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Is your brain on dialup? Here's how to get Google Fiber for your mind

By Huff: (NaturalNews) In our rapidly changing world, trying to process news and other information that's constantly bombarding us, at an ever-increasing rate, is often nothing short of overwhelming. And while it might seem like too much to handle at times, there exist alternate methods of learning that can help you stay informed without risking information overload.

Eat more cultured and fermented foods if you want to be smart, slim and healthy

By Wright: (NaturalNews) It's not difficult to get into a rut with food. As we rush about in our busy lives, many times nutrition takes a backseat to more pressing concerns. The regrettable cost of this shortcut? Expanding waistlines, dulled thinking and floundering immune systems. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way. By including a few probiotic-rich foods in our daily routine, we can greatly improve mental and physical well-being -- all without unpleasant fad diets.

Brain-training computer games have little scientific support; here's how to maintain cognitive function into old age

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) For people who received computerized brain-boosting games over the holidays, or who just enjoy turning to them any time of the year, consider yourselves warned: They're not providing the extensive benefits you may think.

Another amazing reason to drink green tea


Many of us know that green tea has many amazing, scientifically backed health benefits (especially in regard to cancer prevention). Add another benefit to the list! A new study out of the University of Basel which was published in the journal Psychopharmacology demonstrated the first known example of how green tea extract can affect cognitive functions such as the working memory! These are exciting and promising results, because they could have implications regarding the treatment of dementia and other neuropsychiatric disorders!

New risk factor for Alzheimer's disease revealed: Are you getting a good night's sleep?


Extensive research over the past twenty years has repeatedly shown that Alzheimer's dementia is largely the result of a variety of lifestyle factors that promote the development of amyloid plaques and tau proteins in the brain that usher the onset of this dreaded disease. A diet high in processed carbohydrate and sugars, exposure to environmental and household pollutants and lack of physical activity have all been linked with development and progression of the disease. Now scientists have found that poor sleep patterns, as experienced by millions of aging adults, may be a powerful trigger for Alzheimer's disease.