A Cognitive Booster

Introducing Brain Sense

Do you have trouble remembering people’s names or find that you’ve gone to get something from another room and then forgotten what it was by the time you got there?

These are common problems that come from the fact that our minds are often overloaded or that our physical health is not so good which creates a drain on our mental abilities. While a sensible solution is to spend more time relaxing and doing what you really enjoy, and consuming nutritious food and exercising, not everyone has this aptitude.

On the other hand, like taking multivitamins and minerals to help keep the body in order, brain sense is one of the new ‘smart pills’ designed to help

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How to Improve Your Memory

A smart choice for smart people

Those first signs of slipping memory or dementia can be a little alarming – especially if you know the dreariness of that route. You may first see it in your 40s, or even younger, with memory loss symptoms like slower facial recall or where you left your keys.

What groceries were you supposed to buy? Wait – you forgot your grocery list at home. Memory loss really hits home at times and it can be both sad and lonely – to say nothing of the decrease in productivity at work or the effects on family and friends.

While it’s normal to forget things on occasion, it’s a pattern to watch. The makers of Brain

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Fast Track to Dementia

The drug links

Opinion vary as always, but dementia is thought to be caused by gradual changes and damage in the brain is caused by a build-up of abnormal (amyloid beta) proteins in the brain which leads to a decline in a person’s mental, and sometimes physical abilities.

Much of the research on Alzheimer’s disease has focused on the amyloid beta protein which clumps together into sticky fibrils that form deposits in the brains of people with the disease. Australian researchers have come up with a sound frequency treatment that breaks up these plaques and is giving new hope to some dementia sufferers. However there is still no outcome of research into the cause.

Another avenue is that older people

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Alzheimer’s Disease

And memory loss

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Alzheimer’s is described as a progressive deterioration of mental function or a generalized degeneration of the brain that can occur in in middle or old age. It is the commonest cause of premature senility and is listed officially as America’s sixth leading cause of death, but that doesn’t take into account medical errors, drug misuse and environmental toxins of themselves may not be fatal, may in fact contribute to dementia.

Alzheimer’s is thought to be responsible for approximately 70% of all dementia cases, making it the most recognized trigger of dementia and a problem for + 36 million worldwide, but only 1-in-4 are diagnosed.

Alzheimer’s is not

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Psychology Today

Making square pegs for round holes

The pioneers of modern psychology arrived at their understanding of the human mind by studying sick people and human relationships within the spheres of basic survival and the power struggles that exist within conflicted societies.

Mind as we know it has no substance and the brain if you like is a repository of ideas and information. But there is some understanding that the psychology, or the mind of every individual is influenced by education, life experience and place in society.

Concepts like logic, rationalism and irrationalism have all evolved and yet there is still no clear understanding within modern science or modern medicine as to how the human mind works and the extent

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Psychology & Psychotherapy

The study and treatment of the human mind

Psychology is essentially the study of the mind, including logic, reason, emotion, conscious and unconscious mental processes and behaviour. It is also associated with neuroscience and the study of the brain to the extent that psychology has become an umbrella term for a wide variety of ‘disciplines’, paradigms, religions and cults that are not clearly definable as medical, philosophical or sociological disciplines.

If you were to visit a psychologist, he or she would have the view that psychology acknowledges the potential of behaviour problems being learned responses which can be corrected with therapy and education, whereas:

Psychiatry considers that behavioural problems are actual medical illnesses with physical causes despite the fact that

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A Holistic View

Depression is very common, in the late 1990s it was thought that the about 10% of the general population was affected and 18-21% of teens under 20 affected. Depression is becoming more widespread and widely recognised with prescriptions and sales of antidepressant medications skyrocketing despite the side effects.

A great many cases of what may be described as depression could well be resolved with a heart to heart conversation, but with society being increasingly divided, this happens less often. The medical profession in league with the pharmaceutical giants has divided anxiety into many forms of depression to be treated with drugs like Prozac which blocks the removal of serotonin from the brain. This highly

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Male Depression

Depression affects men as profoundly as it does women

Yes, we’ve all heard the jokes about the male mid-life crisis and the questions of self-identity that go with it.

But there’s a darker side to depression in men. Over a million people take their lives world-wide each year. American men are three to four times more likely to commit suicide than women. In fact, American men between 20 and 24 have a suicide rate seven times higher than women in the same age bracket.

While not all depressed men are going to commit suicide, symptoms of depression affect men’s lives and can have a profound impact on their careers, health and their loved ones. Symptoms of depression include feelings of

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What mainstream medicine has to say

In any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness 5. The economic cost for this disorder is high, but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated.

Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning causing pain and suffering not only to those who have a disorder, but also to those who care about them. Serious depression can destroy family life as well as the life of the ill person. But much of this suffering is unnecessary.

Most people with a depressive illness do not seek treatment, although the great majority—even those whose depression is extremely severe—can be helped. Thanks to years of

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Paullinia Cupana

Also called Brazilian cocoa or zoom, Guarana has become popular in the West in recent times, where it is often added to trendy energy drinks. However, it has been used as such for centuries by Amazon tribes, who make a type of tea from the ground seeds of the guarana plant. The guarana plant is native to the Amazon rain forests. It is named after the Guaranis, an Amazonian tribe noted for their use of the herb. Guarana has a higher caffeine content than coffee, but in this form the caffeine takes longer to absorb, providing more sustained stimulation.

Healing uses: Pure guarana is widely available from health stores, pharmacies and supermarkets in the form of capsules and

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