If you’re prone to depression, this holiday season you might want to say “bah humbug” to offers of sugar plum pudding, caramel corn and chocolate babka.
This is the fifth in a series of columns based on Dr. Dean Ornish’s recent book “Undo It.” The book makes the case that our health is not determined so much by the genes we’re born with but by whether these genes are turned on or off. And to a large extent, that process is determined by our lifestyle.
Researchers today said that for the first time they have clinical evidence that a series of lifestyle changes and medical interventions can slow cognitive decline from Alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative diseases.
Following personalized lifestyle behaviors for 18 months improved memory and thinking skills in people who are at risk or showing early signs of dementia that can lead to Alzheimer’s.
The science is becoming clearer and clearer: Taking care of yourself may be the best way to prevent or delay the development of Alzheimer’s disease. In a new study, Dr. Richard Isaacson, Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, said that a series of lifestyle changes and medical interventions can slow cognitive decline from Alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative diseases. In an interview, Isaacson said that “people with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease should no …
You know that exercise is important for keeping your body healthy as you age, but more and more research suggests it plays a role in keeping your mind sharp, too.
How much walking does it take to keep your brain resilient against Alzheimer’s?
“In the next 30 years, the number of people with dementia is expected to triple,” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “We need to do everything we can to reduce our risk of dementia. The scientific evidence gathered for these Guidelines confirm what we have suspected for some time, that what is good for our heart, is also good for our brain.”
Omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, are important for your brain and retinas. Pregnant women must consume food sources of omega-3 fatty acids in order to get sufficient DHA. It is an important nutrient for the health and intelligence of the baby.
Reach for your hiking shoes to promote brain health!