Vegan (Chickpea!) Hazelnut Coffee Fudge

Vegan Hazelnut Coffee Fudge05/09/20140 Comments...more
Fascinating, I'll have to give this a go! Beautiful pictures, too.more

How to Pick a Healthier Frozen Meal

How to Pick a Healthy Frozen MealWhen it comes to weekday lunches, I’m a fan of making my own. I can control the quality of the food I’m eating, as well as the calories....more

Obese children slower to recognize and correct their errors

It seems like every day there's a new finding linking weight and cognition in some way.This latest one is a study from the University of Illinois that found that obese children don't recognize and correct their errors as quickly as healthy-weight kids....more

Coconut oil for your brain?

I've been hearing a lot about coconut oil lately; it supposedly does everything from weight loss to tooth whitening. But this article on Mercola introduced me to a new claim: improving your brain.http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/17/good-brain...I'm not saying whether or not it's true; I don't know. But the explanation is interesting....more

Beyond walnuts and green tea: Other foods that are good for your brain

When it comes to food that's good for your brain, there are some well-known ones: salmon, walnuts, blueberries and red wine. But I ran across this article today and found a couple I wasn't that familiar with:http://www.kitchendaily.com/read/your-brain-healthy-food?icid=maing-grid...1. Grains: The brain can't store carbs so it relies on a constant supply from the blood stream. Carbs like grains are low on the glycemic index so they're ideal because they create a sustained stream of energy to the brain....more

And the state with the healthiest brains is ...

America's Brain Health Index ranks states on a 21 factors. These include nutrition, mental health and social well-being. For 2014, Maryland came in at the top of the list. Why? They eat a lot of fish, have fewer smokers and have lower rates of Alzheimer's deaths. Interestingly enough, Maryland does NOT have high levels of religious or spiritual activities, which are factored in. So how did the other states fare?Washington was #2 and Colorado was #3. The 10 worst?Mississippi was worst. Then Alabama followed by North Dakota....more

The Complete Whole Foods Detox Plan

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Older adults improve cognitive performance with nutritional supplements

In addition to exercise and cognitive training, a new study out of the University of South Florida (USF) has shown that a formula of nutrients high in antioxidants and other natural components boosted the speed of seniors' brains.The concoction (developed by USF) is called NT-020 and it was tested on adults aged 65 to 84 who had no diagnosed memory disorders. It contains extracts from blueberries and green tea as well as vimain D3 and amino acids (including carnosine).The group of 105 adults was split into 2 groups; 53 got placebos and 52 got the NT-020....more

Research links cholesterol levels and Alzheimer's

Are you really surprised by this? It's like "the hip bone is connected to the leg bone" song but on a microscopic scale.A new study is the first of its kind because it looked at living humans, not autopsy patients. The researchers found that too much bad cholesterol (LDL) or too little good cholesterol (HDL) appear to increase the levels of amyloid that contributes to Alzheimer's....more