Memory & Brain Support

Keeping our brains healthy and sharp is just as important as physical fitness. The NorthStar blog on memory and brain support gives you breaking news on memory, cognitive health, and how to keep your brain sharp as a tack.

  1. ‘Failed’ Alzheimer’s med RESURRECTED… and could get approved anyway

    A new beta-amyloid-busting drug for Alzheimer’s?

    That’s what the media says… that’s what the drug industry claims… and that’s what the FDA seems hellbent on approving in a hurry.

    But don’t get your hopes up!

    This drug that’s being hailed as a breakthrough… is already BROKEN!

    I’ll put the pieces back together in a moment and give you the inside track on what could work instead.

    First, let me pull back the curtain and show you what’s REALLY going on behind those oh-so-hopeful headlines.

    Alzheimer’s drug scam has the media hoodwinked

    The drugmakers CLAIM they missed something last year when aducanumab FLUNKED a study.

    Whoops!

    Turns out it ACTUALLY works, they say… and now, this FAILED med is suddenly in the fast lane for FDA approval.

    Here’s the part they’re leaving out of those rosy headlines…

    It didn’t just flunk a study. It flunked SO BADLY… they pulled the plug on the research early.

    Believe me, drug companies don’t simply walk away from studies like that unless something is VERY wrong.

    So, you have to wonder just what in the heck’s going on here.

    We know they had two studies going on at once. One turned out to be positive. The other was negative.

    In the negative one, high doses of the drug led to WORSE symptoms… and FASTER decline!

    But somehow, the numbers didn’t change… but the analysis did.

    Oh, and the company behind it is being real sketchy about the safety end of the business, saying only that it’s “consistent with previous studies.”

    Given that the drug’s been liked to potentially deadly brain inflammation in the limited “previous studies” we know about, that’s not exactly encouraging.

    For one final trick, they’re cooking up a new study… one the FDA could use to APPROVE this drug.

    And it WON’T have a placebo.

    What are these people hiding??? I wouldn’t stick around to find out.

    In fact, you couldn’t PAY ME to try this drug… even if I was in desperate need of it.

    So far, there are two things very clear about Alzheimer’s disease:

    • The beta amyloid plaques targeted by this drug ARE linked to dementia… but clearing them out ISN’T the cure. Plenty of drugs have tried this, and they’ve all failed – including the new one. That fact that it magically “worked” after failing is beyond suspicious.
    • This is a modern disease – caused by something unique to modern society, almost certainly toxins in general (in food, water, etc.) and very likely in many cases linked to medications.

    If I ever had a loved one “diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,” my very first step would be to ELIMINATE all drugs -- at least as much as possible.

    My guess is this move alone would CURE a not-insignificant number of cases, right out of the gate.

    If that doesn’t do the trick, next step is to rule out the mimics – conditions such as chronic Lyme, which can look like dementia so well that even the experts will misdiagnose it.

    And if you’re still stuck, I would take extreme action with your diet, including…

    • CUT OUT all hints of anything processed and anything with chemicals.
    • EAT ONLY organic, non-GMO
    • DETOX your GI tract with a cleanse.
    • TREAT undiagnosed yeast infections.
    • LOAD UP on essential nutrients for brainpower -- including ginkgo biloba, phosphatidyl serine, high-dose intravenous vitamin C, NAC, ALA, etc.

    Don’t just pick one of those. Do ’em all. And don’t even wait to find out what the FDA decides to do with this drug in their meetings this month.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. REVERSE aging in your brain… and RESTORE up to 14 years?

    REVERSE aging in your brain… and RESTORE up to 14 years?

    A sharper… smarter… and YOUNGER… brain?!?!?

    That just doesn’t seem possible, I know, especially if it feels like your mind is aging in fast-forward mode.

    But there’s a way to hit the PAUSE button on that process.

    And something even more incredible could happen, too…

    You could hit the REWIND button!

    There’s an all-natural therapy that can WIPE OUT the toll of time… and DE-AGE YOUR BRAIN.

    And not by a little bit.

    You can get up to 14 YEARS YOUNGER where it matters most!

    Promising new research shows how a powerful blend of natural compounds found in grapes and berries can help REPAIR the damage of age-related decline… and RESTORE your memory and cognition.

    REVERSE cognitive decline with this ‘brain lift’

    Some parts of the body just seem to age faster than others.

    Steve Martin’s hair started turning gray in his 20s. Then we all watched it turn sheet-white over the course of just a handful of films.

    But you know the old saw: It’s the INSIDE that counts!

    And the sad truth is, your brain can age a whole lot faster than Steve’s poor hair.

    One day, you’re cooking along, certain that NOTHING’S gonna to slow you down.

    The next, you’re struggling with the basics… and practically in a panic as you fear the rapid slip into declinedementia… and WORSE.

    But the powerful polyphenols locked inside grapes and berries could help turn it around.

    And they can do it within just SIX months!

    The new study tested 600 mg of a European polyphenol supplement called Memophenol – which includes 258 mg of flavonoids from grape and blueberry extract – against a placebo in 215 older men and women with different degrees of age-related cognitive decline.

