How to Increase Neurogenesis Naturally

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Until recently it was assumed that neurons could not regenerate and humans were born with a certain set of neurons that died off through time. This long held belief has been definitively overturned and the ramifications for human health are extremely important.

Proof of neurogenesis surfaced in 1998 in the journal Nature Medicine and has since been confirmed by numerous studies. According to the study in Nature Medicine, “Our results further indicate that the human hippocampus retains its ability to generate neurons throughout ...

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Traditional and Clinical Research on Ashwagandha for Memory and Neuroprotection

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In Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system from India, Ashwagandha is revered as a top Rasayana, which are a special class of substances that promote longevity, happiness, and strengthen the mind and memory. The name Ashwagandha translates as ‘smell of horse’ and relates to the smell of ashwagandha root. Ingesting this herb is said to confer the strength and virility of a horse. (1)

It is said that use of Ashwagandha can be traced back as far as 3,000 years ago. ...

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Traditional and Clinical Research on Lion’s Mane Mushroom for Brain Health

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Lion’s mane mushroom has been used in Japan and China for centuries as both a food and tea. It actually has a delicious flavor when cooked, somewhat reminiscent of lobster. In both of these countries lion’s mane is known as a tonic for the brain, nervous system, and digestive system.

In Japan it is known as Yamabushitake, which translates as “those who sleep in the mountains.” This is a reference to a sect of hermit monks known as the Shugendo who practice ...

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Traditional and Clinical Research on Bacopa for Memory and Cognitive Support

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The rich and ancient tradition of Ayurveda from India has revered Bacopa as a rasayana (a substance that enhances health, longevity, and strengthens the mind) for around the last 2,300 years. During the third century BCE Bacopa was mentioned in an Ayurvedic treatise called the Charaka Samhita and described it’s medicinal and health benefits.

Bacopa is commonly called Brahmi in Ayurvedic medicine which means to expand consciousness. In this system it is known to be effective for psychological disorders including poor memory and focus. This is particularly interesting as modern ...

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