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Researchers are slowly unfurling all the ways our gut defines us, from our weight, immune function, and health, to our mood, personality, and memory. Yep, the bacteria living in your gut may be influencing how strong your memory is. Different labs are all turning out similar results: common helpful bacteria like those found in probiotic […]

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It started with a simple observation by researchers: amyloid-beta, the protein that builds up in the brain and causes Alzheimer’s, looks very similar to an ancient protein in the blood that’s a critical part of the immune system, and the similarities to the “ancient immune system” don’t stop there. After a decade of research, there’s […]

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Study after study finds that curcumin, one of the main compounds in the spice turmeric, is good for our health. A new study adds to that pile of research with evidence that curcumin is good for our brains, improving mood and memory. A powerful antioxidant, curcumin seems to help by battling inflammation all over the […]

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Despite a boom in the aging population, a smaller percentage have dementia, says new research. Improved treatment options for diabetes, heart disease, and other known risk-factors are one factor, another is that there’s more education. Although there’s mixed studies about it, the correlation with education suggests keeping your brain stimulated, active, and occupied is a […]

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Following a hunch, researches have found a link between bacteria and diseases not traditionally associated with infection. While our bodies are made up of more bacterial cells than human, not all of those bacteria are friendly. Some are triggered by normal changes in our blood (like the presence of iron) to produce a substance, lipopolysaccharides […]

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