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Is Canola Oil Bad for Brain Health?

Is Canola Oil Healthy?

Canola oil is widely consumed across the world, right behind soybean and palm oil. This is probably because many people believe that it is healthier than other oils. Canola oil has no artificial trans-fats and a low saturated fat percentage. Along with olive oil, canola oil is higher in heart-healthy Omega-3’s. Omega-3’s can reduce inflammatory diseases like cancer […]

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How to Find Hope in the Midst of Loss

Finding Hope

by Deborah OlsonThe past months have left many of us reeling from natural disasters and the following aftermath. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as the numerous west coast fires, have left behind more than flooded or burned homes and cars and mountains of debris. It has also left its mark on our hearts […]

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Hyperbolic Discounting – Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

by Lakshmi Mani[Editor’s Note:  Hyperbolic Discounting is one of many forms of Cognitive Bias, shortcuts that our brains take when processing information.  This particular form of bias is what lies underneath procrastination.  It can keep us from making good decisions.]Have you ever had a mounting pile of work you KNOW you need to do? There’s […]

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What Everyone Needs to Know About Brain Supplements

brain supplements

Information hits most of us like a tidal wave in our computerized society, leaving many feeling overwhelmed and confused as they try to determine what needs attention.  Demands on our time seem to be increasing as well, and the best way to sort through it all is by having mental clarity and focus (and being […]

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How to Make Outstanding Health Decisions

better health decisions

​by Julia Scalise, DN, PhDInformation overload on health-related treatments, modalities, products, and programs increases daily. Articles to read, programs to review, information to consider, and products to try inundate us daily.It is harder and harder to discern that which is beneficial and that which may be detrimental. There is a lot of good information out […]

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9 Simple Tips to Improve Your Brain Fitness

Brain Fitness

By Sherley AlabaAs you age, you may notice your brain is not as sharp as it was when you were younger.To counter the effects of aging, you’ll need to modify your lifestyle to incorporate activities that are known to improve your brain’s health. Brain Fitness can prevent you from developing serious conditions like Alzheimer’s disease […]

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Cognitive Bias: 5 Mental Errors That Lead to Bad Decisions

Cognitive Bias

Brains are lazy…AND they are dealing with major Information Overload!  In 2015, research showed that 2.5 Quintillion bytes of data are created every day. Since that number seems to be increasing all the time, we can assume it is far greater now!  As a point of reference, 2.5 Quintillion bytes of data = 100 million Blu-ray discs.EVERY DAY!!!!!! We […]

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16 Best Natural Brain-Boosters from an Expert

Coffee, one of many brain-boosters

Plants containing bio-active compounds fill the natural world. Some of these bio-active compounds elicit a physiological effect in the mammals that eat these plants. This makes sense. Plants are sedentary creatures, so they rely on their ability to synthesize chemical compounds for defense.Sometimes, these plant-based compounds are toxic to the mammals that eat these plants. […]

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How to Improve Your Memory and Focus

by Julia Scalise, DN, PhDDo you feel overwhelmed? Does viewing or thinking about your “to do” list exhaust you before you even start? Are you struggling with keeping your concentration, focus and memory operating at their peak?  This seems to be the norm of our current lives.The world runs 24/7, but it is different from […]

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