Category Archives: mind & brain

Beware How Much You Drink

By Austin Perlmutter

When it comes to drinking, too much alcohol wreaks havoc on the body, creating a pro-inflammatory state that burns out the liver and induces dementia.

88,000 Americans die from excessive alcohol use each year. Beyond the expected increase in risk of violence and injuries associated with intoxication, high levels of alcohol over years will damage the heart, liver, brain and blood vessels, as well as increase risk for multiple cancers.

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Walnuts Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Eat more walnuts for your brain’s sake!

A new animal study indicates that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

Research led by Abha Chauhan, head of the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory at the Continue reading

 

Vitamin B1 Deficiency Can Cause Brain Damage

B vitamins have been known to be linked to brain health. U.S. researchers found lately that vitamin B1 deficiency can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy.

 

Symptoms can include confusion, hallucinations, coma, loss of muscle coordination and vision problems such as double vision and involuntary eye movements. Untreated, the Continue reading