science about how to keep your brain sharp while getting older

In our 30s and 40s, our brain starts to shrink, with the shrinkage rate significantly increasing by age 60. You might notice that by forgetting your appointments, necessity to write things down, inability to concentrate for a long time etc. . The good news is that you can exercise your brain to limit its shrinkage […]

A recent international study has established a clear relationship between high-fat diet and worsening of cognitive abilities, including developing anxiety, depression and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

It’s not news any more that our brain (the central nervous system) and our gut (the enteric nervous system) are connected. Just think about those migraine attacks that are caused by some food sensitivities, or about headaches and even black-outs after too much alcohol. And these are only 2 of numerous other examples that show […]

Diet is our best medicine. What we eat has a big contribution to how we age. The results of a recent study is another scientific prove for that.

The cancer cells rely on glucose from carbohydrates to divide and grow. The existing theory is that these cells can’t use ketones for energy, while our body and our brain cells can. This was a starting point of a recent small study, which investigated how a modified ketonic diet influences people with a specific brain […]

We know that sugar is one of the biggest enemies for our health. We try to replace it with available alternatives to achieve the same result in taste, but with less health damage. At the moment there are plenty of alternative sweeteners. But which one is the most healthy option and is the closest to […]

You probably already know that people who are more conscientious (responsible, organized and capable of self-control), tend to live longer and have a 40% decreased risk of death compared to the less conscientious people. But why that is that and how that happens was not clear … until now.

Did you sleep less hours last night? Then most probably you drink coffee throughout the day to stay sharp and awake. Are you a shiftworker? You take coffee for the same reasons. And there is nothing wrong with that, if coffee is taken in moderation (up to 4 cups a day) and doesn’t influence your […]

Have ever noticed that you feel yourself better, more energized, less stressed and faster in loosing extra weight in a particular season every year? There is a scientific explanation for that! A recent large Israeli study found that we have an internal seasonal(!) clock, which somehow lines up our hormones with the seasons!

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