According to a recent study, only 4 weeks eating highly processed food (such as snacks, frozen ready-to-go dishes as pasta and pizza, and variety of meat sausages) causes a strong inflammation in the brain of older rats, leading to memory loss. Interestingly, neuroinflammation and memory problems were not seen in young adult rats that ate […]
Fenchol, a natural compound found in basil (but also in eucalyptus leaves, wild celery, nutmeg, aster flowers, and citrus fruits), seems to reduce neurotoxicity in the brain. In this way it might protect the brain against the accumulation of the toxic amyloid-beta protein, related to Alzheimer’s.
Here we have another scientific evidence that an appropriate diet can protect you from a certain brain disease. A recent study provides evidence that the combination of dietary isoflavones and certain gut bacteria, which are able to break down these isoflavones, might be a potential treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
According to a recent small study our spirituality and religiosity are located in a specific brain circuit of our neuro-fabric, the periaqueductal gray (PAG). It’s a brainstem region that is responsible for our emotional reaction to fear and pain but also for our behaviour such as altruistic help and unconditional love.
Light therapy, an exposure to both controlled natural daylight and artificial light of specific wavelengths, is already successfully used to treat mental and sleep disorders. It also seems to be a new a safe and cost-effective alternative for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, seasonal depression and cognitive disorders.
Dementia is a devastating disease. It leads not only to the lost of the ability to plan, remember things and behave appropriately, but also to the decline of motor skills. Up till now, there is no drug to treat dementia. However, some lifestyle changes can delay the progress of this disease and even weaken its […]
The MIND diet was developed based on the Mediterranean diet to help prevent dementia and slow down the decline of brain health. But did you know that this diet could also be a remedy for Parkinson’s?