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Six Ways to Boost Your Brainpower

Researchers concluded that people with high brain reserve have almost half as much risk of developing dementia as those with low brain reserve. Feeling a little less mentally quick than you did a few years ago? Here are six proven ways to boost your brainpower....

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Nutrients for Brain Power

A key strategy for tuning up the nervous system is to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to make healthy nerve cells, to protect them from damage, and to enhance their ability to carry out their functions.

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Exercise Increases Brain Size, New Research Finds

Brain health decreases with age, with the average brain shrinking by approximately five percent per decade after the age of 40. Aerobic exercise, however, can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found.

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Help Your Kids Learn Better with Healthy Foods at Home and School

The old saying is "you are what you eat," but we can add a new variant these days: "Eat smarter, be smarter." As parents, you can empower your children to become better students by making sure they have the right foods in their diets over the course of the school day.

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Nutrition Has Benefits for Brain Network Organization

Nutrition has been linked to cognitive performance, but researchers have not pinpointed what underlies the connection. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that monounsaturated fatty acids -- a class of nutrients found in olive oils, nuts and avocados -- are linked to general intelligence, and that this relationship is driven by the correlation between MUFAs and the organization of the brain's attention network.

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12 Brain Foods to Help You Think Better

Most people would agree that our brains (and our souls) form the very essence of who we are. With brain function naturally declining with age and the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease increasing, any steps that can be taken to protect the brain from the ravages of ageing are important.

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