Essential Fatty Acids for Children with Attention Disorders

Attention deficit disorders are among the most common childhood psychiatric diagnoses. Medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, and Risperidone are often prescribed. While these medications can be helpful for controlling symptoms, they do nothing to address the underlying causes of the condition. Essential fatty acids, such as the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahaexanoic [. . . more]

Canadian Maple Syrup IS Healthier Than Other Sweeteners

Ask any North American to tell you their favourite topping for pancakes or waffles and very likely they’ll say pure Canadian maple syrup. Sought after worldwide for its distinctive and delicious flavour, pure Canadian maple syrup is also good for those not on sugar-reduced diets. Now there is even more good news and good reason [. . . more]

Alcohol vs. Cannabis and Brain Health

We will post articles and the latest research ahead of the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Canada set to begin October 17. Marijuana is already legal for medical use while ongoing research continues exploring the benefits and potential harms of using and/or smoking marijuana. A recent study from the University of Colorado Boulder is hoping [. . . more]

Foods That Promote Healthy Aging

We all want to age healthfully and gracefully and there are certain lifestyle choices, including diet, that can help us reach that goal. Foods that are rich in certain nutrients and vitamins help to keep our bodies healthy on the inside and also promote longevity and youthfulness in our outer appearance. Berries are high in [. . . more]

Curcumin Improves Memory and Mood

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, consuming a certain kind of curcumin daily improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss. Curcumin, the compound in turmeric that gives curry its yellow colour, is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This new study [. . . more]

Aerobic Exercise Can Increase Brain Size

In a new study, researchers from Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney University and the Division of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Manchester in the UK examined the effects of aerobic exercise on the brain. Their study showed that aerobic exercise increased the size of the left region of [. . . more]