Category Archives: Dementia

More on Creatine and Mood

Creatine supplements may have mood elevating and cognitive effects. The reason for this is the ability of creatine to increase the energy capacity of brain cells. The mood elevating and cognitive enhancing effects of creatine make it a potentially useful … Continue reading

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Iron Status and Mood

Mood disorders are highly complex and in many cases it is not clear what the cause of the disturbance is. However, in many cases the causes of mood disorders can relate to imbalances in the intake of essential nutrients. Iron … Continue reading

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Meat and Potatoes: Associated with Poor Cognitive Function

A recent study observed an association between consumption of meat, potatoes, gravy and butter with poor cognitive function. The study that was performed on subjects in the United Kingdom, included just under 2000 elderly individuals, and the data on the … Continue reading

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Fish and Their Oils: Associated With Cognitive Protection

Fish oils are a source of the long chain fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6 (n-3)) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5 (n-3)). These oils are important in human health because they can feed into the essential fatty acid pathways and … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Diet

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Do Processed Meats Cause Insulin Resistance?

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Green Tea May Improve Your Rat’s Memory

Owning a rat with poor memory is not a common problem. Rats age relatively rapidly and so as their memories decline with advancing years they are already on borrowed time and long-term care is not likely to be a problem. … Continue reading

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Supercharge Your Brain: Fish

Many studies have observed that those who regularly eat fish are not only generally healthier, but they also display superior cognition. The reason for the health effects of fish on the brain is likely for two main reasons. Firstly, fish … Continue reading

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Nitrosamine in Processed Meat May Cause Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is now implicated in the development of a number of Western lifestyle diseases including type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. In addition, deleterious changes to the brain, that can result in dementia may also be caused by … Continue reading

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DHA for Brain Health

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish. It is a member of the omega-3 family of fatty acids and can be converted to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in humans. Eicosapentaenoic acid is important nutritionally because … Continue reading

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