According to a recent large study, low levels of folate (vitamin B9) in the blood may be a sign for increased risk of dementia and death from any cause in older people (aged 60-75 years).
The well-known and widely used drugs to treat anxiety and sleep disorders are benzodiazepines. They are effective and safe if used for a short period of time. However, their long-term use can not only cause dependence, but, particularly, in older people can lead to brain health issues.
It seems that people with both depression and severe inflammation don’t respond to these drugs. And there is an explanation for that. Commonly prescribed antidepressants are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which hinder the re-absorption of a “feel-good molecule” serotonin in the brain, so that it can stay for longer circulation to improve mood. So, […]
A recent study gives us another good reason to pay a closer attention to various plants in nature that have a natural compount farnesol as a potential remedy for Parkinson’s. Farnesol is predominantly found in citronella, lemon grass, tuberose, cyclamen, rose, neroli, balsam and musk. The majority of these plants is used nowadays in perfume, […]
We know that aerobic exercise, like walking, swimming, running, or biking, are good for our brain. It improves our mood, gives us energy and …boosts our memory! According to a recent small study, white matter of our brain, which is responsible for communication between neurons, can also benefit from aerobic exercise, improving memory recall in […]
Our brain doesn’t have enough place to store energy. When it needs supply of energy for its increased activity, the brain gives a sign to blood vessels for extra blood and then directs it to specific brain regions. While reading this, you might ask: how exactly does the brain communicate to blood vessels and how […]
Actually it might. A recent study on mice found that gut bacteria are important for their social behaviour. The study discovered that mice without a gut microbiome (the germ-free mice) showed significant antisocial behavior, such as avoiding a stranger mouse rather than interacting with it.
What can possibly be good about migraines that cause so much pain and discomfort? Actually, migraines turned out to have a very important role in our brain. According to a recent study, migraine can be seen as a protective response to oxidative stress, caused by a lack of energy in our brain.
Polyphenols from fruit and veggies have a vital impact on our health and its ability to deal with life challenges. Our brain has a big advantage as well. One of the reasons is that polyfenols in high doses have an influence on protein BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). BDNF is involved, among other things, in communication […]
Have you ever thought why the same diseases are experienced more by women than by men? Why, for example, women are 4 times more likely to have migraines, twice as likely to experience depression and 2 times more likely to be diagnosed with autoimmune disorders that attack the brain, such as multiple sclerosis, in comparison […]