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  1. Social Activity Benefits Memory and Other Cognitive Abilities

    Social Activity Benefits Memory and Other Cognitive Abilities

    Dementia is a condition that affects millions of people in the elderly population, as well as their loved ones. While you can never entirely prevent dementia, new evidence shows that making an effort to stay social in your later years will help to lower your risk of dementia by 12 percent. Here is what you need to know about social...
  2. Is Resveratrol Responsible for the Health Benefits of Red Wine?

    Is Resveratrol Responsible for the Health Benefits of Red Wine?

    While there are many proven health benefits of red wine, the majority can be attributed to one specific compound found in the grapes used to make the wine. This plant constituent is called resveratrol, and it's the compound that helps give color to the skin of red grapes. It also helps protect grapes from fungal infections, droughts, extreme sun exposure...
  3. New Study Bolsters Claim That Resveratrol Supports Healthy Aging

    New Study Bolsters Claim That Resveratrol Supports Healthy Aging

    Multiple research studies have now confirmed that the compound resveratrol supports healthy aging by protecting the body from a host of potential issues. Read on for more information about what resveratrol is, how you can incorporate this powerful naturally-occurring compound into your diet and how it can help you to lead a healthier and longer life. What is Reservatrol? Reservatrol is...
  4. March 13th is World Sleep Day: What's the Significance?

    March 13th is World Sleep Day: What's the Significance?

    March 13th is World Sleep Day. On this day, the World Sleep Society is issuing a worldwide call to action regarding the importance of getting quality sleep each night. Read below to learn how you can achieve a more restful night. How Does Getting Sufficient Sleep Improve Your Quality of Life? It's common to hear that getting a full seven...
  5. Unleash the Powerful Health Benefits of Superfruits

    Unleash the Powerful Health Benefits of Superfruits

    In simple terms, a superfruit is a food that contains a condensed serving of vitamins and powerful phyto-nutrients that are beneficial to human health. These foods benefit the immune system in a variety of ways and it has been found that they can even benefit the health of bone marrow. Research is only beginning to uncover some of the significant...
  6. How Your Diet Affects Sleep and Mental Health

    How Your Diet Affects Sleep and Mental Health

    The National Sleep Foundation estimates that roughly 40 percent of Americans experience some difficulty sleeping each year. In addition to affecting physical conditions, such as heart health and diabetes, a lack of sufficient sleep is also known to affect mental health, instigating depression and anxiety. In new studies, a focus on nutrition has suggested that diet affects sleep and mental...
  7. Omega-3 and ADHD: Can a Simple Supplement Improve Attention in Some Youth?

    Omega-3 and ADHD: Can a Simple Supplement Improve Attention in Some Youth?

    Approximately 8.4 percent of American children develop attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. The fact that only 2.5 percent of adults suffer from the condition suggests many youths outgrow the condition in time. Even so, research hasn't been able to pinpoint the cause of the condition. It is known that ADHD develops in children aged as young as three and it...
  8. FDA Approves New Fish Oil Drug to Protect Against Heart Disease

    FDA Approves New Fish Oil Drug to Protect Against Heart Disease

    Because heart disease is such a common cause of death, claiming a life every 37 seconds, finding more effective treatments is a primary concern in the medical community. New research has led to the discovery that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil may serve as an effective supplemental treatment for reducing the risks of developing cardiovascular disease by lowering...
  9. The Truth About Tryptophan: Why Your Turkey Isn't Making You Tired

    The Truth About Tryptophan: Why Your Turkey Isn't Making You Tired

    Tryptophan, a compound found in turkey, is often erroneously blamed for that sleepy feeling you get after eating a big Thanksgiving meal. It may surprise you to learn that while tryptophan does start off a chain of reactions that results in the release of melatonin, the "sleep hormone," there is actually less tryptophan in turkey than in many other commonly...
  10. The Best Time of Day to Take Nutrients for Cognitive Health

    The Best Time of Day to Take Nutrients for Cognitive Health

    As people age, it's normal to experience a natural decline in cognitive ability. This is why seniors can tend to be more forgetful, less patient and exhibit a decline in critical thinking abilities. However, some seniors experience more severe cognitive degeneration as a result of a condition known as dementia. Dementia involves a more rapid decline of mental functioning that...

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