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Dietary Fat and the Human Brain: Redefining Food for Thought

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As our kids return to school, it's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the human brain doing what it does uniquely well in all the known animal kingdom: learn. At the very foundation of that remarkable Homo sapien aptitude lies the structural integrity of the brain itself, which proves to be highly dependent on a native, salutary balance of dietary fats.

It's Sugar Season: How To Cope

Drew Ramsey, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Drew Ramsey, M.D.

Keep what I call the 'Golden Rule of Sugar' in mind as you're going from holiday party to holiday party: Only eat sugar -- whether it comes in the form glucose, fructose or sucrose -- with nutrients, namely, fiber, fats, minerals and phytonutrients from plants.

"Forbidden Rice" Food of the Emperors

Meg Wolff | Posted 07.29.2014 | Taste
Meg Wolff

Most people don't realize that complex carbohydrates found in whole grains are one of the most important foods we can eat. This is where we get our en...

7 Brain Foods to Help You Power Through Finals

Spoon University | Posted 07.22.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

Let's make the best of the situation by focusing on brain food. Follow the guide below to amp up your energy and focus so your time in the stacks is well spent. Then hit the beach.

Academic Fuel for Performance -- From Mushy-Brain to Einstein Syndrome

Mark W. Guay | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

It's finally becoming normal to recognize that poor food choices lead to the current obesity epidemic and mushy-brain syndrome. Groups like Alliance for a Healthier Generation lead the movement on this and with great results to show for it.

Natural Ways to Improve Your Memory

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's not in your head: Menopausal brain fog is real. Knowing that your symptoms are "normal" can be a huge relief. After all, the only thing worse than feeling like you are losing your mind is feeling like you are the only one going through the situation.

7 Foods That Reduce Your Alzheimer's Risk

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM | Ellen Breslau | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty

Keep your brain healthy with these foods that can slow down—or perhaps even help prevent—the disease. Keep Your Brain Healthy The best thing...

The Doctors Links Food to Brain Health

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

I learned some interesting findings about food and brain health, and also which foods help heal and prevent some common ailments, including low mood and energy.

Is My Memory Loss Normal? The Difference Between Forgetfulness and Early Onset Dementia

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

My car was gone. I stood stunned for a minute, knowing there had to be a reasonable explanation -- just one that had escaped my mind.

The Top 3 Brain Foods of 2013

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Drew Ramsey, MD, author and mental health expert Odds are you're missing some crucial ingredients for feeling your best. Most of us ...

Foods To Boost Your Brain

Cooking Light | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

Just like the right diet can help prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, or cancer, health experts are finding that certain foods may boost your mind. Stay on top of your mental ball game with these foods.

4 Foods To Help You Focus Better

EatingWell | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living

A new study from the British Medical Journal showed that cognitive decline -- a decrease in memory and reasoning capacity -- can start to affect our brains as early as 45! Give yourself a mental boost now with these four foods.

Food For Thought? Mediterranean Diet Improves Brain Health

Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living

Time to stock up on fresh veggies, fish, whole grains, legumes and olive oil: not only is the so-called 'Mediterranean diet' healthy for your heart, a...

5 Foods That Age Your Brain

Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living

By Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Michael Roizen, M.D. for A healthy diet is about more than keeping yourself fit and free of heart...

Real Brain Food: These Nutrients Help You Stay Sharper For Longer

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 12.29.2011 | Healthy Living

Seniors who ate healthful diets scored better on tests of mental acuity than did their peers who consumed junk food, according to a new study. We'v...

Writer Wednesday: 9 Brain Foods For Writers

Posted 11.23.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: We all know certain foods contribute positively to your physical health, and some foods contribute positively (in inche...

Ice Cream And Hamburgers Can Control Your Brain: Study

Reuters | Belinda Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

It's official. That tub of ice-cream really can control your brain and say "eat me." A U.S. study by UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas has fou...

Choosing the Best Foods For Weight Loss and Longevity

Dr. Eric Braverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Eric Braverman

I've given up on the US government's food pyramid and its heavy emphasis on carbohydrates. It's a medical disaster. Instead, I recommend that you choose the best foods for your brain type.

Study: Thinking Makes Us Pig Out | Robert Roy Britt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Food for thought: Intellectual activities make people eat more than when just resting, according to a study that sheds new light on brain food. This...