Green Leafy Vegetables Linked to Slower Cognitive Decline

Do you want to maintain a younger brain? Eat your green leafy vegetables!   Research shows that good nutrition plays a big role in maintaining brain health. From the development of the BEN Scale to the research on good fats, good nutrition is a significant factor for...

An Absolute Winner: The Mediterranean Diet

Nutrition is important in helping us age well. But what is the best combination of foods for both brain and heart health? There has been some controversy surrounding low fat diets as being important for heart health. The research tells us that fat is important for...

What were you doing in grade four?

Early educational experiences have an impact on dementia risk later in life. Learning reduces dementia risk – so create a love for it that will last your whole life through.     Education Matters Research from Sweden shows a connection between early school...

Vitamin D and Brain Health

Vitamin D is important for brain health. Insufficient levels of Vitamin D increase dementia risk. And as we head into the winter months, it becomes increasingly difficult to get sufficient Vitamin D for optimum brain health. Low levels of Vitamin D have been shown to...

Physical Exercise and Thinking: It Makes a Difference To Your Brain

Thomas Carlyle famously said, “No pressure, no diamonds.” Diamonds don’t form without pressure, and in a way, putting pressure on your brain through ‘thinking’ can also keep it sparkly and strong. Okay – maybe it is a silly analogy but the idea is sound –...

Your “FAT” Brain

Fat is good for your brain. You need fat in your diet. What’s good for your heart is good for your brain. But everyone knows that fat is bad for your heart … so are these statements contradictory? On the surface maybe – but dig deeper and it becomes...