Posts Tagged ‘Cognitive Health’

How a Good Night’s Sleep Helps Support Brain Health

7th January 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

A pair of recent research studies on sleep highlight how important quality of sleep is for a healthy brain. Our brains consume over 20% of all metabolic activity (mainly oxygen & glucose) in the human body, even though the average brain comprises only 2% of body weight. This outsize power usage produces a host of […]

High Blood Pressure and Cognitive Decline

10th October 2013 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

More confirmation that high blood pressure (hypertension) directly impacts brain health from this study in the British Medical Journal. The BMJ study followed over 5,000 older adults (average age of 75) for three years, measuring both blood pressure and cognitive health during medical visits performed four times a year. The researchers found a consistent pattern […]

Food Choices Matter for Your Brain Health

19th May 2013 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

“There is no magic pill that fixes a bad diet.” This rather direct advice comes from the lead investigator of a study on the balance of food intake containing Omega 6 & Omega 3 fatty acids, recently published in the PLOS ONE online scientific journal. In general, Omega 3 sources like fish, beans, and green […]

A New World of Personal Neuro Devices

6th May 2013 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

Want to be able to see and monitor your brainwave activity on your smart phone? There’s an app for that – or there will be by the end of this year, based on demonstrations shown at the Neuro Gaming conference this month in San Francisco. By using consumer friendly EEG recording sensors, packaged in a […]

Is Diet and Regular Soda Bad for Your Brain?

26th January 2013 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

Habitually drinking several sodas on a daily basis can increase the risk of depression, according to a long term study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The NIH project surveyed over 260,000 people in 1995 and 1996, taking information on daily beverage consumption, including soda (both diet & regular), fruit drinks, and coffee. The […]