Brain Health

Experts say that maintaining a healthy brain requires a few different nutrition and lifestyle choices. First off, opting for healthy brain food, including healthy fats like omega-3s and lean proteins, is vital to providing nourishment for brain function. Regular exercise, as well as brainy activities like puzzles and books, can also keep your brain functioning well as you age. And don’t undercut the power of human relationships when it comes to keeping your brain strong—experts say socializing can be one of the most important tools in brain health. Turn to Project Wellness for advice about how to keep your brain healthy, how to nourish and exercise your brain and other brain health tips.

Essential Oil of the Month: Rosemary

Essential Oil of the Month: Rosemary

Rosemary is one of those quintessential herbs that add flavor to almost any dish. It’s native to the Mediterranean region, and is a member of the mint family. Maybe that’s why, as an essential oil, it’s known for its ability to revitalize and clarify. What it does Rosemary has been clinically shown to improve...

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Turmeric and brain health? Keep eating that curry

Turmeric and brain health? Keep eating that curry

In doing some research for an upcoming article on men’s health, we found a study that shows a strong connection between curcumin, or turmeric, and a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s. We’ve known that turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, but we didn’t know that it could also reduce inflammation in the brain, thought to be a...

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Ask a Practitioner: What can I do to increase focus and concentration?

We get questions nearly every day via Ask a Practitioner from people with a variety of health concerns. Our practitioners take turns answering these questions, offering advice based on their experience and expertise. Each week we’ll be posting some of these questions with the hopes that our practitioners’ advice can help answer some of...

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The (healthy) glory of chocolate

February 25, 2011
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The (healthy) glory of chocolate

We just stumbled on this little nugget by John Robbins over at the Huffington Post—we’ve never seen someone lay out the true health benefits of chocolate quite so well. It turns out it’s not just full of antioxidants, it’s also great for your heart, your mood, etc. As Robbins says, “There is in fact...

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Omega-3s and your health

Recent Omega-3 research: Omega-3s may protect against traumatic brain injury January 2011, Neurosurgery Omega-3s may reduce gum disease October 2010, American Journal of Dietetic Association Krill oil may reduce arthritis symptoms September 2010, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders Omega-3s’ anti-inflammatory mechanism revealed September 2010, Cell Every day, researchers are finding more links between low levels of...

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Food for Thought: Nutrition for a Better Brain

September 11, 2010
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Essential fatty acids, particularly omega-3 fatty acids, are essential for a reason—they’re actual structural components of all neural cells. In other words, they’re part of the brain’s building blocks. Because the body can’t manufacture this nutrient on its own, fatty acids have to be obtained through food and dietary supplements. This is especially important...

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Brain Boosters

August 11, 2010
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Our favorite brain-boosting supplements: Jarrow Formulas BrainBoost Helps increase brain circulation and support the synthesis of neurotransmitters to improve memory, recall, focus and mood. Thorne Research Memoractive Combines ginkgo biloba, Acetyl-L-carnitine, Ayurvedic herbs and more to enhance alertness, learning and reaction time. Pharmaca PS Phosphatidylserine Increases cell flexibility in the brain, which in turn...

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