Brain health WARNING: Excitotoxins linked to obesity and neurodegeneration | NaturalHealth365 – March 23, 2020

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(NaturalHealth365) Did you know that most processed foods contain additives that are known to cause brain damage and place us at risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease and dementia?

Unfortunately, these “excitotoxins” (like aspartame) can be found in just about all heavily processed foods, meaning many canned, bottled and boxed foods.  To be clear, the science swirling around about these dangerous substances is pretty grim, as you’ll see. →

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Superhuman Brain Masterclass – FREE Video Event — Wake Up World – March 22, 2020

(Wake Up World)  Your brain is under attack – disorders like depression, anxiety, headaches, ADHD, memory loss, epilepsy, dementia and other neurological disorders are becoming more prevalent than ever before. Compared with other disease areas, central nervous system disorders have had the highest failure rate for new medications in advanced clinical trials. Most of the drugs meant to treat diseases associated with the brain, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, ADHD, autism, anxiety and depression, fail. Period.

But what if, instead of waiting to treat these issues once they’ve developed, we instead focus on preventing them in the first place?

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Magnesium intake linked to lower risk of cognitive impairment | NaturalHealth365 — March 21, 2020

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(NaturalHealth365) Magnesium is an essential mineral you need large amounts of in your diet for optimal health. Unfortunately, magnesium deficiency isn’t talked about often … even though it is a common problem.

And, here’s the “tricky” part: even if you’re eating a healthy diet packed with magnesium-rich foods, soil depletion means that produce today doesn’t contain as much magnesium as it did several decades ago.   Bottom line, we need to careful about avoiding a deficiency. →

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Vegan diet caution: Avoid these common nutritional deficiencies that cause health issues | NaturalHealth365 – March 18, 2020

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(NaturalHealth365) Are you eating a vegan (100% plant-based) diet?  For many people, this lifestyle can be fantastic – filled with health benefits.  But, for others, the poor selection of foods – on a continual basis – can create serious nutritional deficiencies.  So, like with any lifestyle decision, you need to be careful.

For example, if your food choices don’t provide enough vitamin A – in other words, not eating enough beta carotene-rich foods or healthy fats to assure we convert that fat-soluble vitamin A to retinol – we could develop severe macular degeneration and, even, blindness! →

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Evidence for the Gut-Brain Connection — Wake Up World – February 14th, 2020

By Nikki Harper

Staff Writer for Wake Up World

It has been known for several decades that gut health appears to have an effect on mental health and brain health – the so-called gut-brain axis. For example, autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease have been linked with mood disorders, anxiety and depression. However, the precise mechanism by which the gut-brain axis functions has been largely unknown – but now, new research is starting to shed light on this matter. →

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Omega-3 fatty acids and mood disorders: How omega-3s can help fight depression — NaturalNews – February 7, 2020

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(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly important fats that have powerful benefits that support various bodily functions. These fats are lauded for their ability to significantly boost heart health — particularly as fish oil supplements. According to the American Heart Association, healthy adults are recommended to eat at least two servings of fish per week, with fatty fish high in Omega-3s like salmon and tuna being priority foods. However, fish oil supplements are found to share similar benefits for heart health, cancer and fatty liver disease. Now, new evidence suggests that Omega-3 oils can havebeneficial effect on human cognition and mood. →

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Study: Consuming more strawberries can help prevent Alzheimer’s in the elderly — NaturalNews.com – January 29, 2020

(Natural News) Do you love snacking on sweet and juicy strawberries? Well, keep at it: A recent study suggests that they can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia (AD).

In a study published in Current Developments in Nutrition and funded by the California Strawberry Commission, researchers from Rush University found that elderly people who consumed high amounts of strawberries were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s dementia. →

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