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Can Cinnamon Help Against Alzheimer’s?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon
Do you like the sweet smell of cinnamon? A new study shows that the compound that causes that bright smell may help prevent the development of tau protein tangles, the tangles that notoriously form in brains affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Are we to conclude that cinnamon can play a role in fighting Alzheimer’s? Maybe, maybe not. Let’s see why. Continue reading

Weight Training Boosts Brain Functions

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Physical exercise triggers the growth of both brain cells and new connections between them. Until now, aerobic exercise was the kind of exercise mostly studied. It is has been shown to boost cognitive functions and is associated with lower risks of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. A new study shows that weight training may also be protective. Continue reading

Everyday Physical Activity Reduces Alzheimer’s Risks

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Physical exercise is beneficial for the brain. It helps spur the growth of new connections between brain cells. Exercise is also associated with lower risks of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. A new study suggests that in older adults this is true even for the physical activity triggered by common everyday actions such as gardening and cooking. Continue reading

Is Fish Good for the Brain?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Have you heard that fish is good for the brain? Do you wonder why? What is the evidence that it has a positive impact on brain functions?

What is good in fish?
Fish, especially cold-water fish, contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as DHA, which are known to be essential for good brain health. These fish include halibut, mackerel, salmon, trout, and tuna. DHA is not produced naturally by our body and need to be acquired through our diet. Continue reading