    Every group improved compared the folks given the placebo.

    But the BIGGEST change of all happened in seniors who needed help the most: the ones with the highest degree of cognitive decline.

    These folks improved by 14 YEARS in their cognitive age!

    Now, this is just one study, so I wouldn’t put all my eggs in this fruit basket just yet.

    But grape seed extract has a sterling reputation as a flavonoid-rich antioxidant…

    And blueberry is a proven age-fighter.

    So, it would at least make sense the two could join forces and give your brain a BIG lift.

    It certainly won’t hurt you to try it.

    But if it’s all on the line… if your brain is tanking and you’re in the throes of cognitive decline… you need to hurl EVERYTHING you’ve got at it.

    Start with my Top 3:

    1. EAT better by eliminating ALL processed foods
    2. TAKE ginkgo, another powerful natural therapy for enhancing the brain, and
    3. TRY phosphatidylserine, a phospholipid also known as PS, which has shown incredible promise for condition.

    And don’t forget to work with a doctor to find or at least rule out the many possible causes of “false” dementias -- from chronic Lyme to drug side effects.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. Mainstream DISMISSES these 3 PROVEN memory boosters [Under attack!]

    The New York Times is out with a big exposé… and who do you think they’re going up against? They’re not going after crooked politicians… They’re not taking down corrupt business for stealing your hard-earned dough… And they’re not attacking Big Pharma for selling poison pills to desperate American patients. Nope. They’re going after your vitamins! They’re attacking the supplements...
  4. Breakthrough CRACKS the ‘Alzheimer’s code’… and helps SAVE your brain from these ‘killers’

    If you feel your memory getting worse… or find you’re more easily confused than you used to be…  The mainstream has ALREADY failed you.   Most docs are getting it all wrong (even if they mean well) – because Alzheimer’s drugs simply DO NOT WORK.   But I’ve uncovered a MAJOR medical breakthrough – one that can help REVERSE memory issues.  This...
  5. The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Dementia

    For generations, avoiding dementia – or not – was a roll of the dice.

    Essentially, you would get older and hope you kept most of your cognitive abilities in the process.

    But no more. These days, researchers have learned that avoiding dementia is possible, and more importantly, relatively easy. Continue reading

  6. Get These 9 Essential Brain Nutrients in Everyday Foods

    nutrients brainNo one thinks about brain nutrients when they’re younger.

    Memories are sharp, decisions are easy, and learning is a snap.

    Then you have your first “senior moment” and you realize that maybe it’s time to start thinking about brain health, specifically, along with overall health in general.

    Those brain nutrients become a little more important.

    Luckily, the brain nutrients you need to stay sharp for years to come are easy to find, and come wrapped in delicious packages! Continue reading

  7. 12 Quick and Fun Exercises to Improve Brain Function

    brain function improvePhysical function is important. Absolutely!

    It’s what keeps you mobile, independent, and active.

    But it’s not all there is.

    Brain function is just as important as physical function and health.

    Yet so many people just focus on the one and hope for the best when it comes to their brains, minds, and memories.

    Don’t roll the dice and hope for the best. Improve brain function and stay in shape mentally, as well as physically! It’s easier than you think…

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  8. The Ultimate Brain Fog Test: How is Your Brain Really?

    test brain fogWouldn’t it be nice if there was a brain fog test that could analyze just how healthy your brain is?

    You get that some things will start to slip as you get older, but a brain fog test could give you a better idea of whether your senior moments are from living a long, full life – or if they are indicative of a bigger problem.

    We agree with you: it would be nice if there was a brain fog test to let you know how you’re doing.

    So, we developed one.

    We realize that no at-home brain fog test is the answer to everything.

    And we can’t promise that you’ll stay sharp forever, but these are good questions to get you started, and to, hopefully, alleviate any immediate concerns you may have.

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  9. How to Avoid These 9 Dangerous Effects of Stress on the Brain

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    You’re stressed. These days, it’s hard not to be.

    And you know stress is bad for your heart, your mood, your sleep, probably even your relationships.

    Well, here’s one more reason to focus on relaxing – to avoid these dangerous effects of stress on your brain.

    From structural changes to emotional ones, the effects of stress on the brain are as life-changing as any other response to stress, yet people pay less attention to them.

    Well, we’re going to shine a light on the effects of stress on your brain so that you can recognize what’s going on and, more importantly, how to change it! Continue reading

  10. 10 Delicious Foods To Improve Brain Power

    Brain power improveIf you’re looking for ways to improve your brain power, let’s be honest…

    You can only do so many logic or crossword puzzles in a day.

    Luckily, you don’t have to look any further than your kitchen to find the brain boost you’re after!

    Try these delicious foods, along with the occasional puzzle, and improve your brain power and your health! Continue reading

  11. 8 Surprising Health Benefits of Korean Red Ginseng

    Korean red ginseng benefitsSome supplements are very straight forward and easy to understand.

    They’ve been around for years and everyone is comfortable with them.

    Then, there are other ones, the ones that seem a little more mysterious.

