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Dr. Dale Bredesen studies how to defend your brain
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Show 1214: How to Defend Your Brain During the Pandemic and Beyond

Dr. Dale Bredesen describes how to boost your immune system to defend your brain from infection, toxins and inadequate nourishment.

Older woman taking her blood pressure
Aging

Will Blood Pressure Medicines Prevent Alzheimer Disease?

In a new meta-analysis, the investigators found that people taking blood pressure medicines are slightly less likely to develop dementia.

elderly woman wrapped in gray blanket due to respiratory infection, dementia genes
Aging

Could Dementia Genes Make You Vulnerable to COVID-19?

Researchers have found that dementia genes are twice as common among hospitalized COVID-19 patients as in the general population.

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Aging

What Should You Eat to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia?

A study from Framingham suggests berries, apples, pears, oranges and tea are among the foods you should eat to reduce your risk for Alzheimer disease.

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Aging

Will Boosting Your Step Count Save Your Life?

A study of American adults shows that people who manage a step count of at least 8,000 a day have a lower chance of dying in the next decade.

Senior couple growing stressed plants in their organic garden
Aging

What Can Help You Stay Sharp as You Age?

Maintaining physical activity and consuming blueberries, turmeric and rosemary may help you stay sharp as you age. Which will you try?

Aging

Can You Lower Your Dementia Risk With a Few Drinks?

If you want to lower your dementia risk with a drink or two, stick to just one or two a week. LIght drinking is linked to less plaque in the brain.

Carol Krucoff, co-author of Relax into Yoga for Seniors, tells how to age gracefully
Aging

Show 1203: How Yoga Can Help You Age Gracefully

The right yoga practice can help you age gracefully and alleviate pain. Find out more and call in your own questions on 3/7/20..

senior woman with her adult daughter
Aging

Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

Should you be tested to see if you are likely to develop dementia? The answer is different for everyone. What will you do with the results?

nurse using sphygmomanometer in home blood pressure measurement to determine if patient needs blood pressure medication to reduce blood pressure
Aging

Can Ginger Reduce Blood Pressure & Soothe Arthritis?

Are you struggling with hypertension? You may be able to use ginger for a double-duty effect: reduce blood pressure and ease arthritis pain in joints.

Senior couple growing stressed plants in their organic garden
Aging

Should You Eat Stressed Plants to Stay Healthy?

Stressed plants grown without fertilizer or pesticides produce their own defensive compounds. Eating them may also benefit our own biology.

a bowl with rice and natto, fermented beans linked to longer life in Japan
Aging

Is Soy the Secret to Longer Life in Japan?

Scientists suggest that fermented soy products such as natto or miso might help explain longer life in Japan.

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Aging

Colorful Fruits and Veggies to Protect Your Brain

Scientists find that older people who consume lots of fruits and veggies rich in flavonol compounds are less prone to Alzheimer dementia.

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Show 1198: How You Can Age Better

A leading aging researcher describes how you can age better. Get out of breath sometimes, eat stressed plants and spend time with friends and pets.

Fresh organic artichokes at a farmers market
Aging

What Is the Best Diet?

The best diet, according to researchers, is rich in produce, whole grains and unsaturated fats. Levels of fat and carbohydrate don't matter much.

Prescription for Low Testosterone
Aging

New Guidelines for Treating Low Testosterone

Men with low testosterone due to aging may have better sexual function if their doctors prescribe testosterone replacement therapy.

Dr. William Li
Podcasts

Show 1161: What Is the Evidence for Food as Medicine? (Archive)

In examining how our diets can alter angiogenesis, Dr. Li has turned up plenty of evidence for using food as medicine to beat cancer.

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Show 1182: How You Can Use Exercise as Medicine

Doctors who use exercise as medicine offer personalized prescriptions for activity. This can be as powerful as medications for promoting health.

senior man exercising on stationary bike in health club
Aging

Do Older People Improve Their Memories with Exercise?

Some older volunteers were able to improve their memories with a single exercise session. To make the benefits last, they needed to keep exercising.

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Aging

Do Blueberries Help Older People with Memory?

Numerous studies show that anthocyanins in blueberries help lower systolic blood pressure and improve cognitive performance of impaired individuals.