Important Health Benefits of Krill Oil

Over the past few decades, the research on krill oil has shown us time and again how important omega-3 fatty acids are to our health.  The significant impact of DHA and EPA is well documented for their role in the prevention of heart disease and reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol levels to healthy brain development in… Read more »

Late Night Snacking and Brain Health

There is substantial evidence already linking late night snacking with an increased risk of obesity and type 2 Diabetes.  However, a team of researchers from the University of California has found that those snack attacks can affect brain health as well. The circadian rhythm of our bodies influences when we sleep, wake up, eat meals… Read more »

Four Health Benefits of Krill Oil

Krill oil from the pristine waters of the Antarctic is a rich source of essential nutrients and offers a variety of health benefits.  Studies have shown that krill oil can have a positive effect on your brain, heart, bones and more.  Here are four health benefits of krill oil: Heart Health – Krill oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids… Read more »

Exercise and Brain Health

You know the wide-ranging benefits of exercise.  Physical fitness is important for weight loss, bone strength, heart health and more.  Now there’s research to suggest that staying physically fit can help improve brain health as well and it doesn’t matter when you begin. Research has demonstrated that just three hours of light exercise weekly can lead to… Read more »

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

As is generally the case with most diseases, early detection and treatment is key.  The Alzheimer’s Association has published the following early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease that everyone should be aware of: Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s, especially in the early stages, is forgetting… Read more »

The Best Brain Boosting Foods

Healthy eating lowers your risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, and now according to a recent study, that may be true of Alzheimer’s disease as well.  An international team of researchers found that seniors who consumed the most nutritious food had a nearly 25 percent reduction in the risk of mental decline compared to… Read more »

Vitamin D-3, Omega-3 and Alzheimer’s Disease

In a small study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, a team of researchers has discovered how vitamin D-3, a form of vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids may help the immune system clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the physical hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). What are Amyloid Plaques? The brains… Read more »

Depression May Lead to Accelerated Brain Aging

Depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans aged 65 years or older. For some people, they have been struggling with depression most of their lives, but for others, the onset is later in life.  Elderly depression is closely associated with dependency and disability and can cause suffering for the individual and his or her loved… Read more »

Jigsaw Puzzles are Good for Your Brain

Lately, jigsaw puzzles are a hot commodity.  With people spending more time at home, they are looking for something nostalgic and relaxing to occupy their time.  The good news is that all puzzling is also good for your brain! Working a puzzle helps develop your logical thought processes and problem-solving skills as well as your… Read more »

Brain Boosting Breakfast Foods

Your mother was right – breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Try these brain boosting breakfast ideas with foods shown to keep brain cells healthy and ward off age-related cognitive decline. Breakfast Quesadilla – need a fresh take on eggs? Try a breakfast quesadilla.  Choline, a B vitamin found in eggs, has… Read more »