Feed Your Brain With the MIND Diet

Feed Your Brain With the MIND Diet

As we age, many factors can affect how our bodies function. These factors may seem out of our control, but there are actually things one can do to boost physical and mental functioning. Pam VanKampen of Chippewa Falls has been a registered dietician for 32 years. She was raised on a farm and says she learned at an early age that “food is powerful, and food is healing.” While working in a hospital setting in…

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Make THESE Changes To Your Diet For A Calmer, Healthier Fall, According To Ayurveda

Make THESE Changes To Your Diet For A Calmer, Healthier Fall, According To Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine, developed 3,000 years ago in India, but many of its principles of grounding, calming, and gut-soothing are even more applicable today. Because ayurveda thinks of the body and the world more holistically, the practice is attuned to the shifts of the seasons—and with fall coming, there are a few ayurvedic shifts you can make to feel calmer, healthier, and happier. The ayurvedic impact of the seasons. “What we…

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Mind your peas and quinoa: with the MIND diet

CRAIG BRESLOW, dubbed “the smartest man in baseball,” pitched for seven MLB teams, including two stints with the Boston Red Sox in 2006 and 2011-15. That was after he attended Yale (majoring in biochemistry and biophysics while leading Ivy League baseball with a 2.56 ERA). He was also admitted to, but didn’t attend, NYU Medical School. A mind to admire! So is the MIND diet, aka the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, since research indicates…

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Should You Try the MIND Diet to Preserve Your Brain’s Health After a Stroke?

Should You Try the MIND Diet to Preserve Your Brain’s Health After a Stroke?

When it comes to heart health, the Mediterranean diet is the winner. The DASH diet is the best choice for patients with high blood pressure. Both diets have shown some ability to protect the brain from cognitive decline. Now it appears that a diet composed of those brain-beneficial foods may help shield stroke survivors from developing dementia within 10 years after their stroke. The eating regimen, known as the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet, emphasizes specific foods to…

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7 dietary factors may increase your risk of cancer: Study

7 dietary factors may increase your risk of cancer: Study

Seven dietary factors may increase the risk of cancer for American adults aged 20 and over, according to a new study published in the JNCI Cancer Spectrum medical journal. The study, conducted by researchers at Tuft’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, found that in 2015 over 80,000 new cancer cases were associated with low whole-grain intake, low dairy intake, high intake of processed meats and red meat, low fruit and vegetable intake, and high intake…

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5 tips to lose weight while eating your favourite food, without exercise or diet

5 tips to lose weight while eating your favourite food, without exercise or diet

While a healthy diet and exercise are keys to a happy and healthy life, it may not be extremely necessary to beat yourself to get a lean and toned body and lose weight. 5 tips to lose weight while eating your favourite food, without exercise or diet   |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: Whenever you think about weight loss, the first thing that comes to your mind is a strict diet and a rigorous workout…

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These Small Dietary Changes Could Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk

These Small Dietary Changes Could Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk

When it comes to warding off diseases, there’s really nothing that can set you up for success quite like making adjustments to your diet. And when it comes to reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s, disease, tweaking your diet had been found to reduce risk by up to 53%. But that doesn’t mean you have to completely overhaul how you eat — slight adjustment is really all it takes. With help from Mayo Clinic and a few other resources,…

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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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