    You’ve heard enough to know they’re good for you – but it’s harder to get a grasp of their true benefits.

    Korean red ginseng is definitely one of the more mysterious supplements.

    Well, read on because I’m about to demystify the benefits of Korean red ginseng, so you’ll get your questions answered and know exactly what it’s good for!

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  12. 11 Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger

    ginger root health benefitsThis time of year, it’s almost impossible to walk into any store and not be bombarded with gingerbread.

    From cookies to houses to decorations, gingerbread is everywhere it seems.

    But that might not be a bad thing once you know the health benefits of ginger root!

    Okay, so gingerbread may not be the healthiest choice you can make, but adding ginger to your daily routine can have amazing health benefits.

    Plus, you can take it in tea, capsules, powder, or as a seasoning and reap the rewards.

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  13. Understanding the Link Between Exercise and Memory

    memory and exerciseThe link between exercise and physical health is – if you’ll excuse the pun – a no-brainer.

    But the link between exercise and memory may not be as obvious.

    At least not until you understand the link between the two.

    At which point, once you understand how exercise and memory are intricately linked, you’ll never forget it!

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  14. 9 Shocking Health Benefits of Eating Beets

    Eating beets benefitsYou know the superfoods: Kale…chia seeds…pomegranates…beets?

    I know, that last one may be shocking but there really are incredible health benefits to eating beets!

    So before you pass them by in the grocery produce section, read on. It’s time to start reaping the benefits of eating beets. Continue reading

  15. How to Keep Your Brain Healthy in 9 Easy Steps

    keep your brain healthy how toYou know how to keep your body healthy.

    Do you know how to keep your brain healthy, too?

    Because a healthy body is only half the battle as you age.

    Keeping your brain healthy is just as important!

    The most interesting part of keeping your brain healthy, though, is how much overlap there is between brain health and physical health.

    You’re probably already doing many of the things your brain needs to stay strong and vital for years to come.

    Let’s look closer at these nine easy steps that will keep your brain healthy… Continue reading

  16. Boost Your Brain: How to Improve Your Multitasking Skills

    skills multitaskingHow often do you wish your multitasking skills were sharper?

    When you realize you haven’t finished any of the three projects you’ve been working on all afternoon?

    When you realize that nothing you’ve accomplished has been done to the best of your ability?

    Or maybe when you realize how you got distracted this morning and now it’s time for dinner.

    If any or all of these situations are familiar to you, it may be time to work on your multitasking skills, so not only do you get more done in the day, but you get it done better.

    The key to multitasking well is to understand that you aren’t actually multitasking.

    You’re performing tasks in rapid succession.

    Sure, you may be able to update your calendar while you’re on the phone talking about another project completely, but the truth is something will get lost if you do that for too long.

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  17. How to Prevent Memory Loss: 8 Natural Remedies

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    Memory Loss Prevention If you’re already having the occasional “senior moment” or if you’re looking to prevent them, learning about how to prevent memory loss becomes more important the older you get.

    You know the moments I mean – when you can’t remember where you left your keys…or exactly why you walked into the room…or the name of the street you need to take a left on in order to get to the store.

    Because, while the occasional senior moment might be amusing, you don’t really need them to become an everyday occurrence. Luckily for you, age-related memory decline is not inevitable.

    So the sooner you look into how to prevent memory loss, the more success you’ll have. Continue reading

  18. The Alzheimer’s Diet: Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease With Food?

    Diet for Alzheimer’s You may have heard about the so-called Alzheimer’s Diet – a new diet that claims it helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease. But before you get excited, you want the facts. After all, the Alzheimer’s Association itself called the disease “…the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed.”

    Add to that the fact that approximately 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and it becomes a scary disease. If there really is such a thing as an Alzheimer’s diet, you want to know about it.

    But how reliable are the reports of an Alzheimer’s diet? And if it exists, how complicated or hard to follow is it?

    You’ve got questions – but I’ve got answers.

    This article takes a closer look at the Alzheimer’s diet and how, yes, you may be able to prevent Alzheimer’s with food. Continue reading

  19. The MIND Diet: 10 Foods That Fight Dementia (and 5 to Forget)

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    The MIND Diet: 10 Foods That Fight Dementia (and 5 to Forget)

    Eating a healthy diet is important for all of us.

    But if you’re concerned about dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, knowing which foods fight against these is even more important.

    Luckily, you’re not the only who feels that way.

    Researchers at Rush University Medical Center developed the MIND diet. Now you can know for certain what foods fight dementia – and which ones it’s okay to forget. Continue reading

  20. Medications that Cause Memory Loss

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    Memory Loss with AgeMedications that Cause Memory Loss

    Memory loss is a common part of aging.

    We’ve all heard of “senior moments” – and many of us have started having them. The occasional slip is easy to shrug off. Sometimes they’re even amusing, just as long as they stay occasional.

    But when those “senior moments” start becoming a regular way of life, that’s another story.

    Suddenly memory loss with age is no longer easy to shrug off, and it’s certainly not amusing.

    If you are experiencing other signs of dementia along with your current memory loss, that’s when things could become a bit concerning. Continue reading

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