The MIND diet: Can you eat your way to a healthier brain?

The MIND diet: Can you eat your way to a healthier brain?

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. So in the time it takes you to read this article, five people will have developed the disease. Alarming? Yes, but what if there was a diet that could help slow cognitive decline by targeting brain protective foods that combat the causes of dementia-related diseases? The MIND diet Martha Clare Morris, Ph.D., from Rush University and her colleagues conducted a Memory and Aging Project (MAP) on over…

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When a news photographer becomes the news in India

When a news photographer becomes the news in India

P. Ravikumar, a freelance photographer on assignment, performs CPR on a child who collapsed in a makeshift pool of coloured water while taking part in Holi celebrations in Chennai. (Photo: Reuters) It all happened in a flash. Barely 10 minutes after reaching a public gathering that was held in a large tent to celebrate the Indian festival of Holi, I was performing CPR on a boy who had suddenly collapsed in a makeshift pool of…

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The 3 Foods A Neuroscientist Says To Eat Daily To Prevent Alzheimer’s

The 3 Foods A Neuroscientist Says To Eat Daily To Prevent Alzheimer’s

If we know one thing to be true, it’s that good nutrition can be the answer to many of our common health problems. Obesity and heart disease, for example, are leading causes of death in the United States, and nutrition can often successfully treat these. So what about Alzheimer’s disease? As it turns out, you may be able to decrease your risk of developing Alzheimer’s by changing your diet, and there are a couple of…

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A diet of kooky (and risky) ways to lose weight

A diet of kooky (and risky) ways to lose weight

Welcome to diet season, that time of year when people are looking for a reset after the overconsumption of the holidays. There is a smorgasbord of choices for those who are looking to lose weight or stave off a winter doldrums gain, and a few of them actually do work. Some of the trendiest weight-loss schemes, from intermittent fasting to Tom Brady’s alkaline diet, might seem a bit odd or excessive — until you consider…

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How A Healthy Diet Can Help You Stay Sober

How A Healthy Diet Can Help You Stay Sober

With the right fuel, the body has an immense amount of energy and mental clarity, allowing for a person in recovery to face each day in a healthful and mindful way. Everyone knows an addiction to alcohol and drugs can wreak havoc on the mind, body and soul. In most cases, someone who is drinking a lot or taking drugs often is not focused on eating well and making sure their nutrition is on point….

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It takes more than half of India’s minimum wage for a nutritious diet

It takes more than half of India’s minimum wage for a nutritious diet

Amid a line-up of glitzy news about the Indian economy—fast growth rates, low inflation, etc—there is a one aspect that should worry India’s policy makers. Those living on the country’s minimum wage have hardly any money left after paying their food bills. According to data analysed by Picodi.com, India ranks 50th among 52 countries with respect to how much a basket of food items that cover basic nutritional needs eat into their respective minimum wages. The…

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A heart-healthy diet

A heart-healthy diet

Recently, US News & World Report released its annual assessment of the year’s Best Diets. It was a tie between the Meditarranean Diet and the Ornish Diet for the numero uno spot for the Best Heart-Healthy Diet. While the former has been much written and spoken about, we asked experts for their thought on the latter, lesser-known diet. The Ornish Diet was created by Dean Ornish, MD, president and founder of a non-profit Preventive Medicine…

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Is A Vegan Diet Healthy For Kids?

Is A Vegan Diet Healthy For Kids?

It’s January, and most of us are trying to get back to life as we know it after the festive season. You’ve probably noticed that the world at large uses the first month of the year to take stock of their habits, replacing bad ones with shiny new health fads that will probably last a couple of weeks at best. Although #Veganuary is a thing, veganism, on the whole, is proving to be more than…

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