How the Brain Sees Pain

Some people claim to experience pain just watching something painful to happen. This is true especially of people suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a disabling chronic pain disorder in a limb. In CPRS patients, both own movements and just observing other persons’ movements may aggravate the pain. When you hurt yourself, pain receptors … Read more

According to scientists, sniffing rosemary will improve your memory. Here’s how

With so much going on each day, it’s easy for small tasks to slip our minds. However, one study has found that the scent of rosemary can help improve our memory—even more of a reason to surround ourselves with plants! Researchers at Northumbria University discovered that short-term memory retention increased by 15% among a sample … Read more

This Vitamin Can Protect Your Brain From Depression and Alzheimer’s

By: Dr Joel Fuhrman MD Vitamin B12 may protect against Alzheimer ‘s disease Vitamin B12 is required for important biological functions like red blood cell production, nervous system function, and DNA synthesis. Deficiency in B12 can cause a variety of problems including anemia, depression, confusion, fatigue, digestive issues, and nerve damage. Vitamin B12 is scarce … Read more

5 Easy Diet Changes That Can SAVE Your Brain

By: Daniel Amen Five Rules for Brain-Healthy Eating If you are going to eat right to think right, it is critical to make sure your food is loaded with high quality nutrients that your body is able to properly digest. Here are five of the nine rules for healthy eating that we have refined over … Read more

Study Shows That Learning New Skills and Laughing Can BOOST Brain Function

By: Daniel Amen One Secret to Keeping Your Brain Young Older adults who learn a new, mentally demanding skill can improve their cognitive function, according to research done at the University of Texas at Dallas and recently reported in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. In this study, participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups: A … Read more

Improve Memory, Enhance Verbal Skills and Boost Your Overall Brain Health With

Your mind needs a workout just as much as your body. By Dan Orzech You run marathons, regularly lift weights, and are the Pilates queen. But when’s the last time you worked out your brain? That gray matter needs exertion, too. More than that, it needs variety. Just as you exercise your entire body and … Read more

Stop taking statins! Study finds they cause “Alzheimer’s-like” symptoms

By Erin Quinn The notion that high cholesterol causes heart disease has allowed doctors to write millions of prescriptions for cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins that can reduce the risk of it. That seemingly indisputable notion has long suffered from an inconvenient fact: Half the people who have a heart attack don’t have high cholesterol. So, … Read more