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Blackcurrants and Your Brain

Blackcurrants and Your Brain

Blackcurrants are famous for their Vitamin C content. Our Grandmothers told us that! They are a standby to help us with colds and sniffles. But, did you know that New Zealand-grown blackcurrants are in demand all over the world for research studies? Studies that focus...

Does Pain Affect Memory?

Does Pain Affect Memory?

People with chronic pain can sometimes wonder if they are losing their memory altogether. What is the connection between chronic pain and memory? Dr Lamont tells us that research has found a leading cause: the changes that take place in the hippocampus, a brain area...

Overcome Chronic Pain

Overcome Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a serious problem but is often made worse by misinformation, negative attitudes and beliefs, outdated ideas, negative emotions. It is recognised that chronic pain is often mismanaged, not because we lack adequate treatments, but because of fear and...

Brainy Spiced Nuts

Brainy Spiced Nuts

Makes: 4 cups Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes (Low carbohydrate, Low cholesterol, Low saturated fat, heart healthy, Gluten free) Ingredients 1 pound (500gms) pecan/walnut halves (or mixed nuts) 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons...

Why dietary supplements are suspect.

Why dietary supplements are suspect.

In the USA, supplements aren't held to the same standards as FDA-approved drugs. Evidence indicates that few are effective, many are useless, and others may be harmful. (Article reproduced from Harvard Health, April, 2016) Image: Thinkstock Dietary...

Why do we forget names?

Why do we forget names?

Brain Tuners tell us that their biggest memory let-down is NAMES! Take Ted, for example. My biggest concern is forgetting names.  Sometimes they are names of people I have known for some time although they are not people that are close friends, but still, it's...

Feed your Mind

Feed your Mind

These days there is more awareness that what we eat and drink can reduce the risk of developing health conditions such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes. However, there is also growing evidence that identifies certain foods and nutrients that help in the...

Over 27? Work on your Balance!

Over 27? Work on your Balance!

Are you over age 27? It may surprise you to know that after the tender age of 27 our ability to balance well begins to decline. Regardless of your age, you need to be doing some daily balance exercises - and telling your younger family members to also! One great trick...

What do people say about Memory Tune™?

What do people say about Memory Tune™?

Have you heard of Memory Tune™? It's Dr Allison Lamont's memory improvement series. When Dr Lamont, PhD, found that there were 6 key memory skills people need for independent living in older age, she planned this sequence of easy-to-follow steps to guide us in what we...

Exercising with Arthritis.

Exercising with Arthritis.

We all know how important exercise is for maintaining brain and vascular health. Dr Jian Guan from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research, recommends a gentle walk, 20 minutes a day. For most of us, this is easily achievable. But what if arthritis...

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