The New Nutrient That Boosts Brain Power
You may not have heard of citicoline. It is a natural chemical found in cells. These include brain cells.
Early studies show that citicoline (also called CDP-choline) improves memory and attention. The studies were done with seniors with mild-to-moderate memory loss. It also helped people with dementia caused by small strokes recover some brain functions.
A new study is the first to examine the compound’s effects on healthy middle-aged people. And the results are promising. It reduced “spacing out” in participants.
The best food source for this is organ meats. But you can also take it as a supplement. For dosage and other details, check out the article here.
Sugar Consumption a ‘Public Health Crisis’ Aggravated by GM Sugar Beets
Sugar, especially when over eaten, is damaging to health.
You can compare its effects to many other white, powdered substances. Heroin, cocaine and meth come to mind.
Now there is another concern about sugar. Recently, the FDA approved use of GMO sugar beets. And, of course, you won’t be able to tell if you are eating sugar from this source. Why? Because it isn’t required to label the source of your food.
One more reason to avoid sugar.
This is a great short article that includes some of the most important reasons to avoid sugar. The author is a pediatric specialist at UCSF. You can read more here.
Reishi: The Brilliant Mushroom
Reishi is a Chinese herb with some amazing properties. Here is a highlight list of some of them:
Wow. Quite a list.
Green Med Info has details on the best types of Reishi to take. It also has links to research showing each of the effects listed above. See the article here.
Organic: Food Justice for the 99% – We’re Not In Kansas Anymore
In case any of you haven’t seen the news, all is not well in Oz. Dr. Oz, that is.
He authored a front-page article in the recent Time magazine titled, “What To Eat Now”. In it he calls organic food elitist and says local farmer’s markets are a waste of time and money.
What next Mehmet? GMOs are good for you?
You have to be a subscriber to Time to read the whole thing. Fortunately, the Cornucopia Institute has published a rebuttal on their site. It includes relevant excerpts from the Time piece.
You’ll find the article here.
5 Natural Cognition and Brain Boosters
Here is an interesting list of foods that boost brain function.
Of course when you see such a list, remember that each person is unique. That means not every food will be right for you. But in general, they all have proven brain boosting benefits.
To save suspense, here is the list:
Not an earth-shattering list, to be sure. And coffee isn’t for everyone. I did find it interesting that water made the list.
Get the details of why each of these helps your brain here.
All the best to you for your health and happiness,