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Mental Function

Flax Oil: Eat Like the Roman and Exhibit Strength, Stamina, Mental Clarity and Beauty

Posted March 2, 2014

To many, the aroma of freshly-baked bread is so pleasant that it’s almost intoxicating! According to historical record, soldiers of the Roman Empire marched with rations of bread baked with flaxseed meal and flax seed oil 3000 years ago. They most likely felt the “grounded” feeling, a feeling of mental stability after eating their bread, just like we do today when we add it to our foods.

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Cognitive training significantly improves mental functioning

Posted February 9, 2014

As people age, they often experience a decline in their mental functioning, but new research shows that a brief course of cognitive strength training can improve an older adult’s ability to reason and increase their processing speed for up to 10 years.

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Hugs: The Ultimate Mind-Body Medicine

Posted December 10, 2013

A boost to your physical and emotional health is only a hug away, according to new research. Most people instinctively know that hugging and touching are beneficial for emotional well-being. But researchers who have investigated the power of the human touch have found wide-ranging positive effects that encompass many aspects of health.

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Increased omega-3 levels may boost behavior, attention, and literacy in ADHD children: Study

Posted November 20, 2013

Increasing the levels of DHA and EPA omega-3s in red blood cells by dietary supplementation may improve attention, literacy, and behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study from Australia.

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Magnesium could help save baby boomers from mental decline

Posted November 7, 2013

One of the greatest fears associated with aging is cognitive decline. Contrary to popular belief there is often something that can be done to help avoid this from happening. Aside from leading a healthy lifestyle with daily exercise and adequate rest and sleep, good nutrition is vital for brain health as you age. Magnesium has emerged as being particularly important for brain health since it appears to assist in preventing cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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New Research Finds Krill Oil Might Make You Happier and Smarter

Posted October 6, 2013

It’s been well established that omega-3 fatty acid is great for your health, in general. But as countless studies have demonstrated, it’s especially beneficial for the health of your brain. Studies have established that omega-3s help specifically with facets of memory, learning, attention, mood and reaction time. But are all sources of omega-3 equal?

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Process of mindfulness may help children focus in the classroom

Posted August 7, 2013

A Kansas State University child/adolescent counselor says a process used to help adults with anxiety disorders may also have a place in the classroom, helping children keep their focus on the subject at hand.

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Multivitamin trial suggests some benefits for mood and wellbeing

Posted June 24, 2013

Daily intake of a multivitamin supplement may have some beneficial effects on stress, anxiety and physical fatigue, according to new trial data.

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Study Links Diet with Daytime Sleepiness and Alertness in Healthy Adults

Posted May 8, 2013

A new study suggests that your level of sleepiness or alertness during the day may be related to the type of food that you eat. Results show that higher fat consumption was associated with increased objective daytime sleepiness, while higher carbohydrate intake was associated with increased alertness. There was no relationship between protein consumption and sleepiness or alertness. These findings were independent of the subjects’ gender, age, and body mass index as well as the total amount of sleep they were getting and their total caloric intake.

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Kiwi blackcurrants can reduce mental fatigue

Posted May 7, 2013

New Zealand’s blackcurrants can help stressed executives manage their busy work days, early research suggests.

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