Even when we are resting, the mind is tremendously active. While we sleep, the brain processes memories, quietly operates a vast network of bodily systems, and repairs damage. During all of this activity, the mind still wanders. But where, exactly, does it go? In a fascinating newbrain study, scientists get a little closer to answering that puzzling question.
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. It develops slowly over years, and leads to symptoms including tremors, balance issues, and rigid limbs. In a new study published in the journal Neurology, researchers found that high intake of dietary antioxidants like vitamins C and E is associated with a lower risk of Parkinson disease.
World renowned neuroscientistProfessor Andrew Scholeyhas joinedKiwi brain food technology company Ārepa to lead their 2021 research programme. Scholey is known for heading up international research on the effects of food and plants on brain health and will support Ārepa’s goal to create the world’s smartest drink out of New Zealand.
To enjoy our lives in 2021, we need to snap out of destructive habits and get our energy levels back. In some cases, that may initially mean forcing yourself to do the things that will gradually make you feel better. If you are experiencing more severe symptoms, however, you may want to speak to a professional about therapy or medication.
Beyond pleasure we often think about our food as a fuel for our bodies for energy, gut health, muscle building, weight loss, but often our brains are overlooked. Brainfood is a new emerging category of functional food that serves the purpose of enhancing cognitive health and performance.
We’re all so taken by the imperfections of our skin, the wrinkles that slowly dig our forehead and the corners of our mouth. We waste precious time worrying about jeans sizes and grey hair, and we forget something crucial: the outside isn’t the only thing that grows old. The inside does too.