Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. A forty-day supplementation with 250 mg of phosphatidylserine-fortified milk significantly enhanced memory in the sixty participating subjects compared to the control group in this randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. (more…)
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. This randomized cross-over study demonstrated that a four week supplementation with hops significantly improved anxiety, depression and stress levels in the 26 participating subjects.
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. The one hundred children with autism spectrum disorder had significant higher hair levels of mercury, lead, and aluminum compared with the 100 healthy children. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. This study demonstrated that Salvia lavandulaefolia essential oil extract inhibits human acetylcholinesterase as evidenced by significant improvements in cognitive function tests, improved alertness and decreased fatigue in participating test subjects. (more…)
Written by Patrick B. Massey, MD, PhD. Studies show that music therapy retrains how the brain thinks and may prevent and correct many of the problems associated with dementia and at a significant cost reduction compared to the cost of traditional medicine.
Plasma Lutein and Zeaxanthin Linked to Improved Cognitive Function in Older Adults – Director’s Choice
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Analysis of 4,076 community-dwelling adults found that higher plasma lutein and zeaxanthin were independently associated with better composite scores for global cognition, memory, and executive function; however, only zeaxanthin, was associated with better processing speed.
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. This study investigates the mechanisms by which mulberry leaf extract protects against glyphosate-induced brain toxicity. (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. DHA supplementation during football season significantly decreased the serum level of neurofilament (NFL), a sensitive biomarker of brain cell injury due to head impacts occurring in football players over the course of a football season. (more…)
Written by Tatjana Djakovic, Staff Writer. A cross-sectional study of 8,035 participating adults (aged 50 years and older) demonstrated that high adherence to the Med and MIND diets was associated with better cognitive function. (more…)
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Supplementing with lutein and zeaxanthin significantly decreased serum cortisol levels and psychological stress in the participating subjects. (more…)
Medium-Chain Triglycerides in Combination with Leucine and Vitamin D Boost Cognitive Function in Older Adults
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. A daily 3-month intervention with medium-chain fatty acids, leucine and vitamin D significantly improved by 10.6% the cognitive function scores of 13 participating nursing home residents compared to an 11% drop in the 12 participants taking long-chain triglycerides and vitamin D. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Ten weeks of supplementation with either linoleic or omega 3 diets significantly altered the ratio of linoleic acid to omega-3 DHA of the intervention groups compared to control; however, did not impact mood or emotional states of all three participating groups. (more…)
Reiki Therapy Improves Pain, Anxiety, and Blood Pressure in Patients Undergoing Major Surgery — Director’s Choice
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Three to four 30-minute sessions of Reiki therapy significantly enhanced pain management and post-operative recovery in knee replacement patients. (more…)
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. This study of 15 mindfulness meditation practitioners suggests an analgesic effect similar to endogenous opioids and may offer powerful therapeutic benefits for acute pain sufferers. (more…)
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Study results demonstrated that sugary beverage consumption significantly decreased performance on episodic memory tests and reduced total brain volume in 4276 participants, leading researchers to validate an association with preclinical Alzheimer’s. (more…)