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Nutrition & Supplements

Here you have SharpBrains’ 5 most popular articles on the brain, cognition, nutrition and supplements since 2006. Remember that you can subscribe to our free monthly Newsletter to receive new articles on the topic.

Can food improve brain health?
– By Dr. Pascale Michelon
In other words, may some foods be specifically good for brain function?
For a great in-depth review of the effects of food on the brain you can check out Fernando Gomez-Pinilla’s recent article in Nature Reviews Neuroscience (reference below). Here is an overview of the state off the research.
Several components of diet seem to have a […]
Are there herbal and vitamin supplements that will protect my memory?
– By Caroline Latham
Perhaps. The New England Journal of Medicine published an article debunking DHEA, a steroid precursor to testosterone and estrogen used to fight aging. The conclusion of a two-year study at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and University of Padua in Italy showed it did not improve strength, physical performance, or other measures of health.[…]
Nutritional Supplements and Brain Fitness
– By Caroline Latham
Well, the idea that you can just pop a pill to improve your memory and attention lost some ground today, both regarding DHEA and Ginkgo Biloba. Omega-3 fatty acids seem more promising […]
Brain Evolution and Why it is Meaningful Today to Improve Our Brain Health
– By Dr. Larry McCleary
You may feel overwhelmed by the stream of seemingly contradictory suggestions regarding the best way to maintain mental clarity as you age. Based on an analysis of seminal factors in the development of modern brain anatomy, I believe it is possible to make some very compelling recommendations for […]
Do I really have to eat my vegetables?
– By Caroline Latham
“On measures of mental sharpness, older people who ate more than two servings of vegetables daily appeared about five years younger at the end of the six-year study than those who ate few or no vegetables.”[…]