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Boost your Brain with Bacopa

Bacopa Monnieri, also known as Brahmi, is an Indian herb that is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It is thought to improve memory and mental function. Cosmetic companies are also using this herb in skin and hair products due to its potential antioxidant properties. This herb is traditionally used for memory and improving mental function. Bacopa is often...

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A Healthy Diet may Prevent Dementia

Doctors have written to the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, suggesting that persuading people to eat fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fish and olive oil was “possibly the best strategy currently available”, in the battle against dementia. This is a very different treatment method than the usual advice of taking more medication. The group, which consists of...

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A Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce Risk of Parkinsons Disease

A new study has found that a Mediterranean-style diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruit can potentially halve the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The findings of the study were published in the European Journal of Neurology. These results provide further evidence of the role that diet can play in preventing this debilitating disease. The study conducted by...

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Eating Less Can Improve Memory

Researchers have found that eating less can help improve memory. The Italian study was looking into the theory of “calorie restriction”, as being able to boost health and extend life. This study was conducted by scientists at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome. This theory was tested on lab rats and the results found that cutting back on the number...

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Vitamin B Supplement for Alzheimers Disease?

New research has claimed that taking one vitamin B supplement a day from middle age could protect your memory with age, and even ward off Alzheimer’s disease. The research was conducted by scientists at Oxford University. The research was conducted on pensioners who took high doses of the vitamin once a day for two years. The results found that the pensioners who...

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Health Benefits of 5-HTP (hydroxytryptophan)

5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is derivative of the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is found in high protein foods such as soya, cheese, fish, meat, nuts, pumpkin seeds and lentils. The body converts tryptophan from our diet, to 5-HTP. This health supplement has been used to treat depression, insomnia, obesity and migraines. Although it is available in many health...

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Top Tips to Boost Brain Power

Take a breather Taking deeper breaths can help relax you an allowing yourself to have more air will produce more oxygen in your blood and your brain   Take or eat foods that contain certain vitamins It is good to have a good balanced diet and it doesn’t harm to take the extra vitamins you may need. You can easily buy vitamins at the health store. Vitamins such...

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Nutritional Supplements for a Healthy Brain

Most people ignore their brain function when thinking of anti-ageing supplements. This is a major oversight as the brain controls everything from memory to the function of the nervous system. The brain requires regular nourishment in order to function optimally. There is a direct link between the health of the gastro-intestinal system and the health of the brain....

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Natural Health Supplements for ADHD

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a behavioural disorder that is characterised by symptoms such as hyperactivity, a short attention span, restlessness, being easily distracted, constant fidgeting and impulsiveness. These symptoms can also lead to sleep problems and learning difficulties. ADHD is normally diagnosed between the ages of 3 to 7 years....

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