New Alzheimer’s Drug Breakthrough

A cure for Alzheimer’s disease may be on the horizon. A groundbreaking new drug has been shown to clear away toxic clusters of protein material in the brain thought to be a primary cause of Alzheimer’s. Scientists believe that the plaque kills the healthy neurons, leading to memory loss. This is known as Alzheimer’s Theory…. Read more »

Early Detection is Key for Alzheimer’s

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2013 an estimated 5 million Americans aged 65 years or older suffered from Alzheimer’s disease with the number estimated to triple to as high as 13.8 million unless more effective ways to prevent, recognize and treat the disease are identified and… Read more »

The ABC’s of Alzheimer’s

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month and a recent study puts Vitamin B12 back at the forefront of research aimed at preventing this mind-bending disease. A is for Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, a universal term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to impair daily living. While Alzheimer’s… Read more »

How Krill Oil Improves Brain Function

Your brain is the center of your nervous system and requires the most energy of any of your organs. You may not know that your brain is also nearly 60 percent fat including essential fatty acids, DHA and EPA. Almost all of your brain’s functions are dependent on DHA and EPA and they can be… Read more »

Six Brain Exercises to Improve Memory

As we get older, our bodies naturally decline. We lose muscle, energy and more. Our brains can atrophy, too. The hippocampus, the area of your brain responsible for building memory, loses 5 percent of its nerve cells with each passing decade. Plus, aging slows production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter vital to learning and memory. That can… Read more »

Boost Your Brainpower with These Five Foods

You know healthy eating is important for weight management, heart health and a general sense of well-being. But you can also nourish your brain with the foods you choose. Boost your brainpower with these five foods: Blueberries – Research from Tufts University found that the consumption of blueberries may be effective in improving or delaying… Read more »

Learning a New Sport May Strengthen Your Brain

According to a recent study, learning a new sport could strengthen your brain in different ways than the familiar brain training exercises such as crossword puzzles and word searches do. It is part of growing research on the impacts of motor learning on the brain. We have all heard the ads for Luminosity – a… Read more »

The Top 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 the top four health benefits of krill oil: Cardiovascular Health Krill oil… Read more »

Why Krill Oil is Better than Fish Oil

Millions of Americans take multiple fish oil gel caps a day to supplement their Omega-3 fatty acid intake. Unfortunately, up to 90 percent of the potential benefit of fish oil may be lost due to poor absorption. Oil from a tiny sea creature, called krill, is a far better way to reap the benefits of… Read more »

What is Krill?

Krill (Euphausia superba) is a small crustacean with a similar appearance to shrimp. They are found in the colder waters of the ocean off of Antarctica, Vancouver, Russia, Ukraine and Japan. Krill primarily serve as a food source for other animals in the ocean, including whales, seals, penguins, squid and fish. Krill has a pink… Read more »