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…)
Aroma Works through Various Means to Influence Cognitive and Physiological Function after Stress Exposure
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. A study of 92 participating healthy adults, demonstrated the effectiveness of lavender aromatherapy in significantly improving post –stress memory and processing speed.
Scallop-Derived Plasmalogen Improves Cognitive Functioning in Patients with Mild Alzheimer’s Disease – Director’s Choice
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Of the study participants with mild Alzheimers, those who supplemented with a scallop-derived plasmalogen significantly improved their memory compared to the control group. Also significant was the memory improvement in a subgroup of participating females and those who were younger than 77 years of age. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. After 3 months of 3-ball juggling, 25 elderly participants had a significant “transient matter increase” in three areas of the brain compared to the 25 controls. (more…)
Written by Patrick B. Massey, MD, PH.D. Energy medicine, increasing in popularity throughout the world, has many therapeutic applications that include the following: acupuncture, meditation, qugong, tai chi, yoga, Reiki, Therapuetic Touch, Quantum Touch , color, and sound.
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. A study of 120 community dwelling adults demonstrated the ability of aerobic exercise to increase the size of the brain hippocampus and improve spatial memory. (more…)
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Only those tea drinkers who drank green and black oolong teas consistently over the course of the study had a significantly reduced risk of developing neurocognitive disorders.