Brain Health

Leg Strength Could Also Mean Brain Strength In Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living

Just another reason why you shouldn't skip leg day.

Here's Why We Hear So Many False Claims About Cannabis

International Centre for Science in Drug Policy | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Politics
International Centre for Science in Drug Policy

On the whole, my many years of research on substance use has taught me a major overarching lesson: we are much more likely to demonize drugs for their negative effects than consider their neutral or potentially positive impacts. Or -- in scientific terms -- there is a built-in bias in the scientific literature, textbooks, and popular press towards highlighting the negative aspects of drug use.

Side Sleeping Could Help Prevent Alzheimer's (For Robots, At Least)

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living

Sleeping on your side rather than your back or stomach might play a role in helping reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's and other neurological ...

Mental Health Awareness Week Helps Us Talk About the Tough Stuff

Lynn Posluns | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

"I'm fine" seems to be the phrase of choice when someone asks how we're doing. We rarely take a moment to check in with ourselves and see if we are truly "fine." With Mental Health Week upon us in Canada, now is the perfect time to talk about all of the things we don't normally discuss. This week is a time to not only raise awareness about mental illness, but to also consider ways to improve our mental health.

Follow This Simple Diet to Improve Your Brain Health

Rose Reisman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

The MIND diet combines elements of the well known Mediterranean and DASH diet, which lowers blood pressure levels, but the MIND diet has better results in lowering brain deterioration and is easier to follow. There are 10 healthy food groups to include and five unhealthy food groups to avoid when it comes to improving our brain health.

Women's Brain Health Needs to Be a Priority, Too

Lynn Posluns | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

When I first launched the Women's Brain Health Initiative a few years ago, my primary goal was to create awareness about women's brain aging disorders. It was shocking to me that women suffer from depression, stroke and dementia twice as much as men as they age, but brain health research was male-focused.

8 Essential Nutrients For Your Noggin

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Living

Warding off cognitive decline as we age could be a question of getting enough of eight nutrients that Linda Milo Ohr, contributing editor of the journ...

Breakfast Boosts Your Brainpower, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Living

If you want to boost your memory, increase energy or just perform better mentally, take a minute to eat breakfast. In the video above, DNews invest...

Five Foods to Keep You Energized This Winter

Jane Dummer | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

If you're feeling down, lift yourself up with salmon. It's packed with protein, which is an essential nutrient for energy and building muscle. Plus, it contains vitamin D, which is necessary for immune and mental health. We synthesize vitamin D via our skin from exposure to sunlight.

Try These Munchies For Mental Magnificence

Lynn Posluns | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

Just like your playlist wouldn't be the same without your favourite song, tomatoes and broccoli should be staples in your meal any time of the year. Broccoli is a great source of Vitamin K, contributing to healthy and strong cognition, while tomatoes' antioxidant properties can prevent neurological damage often associated with dementia and Alzheimer's.

Probiotics May Help Children Become Better Students

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The benefit of probiotic bacteria on the brain could eventually lead to more specialized probiotics designed specifically to help improve learning and memory. While these products may be years away, parents can take advantage of what has already been learned to help their children today.

7 Incredibly Simple Ways To Improve Brain Productivity

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Living

You've been texting during your lunch break, binging on Netflix at home and probably spent the remaining time in your day sitting in front of a screen...

These Types Of Fats Can Be Good For Your Noggin

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living

A French research team conducted laboratory investigations and found that consuming polyunsaturated fats such as omega-3s is good for the brain becaus...

Your Brain Functions The Best During This Time Of The Day

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Living

Canadian researchers studied brain rhythms in a small number of subjects and observed that optimal functioning occurs increasingly in the morning as w...

10 Incredibly Simple Ways To Exercise Your Brain

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Living

It may start to feel like your brain is slowing down, that you're becoming forgetful or are just unable to solve word puzzles as quickly as you used t...

This Could Be The Reason Why Some People Are So Creative

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada Living

Shedding some light on the age-old question of whether creativity is a question of nature or nurture, researchers have identified "brain integration" ...

GIANT Canadian Brain Health Research Institute Launched

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A charitable foundation created by one of Canada's wealthiest families has dedicated $50 million for a research institute aimed at finding t...

The Mother's Day Gift of Good Brain Health

Lynn Posluns | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

With Mother's Day coming up, now seems like a fitting time to point out the incredible need for research into women's brain health. Why? Because every Mother's Day we celebrate and honour the women in our lives. But research still focuses on male brains.

A Few LMAOs Will Help Your Brain

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Living

Turns out laughter really is the best medicine. Particularly when it's of the belly-laugh variety, the kind that produces brain waves akin to levels s...

Health Foods In Midlife Can Prevent Dementia, Study Says

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Living

Eating right in midlife may prevent dementia later on, according to a new doctoral thesis published by the University of Eastern Finland. Results indi...

Why Eating Healthy Is Good For Your Noggin

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Living

Eating right in midlife may prevent dementia later on, according to a new doctoral thesis published by the University of Eastern Finland. Results indi...

Why You Need Both Sides Of Your Brain For THIS

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Humans need both sides of their brain for speech, according to a study Wednesday that could rewrite therapy for people verbally impaired by a stroke. ...

Six Ways Curcumin Can Help You Sleep More and Stress Less

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

If you're comfortable in the kitchen and reach for your spice rack often then you're on the right track. If the opposite is true, and you steer clear of any meal containing spice, you should still take advantage of curcumin (the substance that gives turmeric it's bright yellow colour) because it can dramatically improve your health.

Try This Exercise Program For Your Brain

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

What does an exercise program for your brain look like? Research supports partaking in brain games (available as apps on your smart phone), word challenges such as crossword puzzles or Sudoku, card games like bridge and learning new skills (like a new language). Challenge your brain every day.

The Technology of Tuning In

Michael Apollo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Michael Apollo

2013-10-09-ScreenSenseEnglish300.jpg Can we really create a technology that actually helps us tune in and support being mindful? And if it's possible, how could this impact our life and the lives of those around us? I believe it is possible. In fact, a mass movement has already started.