Clinical Research on the Brain Health Benefits of Blueberries

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If I were stranded on an island and could only have one food it would definitely be blueberries. These amazing super berries not only taste delicious but are perhaps the best food for boosting memory.

Many clinical studies have been done to prove the brain health benefits of blueberries both in the young and elderly.

Below are two of the most intriguing studies I have seen in those regards. Each study attributes the benefits to antioxidant phytochemicals known as anthocyanins, although there are many other brain supportive nutrients in blueberries.

Blueberry Brain Health Research

There are just a few of the many studies you could find on the brain health benefits of blueberries. Simply search blueberries and cognition/memory in PubMed and …


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Natural Support for Nerve Damage and Nerve Regeneration

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If you have suffered from nerve damage, I am pleased to say that there are many natural substances that can assist the body with nerve regeneration. The prestigious website nature.com has this to say, “Since the surprising finding that injured axons in the mature central nervous system can re-grow, there has been dramatic progress in our understanding of the molecular, cellular and circuitry level responses to injuries to the adult mammalian central nervous system.”

I would like to share a personal story that can attest to nerve and axon regeneration. Back in 2010 a close friend of mine experienced 4 inches of severe nerve damage in her lower leg in which both the axon (inner threadlike portion of a nerve) …


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Traditional and Clinical Research on Rhodiola Rosea for Memory, Mood, and Energy

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Use of rhodiola rosea has a long and storied history in China, Tibet, Russia, and Scandinavia. In these countries it has been used for a range of conditions such as stress-induced depression, anxiety, fatigue, anaemia, impotence, infections (including colds and influenza), cancer, nervous system disorders, and headaches. (1)

It is also regarded as a tonic and stimulant, used to increase physical endurance, stress
resistance, attention span, memory and work productivity, and resistance to high altitude sickness. (2) Pretty impressive for a single herb!

The amount of clinical research on rhodiola rosea is astonishing. In the review of rhodiola in HerbalGram, a publication of the American Botanical Council, it is stated that, “since 1960, more than 180 pharmacological, …


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History and Scientific Research on Cacao Nuts

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I have great news! Chocolate is good for you!

Okay, I need to be more specific. When eaten in their natural and organic form, cacao offers enormous health and nutritional benefits, as you will see below. The only way cacao may not be good for you is if you have been tested to be allergic, if you eat non-organic mono-cropped varieties, if you eat too much, or if you are eating cacao mixed with unhealthy ingredients such as sugar and factory farmed dairy.

When I discovered cacao many years ago on the Big Island of Hawaii, it was literally a life altering experience. There before me was the ingredient from which all chocolate is made from, and up …


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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 life.” Unfortunately, media outlets have largely ignored this fascinating news and the knowledge that the human brain and nervous system can produce new neuronal cells has remained relegated to those “in the know.” It is high time …


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